The Middle of Everywhere

Author: Mary Bray Pipher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156027373
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Offers the tales of refugees who have escaped countries riddled by conflict and ripped apart by war to realize their dream of starting a new life in America, detailing their triumph over adversity.

Hmong America

Author: Chia Youyee Vang
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252077598
Format: PDF
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An unprecedented inside view of the Hmong experience in America.

Safe Haven A History of Refugees in America

Author: David W. Haines
Publisher: Kumarian Press
ISBN: 1565493958
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The notion of America as land of refuge is vital to American civic consciousness yet over the past seventy years the country has had a complicated and sometimes erratic relationship with its refugee populations. Attitudes and actions toward refugees from the government, voluntary organizations, and the general public have ranged from acceptance to rejection; from well-wrought program efforts to botched policy decisions. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary and historical material, and based on the author s three-decade experience in refugee research and policy, "Safe Haven?" provides an integrated portrait of this crucial component of American immigration and of American engagement with the world. Covering seven decades of immigration history, Haines shows how refugees and their American hosts continue to struggle with national and ethnic identities and the effect this struggle has had on American institutions and attitudes.

To Improve Health and Health Care

Author: Stephen L. Isaacs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470922281
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Praise for previous volumes of To Improve Health and Health Care: "The particular strength of the book is the critical nature of the articles. These are not glossy renditions of the good deeds of the foundation; rather they examine in depth both what went right and what went wrong with the projects the foundation sponsored. Anyone with an interest in improving health care in America will want to know what can be done, and perhaps even more importantly, what cannot be done even by an independent institution with substantial resources to invest in new ideas." -- Jeremy Holtzman, MD MS, University of Minnesota Medical School, Doody Publishing (2002). "This is a useful guide to both the grant seeker and the planner of similar projects who address health and healthcare needs in communities." -- Ann H. Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, George Mason University, (Doody Publishing, 1999.) Since 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, To Improve Health and Health Care, the on-going anthology of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. Written for policy makers and practitioners, as well as interested members of the public, the series offers valuable lessons for leaders and educators developing plans for the coming years. This volume of the anthology covers Improving Quality of Care, Vulnerable Populations, Combating Substance Abuse, and other areas of concern

Writing to Change the World

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440679460
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world. Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong. Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.

Expressways for Writing Scenarios

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321355379
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Expressways for Writing Scenarios, a full-color, developmental paragraph-to-essay writing text, provides students with writing instruction for success in academic, workplace and everyday writing situations. Expressways for Writing Scenarios features an integrated writing-reading approach, step-by-step instruction, and a supportive tone. It teaches students the fundamentals of paragraph and essay writing through structured, sequential instruction; varied exercises that build upon each other; numerous examples of student writing; and the use of high-interest, issue-oriented or workplace-related readings. Expressways for Writing Scenarios covers all the fundamental topics at this level--the writing process, paragraph writing strategies, methods of development, essay writing, revising, and grammar lessons--as well as including a set of additional readings in the form of a multicultural reader. The important skills of annotating, paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing are covered in Chapter 16. The text also contains a brief, introductory look at locating, synthesizing, and using appropriate sources. ideas; a handbook with exercises appears at the end of the text; and near the end of each chapter in Parts II--IV, a Skill Refresher related to sentence structure, grammar, or punctuation ties in with the handbook instruction.

Global citizens

Author: Mark Gerzon
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We are all aware of the number of global problems that need to be solved in order to save the future of the world: financial crises, the environment and terrorism, to name a few. But as the author of this stimulating and practical book makes clear, it is not enough for us to wait for governments and international companies to sort things out. We all have to realise our global common ground amidst differences everywhere in our lives, both at home and at work, locally and abroad. At the moment we are putting forward piecemeal solutions to global issues when we really need to start seeing ourselves as citizens of the world if we are to effect real change. The author, Mark Gerzon, is perfectly placed to explain this important new step which he believes we all need to take. He travels the globe lecturing, consulting and training, with clients ranging from Chinese and American politicians to leaders of the world's top think tanks, encouraging them to work together and to sharpen four key skills: witnessing, learning, connecting and partnering. Only when we have all truly become 'global citizens' does he believe we will become fully-fledged members of the human race, and start to solve the many crises facing our world.

Creating Environments for Learning

Author: Julie Bullard
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780131585799
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Covers Birth to Age Eight. This new text provides a balance of theory and application to help novices and practicing early childhood professionals understand why and how to set up, arrange, and make changes to early childhood learning environments. Organized largely by chapters on learning centers (literacy, manipulative and sensory, science, mathematics, etc.), the text also covers foundational information such as the emotionally supportive and equitable environment, the role of the teacher, the importance of the environment, design principles, and health and safety. Coverage woven through every chapter includes material for all age groups in early childhood (infants and toddlers through 3rd grade), assessing the environment, meeting the needs of ALL learners, the teacher's role in facilitating learning in the various environments, and ways to address each curricular area outdoors. It is designed for college courses taught at two and four year institutions that focus on quality early childhood learning environments and curriculum.