Is your school dyslexia-friendly? Beginning with a look at understanding dyslexia, this book shows you how to involve the whole school in order to achieve a dyslexia-friendly environment. You will be able to: - use an audit tool to discover how dyslexia-friendly your school is - look at examples of successful dyslexia-friendly initiatives - find information on funding and resources. This book offers a step-by-step guide to creating a dyslexia-friendly classroom and whole-school environment. Headteachers, deputy headteachers, class teachers, SENCOs, student teachers and literacy co-ordinators wanting to make their school more dyslexia-friendly will find this practical book extremely useful. Barbara Pavey worked as a teacher and SEN specialist for many years and is now Lecturer in Learning Disabilities at The University of Manchester.
Brimming with honestly and passion, The Education of a WASP chronicles one white woman's discovery of racism in 1960s America. First published in 1970 and highly acclaimed by reviewers, Lois Stalvey's account is as timely now as it was then. Nearly twenty years later, with ugly racial incidents occurring on college campuses, in neighborhoods, and in workplaces everywhere, her account of personal encounters with racism remains deeply disturbing. Educators and general readers interested in the subtleties of racism will find the story poignant, revealing, and profoundly moving. “Delightful and horrible, a singular book.” —Choice “An extraordinarily honest and revealing book that poses the issue: loyalty to one’s ethnic group or loyalty to conscience.” —Publishers Weekly
Steve durchlebt eine schwere Zeit: sein neugeborener Bruder kämpft um sein Leben und fordert damit natürlich alle Aufmerksamkeit seiner Eltern. Währenddessen zeichnet sich vor dem Dachüberhang bedrohlich ein Wespennest ab. Als sich eines Nachts die Wespenkönigin in Steves Träume einschleicht und ihm anbietet, das Baby zu "reparieren", scheinen seine Wünsche erhört zu werden. Doch die Dinge nehmen eine finstere Wendung, als Steve erkennt, was wirklich mit dem Kleinen geschehen soll. "Das Nest"" von Jon Oppel wurde eindringlich illustriert von Jugendliteraturpreis-Gewinner Jon Klassen.
Move through emotional triangles toward a natural systems view of the individual in the context of the family and society Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives presents clear applications of Murray Bowen’s concept of the emotional triangle in the family, the organization, and society. This comprehensive book discusses in detail the theory, the theory’s application to the therapist’s own family, clinical applications, organizational applications, and societal applications. This unique resource examines the value of the triangle concept for understanding the emotional process of the family, the organization, and society. Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives provides a theoretical context for understanding the triangle concept and its application, then progresses to exploring and applying the concept of the triangle and interlocking triangles to self, family, and other contexts. This book is devoted to explicating Bowen’s seminal concept of the triangle, and providing a clear description of the process of detriangling in clinical practice. The text includes several case studies and vignettes to illustrate concepts. Topics in Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives include: a historical and conceptual overview the triangle’s function in the effort to increase differentiation of self the presence of triangles in non-human primates Bowen’s differentiation of self effort in his own family and business the functioning of triangles at the time of chronic illness and death emotional triangles involving pets and humans the application of the concept of triangles and interlocking triangles to clinical issues in marriage the presence of triangles in the child-focused family triangles in stepfamilies the triangle’s presence and function in families with substance abusing teens triangles involving extramarital relationships triangles in organizations and businesses the triangle’s function in the context in societal emotional process and much more! Triangles: Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspectives is a stimulating, enlightening resource for family therapists, social workers, psychologists, pastoral counselors, and counselors.
Protagonist Frank Cauldham, 16 Jahre alt, lebt mit seinem wahnsinnigen Vater in einem vereinsamten Haus im schottischen Hochland. Abseits familiärer Behütetheit entwickelt Frank seine eigene Fantasiewelt der Grausamkeiten und der Bestrafungen, eine von Ritualen und Totems bestimmte Gegenrealität. Als sein in eine geschlossene Anstalt abgeschobener Bruder ausbricht, um die Geheimnisse seiner Familie zu lüften, droht Franks Weltentwurf endgültig aus den Fugen zu geraten, hat er doch mittlerweile drei Morde begangen ... Iain Banks Debütroman Die Wespenfabrik ist eine wilde, zornige Mischung aus der "Blechtrommel" und "American Psycho". Teils psychopathologische Innenansicht eines jugendlichen Killers, teils schwarzhumorige schottische Familiengeschichte, wurde das Buch bei seinem Erscheinen 1984 gleichermaßen bejubelt und bekämpft. Wollten die konservativen Kritiker darin nur eine Gewaltorgie sehen, so erkannte ein sensibleres Publikum das erste Werk einer starken erzählerischen Stimme vom Schlage eines Alasdair Gray oder einer A. L. Kennedy.
A profound mystery is at the heart of this magnificent new novel by Yiyun Li, “one of America’s best young novelists” (Newsweek) and the celebrated author of The Vagrants, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Moving back and forth in time, between America today and China in the 1990s, Kinder Than Solitude is the story of three people whose lives are changed by a murder one of them may have committed. As one of the three observes, “Even the most innocent person, when cornered, is capable of a heartless crime.” When Moran, Ruyu, and Boyang were young, they were involved in a mysterious incident in which a friend of theirs was poisoned. Grown up, the three friends are separated by distance and personal estrangement. Moran and Ruyu live in the United States, Boyang in China; all three are haunted by what really happened in their youth, and by doubt about themselves. In California, Ruyu helps a local woman care for her family and home, avoiding entanglements, as she has done all her life. In Wisconsin, Moran visits her ex-husband, whose kindness once overcame her flight into solitude. In Beijing, Boyang struggles to deal with an inability to love, and with the outcome of what happened among the three friends twenty years before. Brilliantly written, a breathtaking page-turner, Kinder Than Solitude resonates with provocative observations about human nature and life. In mesmerizing prose, and with profound insight, Yiyun Li unfolds this remarkable story, even as she explores the impact of personality and the past on the shape of a person’s present and future. Praise for Kinder Than Solitude “This is an exceptional novel, and Yiyun Li has grown into one of our major novelists.”—Salman Rushdie “Yiyun Li infuses the traditional form with a fresh, rigorous beauty and a sense of permanence and increasing value.”—Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood “[A] sleek, powerful novel about the weight of memory, the brunt of loss and the myriad ways the past can crimp the soul . . . Li gives us gifts of gorgeous prose. . . . Rarely are ordinary humans given such eloquent witness.”—The Washington Post “What makes [Kinder Than Solitude] so vivid is its humanity. . . . It is an inquiry into how the past scars us, shaping present and future, and some deeds, once committed, can never be undone.”—Los Angeles Times “[Li’s] true gift . . . is old-fashioned storytelling [and] a sense that a life, a whole life, can be captured on pages.”—The Boston Globe “A stunning, dark, and beautiful book . . . Yiyun Li writes with characteristic genius.”—Paul Harding, author of Tinkers and Enon
This is an adventure story told by Goosey, a goofy, gorgeous golden Labrador doggie who lives with me and my husband, Peter, in the Cayman Islands in the Western Caribbean. Goosey tells us about his life and travels to Sri Lanka on a mystery magic carpet ride to collect a turkey called Beauty (a speckled blue-and-gray turkey), who was my brother Duncan’s pet sixty years ago in Sri Lanka, when he was ten years old. Goosey and Beauty continue on the magic carpet ride to Jamaica to visit Miss Patsy, who lived with us in the Cayman Islands when Goosey was a small puppy. Goosey and Beauty continue to the Cayman Islands, and Beauty returns to Sri Lanka. They have both travelled round the world on the magic carpet and had a wonderful trip.
Communicating in Business and Professional Settings, Fourth Edition teaches both the theory and skills necessary for understanding and practicing effective communication. Building on strengths of previous editions, the fourth edition teaches by example with a clear, straightforward writing style.
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Most of us probably think of America as being settled by British Protestant colonists who fought the Indians tamed the wilderness, and brought democracy--or at least a representative republic--to North America. To the contrary, Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman's research indicates the earliest settlers were of Mediterranean extraction, and of a Jewish or Muslim religious persuasion. Sometimes called Melungeons, these early settlers were among the earliest nonnative Americans to live in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia. For fear of discrimination-since Muslims, Jews, Indians, and other persons of color were often disenfranchised and abused--the Melungeons were reticent regarding their heritage. In fact over time, many of the Melungeons themselves forgot where they came from. Hence, today the Melungeons remain the last lost tribe in America, eyen to themselves. Yet, Hirschman, supported by DNA testing, genealogies; and a variety of historical documents, suggests that the Melungeons included such notable early Americans as Daniel Boone, John Sevier, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and Andrew Jackson. Once lost, but now forgotteno more.
Children are fantastic! They always captivate and surprise us with their great words of wisdom, their wonderful imaginations and all the great things that they do, just some of which have been captured in this excellent collection of poems. ‘Raps and Rhymes about Primary School Times: A Children’s Poetry Anthology’ is cleverly written through the eyes of both children and teachers and it captures, brilliantly, the learning, the fun and the stories that take place in primary schools every day. The poems are rhythmic, bouncy and entertaining and contain an excellent balance of humour, empathy and pathos. The anthology includes raps, narrative poems, limericks, riddles and rhyming tales which provide a rich and humorous insight into school life. This Children’s Poetry Anthology is a must for every classroom – for both children and teachers alike - and a must for every household with children, young and old!
Keith Swanwick explores the psychological and sociological dimensions of musical experience and the implications of these for children's development and music education in schools and colleges. Music is seen, with the other arts, as contributing to the growth of mind, with deep psychological roots in play. Swanwick examines the ways in which children make their own music, and confirms that there is an observable sequence of development. His insights into musical experience help to draw together and interpret fragmented psychological work that has been done in the field and make it possible to plan music education in schools, colleges and studios in a more purposeful way. His analysis of the nature of musical experience and music education has consequences both for curriculum development and the assessment of students' work, with special reference given to the National Curriculum and GCSE.