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: 5302

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: 1221

Counted Out

The Battle That Never Ends


Author: Steven P. Winkler

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467099252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 3443

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 short months away! November 26, 1982, yes 1982, "The Death Sentence". A Stage IV diagnosis: Seminoma, non-testicular, with mediastinal, bony and retroperitoneal lymph node involvement, & there is NO Stage V, makes this book a Must Read! This book will make you CRY, LAUGH, and LEARN just how precious life really is. I wrote “Counted Out” to inspire Cancer Patients, family members, friends, and The Medical Profession. Ask my Oncologist who read it in one day, and then called to say how Happy and Proud he was of me! {That was one phone call I'll cherish forever} YOU MUST BELIEVE ~ CANCER CAN BE BEAT! When backed into a very small corner, with “NO HOPE” You must have FAITH in the Good Lord, Yourself, and your Physician(s), to “Battle This Dreaded Disease”. I just recently celebrated my 54th Birthday, so obviously CANCER can be BEAT! An Inspirational True Story, about an average guy, who almost 29 years later is still alive, is exactly why, "Counted Out" :The Battle That Never Ends needs to be read by as many people as possible.

Can You Count to a Googol?


Author: Robert E Wells

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497659361

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9068

You may be able to count all the way to one hundred, but have you ever counted to a googol? It’s impossible! In this fun book of numbers, Robert E. Wells explores the wonderful world of zeros and tells how the googol came to be named.

Counted With the Stars (Out From Egypt Book #1)


Author: Connilyn Cossette

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441229418

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9213

A Story of Love, Desperation, and Hope During a Great Biblical Epoch Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all. To save her older brother and escape the bonds of slavery, Kiya flees with the Hebrews during the Great Exodus. She finds herself utterly dependent on a fearsome God she's only just beginning to learn about, and in love with a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away, will Kiya turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?

Fat Angie


Author: e. E Charlton-Trujillo

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763661198

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 264

View: 5526

Angie overeats to cope with the taunts of the ultra-mean girls, her attempted suicide in front of a packed gym, and the status of her captured war-hero sister, until KC Romance comes to town and sees Angie for who she really is.

Curious George Learns to Count from 1 to 100


Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547562861

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 7681

Curious George is a good little monkey, and always very curious. Now George is curious about numbers. Counting from 1 to 10 is easy, but can he count all the way to 100? George has picked the perfect day to try. It’s his town’s 100th birthday today and everyone is coming out to celebrate! With the help of his friend, the man with the yellow hat, George learns to count from 1 to 100, making his usual monkey mischief along the way. Young minds (and little fingers) will find all kinds of wonderful things to count as they turn each colorful page. In this large format, paper-over-board book each page features familiar objects for children to count. From home (toys, shoes, plates) to the park (bugs, sticks, clouds) to school (paste, crayons, books) George finds many different things to count. A perfect book for celebrating counting, numbers and the 100th day of school.



Author: John S. Holman,Phil Stone

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748762392

Category: Science

Page: 314

View: 5663

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.

They Counted Us Out


Author: Willie Craddick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981841608


Page: 156

View: 9505

Willie Craddick Jr.'s second book is a work of fiction, but concerns struggles that are all too real for too many teenagers today. From the mind that brought us The Life of a Boy With Big Dreams comes a new tale about overcoming obstacles and making the best of any situation. Everybody has obstacles to overcome. However, L'Monica can't help but notice everything her classmates have to deal with. It seems like the whole world is against them. Can they overcome all the challenges they face?

Counting Crazy


Author: Various

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9781903142554


Page: 16

View: 3347

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.

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: 6817

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.

Senate Journal


Author: Kansas. Legislature. Senate

Publisher: N.A


Category: Kansas

Page: N.A

View: 9299