The Apprenticeship of Being Human

Why Early Childhood Parenting Matters to Everyone

Author: Graham Scharf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988843103

Category: Child rearing

Page: 112

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Early childhood is the apprenticeship of being human. The disproportionate influence of these early years lies in the fact that apprenticeship occurs constantly in children's most primary relationships during a period of unparalleled brain growth that has a lifelong impact on a child's character, competence, creativity, health and ability to collaborate.
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The Apprenticeship Writings of Frank Norris, 1896-1898

Author: Frank Norris,Joseph R. McElrath,Douglas K. Burgess

Publisher: American Philosophical Society

ISBN: 9780871692191

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Mcelrath examines the journalistic contributions by the colorful & significant turn of the century writer, Frank Norris, during his formal literary apprenticeship. As he was writing his masterpiece, the still widely read & often studied, McTeague, he produced in 1896-1898 the short stories, articles & reviews gathered in these two volumes (bound in one). Norris's fiction, written while he was staff writer for the San Francisco Wave range from conventional love stories to gruesome descriptions of the impact of genetic & environmental determinism on his characters, & from light-hearted to decadent descents into "black humor" designed to outrage Victorian readers. His essays about literature define his relationships to the competing Romantic & Realistic traditions that influenced him as well as his loyalty to Zola's French school of writing. His stories are rich in descriptions of the San Francisco social scene, Darwinism, the emergence of the "New Woman," & new technologies of the early 20th century.
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Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101601027

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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From the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature, a vital work revealing that the secret to mastery is already within you. Each one of us has within us the potential to be a Master. Learn the secrets of the field you have chosen, submit to a rigorous apprenticeship, absorb the hidden knowledge possessed by those with years of experience, surge past competitors to surpass them in brilliance, and explode established patterns from within. Study the behaviors of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci and the nine contemporary Masters interviewed for this book. The bestseller author of The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies of War, Robert Greene has spent a lifetime studying the laws of power. Now, he shares the secret path to greatness. With this seminal text as a guide, readers will learn how to unlock the passion within and become masters.
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Learning to be Human: The Educational Legacy of John MacMurray

Author: Michael Fielding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317602838

Category: Education

Page: 144

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The educational writings of John Macmurray, one of the finest 20th century philosophers of his generation, have a special relevance for us today. In similar circumstances of international crisis he argued for the central importance of education addressing fundamental issues of human purpose - how we lead good lives together, the emphasis on wisdom rather than knowledge alone, the advancement of a truly democratic culture, and the overriding importance of community in human flourishing. This remarkable collection of articles from leading international scholars includes the hitherto unpublished John Macmurray lecture – Learning to be Human – and brings together invited contributions from a range of fields and disciplines (e.g. philosophy of education, moral philosophy, care ethics, history of education, theology, religious education, future studies and learning technologies) and a number of countries across the world (e.g. Australia, the UK and the USA). Countering overemphasis on technique and its typical separation from wider human purposes emblematic of much of our current malaise, this book asks what it might mean to take the education of persons seriously and how such a perspective helps us to form judgments about the nature and worth of contemporary education policy and practice. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Oxford Review of Education.
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Education and the Development of Reason (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 8)

Author: R.F. Dearden,Paul H. Hirst,R.S. Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135171092

Category: Education

Page: 552

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This volume critically and constructively discusses philosophical questions which have particular bearing on the formulation of educational aims. The book is divided into three major parts: the first deals with the nature of education, and discusses the various general aims, such as 'mental health', 'socialization' and 'creativity' which have been thought to characterize it; the second section is concerned with the nature of reason and its relationship to feeling, will and action; finally the development of different aspects of reason in an educational context is considered.
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Being Human

A Christian Understanding of Personhood Illustrated with Reference to Power, Money, Sex and Time

Author: Church of England. Doctrine Commission

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 9780715138663

Category: Christian life

Page: 148

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What does it mean to be human? Using the Wisdom books of the Old Testament and the books of Luke and Acts in the New Testament, the Church of England's Doctrine Commission seeks to address this question here from the perspective of four key elements in human experience: power, money, sex and time.
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This Dark Endeavor

The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein

Author: Kenneth Oppel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442403160

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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When his twin brother falls ill in the family's chateau in the independent republic of Geneva, Victor Frankenstein embarks on a quest to create the Elixir of Life described in an ancient text in the family's secret Biblioteka Obscura.
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Apprenticeship with Jesus

Learning to Live Like the Master

Author: Gary W. Moon

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441210869

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Ask a crowd of Christians whether they believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior, and all hands will go up. Ask the same crowd whether they live like Jesus, and most of those same hands will come down. Why is this? Why is it so hard to bridge the gap between belief and real life? Respected author, professor, and psychologist Gary W. Moon thinks it has to do with our hyper-intellectual but non-experiential method of living the Christian life. In this winsome book Moon provides a thirty-day apprenticeship with Jesus, whereby readers will actively practice being with Jesus day in and day out. Each day's reading uses compelling stories and scripture to illustrate a point and closes with a suggested apprenticeship activity.
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Apprenticeship Patterns

Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman

Author: Dave Hoover,Adewale Oshineye

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379407

Category: Computers

Page: 168

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Are you doing all you can to further your career as a software developer? With today's rapidly changing and ever-expanding technologies, being successful requires more than technical expertise. To grow professionally, you also need soft skills and effective learning techniques. Honing those skills is what this book is all about. Authors Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye have cataloged dozens of behavior patterns to help you perfect essential aspects of your craft. Compiled from years of research, many interviews, and feedback from O'Reilly's online forum, these patterns address difficult situations that programmers, administrators, and DBAs face every day. And it's not just about financial success. Apprenticeship Patterns also approaches software development as a means to personal fulfillment. Discover how this book can help you make the best of both your life and your career. Solutions to some common obstacles that this book explores in-depth include: Burned out at work? "Nurture Your Passion" by finding a pet project to rediscover the joy of problem solving. Feeling overwhelmed by new information? Re-explore familiar territory by building something you've built before, then use "Retreat into Competence" to move forward again. Stuck in your learning? Seek a team of experienced and talented developers with whom you can "Be the Worst" for a while. "Brilliant stuff! Reading this book was like being in a time machine that pulled me back to those key learning moments in my career as a professional software developer and, instead of having to learn best practices the hard way, I had a guru sitting on my shoulder guiding me every step towards master craftsmanship. I'll certainly be recommending this book to clients. I wish I had this book 14 years ago!"-Russ Miles, CEO, OpenCredo
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The Art of Being Human

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478424281

Category: Education

Page: 464

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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Art of Being Human. In this book, you will learn topics such as Myth and the Origin of the Humanities, Literature, Art, and Music plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Sorcerer's Apprentice

An Incredible Journey into the World of India's Godmen

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628721316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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An apprentice to one of India’s greatest illusionists shares the tricks of the trade in this extraordinary travelogue through modern India. Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the amazing story of Tahir Shah’s improbable apprenticeship to one of India’s master conjurers, Hakim Feroze, and his initiation into the brotherhood of Indian godmen. Told with self-deprecating wit and an eye for the outlandish, it is a surprising account of a magical journey across India. Feroze teaches the Shah the basics of his craft, such as sleights of hand, immersing his hands in boiling oil and lead, and—Aaron’s old trick from the Bible—turning a rod into a serpent. To complete his training and prove himself, Shah is sent on a quest to discover the ways illusion is manifested in every corner of the subcontinent. Saddled with a hilarious sidekick and guide he calls the Trickster, Shah travels from Calcutta to Madras, from Bangalore to Bombay. Even as he recounts the most miraculous and bizarre feats of the sadhus, sages, sorcerers, avatars, fortune-tellers, healers, hypnotists, and humbugs he encounters, he reveals—and admires—the imagination and resourcefulness ordinary Indians deploy in order to survive. In this incredible book, Tahir Shah lifts the veil on the East’s most puzzling miracles and exposes a side of India that most never imagine exists. “By turns enrapturing and disquieting, droll and poignant.” —Booklist, starred review “Vivid, lurid and amusing.” —Publishers Weekly
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The Barn at the End of the World

The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd

Author: Mary Rose O'Reilley

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 1571319263

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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Deciding that her life was insufficiently grounded in real-world experience, Mary Rose O'Reilley, a Quaker reared as a Catholic, embarked on a year of tending sheep. In this often hilarious book, O'Reilley describes her work in an agricultural barn and her extended visit to a Buddhist monastery in France, where she studied with Thich N'hat Hanh. She seeks, in both barn and monastery, a spirituality based not in "climbing out of the body" but rather in existing fully in the world.
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An Apprenticeship

Author: Nan Narboe

Publisher: Red Notebook Press

ISBN: 9780692753996


Page: N.A

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These thoughtfully selected essays offer an intimate and lyrical account of aging through the decades. Authors Judy Blume, Andrew McCarthy, Gloria Steinem and others draw from their own experiences, describing a specific decade's losses and gains to form a complex and unflinching portrait of the years from nearing fifty to ninety and beyond.
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Darwinism and the Study of Society

A centenary symposium

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134556381

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1961 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.
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Parliamentary Debates

Official Report : ... Session of the ... Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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An Apprenticeship, Or, The Book of Delights

Author: Clarice Lispector

Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

View: 5452

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