“An” Education

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Author: Nick Hornby,Stephan Klapdor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462042290


Page: 222

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An Education

How an outsider became an insider - and learned what really goes on in Irish government


Author: John Walshe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241972523

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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'Fascinating' Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times 'It's a fascinating book. I ended up reading it till about four in the morning. It gives an incredible insight.' Shane Coleman, political editor, Newstalk 'Excellent' Sam Smyth, Irish Mail on Sunday 'A great read and I'd recommend it' Hugh Linehan, Irish Times 'One of the best journalists I ever worked with ... his tell-all book is absolutely fascinating' Matt Cooper, Today FM 'Like pulling back the curtains and getting a sneaky peak inside ... fascinating' Sinéad Desmond, Ireland AM, TV3 After over forty years in national journalism, John Walshe thought he had seen and heard it all. That was until he got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in government and see how decisions are really made ... Having spent most of his career as an education correspondent, Walshe did not have to think twice about accepting incoming education minister Ruairi Quinn's invitation to become his special adviser. So in a matter of weeks he found himself in the seat of power in Government Buildings and up close and personal with some of the country most powerful decision-makers. It was heady stuff. An Education is John Walshe's revealing, surprising and entertaining inside account of what it's like be part of a government trying to get to grips with a country and an economy in free-fall. It is an anatomy of how choices are made, particularly when the choices are between swingeing cuts and drastic savings. And it is a gripping description of the ferocious day-to-day territorial battles and face-offs between the coalition parties and their backroom staff. Ruairi Quinn knew this would be his last cabinet post and he was determined to leave a legacy. Walshe documents the triumphs and disasters of Quinn's mission to reshape Irish education. In doing so he gets to the heart of the mix of idealism, egotism and pragmatism that ultimately drives those who govern. John Walshe's forty-month education on the corridors of power him left him much wiser about those who set out to do the state some service. His conclusions are sometimes encouraging and sometimes dismaying. But they are always enlightening. An Education is both lively and essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Irish politics in the raw.

An Education


Author: Lynn Barber

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932260

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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When the journalist Lynn Barber was 16, she was picked up at a bus-stop by an attractive older man who drew up in his sports car - and her life was almost wrecked. A bright confident girl, on course to go to Oxford, she began a relationship which, incredibly, was encouraged by her conventional, suburban parents and which took her into the louche, semi-criminal world of west London just as the 1960s began. Ruin beckoned, until one day she made an important discovery. 'An Education', the opening piece of this fascinating memoir, was highly praised when first published in Granta magazine, and is currently being filmed by the BBC with a Nick Hornby script.

An Education of Value

The Purposes and Practices of Schools


Author: Marvin Lazerson,Judith Block McLaughlin,Bruce McPherson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315159

Category: Education

Page: 139

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An Education of Value is about the problems involved in reforming American schools - in the past and in the decades to come. The authors consider the historical, political, and philosophical tensions between the perennial twin goals of American education: equality and excellence. They discuss the necessary preconditions for enduring progress: enhancing the conditions of teaching, improving the education and re-education of teachers, rethinking the curriculum, developing learning through the use of computers, and strengthening the leadership of schools. The issues raised in this book concern every modern society, and the authors' ideas will challenge a wide audience.

An Education that Empowers

A Collection of Lectures in Memory of Lawrence Stenhouse


Author: Jean Rudduck

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853592898

Category: Education

Page: 114

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This book brings together five lectures given by eminent educationalists in memory of the work of Lawrence Stenhouse, an influential figure in the field of education during the 1970s and early 1980s. The lectures focus on different themes in his work, reviewing them in the light of recent policy changes. The lectures review issues to do with the school curriculum, teaching and learning, teacher education and teacher research. A strong theme across the papers is the authors' concern with the political context of educational change. Jean Rudduck has also published Innovation and Change, Dimensions of Discipline, and Developing a Gender Policy in Secondary Schools.

Claiming an Education

Feminism and Canadian Schools


Author: Jane Gaskell,Arlene McLaren,Myra Novogrodsky,Our Schools/Our Selves Education Foundation

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9780921908029

Category: Education

Page: 106

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Claiming an Education offers a balanced presentation of the central issues facing education planners as they struggle to define the place of feminism in Canadian schools.

Badiou and Plato: An Education by Truths

An Education by Truths


Author: A.J. Bartlett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748643761

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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An interrogation of Plato's entire work using the concepts and categories of Alain Badiou. This is the first book to critically address and draw consequences from Badiou's claim that his work is a 'Platonism of the multiple' and that philosophy today requires a 'platonic gesture'. Examining the relationship between Badiou and Plato, Bartlett radically transforms our perception of Plato's philosophy and rethinks the central philosophical question: 'what is education?'

An Education in Politics

The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind


Author: Jesse H. Rhodes

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801464668

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Since the early 1990s, the federal role in education—exemplified by the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)—has expanded dramatically. Yet states and localities have retained a central role in education policy, leading to a growing struggle for control over the direction of the nation’s schools. In An Education in Politics, Jesse H. Rhodes explains the uneven development of federal involvement in education. While supporters of expanded federal involvement enjoyed some success in bringing new ideas to the federal policy agenda, Rhodes argues, they also encountered stiff resistance from proponents of local control. Built atop existing decentralized policies, new federal reforms raised difficult questions about which level of government bore ultimate responsibility for improving schools. Rhodes’s argument focuses on the role played by civil rights activists, business leaders, and education experts in promoting the reforms that would be enacted with federal policies such as NCLB. It also underscores the constraints on federal involvement imposed by existing education policies, hostile interest groups, and, above all, the nation’s federal system. Indeed, the federal system, which left specific policy formation and implementation to the states and localities, repeatedly frustrated efforts to effect changes: national reforms lost their force as policies passed through iterations at the state, county, and municipal levels. Ironically, state and local resistance only encouraged civil rights activists, business leaders, and their political allies to advocate even more stringent reforms that imposed heavier burdens on state and local governments. Through it all, the nation’s education system made only incremental steps toward the goal of providing a quality education for every child.

An Education in Facebook?

Higher Education and the World's Largest Social Network


Author: Mike Kent,Tama Leaver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134676085

Category: Education

Page: 232

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An Education in Facebook? examines and critiques the role of Facebook in the evolving landscape of higher education. At times a mandated part of classroom use, at others an informal network for students, Facebook has become an inevitable component of college life, acting alternately as an advertising, recruitment and learning tool. But what happens when educators use a corporate product, which exists outside of the control of universities, to educate students? An Education in Facebook? provides a broad discussion of the issues educators are already facing on college campuses worldwide, particularly in areas such as privacy, copyright and social media etiquette. By examining current uses of Facebook in university settings, this book offers both a thorough analytical critique as well as practical advice for educators and administrators looking to find ways to thoughtfully integrate Facebook and other digital communication tools into their classrooms and campuses.

An Education System Worthy of Malaysia


Author: Bakri Musa

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595265901

Category: Education

Page: 324

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Malaysia's highly centralized and tightly controlled system of education fails in educating and integrating the young. It is also ill suited for a plural society. Instead of the present rigid and uniform system, the writer calls for one that is flexible and diverse, but with a core of commonality. There should also be private sector participation to provide competition and spur innovation. Achieving this requires radically changing the ministry of education from one obsessed with strict top-down command, to a more democratized model with power and responsibilities delegated to the periphery. The minister is less a drill sergeant barking out orders to his raw recruits but more of a symphony conductor coaxing the best out of his skilled musicians. The reforms suggested here will make Malaysians fluently bilingual in Malay and English, science literate, and mathematically competent, as well as foster a common Malaysian identity.

An Education in Georgia

Charlayne Hunter, Hamilton Holmes, and the Integration of the University of Georgia


Author: Calvin Trillin

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820313887

Category: Education

Page: 180

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In January 1961, following eighteen months of litigation that culminated in a federal court order, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter became the first black students to enter the University of Georgia. Calvin Trillin, then a reporter for Time Magazine, attended the court fight that led to the admission of Holmes and Hunter and covered their first week at the university--a week that began in relative calm, moved on to a riot and the suspension of the two students "for their own safety," and ended with both returning to the campus under a new court order. Shortly before their graduation in 1963, Trillin came back to Georgia to determine what their college lives had been like. He interviewed not only Holmes and Hunter but also their families, friends, and fellow students, professors, and university administrators. The result was this book--a sharply detailed portrait of how these two young people faced coldness, hostility, and occasional understanding on a southern campus in the midst of a great social change.

An Education in People


Author: Steve Seepersaud

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595195660

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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When young adults head off to college, they're usually focused on academics and the social scene on campus. How can I get the best grades without going to class? Will I get into the fraternity/sorority of my choice? Who will I hook up with at the party?Spirituality is often the last thing that comes to mind. "An Education In People" tells how college can be a religious awakening for some students.

An Education in Politics

Four Years in the Iowa State Senate 2004-2008


Author: Dave Mulder,Frank B. Wood, Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475947763

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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"Dave Mulder comes from an academic background, and his experience in the world of politics has been insightful. He has many timely observations as to how to strengthen the political system." Tom Osborne, Athletic Director, University of Nebraska, Lincoln "It's refreshing to see two Legislators from two opposite parties, both of great character and high moral values, who can work and cooperate together on issues important to Iowa and not just vote the party line, which in many cases truly fails the purpose of good law-making for the betterment of the great state of Iowa." Bernie Saggau, Retired Executive Secretary of the Iowa High School Athletic Assoc. "Dave and Frank's informative, lively discussion of their years in the Iowa Senate is a must read for anyone who wants to serve in an elected office. Their political philosophies, including faith-based life lessons, give readers, educators, and students a unique in-depth perspective on grass roots politics. It is my privilege to edit this book." Lianne Mercer, Author of Compassionate Witness: Before We Say Goodbye

An Education in Happiness

The Lessons of Hesse and Tagore


Author: Flavia Arzeni

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 190896894X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Happiness "is neither a privilege of the few, nor a fleeting state of mind: it is hidden behind a door that every person can open once they have found it, at the end of an arduous journey of self-discovery." The two Nobel Prize-winning writers Rabindranath Tagore and Hermann Hesse are arguably very different: one comes to us from the core of Indian culture, the other from the very heart of Old Europe; the former is an eternal wanderer, the latter a determined armchair traveller. Still, there are extraordinary affinities between their works, and they both understood that the path to happiness is paved with small acts and simple notions. Flavia Arzeni's book offers us an oasis of stability and calm in which we can find the answers to our fundamental concerns about life and happiness.

An Education for Our Time


Author: Josiah Bunting

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9780895262226

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Dying of cancer at the age of 71, billionaire industrialist John Adams sets in motion the plans for endowing a brand new college with his entire fortune. Set in Wyoming, this ideal institution will train the future leaders of America in a way radically different from any other college. By focusing on building character, it will use principles based on moral and physical courage which guided America's Founding Fathers and will follow a vision shaped by Adams' own uniquely successful life.

All I Wanted Was an Education

The Epic of a Foreign Student


Author: Omoviekovwa Nakireru

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1583485635

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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Some American children do not realize how blessed they are to have so many educational choices. There are more than 3,000 universities and colleges in the United States offering every subject from Architecture to Zoology. An average American student needs only the will to study and the zeal to accomplish and the sky is the limit. Some students do not explore the educational opportunities presented to them. They let the pressures of educational demands overwhelm them and many drop out of school for personal reasons. For many foreign students like me, the choices are limited and the road to success ranges from slim to none. The obstacles are many and strenuous and they include; financial problems, home sickness, culture shock, weather adjustment, Immigration Department concerns, loneliness and the list goes on. In the mist of these problems quitting is not an option. There are two goals, the will to survive and succeed because this opportunity may not be available again. My story is based on the “will” to survive and accomplish a dream. How did I survive? Find out when you read, All I wanted was an Education; the Epic of a foreign Student.

Price for an Education


Author: Michael Skinner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595093094

Category: Fiction

Page: 564

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A reluctant Midwestern small town boy comes of age in the Army while stationed in West Germany. His life altering battles with "lifers," drug dealers, and terrorists is accentuated by the love of a woman who is running from her youth as a terrorist.

Fabric of an Education


Author: Boureima Seyni Seybou

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781449092047

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

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This book draws the attention of the reader to the importance of bringing together the children and their grand parents who have a store of experiences in life and know its secrets. The Fabric of an Education offers the reader a complementary awareness as to the ways of earning a living and as to the day-to-day life in our society. This romance novel also calls on everyone to work harder because our actions (practical, written or oral) are everlasting. This book opens the spirit of the pupils and that of their parents who may think that school offers obligatorily achance to becoming a bureaucrat. It explains that the different material studied at school will provide the children with ways to improve their lifestyles. The book encourages children to erase from their minds any idea that there are stupid jobs so that they will be persuaded to acquire acquiring manual skills. This book also gives a concise expos as to the parents responsibility regarding their daughters while remaining accessible to the reader who do not have sufficient knowledge of Islam.Although my knowledge of these principles is somewhat limited, none of the surahs of the Koran and none of the hadiths authorizes the parents to impose their daughters with a husband they do not love. On the other hand, this work gives the readers an opportunity to acquire a better understanding of the negative consequences a precocious marriage, as well as early clandestine sexual relations, could have on young women. In fact, this book allows the young women very early in their schooling to acquire some knowledge as to these consequences in order to prevent such unwarranted relationships to occur. Lastly, this work invites the readers to manage their economic situation in view of improving each of their personal circumstances.

An Education in Rebellion

The Biography of Nikki Sixx


Author: Jake Brown

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9780983471660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

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Includes and continues the biography of Nikki Sixx, published in 2002, through the rest of the decade, including his participation in Brides of Destruction, as well as continuing with Mötley Crüe.

Old World Daughter, New World Mother: An Education in Love and Freedom


Author: Maria Laurino

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393057283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

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A second-generation Italian American describes her efforts to reconcile the traditional, sacrifice-style of family life embodied by her mother with her own values of independence and career building, in a personal account that evaluates the experience of feminism through a prism of ethnic identity. By the author of Were You Always an Italian?