Stories of Change

Narrative and Social Movements

Author: Joseph E. Davis

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791489531

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 4609

Applies narrative analysis to the study of social movements.

Stories of change

Transforming lives through agricultural and rural development

Author: Pye-Smith, C.

Publisher: CTA

ISBN: 9290815450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

View: 9552

Providing a snapshot of CTA’s achievements during the last decade, this book is a celebration, rather than a conventional impact assessment. Under six broad chapter headings – producer organisations, policy action, ICTs, research and development, providing information to farmers, and trade and markets – it gives a fascinating insight into the broad range of activities that CTA has supported through partnerships across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

Stories of change in nutrition

A tool pool

Author: Gillespie, Stuart,van den Bold, Mara

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst


Category: Social Science

Page: 48

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This paper—which draws on inputs to, and discussions at, a methods development workshop—highlights the various concepts, methods, and tools that SoC researchers are considering to measure nutrition-relevant change in their respective countries. The focus is on nutrition-relevant policy and practice. These tools apply to 11 subthemes, which are to some extent sequential within policy/programming cycles: (1) assessing the nutrition problem, (2) stakeholder and institutional analysis/mapping, (3) understanding enabling environments for nutrition, (4) agenda setting and political commitment for nutrition, (5) policy formulation and policy processes, (6) multisectoral coordination, (7) implementation and vertical coherence, (8) scaling up, (9) assessing capacity, (10) assessing finance, and (11) monitoring, evaluation, and accountability. Examining these various methods and tools together allows for a holistic consideration of the processes that—while challenging to document and measure—play a key role in improving nutrition-relevant policy and practice, which, in turn, drives national achievement in reducing malnutrition.

Nourishing millions

Stories of change in nutrition

Author: Gillespie, Stuart,Hodge, Judith,Yosef, Sivan,Pandya-Lorch, Rajul

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896295885

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 4947

The stories in this book are diverse, spanning five decades and playing out in different arenas, from local to global. They take place in developing countries all over the world, and they involve many sectors and disciplines beyond nutrition itself, including health, agriculture, education, social protection, and water and sanitation. Most importantly, they paint a nuanced picture of success as a context-specific achievement that may, or may not, endure into the future.

Prison(Er) Education

Stories of Change and Transformation

Author: David Wilson,Anne Reuss

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1906534594

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 2324

Prison(er) Education comprises key essays by leading prison education practitioners, academics and prisoners, including new work on how to evaluate the success of education within prison by Dr Ray Pawson of Leeds University, and Stephen Duguid of Simon Fraser University, Canada. A major challenge to penal policy-makers to accept the value of education - beyond basic skills, and at a time when prison regimes have come to be dominated by cognitive thinking skills courses.

Making Sense of the College Curriculum

Faculty Stories of Change, Conflict, and Accommodation

Author: Robert Zemsky,Gregory R Wegner,Ann J. Duffield

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813595061

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 8685

Readers of Making Sense of the College Curriculum expecting a traditional academic publication full of numeric and related data will likely be disappointed with this volume, which is based on stories rather than numbers. The contributors include over 185 faculty members from eleven colleges and universities, representing all sectors of higher education, who share personal, humorous, powerful, and poignant stories about their experiences in a life that is more a calling than a profession. Collectively, these accounts help to answer the question of why developing a coherent undergraduate curriculum is so vexing to colleges and universities. Their stories also belie the public’s and policymakers’ belief that faculty members care more about their scholarship and research than their students and work far less than most people.

Ashénka Stories of Change

Author: Ronald James Anderson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ashaninca Indians

Page: 245

View: 1812

The Ashéninka of the Amazon jungle region of east-central Peru confront change from two perspectives: the individual and the sociohistorical. They recall four centuries of change through their stories.

Lessons from Restructuring Experiences

Stories of Change in Professional Development Schools

Author: Nancy E. Hoffman,W. Michael Reed,Gwen Socol Rosenbluth

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791434086

Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 6336

Describes the process of collaborative educational reform in the context of the professional development school model. First-person stories describe how "reformed" schools and universities look and assess the impact of such reform on students, teachers, and colleges of education.

Stories of Changes from Open Diaries: The Joint Effects of Radio Messaging and Group Discussions to Fight Child Marriage

Author: Getnet Eshetu

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954893207

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

View: 5777

Many studies have underlined the high prevalence of child marriage in Ethiopia, particularly in the Amhara region, and their devastating effects on the mental and physical health of the girls involved. This qualitative research aims to investigate the effectiveness of multimedia messaging – including radio and print messaging, face-to-face group discussions as well as interactions with a radio station – in altering people’s perception of child marriage. By analysing reflection statements in group diaries, the study identifies changes in the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAPs) concerning child marriage of a multimedia audience in three districts of the North Gondar Zone in the Amhara region. The study contains a comprehensive literature review, comprising several findings regarding the magnitude of child marriage practices. Using the hybrid qualitative method of thematic analysis, it highlights important features and drawbacks of potential approaches to mobilising the community against child marriage. Moreover, a detailed description of multimedia intervention procedures is included, which can serve as a guideline for media practitioners and social development initiatives.

Nourishing millions: Stories of change in nutrition: Synopsis

Author: Yosef, Sivan,Pandya-Lorch, Rajul

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896299902

Category: Political Science

Page: 4

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In recent years, the world has seen unprecedented attention and political commitment to addressing malnutrition. Milestones such as the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, the Lancet Maternal and Child Nutrition Series, and the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) have marked the rapid rise of nutrition on the global policy and research agenda. These developments reverse years of relative neglect for nutrition. Undernutrition is a global challenge with huge social and economic costs. It kills millions of young children annually, stunts growth, erodes child development, reduces the amount of schooling children attain, and increases the likelihood of their being poor as adults, if they survive. Stunting persists through a lifetime and beyond—underweight mothers are more likely to give birth to underweight children, perpetuating undernutrition across generations. Undernutrition reduces global gross domestic product by US$1.4–$2.1 trillion a year—the size of the total economy of Africa south of the Sahara.

The Heart of Change

Real-life Stories of how People Change Their Organizations

Author: John P. Kotter,Dan S. Cohen

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422187330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 4902

Offers real-life sucess and failure stories and introduces the "see-feel-change" dynamic for changing feelings, rather than just the thought process.

Feelings of Change

Stories of Having a Baby

Author: Jenny Parratt


ISBN: 1445223945

Category: Childbirth

Page: 460

View: 8712


Stories of Change

Narrative Perspectives on Elementary Teachers' Identifying and Implementation of New Mathematics Teaching Practices

Author: Joy Ann Oslund

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cognitive styles in children

Page: 430

View: 3210


Wild Grass

Three Stories of Change in Modern China

Author: Ian Johnson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307430251

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 1301

In Wild Grass, Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Ian Johnson tells the stories of three ordinary Chinese citizens moved to extraordinary acts of courage: a peasant legal clerk who filed a class-action suit on behalf of overtaxed farmers, a young architect who defended the rights of dispossessed homeowners, and a bereaved woman who tried to find out why her elderly mother had been beaten to death in police custody. Representing the first cracks in the otherwise seamless façade of Communist Party control, these small acts of resistance demonstrate the unconquerable power of the human conscience and prophesy an increasingly open political future for China. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stories of Change

Beyond the Arab Spring

Author: World Press Photo

Publisher: Schilt Pub

ISBN: 9789053308233

Category: Photography

Page: 312

View: 927

Since the end of 2010, the popular uprisings against established powers across North Africa and Middle East have been making news headlines. The Arab Spring is among the most thoroughly photographed events in recent history. People in the streets using their mobile phones to register incidents they were eyewitness to, local journalists as well as camera crews and freelance photographers dispatched by international media recording the deve lopments from day to day. Our perception of Arab Spring is marked by dramatic images of key moments during the uprisings. Demonstrators taking over Tahrir Square in Cairo and engaging in violent clashes with the security forces and supporters of Presiden t Mubarak; the storming of Colonel Gaddafis compound in Tripoli, Libya, by rebels and the capture of the leader himself weeks later. Major changes in the power relations have taken place since then: in Egypt and Tunisia, the resignation of the countrys p resident, and in Libya, the fall of the leader and the first free elections in 60 years. In other countries, protests have not lead to a revolution, but they are facing challenges from local issues and from the effects of the global economic crisis. H ow we ll do we know the region beyond the headlines though ? What has been impact of the events on peoples everyday life? Many of the issues that fueled the uprisings remain unresolved: a high level of youth unemployment, the rising cost of living , womens right s etc. What is really going on in the homes and in the streets of the cities in the region? What do people worry or dream about? Stories of Change challenges our perceptions of the region and brings to the foreground a local perspective in reporting. Through stories produced exclusively for this book , and shown here for the first time, we are offered an insider view into the lives of people in a reg ion that rarely has left news headlines, but that only few of us know beyond the one - dimensional headline news images flashed on our screens. It examines what has changed since 2010, how people look at the aftermath of Arab Spring and what impact it has on their lives today. We are taken on a visual tour of the region and offered an insider view to the societies, the lives of the people and the issues they face. Stories of Change celebrates authenticity in visual storytelling, showing us North Africa through the eyes of a group of photojournalists from the region. They are all top alumni of a series of workshops conducted in 2012 and 2013 by World Press Photo for photographers fro m five participating countries : Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. Stories of Change also contains a visual chronology of the most memorable moments of the Arab Spring, compiled from the visual reporting in the international media of the unfolding events at the time. But the main focus lies in the visual storytelling by the young talent in photographic reporting, bringing into perspective and adding depth and nuance to the reporting about North Africa. The book contains over 200 images on 312 pag es, and is complemented by articles by prominent writers in the region about the North African societies and cu ltures, and with a foreword by A rabist and former diplomat Petra Stienen discussing the mythology of the Arab Spring and how accurate our percept ions about the region are or arent.

Rwanda Since 1994

Stories of Change

Author: Hannah Grayson,Nicki Hitchcott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786941992


Page: N.A

View: 2089

Over the past 25 years, Rwanda has undergone remarkable shifts and transitions: culturally, economically, and educationally the country has gone from strength to strength. While much scholarship has understandably been retrospective, seeking to understand, document and commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsi, this volume gathers diverse perspectives on the changing social and cultural fabric of Rwanda since 1994. Rwanda Since 1994 considers the context of these changes, particularly in relation to the ongoing importance of remembering and in wider developments in the Great Lakes and East Africa regions. Equally it explores what stories of change are emerging from Rwanda: creative writing and testimonies, as well as national, regional, and international political narratives. The contributors interrogate which frameworks and narratives might be most useful for understanding different kinds of change, what new directions are emerging, and how Rwanda's trajectory is ongoingly shaped by other global factors The international set of contributors includes creative writers, practitioners, activists, and scholars from African studies, history, anthropology, education, international relations, modern languages, law and politics. As well as delving into the shifting dynamics of religion and gender in Rwanda today, the book brings to light the experiences of lesser-discussed groups of people such as the Twa and the children of perpetrators.

Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education

What's New?

Author: Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134127863

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 7807

Drawing on the current research base on the management of change, this book analyzes the key features in planning, delivery and monitoring the impact of planned change initiatives in higher education. Comparing and contrasting the findings of twenty-five action research high level corporate change management projects, the initiatives discussed include: the introduction of Kaplan and Norton’s ‘Balanced Scorecard’ approach, resulting in strategic mapping at all levels a major cultural shift programme to bring about globalisation of all aspects of the university, taking account the perspectives as to how this should be achieved the introduction of a mentoring scheme to promote diversity and equality and greater understanding and support of black and ethnic minority staff. Filled with practical lessons for leadership and change in higher education, this book raises awareness as to how to tackle topical issues and effectively lead universities through major change. With expert commentary and feedback from the stakeholders involved at each institution, Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education is essential reading for all those taking on leadership and management positions in higher education.

Hawaii Stories of Change

Kokua Hawaii Oral History Project

Author: Gary T. Kubota

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979946721

Category: Community activists

Page: 298

View: 8700

A collection of over 30 interviews about the activist group 'Kokua Hawaii.'