Theorien - Modelle - Strukturen ; eine Einführung
Author: Bruno Hamann
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Dieses Buch verfolgt das Anliegen, in den Problem- und Diskussionsstand der Padagogischen Anthropologie einzufuhren. Auf der Grundlage theoretischer Erorterungen und empirisch gewonnener Ergebnisse wird uber Sichtweisen, Fakta und Postulate informiert, die fur den Gegenstandsbereich padagogischen Denkens zentral sind und auf wesentliche Ziele und Aufgaben padagogischen Handelns verweisen."
Author: Geoffrey C. Smith
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This text provides a lively introduction to pure mathematics. It begins with sets, functions and relations, proof by induction and contradiction, complex numbers, vectors and matrices, and provides a brief introduction to group theory. It moves onto analysis, providing a gentle introduction to epsilon-delta technology and finishes with continuity and functions. The book features numerous exercises of varying difficulty throughout the text.
Author: Shenkeng Yang,Gerhard W. Schnaitmann
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Comparison, Understanding and Teacher Education in International Perspective presents an analysis of some methodological issues in educational research. Based on the comparisons of various understandings of human rationality in eastern and western philosophical traditions, this book attempts to discuss time, value, causal explanation, meaning, comparison and nature of knowledge in educational research. With reference to the discussed methodological reflections, a comparison of teacher education in Germany, the United States, Britain and Taiwan, R.O.C. is presented against their respective cultural backgrounds.
«Bildung» Through Academic Teaching
Author: Lara Rodríguez Sieweke
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
If the university should be an open space that meets today's social, cultural and ecological challenges, one must critically review the different disciplines' approaches to education. Our proposals come from various disciplines that contribute in transforming the practical significance of their approaches into knowledge for university education.
The Role of Elite Institutions
Author: David Palfreyman,Ted Tapper
Undoubtedly the most important development in higher education in recent years has been the seemingly inexorable expansion of national systems. In a comparatively short time period many countries have moved from an elite to a mass model. Furthermore, expansion has invariably changed the whole experience of higher education for all the interested parties from, presidents, rectors and vice-chancellors to first-term undergraduates. Structuring Mass Higher Education examines the impact of this change upon the existing national structures of higher education. It also defines and highlights what makes an ‘elite’ university – something which institutions must strive for in order to gain their position as global players. With case studies and contributions from a wide range of international authors, the book explores questions such as: Do higher education institutions retain a national significance, even though the vestiges of an international reputation have long faded? Has expansion undermined the quality of higher education because governments sought to expand "on the cheap"? Is the elite institutional response to mass higher education perceived as a threat to be responded to with purposeful action that sustains their elite status? Does the emergence of the international league tables pose a challenge to those responsible for governing elite institutions? These are critical issues with which both policy-makers and institutional leaders will have to grapple over the next ten years, making Structuring Mass Higher Education a timely, relevant, and much needed text. It will appeal to policy makers and practitioners within higher education as well as student and scholars worldwide.
Author: Bo Stråth
Publisher: Peter Lang
This book contributes to the debate on what Europe means by demonstrating the complexities and contradictions inherent in the concept. They are seen most clearly when Europe is viewed from a long historical perspective. During the closing decades of the twentieth century Europe emerged as one of the main points of reference in both the cultural and the political constructs of the global community. An obsession with the concept of European identity is readily discernible. This process of identity construction provokes critical questions which the book aims to address. At the same time the book explores the opportunities offered by the concept of Europe to see how it may be used in the construction of the future. The approach is one of both deconstruction and reconstruction. The issue of Europe is closely related in the book to more general issues concerning the cultural construction of community. The book should therefore be seen as the companion of "Myth and Memory in the Construction of Community," which is also published by PIE-Peter Lang in the series Multiple Europes. The book appears within the framework of a research project on the cultural construction of community in modernisation processes in comparison. This project is a joint enterprise of the European University Institute in Florence and the Humboldt University in Berlin sponsored by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Fund.
Author: Nicholas Orme
Publisher: Yale University Press
Looks at the lives of children, from birth to adolescence, in medieval England.
The Vertical Split in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Author: Arnold I. Goldberg
From the unfaithful husband to the binge eater, from the secret cross-dresser to the pilferer of worthless items, there are those who seem to live two lives, to be divided selves, to be literally of two minds. This division or "vertical split" appears in a person at odds with himself, a person who puzzles over, and even heartily dislikes, that parallel person who behaves in so repugnant a manner. In Being of Two Minds, Arnold Goldberg provides trenchant insight into such divided minds - their origins, their appearances, and their treatment. Goldberg's inquiry into divided minds leads to a return to the psychoanalytic concept of disavowal, which forms the basis of the vertical split. Goldberg explores the developmental circumstances that tend to a reliance on disavowal, provides numerous examples of the emergence of disavowal in the treatment situation, and considers the therapeutic approaches through which disavowal may be addressed. He is especially perceptive in discussing the manner in which the therapist's own tendency to disavow may collusively interact with that of the patient. Goldberg considers the full range of splits to which disavowal gives rise, from circumscribed instances of dissociation to the much-debated multiple personality disorders. He gives special attention to the role of the vertical split in patients with behavior disorders; here his thoughtful insights point to a treatment approach that significantly differs both from the simple ascription of a 'self disorder' and from the usual pedagogical emphasis on issues of self-control and/or punishment. As Goldberg shows, the repugnance felt by many therapists for offensive behaviors emanating from the patient's parallel self are frequently shared by the patient, who commonly despises misbehavior that he is unable to understand. Being of Two Minds begins to formulate just such understanding, to the great benefit of patient and therapist alike.
Author: Carlos Castaneda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical." His landscape is full of terrors and mysterious forces, as sharply etched as a flash of lightning on the deserts and mountains where don Juan takes him to pursue the sorcerer’s knowledge—the knowledge that it is the Eagle that gives us, at our births, a spark of awareness, that it expects to reclaim at the end of our lives and which the sorcerer, through his discipline, fights to retain. Castaneda describes how don Juan and his party, left thisworld—"the warriors of don Juan’s party had caught me for an eternal instant, before they vanished into the total light, before the Eagle let them go through"—and how he, himself, upon witnessing such a sight, jumped into the abyss.
Author: Mario Bunge
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Social Science
Taking an unorthodox look at the key philosophical assumptions in the social sciences, this work contends that social scientists such as anthropologists and sociologists ought not to leave philosophy to philosophers who have little expertise in or knowledge of the social sciences.
Author: George H. Mead
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This book discovers the key through which entry may be made into new approaches which Mr. Mead brings to the study of the movements of thought and also to his original, sometimes obtuse, contributions to the philosophic thought. It provides a great overview of the most important philosophers of the 19th Century in a simple and accessible language.
Author: R. S. Peters
First published in 1966, this book was written to serve as an introductory textbook in the philosophy of education, focusing on ethics and social philosophy. It presents a distinctive point of view both about education and ethical theory and arrived at a time when education was a matter of great public concern. It looks at questions such as ‘What do we actually mean by education?’ and provides a proper ethical foundation for education in a democratic society. The book will appeal to both teachers and students of philosophy as well as education.
Author: David Carr,Jan Steutel
This collection of original essays on virtue ethics and moral education seeks to fill this gap in the recent literature of moral education, combining broader analyses with detailed coverage of: * the varieties of virtue * weakness and integrity * relativism and rival traditions * means and methods of educating the virtues The rare collaboration of professional ethical theorists and educational philosophers provides a ground-breaking work and an exciting new focus in a growing area of research.
Author: Tom Walsh
Category: Family & Relationships
A collection of thoughts that can be opened to any page on any day to give ourselves a guiding thought for that particular day. And that guiding thought can help us in many ways. It may be a thought that opens our eyes to something new or something old that we take for granted ("I will notice the flowers"), it can guide our actions to help us to make positive contributions to the world ("I will spread encouragement"), or it can help us to be kinder to ourselves in the hope that in doing so, we can be kinder to others ("I'll remember that I'm a very special person"). All of them are focused on awareness, compassion, giving, appreciation, community, and many other topics that are found on the website Living Life Fully.