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Author: Arien Mack
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814755267
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"Our schools suck." This is how many young people of color call attention to the kind of public education they are receiving. In cities across the nation, many students are trapped in under-funded, mismanaged and unsafe schools. Yet, a number of scholars and of public figures like Bill Cosby have shifted attention away from the persistence of school segregation to lambaste the values of young people themselves. Our Schools Suck forcefully challenges this assertion by giving voice to the compelling stories of African American and Latino students who attend under-resourced inner-city schools, where guidance counselors and AP classes are limited and security guards and metal detectors are plentiful—and grow disheartened by a public conversation that continually casts them as the problem with urban schools. By showing that young people are deeply committed to education but often critical of the kind of education they are receiving, this book highlights the dishonesty of public claims that they do not value education. Ultimately, these powerful student voices remind us of the ways we have shirked our public responsibility to create excellent schools. True school reform requires no less than a new civil rights movement, where adults join with young people to ensure an equal education for each and every student.

A Place In The World

Author: Malcolm Frierson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997262803
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Set in Baltimore, Ghana, and rural Georgia, this stunning novel unfolds as a tragic tale of love and family life. Kwame is a brilliant, nationalistic university professor, and Abena (Evelyn), a smart dedicated elementary school teacher. The couple leaves the U.S. and lives near Accra for a year to adopt Kofi, a little boy who becomes the center of their life back home. But after divorcing, Kwame marries Layla, his passionate grad student with a shocking secret, and a reborn Evelyn enters interracial marriage to Brian. Caught between his parents' conflicts, a teenage Kofi strives to find himself while battling the dangerous voices in his mind of African ancestors lost in the Middle Passage. "

A Place In The World

Author: Axel Harneit-Sievers
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004123038
Size: 13.18 MB
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"Readership: Historians and social anthropologists of Africa and India and all those interested in modern intellectual history, in the interactions between orality and literacy, and in local/global and local/state relationships."--BOOK JACKET.

The Most Beautiful Place In The World

Author: Ann Cameron
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 030780013X
Size: 50.59 MB
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"Seven-year-old Juan lives in Guatemala, a place of stunning beauty and grim economic reality. Abandoned by his mother, Juan lives with his grandmother and shines shoes. He passionately wants to attend school, but fears Grandmother will say no. Finally gathering his courage, he is surprised when she not only agrees to send him to school but also chides him about the importance of standing up for himself. Juan tells this bittersweet story, which reads smoothly and powerfully on several levels, with warmth and dignity."--Booklist.

Anna Casey S Place In The World

Author: Adrian Fogelin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497694442
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How do you face life without a place to call home? Award-winning author Adrian Fogelin follows up her critically acclaimed novel Crossing Jordan with the story of a young girl’s trials and triumphs as she tries to find a home. With warmth and humor, Fogelin has created a memorable character in Anna, who must deal with the loss of her family and adjust to living in a foster home. Feeling abandoned and alone, Anna turns to her closest companion, her explorer journal. With the help of a scrawny new friend named Eb, Anna discovers a sense of belonging . . . and her own place in the world.

A Place In The World

Author: Doreen B. Massey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198741916
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This is the fourth volume of a five-book series which offers a forward-looking, broad-based course in human geography. The building blocks of a `geographical imagination' are presented through some of the principal forces that are shaping the world as it approaches the twenty-first century.Each book develops different aspects of the geographical imagination, using a mixture of text and readings, through which the authors teach what it is to think geographically. the issues that are explored are at the forefront of global and local relations. This volume examines the challenges posed by globalization to the meanings we currently give to place and to culture, and questions the nature of the rlationship between them.Issues of identity - cultural, personal, and of place - and the contest over the meanings of places and cultures are set in the context of the changing geography of social power. Beginning with international migration, the book establishes a centuries-old context of movement, settlement, andhybridity within which current debates must be set. It raises issues of the rights of movement of both capital and of people, of the ways in which place and culture are imagined and given meaning, and of the power struggles over the definitions of place and culture. It examines the importance andthe nature of the identities we confer on, and draw from, place, and the importance of space and place in the constitution of `insiders' and `outsiders'. The book as a whole is an argument for rethinking these issues and recognising their importance to our geographical imagination.

A Place In The World

Author: Cinda Crabbe MacKinnon
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
ISBN: 9780988848306
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Alicia, a young American expat, marries Colombian Jorge Carvallo and they settle on his family's remote coffee finca (farm) in the Andes. Educated as a biologist, she revels in the surrounding cloud-forest. However, following an idyllic year, calamities strike one after another and their marriage begins to unravel. Jorge leaves as a volcanic eruption nearly destroys the coffee crop and the threat of guerrillas and drug-lords looms; but headstrong Alicia refuses to budge and stays to salvage the coffee. A woman without a country in a man's world, the initially naive Alicia survives by her wit and determination. A passionate affair ensues with Peter, a rugged geologist. She also forms a tight friendship with Carmen, the barefoot woman who has worked for the Carvallo family most of her life. Despite being separated by class and nationality, these two single mothers forge a strong bond. The intricate web of events climaxes when Alicia finds herself in a life-threatening situation, ultimately forcing her to come to terms with herself and the unconventional life she has adopted.

A Place In The World Called Paris

Author: Steven Barclay
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811833189
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including contributions from Franz Kafka, Truman Capote, Colette, Jane Kramer, Claude Debussy, and E.B. White, a collection of essays, poems, and stories, from some of the most renowned authors of the twentieth century, celebrates the beauty, charm, and romance of Paris.

Women With Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Rannveig Traustadottir
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846422310
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'I recommend this book to anyone engaged in working collaboratively with people with the label 'learning difficulty', particularly in women's; groups, self advocacy or rights bases/citizenship concerns. The plain English accounts are accessible, but I also found the main bulk of the text easily translatable and used it extensively in my recent research. For the women involved in this project it provided a framework of reference in which they recognized similar life events and experiences. Not only does this book fill this gap by providing a frame in which women can examine this exclusion, it also questions the marginalized position of women classified as having 'learning difficulties' in feminist and disability literature.' - Disability and Society 'This is such a good read that it is difficult to be objective about the content, criticism was suspended! It is divided into parts and each part is helpfully introduced by the editors. There is also a short straightforward description of the content at the beginning of each chapter so that women with intellectual disabilities can be included in the readership.This book gives us a valuable insight into the lives of women with learning disabilities. It changes an often discriminated group into individuals of considerable interest and value. It is to be recommended to everyone who feels that difference is important in our community.' - Ann Craft Trust Bulletin This book provides the first comprehensive exploration of the issues affecting the lives of women with intellectual disabilities. Women from all over the world, with and without intellectual disabilities, have collaborated to write about their lives, their experiences and their hopes for the future. Different aspects of life - work, family, relationships and community involvement - are discussed. Some of the women have found, or are finding, fulfilling, happy, creative lifestyles. One message which emerging from many of their stories is that their intellectual disability is less of a problem than the social and economic discrimination these women experience. This book thus raises important questions about society's attitudes to women with intellectual disabilities. It is also a place where these women's stories - from the sad or disturbing to the happy, moving or inspirational - can be heard. The book's unique plain English versions of chapters will ensure that it is accessible to other women with intellectual disabilities. It is an important, interesting and readable addition to literature about intellectual disabilities and about women's lives across the world.