Alex, Mark and A.J. join forces to fight the odds of poverty, crime and neglect to revitalize the surrounding community, and in turn find that the reward for embarking on such a mission of good will leads them to ultimate happiness ...
Author: Katie McKinney Fox
Category: Chicago (Ill.)
Have you ever known a really unusual kid and wondered how that child would ever find their place in society? Meet Alex True. Peculiar. Bright. Determined. Marches to the beat of a very different drummer . . . and undecided in so many ways. Experience the extraordinary journey as a misfit navigates love, life and growth in a judgmental world.Research analyst Alex True sets out to assess property value for a Chicago venture capital firm, but instead is catapulted into the lives and struggles of a sixth-grade teacher, his students, and the community surrounding a neglected but high-performing inner city school - an accidental meeting that launches Alex on a life changing journey of love, self and school revitalization that pleads for the reader to consider risking it all to have it all.Educating Alex is a tale of modern romance, community, and hope, following protagonist Alex True on a journey to bring life back to a school in need. The students and staff captivate Alex's interest, especially Mark Tandem, whose passion to educate and nurture his sixth graders tugs Alex's heart in an unfamiliar direction. Alex convinces A.J. Hoyt, founder of the venture capital firm, to invest in the students, and A.J. takes the opportunity to make the company's investment one that will benefit young hearts and minds as well as make dollars and cents. Alex, Mark and A.J. join forces to fight the odds of poverty, crime and neglect to revitalize the surrounding community, and in turn find that the reward for embarking on such a mission of good will leads them to ultimate happiness.Underlying this story is the unanswered question of whether Alex is male or female -- challenging the reader's own assumptions of gender as they experience and imagine Alex's journey.
In this lucid book, Alex Kozulin argues that the concept offers a useful way to analyze cross-cultural differences in thought and to develop practical strategies for educating immigrant children from widely different cultures.
Author: Alex Kozulin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
The concept of "psychological tools" is a cornerstone of L. S. Vygotsky's sociocultural theory of cognitive development. Psychological tools are the symbolic cultural artifacts--signs, symbols, texts, formulae, and most fundamentally, language--that enable us to master psychological functions like memory, perception, and attention in ways appropriate to our cultures. In this lucid book, Alex Kozulin argues that the concept offers a useful way to analyze cross-cultural differences in thought and to develop practical strategies for educating immigrant children from widely different cultures. Kozulin begins by offering an overview of Vygotsky's theory, which argues that consciousness arises from communication as civilization transforms "natural" psychological functions into "cultural" ones. He also compares sociocultural theory to other innovative approaches to learning, cognitive education in particular. And in a vivid case study, the author describes his work with recent Ethiopian immigrants to Israel, whose traditional modes of learning were oral and imitative, and who consequently proved to be quick at learning conversational Hebrew, but who struggled with the reading, writing, and formal problem solving required by a Western classroom. Last, Kozulin develops Vygotsky's concept of psychological tools to promote literature as a useful tool in cognitive development. With its explication of Vygotsky's theory, its case study of sociocultural pedagogy, and its suggested use of literary text for cognitive development, Psychological Tools will be of considerable interest to research psychologists and educators alike.
This is a book that challenges thinking about teaching, and critiques the currently 'fashionable' discourses.
Author: Alex Moore
Publisher: Psychology Press
This is a book that challenges thinking about teaching, and critiques the currently 'fashionable' discourses. It offers a new set of approaches to initial and continuing teacher education that re-emphasises the importance of theory through reference to key sociological and psychological works.
Alex Jennings is a mess. He spends every waking hour obsessively masturbating to online SM porn videos to the detriment of his whole life. And it gives him very little pleasure. But then one day he is approached by Damian Hall, producer of those videos, and invited to become Damian's SM slave. As Damian takes charge of Alex and trains him in the duties and pleasures of the dungeon, Alex finally learns to take control of his own life. Alex is locked in a chastity device so that he can focus on serving as Damian's slave both in the dungeon playroom and outside it. Their adventures introduce Alex to many types of SM sex including flogging and electrosex. Along the way Alex and Damian each learn some surprising secrets about the other and develop a lasting loving relationship.
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Representatives, One Hundred Eighth ... Ricardo Martinez , Minority Legislative
Associate / Education ; Alex Nock , Minority Legislative Associate / Education ;
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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the WorkforcePublish On: 2002
hearing before the Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of
Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, ... Minority Legislative
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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Education ReformPublish On: 2002
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Education Reform of the Committee on
Education and the Workforce, House of ... General Counsel; Heather Valentine,
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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Education Reform
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Alex Coren uses the insights of psychoanalysis to take a searching look at our education system and the effects it has on young people.
Author: Alex Coren
Category: Educational psychology
Is the education system killing off young people's desire to learn? Does it damage their emotional development? What effects do examinations and tests have on them? Are we asking the impossible by making academic performance in the difficult adolescent years so important? Education is increasingly answering the needs of the marketplace, and as a result young people's experience of education has less to do with curiosity and more to do with compliance. Alex Coren uses the insights of psychoanalysis to take a searching look at our education system and the effects it has on young people.
Author: American Normal School AssociationPublish On: 1879
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Author: National Educational Association (U.S.)Publish On: 1879
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This second edition has been updated to take account of significant changes in the field; young people's use of digital technologies, the increasing involvement of world of business in state education, and ongoing high-profile debates about ...
Author: Alex Moore
"Teaching and Learning: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture is designed to share important theory with readers in an accessible but sophisticated way. It offers an overview of the key issues and dominant theories of teaching and learning as they impact upon the practice of education professionals in the classroom. This second edition has been updated to take account of significant changes in the field; young people's use of digital technologies, the increasing involvement of world of business in state education, and ongoing high-profile debates about assessment, to name but a few. It examines the global move from traditional subject-and-knowledge based curricula towards skills and problem-solving and discusses how the emphasis on education for citizenship has forced us to reconsider the social functions of education. Central topics also covered include: - An assessment of the most influential theorists of learning and teaching - The ways in which public educational policy impinges on local practice - The nature and role of language and culture in formal educational settings - An assessment of different models of 'good teaching' - Alternative models of curriculum and pedagogy. With questions, points for consideration and ideas for further reading and research throughout, this book delivers discussion and analysis designed to support understanding of classroom interactions and to contribute to improved practice. It will be essential reading for all student teachers, those engaged in professional development and Education Studies students"--