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- Howard Books 2011; US$ 15.99
An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She... more...
- SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 88.00
Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, from Japan to Iceland, from - the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular... more...
- SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 46.00
Looks at different ways of engaging with young people and the issues associated with this such as power relations, gender relations and social class. Makes the book come alive for students through the use of case studies that link theory to practice, and encourages reflection - a key part of youth work training. more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2010; US$ 20.95
" We need our neighbors and community to stay healthy, produce jobs, raise our children, and care for those on the margin. Institutions and professional services have reached their limit of their ability to help us. The consumer society tells us that we are insufficient and that we must purchase what we need from specialists and systems outside... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 15.99
How do other countries create ?smarter? kids? What is it like to be a child in the world?s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World ?gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange....The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this masterly... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 15.00
For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 55.00
A landmark volume exploring covert bias, prejudice, and discrimination with hopeful solutions for their eventual dissolution Exploring the psychological dynamics of unconscious and unintentional expressions of bias and prejudice toward socially devalued groups, Microaggressions and Marginality: Manifestation, Dynamics, and Impact takes an unflinching... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 22.72
Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. In a unique collaboration, a Swedish knowledge management professor finds out from an Aboriginal cultural custodian how they did it, and what we can learn from them. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 55.95
**Shortlisted for the nasen Special Educational Needs Academic Book award 2008** Inclusion has become very influential internationally in the field of schooling. This has involved the introduction of policies that pursue more provision for, and acceptance of, students with special educational needs or disabilities in ordinary school settings.... more...