Author: Rosemary Mccarney, Plan Plan International
Minimal text and stunning photographs from around the world describe the remarkable, and often dangerous, journeys children make every day on their way to and from school. No simple school bus picks them up each day, but rather children travel through disaster zones, cross rapids, climb mountains, and maneuver on ziplines daily to get to the classroom. Some of them even carry their desks! In this beautiful picture book for young readers, every page speaks to the desire for an education and the physical commitment the children make each day as they journey to school.
Author: Teresa Huguet Comelles
L'experiència d'una escola que ens mostra com, des d'una perspectiva inclusiva, s'atenen les necessitats educatives de l'alumnat, tot donant criteris, orientacions i instruments per a la construcció d'escoles més compromeses.
Author: George A. De Vos, Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
"I found this book exciting, inspiring, and challenging. Some readers will disagree with its breadth and depth, but other readers will keenly seek out and embrace this volume. The book is bound to force further debate. . . .It is an excellent exemplar of the challenges and rewards of the multidisciplinary and internationally multicultural enterprise. I wish I felt optimistic that it might become required reading for all social scientists." --Stephen Small, University of Massachusetts, Amherst "This synthesizing work on status and equality, utilizing a psychocultural approach is one of the most powerful analyses of relationships among the self, ethnicity, gender, status mobility, migration, and status inequality to have been produced by anyone to date. Many years of work on these matters among the Japanese abroad and in America by George DeVos and the recent work by Suarez-Orozco on Central American refugees in American Schools are well reflected in this analysis." --George Spindler, Stanford University The culmination of more than forty years of study, Status Inequality provides a theoretical integration of themes by George De Vos, long an influence in the field of psychological anthropology. With coauthor Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, De Vos explores anthropological, sociological, and psychoanalytical insights into human behavior. Their unified theory synthesizes social structure and personality structure, concepts heretofore seen as diametrically opposed. The authors point to the symbolic nature of groups, the experience of ethnicity and of inequality, and the impact of internal and external variables on the sense of self. Separating the effects of status inequality from other social and psychological determinants of behavior, this intriguing and compelling work discusses the developmental experience of the self. Certain to be a welcome resource for scholars and students alike in psychology, anthropology, status inequality, and cross-cultural research.
Author: Peter Fonagy, Linda Mayes, Mary Target
Publisher: Karnac Books
As a discipline, psychoanalysis began at the interface of mind and brain and has always been about those most basic questions of biology and psychology: loving, hating, what brings us together as lovers, parents, and friends and what pulls us apart in conflict and hatred.These are the enduring mysteries of life and especially of early development-how young children learn the language of the social world with its intertwined biological, genetic, and experiential roots and how infants translate thousands of intimate moments with their parents into a genuine, intuitive, emotional connection to other persons. Basic developmental neuroscience and psychology has also of late turned to these basic questions of affiliation: of how it is that as humans our most basic concerns are about finding, establishing, preserving, and mourning our relationships. These areas in broad strokes are the substance of mind and brain, and the last decade has brought much new science to the biology of attachment, love, and aggression. These are areas that practicing psychoanalysts have long been immersed in and have much to say about - and contemporary neuroscientists and developmentalists are recognizing the importance of understanding these basic issues at a deeper, and more subjective experiential level. The challenges before us are how to facilitate open discourse and collaborations among these perspectives and practitioners that often work at very different levels of discourse. This volume is not only a first step in that process but also, through the themes of the chapters and the pairing of discussants, a beginning illustration of how the cross-disciplinary discourse might work.
Author: Salvador Espriu, Magda Bogin
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
At last, a translation that does long overdue justice to the noble poetry of Salvador Espriu, one of this century s great lyric elegists. William Arrowsmith"
Author: Shirin Yim Bridges, Sophie Blackall
Publisher: Chronicle Books
In China, at a time when few girls are taught to read or write, Ruby dreams of going to the university with her brothers and male cousins.
Author: Hugh Lewin
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Jafta describes some of his everyday feelings by comparing his actions to those of various African animals.
Author: Anushka Ravishankar
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Crraack! Flash! Boom! When a terrible storm scatters a group of elephants, one tiny member of the herd is left behind in the loud, chittering jungle. Where can he turn? The water buffalo look nice enough, but he couldn’t become a part of their herd . . . could he?
Author: Dominic Walliman
Publisher: Nobrow Press
Young readers (and cats!) discover the wonders our solar systems as they travel to each of the planets in turn!
Author: Mary Hoffman
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
What is a family? Once, it was said to be a father, mother, boy, girl, cat and dog living in a house with a garden. But as times have changed, families have changed too, and now there are almost as many kinds of families as colours of the rainbow - from a mum and dad or single parent to two mums or two dads, from a mixed-race family to children with different mums and dads, from families with a disabled member to those with a mum or dad in prison. Mary Hoffman takes a look through children's eyes at the wide varieties of family life: from homes, food, ways of celebrating, schools and holidays to getting around, jobs and housework, from extended families, languages and hobbies to pets and family trees - and she concludes that, for most people, their own family is the best one of all! With Ros Asquith's delightful pictures, this book takes a fresh, optimistic look at families of today.
Author: Joke Van Leeuwen
Publisher: Gecko Press USA
When fighting breaks out in the south, Toda's father is sent there to defend his country, and when living in the city with her grandmother is no longer safe, she is sent across the border to be with her mother.