Pdf ebook: Educating Rita

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Summary: Educating Rita, about a working-class Liverpool girl\'s hunger for education, is \'simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious; a hi

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  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472515609
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Language: English
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Description: Educating Rita, about a working-class Liverpool girl's hunger for education, is 'simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious; a hilarious social documentary; a fairy-tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.' Sunday Times Educating Rita premiered at the RSC Warehouse, London, in June 1980. Voted Best Comedy of 1980, it was subsequently made into a highly successful film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.


Pdf ebook: Rubyfruit Jungle

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Summary: “The rare work of fiction that has changed real life . . . If you don’t yet know Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to read a

  • Author : Rita Mae Brown
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0804152764
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: “The rare work of fiction that has changed real life . . . If you don’t yet know Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to read and thank them both.”—Gloria Steinem Winner of the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award | Winner of the Lee Lynch Classic Book Award A landmark coming-of-age novel that launched the career of one of this country’s most distinctive voices, Rubyfruit Jungle remains a transformative work more than forty years after its original publication. In bawdy, moving prose, Rita Mae Brown tells the story of Molly Bolt, the adoptive daughter of a dirt-poor Southern couple who boldly forges her own path in America. With her startling beauty and crackling wit, Molly finds that women are drawn to her wherever she goes—and she refuses to apologize for loving them back. This literary milestone continues to resonate with its message about being true to yourself and, against the odds, living happily ever after. Praise for Rubyfruit Jungle “Groundbreaking.”—The New York Times “Powerful . . . a truly incredible book . . . I found myself laughing hysterically, then sobbing uncontrollably just moments later.”—The Boston Globe “You can’t fully know—or enjoy—how much the world has changed without reading this truly wonderful book.”—Andrew Tobias, author of The Best Little Boy in the World “A crass and hilarious slice of growing up ‘different,’ as fun to read today as it was in 1973.”—The Rumpus “Molly Bolt is a genuine descendant—genuine female descendant—of Huckleberry Finn. And Rita Mae Brown is, like Mark Twain, a serious writer who gets her messages across through laughter.”—Donna E. Shalala “A trailblazing literary coup at publication . . . It was the right book at the right time.”—Lee Lynch, author of Beggar of Love


Pdf ebook: Educating Ansley

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Summary: "a hot little romp of fun" Miranda, Joyfully Reviewed Connecticut’s rich and beautiful summer at mansions in the Hamptons not on a ranch in Colorado, but

  • Author : Cat Johnson
  • Publisher: Cat Johnson Red
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  • Genre: Fiction
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  • Language: English
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Description: "a hot little romp of fun" Miranda, Joyfully Reviewed Connecticut’s rich and beautiful summer at mansions in the Hamptons not on a ranch in Colorado, but that’s exactly where society girl Ansley Craig’s been banished by her grandmother just for having a little too much fun at a graduation party. She expects to find cows and boredom at the Kane ranch. What she doesn’t count on are the Kane men. Ansley may have the college degree, but Jeremy and Ryan are two cowboys who can teach her a few things she didn’t learn in school. Romance Tropes and Themes Included: Opposites Attract, Fish out of water, threesome, love triangle, polyamory, cowboys, rich wealthy heroine, western romance, college, coming of age.


Pdf ebook: Autistic Spectrum Disorders

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Summary: Written for practitioners working in the field of autism and related disorders, including Asperger's syndrome, this handbook offers an overview of understa

  • Author : Rita Jordan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136800735
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
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Description: Written for practitioners working in the field of autism and related disorders, including Asperger's syndrome, this handbook offers an overview of understandings of these disorders from a behavioral, biological and psychological perspective. A coherent analysis of the different theoretical viewpoints is provided, especially at the psychological level which has the greatest bearing on practice. This makes the book relevant to those interested in developmental psychology as well as to those who seek a greater understanding of autism.


Pdf ebook: Paradox and Power in Caring Leadership

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Summary: Why does it matter that our leaders care about us? What might we reasonably expect from a caring leader, and what price are we prepared to pay for it? Is c

  • Author : Leah Tomkins
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1788975502
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Why does it matter that our leaders care about us? What might we reasonably expect from a caring leader, and what price are we prepared to pay for it? Is caring leadership something ‘soft’, or can it be linked to strategy and delivery? International scholars from the fields of ancient and modern philosophy, psychology, organization studies and leadership development offer a strikingly original debate on what it means for leaders to care.


Pdf ebook: The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook

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Summary: There's nothing wrong with being shy. But if social anxiety keeps you from forming relationships with others, advancing in your education or your career, o

  • Author : Martin Antony,Richard Swinson
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • ISBN: 1572246820
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: There's nothing wrong with being shy. But if social anxiety keeps you from forming relationships with others, advancing in your education or your career, or carrying on with everyday activities, you may need to confront your fears to live an enjoyable, satisfying life. This new edition of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you do just that. As you complete the activities in this workbook, you'll learn to: Find your strengths and weaknesses with a self-evaluation Explore and examine your fears Create a personalized plan for change Put your plan into action through gentle and gradual exposure to social situations Information about therapy, medications, and other resources is also included. After completing this program, you'll be well-equipped to make connections with the people around you. Soon, you'll be on your way to enjoying all the benefits of being actively involved in the social world. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.


Pdf ebook: Stags And Hens

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Summary: 'Stags and Hens takes place in the Gents and Ladies loos of a tacky Liverpool club, where Dave and Linda have decided, unbeknownst to each other, to hold t

  • Author : Willy Russell
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472518691
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Language: English
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Description: 'Stags and Hens takes place in the Gents and Ladies loos of a tacky Liverpool club, where Dave and Linda have decided, unbeknownst to each other, to hold their stag and hen parties . . . a bleakly funny and perceptive study of working-class misogyny, puritanism and waste' Guardian 'Combines comedy with acrid truth in the style Willy Russell has made unmistakably his own ... and hits off brilliantly the herd instinct driving both sexes onward and bedward' Daily Telegraph 'Firmly in the centre of the playwright's best achievements: lively, coarse, well-organised, truthful and very funny' Financial Times


Pdf ebook: The Power of Habit

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Summary: Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step "loop" all habits form in our brains--cue, routine, reward--we can change them, g

  • Author : Charles Duhigg
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada
  • ISBN: 0385669755
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step "loop" all habits form in our brains--cue, routine, reward--we can change them, giving us the power to take control over our lives. "We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." On the most basic level, a habit is a simple neurological loop: there is a cue (my mouth feels gross), a routine (hello, Crest), and a reward (ahhh, minty fresh). Understanding this loop is the key to exercising regularly or becoming more productive at work or tapping into reserves of creativity. Marketers, too, are learning how to exploit these loops to boost sales; CEOs and coaches are using them to change how employees work and athletes compete. As this book shows, tweaking even one habit, as long as it's the right one, can have staggering effects. In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes readers inside labs where brain scans record habits as they flourish and die; classrooms in which students learn to boost their willpower; and boardrooms where executives dream up products that tug on our deepest habitual urges. Full of compelling narratives that will appeal to fans of Michael Lewis, Jonah Lehrer, and Chip and Dan Heath, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: our most basic actions are not the product of well-considered decision making, but of habits we often do not realize exist. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our lives.


Pdf ebook: Plugged In

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Summary: An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media

  • Author : Patti M. Valkenburg,Jessica Taylor Piotrowski
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300228090
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media—thanks to the sophistication and portability of the technology that puts it literally in the palms of their hands. Drawing on data and empirical research that cross many fields and continents, authors Valkenburg and Piotrowski examine the role of media in the lives of children from birth through adolescence, addressing the complex issues of how media affect the young and what adults can do to encourage responsible use in an age of selfies, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This important study looks at both the sunny and the dark side of media use by today’s youth, including why and how their preferences change throughout childhood, whether digital gaming is harmful or helpful, the effects of placing tablets and smartphones in the hands of toddlers, the susceptibility of young people to online advertising, the legitimacy of parental concerns about media multitasking, and more.


Pdf ebook: The 'Language Instinct' Debate

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Summary: When it was first published in 1997, Geoffrey Sampson's Educating Eve was described as the definitive response to Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct and

  • Author : Geoffrey Sampson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1441107649
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: When it was first published in 1997, Geoffrey Sampson's Educating Eve was described as the definitive response to Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct and Noam Chomsky's nativism. In this revised and expanded new edition, Sampson revisits his original arguments in the light of fresh evidence that has emerged since the original publication. Since Chomsky revolutionized the study of language in the 1960s, it has increasingly come to be accepted that language and other knowledge structures are hard-wired in our genes. According to this view, human beings are born with a rich structure of cognition already in place. But people do not realize how thin the evidence for that idea is. The 'Language Instinct' Debate examines the various arguments for instinctive knowledge, and finds that each one rests on false premisses or embodies logical fallacies. The structures of language are shown to be purely cultural creations. With a new chapter entitled 'How People Really Speak' which uses corpus data to analyse how language is used in spontaneous English conversation, responses to critics, extensive revisions throughout, and a new preface by Paul Postal of New York University, this new edition will be an essential purchase for students, academics, and general readers interested in the debate about the 'language instinct'.


Pdf ebook: Shirley Valentine & One For The Road

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Summary: Shirley Valentine, 42-year-old put-upon mother and housewife, leaves the drudgery of cooking dinner for her husband, packs her bags and heads for the sun.

  • Author : Willy Russell
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408160951
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Language: English
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Description: Shirley Valentine, 42-year-old put-upon mother and housewife, leaves the drudgery of cooking dinner for her husband, packs her bags and heads for the sun. The note on the kitchen table reads "Gone to Greece back in two weeks." "It is a simple and brilliant idea...the profound and perennial point of the comedy is the problem we seem to have contemplating the idea of a woman alone - in a pub, on a beach, in a restaurant. This is what Shirley learns to combat as she unravels her own sexual and social identity. The play is not only funny, it is also moving." (Michael Coveney, Financial Times) One for the Road "starts...with the mid-life hero torn between the security of married life in a dormer bungalow on a northern housing estate and dreams of being a rucksacked super-tramp. Mr Russell writes with knowledgeable venom about a world where Beethoven Underpass leads to Wagner Walkway and where anyone who doesn't join Weight Watchers or the Ramblers Club is regarded as a social deviant." (Francis King, Sunday Telegraph)


Pdf ebook: Factfulness

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Summary: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” –

  • Author : Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • ISBN: 125012381X
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.


Pdf ebook: Influencer Marketing for Brands

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Summary: In the next few years, brands are on track to spend billions of dollars on influencer marketing. This form of marketing—currently utilized with great suc

  • Author : Aron Levin
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 1484255038
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 161
  • Language: English
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Description: In the next few years, brands are on track to spend billions of dollars on influencer marketing. This form of marketing—currently utilized with great success on Instagram and YouTube—is not a short-lived fad, but a tectonic shift for the future of digital advertising. It's the way of the future, and the responsibility is on business leaders to keep up. Modern marketing professionals looking to adopt influencer marketing for their brands face equally modern challenges. Like finding the right talent, tracking and measuring results and quantifying how this new marketing opportunity aligns with the overall strategy. Influencer Marketing for Brands is the field guide for the digital age. After working with hundreds of brands from across the globe, author Aron Levin shares his insider knowledge gained from research, strategy, and hands-on experience from more than 10,000 successful collaborations with influencers on Instagram and YouTube. He provides you with valuable insights that help you eliminate guesswork and avoid common mistakes. More importantly, he shows you how to turn influencer marketing into a scalable and sustainable marketing channel. The digital media landscape grows more complicated by the hour, and influencer marketing is no exception. Influencer Marketing for Brands breaks down the art and science of influencer marketing and helps you synthesize, contextualize and transform this new way of creating and distributing content with powerful formulas, proven strategies, and real-world examples. What You Will Learn Plan effective influencer marketing campaigns using a simple 3-step formula Create top performing YouTube videos that drive website traffic, app installs and sales Understand what to pay for influencer marketing and how much you should invest if you're just starting out Who This Book is For Marketing and agency professionals, influencers and content creators, marketing students, those who are looking for more effective forms of advertising and are generally interested in understanding the new and evolving digital media landscape.


Pdf ebook: Blood Brothers

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Summary: A Liverpudlian West Side Story, Blood Brothers is the story of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. One o

  • Author : Willy Russell
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408176939
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
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Description: A Liverpudlian West Side Story, Blood Brothers is the story of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. One of them is given away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath. Blood Brothers was first performed at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1983 and subsequently transferred to the Lyric Theatre, London. It was revived in the West End in 1988 for a long-running production and opened on Broadway in 1993.


Pdf ebook: Are Prisons Obsolete?

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Summary: With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the ab

  • Author : Angela Y. Davis
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 1609801040
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
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Description: With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly,the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage from custom. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?) convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women). Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable. In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for "decarceration", and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.


Pdf ebook: Educating African American Students

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Summary: Focused on preparing educators to teach African American students, this straightforward and teacher-friendly text features a careful balance of published s

  • Author : Gloria Swindler Boutte
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317485319
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 218
  • Language: English
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Description: Focused on preparing educators to teach African American students, this straightforward and teacher-friendly text features a careful balance of published scholarship, a framework for culturally relevant and critical pedagogy, research-based case studies of model teachers, and tested culturally relevant practical strategies and actionable steps teachers can adopt. Its premise is that teachers who understand Black culture as an asset rather than a liability and utilize teaching techniques that have been shown to work can and do have specific positive impacts on the educational experiences of African American children.


Pdf ebook: The Creative Teaching & Learning Resource Book

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Summary: An exciting mixed product of print and downloadalbe resources, this book presents over 200 tips, tools and practical strategies for more effective teaching

  • Author : Brin Best,Will Thomas
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1441188193
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: An exciting mixed product of print and downloadalbe resources, this book presents over 200 tips, tools and practical strategies for more effective teaching and learning that can be used in your classroom tomorrow. The emphasis is on exciting, inclusive learning experiences which genuinely engage learners and raise motivation. The book is a follow up to the ground-breaking Creative Teaching and Learning Toolkit which sets out the key principles of effective teaching and learning. Using their pioneering Creative Teaching Framework as a scaffold for the book, award-winning authors Brin Best and Will Thomas guide you through strategies that deal with each component of effective teaching. As well as dealing comprehensively with actual teaching techniques you can use, the authors also tackle the key areas of vision, climate and reflection, showing you how a range of practical approaches can also benefit your learners. A special section deals with things you can do on a personal and professional level to improve your teaching skills too. All the strategies included in the book are highly practical and represent tried and tested approaches from successful classrooms. Each is presented concisely, showing how you can embed the learning activities into your day to day lessons. Special emphasis is placed on creative ways of producing successful learning outcomes for students of all abilities. This resource book presents a rich compendium of teaching and learning strategies that can be used by teachers of all subjects. It will help you to become more creative in your teaching and for learners to be more creative in their approaches. It will widen your repertoire of teaching approaches, to the benefit of all your learners. Whether you are a teacher early in your career looking to gain new skills, or an experienced practitioner wishing to expand your toolkit and freshen up your teaching, then the Creative Teaching and Learning Resource Book has something for you.


Pdf ebook: Stakeholder Capitalism

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Summary: Reimagining our global economy so it becomes more sustainable and prosperous for all Our global economic system is broken. But we can replace the current p

  • Author : Klaus Schwab
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119756146
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Reimagining our global economy so it becomes more sustainable and prosperous for all Our global economic system is broken. But we can replace the current picture of global upheaval, unsustainability, and uncertainty with one of an economy that works for all people, and the planet. First, we must eliminate rising income inequality within societies where productivity and wage growth has slowed. Second, we must reduce the dampening effect of monopoly market power wielded by large corporations on innovation and productivity gains. And finally, the short-sighted exploitation of natural resources that is corroding the environment and affecting the lives of many for the worse must end. The debate over the causes of the broken economy—laissez-faire government, poorly managed globalization, the rise of technology in favor of the few, or yet another reason—is wide open. Stakeholder Capitalism: A Global Economy that Works for Progress, People and Planet argues convincingly that if we don't start with recognizing the true shape of our problems, our current system will continue to fail us. To help us see our challenges more clearly, Schwab—the Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum—looks for the real causes of our system's shortcomings, and for solutions in best practices from around the world in places as diverse as China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Singapore. And in doing so, Schwab finds emerging examples of new ways of doing things that provide grounds for hope, including: Individual agency: how countries and policies can make a difference against large external forces A clearly defined social contract: agreement on shared values and goals allows government, business, and individuals to produce the most optimal outcomes Planning for future generations: short-sighted presentism harms our shared future, and that of those yet to be born Better measures of economic success: move beyond a myopic focus on GDP to more complete, human-scaled measures of societal flourishing By accurately describing our real situation, Stakeholder Capitalism is able to pinpoint achievable ways to deal with our problems. Chapter by chapter, Professor Schwab shows us that there are ways for everyone at all levels of society to reshape the broken pieces of the global economy and—country by country, company by company, and citizen by citizen—glue them back together in a way that benefits us all.


Pdf ebook: Educating Science Teachers for Sustainability

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Summary: This volume contains a unique compilation of research and reflections representing multiple vantage points stemming from different parts of the world that

  • Author : Susan K. Stratton,Rita Hagevik,Allan Feldman,Mark Bloom
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319164112
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 478
  • Language: English
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Description: This volume contains a unique compilation of research and reflections representing multiple vantage points stemming from different parts of the world that can help science educators and teacher educators in finding ways to meaningfully and purposefully embed sustainability into teaching and learning. It is a rich resource for exploring and contextualizing sustainability-oriented science education. At this time we find ourselves in a situation in which the earth’s ecological system is under significant strain as a result of human activity. In the developed world people are asking “How can we maintain our current standard of living?” while those in the developing world are asking “How can we increase the quality of our lives?” all while trying to do what is necessary to mitigate the environmental problems. This volume responds to these questions with a focus on educating for sustainability, including historical and philosophical analyses, and pedagogical and practical applications in the context of science teacher preparation. Included are many examples of ways to educate science teachers for sustainability from authors across the globe. This text argues that issues of sustainability are increasingly important to our natural world, built world, national and international economics and of course the political world. The ideas presented in the book provide examples for original, effective and necessary changes for envisioning educating science teachers for sustainability that will inform policy makers.


Pdf ebook: Innovations in Science and Technology Libraries

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Summary: Catch up with the many innovations now affecting sci/tech libraries! The twenty-four chapters in Innovations in Science and Technology Libraries discuss th

  • Author : Rita Pellen,William Miller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317955463
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 470
  • Language: English
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Description: Catch up with the many innovations now affecting sci/tech libraries! The twenty-four chapters in Innovations in Science and Technology Libraries discuss the creation of digital collections, e-repositories, personalized Web environments, and discipline-specific Web sites for students and researchers. The book also explores the use of new technologies to improve document delivery and service provision as well as demonstrations of leadership by science librarians who are willing to take risks, adapt to change, control costs, and collaborate with colleagues. Here is just a fraction of the fascinating cases and important concepts highlighted in Innovations in Science and Technology Libraries: the Drexel University Library’s transition from print to an electronic-only journal collection the benefits of adopting a just-in-time (purchase on demand) rather than a just-in-case acquisitions policy IntelliDoc—how it has raised the standard for document delivery worldwide and increased international recognition of CISTI how California State University, Sacramento, merged its science library into its central reference department—an examination of the two-year merging process the creation of branch libraries focused on electronic information—an engineering library at Kansas State University and an agriculture library at the University of Manitoba the impact of electronic information upon undergraduate science education literacy competencies in the sciences—and their implications for library instruction how the MIT libraries created and developed the Reference Vision system that now guides all of their new reference services the impact of learning communities upon library services recent additions that enhance the usefulness of the IEEE Xplore online delivery system Innovations in Science and Technology Libraries will bring you up-to-date on the latest developments, sharpen your awareness of new concepts and techniques in sci/tech librarianship, and help your library stay abreast of important changes in this ever-evolving field. Make it a part of your professional reference collection today!