Against Common Sense
Author: Kevin K. Kumashiro
The phrase "teaching for social justice" is often used, but not always explained. What does it look like to teach for social justice? What are the implications for anti-oppressive teaching across different areas of the curriculum? Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects, leading author and educator Kevin Kumashiro examines various aspects of anti-oppressive teaching and learning in six different subject areas. Celebrating 10 years as a go-to resource for K-12 teachers and teacher educators, this third edition of the bestselling Against Common Sense features: • A new introduction that addresses the increased challenges of anti-oppressive teaching in an era of teacher evaluations, standardization and ever-increasing accountability. • End of chapter teacher responses that provide subject-specific examples of what anti-oppressive teaching really looks like in the classroom. • End of chapter questions for reflection that will enhance comprehension and help readers translate abstract ideas into classroom practice. • Additional readings and resources to inspire students to further their social justice education. Compelling and accessible, Against Common Sense continues to offer readers the tools they need to begin teaching against their common sense assumptions and toward social justice.
Room on the Broom
Author: Julia Donaldson
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind.The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before... SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast!A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, The Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans! Also available in board book format and with striking redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, The Snail and the Whale, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.
The guiding theme of psychotherapist Karlfried Dürckheim's work is that one can become ?transparent to transcendence.” An early Western authority on Zen, he was one of the first to bring its methods to Europe. Incorporating Zen and depth psychology into his practice, Dürckheim was also one of the earliest transpersonal psychologists. His spiritual practice of combining Jung, Meister Eckhart, and Zazen proved to lead to moments of higher consciousness, which he described as ?privileged moments.” In The Way of Transformation, one of his most concise and profound works, Dürckheim shows that once readers scrape away personal barriers and free the divine spark within, these radiant, life-altering occasions can occur at any time. His meditative approach to daily activities turns simple tasks such as making tea, posting a letter, or washing dishes into moments of new awareness: everyday life as a spiritual practice.
Mutualities in Dialogue
Author: Ivana Markova, Carl F. Graumann, Klaus Foppa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Psychologists and linguists examine the role of mutualities (e.g. of culture) in effective communication.
Social workers deal with complex human situations every day. Invariably they do this with only partial knowledge of key factors, in situations that are dynamic and fast moving and often confronted by complex ethical and professional dilemmas. They need an up-to-date textbook that looks in detail at the evidence of who harms children, why people kill children and what good social work can achieve both at a micro and macro level. Featuring illustrations from practice as well as case studies and practical activities to aid learning, this book provides a holistic view of decision making as a core aspect of effective social work practice with at risk children and their families.
Author: Fritz Riemann
Publisher: Barbara Budrich Esser
"Fritz Riemann succeeds in convincingly presenting his thesis that anxiety is human. He gently, carefully leads the reader to recognize his/her own anxieties and one-sidedness. The confrontation with personal problems which can be raised onto the level of consciousness helps the reader to understand himself and his fellow human beings better." "This book is a source of encouragement and instruction in the art of perceiving and accepting one's own anxieties, and if possible modifying them in a productive way."--BOOK JACKET.
Therapeutic approaches for the treatment of families with members who suffer with significant emotional and behavioral disturbances have been developing rapidly. This volume makes available to both individual and family therapists the most effective clinical techniques for helping families with members exhibiting such problems as schizophrenia, acting out, depression, hysteria, phobia, personality disorder, childish behavior, learning disorder, drug abuse, psychosomatic illness, sexual dysfunction, physical disability, disease, and terminal illness; and for helping the divorcing, divorced, or remarried family. Each contributor considers the relevant knowledge concerning pathogenic mechanisms and pathological characteristics of one or more family types and describes the different family therapy approaches used to treat them.
Bijou, Die Findelkatze
Author: Ria Gersmeier, Carina Welly, Katja Kiefer, Pauline Elsenheimer
Publisher: Georg Olms
When Malte and Anna-Lena Braun discover a tortoiseshell kitten in their garden, they do not know where she comes from, but they quickly realize that she belongs with them.
Author: Jean-Daniel Macchi
The Book of Esther is one of the five Megillot. It tells the story of a Jewish girl in Persia, who becomes queen and saves her people from a genocide. The story of Esther forms the core of the Jewish festival of Purim. The commentary presents a literary analysis of the text, taking into account the inclusion and arrangement of different pericopes, and an analysis of the narration. Likewise, it will discuss the style, the syntax, and the vocabulary. The examination of the intellectual context of the book, biblical and extrabiblical textual traditions on which the book is based and with which it is in intertextual dialogue, leads to a discussion of the redactional process and the historical and social contexts in which the authors and redactors worked.