Pedagogy and hierarchy are intimately connected. This book traces historical versions of the relationship between hierarchy and education through four key figures: Plato, Augustine, Abelard and Dante. Each provided canonical contributions to how hierarchies both work and fail in education: Plato through the ladder of beauty and the cave metaphor; Augustine through his "Confessions"; Abelard through his relationship with Heloise; and Dante through the "Divine Comedy. "All four worked within the tradition of a Great Chain of Being. Its basic premise was that there were qualitatively different orders of experience that needed to be described with the intent of pedagogically revealing to the reader how to travel through the varying stages. As such this tradition exists as one of the great repositories of hierarchical pedagogic practice in the West. This book is an introduction to the history of hierarchical teaching practice by describing various journeys of learning and discussing the techniques and paths used in the process.
Hierarchical Pedagogy from Plato to Dante
Author: Wayne Hugo
Publisher: Peter Lang
Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights--and, at times, the dark lows--of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.
Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Beauty engages fourth-century bishop Gregory of Nyssa to address beauty's place in theology and the broader world. With the recent resurgence of attention to beauty among theologians, questions still remain about what exactly beauty is, how it is perceived, and whether we should celebrate its return. If beauty fell out of favor because it was seen to distract from the weightier concerns of poverty and suffering--because it can even be a tool of oppression--why should we laud it now? Gregory's writings offer surprisingly rich and relevant reflections that can move contemporary conversations beyond current impasses and critiques of beauty. Drawing Gregory into conversation with such disparate voices as novelist J. M. Coetzee and art theorist Kaja Silverman, Beauty displays the importance of beauty to theology and theology to beauty in a discussion that bridges ancient and modern, practical and theoretical, secular and religious.
A Theological Engagement with Gregory of Nyssa
Author: Natalie Carnes
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
John Climacus (c. 579-649) was abbot of the monastery of Catherine on Mount Sinai. His Ladder was the most widely used handbook of the ascetical life in the ancient Greek Church.
Author: Saint John (Climacus)
Publisher: Paulist Press
Translations of Beauty maps the tender yet tumultuous relationship of twin sisters Inah and Yunah, from their early years in South Korea to their coming-of-age in Queens, New York. At the heart of the narrative -- told from Yunah's intimate, engaging point of view -- is an unforgettable event from their childhood: an accident that disfigured Inah for life, and the overwhelming sadness and guilt Yunah feels at having been spared. Now that Inah and Yunah are adults, each in search of her own identity while trying to remain true to traditional family values, they must find a way to negotiate their past and become the people they dare -- and dream -- to be. Emotionally charged and thought-provoking, Translations of Beauty is an insightful saga of the immigrant experience that will resonate with all readers.
Author: Mia Yun
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing is a poetic, insightful, and ultimately moving exploration of 'the strange science of writing.' In a magnetic, irresistible narrative, Cixous reflects on the writing process and explores three distinct areas essential for 'great' writing: The School of the Dead -- the notion that something or someone must die in order for good writing to be born; The School of Dreams -- the crucial role dreams play in literary inspiration and output; and The School of Roots -- the importance of depth in the 'nether realms' in all aspects of writing. Cixous's love of language and passion for the written word is evident on every page. Her emotive style draws heavily on the writers she most admires: the Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector, the Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva, the Austrian novelists Ingeborg Bachmann and Thomas Bernhard, Dostoyevsky and, most of all, Kafka.
Author: Hélène Cixous
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Features an audio read-along performed by the author, Maya Soetoro-Ng. From Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Obama, comes a lyrical story relaying the loving wisdom of their late mother to a young granddaughter she never met. Little Suhaila wishes she could have known her grandma, who would wrap her arms around the whole world if she could, Mama says. And one night, Suhaila gets her wish when a golden ladder appears at her window, and Grandma Annie invites the girl to come along with her on a magical journey. In a rich and deeply personal narrative, Maya Soetoro-Ng draws inspiration from her mother’s love for family, her empathy for others, and her ethic of service to imagine this remarkable meeting. Evoking fantasy and folklore, the story touches on events that have affected people across the world in our time and reaffirms our common humanity. Yuyi Morales’s breathtaking artwork illuminates the dreamlike tale, reminding us that loved ones lost are always with us, and that sometimes we need only look at the moon and remember.
Author: Maya Soetoro-Ng
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Gills "Ladder of Business Intelligence (LOBI)" aims to create intelligent organizations in which technology systems are designed to support success. He demonstrates how to use this framework to enable skillful use of technology and better use of human intelligence.
Happy about Creating Excellence Through Enabled Intuition
Author: James E. Cates,Sam S. Gill,Natalie Zeituny
Publisher: Happy About
Category: Business & Economics
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Author: Harry E Chrisman
Publisher: Andesite Press
Most managers assume that surviving, especially in recessions, requires slashing wages, benefits, and other workforce expenses. And lowest-skilled workers are often viewed as the most expendable. In Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder, Jody Heymann overturns these assumptions. Drawing from thousands of interviews with employees from front line to C-suite at companies around the world, Heymann shows how enterprises have profited more by improving working conditions. She also demonstrates that lower-skilled employees - in call centers, repair services, product assembly - aren't expendable. They can determine 90 percent of companies' profitability. High performers positively shape customers' perceptions of businesses, driving satisfaction and loyalty. To attract, train, and retain top-caliber people in these roles, you must enhance working conditions, creating a system in which your company and its employees profit together. Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder shows what works - from stock options for bakers to flexibility for factory workers to career tracks in call centers. Featuring cases from companies around the globe - including a leading concrete manufacturer in India, a top European pharmaceutical firm operating in China, and successful U.S. manufacturers - this book shows how real organizations are excelling financially by strengthening frontline employees' working conditions.
Creating Value by Investing in Your Workforce
Author: Jody Heymann
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
Discusses reading activities that have been tested through practice and research, and includes information on establishing an ideal literacy learning environment at home.
A Kindergarten Activity Book
Author: Rollanda E. O'Connor,Angela Notari-Syverson,Patricia F. Vadasy
Publisher: Brookes Pub
Rachel Rueben's LADDERS TO HEAVEN is THE CHOSEN for a new generation- Potok's 1940's Brooklyn giving way to her gritty 1990's Crown Heights. Five compelling coming-of-age characters live out this edgy, push-pull story that juxtaposes ultra-orthodox Judaism with the modern, secular world-a story that explores the boundaries of love, sexual identity, gender, faith, racism and violence. LARK, the wise-cracking teenage rebel, is thrust into this world, kicking and screaming, when her pot-smoking, former hippie Dad becomes a "born-again" Jew. RACHEL, who has her private doubts about the ultra-orthodox life she was born into, dreams of escape. JAMAL, known as "Rainman" is a black, neighborhood hotshot in whom LARK finds a dangerous, sexy distraction. YAKOV, the grandson of Crown Heights' revered Rebbe, and his likely successor, struggles with the conflict between his obligations to his God, and his lust, body and soul, for childhood friend, DANIEL, who pushes beyond the parameters of the community to find a way to live honestly. When riots rip through Crown Heights, we witness more than just the unraveling of a neighborhood, as the lives of each of these vivid characters are changed forever. LADDERS TO HEAVEN will capture the hearts and minds of fans of such popular books as Tova Mirvis' Ladies Auxiliary, Alegra Goodman's Family Markowitz and Katterskill Falls; and Anita Daimant's The Red Tent, because of the deep, well-drawn friendships and family dynamics, as well as LADDERS epic sweep, unlocking a hidden world-replete with piety, hypocrisy, treachery and passion-for all to enter.
Author: Rachel Willen,Rachel Reuben
Publisher: Bttw Press
Category: Domestic fiction
A renowned self-help guru distills the 17 factors that constitute his famous Law of Success philosophy. These key principles define the ethics and actions that empower individuals to assume leadership.
Author: Napoleon Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: Ralcy Husted Bell
Pathways to Organisation Building
Author: Rakesh K. Jain, Preeti Gupta
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Category: Business & Economics
Encourages teachers to use reading ladders to start their students with the authors, genres, or subjects they like then connect them to book after book, each a little more complex or challenging than the last.
Leading Students from where They are to where We'd Like Them to be
Author: Teri S. Lesesne
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books