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Dafydd Sills-Jones, Jouko Aaltonen and Pietari Kaapa
How New Philanthropy Advocates for the Corporate Reform of Education
The True Story of an Indigenous-Based Social Transformer
R. Michael Fisher
In times of extreme cascading global crises facing humanity, all responsible humans need to re-evaluate the dominant worldview that has brought us to this point of facing extinction. As a species we need to re-learn the ‘good’ ways from our greatest allies in Nature and from Indigenous cultures that lived in relative harmony with Nature. Equally, we need to learn the best ways to think critically and act on the holistic understanding that may guide us beyond our individual and collective trance and illusions cast forth like chains upon modern societies through elites who manipulate fear.
Fearless Engagement of Four Arrows: The True Story of an Indigenous-based Social Transformer offers a unique strong ‘medicine’ for the reconstruction of a healthy, sane, and sustainable future for all. Utilizing the form of an intellectual biography of Four Arrows (aka Dr. Don Trent Jacobs) and Four Arrows’ daring activist life and true teaching stories, the author creates a powerful adventure into the firey philosophy, activism, and emancipatory inspirations of one of the world’s great visionary prophetic educators and social transformers. Drawing on 70+ years of experience, as a medical first responder, initiations with shamans, training of wild horses, Olympic sport competitions, and other diverse careers and challenges, Four Arrows understands Fear and courage like no other. In Fearless Engagement of Four Arrows, he demonstrates how to walk the universal ethical path of Fearlessness in an Age of Terror.
Among other readers, high school teachers and post-secondary teachers across diverse disciplines will find great ideas, eliciting dialogues and study questions for students, who now face a globalizing world where they must take charge of the future in the folds of Fearless Engagement of Four Arrows.
How Their Nations Led Them to Excellence
The World’s Highest-Scoring Students focuses on how various countries transformed their school systems into the world’s leading systems of education. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students covers 8 countries: Finland, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, China, Canada, Estonia, and the United States. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students offers ideas on improving the United States’ school system and includes a plan on how the United States can regain the status it once had as the world’s undisputed leader in education.
In addition to offering a brief historical context for each country, The World’s Highest-Scoring Students describes important aspects that helped these countries achieve stellar results in international testing, such as their teacher preparation programs, cultural attitudes toward education, and teacher recruitment practices. Although this book is similar to previously published books on this topic, The World’s Highest-Scoring Students differs in that it provides detail on the most recent practices various educational systems have used to remain the best performers and the strategies others have implemented to climb to the top.
The World’s Highest-Scoring Students offers a new perspective on this topic in several ways. First, it provides a balanced view of the highest-ranking nations in education, offering the outstanding practices they use to achieve stellar results, but also pointing out the problems they endure. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students also discusses various controversies about international tests, including the limitations of using these tests to evaluate students.
Eine Betrachtung der europäischen und deutschen Rechtslage inklusive 9. GWB-Novelle
Seit Jahrzehnten wird «das Unternehmen» für Verstöße gegen das Wettbewerbsrecht bestraft. Dies führt im europäischen Kartellrecht zu einer Konzernhaftung, die das deutsche Recht durch die 9. GWB-Novelle weitgehend übernimmt. Gleichzeitig bemühen sich die Unternehmen verstärkt, Wettbewerbsverstöße durch organisatorische Maßnahmen («Compliance») zu verhindern. Bei der Sanktionierung von Verstößen werden diese Maßnahmen von Kommission und Bundeskartellamt bislang jedoch nicht berücksichtigt. Dabei stellen sie einen wichtigen Faktor dar, um das begangene Unrecht zu bewerten und präventive Sanktionszwecke zu verfolgen. Dieses Buch untersucht, inwiefern effektive Compliance-Programme in Kartellbußgeldverfahren zur Haftungsminderung führen können - und müssen.
Women Reflect on Race and Friendship
Marcella Runnell Hall and Kersha Smith
UnCommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Race and Friendship is a collection of essays written by women from across the United States. The essays unapologetically explore the challenges of developing and maintaining cross-racial female friendships. One of the primary goals of UnCommon Bonds is to resist simplifying cross-racial friendships. Instinctively, we believe there is unique joy and pain in these relationships that is never easy to summarize. Thus, we invited authors to submit narratives that challenge assumptions, disclose struggles, and celebrate the complex sisterhood between women of different races. UnCommon Bonds will entice a broad audience, ages 18-75. The essyas in this book are written by women from various races, ethnicities, economic classes, sexual orientations, religions, and geographic areas. We believe many women will relate to the ideas and experiences explored in this book, as well as, men may also find these essays interesting windows into understanding the give and pull of cross-racial friendships.
Paris in Architecture, Literature, and Art is a wide-ranging textbook that capitalizes on the little exposure liberal arts students have to architecture and the popularity of Paris. Designed for a college course in the Humanities, it also lends itself for a High School course or a study abroad program in Paris.
The course focuses on Paris, which throughout history has been the stage and experimental ground for artists and intellectuals from all over the world, making it the crucible of western thoughts and consummate material for an interdisciplinary study. Each chapter presents a cultural movement such as Gothic, Classical, Romantic and Modern that are predominant in the Parisian landscape. The interdisciplinary approach promotes critical thinking, inspiring students to identify and translate aesthetic principles from one discipline to another, and explore, for instance, what an Impressionist literature or a Cubist architecture might be.