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Shadow of the Sun Penguin
'Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist'. Ryszard Kapuscinski has been writing about the people of Africa throughout his career. In a study that avoids the official routes, palaces and big politics, he sets out to create an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. It is both a sustained meditation on the mosaic of peoples and practises we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination, from the intoxications of freedom, from war and from politics as theft. The Beginning: Collision, Ghana 1958 More than anything, one is struck by the light. Light everywhere. Brightness everywhere. Everywhere, the sun. Just yesterday, an autumnal London was drenched in rain. The airplane drenched in rain. A cold, wind, darkness. But here, from the morning
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A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch-former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum-examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today's most popular ideas for restructuring schools, including privatization, standardized testing, punitive accountability, and the feckless multiplication of charter schools. She shows conclusively why the business model is not an appropriate way to improve schools. Using examples from major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, and San Diego, Ravitch makes the case that public education today is in peril. Ravitch includes clear prescriptions for improving America's schools: * leave decisions about schools to educators, not politicians or businessmen * devise a truly national curriculum that sets out what children in every grade should be learning * expect charter schools to educate the kids who need help the most, not to compete with public schools * pay teachers a fair wage for their work, not "merit pay" based on deeply flawed and unreliable test scores * encourage family involvement in education from an early age The Death and Life of the Great American School System is more than just an analysis of the state of play of the American education system. It is a must-read for any stakeholder in the future of American schooling.
Waiting at the Foot of the Cross Pickwick Publications,U.S.
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How do we hope in the face of modernity's failure and postmodernity's absence of foundations? How do we hope when the future seems fearful and no clear way forward appears? How do we hope when despair, indifference, and cynicism dominate the psychic landscape of English-speaking North America? In dialogue with theologians of the cross George Grant and Douglas John Hall, this book unmasks the failure of hope in our time and the vacuum of meaning that remains. As an exercise in the theology of the cross, Waiting at the Foot of the Cross explores the North American context as one in which true hope is discovered only when life's negations are engaged from a posture of waiting trust. Such hope is not passive or blind. Rather, it is attentive, active, open, and spiritually grounded in the One who meets us when all hope is spent. The final chapter proposes a way toward hope for today that inspires subversive resilience in the face of the ambiguities and vicissitudes of life. Readers interested in the theology of the cross, in thinking theologically in our time and place, and those interested in the character of Christian hope will find this book compelling. "Pamela McCarroll makes an eloquent plea for North American Christians to commit a subversive and countercultural act. Her creative application of the theology of the cross effectively reinterprets our primary vocation in terms of waiting in hope, open to a hidden God whom we cannot master. This book is important for all who are caught in systems of modernity that limit hope to what we can imagine." --Sarah Travis, Adjunct Professor of Homiletics, Knox College, University of Toronto, Canada "Waiting at the Foot of the Cross is a compelling invitation to reconsider the theology of the cross in a North American context through the complementary lenses of George Grant and Douglas John Hall. Far more than simply a recapitulation of Grant and Hall, however, the discussion turns over new theological ground and offers a thick account of hope as 'waiting' that is both prophetic and consoling. McCarroll has written an important and timely book." --Thomas E. Reynolds, Associate Professor of Theology, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, Canada "Her focus is 'hope at the end of hope' when crises of violence, poverty, and ecological devastation threaten as never before. Elaborating Grant's and Hall's criticism of technological mastery, she proposes a theology and practice of hope which is the converse of mastery, which both waits and acts, in a posture of trust and openness to the God of the cross. An important contribution to North American theology today!" --Harold Wells, Professor Emeritus, Systematic Theology, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, Canada "Ultimately, McCarroll envisions practices of a hope that waits at the foot of the cross. Hers is a crucial word for the once-mainline-church in a postmodern world." --David Schnasa Jacobsen, Professor of the Practice of Homiletics and Director of the Homiletical Theology Project, Boston University School of Theology "McCarroll's unique contribution shines through as she advances 'waiting at the foot of the cross' as a posture of receptivity that eschews easy cynicism while anticipating a hope not seduced by the official optimism symptomatic of American exceptionalism. A must read!" --Allen Jorgenson, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Assistant Dean, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo Ontario. Pamela R. McCarroll is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of Field Education at Knox College in the University of Toronto. She is certified as a Teaching Supervisor by the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC) and ordained in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Pam's int
Race and intelligence controversy Books LLC, Reference Series
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 189. Chapters: Race and intelligence, James D. Watson, Stephen Jay Gould, The Bell Curve, E. O. Wilson, Flynn effect, The Mismeasure of Man, Arthur Jensen, William Shockley, Carleton S. Coon, J. Philippe Rushton, James R. Flynn, Racialism, History of the race and intelligence controversy, Scientific racism, Race and genetics, Heritability of IQ, Health and intelligence, Kevin B. MacDonald, Pioneer Fund, Achievement gap in the United States, Model minority, Richard Lynn, Race, Evolution, and Behavior, IQ and the Wealth of Nations, IQ and Global Inequality, Madison Grant, The IQ Controversy, the Media and Public Policy, Charles Murray, Intelligence and public policy, Nations and intelligence, Mainstream Science on Intelligence, Craniometry, Environment and intelligence, Hans Eysenck, Education outcomes in the United States by race and other classifications, Ashkenazi intelligence, Henry H. Goddard, R/K selection theory, Steve Sailer, Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, Chris Brand, Race Differences in Intelligence, Linda Gottfredson, Jon Entine, Minnesota Transracial Adoption Study, William McDougall, Ole Jřrgen Anfindsen, Michael Levin, Neven Sesardic, Seymour Itzkoff, Michael H. Hart, Glayde Whitney, Mankind Quarterly, Josiah C. Nott, Anthropological criminology, Helmuth Nyborg, Vincent Sarich, Joseph L. Graves, Peter Schönemann, Eyferth study, Milwaukee Project, Martin David Jenkins, The Global Bell Curve, Gregory Cochran, Daniel Seligman, Spearman's hypothesis, Abecedarian Early Intervention Project, George Gliddon, Stanley Porteus, John Baker, The g Factor: General Intelligence and Its Implications, Richard Herrnstein, Racial realism, Institute for the Study of Academic Racism, New Century Foundation, Black Intelligence Test of Cultural Homogeneity, William H. Tucker, Race: The Power of an Illusion, Wesley Critz George, Tatu Vanhanen, Frank Miele, The Bell Curve Debate, Race: The Reality of Human Difference, The Bell Curve Wars: Race, Intelligence, and the Future of America, The g Factor: The Science of Mental Ability, Audrey M. Shuey, Chitling Intelligence Test. Excerpt: The connection between race and intelligence has been a subject of debate in both popular science and academic research before the inception of intelligence testing in the early 20th century, particularly in the United States. In earlier periods, scholars thought they had numerous ways to detect differences in intelligence, including measuring the skulls of individuals. There is no consensus on either the social constructs of race or intelligence in academia. Discussions of their relationship draws from multiple disciplines, including biology, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. The official position of the American Anthropological Association, the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and UNESCO is that there is no evidence for innate differences in mental capacity between races. The American Psychological Association has said that while there is evidence for differences in average IQ between racial groups, there is no conclusive evidence for environmental explanations, there is even less empirical support for a genetic interpretation, and no adequate explanation for the racial IQ gap is presently available. Numerous factors that could influence the development of intelligence have been advanced as possible causes of the racial IQ gaps. It is generally agreed that both genetics and environmental and/or cultural factors affec...
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