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13 Everyday Catholicism: Expanding the Sacred Sphere in the Philippines

Kathleen M Adams Indiana University Press ePub

Katharine L. Wiegele

For nearly fifteen minutes we pass face after face, in every direction. We walk silently, at a steady pace. Were it not for the landmarks in the distance—the city’s skyline on one side, the orange sunset dusting Manila bay on the other—we might be disoriented on our journey toward the rally stage. The crowd of half a million is calm but expectant as they go about settling in on the vast rally grounds. Some listen to the radio broadcast from the grandstand or browse the vending stalls. Others carefully write down their needs, worries, and dreams on prayer-request papers that will be prayed over, when the sky grows dark, by the charismatic Brother Mike from his glowing electric stage in the distance. And somewhere behind the stage curtains, his features artfully outlined with makeup, Brother Mike is stiff with performance jitters that only his wife and his closest aids witness. Up close, with his neon plaid suit and his stage face, he looks fantastically larger than life.

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Mimosa

Annya Strydom Hunter Publishing ePub

  

 

 

We decided we had more than enough of the cold wet weather in England. So one evening Tony, my husband, took out the map of the world. He spread it on the table, closed his eyes and stuck his finger on a spot on the map, saying "This is where we will go!" It turned out to be Africa, Zambia to be exact. So we began scanning all the newspapers for jobs in his field in Zambia. It wasn’t long before we found one in Lusaka. Tony applied and we were soon on our way to London to be interviewed. The job was with Ford Motor Company and they would be giving us an apartment in Lusaka.

It was decided Tony would leave first to arrange everything at that end and I would pack up what we wanted to take with us and sell the car and furniture, etc. Then in a month or so the boys and I would join him. We held a going-away party for all of our friends. When his departure day arrived the boys and I stayed with my in-laws and we took him to the airport. It was around six weeks before I managed to sell everything. Then I packed our boxes and they were picked up ready to ship out. My in-laws looked after the boys for me while I went shopping for new clothes for us all and then we were back to the airport once more and, after tearful goodbyes, we were off.

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Challenges to 21st-Century Teacher Education

R&L Education ePub

GERARDO M. GONZALEZ

The major challenge faced by teacher education in an increasingly global society is to prepare teachers who can function effectively in a standards and accountability environment while modeling and inspiring their students to be internationally minded, creative citizens. In the 21st century, the most effective societies will be those that generate the most knowledge and have a workforce capable of accessing and utilizing that knowledge to produce innovative products and ideas. Such societies will require highly educated workers with not only deep subject knowledge expertise in science, mathematics, history, geography, world languages, civics, economics, and other traditional areas of schooling but also a new set of media, technology, learning, and life skills needed to adapt and innovate in an information-driven global economy.

However, the demographic changes taking place throughout the world, specifically in the United States, have forced schools to focus on the development of minimum competencies and basic skills among large segments of the population. In the United States, the achievement gaps between rapidly growing numbers of mostly poor, minority, and immigrant students and their more affluent, mostly White counterparts led to the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, which focuses on achieving basic skills proficiency in reading, mathematics, and, more recently, science. The accountability provisions of NCLB impose severe sanctions for schools that do not meet specified minimum annual yearly progress on state-approved standardized tests designed to measure basic skills in the required areas. Consequently, there has been a general narrowing of the curriculum and less teacher flexibility as more and more schools attempt to meet annual yearly progress by increasing the focus on what is measured.

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The Slavonian Stave Makers

Edited by Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller University of North Texas Press PDF

Introducing the Slavonian Stave Makers

We first heard of the Siavonian stave makers when Dolph Fillingim told of taking refuge in one of their abandoned camps one night during a storm that prevented his crossing a swollen stream to get home. It seemed odd that Yugoslavians had found their way into this remote wilderness, and our curiosity grew as we continued to hear occasional references to them. Extensive inquiry led us to three of the Original Siavonians who came to America to cut staves and remained. One is Pete Mihelich, who now lives with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. L. S.

Shrader, near Cleveland, Texas. He was in the stave business for many years.

The two stave makers whose stories follow are

Pete Racki and Anton Knause. Pete Racki, who is well known and still lives in the area, has an immaculate homestead just north of Rye. He has been in the lumber business there for years.

Anton Knause, eighty-seven years old, lives with Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Lombardino, his daughter and son-in-law, near Beaumont When I called at the house in midafternoon, he was alone, and he made his way to the door slowly. "Mr.

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12: Water Sources for Agriculture

Finley, S. CABI PDF

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Water Sources for Agriculture

Especially in dryland environments, the fundamental prerequisite for irrigation

­development is a good and reliable source of water. When assessing a water source for use in agriculture, it is relevant to consider both the quantity and quality that will be accessible over time. If one of these factors proves to be insufficient, the harm caused by an irrigation project could outweigh its benefit in the long term.

This chapter addresses the character and quality of water sources commonly used to supply irrigation projects. It also introduces some water contaminants of special concern, and provides a brief overview of water-lifting devices traditionally employed on small farms.

Water Quantity

The quantity of water readily available from a blue water source is difficult to assess with accuracy, since water levels, stream size and groundwater flows fluctuate significantly over time. Climate, rainfall, and the activities of upstream users all have a strong influence on the quantity of water that will be accessible from a blue water source at a given point in time.

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Rembrandt

Elizabeth Jennings Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

Saying it came from Russia; there

Lay my mistake. The politics

Each of us had, we did not share.

But I am not immune to lack

Like this in others; she just thrust

The present over, gave it back

Saying, ‘I do not want it.’ Must

We hurt each other in such ways?

This kind of thing is worse than Lust

And other Deadly Sins because

It’s lack of charity. For this,

Christ sweated blood, and on the Cross

When every nail was in its place,

Though God himself, he called as man

At the rejection. On his face

Among the sweat, there must have been

Within the greater pain, the one

A hurt child shows, the look we can

Detect and feel, swift but not gone,

Only moved deeper where the heart

Stores up all things that have been done

And, though forgiven, don’t depart.

Rembrandt

The darkness is not like night. It has a different purpose, a different meaning.

Within it portraits flare their faces at you; that is what the dark is for.

What are the faces like, these figures with their strange shining? Sometimes, a youth looks at you boldly – the artist himself when young. Later, sadness is scored over the older self-portraits. The darkness allows the massive light to reveal it. Its use is never neglected.

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14 EXPLORING QUÉBEC CITY

Matthew Barber FrommerMedia ePub

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Exploring QuÉbec City

Wandering the streets of Vieux-Québec is a singular pleasure, comparable to exploring a provincial capital in Europe. You might happen upon an ancient convent, gabled houses with steeply pitched roofs, a battery of 18th-century cannons in a leafy park, or a bistro with a blazing fireplace on a wintry day.

Vieux-Québec (or the Old City) is so compact that it’s hardly necessary to plan precise sightseeing itineraries. Most of the historic sights are within the city walls of Haute-Ville (Upper Town) and Basse-Ville (Lower Town). Start at Terrasse Dufferin alongside the Château Frontenac and go off on a whim, down L’Escalier du Casse-Cou (Breakneck Stairs) to the Quartier du Petit-Champlain and Place-Royale, or out of the walls to the military fortress of the Citadelle that overlooks the mighty St. Lawrence River and onto the Plains of Abraham, where generals James Wolfe of Britain and Louis-Joseph, marquis de Montcalm of France, fought to their mutual deaths in a 20-minute battle that changed the continent’s destiny.

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3. Some modern psychoanalytic theories on autism

David Rosenfeld Karnac Books ePub

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I develop here the theories of Frances Tustin (1986, 1990), as discussed by Sheila Spensley (1995).

Like Margaret Mahler, Tustin views autism as a sensation-dominated state of being, with an accompanying impoverishment of emotional contact. Mahler stressed the importance of bodily sensations as the “crystallization point of the ‘feeling of self’, around which a ‘sense of identity’ will become established” (Mahler, Pine, & Bergman, 1975, p. 47). A sensory– emotional conjunction is required for sensation states to make way for feeling states. Normally, this takes place within the context of the earliest relationship with the child’s caregiver. However, many children who later develop autism may avoid contact from the beginning, or their signals may be diffcult to read, so that devoted parents fnd themselves unable to get through to them.

Mahler saw the necessity of a symbiotic experience from which the psychological birth takes place, enabling the infant to enter into the mental world of the psyche. There may even be a critical time for this, but, without the emotional bond that makes possible a personal empathic and essentially human relationship with another mind, intellectual growth and development can be fundamentally and seriously impaired.

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5 Isla Mujeres & Cozumel

Christine Delsol FrommerMedia ePub

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Isla Mujeres & Cozumel

by Maribeth Mellin

These two Caribbean islands are among the most peaceful beach destinations in Mexico, both easy jaunts from Cancún and the Riviera Maya. Although day-trippers and cruise-ship visitors come ashore, the islands rarely feel overrun, and come evening the uncrowded streets and relaxed energy of the residents epitomize their enduring tranquility. Neither Isla Mujeres nor Cozumel is particularly large, and they each still have that small island feel—pristine beaches, bumpy roads that don’t go far, and a seemingly timeless setting.

Fish-shaped Isla Mujeres lies 13km (8 miles) northeast of Cancún, a quick boat ride away. Despite this proximity, Isla Mujeres remains a little-known gem filled with regional and rustic charm, a world removed from its glittery neighbor. During pre-Hispanic times, Maya women would cross over to the island to make offerings to the goddess of fertility, Ixchel. Today’s pilgrims arrive on passenger ferries from Cancún’s Puerto Juárez and the Hotel Zone’s Embarcadero at Playa Linda; car ferries arrive from Punta Sam. Hotels range from rustic to boutique, and the value of accommodations and dining are among the best one can find in this part of Mexico.

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Coping Strategies in Dogs with Impaired Social Functioning Towards Humans

Denenberg, S. CABI PDF

Coping Strategies in Dogs with

Impaired Social Functioning

Towards Humans

Tiny De Keuster1,2*, Joke Monteny3 and Katrien

Verschueren4

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium;

Behavioral Referrals, Lovendegem, Belgium; 3Hondinform, Heuvelland,

Belgium; 4Living Statistics, Gent, Belgium

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2

Conflict of interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Keywords: human–dog, benign interactions, coping strategy, prevention, aversive education

Introduction

This study describes behavioural strategies in dogs with impaired social functioning within the context of benign human interaction, and investigating if these behavioural strategies can be useful in assessing a dog’s social competence in human–dog interactions.

Materials and Methods

Data from 200 dogs’ cases was collected from authors’ referral centre database, and based on questionnaire, video footage and behavioural examination. Dogs’ coping strategies were categorised into ‘Subtle’, ‘Defuse’ and ‘Escalation’. Based on observations, additional categories were created including ‘Human-directed’,

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11. Charles: A Study in Contact

Erskine, Richard G. Karnac Books ePub

The heart of psychotherapy is contact. Contact between the self and the external world, and contact and integration within the self, defines psychological health. Contact between therapist and client encourages, fosters, supports, and invites other contact experiences.

While integrative psychotherapy makes use of a broad range of concepts, the notion of contact remains basic. As we have seen in previous chapters, contact pervades and undergirds all of our work. Often, the importance of the contact itself is overshadowed by the drama of other aspects of the therapy—an important redecision, an intervention with a Parent ego state, the reworking of a dream or fantasy. The piece of work presented in this chapter has none of these; it is a nearly pure example of contact.

As you read through the transcript, notice the ways in which the therapist consistently maintains and invites contact. Every comment, question, paraphrase, or interpretation has two primary goals: furthering a sense of contact between therapist and client, and enhancing the client's awareness of internal sensations, experience, and memory. Any other benefits are of secondary importance.

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Contents

Mark Miller Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub
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Chapter 6 - The Western Front, October 13–30, 1918

Gregory W. Ball University of North Texas Press PDF

6 the WesterN FroNt, octoBer 13–30, 1918

As the 142d Infantry filtered into the lines on the night of October 13, 1918, they were certainly not aware that in several weeks they would have to attack such a strongly fortified position as Forest Farm. Lieutenant Sayles’ weapons platoon dug in on the side of a hill and managed to bring up straw from Vaux to line their holes.

Several soldiers also found doors to use as roofs over their fox holes, but it turned out they had taken the doors from regimental headquarters and Sayles ordered them to return them. For the most part, the soldiers waited and tried to stay comfortable and warm. Whenever he went to sleep, Sayles wrapped his scarf around his stomach and wrapped his feet in a rain slicker and slept in the same hole as another man so they could keep each other warm. Over the next several days, Sayles’s platoon dug a

“long gallery” into the side of the hill, covered the floor with straw, used branches to keep the sides from caving in, and created an “arbor” that kept some of the rain out, although the “roof always dripped somewhere, and little rivulets broke out under the deep mat of fallen leaves that covered the ground.” The dugout was large enough to hold half of his platoon, who would crowd into the dugout to eat. At the top of the hill, above their “gallery,” he placed two 37mm cannon, ready to fire across the river on German positions to the north. Not everyone had it so great, as part of

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CHAPTER SEVEN. How GAVEL Changed Party Politics in Colorado’s General Assembly

Courtenay W. Daum University Press of Colorado ePub

How GAVEL Changed Party Politics in Colorado’s General Assembly

Mike Binder, Vladimir Kogan, and Thad Kousser

On November 8, 1988, an overwhelming 72 percent to 28 percent majority of Coloradans voted for a democratic experiment that remains unique in US political history They approved an initiative, put on the ballot by a coalition of twenty-three government reformers and civic groups, that promised to “Give a Vote to Every Legislator” (GAVEL). This initiative resulted in a reorganization of the state legislature, the Colorado General Assembly, and played an important role as one catalyst for the broader transformation taking place in Colorado politics. The changes it brought were especially acute in the Colorado House of Representatives and were felt most strongly in the initiative’s immediate wake. By changing the internal workings of the state’s General Assembly, the GAVEL Amendment succeeded—at least during a short but critical time period—in altering patterns of political alliances, the types of laws coming out of the statehouse, and, ultimately, the way Colorado government translates public sentiment into policy.

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Part One: Leading a Culture of Collaboration

Austin Buffum Solution Tree Press ePub

 

Any successful school reform effort is the result of the work of teachers who transformed the educational experience within their classrooms. While this has always been the case, our history with “top down” reform efforts suggests we’ve not always tapped into the amazing synergy of creative classroom teachers operating in professional learning communities. In fact, our reforms almost always involve a few remarkable teacher leaders leaving the classroom to accept additional responsibilities, take on temporary roles, help implement lengthy strategic plans, and institutionalize change.

Today we understand that our strongest teacher leaders must remain inside the classroom to respond to gaps in student learning and to empower their colleagues to explore and master the art of teaching and learning. Teacher leadership is critical to successful school reform. Systems-thinking expert Michael Fullan states, “Broadening teacher leadership until it becomes the norm is the sine qua non of educational reform” (1997, p. 34). We must create the conditions in which both the depth and the breadth of teacher leadership develop to become the very culture in which we conduct our day-to-day work within classrooms and schools and districts.

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