Social Enterprise

Author: Janelle A. Kerlin
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584658169
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The first comparative look at how social enterprise is shaped by local conditions worldwide

Uncharitable

Author: Dan Pallotta
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584659556
Format: PDF
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A courageous call to free charity from its ideological and economic constraints

From Command to Community

Author: Nicholas V. Longo
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 161168014X
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Diverse essays create a new definition of leadership education based in colleges and universities

Key Questions in Education

Author: John T. Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474268765
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The media is full of reference to failing schools, troublesome pupils, underperforming boys, disappearing childhood and a teaching profession in crisis as more and more teachers contemplate abandoning their careers. Key Questions in Education looks at the current and historical debates of each of these issues, examining how a multitude of stakeholders have viewed, and still view, childhood and schooling. In highlighting how these same or similar issues have persistently been debated throughout time, John T. Smith shows something of their complexity and the need to break apart these key enduring questions in education. Each chapter covers a key question such as: How far should the state interfere in education? Should schools feed their pupils? and Why do children misbehave? Analysing each key question, chapters discuss how such issues were viewed or defined in the past, what solutions and outcomes were envisaged and compare and contrast how this relates to where we are now. Clear links are made throughout between historical sources and current ideology, policy, practice and research. In opening up these debates through case studies and vignettes, students are encouraged to reflect on how these contentious issues might be resolved and how this affects them as future educators.

Civil Society

Author: Brian O'Connell
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874519259
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A guide for what citizen leaders and teachers must do to ensure that our democracy will last another century.

Citizen Environmentalists

Author: James Longhurst
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584659114
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A telling look at the lives and strategies of women environmental activists in the long 1960s, solidly grounded in a national context

Strong Liberalism

Author: Jason A. Scorza
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584656654
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In this age of "total" war on terrorism, many liberals fail to recognize the dangers of adopting the methods of their enemies--of meeting propaganda with propaganda, cruelty with cruelty, and violence with violence. Other liberals reject even modest efforts to teach and regulate good citizenship, fearing that in doing so they will come to resemble their enemies. Can liberal democracy be strengthened and secured without either compromising basic liberal principles or emasculating fundamental liberal purposes? The great totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century are gone, but the need for "strong liberalism" has never been more urgent. Jason A. Scorza argues that liberalism can generate an account of citizenship responsive to such pressing contemporary challenges as political fear, political apathy, and conformist political membership. Strong Liberalism is founded on understanding thoroughly the canonical defenders of liberal democracy (John Stuart Mill, John Rawls, and Judith Shklar), moving beyond the thinking of prominent contemporary theorists (Stephen Macedo, William Galston, and Thomas Spragens), and parrying the arguments of liberalism's critics (Benjamin Barber, Michael Sandel, and Mary Ann Glendon). Scorza imparts a sharp theory of "strong liberalism" that summons liberal philosophy to the battlefield of the inner life of politics and recalls it to its own essential but often overlooked strengths: civic friendship, political courage, political self-reliance, civic toleration, and political irreverence. The theory of strong liberalism accepts that civic strength is rooted in civic pluralism. Liberal democracy is best served by the cultivation of multiple examples of good citizenship rather than by the insistence that a single, ideal civic character can be identified and universally imposed through civic education.

U S Mexico Borderlands

Author: Oscar Jáquez Martínez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842024471
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"Excellent collection of scholarly essays and primary documents. Covers 1830s-1990s, with the emphasis on the post-1910 era. Work is divided into seven sections, each covering a key issue in borderlands history. Good introduction to each entry"--Handbookof Latin American Studies, v. 58.