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Educating Young Giants

Author : N. Pine
ISBN : 9781137037565
Genre : Education
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Carries readers into Chinese and American elementary and high school classrooms, and highlights the big differences between schooling in China and the United States. Nancy Pine reveals how these two countries need to extract themselves from outmoded practice and learn from each other's strengths.
Category: Education

Learner S Privilege And Responsibility

Author : Wen Ma
ISBN : 9781623965914
Genre : Education
File Size : 89.50 MB
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This book is about the learner side of the teaching and learning equilibrium, centering on the educational experiences and perspectives of Chinese students in the United States. These students ranged from kindergarteners, adolescents, undergraduate, graduate, to adult learners, across the educational spectrum. Because Chinese students are the largest cohort among all international students in the U.S., and their prior educational experiences and perspectives in China are so different from those in the U.S., exploring who they are, what their learning experiences have been, and how their learning needs can be better met, may not only allow U.S. educators to teach them more effectively, but also help the educational community in both countries better learn about and from each other. The chapters in the book examine the constructs of learner privilege and responsibility in the teaching and learning equation, cultural and linguistic challenges and transitional adjustments, selfconcept, learning strategies, comparison and contrast of differences and similarities between Chinese and American students, and/or critical reflections on significant issues confronting Chinese learners. While each chapter is situated in its own research literature and connects with its own teaching and learning practices, all of them are united around the overarching themes of the book: the experiences and perspectives of diverse learners from Chinese backgrounds in the United States. The chapters also flesh out some of the larger theoretical/pedagogical issues between education in China and in the United States, provide useful lenses for rethinking about and better understanding their differences and similarities, as well as offer pertinent suggestions about how the educational community in both countries may benefit from learning about and from each other.
Category: Education

Arguments And Arguing

Author : Thomas A. Hollihan
ISBN : 9781478632016
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The latest edition of Arguments and Arguing contains the same balance of theory and practice, breadth of coverage, current and relevant examples, and accessible writing style that made previous editions so popular in hundreds of classrooms. The authors draw from classic and recent argumentation theory and research, contextualized with well-chosen examples, to showcase a narrative style of argumentation and the values and attitudes of audiences. Readers learn how to employ both formal and informal argumentative strategies in an array of communication forums—from interpersonal interactions to academic debate to politics to business. A newly added chapter on visual argumentation and a striking color photo insert demonstrate the value and power of visual elements in the construction of arguments. The ability to argue is necessary if people are to solve problems, resolve conflicts, and evaluate alternative courses of action. While many are taught that arguing is counterproductive and arguments should be avoided, Hollihan and Baaske illustrate that arguing is an essential and fundamental human activity. Learning the art of effective argumentation entails a grasp of not only the strategies and principles of analysis and logical reasoning but also the importance of arguing in a positive and socially constructive fashion.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia Of Educational Theory And Philosophy

Author : D. C. Phillips
ISBN : 9781452230894
Genre : Education
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Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.
Category: Education

Petroleum Oil International Gas Pipelines

Author : Thomas Chi
ISBN : 9781468103496
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The Roman Empire built by Roman Emperor Constantine changed the landscape of the globe. Known by the Latin phrase Nova Roma, Constantiople founded the Byzantine philosophy that "All roads lead to Rome." Trade routes from China, spice and silk roads traveled by Asian caravans, a resting place for Mary, Paul, and John, as well as a marriage chapel for Caesar and Cleopatra; All roads lead to Istanbul; Europe, Africa, Russia, all the trade roads by air, land and sea gather at the financial center of the planet. The Fall of Rome in 1453 led to the bridge of the what is now the Middle East, the retired Ottoman Empire overthrown by Ataturk, Father of the Turks, during the Turkish War of Independence established at the Sivas Congress. I have been traveling to Turkish cities around Anatolia by bus, airplane, ferry, and car for financial business since 1992 when I first traveled through war torn Yugoslavia as Red Cross vehicles exploded outside my window for three days by bus from Prague, Czechoslovakia to Istanbul, Turkey. The day I returned to Prague, protests took place downtown as Czechoslovakia had been split into two new countries, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. 2012 Byzantium is reborn as planetary superpower with room to negotiate diplomatic deals over the production of petroleum as oil is traded throughout the planet. Turkey holds claim to the wealthiest cities in the region with diplomats controlling the flow of oil, petroleum production and pipelines to feed other countries fuel for manufacturing, industry and the distribution of liquid gold. Byzantium reborn in Istanbul adds to Ankara's influence as Turkey once again becomes the bridge where all roads gather to join the Mediterranean countries to nations along the Black Sea. The Golden Horn of the Bosphorus is now joined by air travel, ports for jet planes as well as military bases to protect the region.

Christian Letters

Author : Benny Tucker
ISBN : 9781304154521
Genre : Religion
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Follow through the beginning with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. How God planned from the beginning the coming of Jesus to redeem the world of their sin. Looking deeper into some areas of science and scripture that are not normally taught by most Churches today. Living testimonies of how God continues to bless and protect those that believe and love Him.
Category: Religion

World Class Learners

Author : Yong Zhao
ISBN : 9781452203980
Genre : Education
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Prepare your students for the globalized world! To succeed in the global economy, students need to function as entrepreneurs: resourceful, flexible and creative. Researcher and Professor Yong Zhao unlocks the secrets to cultivating independent thinkers who are willing and able to create jobs and contribute positively to the globalized society. This book shows how teachers, administrators and even parents can: Understand the entrepreneurial spirit and harness it Foster student autonomy and leadership Champion inventive learners with necessary resources Develop global partners and resources
Category: Education

The New American Story

Author : Bill Bradley
ISBN : 9781588366269
Genre : Political Science
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“Politics is stuck,” writes Bill Bradley, in this insightful, informative, and provocative book about America at a crossroads, but “idealism isn’t dead. It can be reawakened.” What will it take to make America a better, stronger, truer country? asks the bestselling author, former Knicks star, and onetime presidential candidate. Bill Bradley believes that America is at a teachable moment when we are compelled to reevaluate our political system, our leadership, our agenda as a nation, and ourselves as citizens. With clarity and urgency, Bradley shows why the story we are being told now about who we are as a people is not true. He then offers a new story about our nation, based on America’s rich heritage and his belief in the character of the American people. Bradley explores what changes need to be made in our parties, in our politics, and in citizen activism to ensure America’s future. He asserts that the American people are ready for the truth and suggests that the party that chooses to embrace this new story will be in power for a generation. Writing from his own experience in politics and drawing on his knowledge of history, Bradley shows how the Republican Party has built a solid pyramid structure since the 1970s, at the base of which are money, ideas, and media, whereas the Democratic Party’s structure is an inverted pyramid, with too much emphasis put on the need for a charismatic leader to hold the pyramid up. Each party, for different reasons, fails to deal with the real issues that now confront America. This informed and inspiring call to action is addressed not only to the parties and elected leaders, but to citizens as well. Bradley proposes things every American can do to shape our nation’s future. He points out that if eighty percent of the electorate voted, instead of fifty percent, it would be the most important change in American politics since women got the vote. Now more than ever, he says, we need to embrace an “ethic of connectedness,” a combination of collective action and individual responsibility, to solve our nation’s most pressing problems, and he argues that the fate of all countries is bound together as never before. Writing today with the freedom of a private citizen, Bradley provides this transformative and eye-opening book about the danger and the promise of America’s choice at this crucial moment in the nation’s history. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Political Science

Kosher Chinese

Author : Michael Levy
ISBN : 1429972831
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An irreverent tale of an American Jew serving in the Peace Corps in rural China, which reveals the absurdities, joys, and pathos of a traditional society in flux In September of 2005, the Peace Corps sent Michael Levy to teach English in the heart of China's heartland. His hosts in the city of Guiyang found additional uses for him: resident expert on Judaism, romantic adviser, and provincial basketball star, to name a few. His account of overcoming vast cultural differences to befriend his students and fellow teachers is by turns poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. While reveling in the peculiarities of life in China's interior, the author also discovered that the "other billion" (people living far from the coastal cities covered by the American media) have a complex relationship with both their own traditions and the rapid changes of modernization. Lagging behind in China's economic boom, they experience the darker side of "capitalism with Chinese characteristics," daily facing the schizophrenia of conflicting ideologies. Kosher Chinese is an illuminating account of the lives of the residents of Guiyang, particularly the young people who will soon control the fate of the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography