Practical Visionaries

Author: Pam Hirsch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317877217
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Practical Visionaries from the Author: Pam Hirsch. An examination of women educationists in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain. Working with new paradigms opened up by feminist scholarship, it reveals how women leaders were determined to transform education in the quest for a better society. Previous scholarship has either neglected the contributions of these women or has misplaced them. Consequently intellectual histories of education have come to seem almost exclusively masculine. This collection shows the important role which figures such as Mary Carpenter, Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, Elizabeth Edwards and Maria Montessori played in the struggle to provide greater educational opportunities for women. The contributors are: Anne Bloomfield, Kevin J. Brehony, Norma Clarke, Peter Cunningham, Mary Jane Drummond, Elizabeth Edwards, Mary Hilton, Pam Hirsch, Jane Miller, Hilary Minns, Wendy Robinson, Gillian Sutherland and Ruth Watts.

Eco Pioneers

Author: Steve Lerner
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262621243
Size: 54.61 MB
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Eco Pioneers from the Author: Steve Lerner. Lerner has spent four years searching out what he calls "eco-pioneers"--people who are working to reduce the pace of environmental degradation. Here he provides case studies of eco-pioneers who are exploring sustainable ways to log forests, grow food, save plant species, clean up cities, conserve water, protect rivers and wildlife, treat hazardous waste, and reduce both waste and consumption. 45 illustrations.

Women Education And Agency 1600 2000

Author: Jean Spence
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135855838
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Women Education And Agency 1600 2000 from the Author: Jean Spence. This collection of essays brings together an international roster of contributors to provide historical insight into women’s agency and activism in education throughout from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Topics discussed range from the strategies adopted by individual women to achieve a personal education and the influence of educated women upon their social environment, to the organized efforts of groups of women to pursue broader feminist goals in an educational context. The collection is designed to recover the variety of the voices of women inhabiting different geographical and social contexts while highlighting commonality and continuity with reference to creativity, achievement, and the management and transgression of structures of gender inequality.

Pioneering Women

Author: Gillian McClelland
Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation
ISBN: 9781903688571
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Pioneering Women from the Author: Gillian McClelland. Few topics have produced more heroines than the struggle of women for their right to education. Foremost amongst the pioneers of third-level education for women in the north of Ireland were Eliza and Isabella Riddel. Never themselves having had the opportunity of university education, in 1913 they founded Riddel Hall as a residence for women students. Ruth Duffin, the hall’s formidable first warden, had very strong ideas about citizenship, culture, and physical exercise that proved to be visionary in every sense. The personal chronicle she kept, recording how she realized her ambition to bring culture and self-empowerment to sometimes reluctant female students, is one of the fascinating features of this book. The reports of two of Ruth’s successors as wardens, and the reminiscences of former students, outline how the challenges posed by the new educational order in the post-World War Two era and into the swinging sixties were met. Later events and a series of problems leading to the eventual closure of what had remained a haven of sanity in a quickly-changing educational world, are recounted with the help of the recollections of former students, in a sensitive and affectionate narrative. In its last phase, the Hall was occupied by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. This short but intriguing interlude is recounted by Marcus Patton. And, of course, no one is better placed than Patton to describe the physical attributes of a building that holds warm memories for thousands of students and which played not only a formative role in their young lives but also provided a crucial facility for women’s third-level education in Northern Ireland.

How To Re Imagine The World

Author: Anthony Weston
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550923469
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How To Re Imagine The World from the Author: Anthony Weston. Who says that all possible social and political systems have already been invented? Or that work—or marriage, or environmentalism, or anything else—must be just what they are now? This book is a conceptual toolbox for imagining and initiating radical social change. Chapters offer specific, focused, and shareable techniques: Seeking a Whole Vision: Creating a pull and not just a push toward change Generative Thinking: Looking for “Seeds” and “Sparks”, Stretching and Twisting Ideas, and Going Two Steps Too Far Looking for Unexpected Openings: “Weeds” and “Wild Cards,” Inside Tracks, Leverage Points, and Hidden Possibilities Working at the Roots: Reconstructing the built world, cultural practices, even worldviews Building Momentum: Playing to our Strengths, Reclaiming the Language, “Allying Everywhere,” Doing it Now, Going for Broke Leap-frogging new kinds of cars and better mass transit in turn, why not a world in which “transportation” itself is unneeded? What about remaking New Orleans as a floating city, or putting only extreme surfers in the path of hurricanes? And why not dream of the stars? The question is not whether radical change is coming. It is already well underway. The only question is who will make it. Why not us? Anthony Weston is a professor of philosophy at Elon University in North Carolina, where he teaches ethics, environmental studies, and “Millennial Imagination.” He is the author of ten other books, including Back to Earth, Jobs for Philosophers, and Creativity for Critical Thinkers.

Eco Pioneers

Author: Steve Lerner
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262621243
Size: 48.84 MB
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Eco Pioneers from the Author: Steve Lerner. Lerner has spent four years searching out what he calls "eco-pioneers"--people who are working to reduce the pace of environmental degradation. Here he provides case studies of eco-pioneers who are exploring sustainable ways to log forests, grow food, save plant species, clean up cities, conserve water, protect rivers and wildlife, treat hazardous waste, and reduce both waste and consumption. 45 illustrations.

Teaching Design And Technology At Key Stages 1 And 2

Author: Gill Hope
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473914159
Size: 19.36 MB
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Teaching Design And Technology At Key Stages 1 And 2 from the Author: Gill Hope. Ofsted continues to identify weaknesses in this subject, while many primary, non-specialist trainees lack confidence in the area. Linked to the new (2007) Standards for QTS and the DATA Tier 1 competencies, this book is for trainees who have had less than 20 hours training in design and technology but are required to teach the subject during school placements and once qualified. This clear, jargon-free text explains the key concepts and curriculum requirements, without assuming prior expertise or advanced levels of understanding, making this book a sound basic introduction.

Books For Children Books For Adults

Author: Teresa Michals
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139868098
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Books For Children Books For Adults from the Author: Teresa Michals. In this groundbreaking and wide-ranging study, Teresa Michals explores why some books originally written for a mixed-age audience, such as Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, eventually became children's literature, while others, such as Samuel Richardson's Pamela, became adult novels. Michals considers how historically specific ideas about age shaped not only the readership of novels, but also the ways that characters are represented within them. Arguing that age is first understood through social status, and later through the ideal of psychological development, the book examines the new determination of authors at the end of the nineteenth century, such as Henry James, to write for an audience of adults only. In these novels and in their reception, a world of masters and servants became a world of adults and children.