Empowering Students To Improve The World In Sixty Lessons

Author: Fernando Reimers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546456773
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This book offers three tools to assist student, teachers and school leaders in educating global citizens. The first is a protocol to design and adapt global citizenship curriculum. The second is a protocol to design a school wide strategy for global education. The third is an actual curriculum prototype, a sixty lesson global citizenship curriculum, developed following the process presented in the book.

Atlas Of Women And Men In India

Author: Saraswati Raju
Publisher: Zubaan
ISBN: 8185107947
Size: 80.52 MB
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This compilation of almost 100 maps is put together using data from the 1991 census of India. The Atlas maps a regional Geography of women and men, using indicators as diverse as literacy, education, voting patterns, cultural groupingsz, fertility rates, workforce participation etc. The aim is to provide information based on Census data which can help demonstrate the diversity of women s lives in India, and to provide it in such a way that readers/isers can link one set of facts with another, to look at what kinds of patterns emerge. In foregrounding women, the Atlas poses---implicitly---some key questions: how are knowledge and information constructed and communicated? Why has geography, for example, been so silent on the contribution of women to society? What kinds of layers of knowledge and information do we need to unpeel before we arrive at some information about the silent contributors---women. Supplemented by detailed appendices and tables, the Atlas throuws light on missing or invisible facts and information in a graphic, readable and acessible form which makes them useful to a wide range of readers.

It Takes A Neighborhood

Author: David J. Wright
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780914341840
Size: 23.11 MB
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The Neighborhood Preservation Initiative, a comprehensive community building program in ten neighborhoods from nine mostly mid-sized cities, is examined in It Takes a Neighborhood. Wright shows what was learned through NPI about the value of focusing on working-class neighborhoods, as well as how to think about and structure community building efforts generally. The lessons gained from NPI about engaging established, networked community organizations in deliberate action-oriented strategies, fueled by flexible funding, and linked to systems of local support, are shown to be applicable to a wide spectrum of community building initiatives. The Pew Charitable Trusts created the NPI, targeting it toward working-class neighborhoods threatened but not yet affected deeply by decline, a significant departure from previous community development efforts. The neighborhoods possessed important assets such as strong community organizations, talented volunteers, and neighborhood strategies that could be capitalized upon, neighborhood strengths that could be reinforced through relatively small investments as a way to prevent decline. Along with generating attention to working-class neighborhoods and public policy on their behalf, the goal of NPI was to help residents to improve their quality of life and learn how to sustain long-term community stability and vitality.