On the first day of kindergarten, with the help of their teacher, a Navajo girl and a white girl learn to overlook their different appearances and become friends.
Author: Lisa Shook Begaye,Libba Tracy
Publisher: Rising Moon Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Simple text and photographs present the construction of a bridge, including information on the workers and equipment needed"--Provided by publisher.
Author: JoAnn Early Macken
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
At a time when we are reexamining our values, reeling from the pace of change, witnessing the clash between good instincts and "pragmatism," dealing with the angst of a new millennium, Neil Postman, one of our most distinguished observers of contemporary society, provides for us a source of guidance and inspiration. In Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century he revisits the Enlightenment, that great flowering of ideas that provided a humane direction for the future -- ideas that formed our nation and that we would do well to embrace anew. He turns our attention to Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Kant, Edward Gibbon, Adam Smith, Thomas Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin, and to their then-radical thinking about inductive science, religious and political freedom, popular education, rational commerce, the nation-state, progress, and happiness. Postman calls for a future connected to traditions that provide sane authority and meaningful purpose -- as opposed to an overreliance on technology and an increasing disregard for the lessons of history. And he argues passionately for specific new guidelines in the education of our children, with renewed emphasis on developing the intellect as successfully as we are developing a computer-driven world. Witty, provocative, and brilliantly reasoned, Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century is Neil Postman's most radical, and most commonsensical, book yet. From the Hardcover edition.
How the Past Can Improve Our Future
Author: Neil Postman
Category: Social Science
Building a Bridge Between Disciplines : Report of the Advanced Research Seminar on Cognitive Aspects of Survey Methodology
Author: Thomas B. Jabine
Publisher: National Academies
Category: Social Science
In 1993, William J. Clinton began his eight year stint as forty-second president of the United States. A key figure of change in the Democratic Party, Clinton's political and personal actions ensured his lasting status as an important if controversial leader at a critical moment in recent American history. In Bill Clinton: Building a Bridge to the New Millennium, David H. Bennett traces Clinton's life and career from childhood through his two terms in the White House. From childhood to college, state government to the executive branch, Bennett provides a concise and readable biography that places Clinton's achievements, problems, and legacy in historical context. Situating the former president in the trajectory of 20th century liberalism, Bennett draws on Clinton's life to illuminate the political landscape of America in the 1990s and the role of the U.S. in the global context of the post-Cold War world. Combining keen scholarship with accessible prose, this will be an essential resource for students and all those interested in understanding the recent history of the U.S.
Building a Bridge to the New Millennium
Author: David H. Bennett
Category: Political Science
This book looks at what successful principals do to close the achievement gap and move their schools from one that needs improvement to one that is succeeding for all students. Principals reading this handbook will have at their fingertips detailed descriptions of the behaviors needed to build success.
From Program Improvement to Excellence
Author: Bonita M. Drolet,Deborah Turner
Publisher: R&L Education
Most people have spent their lives randomly bouncing around like bumper cars, never arriving at the life they want. If fact, new research shows that only 15 percent of adults have a plan for their life. But what if there was a way, a proven way, to experience more of what life has to offer?In "Strategy for You," world-renowned strategist Rich Horwath provides a proven plan for building the bridge to an exceptional life. Based on Horwath's ground-breaking work in the field of strategic thinking, the book helps readers apply the time-tested principles of business strategy to their lives. The author incorporates GOST (goals, objectives, strategies, tactics_, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats), and other business tools into a five-step plan that enables readers toDISCOVER the purpose in their lives
Building a Bridge to the Life You Want
Author: Rich Horwath
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Category: Business & Economics
The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across disciplines and occupations developed ideas about how to integrate a core set of competencies into health professions education. These core competencies include patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. This book recommends a mix of approaches to health education improvement, including those related to oversight processes, the training environment, research, public reporting, and leadership. Educators, administrators, and health professionals can use this book to help achieve an approach to education that better prepares clinicians to meet both the needs of patients and the requirements of a changing health care system.
A Bridge to Quality
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Health Professions Education Summit
Publisher: National Academies Press
Improving Developmental and Behavioral Health Services for Young Children
Category: Child health services
Parliament and the judiciary have different and complementary roles in determining sentencing; Parliament sets the overall legislative framework, sentencers determine the individual sentence in a particular case. In the middle sit sentencing guidelines. The Justice Committee provides a form of parliamentary comment on these by considering draft sentencing guidelines. This is an area that has recently been subject to debate in terms of how to enhance democratic engagement within the constitutional framework. The Committee's work with sentencing guidelines suggests that more attention needs to be paid to how sentencing contributes to public confidence in the criminal justice system and to the costs of different sentences and their relative effectiveness in achieving the purposes of sentencing. These areas will be the priorities for the Committee's scrutiny of sentencing guidelines, and scrutiny of criminal justice policy more broadly. The danger of a sentencing policy based on misconceptions about what the public wants is that over the longer term resources will be diverted away from a sentencing framework that is effective in reducing re-offending, creating more victims of crime. There are still fundamental questions to be answered in discerning what works in achieving an effective sentencing framework.
Building a Bridge : Sixth Report of Session 2008-09 : Report, Together with Formal Minutes
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Justice Committee,Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Political Science
Twenty years after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, "The Earth Summit", the Rio+20 conference in 2012 brought life back to sustainable development by putting it at the centre of a new global development partnership, one in which sustainable development is the basis for eradicating poverty, upholding human development and transforming economies. Written by practitioners and participants involved in the multilateral process of negotiations, this book presents a unique insider analysis of not only what happened and why, but also where the outcomes might impact in the future, particularly in the UN development agenda beyond 2015. The book throws light on the changing nature of multilateralism and questions frequent assumptions on how policy is defined within the UN. It shows that Rio+20 was more than an international meeting; it represented a culminating point of decades of successes and failures and a watershed moment for seminal concepts, ideas and partnerships including the Green Economy, zero tolerance on land degradation, the introduction of Sustainable Development Goals, the creation of national measurements of consumption, production and well-being that are intended to go beyond GDP, the introduction of national green accounting and the commitment of billions of dollars for sustainable development partnerships, including Sustainable Energy for All. The authors conclude by mapping out a new agenda for development in 2015, when the current Millennium Development Goals framework is due to expire. An agenda that will restore faith in the UN and inspire a global response to the demographic, economic and environmental challenges that will define our future in the decades to come.
Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future
Author: Felix Dodds,Jorge Laguna-Celis,Liz Thompson
Category: Political Science
An important interdisciplinary work ... provides a valuable collection of recent research ... should appeal to scientists and statisticians who are relatively new to the field and to others interested in a very readable exploration of the topics covered. --Journal of Computational Intelligence in Finance This book is a collection of research and expository papers reflecting the interfacing of two fields: nonlinear dynamics (in the physiological and biological sciences) and statistics. It presents the proceedings of a four-day workshop entitled ``Nonlinear Dynamics and Time Series: Building a Bridge Between the Natural and Statistical Sciences'' held at the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques (CRM) in Montreal in July 1995. The goal of the workshop was to provide an exchange forum and to create a link between two diverse groups with a common interest in the analysis of nonlinear time series data.
Building a Bridge Between the Natural and Statistical Sciences
Author: Colleen D. Cutler,Daniel T. Kaplan
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by the Revered James Martin, SJ (My Life with the Saints) is a practical spiritual guidebook based on the life and teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Centered around the Ignatian goal of “finding God in all things,” The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything shows us how to manage relationships, money, work, prayer, and decision-making, all while keeping a sense of humor. Filled with user-friendly examples, humorous stories, and anecdotes from the heroic and inspiring lives of Jesuit saints and average priests and brothers, The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything is sure to appeal to fans of Kathleen Norris, Richard Rohr, Anne Lamott, and other Christian Spiritual writers.
A Spirituality for Real Life
Author: James Martin
Publisher: Harper Collins
Intended for those in large school communities who are looking for ways to improve the creative productivity and academic achievement of all students. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) provides educators with an adaptable framework for bringing the lasting improvements to education that school personnel have sought for so long. Describes three service delivery components and several organizational components of the SEM that can be used to provide high-level learning opportunities for all students. Glossary. References.
Author: Joseph S. Renzulli
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
The daughter of an American international businessman, Elizabeth Evans grew up in three different countries in Asia. Seeing herself as an adopted daughter of Asia, the region became part of her identity and her soul. When she and her husband had three sons, they thought their family was complete, but fate had other plans for them. When they set out to adopt a daughter into their boy-majority family, they looked to the Eurasian country of Kazakhstan. Their adoption trip had too many tense moments, with missed flights, scary Russian officials and spy-novel worthy checkpoints. Elizabeth doesn't hold back in talking about the difficult aftermath of adoption, something that she feels is important to share to reassure adoptive parents that they are never alone in their journey.
A Kazakhstan Adoption Story
Author: Elizabeth Dixon Evans
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Catholic Christianity meets Chinese-Filipino culture
Author: Ari C. Dy
Over the last twenty years there has been an explosive growth in our understanding of the molecular, cellular, and anatomical changes that occur in the days and weeks following brain injury. It is now clear that training and exposure to certain environments can modify and shape neuronal plasticity in lower animals and humans. In humans, in particular, there are new ways of charting neuronal plasticity at the ensemble or regional level using functional neuroimaging techniques such as positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Thus, the time seems right for transporting the laboratory results to the clinic so that experimental findings can be tested in the "field". This volume provides some impetus to moving the field of cognitive neuroscience a little further in its efforts to improve the lives of patients who have suffered a debilitating brain injury.
Author: Jordan Grafman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
James Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller, editor at large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to life in Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer and travel. Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus's life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today. Martin also brings together the most up-to-date Scripture scholarship, wise spiritual reflections, and lighthearted stories about traveling through the Holy Land with a fellow (and funny) Jesuit, visiting important sites in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The person at the heart of the Gospels can seem impossibly distant. Stories about his astonishing life and ministry—clever parables that upended everyone's expectations, incredible healings that convinced even skeptics, nature miracles that dazzled the dumbstruck disciples—can seem far removed from our own daily lives, hard to understand, and at times irrelevant. But in Jesus you will come to know him as Father Martin knows him: Messiah and Savior, as well as friend and brother.
Author: James Martin
Publisher: Harper Collins