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An Incurable Academic

Author : Torsten Husen
ISBN : 9781483297767
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In these memoirs, Torsten Husen, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Stockholm, conveys a fascinating picture of the academic world from the l940s onwards and of the extraordinary developments in education and psychology. Professor Husen is an internationally acknowledged expert on school affairs. As the first holder of the Chair of Educational Research at the Stockholm School of Education, he became deeply involved in policy research tied to the school reforms and his research and writing have directly affected the worldwide debate on the structure and content of secondary and upper secondary schooling. He was a founder member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and as Chairman of the Board of the International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) in Paris he became increasingly concerned with educational problems in the developing countries. This is an account of a remarkable man whose dedication to research into educational problems worldwide should be an inspiration to others.

Fifty Modern Thinkers On Education

Author : Liora Bresler
ISBN : 9781134592586
Genre : Education
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Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education looks at fifty of the twentieth century's most significant contributors to the debate on education. Among those included are: * Pierre Bourdieu * Elliot Eisner * Hans J. Eysenck * Michel Focault * Henry Giroux * Jurgen Habermas * Susan Isaacs * A.S. Neill * Herbert Read * Simone Weill. Together with Fifty Major Thinkers on Education this book provides a unique history of educational thinking. Each essay gives key biographical information, an outline of the individual's principal achievements and activities, an assessment of his or her impact and influence and a list of their major writings and suggested further reading.

The Transformation Of The Student Career

Author : Michael Nugent
ISBN : 9781135933746
Genre : Education
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This study examines the transformation of the structural characteristics and ideological assumptions of university study in these three countries between the mid-1950s and the early 1990s.

Everything Happens For A Reason

Author : Kate Bowler
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"A meditation on sense-making when there's no sense to be made, on letting go when we can't hold on, and on being unafraid even when we're terrified."?Lucy Kalanithi Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God's disapproval. At thirty-five, everything in her life seems to point toward "blessing." She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son. Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. The prospect of her own mortality forces Kate to realize that she has been tacitly subscribing to the prosperity gospel, living with the conviction that she can control the shape of her life with "a surge of determination." Even as this type of Christianity celebrates the American can-do spirit, it implies that if you "can't do" and succumb to illness or misfortune, you are a failure. Kate is very sick, and no amount of positive thinking will shrink her tumors. What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason? Kate is stripped of this certainty only to discover that without it, life is hard but beautiful in a way it never has been before. Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, relatives, and doctors. Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live. Advance praise for Everything Happens for a Reason "I fell hard and fast for Kate Bowler. Her writing is naked, elegant, and gripping?she's like a Christian Joan Didion. I left Kate's story feeling more present, more grateful, and a hell of a lot less alone. And what else is art for?" ?Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and president of Together Rising "This is a beautifully written, intelligent, soulful book, necessary reading for all of us who long to walk faithfully and honestly through the darkest and most desolate of seasons." ?Shauna Niequist, New York Times bestselling author of Present Over Perfect.

Governing Post War Britain

Author : G. O'Hara
ISBN : 9780230361270
Genre : History
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Glen O'Hara draws a compelling picture of Second World War Britain by investigating relations between people and government: the electorate's rising expectations and demands for universally-available social services, the increasing complexity of the new solutions to these needs, and mounting frustration with both among both governors and governed.

Torsten Hus N

Author : Arild Tjeldvoll
ISBN : UOM:39015054415453
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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" ... a biography of Torsten Husén, drawn from his conversations with Arild Tjeldvoll ..."--P. vii.

Educational Research And Policy How Do They Relate

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ISBN : UCAL:B4920060
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Memoir Of The Late J Pillans By An Old Student Signed A R

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ISBN : BL:A0018613203
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Subject Guide To Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015053238088
Genre : American literature
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Memoir Of A Debulked Woman Enduring Ovarian Cancer

Author : Susan Gubar
ISBN : 9780393073256
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this moving memoir, a renowned feminist scholar explores the physical and psychological ordeal of living with ovarian cancer.

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