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  • GenderChange in Academiaby Birgit Riegraf

    Springer Fachmedien 2010; US$ 89.99

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  • Oxford Student Pranksby Richard O Smith

    The History Press 2010; US$ 11.65

    Oxford University is famed for the intelligence and innovation of its students. However, not all the undergraduates have devoted their talents to academia; instead they spent their time devising ingenious and hilarious pranks to play on their unsuspecting dons. This entertaining volume recalls some of the greatest stunts and practical jokes in the... more...

  • Literacy as a Moral Imperativeby Rebecca Powell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 23.99

    In this important book on literacy and teaching practices, education scholar and former schoolteacher Rebecca Powell argues that the decisions we make about literacy in a pluralistic society are fundamentally moral ones, either supporting inequitable power relationships, or seeking to transform them. more...

  • Arbeitsorientierte Grundbildungby Beatrice Preising; Kathleen Rothe

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2011; US$ 20.77

    Der Leitfaden geht auf die Ursachen und Auswirkungen von funktionalem Analphabetismus ein. Er beschreibt die Lebenssituation der Betroffenen und wird durch Fallbeispiele und Zitate ergänzt. Fachkräfte, die mit der Implementierung entsprechender Angebote vor Ort betraut sind, erhalten eine praxisnahe Hilfestellung zur Umsetzung eines arbeitsorientierten... more...

  • Emotionale Bedingungen des Fernstudiumsby Sabrina Matuschke

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 57.88

    Hauptbeschreibung Negative Emotionen, wie zum Beispiel Angst, können den Lernprozess hemmen. Schlechte Ergebnisse sind die Folge. Positive Emotionen, wie Freude am Lernen, bringen dagegen i. d. R. positivere Ergebnisse mit sich. Diese Tatsache ist in der Praxis des Unterrichts und Lernens seit langem bekannt. Aber spielen im Fernstudium die gleichen... more...

  • Talking About Literacyby Jane Mace; Jane Mace Nfa

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    Talking about Literacy re-examines dominant notions of what litreracy is, and challenges the problem-solution reflex to the issue (the problem is illiteracy: the solution is more literacy). Literacy has enormous emotional and political associations, and the job of literacy educator often concerns changing attitudes and challenging prejudices - whether... more...

  • City Literaciesby Eve Gregory; Ann Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    City Literacies explores the lives and literacies of different generations of people living in two contrasting areas of London at the end of the 20th century: Spitalfields and the City. This contrast outwardly symbolizes the huge difference between poverty and wealth existing in Britain at this time. The book presents a study of living, learning... more...

  • Literacy in American Livesby Deborah Brandt

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00

    This book addresses critical questions facing public education at the twenty-first century. more...

  • Adult Literacy as Social Practiceby Uta Papen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 60.95

    With a radically new perspective on reading, writing and mathematics for adults, this refreshing and challenging book shows how teachers and curriculum developers have much to gain from understanding the role of literacy in learners' lives, bringing in their families, social networks and jobs. Looking at the practicalities of how teachers and students... more...

  • Language, Literacy, and Power in Schoolingby Teresa L. McCarty

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 55.95

    Language, Literacy, and Power in Schooling brings critical ethnographic perspectives to bear on language, literacy, and power in culturally and linguistically diverse contexts, showing how literacy and schooling are negotiated by children and adults and how schooling becomes a key site of struggle over whose knowledge, discourses, and literacy practices... more...