The Schenley Experiment

The Schenley Experiment Author Jake Oresick
ISBN-10 9780271079752
Year 2017-05-05
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penn State Press
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The Schenley Experiment is the story of Pittsburgh’s first public high school, a social incubator in a largely segregated city that was highly—even improbably—successful throughout its 156-year existence. Established in 1855 as Central High School and reorganized in 1916, Schenley High School was a model of innovative public education and an ongoing experiment in diversity. Its graduates include Andy Warhol, actor Bill Nunn, and jazz virtuoso Earl Hines, and its prestigious academic program (and pensions) lured such teachers as future Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather. The subject of investment as well as destructive neglect, the school reflects the history of the city of Pittsburgh and provides a study in both the best and worst of urban public education practices there and across the Rust Belt. Integrated decades before Brown v. Board of Education, Schenley succumbed to default segregation during the “white flight” of the 1970s; it rose again to prominence in the late 1980s, when parents camped out in six-day-long lines to enroll their children in visionary superintendent Richard C. Wallace’s reinvigorated school. Although the historic triangular building was a cornerstone of its North Oakland neighborhood and a showpiece for the city of Pittsburgh, officials closed the school in 2008, citing over $50 million in necessary renovations—a controversial event that captured national attention. Schenley alumnus Jake Oresick tells this story through interviews, historical documents, and hundreds of first-person accounts drawn from a community indelibly tied to the school. A memorable, important work of local and educational history, his book is a case study of desegregation, magnet education, and the changing nature and legacies of America’s oldest public schools.

Democracy Deliberation and Education

Democracy  Deliberation  and Education Author Robert Asen
ISBN-10 9780271073149
Year 2015-08-18
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Penn State Press
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The local school board is one of America’s enduring venues of lay democracy at work. In Democracy, Deliberation, and Education, Robert Asen takes the pulse of this democratic exemplar through an in-depth study of three local school boards in Wisconsin. In so doing, Asen identifies the broader democratic ideal in the most parochial of American settings. Conducted over two years across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines, Asen’s research reveals as much about the possibilities and pitfalls of local democracy as it does about educational policy. From issues as old as racial integration and as contemporary as the recognition of the Gay-Straight Alliance in high schools, Democracy, Deliberation, and Education illustrates how ordinary folks build and sustain their vision for a community and its future through consequential public decision making. For all the research on school boards conducted in recent years, no other project so directly addresses school boards as deliberative policymaking bodies. Democracy, Deliberation, and Education draws from 250 school-board meetings and 31 interviews with board members and administrators to offer insight into participants’ varied understandings of their roles in the complex mechanism of governance.

George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse Author Quentin R. Skrabec
ISBN-10 9780875865072
Year 2007
Pages 259
Language en
Publisher Algora Publishing
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This is a biography of Westinghouse, genius inventor from railroad and gas distribution equipment to the corporate model of invention and research. He surpassed Edison in electricity pioneering and in managing workers too; but they both lost their companies in the panic of 1907. The bank always wins.

Disrupt

Disrupt Author Luke Williams
ISBN-10 9780137025145
Year 2010-02-01
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher FT Press
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This requires a revolution in thinking: a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. In Disrupt, Luke Williams shows exactly how to generate those strategies and deliver those solutions. This book reflects Williams' immense experience creating breakthrough solutions at frog design, one of the world's leading innovation firms. Williams shows how to combine fluid creativity with analytical rigor in a simple five-stage process for successfully disrupting any market. You'll learn why the most unexpected ideas draw the least competitors---and offer the greatest potential. Then, using many examples and a case study, you'll walk through every step of transforming disruptive ideas from conception to breakthrough business stategy.

Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs Author Darlene Mannix
ISBN-10 9781118963449
Year 2014-04-14
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A flexible, ready-to-use activities program to help special students in grades 6-12 The updated new edition of this valuable resource offers an exciting collection of 200 ready-to-use worksheets to help adolescents build the social skills they need to interact effectively with others and learn how to apply these skills to various real-life settings, situations, and problems. The book provides 20 complete teaching units focusing on 20 basic social skills, such as being a good listener, "reading" other people, and using common sense.

Crazy Times with Uncle Ken

Crazy Times with Uncle Ken Author Ruskin Bond
ISBN-10 9788184755008
Year 2016-10-26
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Read all the stories about Ruskin Bond’s bumbling and endearing Uncle Ken in this collection. Whenever Uncle Ken arrives at Grandma's house, as he does frequently, there is trouble afoot! Uncle Ken drives his car into a wall, is mistaken for a famous cricketer, troubled by a mischievous ghost, chased by a swarm of bees and attacked by flying foxes. Be it the numerous bicycle rides with the author or his futile attempts at finding a job, Uncle Ken's misadventures provide huge doses of laughter. Crazy Times with Uncle Ken includes old classics as well as new stories, and will be enjoyed by all Ruskin Bond fans.

Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs

Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs Author Darlene Mannix
ISBN-10 0470538481
Year 2009-12-15
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Ready-to-use lessons for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of more than 200 worksheets to help adolescents with special needs build the life skills they need to achieve independence and succeed in everyday life. The book provides 22 complete teaching units focusing on basic life skills such as handling money, succeeding at school, using the Internet safely, getting and keeping a job, and much more. The book contains 90 reproducible worksheets for teaching students how to apply these life skills to real-life situations. A revised and updated edition of the classic book for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs Includes complete teaching units with reproducible worksheets and discussion questions that teach basic life skills Offers ideas for fostering skills like using the Internet, handling money, succeeding at school, getting and keeping a job, and more Mannix is the best-selling author of Social Skills Activities for Special Children, Life Skills Activities for Special Children, and Writing Skills Activities for Special Children

The Seductions of Darwin

The Seductions of Darwin Author Matthew Rampley
ISBN-10 9780271079004
Year 2017-02-02
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Penn State Press
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The surge of evolutionary and neurological analyses of art and its effects raises questions of how art, culture, and the biological sciences influence one another, and what we gain in applying scientific methods to the interpretation of artwork. In this insightful book, Matthew Rampley addresses these questions by exploring key areas where Darwinism, neuroscience, and art history intersect. Taking a scientific approach to understanding art has led to novel and provocative ideas about its origins, the basis of aesthetic experience, and the nature of research into art and the humanities. Rampley’s inquiry examines models of artistic development, the theories and development of aesthetic response, and ideas about brain processes underlying creative work. He considers the validity of the arguments put forward by advocates of evolutionary and neuroscientific analysis, as well as its value as a way of understanding art and culture. With the goal of bridging the divide between science and culture, Rampley advocates for wider recognition of the human motivations that drive inquiry of all types, and he argues that our engagement with art can never be encapsulated in a single notion of scientific knowledge. Engaging and compelling, The Seductions of Darwin is a rewarding look at the identity and development of art history and its complicated ties to the world of scientific thought.

Foreign Intervention in Africa

Foreign Intervention in Africa Author Elizabeth Schmidt
ISBN-10 9780521882385
Year 2013-03-25
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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This book chronicles foreign political and military interventions in Africa from 1956 to 2010, helping readers understand the historical roots of Africa's problems.

World Civilizations

World Civilizations Author Peter N. Stearns
ISBN-10 0205988512
Year 2014-01-08
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Pearson College Division
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. 0133828190 / 9780133828191 World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume 2 Plus NEW MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of 0205206549 / 9780205206544 NEW MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205986285 / 9780205986286 World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume 2 -- Presents a truly global history This global world history text emphasizes the major stages in societies' different interactions and assesses the development of major societies. Encompassing social, cultural, political and economic history, the authors examine key civilizations in world history. World Civilizations balances the discussion of independent developments in the world's major civilizations with comparative analysis of the results of global contact. MyHistoryLab is an integral part of the Stearns/Adas/Schwartz/Gilbert program. An integrated etext and and engaging resources bring history to life for students.

On Reading

On Reading Author André Kertész
ISBN-10 0393066568
Year 2008
Pages 71
Language en
Publisher W W Norton & Company Incorporated
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A republication of a smaller-sized tribute to the influential twentieth-century photographer is comprised of duotone reproductions of signature works taken throughout the course of fifty years, in a collection that features people reading in a variety of venues.