The Eleven Plus Book

Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1843177374
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Is the nation really dumbing down? Are exams really easier than they were in the good old days? Now's the chance to find out whether age really does equal wisdom with The Eleven-Plus Book, a real way to contrast the schooling of yesteryear with modern-day practices and settle the recent debates. Every generation can attempt questions on a number of subjects from English and arithmetic to general knowledge and composition. Who will come out top in your family? The Eleven-Plus Book is a fantastic nostalgic look back for all those who experienced the daunting exam the first time round, and a great way for the younger generation to prove that they have the wits to outsmart their elders!

The Eleven Plus Book

Author: Various Authors
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781782435075
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Is the nation really dumbing down? Are exams really easier than they were in the good old days? Now's the chance to find out, with this nostalgic collection of exam questions from the 1940s and 50s. The perfect book to contrast the schooling of yesteryear with modern-day practices and settle the age-old debate about which is best.Every generation can attempt questions on a number of subjects from English and arithmetic to general knowledge and composition, with hundreds of authentic exam questions from the 1940s and 50s Eleven-Plus papers - as well as all the answers.Gorgeously packaged with a retro design, The Eleven-Plus Book is a fantastic, nostalgic look back for all those who experienced the daunting exam the first time round, and a great way for the younger generation to prove that they have the wits to outsmart their elders!

Breach Of Trust

Author: Andrew J. Bacevich
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 0805096035
File Size: 32,77 MB
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A blistering critique of the gulf between America's soldiers and the society that sends them off to war, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power and Washington Rules The United States has been "at war" in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than a decade. Yet as war has become normalized, a yawning gap has opened between America's soldiers and veterans and the society in whose name they fight. For ordinary citizens, as former secretary of defense Robert Gates has acknowledged, armed conflict has become an "abstraction" and military service "something for other people to do." In Breach of Trust, bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich takes stock of the separation between Americans and their military, tracing its origins to the Vietnam era and exploring its pernicious implications: a nation with an abiding appetite for war waged at enormous expense by a standing army demonstrably unable to achieve victory. Among the collateral casualties are values once considered central to democratic practice, including the principle that responsibility for defending the country should rest with its citizens. Citing figures as diverse as the martyr-theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the marine-turned-anti-warrior Smedley Butler, Breach of Trust summons Americans to restore that principle. Rather than something for "other people" to do, national defense should become the business of "we the people." Should Americans refuse to shoulder this responsibility, Bacevich warns, the prospect of endless war, waged by a "foreign legion" of professionals and contractor-mercenaries, beckons. So too does bankruptcy—moral as well as fiscal.

The Ell Teacher S Toolbox

Author: Larry Ferlazzo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119364957
File Size: 19,67 MB
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Practical strategies to support your English language learners The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox is a practical, valuable resource to be used by teachers of English Language Learners, in teacher education credential programs, and by staff development professionals and coaches. It provides hundreds of innovative and research-based instructional strategies you can use to support all levels of English Language Learners. Written by proven authors in the field, the book is divided into two main sections: Reading/Writing and Speaking/Listening. Each of those sections includes “Top Ten” favorites and between 40 and 70 strategies that can be used as part of multiple lessons and across content areas. Contains 60% new strategies Features ready-to-use lesson plans Includes reproducible handouts Offers technology integration ideas The percentage of public school students in the U.S. who are English language learners grows each year—and with this book, you’ll get a ton of fresh, innovative strategies to add to your teaching arsenal.

The O Level Book

Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1843177390
File Size: 59,65 MB
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With the recent scrapping of GCSEs fresh in everyone's minds, The O Level Book is the perfect book to settle that age-old argument between the generations: were the exams of yesteryear really harder than anything children have to face today in the age of calculators and spell checkers? Are contemporary kids less intelligent than previous generations? Here is the chance to find out as the whole family pit their wits against one another in the ultimate generation game, contrasting the schooling of yesteryear with modern educational practices. Testing you on a range of old-school topics: English Language; General Science; Geography and History; Household Cookery; Mathematics. A wonderfully nostalgic yet testing anthology, The O Level Book encourages you to dust off your slide rules and get your thinking caps on to see who will come out on top in your family!

Modular Maths

Author: John Connor
Publisher: Oriflamme Publishing
ISBN: 9780948093074
File Size: 59,43 MB
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Active Learning Through Formative Assessment

Author: Shirley Clarke
Publisher: Hodder Murray
ISBN: 9780340974452
File Size: 34,20 MB
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Down to earth, practical and direct, Active Learning Through Formative Assessment gives you the essential 'how to' information you need, with clear principles and theory to underpin the wealth of practical advice and examples. - Maximises pupil engagement, effective dialogue and reflective thinking - Packed with practical advice across all subjects from early years to secondary - Clearly explains how to use formative assessment to promote active learning in primary and secondary classrooms - Well-chosen examples flag up the practical 'implementation' issues across the full age and subject range. They exemplify effective learning objectives, clear success criteria, talk partner techniques, effective questioning, quality discussion with pupils, and self- and peerevaluation of work - Shows how best to support teachers in implementing eff ective formative assessment across the whole school, a cluster of schools or any other educational setting, and how best to support class teachers in their journey through the culture and practice of formative assessment Themes include: - how to develop a 'growth mindset', so that pupils enjoy challenges rather than avoid them - how popular strategies such as 'thinking skills' and 'building learning power' complement formative assessment - planning with key skills

Substance And Shadow

Author: Stephen R. Kandall
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674853614
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In 1989 Jennifer Johnson was convicted of delivering a controlled substance to a minor. That the minor happened to be Johnson's unborn child made her case all the more complex, controversial, and ultimately, historical. Stephen R. Kandall, a neonatologist and pediatrician, testified as an expert witness on Johnson's behalf. The experience caused him to wonder how one disadvantaged black woman's case became a prosecutorial battlefield in the war on drugs. This book is the product of Kandall's search through the annals of medicine and history to learn how women have fared in this conflict and how drug-dependent women have been treated for the past century and a half. Kandall's sleuthing uncovers an intriguing and troubling story. Opium, laudanum, and morphine were primary ingredients in the curative "powders" and strengthening "tonics" that physicians freely prescribed and pharmacists dispensed to women a hundred and fifty years ago. Or a woman could easily dose herself with narcotics and alcohol in the readily available form of "patent" medicines sold in every town and touted in popular magazines ("Over a million bottles sold and in every one a cure!"). For the most part unaware of their dangers, women turned to these remedies for "female complaints," such as "womb disease" and "congestion of the ovaries," as well as for "neurasthenia," a widespread but vague nervous malady attributed to women's weaker, more sensitive natures. Not surprisingly, by the latter half of the nineteenth century the majority of America's opiate addicts were women. The more things change, the more they remain the same: Substance and Shadow shows how, though attitudes and drugs may vary over time--from the laudanum of yesteryear to the heroin of the thirties and forties, the tranquilizers of the fifties, the consciousness-raising or prescription drugs of the sixties, and the ascendance of crack use in the eighties--dependency remains an issue for women. Kandall traces the history of questionable treatment that has followed this trend. From the maintenance clinics of the early twenties to the "federal farms" of mid-century to the detoxification efforts and methadone maintenance that flourished in the wake of the Women's Movement, attempts to treat drug-dependent women have been far from adequate. As he describes current policies that put money into drug interdiction and prisons, but offer little in the way of treatment or hope for women like Jennifer Johnson, Kandall calls our attention to the social and personal costs of demonizing and punishing women addicts rather than trying to improve their circumstances and give them genuine help.

Marginal Europe

Author: Sidney Pollard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN:
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The momentum of the British industrial revolution arose mostly in regions poorly endowed by nature, badly located and considered backward and poor by contemporaries. Sidney Pollard examines the initially surprising contribution made by the population of these and other `marginal areas' (mountains, forests and marshes) to the economic development of Europe since the Middle Ages. He provides case studies of periods in which marginal areas took the lead in economic development, such as theDutch economy in its Golden Age, and in the British industrial revolution. The traditional perception of the populations inhabiting these regions was that they were poor, backward, and intellectually inferior; but Sidney Pollard shows how they also had certain peculiar qualities which predisposed them to initiate progress. Healthy living, freedom, a martial spirit, and the hardiness to survive in harsh conditions enabled them to contribute a unique pioneering ability to pivotal economic periods; illustrating some of the effects of geography upon the development of societies.

A Book Of Burlesques

Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Publisher:
ISBN:
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