LIVING ON THE HORNS OF DILEMMAS

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Living On The Horns Of Dilemmas

Author : Peter Litchka
ISBN : 1475800169
Genre : Education
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This book is based on the professional experiences and research of Drs. Litchka, Polka, and Calzi who possess a combined total professional experience of over 100 years as educators in the United States.Living on the Horns of Dilemmas discusses the various pitfalls that school leaders face in making important decisions.
Category: Education

Horns Of A Dilemma

Author : Ganesh Krishnamurthy
ISBN : 9781482843712
Genre : Fiction
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Ganesh started questioning the reality of life and the world very early in life. He went through what many people do--get a good education (IIT, Delhi, Topper, Iran Centre for Management Studies, Tehran, an affiliate of the Harvard University Business School, MBA, with Distinction), tasted material success, went through a phase of being known and recognised, travelled the world and observed people, customs and human interrelationships. However, fundamental questions about life and its reality kept surfacing repeatedly. For what ultimate purpose does one take any action? Sensing that all the trappings of success in the world did not satisfy what he was (and every human being seemed to be) striving for, he started making serious enquiries. Using the excellent training he had received from formal education as well as what he learnt from his observations of life, he tried to find the answers. He asked many famous and erudite people, read what great thinkers had to say about the subject matter, discussed with others who too were seeking answers; all of which drove to him turn to Indian scriptures, sastra. He followed it up until he reached a traditional guru who could unfold the secrets of the self, using the words of the sastra. He spent three and a half years living with and learning from his guru, Poojya Swami Dayananda Saraswati at a gurukulam (a traditional place of learning where students live with the guru) in Anaikatti in Southern India. Ganesh now lives a life of study and teaching, and helping anyone who approaches him with a problem, or with a commitment to learn.
Category: Fiction

Rijkswaterstaat On The Horns Of A Dilemma

Author : Margaretha Annigje van den Brink
ISBN : 9789059723399
Genre : Regional planning
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"Rijkswaterstaat is well known for its powerful position in the development of transport and hydraulic infrastructure in the Netherlands, for its engineering expertise and for bringing the Dutch worldwide fame by realising major public works, such as the Delta Works. In recent decades, however, Rijkswaterstaat's strong position of power and its working methods have been increasingly challenged in various intense public debates. These debates were about its perceived technocratic management of large infrastructure projects and, more generally, about its contribution to the modernisation of the Dutch government. As a consequence, Rijkswaterstaat found itself on the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, it needed its renowned expert status to fulfil its public responsibilities. On the other hand, it also needed to distance itself from this expert status to be able to meet the increasing social and political imperative of developing into a more responsive and efficient public organisation. By adopting a discursive approach, this book examines the way in which Rijkswaterstaat tried to deal with this dilemma in constructing a new organisational identity, in particular in the early years of the 21st century, and how this is reflected in concrete Room for the River planning practices."--Publisher's description.
Category: Regional planning

The Omnivore S Dilemma

Author : Michael Pollan
ISBN : 9781101147177
Genre : Health & Fitness
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One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year Winner of the James Beard Award Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Health & Fitness

Fantasies Of The New Class

Author : Stephen Schryer
ISBN : 9780231527477
Genre : Literary Criticism
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America's post–World War II prosperity created a boom in higher education, expanding the number of university-educated readers and making a new literary politics possible. Writers began to direct their work toward the growing professional class, and the American public in turn became more open to literary culture. This relationship imbued fiction with a new social and cultural import, allowing authors to envision themselves as unique cultural educators. It also changed the nature of literary representation: writers came to depict social reality as a tissue of ideas produced by knowledge elites. Linking literary and historical trends, Stephen Schryer underscores the exalted fantasies that arose from postwar American writers' new sense of their cultural mission. Hoping to transform capitalism from within, writers and critics tried to cultivate aesthetically attuned professionals who could disrupt the narrow materialism of the bourgeoisie. Reading Don DeLillo, Marge Piercy, Mary McCarthy, Saul Bellow, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ralph Ellison, and Lionel Trilling, among others, Schryer unravels the postwar idea of American literature as a vehicle for instruction, while highlighting both the promise and flaws inherent in this vision.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Dilemma Of Enquiry And Learning

Author : Hugh G. Petrie
ISBN : 9780974015538
Genre : Education
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The dilemma named in Hugh G. Petrie's title was stated by Meno in Plato's dialogue of that name: "A man cannot enquire about that which he knows or about that which he does not know; for if he knows, he has no need to enquire; and if not, he cannot; for he does not know the very subject about which he is to enquire." Petrie argues that Meno's dilemma poses the fundamental epistemological question for education, "How is learning possible?" He examines a variety of familiar approaches to learning, from the open classroom to back-to-basics, and finds that each of these approaches attempts to grasp one horn of the dilemma to the exclusion of the other. The examination of previous attempts to resolve the dilemma of enquiry and learning prepares the way for Petrie's proposed solution. He defines learning as an adaptation of thought and action to the demands of the natural and social world. This process has two major components, assimilation and accommodation, corresponding to the two traditional ways of attacking the dilemma. Assimilation is explained using the insights of [control] systems theory, while results in evolutionary epistemology are brought to bear on the question of accommodation. Petrie shows that only a reflective equilibrium between assimilation and accommodation will allow for a resolution of the Meno dilemma. In the course of his presentation the author challenges a number of educational dogmas, including the beliefs that clear and unambiguous goals can be stated for learning; that theory can be "applied" to practice; that "subjective" tests are inferior to "objective" tests; and that the intelligence of a child makes a difference to educational policy. The book outlines new approaches to commonplace educational phenomena such as testing and to radical phenomena such as conversion experiences. It makes novel practical suggestions for the use of activity, perceptual training, and metaphor in a variety of learning situations.
Category: Education

The Education Of Henry Adams

Author : Henry Adams
ISBN : 9780191611025
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Every generalisation that we settled forty years ago, is abandoned' As a journalist, historian and novelist born into a family that included two past presidents of the United States, Henry Adams was constantly focused on the American experiment. An immediate bestseller awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1919, his The Education of Henry Adams (1918) recounts his own and the country's education from 1838, the year of his birth, to 1905, incorporating the Civil War, capitalist expansion and the growth of the United States as a world power. Exploring America as both a success and a failure, contradiction was the very impetus that compelled Adams to write the Education, in which he was also able to voice his deep scepticism about mankind's power to control the direction of history. Written with immense wit and irony, reassembling the past while glimpsing the future, Adams's vision expresses what Henry James declared the `complex fate' to be an American, and remains one of the most compelling works of American autobiography today. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ecological Ethics And Living Subjectivity In Hegel S Logic

Author : W. Kisner
ISBN : 9781137412119
Genre : Philosophy
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By interweaving Hegelian dialectic and the middle voice, this book develops a holistic account of life, nature, and the ethical orientation of human beings with respect to them without falling into the trap of either subjecting human rights to totality or relegating non-human beings and their habitats to instrumentalism.
Category: Philosophy