This book makes a defence of compassion as an essential and significant quality that should be at the heart of the education of young people. Understanding and justifying compassion as a virtue, this book argues that compassion is a virtue central to all human relationships from the familial, to the communal and to the global.
A study of prime ministerial leadership in Britain and Australia. Tony Blair and John Howard were election winning leaders in two similar countries. They succeeded in dominating politics for over 10 years, but both fell dramatically from office. This book asks how these prime ministers established such predominant positions.
How do we know what works in primary schools? The answer lies in research. In understanding, conducting, disseminating and learning from research. This book is your guide to research in primary education.
The book addresses the issue of native-speakerism, an ideology based on the assumption that 'native speakers' of English have a special claim to the language itself, through critical qualitative studies of the lived experiences of practising teachers and students in a range of scenarios.
This study provides the first book-length critical history of storyboarding, from the birth of cinema to the present day and beyond. It discusses the role of storyboarding in key films including Gone with the Wind, Psycho and The Empire Strikes Back, and is illustrated with a wide range of images.
"Black Beauty" is among the top ten best selling novels for children ever written. This biography reveals the life of its author, Anna Sewell (1820-1878): her experiences, her beliefs and the sympathy with animals and their suffering that drove her to write her famous work.
This text aims to provide an assessment of the First World War in Ireland and its consequences, arguing that this is the key to understanding the complexities of the Irish nation today. The author explores how the War transformed the nature of the Irish and Ulster.
A fresh look at school improvement from the perspective of professional development. Written to aid teachers in taking the initiative in identifying areas in need of improvement and finding ways of making the necessary changes.
This volume has been published to coincide with the anniversaries of two significant milestones in Czech and Slovak history - the imposition of communist rule in 1948 and the doomed experiment to reform socialism which has come to be known as the Prague Spring of 1968.
This source book chronicles the history of the most controversial conflict of the 20th century, beginning with the birth of the Vietnamese communist party in 1930 and ending with the Vietnamese revolution in 1975. The text combines short essays with original documents to illustrate the debate.
Structured around key political events in the US between 1938 and 1975, this book combines analyses of visual and textual discourse, including comic-book letters pages, to come to a more complete picture of the relationship between comic-books as documents and the people who read and created them.
Crisis at Work examines the impact work, as a precarious entity, has on the intimate and intrapersonal lives of individuals. It examines how we negotiate our identities, the trade-offs we make, and how we achieve greater meaning and fulfilment when our productive lives fail to sustain and fulfil.
Experienced practitioners, theologians and academics reflect on the Christian voice as it engages in education today. At a time of national uncertainty for RE, questions about faith-based schools and the place of religious belief in the public arena, this volume offers a creative exploration of the future for Christian engagement in education.
When JB is served with an ASBO and sent to paint beach huts in Kent, it looks as if he has a chance to turn his life around. But then he encounters Moey and his gang. Only his attraction to Sal gives him a reason to keep going. But a storm is coming that threatens to shatter his hopes and destroy the relationship that could redeem him.
The Reflective Journal is a thoughtful and encouraging introduction to critically reflective practice. Using bite-sized theory combined with plentiful guidance and supporting activities, this book gives the reader a place to reflect on their learning and use writing as a tool for developing their thinking.
This book will introduce the skills required to work with the challenges of community nurse activities, from working in people's homes, organizing yourself, working with carers, assessment skills and working with other professions.
This case study of one distressed post-industrial city struggling with various discontents is based on the stories of those who live there. They illuminate how racism, Islamophobia and Islamism take hold, and show how the city is emblematic of wider problems across the world today. But the book also describes the resources of hope in the city.
Tired of dead-end jobs, Scottie comes to a decision that will change his life forever - he will join the army. It will bring him more money than he's ever known, and lead him to discover things about himself he'd never have believed. But it will also ultimately lead him to a confrontation with an awful, undeniable truth.
Sonia Overall is a novelist, poet and lecturer based in Kent. The Art of Walking is a collection of responses to movement and place, reflecting the writer's interest in the relationship between walking and creativity, self and setting.
What ought the political role of the intellectual to be? What challenges does the post-structuralist project present for Marxist accounts of the intellectual? This book considers different attempts by Marxist and post-Marxist writers to theorize these and other related questions.
Based on the private papers of the Harley family of Brampton Bryan and in particular on the letters of Lady Brilliana Harley (1598 - 1643), which contain an unparalleled account of the development of civil war parties in an English county.
Developed by Kent County Council to encourage their primary schools to promote healthy eating, this resource takes a whole-school approach towards children's eating and relates to the PSHE Curriculum and the Healthy School Standard. It contains a blend of easily accessible information on healthy eating supported by individual school case studies.
Poor Betty! She' s always getting into messy muddles. She can't paint a rainbow or scatter dewdrops and her pirouettes are, well, pretty precarious. But when it comes to the Fairy Ball, Betty's friends return her gifts of kindness and it becomes clear who is actually the fairiest fairy of them all.
This progressive new text shows how professionals can work as a team to provide seamless treatment that puts the patient first. By exploring the concept of care from different perspectives and discussing the values and ethics each group brings, it links the goals of patient-centred practice and interprofessionalism for the first time.
A magical winter's tale about a very special friendship, just in time for Christmas. Lucy has a big secret ... Santa's left her a little reindeer in the garden shed! But Starlight is poorly, and Santa won't be able to deliver any presents if he's not well in time. Can Lucy make Starlight better and save Christmas?
Presents the worlds and conflicts of TESOL teachers and researchers, whose professional lives are influenced by the interfaces created by working with an international language. This book discusses the balance of power in classroom and curriculum, the relation between language, culture, and discourse, and the change in the ownership of English.