Die Institution Kindertageseinrichtung hat in den vergangenen Jahren einen grundlegenden Wandel erfahren. Einrichtungen, die früher ausschließlich den Fokus auf das Kind richteten, müssen heute komplementäre Leistungen erbringen. Sie wandeln sich zu Zentren der frühkindlichen Bildung und Erziehung, die zugängig für alle Familien im Stadtteil sein sollen. In diesem Band wird im Rahmen einer Grounded-Theory-Studie der sozialpädagogische Terminus Sozialraum(-orientierung) im Handlungsfeld der Pädagogik der frühen Kindheit untersucht. Ausgehend vom Phänomen 'Kitas sind (keine) Inseln', welches die Innenperspektive die 'Kita als Sozialraum' und die Außenperspektive die 'Kita im Sozialraum' impliziert, wird eine Theorie der Sozialraumorientierung in der Frühpädagogik aufgestellt. Die Studie gibt Antwort auf die Frage nach den sozialräumlichen Deutungsmustern und Handlungsstrategien von frühpädagogischen Fachkräften unter Berücksichtigung der differenten Institutionsformen. Lisa Jares (Jahrgang 1987) studierte Diplom-Sozialpädagogik und absolvierte einen Master in Pädagogik und Management in der Sozialen Arbeit. Sie ist Pädagogische Fachberaterin für Tageseinrichtungen für Kinder und Lehrbeauftragte an verschiedenen Hochschulen in kindheitspädagogischen Studiengängen. Ihre inhaltlichen Schwerpunkte liegen im Fachgebiet der Pädagogik der Kindheit und Familienbildung.
Artisans of Democracy
Author: Jona Michael Rosenfeld, Bruno Tardieu
Publisher: University Press of America
Is extreme poverty inevitable in our affluent societies? The twelve case studies in Artisans of Democracy show how very poor people, ordinary citizens, and institutions (schools, the government, the news media, the courts, churches, universities, public utilities, unions, and small businesses) succeeded in creating alliances. They became partners in order to overcome social exclusion and radically change the inhuman conditions in which very poor people lived, as well as the practice and policies that lead to these conditions. The book then discusses implications for research, democratic theory and public policies and draws lessons for action that would enlighten any academician, professional, activist, practitioner, or citizen concerned by the persistence of extreme poverty. Tardieu and Rosenfeld present new ways to think and act toward overcoming poverty at the private or public local, national, or international levels.
The Compassionate Brain
Author: Gerald Hüther
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
A renowned neuroscientist reveals the connection between compassion and brain capacity and opens an accessible and entertaining window into the cutting edge of brain science.
This book gives an introduction of the new funding model crowdfunding," which describes the fund-raising through numerous individuals via online intermediaries. During the financial crisis, traditional financing channels tighten up on their investments, Funding for innovative business projects, for small and medium sized enterprises become more difficult, crowdfunding becomes a feasible solution. Ordinarily crowdfunding is used in the initial funding or early-stage financing, both involve in high risks. Crowdfunding industry is still in its infancy, appropriate stakeholders' protection mechanism not only benefits entrepreneurs and investors, but also has great significance for the industry itself. The content is structured with into 2 main parts, the first part gives a concise overview about the Internet-based financial industry and introduced the basic concept, characteristics of crowdfunding and an overview of the current regulatory state from three dynamic markets: US, Europe and China, to introduce industrial environment from macro-economic perspective. The following part leads into risk management theory and introduces specific risks in crowdfunding, it tries to answer the research question How could crowdfunding platforms reduce risks for its participants? " with selected cases and interviews with industrial insiders."
This book summarizes the key findings of a five-year interdisciplinary research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF). It serves as a typical case study for a rapidly growing and developing urban center – Da Nang City, which is surrounded by remote areas characterized by increasing migration and limited development. A number of German and Vietnamese universities and international institutions participated in the project, contributing their particular expertise to assess the data-scarce region under study, two provinces in central Vietnam with a combined area of ca. 12,000 km2.
This collection includes original studies from scholars from thirteen nations, who explore the epistemic features figured in John Dewey's writings in his discourses on public schooling. Pragmatism was one of the weapons used in the struggles about the development of the child who becomes the future citizen. The significance of Dewey in the book is not about Dewey as the messenger of pragmatism, but in locating different cultural, political and educational terrains in which debates about modernity, the modern self and the making of the citizen occurred.
Author: David Bohm
David Bohm is considered one of the best physicists of all time. He also had a deep interest in human communication and creativity. Influential in both management and communication theory in what is known 'Bohm Dialogue', On Dialogue is both inspiring and pioneering. Bohm considers the origin and very meaning of dialogue, reflecting on what gets in the way of "true dialogue". He argues that dialogue, as a radical form of exploration that allows different views to be presented, leads us beyond the impasse of conflict and argument to the forming of new views. With a new foreword by Dean Rickles.
A Good Enough Parent
Author: Bruno Bettelheim
Suggests how parents can develop their own insights into child rearing, how to comprehend the children's behavior, and how to cope with situations in ways most beneficial to the child's well-being
This volume represents 27 peer-reviewed papers presented at the ICOP 2013 symposium which will help conservators and curators recognise problems and interpret visual changes on paintings, which in turn give a more solid basis for decisions on the treatment of these paintings. The subject matter ranges from developments of paint technology, working methods of individual artists, through characterisation of paints and paint surfaces, paint degradation vs. long time stability, to observations of issues in collections, cleaning and other treatment issues as well as new conservation approaches.
The worldwide financial crisis has sent shock-waves of accelerated economic restructuring, regulatory reorganization and sociopolitical conflict through cities around the world. It has also given new impetus to the struggles of urban social movements emphasizing the injustice, destructiveness and unsustainability of capitalist forms of urbanization. This book contributes analyses intended to be useful for efforts to roll back contemporary profit-based forms of urbanization, and to promote alternative, radically democratic and sustainable forms of urbanism. The contributors provide cutting-edge analyses of contemporary urban restructuring, including the issues of neoliberalization, gentrification, colonization, "creative" cities, architecture and political power, sub-prime mortgage foreclosures and the ongoing struggles of "right to the city" movements. At the same time, the book explores the diverse interpretive frameworks – critical and otherwise – that are currently being used in academic discourse, in political struggles, and in everyday life to decipher contemporary urban transformations and contestations. The slogan, "cities for people, not for profit," sets into stark relief what the contributors view as a central political question involved in efforts, at once theoretical and practical, to address the global urban crises of our time. Drawing upon European and North American scholarship in sociology, politics, geography, urban planning and urban design, the book provides useful insights and perspectives for citizens, activists and intellectuals interested in exploring alternatives to contemporary forms of capitalist urbanization.
The author uses a theoretical account rooted in TEFL, language acquisition and educational psychology to provide the basis for the development of a comprehensive model of language learning in CLIL. It incorporates prior knowledge, EFL self-concept, interest in EFL classes, verbal cognitive abilities and contact to English. This model is used to estimate the effects of CLIL in the context of high-intensity programmes at German Gymnasien. The statistical evaluation of the quasi-experimental data from 1,000 learners proves the existence of large initial differences due to selection, preparation and class composition effects. After two years, one finds no significant effects of CLIL apart from a minor increase in self-concept, suggesting that the actual effects of CLIL have often been overestimated.