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: 752

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: 6543

Counted Out

The Battle That Never Ends


Author: Steven P. Winkler

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467099252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 5985

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.

Counting-Out Rhymes

A Dictionary


Author: Roger D. Abrahams,Lois Rankin

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292711433

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 6666

Eeny, meeny, figgledy, fig. Delia, dolia, dominig, Ozy, pozy doma-nozy, Tee, tau, tut, Uggeldy, buggedy, boo! Out goes you. (no. 129) You can stand, And you can sit, But, if you play, You must be it. (no. 577) Counting-out rhymes are used by children between the ages of six and eleven as a special way of choosing it and beginning play. They may be short and simple ("O-U-T spells out/And out goes you") or relatively long and complicated; they may be composed of ordinary words, arrant nonsense, or a mixture of the two. Roger D. Abrahams and Lois Rankin have gathered together a definitive compendium of counting-out rhymes in English reported to 1980. These they discovered in over two hundred sources from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including rhymes from England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Representative texts are given for 582 separate rhymes, with a comprehensive listing of sources and variants for each one, as well as information on each rhyme's provenience, date, and use. Cross-references are provided for variants whose first lines differ from those of the representative texts. Abrahams's introduction discusses the significance of counting-out rhymes in children's play. Children's folklore and speech play have attracted increasing attention in recent years. Counting-Out Rhymes will be a valuable resource for researchers in this field.



Author: Barbara Dianis


ISBN: 1105992683

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 6662

Daily, modern media documents the educational crisis society is facing. Every day over 7,000 school-age teenagers decides to become high-school dropouts. Shockingly, in America, where public education is free over 1,300,000 struggling students annually fail to complete their high school education. Education is rapidly deteriorating. Therefore, questions are asked in the media. Blame is placed on teachers, students, parents, community and economics, but solutions are few. Don't Count Me Out, contains two books within one book. Book 1 details informational secrets and strategies to help children or teenager reach their highest scholastic potential. Book 2 takes the reader from Pre-K to 12th and early college years detailing in-depth scholastic solutions to make academic success possible for those who struggle in one or all subjects areas. Within the pages are years of proven educational secrets and solutions that have transformed children and teenagers into academic winners and achievers.

Fighting Talk

Boxing and the Modern Lexicon


Author: Bob Jones

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1775534391

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 560

View: 4505

From 'A Low Blow' to 'Went the Distance', a fascinating and lively examination of the regular use of terms from the boxing ring in our everyday language. Have you ever stopped to notice how often your local newspaper or favourite magazine uses the terms 'On the Ropes', 'The Gloves Are Off' and 'Knockout Punch'? How often TV newsreaders will say that a politician has "Thrown His hat in the Ring', is a 'Big Hitter', is 'Taking it on the Chin', is 'Down for the Count' or has the 'Killer Instinct'? Knight of the realm, leading businessman, colourful and controversial commentator, and boxing aficionado Sir Robert - Bob -Jones certainly has. Over a period of years he made careful note of how often terms cropped up and then retraced their etymological origins in boxing history. The result is a lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking miscellany of boxing terms that are now part of our everyday English language. Some have strayed far from their original meanings, others are more frequently in use now than at any other time. Jones asks why that might be, and his answers are, well, a knockout.



Author: John S. Holman,Phil Stone

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748762392

Category: Science

Page: 314

View: 5143

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: 8333

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: 8135

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.