The Transition Tightrope

Supporting Students in Transition to Secondary Schools


Author: Angie Wilcock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415634377


Page: 116

View: 1962

The transition phase from primary to secondary school is a time of massive personal, physical, psychological and social change. Not only is it a difficult time for the young adolescent, but it is also a challenging time for parents, teachers and anyone working with young people experiencing such substantial changes in their lives. In this highly accessible book, Angie Wilcock offers clear, practical, and realistic tips and strategies to support teachers' and parents' understanding of this difficult transition stage. If you are concerned that your child or pupil may have difficulty coping with the many changes and challenges associated with this phase, this book will give you insight into issues such as: understanding the developing teen and effective ways to handle them keeping up with multiple assignments creating a system of organisation and an effective work space at home maintaining a healthy balance between work, play...and sleep developing a positive attitude to school and study setting realistic goals making new friends establishing life skills which are transferable to school. Based on real-life teaching and parenting experience and full of practical, helpful case studies, this is just the resource you need to help you support and guide your developing teen.

Walking a Tightrope

Aboriginal People and Their Representations


Author: Ute Lischke

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889209286

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

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The Electrified Tightrope


Author: Michael Eigen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429920563

Category: Psychology

Page: 318

View: 1303

A collection of exceptional papers by the author, selected and assembled by Adam Phillips, that represent 20 years of writing and 30 years of work. The papers examine the tension, caused by the conflict between poise and catastrophe, in the therapeutic relationship.

Walking the Tightrope

Press Freedom and Professional Standards in Asia


Author: Asad Latif

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789971905682

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 2414

Walking the Tightrope

Do UN Peacekeeping Operations Actually Contribute to Durable Peace?


Author: Jaïr van der Lijn

Publisher: Rozenberg Publishers

ISBN: 9036100372

Category: Political Science

Page: 411

View: 9288

The media generally tend to focus in particular on the failures of U.N. peacekeeping operations. In Walking the Tightrope, Jair Van Der Lijn draws a different conclusion. He argues once a peace agreement has been signed, the efforts of the U.N. peacekeeping operations do contribute to durable peace. By analyzing the U.N. peacekeeping operations in Cambodia, Mozambique, Rwanda, and El Salvador in a structured focused comparison, this book shows how U.N. operations do have a contribution to make.

Where Peace Walks in a Tight Rope


Author: Francis Brainfloss

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479741477

Category: Music

Page: 251

View: 993

The next night, she went to another bar that has live bands. She had no luck but didn't want to give-up yet. She can't get him off her mind. That gaunt face, dark hair and the dreamy eyes that was shadowed by his eyebrows. Oh, that handsome face, Deborah thought with desire. She did not care that she was looking for him everywhere and she was a woman, the guy was a hero and he saved her life; There's something poetic about him. Deborah bet he is a very good and romantic man. Deborah moves on her chair. "Are you okay honey?" asked her father William Cunningham. "Yes dad," came her reply, still with a faraway." "You must be thinking of Clide huh?" William leaned closer from across the table. "He really sounded sincere. I think he was close to tears when he talked to me." "I don't know dad," Deborah said with a dismissive sight. "But . . ." "Listen dad," Deborah said more firmly. "I need time to think. I hope you understand." "Okay," said William with resignation. "I understand. You're mad at him. It takes time to get over what he'd done. I'm just worried that you won't get married. I mean, you're past the marrying age already. Three years from now, you're going to be thirty." " I know that dad," said Deborah burdened by having to say it again. "And I thought that Clide was the one-but, he just betrayed my trust. You know how Iam about trust." Deborah wished she could leave now and be somewhere where she would be left with her thoughts and fantasize about that mysterious man. She felt a stirring in her groin every time she thinks of him. God, when am I going to find him? Deborah desperately wanted some hope just so she could go on. Then she'd find him and thank him or something. Don't joke yourself Deborah, you want more than that. Deborah smiled. "What's that smile all about?" William asked. Deborah felt herself blush. "Nothing dad . . ." she said quickly. "Listen, I have a lot to do in the office." "Honey, are you even listening to what I said?"

Generation on a Tightrope

A Portrait of Today's College Student


Author: Arthur Levine,Diane R. Dean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118233832

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 9244

Praise for Generation on a Tightrope "Over the last four decades, Arthur Levine has become thepremier analyst of continuities and changes in the American collegestudent population. In this impressive and comprehensive volume,Levine and coauthor Diane R. Dean provide an authoritative andrichly textured picture of the much-discussed current generation."—Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition andEducation, Harvard Graduate School of Education "Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean take the long view of today'sgeneration of college students. This is a brilliant examination ofwhat has shaped our young people, what they are doing with thetools they have, and where they are headed. It is a diagnosis ofwhat ails them, a celebration of their strengths, and a compellingand generous prescription for their future—and ours."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher UniversityProfessor, Harvard University "Through this captivating portrait of the aspirations, values,and unique needs of today's college students, Levine and Dean'sclearly written and engaging book ought to generate a nationaldiscussion of how higher education can be restructured in order torespond to and prepare the next generation of college-educatedadults—not only for effective functioning in the workplace,but also to live lives as whole human beings who can help to leadour society to a healthier place." —Alexander W. Astinand Helen S. Astin, Distinguished Professors of HigherEducation emeriti, UCLA; authors, Cultivating the Spirit: HowHigher Education Can Enhance Students' Inner Lives "I can't say enough about how important this work is. This bookis right on the mark for what needs to be known and understoodabout today's college students by those who are responsible foreducating the future leaders and citizens of the world."—Gwen Dungy, executive director, emeritus, NASPA,Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education "Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's CollegeStudent is a must-read for college presidents, administrators, andprofessors as well as parents, employers, and governmentleaders—who all have a stake in student success. Understandingwho today's college students are is essential as we collaborativelydevelop and deliver the education that will prepare this generationto build our future." —Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor,State University of New York

Walking the Tightrope

A Feminist Reading of Therese Huber's Stories


Author: Vibha Bakshi Gokhale

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571130167

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 119

View: 1821

The German writer Therese Huber (1764-1829) lived at a time when women's activity outside the home was widely condemned, but the need to support themselves and their families forced many female writers to turn towards writing as a means of earning their livelihood. Her prolific career, encompassing novels, short prose narratives and translations from French into German, besides the editing of a newspaper, demonstrates her ability to express herself while conforming to the male literary establishment. This study examines Huber's short prose narratives, showing the influence of various factors on women's writing, and the ways in which female writers incorporated dissent from the conventions into their works without jeopardising their professional and personal lives. Huber's works are both moralising, persuading her readers to become good housewives and mothers, and dissenting, constructing characters who refuse to abide by the norms. The author's feminist analysis of her narratives brings out their subtext of protest, showing how Huber negotiates for women's rights to self-expression.