Category : Education
Editor : Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN : 9781620361269
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This book constitutes a guide for student and staff leaders in alternative break (and other community engagement, both domestic and international) programs, offering practical advice, outlining effective program components and practices, and presenting the underlying community engagement and global learning theory. Readers will gain practical skills for implementing each of the eight components of a quality alternative break program developed by Break Away, the national alternative break organization. The book advances the field of student-led alternative breaks by identifying the core components of successful programs that develop active citizens. It demonstrates how to address complex social issues, encourage structural analysis of societal inequities, foster volunteer transformation, and identify methods of work in mutually beneficial partnerships. It emphasizes the importance of integrating a justice-centered foundation throughout alternative break programs to complement direct service activities, and promotes long-term work for justice and student transformation by offering strategies for post-travel reorientation and continuing engagement. The authors address student leadership development, issue-focused education, questions of power, privilege, and diversity, and the challenges of working in reciprocal partnerships with community organizations. They offer guidance on fundraising, budget management, student recruitment, program structures, the nuts and bolts of planning a trip, risk management, health and safety, and assessment and evaluation. They address the complexities of international service-learning and developing partnerships with grassroots community groups, non-governmental and nonprofit organizations, and intermediary organizations. For new programs, this book provides a starting point and resource to return to with each stage of development. For established programs, it offers a theoretical framework to reflect on and renew practices for creating active citizens and working for justice.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Scholastic Inc.
ISBN : 9780545826150
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 32
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A little mouse finds a best friend to stay by her side! Deep in the heart of Wintermouse Wood, Down in the grass where the autumn trees stood, Lived all kinds of creatures -- some big and some small -- Some spiky, some furry, some short, and some tall. Follow one little mouseling and her search for a best friend to stay by her side in this joyful read-aloud bedtime book -- the perfect celebration of friendship. Rachel Bright's sweet text and Debi Gliori's heartwarming illustrations show the importance of friendship.

Category : Canterbury (England)
Editor : Prestwick House Inc
ISBN : 1580495206
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 203
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Category : Fiction
Editor : DigiCat
ISBN : EAN:8596547062059
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 1405
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"Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) side by side" is an anonymous compilation of Koran translations. The Koran is one of the most important texts ever published, but, like many ancient writings, its translations can be up to interpretation. This book shows the similarities and differences between the three most popular English translations of this religious text in a fascinating show of what can change based simply on who performs a translation.

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ISBN : 0821771604
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 180
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Category : Religion
Editor : Crossway
ISBN : 9781433547140
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 113
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Everyone needs help from time to time, especially in the midst of painful circumstances and difficult trials. In this short book, a highly respected biblical counselor and successful author offers practical guidance for all Christians—pastors and laypeople alike—who want to develop their “helping skills” when it comes to walking alongside hurting people. Written out of the conviction that friends are the best helpers, this accessible introduction to biblical counseling will equip believers to share their burdens with one another through gentle words of wisdom and kind acts of love. This book is written for those eager to see God use ordinary relationships and conversations between ordinary Christians to work extraordinary miracles in the lives of his people.

Category : History
Editor : The New Press
ISBN : 9781595586834
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In 2000, a group of Israeli and Palestinian teachers gathered to address what to many people seemed an unbridgeable gulf between the two societies. Struck by how different the standard Israeli and Palestinian textbook histories of the same events were from one another, they began to explore how to ?disarm” the teaching of the history of the Middle East in Israeli and Palestinian classrooms. The result is a riveting ?dual narrative” of Israeli and Palestinian history. Side by Side comprises the history of two peoples, in separate narratives set literally side-by-side, so that readers can track each against the other, noting both where they differ as well as where they correspond. The unique and fascinating presentation has been translated into English and is now available to American audiences for the first time. An eye-opening—and inspiring—new approach to thinking about one of the world's most deeply entrenched conflicts, Side by Side is a breakthrough book that will spark a new public discussion about the bridge to peace in the Middle East.

Category : Literary Criticism
Editor : Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN : 9781496832498
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 260
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During the early colonial encounter, children’s books were among the first kinds of literature produced by US writers introducing the new colony, its people, and the US’s role as a twentieth-century colonial power to the public. Subsequently, youth literature and media were important tools of Puerto Rican cultural and educational elite institutions and Puerto Rican revolutionary thought as a means of negotiating US assimilation and upholding a strong Latin American, Caribbean national stance. In Side by Side: US Empire, Puerto Rico, and the Roots of American Youth Literature and Culture, author Marilisa Jiménez García focuses on the contributions of the Puerto Rican community to American youth, approaching Latinx literature as a transnational space that provides a critical lens for examining the lingering consequences of US and Spanish colonialism for US communities of color. Through analysis of texts typically outside traditional Latinx or literary studies such as young adult literature, textbooks, television programming, comics, music, curriculum, and youth movements, Side by Side represents the only comprehensive study of the contributions of Puerto Ricans to American youth literature and culture, as well as the only comprehensive study into the role of youth literature and culture in Puerto Rican literature and thought. Considering recent debates over diversity in children’s and young adult literature and media and the strained relationship between Puerto Rico and the US, Jiménez García's timely work encourages us to question who constitutes the expert and to resist the homogenization of Latinxs, as well as other marginalized communities, that has led to the erasure of writers, scholars, and artists.

Category : Foreign Language Study
Editor : Allyn & Bacon
ISBN : 0132402564
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 162
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Accompanying CD-ROMs include: radio program-style recordings of Gazette activities.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Phaidon Press
ISBN : 0714878669
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 48
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A heartfelt and playful ode to the father-child relationship, by two-time Caldecott-medal-winning author Chris Raschka King and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber... fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka's tribute to this familial pair. Each stanza presents three scenarios in which the father and child's roles are subtly balanced. The pairs vary between stanzas, coming together in a visit to an ice-cream truck. With minimal text and maximum emotion, the book encapsulates Raschka's own passion and nostalgia for being a father to his [now-grown] son.