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An Incurable Academic

An Incurable Academic Author Torsten Husen
ISBN-10 9781483297767
Release 2014-05-20
Pages 224
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In these memoirs, Torsten Husen, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Stockholm, conveys a fascinating picture of the academic world from the l940s onwards and of the extraordinary developments in education and psychology. Professor Husen is an internationally acknowledged expert on school affairs. As the first holder of the Chair of Educational Research at the Stockholm School of Education, he became deeply involved in policy research tied to the school reforms and his research and writing have directly affected the worldwide debate on the structure and content of secondary and upper secondary schooling. He was a founder member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and as Chairman of the Board of the International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) in Paris he became increasingly concerned with educational problems in the developing countries. This is an account of a remarkable man whose dedication to research into educational problems worldwide should be an inspiration to others.

Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education

Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education Author Liora Bresler
ISBN-10 9781134592586
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 320
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Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education looks at fifty of the twentieth century's most significant contributors to the debate on education. Among those included are: * Pierre Bourdieu * Elliot Eisner * Hans J. Eysenck * Michel Focault * Henry Giroux * Jurgen Habermas * Susan Isaacs * A.S. Neill * Herbert Read * Simone Weill. Together with Fifty Major Thinkers on Education this book provides a unique history of educational thinking. Each essay gives key biographical information, an outline of the individual's principal achievements and activities, an assessment of his or her impact and influence and a list of their major writings and suggested further reading.

Educational Research and Policy How Do They Relate

Educational Research and Policy  How Do They Relate Author Torsten Husén
ISBN-10 9781483148564
Release 2014-05-17
Pages 308
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Educational Research and Policy: How do They Relate? contains the proceedings of a four-day symposium held at Wijk, Lidingo-Stockholm in June 1982. Before presenting the papers reported at the symposium, this book first tackles the main issues in the relationship between policymaking and research. This text also elucidates models of interaction, policy systems, and policy proposals. The papers of the symposium are then presented collectively in the last part. Generalizations derived from empirical cases discussed in the symposium are also shown.

The Transformation of the Student Career

The Transformation of the Student Career Author Michael Nugent
ISBN-10 9781135933746
Release 2004-09-01
Pages 224
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This study examines the transformation of the structural characteristics and ideological assumptions of university study in these three countries between the mid-1950s and the early 1990s.

Everything Happens for a Reason

Everything Happens for a Reason Author Kate Bowler
ISBN-10 9780399592072
Release 2018-02-06
Pages 224
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A meditation on sense-making when there’s no sense to be made, on letting go when we can’t hold on, and on being unafraid even when we’re terrified.”—Lucy Kalanithi “Belongs on the shelf alongside other terrific books about this difficult subject, like Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air and Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal.”—Gates Notes Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God’s disapproval. At thirty-five, everything in her life seems to point toward “blessing.” She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son. Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. The prospect of her own mortality forces Kate to realize that she has been tacitly subscribing to the prosperity gospel, living with the conviction that she can control the shape of her life with “a surge of determination.” Even as this type of Christianity celebrates the American can-do spirit, it implies that if you “can’t do” and succumb to illness or misfortune, you are a failure. Kate is very sick, and no amount of positive thinking will shrink her tumors. What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason? Kate is stripped of this certainty only to discover that without it, life is hard but beautiful in a way it never has been before. Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, relatives, and doctors. Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live. Praise for Everything Happens for a Reason “I fell hard and fast for Kate Bowler. Her writing is naked, elegant, and gripping—she’s like a Christian Joan Didion. I left Kate’s story feeling more present, more grateful, and a hell of a lot less alone. And what else is art for?”—Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and president of Together Rising

Governing Post War Britain

Governing Post War Britain Author G. O'Hara
ISBN-10 9780230361270
Release 2012-04-11
Pages 309
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Glen O'Hara draws a compelling picture of Second World War Britain by investigating relations between people and government: the electorate's rising expectations and demands for universally-available social services, the increasing complexity of the new solutions to these needs, and mounting frustration with both among both governors and governed.

Life in the Balance

Life in the Balance Author Thomas B. Graboys
ISBN-10 9781402753411
Release 2008-01
Pages 201
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Chronicles the author's descent from a top cardiologist to a patient slowly succumbing to Parkinson's disease and dementia, including how he struggles with the feelings he experiences daily and the impact of the diseases in his life.

Psychology in America

Psychology in America Author Ernest R. Hilgard
ISBN-10 UOM:39015010407198
Release 1987
Pages 1009
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Psychology in America has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Psychology in America also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Psychology in America book for free.

Torsten Hus n

Torsten Hus  n Author Arild Tjeldvoll
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054415453
Release 2000-06
Pages 181
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" ... a biography of Torsten Husén, drawn from his conversations with Arild Tjeldvoll ..."--P. vii.

Memoir of a Debulked Woman Enduring Ovarian Cancer

Memoir of a Debulked Woman  Enduring Ovarian Cancer Author Susan Gubar
ISBN-10 9780393073256
Release 2012-04-30
Pages 296
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In this moving memoir, a renowned feminist scholar explores the physical and psychological ordeal of living with ovarian cancer.

Memoir of the late J Pillans By an Old Student Signed A R

Memoir of the late J  Pillans     By an Old Student   Signed  A  R  Author
ISBN-10 BL:A0018613203
Release 1869
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Memoir of the late J Pillans By an Old Student Signed A R has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Memoir of the late J Pillans By an Old Student Signed A R also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Memoir of the late J Pillans By an Old Student Signed A R book for free.

Mapping Fate

Mapping Fate Author Alice Wexler
ISBN-10 0520207416
Release 1995
Pages 321
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Wexler tells the story of a family at risk for Huntington's disease, a hereditary, incurable, fatal disorder from which her own mother died. This graceful and eloquent account goes beyond the specifics of the disease to explore the dynamics of family secrets, of living at risk, and the drama and limits of biomedical research. Photos.

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture Author Randy Pausch
ISBN-10 9781401395513
Release 2008-04-08
Pages 224
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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

Medical and Surgical Memoirs

Medical and Surgical Memoirs Author Joseph Jones
ISBN-10 STANFORD:24502805700
Release 1876
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My Brief History

My Brief History Author Stephen Hawking
ISBN-10 9780345539137
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 144
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution. My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking’s improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty, and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology. Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time—one of the iconic books of the twentieth century. Clear-eyed, intimate, and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking’s personal cosmos.

In Between Days

In Between Days Author Teva Harrison
ISBN-10 9781487001100
Release 2016-04-23
Pages 128
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2016 Governor General's Literary Award Finalist 2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Winner 2017 Joe Shuster Award Nominee Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal. Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053238088
Release 1984
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Subject Guide to Books in Print has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Subject Guide to Books in Print also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Subject Guide to Books in Print book for free.