Reading by Right

Successful strategies to ensure every child can read to succeed

Author: Joy Court

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1783302097

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7576

Literacy has now been recognized as a human right for over 50 years in several international declarations and initiatives. Every child has a right to read and we have a social responsibility, as parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, booksellers, campaigners and policy makers to ensure that they are able to exercise that right. Reading by Right: Successful strategies to ensure every child can read to succeed provides a collection of chapters from international experts covering aspects of overcoming reading difficulties or reading reluctance in children and young people. The book reveals strategies that are proving effective in overcoming barriers to reading from birth to teens, looking at practices and projects from around the globe and revealing some common principles and drivers that have generated success. Content covered includes: an examination of the current state of reading in the UK and internationally and what the latest research tells us about children who are failing to readhow youngsters become ‘reluctant readers’ and how to improve the situation for everyoneexamples of successful projects from the Republic of Korea and Finland – countries that consistently perform well in reading tests and international league tablesanalysis of diversity in publishing and children’s books, drawing on expertise from authors and publishers. This book will be valuable for readers from all those professions that engage with young people and families and with the development of literacy, including librarians; teachers; service managers; consultants and other professional practitioners; and also to concerned parents.

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476790159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 5671

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

Hegel's Political Philosophy

A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Author: Thom Brooks

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748645101

Category: Philosophy

Page: 263

View: 9655

This title sets out the difference between 'systematic' and 'non-systematic' readings of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right' before discussing important, relevant features of Hegel's system, in particular, the unique structure of his philosophical arguments.

The Ethics of Democracy

A Contemporary Reading of Hegel's Philosophy of Right

Author: Lucio Cortella

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438457537

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

View: 6147

Demonstrates how the ethical underpinning of Hegel’s political and social philosophy has relevance for contemporary democratic life. The legal regulations and formal rules of democracy alone are not enough to hold a society together and govern its processes. Yet the irreducible ethical pluralism that characterizes contemporary society seems to make it impossible to impose a single system of values as a source of social cohesion and identity reference. In this book, Lucio Cortella argues that Hegel’s theory of ethical life can provide such a grounding and makes the case through an analysis of Hegel’s central political work, the Philosophy of Right. Although Hegel did not support democratic political ends and wrote in a historical and cultural context far removed from the current liberal-democratic scene, Cortella maintains that the Hegelian theory of ethical life, with its emphasis on securing a framework conducive to human freedom, nevertheless offers a convincing response to the problem of the ethical uprootedness of contemporary democracy.

Hegel's Political Philosophy

Author: Thom Brooks

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074865545X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 2838

A new and significantly expanded edition of the first systematic reading of Hegel's political philosophy.

Authority, Anxiety, and Canon

Essays in Vedic Interpretation

Author: Laurie L. Patton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791419380

Category: Philosophy

Page: 334

View: 2534

Authority, Anxiety, and Canon elucidates a principle fundamental to Hinduism’s self-understanding—the Veda—while at the same time examining the methodological issues of the role of canon in religious tradition. Spanning the early periods of Indian religious history up to the twentieth century, the book combines theoretical sophistication and detailed scholarship to produce one of the first comprehensive works on Vedic interpretation since Louis Renou’s Le Destin Du Veda.

Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology

Author: Cecil Reynolds,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489968075

Category: Science

Page: 600

View: 1996

The past decade has brought important advances in our understanding of the brain, particularly its influence on the behavior, emotions, and personality of children and adolescents. In the tradition of its predecessors, the third edition of the Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology enhances this understanding by emphasizing current best practice, up-to-date science, and emerging theoretical trends for a comprehensive review of the field. Along with the Handbook’s impressive coverage of normal development, pathology, and professional issues, brand-new chapters highlight critical topics in assessment, diagnostic, and treatment, including, The role and prevalence of brain dysfunction in ADHD, conduct disorder, the autistic spectrum, and other childhood disorders; The neuropsychology of learning disabilities; Assessment of Spanish-speaking children and youth; Using the PASS (planning, attention, simultaneous, successive) theory in neurological assessment; Forensic child neuropsychology; Interventions for pediatric coma. With singular range, timeliness, and clarity, the newly updated Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology reflects and addresses the ongoing concerns of practitioners as diverse as neuropsychologists, neurologists, clinical psychologists, pediatricians, and physical and speech-language therapists.

Book Lust

Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781570613814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

View: 5855

Presents 170 themed reading lists designed for any type of reading, from "chick lit" to books on bicycling, covering a wide variety of tastes and topics.

The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture

Author: Iain Provan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781481306089

Category: Bible

Page: 712

View: 4984

Such lavish attention to, and importance placed upon, a seriously literal interpretation of Scripture is appropriate to the Christian confession of the word as Word--the one God's Word for the one world.--John Goldingay, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary

Citizens by Right

Citizenship Education in Primary Schools

Author: Reva Klein

Publisher: Trentham Books

ISBN: 1858562201

Category: Education

Page: 62

View: 3184

A Save the Children project in four inner city primary schools fired the children's enthusiasm for Citizenship Education. Reva Klein describes how the human rights approach trialled in these schools can be adopted by teachers to involve children in this new curriculum subject at Key Stages One and Two. The book supports teachers in two ways: it presents the main Human Rights legislation in the UK and Europe that is relevant to children and those working with them in schools; it offers guidance on classroom activities for each year of primary school that have been proven to engage children and foster their learning; The book will be invaluable in all primary schools. It will also be essential reading for teacher trainers and for all courses on citizenship education at primary level.

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

Author: Pierre Bayard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1596917148

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 3835

In this delightfully witty, provocative book, literature professor and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard argues that not having read a book need not be an impediment to having an interesting conversation about it. (In fact, he says, in certain situations reading the book is the worst thing you could do.) Using examples from such writers as Graham Greene, Oscar Wilde, Montaigne, and Umberto Eco, he describes the varieties of "non-reading"-from books that you've never heard of to books that you've read and forgotten-and offers advice on how to turn a sticky social situation into an occasion for creative brilliance. Practical, funny, and thought-provoking, How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read-which became a favorite of readers everywhere in the hardcover edition-is in the end a love letter to books, offering a whole new perspective on how we read and absorb them.

Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right'

A Reader's Guide

Author: David Rose

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826487114

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

View: 6928

A comprehensive guide to Hegel's seminal text, the Philosophy of Right

Reading By Moonlight

Author: Brenda Walker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857964933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 3401

When Miles Franklin-shortlisted novelist Brenda walker became sick she turned to two healers: doctors and books. This is the story of how she recovered. Packing her bag for hospital after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Brenda wondered which book to put in. As a novelist and professor of literature, her life was built around reading and writing. Books had always been her solace and sustenance, and now choosing the right one was the most important thing she could do for herself. In Reading by Moonlight, Brenda describes the five stages of her treatment and how different authors helped her through an arduous recovery. Along with insightful introductions to the work of writers like Dante, Tolstoy, Nabokov, Beckett and Dickens, Brenda show how the very process of reading surrendering and then regathering yourself echoes the process of healing. Reading by Moonlight guides, reassures, throws light on dark places, and finds beauty in the most fearful of illnesses. It affirms that reading can be essential to life itself. 'A work of rare richness and unending generosity of spirit a beautiful meditation on the gift of reading death and the spirit of survival.'Alex Miller, the Age 'Brenda Walker's account of the healing power of books is a gift . . . beautifully written, heartfelt.' Susie Burge, Harper's Bazzar 'Irresistible . . . A many-layered reading experience.' West Australian 'Instructive, uplifting and palliative. And what more can one look to a book for?' James Grieve, Canberra Times

Democracy in Chains

The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Author: Nancy MacLean

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101980966

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 8269

"Focusing on Nobel Prize-winning economist James McGill Buchanan (1919-2013), whom Charles Koch funded and championed, MacLean elaborates on [what he sees as] the Koch brothers' insidious, dangerous manipulation of American politics. Based on Buchanan's papers as well as published sources, MacLean creates a ... portrait of an arrogant, uncompromising, and unforgiving man, stolid in his mission to 'save capitalism from democracy'"--

By Right of Soil

Author: Christopher R Decker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462071902

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 2320

After a death-defying journey from her tiny Newfoundland village Chastity Horwood arrives in New York City anxiously seeking Otto Madison, the father of her unborn child. On her first night in the big city Chastity gives birth to a son, Madison Horwood. His birth on U.S. soil guarantees American citizenship to the child. American citizenship brings opportunities, rewards, privileges and, most of all, challenges... the ultimate challenge a run for the Presidency.

Reading by Starlight

Postmodern Science Fiction

Author: Damien Broderick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134860056

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 302

Reading by Starlight explores the characteristics in the writing, marketing and reception of science fiction which distinguish it as a genre. Damien Broderick explores the postmodern self-referentiality of the sci-fi narrative, its intricate coded language and discursive `encyclopaedia'. He shows how, for perfect understanding, sci-fi readers must learn the codes of these imaginary worlds and vocabularies, all the time picking up references to texts by other writers. Reading by Starlight includes close readings of paradigmatic cyberpunk texts and writings by SF novelists and theorists including Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Varley, Roger Zelazny, William Gibson, Fredric Jameson and Samuel R. Delaney.

Daddy Kisses

Author: Anne Gutman,Georg Hallensleben

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811839143

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 14

View: 6856

Animal and human fathers kiss in different ways, but they all show love.

Reading by Touch

Author: Department of Experimental Psychology Susanna Millar,Susanna Millar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134916132

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 2582

Reading, using vision or touch, translates abstact marks on a page into an understanding of ideas. The perceptual, linguistic and cognitive processes involved in sighted reading have been widely studied, but the use of touch raises new issues. Drawing on her research with novice and fluent braille readers, Susanna Millar examines how people initially process braille and how skill with sounds, words, meaning and spelling patterns influence processing. The main focus is on braille but findings on the 'Moon' script, vibrotactile devices, maps and 'icons' are also considered in the context of their practical implications and access to computer technology. Reading by Touch will be of enormous interest to all teachers and students of tactual reading systems, and makes a significant contribution to theories in cognitive and developmental psychology.


Or, the Institutes of Menu

Author: Manu (Lawgiver)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hindu law

Page: N.A

View: 5720


Reading by the Colors

Overcoming Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Through the Irlen Method

Author: Helen Irlen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399531569

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 1239

This new edition of Reading by the Colors includes significant breakthroughs and new applications for use with the Irlen Method to aid in the treatment of reading disabilities.