False Choices

Why School Vouchers Threaten Our Children's Future

Author: Robert Lowe,Barbara Miner

Publisher: Rethinking Schools Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Public schools

Page: 40

View: 7719

A voucher system of schooling would destroy the few democratic gains made in public education in recent years, worsen inequalities that already permeate education, and block opportunities for meaningful reform. Articles included in this special issue are: (1) an introduction, "Why We Are Publishing False Choices" ("Rethinking Schools" Editorial Board); (2) "The Hollow Promise of School Vouchers" (R. Lowe); (3) "Voucher Plans Proliferate: From Colorado to California, Milwaukee to Baltimore" (B. Miner); (4) "'Choice' Will Devastate Our Urban Schools" (M. Waters); (5) "Our Schools Need Money, Not Rhetoric" (C. J. Prentiss); (6) "Choice Is a Smokescreen" (L. Darling-Hammond); (7) "The Debate Is about Privatization, Not Choice" (D. Meier); (8) "Playing Politices with 'Choice'" (G. Orfield); (9) "A Battle for the Soul of Public Education" (W. Furutani); (10) "Questions and Answers about School Choice" ("Rethinking Schools" Editorial Board); (11) "Whittle's Raid on Public Education" (J. Kozol); (12) "Chris Whittle's Trojan Horse" (A. J. Alvarado); (13) "Is Public School 'Choice' a Viable Alternative?" (A. Bastian); (14) "Massachusetts: Robbing the Poor To Pay the Rich" (S. Karp); (15) "Chicago: Public School 'Choice' and Inequality" (J. Kozol); (16) "When "Choice" Equals No Choice" (H. Kohl); and (17) "'Choice' and Public School Reform" (R. Peterkin). (SLD)
Posted in Public schools

False Choices

Author: Liza Featherstone

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781784784614

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 192

View: 669

A collection of essays by various contributors on Hilary Clinton and feminism.
Posted in POLITICAL SCIENCE

Women and False Choice: The Truth about Sexism

How to Fight Sexism in the Workplace

Author: Muna Jawhary (PhD)

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452520755

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 340

View: 7768

This book invites us to abandon our gender identity and look deeper into who we truly are. Cultural ideals that see women and men as fundamentally different manifest into a physical reality of sex-differentiated behaviour, be it in cognitive abilities, psychological traits, or even dispositions. We know from epigenetic studies that there is no separation between mind and environment: our perceptions of environmental signals, filtered through cultural beliefs, translate into a corresponding behaviour in order to maintain harmony between mind, body and environment. Social cultures the world over still see women as suited for care and service, and men as suited for work outside the home. As women make life-career choices, they are constrained by cultural ideas, images and symbols that create the ‘nurturance imperative’ in their psyche. Women mistake this learnt nurturing behaviour, of putting others’ interests before theirs, for natural instinct and make choices that are not in line with their authentic self. Women, in other words, unknowingly make false choices. This is only half the story of sexism in our societies. The other and more toxic half is that in order to fulfill the gender agenda of ‘women are care givers and men are providers’, girls are brought up to be feminine only and boys are brought up to be masculine only. Inevitably, any aspects of the self that are thought to belong to the opposite sex are repressed, which gives us a sense of lack and feelings of inadequacy, and results in a disconnection from the heart and alienation from the true self. The book also shows how our sexist thoughts manifest in a sex-biased reality in the workplace. Neuroplasticity and epigenetic laws are used to suggest ways of radically changing the work environment to one that is equally supportive of women’s and men’s success. The new work environment and work practices can profoundly change how businesses operate in the world, allowing them to become more adept at generating profit in today’s overly competitive globalized markets.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

JDBC Metadata, MySQL, and Oracle Recipes

A Problem-Solution Approach

Author: Mahmoud Parsian

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430201342

Category: Computers

Page: 479

View: 3573

First book to market on metadata specific recipes related to JDBC and its use with MySQL and Oracle, databases standard to Java. Compliant with the new Java EE 5. Provides cut and paste code templates that can be immediately customized and applied in each developer’s application development.
Posted in Computers

Game Design Theory

A New Philosophy for Understanding Games

Author: Keith Burgun

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466554215

Category: Computers

Page: 188

View: 3194

Despite the proliferation of video games in the twenty-first century, the theory of game design is largely underdeveloped, leaving designers on their own to understand what games really are. Helping you produce better games, Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games presents a bold new path for analyzing and designing games. The author offers a radical yet reasoned way of thinking about games and provides a holistic solution to understanding the difference between games and other types of interactive systems. He clearly details the definitions, concepts, and methods that form the fundamentals of this philosophy. He also uses the philosophy to analyze the history of games and modern trends as well as to design games. Providing a robust, useful philosophy for game design, this book gives you real answers about what games are and how they work. Through this paradigm, you will be better equipped to create fun games.
Posted in Computers

The Economic Illusion

False Choices Between Prosperity and Social Justice

Author: Robert Kuttner

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812212402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 2149

In The Economic Illusion Robert Kuttner sets out to refute the conventional view that a more egalitarian distribution of income and services is only achievable at the expense of a prosperous and growing capitalism. By carefully examining issues where economic growth and social justice appear to be in conflict--issues such as social security, protectionism, income taxation, and welfare--he convincingly argues that equality and economic prosperity are not mutually exclusive pursuits. As a means to reconcile equality with efficiency--i.e., prosperity--Kuttner argues for economic polices that would deemphasize private markets, for an increase in trade protection, and for an adapted version of the technical approaches of such countries as Sweden, Germany, Austria, and Japan. Kuttner concludes his arguments with the suggestion that injustice is not necessarily an economic issue and that practical social alternatives are possible.
Posted in Business & Economics

Handbook of Coaching Psychology

A Guide for Practitioners

Author: Stephen Palmer,Alison Whybrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317636392

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

View: 6885

The Handbook of Coaching Psychology: A Guide for Practitioners provides a clear and extensive guide to the theory, research and practice of coaching psychology. In this new and expanded edition, an international selection of leading coaching psychologists and coaches outlines recent developments from a broad spectrum of areas. Part One examines perspectives and research in coaching psychology, looking at both the past and the present as well as assessing future directions. Part Two presents a range of approaches to coaching psychology, including behavioural and cognitive behavioural, humanistic, existential, being-focused, constructive and systemic approaches. Part Three covers application, context and sustainability, focusing on themes including individual transitions in life and work, and complexity and system-level interventions. Finally, Part Four explores a range of topics within the professional and ethical practice of coaching psychology. The book also includes several appendices outlining the key professional bodies, publications, research centres and societies in coaching psychology, making this an indispensable resource. Unique in its scope, this key text will be essential reading for coaching psychologists and coaches, academics and students of coaching psychology, coaching and mentoring and business psychology. It will be an important text for anyone seeking to understand the psychology underpinning their coaching practice, including human resource, learning and development and management professionals, and executives in a coaching role.
Posted in Psychology

Thinking about Higher Education

Author: Paul Gibbs,Ronald Barnett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319032542

Category: Education

Page: 199

View: 3760

With higher education around the world in a period of extreme flux, this volume explores its underlying philosophy, a core element of the ongoing debate. Offering a diverse range of perspectives from an international selection of renowned scholars of higher education, the book is full of imaginative insights that add up to a substantive contribution to the discussion. As universities attempt to adapt to a new environment characterized by stiff international competition, networked remote learning, burgeoning student numbers and comparative performance assessment, how we conceptualize the purpose and ethos of our higher learning institutions is more important than ever. This publication features a multitude of distinctive approaches that illuminate potential solutions to the complex issues universities must grapple with in these uncertain times. Rather than espousing a singular philosophical approach, the editors have assembled views from across the spectrum and from differing national contexts, representing a multidisciplinary response to the situation. This collection of papers aims thus to inspire fresh developments in the way we think about the complexities of and options available to, higher education.
Posted in Education

Women's choices

philosophical problems facing feminism

Author: Mary Midgley,Judith Hughes

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 242

View: 9892

Posted in Psychology

Failure by Design

The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Author: Josh Bivens

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461132

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 3071

In Failure by Design, the Economic Policy Institute's Josh Bivens takes a step back from the acclaimed State of Working America series, building on its wealth of data to relate a compelling narrative of the U.S. economy's struggle to emerge from the Great Recession of 2008. Bivens explains the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic economic policy failure since the 1920s. As outlined clearly here, economic growth since the late 1970s has been slow and inequitably distributed, largely as a result of poor policy choices. These choices only got worse in the 2000s, leading to an anemic economic expansion. What growth we did see in the economy was fueled by staggering increases in private-sector debt and a housing bubble that artificially inflated wealth by trillions of dollars. As had been predicted, the bursting of the housing bubble had disastrous consequences for the broader economy, spurring a financial crisis and a rise in joblessness that dwarfed those resulting from any recession since the Great Depression. The fallout from the Great Recession makes it near certain that there will be yet another lost decade of income growth for typical families, whose incomes had not been boosted by the previous decade's sluggish and localized economic expansion. In its broad narrative of how the economy has failed to deliver for most Americans over much of the past three decades, Failure by Design also offers compelling graphical evidence on jobs, incomes, wages, and other measures of economic well-being most relevant to low- and middle-income workers. Josh Bivens tracks these trends carefully, giving a lesson in economic history that is readable yet rigorous in its analysis. Intended as both a stand-alone volume and a companion to the new State of Working America website that presents all of the data underlying this cogent analysis, Failure by Design will become required reading as a road map to the economic problems that confront working Americans.
Posted in Political Science

Saving God's Green Earth

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ampelon Publishing

ISBN: 0981770592

Category: Environmental ethics

Page: N.A

View: 9484

Posted in Environmental ethics

Hard Choices

A Memoir

Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147113153X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

View: 7804

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67THSECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the centre of world events. 'Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.' In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the Unites States Senate. To her surprise, her formal rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm's way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, travelled nearly one million miles and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of girls, youth and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton's descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a masterclass in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use 'smart power' to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world - one in which America remains the indispensable nation.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Why Americans Hate Politics

Author: E.J. Dionne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439128081

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 2189

In this new edition of his national bestseller, E. J. Dionne brings up to date his influential proposals for a politics that can and must find a balance between rights and obligations, between responsibility and compassion. From the New, Updated Introduction: "At the heart of Why Americans Hate Politics is the view that ideas shape politics far more than most accounts of public life usually allow. I believe ideas matter not only to elites and intellectuals, but also to rank and file voters. Indeed, I often think that the rank and file see the importance of ideas more clearly than the elites, who often find themselves surprised by the rise of the movements that arise from the bottom up and shape our politics."
Posted in Political Science

LSAT For Dummies (with Free Online Practice Tests)

Author: Lisa Zimmer Hatch,Scott A. Hatch,Amy Hackney Blackwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118678451

Category: Study Aids

Page: 432

View: 2407

Increase your score on the LSAT If you're preparing for law school, your single biggest hurdle is the Law School Admission Test or LSAT. This three and a half hour exam consisting of five multiple choice sections and one timed writing sample can make or break your legal aspirations. Fortunately, LSAT For Dummies, Premier PLUS 2nd Edition—now with access to practice tests online prepares you for the LSAT by giving you proven test-taking strategies and ample practice opportunities. From the book you'll gain the vital tools you need to understand the reasoning behind analytical reasoning, get a handle on logical reasoning, flaunt your talent in the writing section, master reading comprehension, and much more. Plus, go online and study wherever and whenever with free access to additional LSAT practice opportunities; and the ability to create customized practice in the subjects you need to study the most. Includes proven strategies to help you identify common pitfalls and increase your score Lets you test your skills with practice problems for every question type Premier edition offers additional test-taking opportunities online If you're an aspiring lawyer and want to put your best foot forward, LSAT For Dummies, Premier 2nd Edition has you covered.
Posted in Study Aids

School Choices

True and False

Author: John Merrifield

Publisher: Independent Inst

ISBN: 9780945999867

Category: Education

Page: 97

View: 7955

The school choice movement has gained political momentum in recent years, having established programs in Milwaukee, Florida, Texas, and elsewhere. Yet, as economist John Merrifield argues in this detailed analysis, today's school choice programs are nothing like the “free market in education” envisioned four decades ago by early proponents of school choice. Rather, they are mired in false alternatives, petty distinctions, and diminished vision, and in their present form are doomed to fail as have so many other government programs. In this text, Merrifield argues for the reformation of the school choice alternative and the eventual establishment of a freely competitive market for education, charting a course for the achievement of this goal.
Posted in Education

Writing Online Training Tutorials

A User-Friendly Guide for Designers and Trainers

Author: Martin Tessmer

Publisher: Marty Tessmer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 8302

This book will show you how to design and write interactive online training courses that suit the needs of today's technology and users.
Posted in Education

Public Journalism and Public Life

Why Telling the News Is Not Enough

Author: Davis "Buzz" Merritt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136684816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 1718

The original edition of Public Journalism and Public Life, published in 1995, was the first comprehensive argument in favor of public journalism. Designed to focus the discussion about public journalism both within and outside the profession, the book has accomplished its purpose. In the ensuing years, the debate has continued; dozens of newspapers and thousands of journalists have been experimenting with the philosophy, while others still dispute its legitimacy. This larger second edition further develops the philosophy, responds to the arguments against it, outlines how specific principles can be applied, and explains the importance of public deliberation and the role of values in public journalism. Divided into three sections, it can be used as a supplement to the first edition or as a starting point for those being newly introduced to the ideas that have been the subject of debate within the profession and among those interested and involved in civic life at all levels. Section 1 summarizes two major arguments -- why journalism and public life are inseparably bound in success or failure and why the way journalism operates in the current environment fosters failure more often than success. Section 2 looks at the evolution of the profession's culture, its impact on the author's extensive career, and how he grew to believe that substantive change is needed in journalism. Section 3 deals with the implications of public journalism philosophy -- how it requires the application of additional values to daily work, its evolution in the early years and where its current focus should be, plus various questions about the future of cyberspace.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Kanada und der Freihandel

Der Staat zwischen Wiedergeburt und Kapitulation

Author: Gitta Oldendorff

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322963314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 487

View: 1398

An dieser Stelle räumte mir der Verlag freundlicherweise Raum für ein Vorwort ein. Nun, ich habe mich entschlossen, dieses Angebot anzunehmen - im wesentlichen deshalb, da ich einigen Menschen meinen Dank ausspre chen möchte. Doch zuvor ein kurzes Wort zur Entstehung dieses Buches. Es ist das Ergebnis eines Forschungsaufenthaltes in Kanada vom Winter 1992 bis zum Sommer 1993 an der 'University of British Columbia' in Vancouver. Zurück in Hamburg habe ich die Ergebnisse im Januar 1994 an der Universität Hamburg zur Promotion eingereicht, die im November desselben Jahres ab geschlossen wurde. Mittlerweile hat sich das 'Free Trade Agreement' zwi schen Kanada und den USA zu einer Freihandelszone gigantischen Ausrnas ses entwickelt, die ihre endgültige Reichweite noch nicht erreicht zu haben scheint. Diese Untersuchung beschränkt sich bewußt auf die Analyse der Entstehung des Ursprungsabkommens, denn damit handelt es sich um ein einzigartiges Beispiel politischer Auseinandersetzung im Zusammenhang mit wirtschaftlichen Integrationsprozessen. Zum Dank: Es fällt mir nicht schwer, mich daran zu erinnern, wem ich danken möchte und mich zu entscheiden, welcher Person dieses Buch gewidmet sein soll. Deshalb mache ich es kurz (denn wer kennt schon all die Menschen, die hier normalerweise aufgeführt werden?) und nenne lediglich enge Freunde und wesentliche Unterstützer dieses Projektes, wobei der Rei henfolge keine Bedeutung zukommt: Dank an Gabi, Eike, Georg und - an Peter. Dank auch an Prof. Hans Hermann Hartwich, Prof. Alan C. Cairns (UBC), Dr. John E. Fossum (Univ.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Politics of Nihilism

From the Nineteenth Century to Contemporary Israel

Author: Nitzan Lebovic,Roy Ben-Shai

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623566983

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 6150

Contemporary politics is faced, on the one hand, with political stagnation and lack of a progressive vision on the side of formal, institutional politics, and, on the other, with various social movements that venture to challenge modern understandings of representation, participation,and democracy. Interestingly, both institutional and anti-institutional sides of this antagonism tend to accuse each other of "nihilism", namely, of mere oppositional destructiveness and failure to offer a constructive, positive alternative to the status quo. Nihilism seems, then, all engulfing. In order to better understand this political situation and ourselves within it,The Politics of Nihilism proposes a thorough theoretical examination of the concept of nihilism and its historical development followed by critical studies of Israeli politics and culture. The authors show that, rather than a mark of mutual opposition and despair, nihilism is a fruitful category for tracing and exploring the limits of political critique, rendering them less rigid and opening up a space of potentiality for thought, action, and creation.
Posted in Philosophy