Counted Out

Same-Sex Relations and Americans' Definitions of Family


Author: Brian Powell,Catherine Blozendahl,Claudia Geist,Lala Carr Steelman

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610447204

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 6963

When state voters passed the California Marriage Protection Act (Proposition 8) in 2008, it restricted the definition of marriage to a legal union between a man and a woman. The act’s passage further agitated an already roiling national debate about whether American notions of family could or should expand to include, for example, same-sex marriage, unmarried cohabitation, and gay adoption. But how do Americans really define family? The first study to explore this largely overlooked question, Counted Out examines currents in public opinion to assess their policy implications and predict how Americans’ definitions of family may change in the future. Counted Out broadens the scope of previous studies by moving beyond efforts to understand how Americans view their own families to examine the way Americans characterize the concept of family in general. The book reports on and analyzes the results of the authors’ Constructing the Family Surveys (2003 and 2006), which asked more than 1,500 people to explain their stances on a broad range of issues, including gay marriage and adoption, single parenthood, the influence of biological and social factors in child development, religious ideology, and the legal rights of unmarried partners. Not surprisingly, the authors find that the standard bearer for public conceptions of family continues to be a married, heterosexual couple with children. More than half of Americans also consider same-sex couples with children as family, and from 2003 to 2006 the percentages of those who believe so increased significantly—up 6 percent for lesbian couples and 5 percent for gay couples. The presence of children in any living arrangement meets with a notable degree of public approval. Less than 30 percent of Americans view heterosexual cohabitating couples without children as family, while similar couples with children count as family for nearly 80 percent. Counted Out shows that for most Americans, however, the boundaries around what they define as family are becoming more malleable with time. Counted Out demonstrates that American definitions of family are becoming more expansive. Who counts as family has far-reaching implications for policy, including health insurance coverage, end-of-life decisions, estate rights, and child custody. Public opinion matters. As lawmakers consider the future of family policy, they will want to consider the evolution in American opinion represented in this groundbreaking book. A Volume in the American Sociological Association’s Rose Series in Sociology

Counted Out

Challenging Poverty and Social Exclusion : a Resource for Teachers


Author: Sandra Gowran

Publisher: Combat Poverty Agency

ISBN: 1841315796

Category: Ireland

Page: 122

View: 8983

Counted Out

The Battle That Never Ends


Author: Steven P. Winkler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425914363

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 9872

This book is about a 26 year old Manager of a Fitness Center, with two young sons, who was given "No Hope" of seeing 27, only a few months away! This was back on November 26, 1982. YES 1982. A Stage IV diagnosis: Seminoma, non-testicular, with mediastinal, bony and retroperitoneal involvement, when there is NO Stage V makes this book a Must Read! This book will definitely make you CRY, LAUGH, and LEARN just how precious life really is. I wrote this book "Counted Out" to help anyone with CANCER, family members, friends, and even the MEDICAL PROFESSION. YOU MUST BELIEVE that CANCER CAN BE BEAT! When backed into a very small corner, with basically "NO HOPE" of continuing to LIVE, You must have FAITH in the Good Lord, YOURSELF, and your Physician(s), to "Battle This Dreaded Disease." I'll be turning "The Big 50" soon, so obviously CANCER can be BEAT! Enjoy reading about a guy who just REFUSED TO QUIT!

The North American Arithmetic

Part Second, Uniting Oral and Written Exercises in Corresponding Chapters


Author: Frederick Emerson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arithmetic

Page: 191

View: 5367



Author: John S. Holman,Phil Stone

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748762392

Category: Science

Page: 314

View: 5037

This series builds on the Nelson Science and Nelson Balanced Science series. It was developed for those studying for a Double or Triple Award at GCSE. It includes coverage of all the major GCSE science specifications, a range of case studies and other materials to further develop ideas and evidence in science and a range of questions including actual examination questions.

Counting Crazy


Author: Various

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9781903142554


Page: 16

View: 1559

Young children need to do lots of counting before they're really confident about numbers. We've put together this fantastic set of counting materials to make it an enjoyable experience. * 50 pompoms * 100 bells * 100 wavy counters * 120 glittery counters * 150 starflakes * 200 buttons * 6 screw-top containers * 20 counting pots * 5 sets of stand-up 1-9 number cards * 8-page teachers' notes.

Children’s Logical and Mathematical Cognition

Progress in Cognitive Development Research


Author: C.J. Brainerd

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146139466X

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 7674

For some time now, the study of cognitive development has been far and away the most active discipline within developmental psychology. Although there would be much disagreement as to the exact proportion of papers published in developmen tal journals that could be considered cognitive, 50% seems like a conservative estimate. Hence, a series of scholarly books to be devoted to work in cognitive development is especially appropriate at this time. The Springer Series in Cognitive Development contains two basic types of books, namely, edited collections of original chapters by several authors, and original volumes written by one author or a small group of authors. The flagship for the Springer Series will be a serial publication of the "advances" type, carrying the subtitle Progress in Cognitive Development Research. Each volume in the Progress sequence will be strongly thematic, in that it will be limited to some well-defined domain of cognitive-developmental research (e. g. , logical and mathematical de velopment, semantic development). All Progress volumes will be edited collec tions. Editors of such collections, upon consultation with the Series Editor, may elect to have their books published either as contributions to the Progress sequence or as separate volumes. All books written by one author or a small group of authors will be published as separate volumes within the series. A fairly broad definition of cognitive development is being used in the selection of books for this series.

Engaging Young Children in Mathematics

Standards for Early Childhood Mathematics Education


Author: Douglas H. Clements,Julie Sarama,Ann-Marie DiBiase

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0805842101

Category: Education

Page: 474

View: 5797

Engaging Young Children in Mathematics: Standards for Early Childhood Mathematics Education brings together the combined wisdom of a diverse group of experts involved with early childhood mathematics. The book originates from the landmark 2000 Conference on Standards for Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Mathematics Education, attended by representatives from almost every state developing standards for young children's mathematics; federal government officials; mathematicians; mathematics educators; researchers from mathematics education, early childhood education, and psychology; curriculum developers; teachers; policymakers; and professionals from organizations such as the National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The main goal of the Conference was to work collectively to help those responsible for framing and implementing early childhood mathematics standards. Although it has its roots in the Conference, the expanded scope of the standards and recommendations covered in this book includes the full range of kindergarten to grade 2. The volume is organized into two main parts and an online appendix ( Part One, Major Themes and Recommendations, offers a framework for thinking about pre-kindergarten - grade 2 mathematics education and specific recommendations. Part Two, Elaboration of Major Themes and Recommendations, provides substantive detail regarding young students' understandings of mathematical ideas. Each Part includes five parallel subsections: "Standards in Early Childhood Education"; "Math Standards and Guidelines"; "Curriculum, Learning, Teaching, and Assessment"; "Professional Development"; and "Toward the Future: Implementation and Policy." As a whole the book: * presents comprehensive summaries of research that provide specific guidelines for standards, curriculum, and teaching; * takes the recent reports and recommendations for early childhood mathematics education to the next level; * integrates practical details and research throughout; and * provides a succinct, but thorough review of research on the topics, sequences, and learning trajectories that children can and should learn at each of their first years of life, with specific developmental guidelines that suggest appropriate content for each topic for each year from 2-year-olds to 7-year-olds. This is an indispensable volume for mathematics educators, researchers, curriculum developers, teachers and policymakers, including those who create standards, scope and sequences, and curricula for young children and professional teacher development materials, and students in mathematics education, early childhood trainers, teacher educators, and faculty in mathematics education.

More Mathematical Puzzles of Sam Loyd


Author: Sam Loyd,Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486207099

Category: Games

Page: 177

View: 4093

Second collection of amusing, thought-provoking problems and puzzles from the "Cyclopedia." Arithmetic, algebra, speed and distance problems, game theory, counter and sliding block problems, similar topics. 166 problems. 150 original drawings, diagrams.

Life at Ground Zero


Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 1490819002

Category: Art

Page: 130

View: 2043

Where are you? Life is uncertain. Skyscrapers crash and so do stock markets. Bodies get broken, and so do relationships. Our health declines and marriages fail. Ground Zero brings us to places where we see how little is in our control, and how God still gives people a second chance to bounce back in life.

Out of My League

Love Never Makes a Wrong Choice


Author: Judith Kay

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101068

Category: Fiction

Page: 668

View: 8458

Out of My League is a compelling story of letting go of the past in order to grow into the future. At its center is a couple, two worlds apart, who find themselves facing decisions that challenge their independence, their commitments, and their way of life. Neither knew that a single trip to the library packed the potential to change them both forever. Consumed by ambition, J.P. Ralston has control over everything in his reach. A successful law practice, any woman he desires, and total social freedom. A sudden turn of events has J.P. scrambling for parental rights as he is forced to come to terms with remnants of past mistakes. In the midst of the chaos, one woman threatens to strip the jurisdiction hes come to know as his own life. Samira Cartwright is a young widow, raising her daughters, completely content in the world shes created for herself. Safe from relationships and social agendas, Samiras days are immersed in family affairs and managing the business of the Maple Street Library. One visitor awakens her spirit in ways shed banished from memory. Samira suddenly finds herself longing for companionship and dreaming of the man who dared to make her whole again. Out of My League is so real readers will find their own lives etched in the pages. Love never makes a wrong choice. Yet surrendering what has always been to seek what might yet be is the challenge of a lifetime.

The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age


Author: Amy E. Earhart,Andrew W. Jewell

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047207119X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

View: 1893

Amy E. Earhart is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Texas A & M University.