Handbook of Canadian Boarding Schools

Author: Ashley Thomson,Sylvie Lafortune

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550023233

Category: Reference

Page: 650

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A comparison of boarding schools with information on the educational environment of each province.
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Margaret Atwood

A Reference Guide, 1988-2005

Author: Shannon Hengen,Ashley Thomson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810866683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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Authors Shannon Hengen and Ashley Thomson have assembled a reference guide that covers all of the works written by the acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood since 1988, including her novels Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, and the 2000 Booker Prize winner, The Blind Assassin. Rather than just including Atwood's books, this guide includes all of Atwood's works, including articles, short stories, letters, and individual poetry. Adaptations of Atwood's works are also included, as are some of her more public quotations. Secondary entries (i.e. interviews, scholarly resources, and reviews) are first sorted by type, and then arranged alphabetically by author, to allow greater ease of navigation. The individual chapters are organized chronologically, with each subdivided into seven categories: Atwood's Works, Adaptations, Quotations, Interviews, Scholarly Resources, Reviews of Atwood's Works, and Reviews of Adaptations of Atwood's Works. The book also includes a chapter entitled 'Atwood on the Web,' as well as extensive author and subject indexes. This new bibliography significantly enhances access to Atwood material, a feature that will be welcomed by university, public, and school librarians. Margaret Atwood: A Reference Guide 1988-2005 will appeal not only to Atwood scholars, but to students and fans of one of Canada's greatest writers.
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The Dundurn Group

Author: The Dundurn Group

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550026603

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International Handbook of Chinese Families

Author: Chan Kwok-bun

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461402662

Category: Social Science

Page: 689

View: 5541

Families are the cornerstone of Chinese society, whether in mainland China, in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Malaysia, or in the Chinese diaspora the world over. Handbook of the Chinese Family provides an overview of economics, politics, race, ethnicity, and culture within and external to the Chinese family as a social institution. While simultaneously evaluating its own methodological tools, this book will set current knowledge in the context of what has been previously studied as well as future research directions. It will examine inter-family relationships and politics as well as childrearing, education, and family economics to provide a rounded and in-depth view.
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Canadian Books in Print

Author and title index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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The American Pre-College Military School

A History and Comprehensive Catalog of Institutions

Author: Samuel J. Rogal

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645329X

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 8097

Both a history of the pre-college military school in the United States and a reference guide to the institutions past and present, this comprehensive work begins by discussing several notable military school founders, including Southern Industrial Institute founder Rev. Lyman Ward, New York Military Academy founder Charles Jefferson Wright, and St. John’s Military Academy founder Sidney Thomas Smythe, among others. It discusses the role of religious organizations in founding and maintaining military institutions, as well as a range of other topics: faculties and administrators; curricular changes and innovations since the 19th century; escalating tuition costs and the role of money in determining a school’s success or failure; and the future of the pre-college military school. A second part lists some 355 individual schools and summarizes the history of each, providing details on enrollments and tuitions.
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Global Religions

An Introduction

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199727619

Category: Religion

Page: 686

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The essays collected here provide brief and accessible introductions to the major world religions in their global contexts. The volume begins with an introduction to the globalization of religion by Mark Juergensmeyer, and is followed by individual essays on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and local religious societies. The book concludes with three essays reflecting on the global religious scene. Taken together, these essays provide a concise, authoritative, and highly readable introduction to the state of worldwide religion in the 21st century.
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International Handbook of English Language Teaching

Author: Jim Cummins,Chris Davison

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387463011

Category: Education

Page: 1201

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This two volume handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts. More than 70 chapters highlight the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook provides a unique resource for policy makers, educational administrators, and researchers concerned with meeting the increasing demand for effective English language teaching. It offers a strongly socio-cultural view of language learning and teaching. It is comprehensive and global in perspective with a range of fresh new voices in English language teaching research.
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Indigenous Peoples of North America

A Concise Anthropological Overview

Author: Robert J. Muckle

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604166

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Most books dealing with North American Indigenous peoples are exhaustive in coverage. They provide in-depth discussion of various culture areas which, while valuable, sometimes means that the big picture context is lost. This book offers a corrective to that trend by providing a concise, thematic overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America, from prehistory to the present. It integrates a culture area analysis within a thematic approach, covering archaeology, traditional lifeways, the colonial era, and contemporary Indigenous culture. Muckle also explores the history of the relationship between Indigenous peoples and anthropologists with rigor and honesty. The result is a remarkably comprehensive book that provides a strong grounding for understanding Indigenous cultures in North America.
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Der flexible Mensch

die Kultur des neuen Kapitalismus

Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833303425

Category: Kapitalismus - Arbeitnehmer - Charakter - Selbstwertgefühl - Arbeitsflexibilisierung - Fremdbestimmung

Page: 223

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In diesem Buch geht Richard Sennett auf die gesellschaftlichen Folgen einer globalen Ökonomie ein. "Drift" ist für ihn der Schlüsselbegriff dieser Ära: Die Mobilität, die Internationalität, welche die neue Ordnung fordern, führen zu einem gleichgültigen "Dahintreiben", zu Orientierungslosigkeit und Isolation.
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Ein untadeliger Mann

Roman

Author: Jane Gardam

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446250174

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Alles an Edward Feathers ist ohne Fehl und Tadel – seine Garderobe, seine Manieren und sein Ruf als Anwalt mit glänzender Karriere in Hongkong. Nun ist er alt und muss mit dem Tod seiner Frau Betty zurechtkommen, so wie er immer mit allem zurechtgekommen ist. Seine perfekte Haltung täuscht alle und manchmal sogar ihn selbst. Doch mit Bettys Tod bricht etwas in ihm auf, und behutsam beginnt Feathers, vergangene Ereignisse ans Licht zu holen. An einem kalten englischen Wintermorgen setzt er sich ans Steuer seines Wagens und fährt los, das eigene Leben zu erkunden. Mit Jane Gardams meisterhaftem Roman über ein Leben im British Empire ist eine große Autorin zu entdecken.
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Eine Frage der Erziehung

Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit –

Author: Anthony Powell

Publisher: Elfenbein Verlag

ISBN: 3941184768

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Der zwölfbändige Zyklus »Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit« — aufgrund seiner inhaltlichen wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Marcel Prousts »Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit« verglichen — gilt als das Hauptwerk des britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehört zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von dem gleichnamigen Bild des französischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die späten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich-Erzählers Jenkins — der durch so manche biografische Parallele wie Powells Alter Ego anmutet — bietet der »Tanz« eine Fülle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und aufschlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedankenwelt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwürdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. So eröffnet Powell seinen »Tanz« in dem Band »Eine Frage der Erziehung« mit Szenen der Jugend: Jenkins in der Abschlussklasse des College, während eines Sprachaufenthalts in Frankreich sowie beim Five O'Clock Tea seines Universitätsprofessors. Der historische Hintergrund, hier die 1920er Jahre, scheint dabei immer wieder überraschend schlaglichtartig auf.
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Bildung auf einen Blick 2011: OECD-Indikatoren

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 3763948937

Category:

Page: 612

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Die Ausgabe des Jahres 2011 von Bildung auf einen Blick – OECD-Indikatoren ermöglicht jedem Land, sein eigenes Bildungssystem im Vergleich zu anderen Ländern zu betrachten.
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