This volume calls for an empirical extension of the ´´local turn´´ within peace research. Building on insights from conflict transformation, gender studies, critical International Relations and Anthropology, the contributions critique existing peace research methods as affirming unequal power, marginalizing local communities, and stripping the peace kept of substantive agency and voice. By incorporating scholars from these various fields the volume pushes for more locally grounded, ethnographic and potentially participatory approaches. While recognizing that any Ethnographic Peace Research (EPR) agenda must incorporate a variety of methodologies, the volume nonetheless paves a clear path for the much needed empirical turn within the local turn literature.
Fully prepare students to live fulfilling lives by making their learning meaningful. In Two-for-One Teaching , authors Lauren Porosoff and Jonathan Weinstein outline how to seamlessly incorporate social-emotional learning into academic classrooms. Empower students to discover what matters to them using protocols and strategies derived from contextual behavioral science to promote student agency, inclusivity, collaboration, engagement, and motivation. Rely on this resource for meaningful learning in the classroom: Develop an understanding of what values are, how they impact the way we live, and the need for students to choose and live their own values. Understand how to develop a classroom culture of willingness and encourage student empowerment. Help students approach academic work in ways that align with their values. Explore ways to integrate values exploration into student learning throughout instructional units in any discipline. Receive numerous customizable protocols rooted in scientific and behavioral research that simultaneously facilitate academic and social-emotional growth. Contents: Introduction: Valuing Student Values Part I: Foundations Chapter 1: Creating a Culture of Willingness Chapter 2: Using the Science of Empowerment Part II: Protocols Chapter 3: Protocols to Prepare for Learning Chapter 4: Protocols to Explore New Material Chapter 5: Protocols to Review the Material Chapter 6: Protocols to Create Work Product Chapter 7: Protocols to Refine Work Product Chapter 8: Protocols to Reflect on Learning Conclusion: Create Learning Moments That Matter References and Resources Index
Dick Thornby is not Hollywood´s idea of a spy. In his rough and tumble job there are no tailored Italian suits, no bimbos eager to please, and no massive underground fortresses built by evil overlords seeking world domination - just an endless series of sinister threats to the safety and security of the billions of mundane citizens of the planet. Sure, Dick´s tough and he knows a few tricks to help him get out of a tight spot, even if his boss accuses him of over-reliance on an abundance of explosives. But he´s also got a mortgage, a wife upset by his frequent absences on ´´business´´ trips, and an increasingly alienated teen-age son who spends way too much time playing in gaming worlds on the computer. When a young computer expert back at the Philadelphia headquarters for The Subsidiary, an international espionage agency created in the aftermath of 9/11, discovers that bad guys are involved in a vast conspiracy, Dick is forced to partner with the espionage neophyte to battle evil on multiple fronts, leading to a final confrontation that incorporates real-world conspiracy theories and cutting-edge technology. In the end, Dick can save his partner, save his marriage, save his son, or save the world, but he can´t do it all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Pilkenton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006917/bk_acx0_006917_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.