Healing The Heart Of Democracy

Author : Parker J. Palmer
ISBN : 9781118970362
Genre : Political Science
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Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us the tools to do it. This timely, courageous and practical work—intensely personal as well as political—is not about them, "those people" in Washington D.C., or in our state capitals, on whom we blame our political problems. It's about us, "We the People," and what we can do in everyday settings like families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations and workplaces to resist divide-and-conquer politics and restore a government "of the people, by the people, for the people." In the same compelling, inspiring prose that has made him a bestselling author, Palmer explores five "habits of the heart" that can help us restore democracy's foundations as we nurture them in ourselves and each other: An understanding that we are all in this together An appreciation of the value of "otherness" An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways A sense of personal voice and agency A capacity to create community Healing the Heart of Democracy is an eloquent and empowering call for "We the People" to reclaim our democracy. The online journal Democracy & Education called it "one of the most important books of the early 21st Century." And Publishers Weekly, in a Starred Review, said "This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that will benefit from discussing it."
Category: Political Science

Inclusive Teaching Presence In The Classroom

Author : Cornell Thomas
ISBN : 9781119036531
Genre : Education
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In this volume, the authors focus on the importance of inclusive teaching and the role faculty can play in helping students achieve, though not necessarily in the same way. To teach with a focus on inclusion means to believe that every person has the ability to learn. It means that most individuals want to learn, to improve their ability to better understand the world in which they live, and to be able to navigate their pathways of life. This volume includes the following topics: • best practices for teaching students with social, economic, gender, or ethnic differences • adjustments to the teaching and learning process to focus on inclusion • strategies for teaching that help learners connect what they know with the information presented • environments that maximize learners’ academic and social growth. The premise of inclusive teaching works to demonstrate that all people can and do learn. Educators and administrators can incorporate the techniques of inclusive learning and help learners retain more information. This is the 140th volume of the quarterly Jossey-Bass higher education series New Directions for Teaching and Learning. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.
Category: Education

Aus Dem W Rterbuch Des Teufels

Author : Ambrose Bierce
ISBN : 9783843802017
Genre : Fiction
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"The Bitter Bierce". Siegeszug der zynischen Vernunft Der amerikanische Schriftsteller Ambrose Bierce (1842-Weihnachten/Neujahr 1913/14) hatte nicht nur eine scharfe Zunge, sondern auch eine spitze Feder. Er war einer der schillerndsten Gestalten im literarischen Amerika des 19. Jahrhunderts - die personifizierte Provokation und ein gehässiger Zyniker, der kein Thema ausließ. Ganz gleich, ob es um allgemeine, kleine oder große Schwächen des Menschengeschlechts ging - seinem Hohn war nichts heilig. Berühmt wurde er mit seinem "Wörterbuch des Teufels", einer Sammlung galliger und pointiert-geistreicher Aphorismen.
Category: Fiction

Leadership Challenge

Author : James M. Kouzes
ISBN : 3527503749
Genre : Executive ability
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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.
Category: Executive ability

The Value Of Hawai I 2

Author : Aiko Yamashiro
ISBN : UCSD:31822038974267
Genre : Business & Economics
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How can more of us protect and create waiwai, value, for coming generations? Continuing the conversation of The Value of Hawaii: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future, this new collection gathers together fresh voices sharing their inspiring work in farming, government, voyaging, water rights, archaeology, gender advocacy, education, business, community health, art, immigration, and more to enhance the present and future value of Hawaii. By exploring connections to ancestors and others across our Pacific world, the contributors to this volume offer passionate and poignant visions. Their autobiographical essays will inspire readers to live consciously and lead ourselves as island people.
Category: Business & Economics

Drahtzieher Der Macht

Author : Gerhard Wisnewski
ISBN : 9783426401408
Genre : Political Science
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Die geheimen Lenker der Weltpolitik Angela Merkel war dabei. Joschka Fischer war dabei, ebenso Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller und Josef Ackermann. Seit 1954 trifft sich jedes Jahr ein diskreter Zirkel der Mächtigen aus Wirtschaft, Politik und Medien: die Bilderberger. Gerhard Wisnewski deckt die Geschichte dieser geheimen Elite auf. Er nennt die Teilnehmer, ihre Ziele und Absichten.
Category: Political Science