Life in the UK Test: Handbook

Everything You Need to Study for the British Citizenship Test

Author: Henry Dillon,George Sandison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907389351

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Page: 192

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This handbook presents all the latest official materials you need to study in a simple and easy-to-learn format.
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Life in the UK Test: Study Guide 2019 Digital Edition

The essential study guide for the British citizenship test

Author: Henry Dillon,Alastair Smith

Publisher: Red Squirrel Publishing

ISBN: 1907389679

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

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The digital edition of the leading independent series includes the complete testable materials from Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents, the official Home Office materials. Also included are 288 practice questions and expert study advice and diagrams. In addition, purchasers get a free subscription to online tests at www.lifeintheuk.net. Everything you need to pass the test with confidence in one book.
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The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning

Author: James W. Tollefson,Miguel Pérez-Milans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190877057

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art account of research in language policy and planning (LPP). Through a critical examination of LPP, the Handbook offers new direction for a field in theoretical and methodological turmoil as a result of the socio-economic, institutional, and discursive processes of change taking place under the conditions of Late Modernity. Late Modernity refers to the widespread processes of late capitalism leading to the selective privatization of services (including education), the information revolution associated with rapidly changing statuses and functions of languages, the weakening of the institutions of nation-states (along with the strengthening of non-state actors), and the fragmentation of overlapping and competing identities associated with new complexities of language-identity relations and new forms of multilingual language use. As an academic discipline in the social sciences, LPP is fraught with tensions between these processes of change and the still-powerful ideological framework of modern nationalism. It is an exciting and energizing time for LPP research. This Handbook propels the field forward, offering a dialogue between the two major historical trends in LPP associated with the processes of Modernity and Late Modernity: the focus on continuity behind the institutional policies of the modern nation-state, and the attention to local processes of uncertainty and instability across different settings resulting from processes of change. The Handbook takes great strides toward overcoming the long-standing division between "top-down" and "bottom-up" analysis in LPP research, setting the stage for theoretical and methodological innovation. Part I defines alternative theoretical and conceptual frameworks in LPP, emphasizing developments since the ethnographic turn, including: ethnography in LPP; historical-discursive approaches; ethics, normative theorizing, and transdisciplinary methods; and the renewed focus on socio-economic class. Part II examines LPP against the background of influential ideas about language shaped by the institutions of the nation-state, with close attention to the social position of minority languages and specific communities facing profound language policy challenges. Part III investigates the turmoil and tensions that currently characterize LPP research under conditions of Late Modernity. Finally, Part IV presents an integrative summary and directions for future LPP research.
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Life in the UK 2019 Test

Author: Hugh Lewis

Publisher: Dux Publishing

ISBN: 1911538195

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Quite simply the ONLY book you need to pass the Life in the UK Test. It includes everything you need in just the one eBook. You do not need to buy anything else. Key features: The complete Official Material, updtaed in May 2019 Lists to help you with these sneaky last minute revision 12 complete tests to the official standard Learn effectively With this book, you not only receive the entire official material to study, but you also revision guides such as lists of Kings and Queens, main historical characters, Key dates etc. Practice and build your confidence With 12 complete tests using the official standard of questions, you have ample material to revise, challenge your growing knowledge and ensure you are ready for the test. I am confident that with this single book, you are well equipped to absolutely succeed first time you visit the test centre.
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Deserving Citizenship

Citizenship Tests in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom

Author: Ricky van Oers

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004251073

Category: Law

Page: 316

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In Deserving Citizenship Ricky van Oers analyses the reasons for introduction and effects of citizenship tests in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
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On the Same Track

How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle against Resegregation

Author: Carol Corbett Burris

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807032980

Category: Education

Page: 208

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A public school principal’s account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms What would happen if a school eliminated the “tracks” that rank students based on their perceived intellectual abilities? Would low-achieving students fall behind and become frustrated? Would their higher-achieving peers suffer from a “watered-down” curriculum? Or is tracking itself the problem? A growing body of research shows that tracking doesn’t increase learning for the minority and low-income students who are overrepresented in low-track classrooms. This de facto segregation has led many civil rights advocates to argue that tracking is turning back the clock on equal education. As a principal at a New York high school, Carol Corbett Burris believed that the curriculum for the best students was the best curriculum for all. She helped lead a bold plan to eliminate tracking from her school, and the results couldn’t have been further from the doom-and-gloom scenarios of tracking proponents. Instead, there was a dramatic improvement in the achievement of all students, across racial and socioeconomic divisions, and a near elimination of the achievement gap. Today, due to those efforts, International Baccalaureate English is the twelfth-grade curriculum for South Side students, and all students take the same challenging courses, together, to prepare them for college. In On the Same Track, Burris draws on her own experience, on the experiences of other schools, and on the latest research to make an impassioned case for detracking. Not only does the practice of tracking fail to benefit lower-tracked students, as Burris shows, but it also results in the resegregation of classrooms. Furthermore, she argues that many of today’s popular reforms emanate from the same “sort and select” mentality that reinforces social stratification based on race and class. On the Same Track is a rousing, controversial, and yet optimistic account of how we need to change our assumptions and policies if we are to live up to the promise of democratic public education. Only by holding all students to the same high standards can we ensure that all have the same opportunity to live up to their full potential. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Rough Guide to Paris

Author: Rough Guides,Ruth Blackmore

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241007747

Category: Travel

Page: 416

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The Rough Guide to Paris is the ultimate insider's guide to Europe's most elegant and romantic city. Inspirational photography, neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood accounts and detailed, full-colour maps help you get the most out of a visit to Paris - whether that means the Eiffel Tower and a boat trip on the Seine, or visits to offbeat art galleries and hidden-away gardens. Frank, incisive reviews take you straight to the best of the city's cafés, restaurants and nightlife venues, from the ultra-stylish to the magnificently traditional, while tell-it-like-it-is listings help you find the right accommodation for your budget, whether that's a boutique design hotel on the Left Bank, a grand classic on the Right, or just a perfect budget hideaway. The Rough Guide to Paris is the perfect companion for a city break or a longer stay. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Paris. Now available in ePub format.
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Textbook on Immigration and Asylum Law

Author: Gina Clayton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198701896

Category: Law

Page: 672

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The sixth edition of Textbook on Immigration and Asylum Law continues to provide students with expert coverage of case law and legislation, along with dynamic analysis of the political context and social impact of the law, and a strong focus on human rights. An essential text for students at all levels, the book deftly guides the reader through this fascinating and constantly developing area of law. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains the following resources designed to support the book: - Updates providing easy access to changes and developments in the law - Problem questions to test knowledge and develop analytical skill - Guidance on how to answer the end-of-chapter questions - A selection of web links to support additional research
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The Astronaut Selection Test Book

Do You Have What it Takes for Space?

Author: Tim Peake,The European Space Agency

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473561035

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

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_________________________ As featured in the Times, Daily Telegraph, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Breakfast ***The puzzle book of 2018*** Have YOU got what it takes to be an astronaut? This book will help readers of all ages find out. Featuring 100 real astronaut tests and exercises from the European Space Agency’s rigorous selection process, ranging from easy to fiendishly hard, The Astronaut Selection Test Book goes where no puzzle book has gone before. Including puzzles and tests on: · visual perception and logic · mental arithmetic and concentration · psychological readiness · teamwork and leadership · survival, physical and medical skills · foreign languages (every astronaut has to know Russian!) and much more, this richly illustrated book draws on Tim Peake's first-hand experience of applying to be an astronaut in 2008, when he and five others were chosen – out of over 8,000 applications! We’ve all dreamed of being an astronaut, though of the estimated 100 billion people who have ever lived, only 557 people have travelled to space. But with this unprecedented look into real astronaut selection, you might just find out your dreams can become reality... _________________________ HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM SOLVER... _________________________ Tim Peake and the ESA will receive no royalties from this book; instead, they will be donated to the Prince's Trust charity.
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Freedom of Information and the Developing World

The Citizen, the State and Models of Openness

Author: Colin Darch,Peter G Underwood

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780630204

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Rather than simply summarising the state of play in African countries and elsewhere, Freedom of Information and the Developing World identifies and makes explicit the assumptions about the citizen’s relationship to the state that lie beneath Freedom of Information (FoI) discourse. The book goes on to test them against the reality of the pervasive politics of patronage that characterise much of African practice. Develops a discourse about the concept of FoI Discussion of the human rights claim appropriates the concepts of Hohfeldian analysis for more radical purposes in support of the idea that the state has a duty to implement FoI practices
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