Practical Visionaries

Author: Pam Hirsch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317877225
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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.

Practical Visionaries

Author: Susan Blackburn
Publisher: Melbourne University
ISBN: 9780522845624
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Practical Visionaries from the Author: Susan Blackburn. Practical Visionaries is the first full-length account of an Australian aid organization. It tells the story of Community Aid Abroad, from its origins in the Australia of the 1950s until the present day. Drawing on her own long association with the organization, as well as on research conducted in Australia, Asia, and Africa, Susan Blackburn analyses the efforts of CAA and its Third World partners to create a world without poverty and injustice. Almost from the start, Community Aid Abroad has been unusually ambitious in its aims of promoting development through aid and trade, of educating Australians about their relations with the Third World, and of attempting to influence public policy. Finding effective means of pursuing these goals has involved conflict and frustration as well as hard-won successes, testing the limits of what a voluntary organization can achieve. Now that it has become a well-known national institution, a major challenge facing CAA is to live up to its own self-image as part of a global social movement.

Eco Pioneers

Author: Steve Lerner
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262621243
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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.

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.

Practical Visionaries Brief Sketches Illustrating The Power And Spirit Of Salvation Army Work Amongst The Common People

Author: Humphrey Wallis
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781347373934
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Practical Visionaries Brief Sketches Illustrating The Power And Spirit Of Salvation Army Work Amongst The Common People from the Author: Humphrey Wallis. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Practical Visionary

Author: Corrine McLaughlin
Publisher: Unity House
ISBN: 9780871593405
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The Practical Visionary from the Author: Corrine McLaughlin. There is astounding evidence of a powerful New World grow¬ing in our midst—despite escalating worldwide crises—if you know where, and how, to look. A guide to this New World, The Practical Visionary unveils eight keys to spiritual growth and social change: how to shift from what's dying to what's being born; understand the evolutionary plan; make your livelihood a social change strategy; invoke the magic of your soul; turn within to find your higher purpose; shape your vision into an achievable mission; see money as a spiritual asset; and transform conflict into a higher synthesis. Upgrade your inner life, and join the thousands of practical visionaries worldwide who are pioneering creative solutions to today's toughest problems.

Human Trafficking

Author: Constance Gunderson
Publisher: LIT Verlag MĂĽnster
ISBN: 3643902638
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Human Trafficking from the Author: Constance Gunderson. Human trafficking is an extreme example of social injustice, perpetuated by dominant/subordinate attitudes that condone violence, resulting in significant suffering for individuals and harm to societies. This book is a comprehensive study of the challenges facing service providers who work with trafficked victims of sexual exploitation in northern Germany. The results are discussed from the perspective of the Relational Cultural Theory, as well as from the Sexual-Racial Contract Theory. The insights offer a vital gateway to sustainable social change and social justice to help end human trafficking. (Series: Gender Discussion / Gender-Diskussion - Vol. 15)