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  • Ten Days that Changed the Nationby Stephen Pollard

    Simon & Schuster UK 2009; US$ 16.99

    Sometimes it is not big events or great men or women that change history. Often, an apparently trivial occasion or insignificant decision changes everything. Stephen Pollard's alternative history of the past sixty years examines ten such crucial days in our history. None of them are obviously historic. But each of them changed the country - some... more...

  • Contingent Valuationby Richard Carson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This major reference work - the first of its kind - provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the large and growing literature on contingent valuation. It includes annotated entries on over 7,500 contingent valuation papers and studies from over 130 countries covering both the published and grey literatures. This book provides an interpretive... more...

  • Human Insecurity in East Asiaby Michio Umegaki; Lynn Theismeir; Atsushi Watabe

    United Nations University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Threats to human security do not necessarily take cataclysmic forms such as war or natural disaster. Nor does human insecurity exist solely within a suspended living environment like refugee camps. Often threats to human security are as subtle as a slow-rising tide, whose calamitous nature remains unknown till it breaks as a monstrous flood. The essays... more...

  • The Arab Uprisingsby Jeremy Bowen

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; US$ 13.99

    Jeremy Bowen has been the BBC's Middle East correspondent for twelve years and has been on the ground for them as the recent revolutions have swept through the region. Realising this as a game-changing moment in the history of the Middle East, The Arab Uprisingscaptures the thoughts and feelings of the people involved as the events unfolded, putting... more...

  • Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocitiesby Zachary Daniel Kaufman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities provides crucial insight into social entrepreneurship from visionaries in the field as well as other experienced practitioners and renowned theorists. While this book focuses on social entrepreneurship as it relates to genocide and other atrocities, the experiences and lessons learned also apply to additional... more...

  • Pædagogiske læreplanerby Bente Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2008; US$ 6.44

    Informationshåndbogen er udgivet af Ministeriet for familie- og forbrugeranliggender og Styrelsen for Social Service. Det er en vejledning til alle, der er involveret i arbejdet med læreplaner i dagtilbud om, hvad dette arbejde indebærer: Den henvender sig således til det pædagogiske personale, forældre, pædagogiske konsulenter, kommunale bestyrelsesmedlemmer... more...

  • Kompetencemål og gymnasiereformby Per Fibæk Laursen; Bent Brandt Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2006; US$ 6.59

    I august 2005 trådte gymnasiereformen i kraft. Lærerne blev pålagt at planlægge deres under¬visning med udgangspunkt i mål for elevernes kompetencer. Undervisningsministeriet satte efteruddannelse i gang med det sigte at få lærerne til at tænke i kompetencer. Ministeriet lance¬rede et nyt koncept for efteruddannelse, den såkaldte kaskademodel, der... more...

  • Folkeskolens udfordringerby Egelund Niels

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 8.89

    Lærere og forældre får med denne bog lejlighed til selv at tage stilling til de fem største udfordringer i folkeskolen: Vi skal præcisere og forfølge målsætningen om at skabe et førskoletilbud af høj kvalitet. Vi skal generelt have drengene op på niveau, navnlig med hensyn til deres læsekompetence, og drengene skal undervises og opdages på nye måder.... more...

  • Værdier på spil?by Karen Wistoft; Jette Vinter Roesen; Bjarne Bruun Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 9.77

    I bogen præsenteres de første resultater fra et forsknings- og udviklingsprojekt med sundhedsplejen i Københavns Kommune. Vægten lægges på at beskrive og analysere de dominerende værdier og problemstillinger, der hersker inden for skolesundhedsplejen. Målet er at bidrage til en klarere beskrivelse af sundhedsplejens værdigrundlag. Det konkluderes bl.a.,... more...

  • Fear and Forgivenessby Harsh Mander

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.28

    ?Human history is not just a history of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, [and] kindness. What we choose to emphasise in this complex history will define our lives???Howard Zinn In February 2002, a violent storm of engineered sectarian hatred broke out and raged for many months in Gujarat; blood flowed freely on the streets and tens... more...