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Progressive Education

By John Howlett
  • ISBN Code: : 1441110518
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Education
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How and why we should educate children has always been a central concern for governments around the world, and there have long been those who have opposed orthodoxy, challenged perception and called for a radicalization of youth. Progressive Education draws together Continental Romantics, Utopian dreamers, radical feminists, pioneering psychologists and social agitators to explore the history of the progressive education movement. Beginning with Jean Jacques Rousseau's seminal treatise Emile and closing with the Critical Pedagogy movement, this book draws on the latest scholarship to cover the key thinkers, movements and areas where schooling has been more than just a didactic pupil-teacher relationship. Blending narrative flair with thematic detail, this important work seeks to chart ideas which, whether accepted or not, continue to challenge and shape our understanding of education today.

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  • Pdf File: the-beginner-s-guide-to-dehydrating-food-2nd-edition.pdf

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This essential companion for putting your food dehydrator to work features instructions and techniques for drying all the most popular fruits and vegetables, along with meat and herbs. You’ll learn to dry fruits and vegetables at their peak, giving you an easy and economical way to stock your pantry with apple rings, mango slices, banana chips, dried soup beans, tomatoes, and much more for year-round enjoyment. In addition, drying guidelines for specialty items like meat jerky, fruit leather, dried herb and spice mixtures, backpacking meals, and even baby food round out this friendly handbook. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

Free Schools, Free People

By Ronald J. Miller
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 0791488241
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 711
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The first historical account of the free school movement of the 1960s.

Alternative Education for the 21st Century

By P. Woods
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230618367
  • Total of Pages : 283
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 155
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This is a unique collection of leading examples of education grounded in alternative philosophies and cultures – from initiatives to create more democratic schools, through Quaker, Buddhist, Islamic, Montessori and Steiner/Waldorf schools, to Maori and First Nations education in Canada and Palestinian Jewish schools in Israel.

The Reluctant Empress

By Brigitte Hamann
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571287565
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 362
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Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known to her family as 'Sisi', belongs to a famous love story of European royalty. In 1853 the Emperor Franz Josef, the most eligible bachelor in Europe, fell in love with her at first sight when she was 15. They were married the next year. On the surface, it was a fairy-tale marriage, all the more poignant, with hindsight, because her tragic death augured the twilight years of the Habsburg Empire. First published in 1988, Brigitte Hamann's definitive biography tells Elisabeth's story from her birth into Bavarian nobility to her assassination at the hands of an Italian anarchist. In her lifetime she was idolised solely for her grace and beauty; but Hamann shows us a stronger character, bitter at her marriage, seeking independence, and struggling against the powerful influence of her mother-in-law, the Archduchess Sophie.

Emergent Teaching

By Sam Crowell,David Reid-Marr
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  • Publisher : R&L Education
  • Book Code : 1475802560
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 394
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Inspiring teachers to teach with more spontaneity and creativity within a highly constrained educational environment, this text demonstrates through descriptive stories strategies for emergent teaching. The text is consistent with the theoretical understandings and research in the complexity sciences but takes a narrative approach, giving examples through stories, myths, and parables.

Educational Progressivism, Cultural Encounters and Reform in Japan

By Yoko Yamasaki,Hiroyuki Kuno
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317354370
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 956
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Educational Progressivism, Cultural Encounters and Reform in Japan provides a critical analysis of educational initiatives, progressive ideas and developments in curriculum and pedagogy in Japan, from 1900 to the present day. Drawing on evidence of both cultural encounters and internal drivers for progressivism and reform, this book re-evaluates the history of Japanese education to help inform ongoing and future debates about education policy and practice worldwide. With contributions from Japanese scholars specialising in the history and philosophy of education and curriculum studies, chapters consider key collaborative improvements to teacher education, as well as group learning, ‘life education’, the creative arts and writing, and education for girls and women. The book examines Western influences, including John Dewey, Carleton Washburne and A. S. Neill, as well as Japan’s own progressive exports, such as holistic Zenjin education, Children’s Villages and Lesson Study, highlighting cultural encounters and progressive initiatives at both transnational and national levels. The chapters reflect on historical and political background, motivations, influences and the impact of Japanese progressive education. They also stimulate, through argument and critical discussion, a continuing discourse concerning principles, policy, politics and practices of education in an increasingly globalised society. A rigorous and critical study of the history of progressive education in Japan, this book will interest an international readership of academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of progressive education, comparative education, social and cultural history, history of education, Japanese studies, curriculum studies, and the history of childhood.

Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods

By W Dennis Keating,Norman Krumholz
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1452263418
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 396
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Despite long standing efforts going back to the turn of the century when city planning and other reform movements emerged, the poverty and social problems of distressed urban neighborhoods in United States cities persist. This book looks at the progress that has taken place in many of the country's devastated areas. The book highlights examples of achievements made through community organizations and residents.

Understanding and Using Challenging Educational Theories

By Karl Aubrey,Alison Riley
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1529738083
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: understanding-and-using-challenging-educational-theories.pdf

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Introducing 18 key educational thinkers who have offered challenging perspectives on education, this new edition comes with: · 3 new chapters on Ivan Illich, Loris Malaguzzi and Michael Apple · A glossary of key words related to each theorist’s work · A context-setting overview of key themes · Practical examples that shows how theories can be applied in practice The perfect companion to Aubrey & Riley, Understanding and Using Educational Theories 2e (9781526436610)

Theories of Development: Concepts and Applications

By William Crain
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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Book Code : 1317343220
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: theories-of-development.pdf

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The result of extensive scholarship and consultation with leading scholars, this text introduces students to twenty-four theorists and compares and contrasts their theories on how we develop as individuals. Emphasizing the theories that build upon the developmental tradition established by Rousseau, this text also covers theories in the environmental/learning tradition.

What the Signs Say

By Shonna Trinch,Edward Snajdr
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  • Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press
  • Book Code : 0826504310
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 251
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Although we may not think we notice them, storefronts and their signage are meaningful, and the impact they have on people is significant. What the Signs Say argues that the public language of storefronts is a key component to the creation of the place known as Brooklyn, New York. Using a sample of more than two thousand storefronts and over a decade of ethnographic observation and interviews, the study charts two very different types of local Brooklyn retail signage. The unique and consistent features of many words, large lettering, and repetition that make up Old School signage both mark and produce an inclusive and open place. In contrast, the linguistic elements of New School signage, such as brevity and wordplay, signal not only the arrival of gentrification, but also the remaking of Brooklyn as distinctive and exclusive. Shonna Trinch and Edward Snajdr, a sociolinguist and an anthropologist respectively, show how the beliefs and ideas that people take as truths about language and its speakers are deployed in these different sign types. They also present in-depth ethnographic case studies that reveal how gentrification and corporate redevelopment in Brooklyn are intimately connected to public communication, literacy practices, the transformation of motherhood and gender roles, notions of historical preservation, urban planning, and systems of privilege. Far from peripheral or irrelevant, shop signs say loud and clear that language displayed in public always matters.

Olympic Housing

By Penny Bernstock
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317085892
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 612
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One of the distinguishing characteristics of London's bid to host the games was its commitment to legacy where it was argued that ’the legacy would lead to the regeneration of an entire community for the direct benefit of everyone who lives there’. This book adopts a critical approach to the concept of 'legacy' focussing specifically on housing. It argues there will be a range of both intended and unintended legacy outcomes and an urgent need for revised strategies if those original objectives are to be achieved. The concept of legacy is explored in a number of ways, including an overview of housing legacy in other host cities; the experiences and perspectives of those residents decanted to make way for the Olympic Park; a critical review of legacy plans; a detailed analysis of the conversion of the Athletes’ Village into housing; and a case study of the emerging area ’Stratford High Street’, which explores issues of social class change and the limitation of planning policies. Whilst taking housing as its focus, this book adopts a sociological perspective by exploring the likelihood of social class change in order to draw conclusions about 'gentrification', 'social polarisation' and the extent to which 'social inclusion' is reflected in housing legacies.

Freedom and Authority in Alexander S. Neill's and Jean Jacques Rousseau's Philosophy of Education

By Sven Müller
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  • Publisher : Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
  • Book Code : 3828853307
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 520
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Freedom, perhaps second only to language, is considered a defining quality of human beings. Before children can be free and autonomous adults, however, they have to be educated, which often means invoking authority to limit their freedom to prevent harmful actions and to guide them toward pursuits that educators deem beneficial. Two of the authors who questioned the use of di¬rect, adult authority in the interaction with children are J. J. Rousseau (1712-1778) and A. S. Neill (1883-1973). The alternative that Rousseau delineated to conventional education in his 'Emile, or on Education' relies mainly on devising educational situations. Neill, in contrast, founded Summerhill, a school where authority is distributed evenly among the members of the community, including children. In this comparative study, the reader will be introduced to both authors' lives and the development of their systems of thought, including their contradictions and hidden motivations. In their observations and reflections, both Neill and Rousseau wrestle with the assumed contradiction between human nature and civilization, which is the underlying theme of the book. In these pages, the reader will not only find intense philosophical arguments but also become alert to these authors' views about patterns of beneficial interactions with children and, perhaps even more importantly, Neill's life-affirming conception of human nature, which can provide a model for educators who are searching for alternatives to inhumane and self-undermining educational practices.