The roommate assigned to me in the cooperative house for the fall semester of
1945 was not at all to my liking. ... make good on my agreement with my father to
support myself after college, I majored in social studies and secondary education.
Author: Charlotte Kahn
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Undeterred is the story of how Luck, Love, and Learning helped a young girl from an upper-middle class European family surmount discrimination, horror, and fear engendered by the Nazis in the 1930s. Several rescuers enabled her to escape from Germany to other countries. Landing in the United States at age twelve, she soon found herself to be a “little girl” among “sophisticated” teenagers. As she matured, she traversed the European-American culture gaps, but not without strife. As is so often the case during adolescence, she had tumultuous struggles with her parents. Ultimately she herself became a mother of four. She also earned a doctorate from a prestigious university and succeeded as a respected professional. Charlotte Kahn speaks of finding her way and how she Made It In America.
my mother ; to submit myself to all my governesses UNDETERRED by the cold
reception given to Mr. James spirit pastures and fasters ; He suffered on the
Pontious Payn some little time ago , Mrs. Westlake comes forward Pilate was
Author: Augustus Granville StapletonPublish On: 1853
Here are two schools in the same parish - - the one National , the other Church Education if both had aid from the State , and the parents were allowed freely to
choose between them , and if the parents , undeterred by their priests ' threats ...
For , although steadfast Catholics , they would Daturally be apprehensive of the
fatal results likely to accrue to themselves of any relative of theirs so flagrantly
violating the law as to open a ' Popish ' school and teach therein . How , undeterred ...
Somewhat undeterred, my project focused on urban schools and especially my
own struggles to become a successful urban science teacher. This move to
ground theory use and development in auto/ethnography addressed a central
Author: Wolff-Michael Roth
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Since its beginnings, science education has been under the influence of psychological theories of knowing and learning, while in more recent years, social constructivist and sociological frameworks have also begun to emerge. With little work being done on showing how the perspectives of these separate approaches might be integrated, this work aims to plug the gap. The book helps lay the groundwork for reuniting sociological and psychological perspectives on the knowing, learning, and teaching of science. Featuring a range of integrative efforts beginning with simple conversation, the chapters here include not only articles but also commentaries that engage with other papers, as well as a useful running narrative that, from the introduction to the epilogue, contextualizes the book and its sections. Specific attention is given to cultural-historical activity theory, which already offers an integration of psychological and cultural-historical (sociological) perspectives on collectively motivated human activities. A number of chapters, as well as the contextualizing narrative, explicitly use this theory as a framework for rethinking science education to achieve the reunification that is the goal of this work. All the contributors to this volume have produced texts that contribute to the effort of overcoming the extant divide between sociological and psychological approaches to science education research and practice. From very different positions—gender, culture, race—they provide valuable insights to reuniting approaches in both theory and method in the field. As an ensemble, the contributions constitute a rich menu of ideas from which new forms of science education can emerge.
Annoyed but undeterred, my students pressed on and eventually, one by one,
arrived at the chapter's conclusion. I hustled around the room trying to contain the
volume of the groups' reactions so they wouldn't distract or dampen other groups'
Author: Paul C. Gorski
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Through a rich mix of essays, memoirs, and poetry, the contributors to The Poverty and Education Reader bring to the fore the schooling experiences of poor and working class students, highlighting the resiliency, creativity, and educational aspirations of low-income families. They showcase proven strategies that imaginative teachers and schools have adopted for closing the opportunity gap, demonstrating how they have succeeded by working in partnership with low-income families, and despite growing class sizes, the imposition of rote pedagogical models, and teach-to-the-test mandates. The contributors—teachers, students, parents, educational activists, and scholars—repudiate the prevalent, but too rarely discussed, deficit views of students and families in poverty. Rather than focusing on how to “fix” poor and working class youth, they challenge us to acknowledge the ways these youth and their families are disenfranchised by educational policies and practices that deny them the opportunities enjoyed by their wealthier peers. Just as importantly, they offer effective school and classroom strategies to mitigate the effects of educational inequality on students in poverty. Rejecting the simplistic notion that a single program, policy, or pedagogy can undo social or educational inequalities, this Reader inspires and equips educators to challenge the disparities to which underserved communities are subjected. It is a positive resource for students of education and for teachers, principals, social workers, community organizers, and policy makers who want to make the promise of educational equality a reality.
Author: Great Britain. Committee on EducationPublish On: 1892
Undeterred by previous failure , the board have therefore determined upon a
fresh and vigorous attempt to deal with the deplorable waste of labour resulting
from the discontinuance of systematised education after the children leave the ...
10 Undeterred by my own lack of published “ new evidence ” work , however , I
have recently been involved with others in a redesign of the evidence courses at the University of Melbourne in a manner which entailed a shift in 7 9 10 See D ...
Thus the common meetingground between them is wanting . A state of things like
this is one in which it seems to me that no lover of his country can acquiesce . He
must at least do what in him lies to find a way out of it , undeterred by the ...
would in future need to meet the needs of at least some of those who now
attended special schools. ... Undeterred, my colleagues in the Division of Educational Guidance were determined to restructure their work to meet the
needs of the ...
Author: Peter Mittler
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This unusual book is more than just the memoir of a distinguished career. It is a history of the twentieth century reflected in the life and work of one individual. It begins in 1938 with a year in the life of an eight year old Viennese Jewish boy as he experiences the worst and best of humanity, from Nazi persecution to rescue by strangers through the Kindertransports. It tells of his encounters with an English schooling system at its worst and best and of his formative years. But this is not a story of one person’s liberation. That little refugee boy grew up to contribute to the liberation of hundreds of thousands of people world-wide. Influenced by his own early experiences, Peter Mittler has spent a lifetime committed to the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities. From their liberation from the big institutions left over from the nineteenth century, to their inclusion in shaping the 2008 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it tells the story of a dynamic and powerful human rights movement. It is perhaps the last great untold story, the story of how persons with intellectual disabilities finally gained the right to respect, value and autonomy and of the long struggle for schooling, access to work and their own front door key. This memoir weaves professional memories and accounts of collaboration across the global village with anecdotes and travellers’ tales to reflect a global perspective from someone who was there at every twist and turn, working with families, teachers, researchers, governments and self-advocates for over 60 years to influence legislation and drive lasting reform. EXTRACTS FROM BOOK REVIEWS Dame Phillipa Russell (from foreword) Socrates is reputed to have said that each generation produces a very small number of 'hero innovators' who change the way in which society values its citizens. For me and for many others, Peter Mittler is indeed one of those 'hero innovators', radically changing both national and international attitudes towards people with intellectual and other disabilities and their families. Duncan Mitchell British Journal of Learning Disabilities Peter Mittler is one of the giants of learning disability in the second half of the twentieth century. It is rare to find such a wonderfully understated page turner. Ingrid Lunt, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs The book succeeds in going far beyond an autobiography… is easy to read, and carries the reader through with the strong narrative. Paul Williams Community Living What an incredibly full and constructive life! The book is very well written and highly readable. David Mitchell, International Journal of Disability, Development and Education Peter Mittler has the happy knack of being able to synthesise disparate material in an interesting manner, with an eye to the broader philosophical context. This book is a fitting summation of one man’s personal journey to address inequalities, particularly as they apply to those among us who have disabilities. Chris Cullen, History of Psychology and Philosophy This is a fascinating book, which chronicles the life journey of Peter Mittler, a leading exponent of evidence-based services and social inclusion for people with intellectual impairments. More than this, though, it is a history of the slow and often halting progress which has been made in the United Kingdom and throughout the
When she tried to apply to the University College Cork's medical program, the
registrar told her she lacked the background to manage the curriculum. Undeterred, my mother registered anyway. When she got home, one of her
sisters lit into her ...
Author: Samantha Power
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER An intimate, powerful, and galvanizing memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner, human rights advocate, and former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power. Named one of the best books of the year: The New York Times • National Public Radio • Time • The Economist • The Washington Post • Vanity Fair • Christian Science Monitor • Publishers Weekly • Audible “Her highly personal and reflective memoir . . . is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world.”—President Barack Obama Includes an updated afterword Tracing her distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official, Samantha Power’s acclaimed memoir is a unique blend of suspenseful storytelling, vivid character portraits, and shrewd political insight. After her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of Senator Barack Obama, he invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. When Obama won the presidency, Power went from being an activist outsider to serving as his human rights adviser and, in 2013, becoming the youngest-ever US Ambassador to the United Nations. Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy, offering a compelling and deeply honest look at navigating the halls of power while trying to put one’s ideals into practice. Along the way, she lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life, shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with raising two young children, and makes the case for how we each can advance the cause of human dignity. This is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference. “This is a wonderful book. […] The interweaving of Power’s personal story, family story, diplomatic history and moral arguments is executed seamlessly and with unblinking honesty.”—THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, The New York Times Book Review “Truly engrossing…A pleasure to read.”—RACHEL MADDOW “A beautiful memoir about the times we’re living in and the questions we must ask ourselves…I honestly couldn’t put it down.” —CHERYL STRAYED, author of Wild “Power’s compelling memoir provides critically important insights we should all understand as we face some of the most vexing issues of our time.” —BRYAN STEVENSON, author of Just Mercy
We got married eight years ago , " my husband would remind her . Undeterred , my daughter would say , " No , that was your commitment ceremony , but this is
gonna be your wedding . ” Even snack time conversations raise the issue of gay ...
Author: Ann Pelo
Publisher: Rethinking Schools Limited
Rethinking Early Childhood Education is alive with the conviction that teaching young children involves values and vision. This anthology collects inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. Included is outstanding writing from childcare teachers, early-grade public school teachers, scholars, and parents. Early childhood is when we develop our core dispositions--the habits of thinking that shape how we live. This book shows how educators can nurture empathy, ecological consciousness, curiosity, collaboration, and activism in young children. It invites readers to rethink early childhood education, reminding them that it is inseparable from social justice and ecological education. An outstanding resource for childcare providers, early-grade teachers, and teacher education and staff development programs. Winner of a 2009 Skipping Stones Honor Award.
She managed to convince herself, if not me, and got carried away planning my education: she unearthed from the ... Undeterred by my nervous, feigned
indifference she dragged me on a whistle-stop tour and was most impressed by a
Author: Tim Pears
Publisher: Plume Books
This stunning debut novel is about the life of a Devon village during the drought year of 1984, as told through the eyes of Alison Freemantle, the youngest child of prosperous farmers. Through Alison, aged 13 and living with her grandparents, parents, her sister and two brothers, we live through the most devastating of summers, one of the longest and hottest of the 20th century. We also learn from stories told to Alison about the lives of her whole family - from her grandparents' time in an earlier Devon to Alison's strange friendship with Jonathan, son of a Viscount.
Undeterred, my mother called Columbia and got an older graduate student of
history named Abraham Hilowitz. He arrived one night in a ... From then on we
spent two hours together three nights a week, redoing my education. It was all
Author: Richard Grossinger
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
New Moon: A Coming-of-Age Tale traces the author’s path through grade school at P. S. 6, “group” in Central Park, high school at Horace Mann, and college at Amherst, while recalling Freudian psychoanalysis, Grossinger’s Hotel in the Catskills, Color War at Camp Chipinaw, ‘50s rock ’n’ roll, teen romance, the mysterious world of tarot cards, and spiritual and political initiation. This is not the paperback of the 1996 hardcover but its metamorphosis and realization.
In the novel , when Pericles , undeterred by the warning of Antiochus , insists
upon attempting the solution of the enigma ... It runs thus in Shakespeare's verse
- • A gentleman of Tyre ( my name Pericles , My education been in arts and arms )
“In the novel, when Pericles, undeterred by the warning of Antiochus, insists upon
attempting the solution of the ... It runs thus in Shakespeare's verse: — “A
gentleman of Tyre (my name Pericles, My education been in arts and arms), Who,
In 46 of the larger cities physical education is required for four years in high
schools . ... Such activity from a freshman only eighteen years of age was
naturally resented , but he went on undeterred and organized an Athletic
Includes abstracts of magazine articles and "Book reviews".
The Unitarians of the United States These studies were all pursued in have in my
time possessed a number of French ... But grammar is perfectly undeterred from
going to hear him by his congenial matter to me , which my mind reputation of a ...
The Amid numerous specimens of excellent erin which the mass of the English
people study is instructive . ... The eleventh chapter Mr. Cobdeu's domestic
affections were Undeterred by the vastness of the theme may also be cited as a ...
Rather , higher education is now the focus of specific criticisms that call into
question the basic operating assumptions that have governed the administration
of higher education and raised new ... He was undeterred by that characterization