A World of Difference

Encountering and Contesting Development


Author: N.A

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606232630

Category: Social Science

Page: 665

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Widely regarded as the standard text on development geography, this volume examines the nature and causes of global inequality and critically analyzes contemporary approaches to economic development across the third world. Students gain a deeper understanding of the interacting dynamics of culture, gender, race, and class; biophysical factors, such as climate, population, and natural resources; and economic and political processesa "all of which have led to the present-day disparities between the first and third worlds. Numerous examples, sidebars, and figures illustrate how people in the global South are experiencing and contesting the forces of globalization. New to This Edition Updated to reflect a decade of economic, political, and social changes Extensively revised; more fully integrates postcolonial and feminist perspectives Broadens the prior edition's focus on Africa with examples from around the world A chapter on the promises and pitfalls of sustainable development.

A World of Difference


Author: Barbara Johnson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801837456

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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The revised two-volume edition of this classic in feminist literature makes available to new generations of students and scholars an original, well written and carefully thought-out representation of civilization's development. Elise Boulding offers a comprehensive and fascinating inventory of women's contributions to history over time and presents many invaluable models which can assist in relating history from a much-needed women's perspective. Volume One concentrates on pre history and the earliest civilizing roles of women. Volume Two focuses on the transition centuries and includes additional new material on the 20th century women's movement and the resultant social transformations, as well as an exciting epilogue enti

A World Of Difference? Comparing Learners Across Europe

Comparing Learners Across Europe


Author: Osborn, Marilyn,Broadfoot, Patricia,McNess, Elizabeth

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335227368

Category: Education

Page: 298

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This fascinating volume compares the experience of young learners in England, France and Denmark in order to examine the relationship between national educational cultures, individual biographies and classroom practices in creating the context for learning. It explores how secondary schools in three very different education systems work to develop the aptitudes and attitudes conducive to lifelong learning in conditions of complexity, uncertainty and multiple change. By drawing upon a rich data-set including questionnaires, individual and group interviews and classroom observation, the book gives a voice to young learners in the three countries. Through detailed case studies and quotations it examines their concerns with schooling, with teachers, with motivation and achievement and explores the very different social contexts which influence their engagement with learning. This book will be an essential resource for researchers, practitioners, students and policy-makers and all those committed to understanding the relationship between culture and learning and to improving secondary education.

Making a World of Difference

Inspiring Stories of the World's Unsung Heroes


Author: Miles Roston

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 1921497661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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Every once in a while a book is published that reminds us what is best about being human. This is such a book. It tells the true and inspiring stories of ordinary people who became extraordinary, who changed their lives in order to make the world a better place. These amazing people live with the joy of knowing they make a difference. Their joy will inspire you. In this inspiration book, writer and film-maker Miles Roston tells the stories of people from around the world who, despite unlikely backgrounds, have used their skills and energy to change the lives of those less fortunate than themselves. They demonstrate that one person can make a difference, and by doing so live a life of sheer joy. Who would have thought that a Catholic priest from New York would end up caring for the dying in a Buddhist hospice in Thailand? Or that a marketing executive with a glamorous job at L'Oreal in Paris would open a beauty salon and restaurant in Cambodia staffed by former street kids? And there are more extraordinary journeys: the couple in Amsterdam who built an animal farm for children in a slum; the rebel leader from Darfur who fights for his people from afar; the blonde Australian who champions the rights of sex workers world-wide; the investment banker from Hong Kong who has helped thousands of children orphaned when the blood supply was contaminated by Aids; and the Methodist minister in America who discovered her preacher husband was gay, then devoted her life to helping young people threatened by violence, drug addiction and unsafe sex. What unites the people in this book is their passion and compassion. And what the book reveals is their secret: that in doing good for others, you transform your own life and gain what one person calls 'the contentment of giving'. Often eye-opening, always challenging, this is a book that can change lives – even your life.

A World of Difference


Author: Edmund Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575116641

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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This collection contains one long novella, 'The Firebird', which some critics regard this as Edmund Cooper's finest work. Two stories were written especially for the collection and the remaining stories were written and published over a number of years in various magazines but have not been collected together before in book form. The theme of all the stories is fantasy. Edmund Cooper is fascinated by worlds of the imagination as much as the real world which he sometimes satirises in his books. In this collection, there are elements of tragic fantasy and also of humorous and satirical fantasy. Here are the best of his fantasy stories in one volume. This book contains the following: Introduction The Firebird Jahweh The Diminishing Dragon The Snow Crystals Second Chance I Am a Ghost

A world of difference

readings on teaching young children in a diverse society


Author: Carol Copple

Publisher: Natl Assn for the Education

ISBN: 9781928896098

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The Twilight Zone: A World of Difference

The Television Script


Author: Richard Matheson

Publisher: Harvest Moon Pub

ISBN: 9781929750610

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 98

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Businessman Arthur Curtis finds his phone dead. He is then surprised to hear a voice yell, "Cut!" and see that his office is just a set on a soundstage. Everyone tells him that he is Jerry Raigan, a drunken movie star on the decline, and "Arthur Curtis" is a character Raigan is playing. Curtis drives to where his home should be, but finds no evidence of his life. Raigan's agent, thinking his client is having a nervous breakdown, tells Curtis not to worry about returning to the set, the picture has been cancelled and the sets are being dismantled. Curtis realizes that the last link to his world is about to be destroyed... This popular long-running series centered around paranoia, uncertainty and bizarre events, often with a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist. Series creator Rod Serling called The Twilight Zone, "a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man... a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It lies between the pit of man's fears, and the summit of his knowledge".

Making a world of difference

essays on tourism, culture and development in Newfoundland


Author: James Overton,Memorial University of Newfoundland. Institute of Social and Economic Research

Publisher: Inst of Social & Economic


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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A world of difference


Author: Norman MacCaig

Publisher: Chatto & Windus : Hogarth Press

ISBN: 9780701126933

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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