Confessions (Oxford World's Classics) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

By Jean-Jacques Rousseau

'No it is easy to write a man's lifestyles other than himself.'

In his Confessions Jean-Jacques Rousseau tells the tale of his lifestyles, from the formative event of his humble adolescence in Geneva, throughout the success of overseas reputation as novelist and thinker in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by way of governments and alienated from the area of recent civilization. In attempting to clarify who he used to be and the way he got here to be the article of others' admiration and abuse, Rousseau analyses with exact perception the connection among an elusive yet crucial internal self and the range of social identities he used to be resulted in undertake. The booklet vividly illustrates the aggregate of moods and explanations that underlie the writing of autobiography: defiance and vulnerability, self-exploration and denial, ardour, puzzlement, and detachment. notably, Confessions is Rousseau's seek, via each source of language, to exhibit what he despairs of placing into phrases: the non-public caliber of one's personal lifestyles.

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Improving large-scale assessment in education : theory, by Marielle Simon, Kadriye Ercikan, Michel Rousseau

By Marielle Simon, Kadriye Ercikan, Michel Rousseau

Large-scale exams (LSAs) play a becoming function in schooling coverage judgements, responsibility, and schooling making plans all over the world. This publication makes a speciality of critical concerns which are key elements of profitable making plans, improvement and implementation of LSAs. The book’s major contrast is its concentrate on perform- dependent, state of the art examine. this can be accomplished by means of having chapters co-authored through world-class researchers in collaboration with dimension practitioners. the result's a how-to e-book whose language is available to practitioners and graduate scholars in addition to teachers.

No different publication so completely covers present matters within the box of large-scale evaluation. An introductory bankruptcy is through 16 chapters that every specialise in a particular factor. The content material is prescriptive and didactic in nature yet in keeping with the newest clinical learn. It comprises profitable reviews, exemplary practices, education modules, attention-grabbing breakthroughs or choices, and promising ideas relating to large-scale checks. ultimately, it covers significant subject matters which are at present taking middle level akin to motivating scholars, historical past questionnaires, comparison of alternative linguistic models of tests, and cognitive modeling of studying and assessment.

 

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Going Within by Shirley MacLaine

By Shirley MacLaine

Ultimately Shirley MacLaine finds the secrets and techniques of her intimate trip of transformation. In 3 overseas bestsellers, Out on a Limb, Dancing within the Light, and It's All within the Playing, multi-talented Shirley MacLaine defined her personal ongoing religious trip looking for internal concord and self-transcendence. Now this celebrated actress, social activist, and outspoken philosopher stocks an enlightened application of non secular innovations and psychological routines to turn into more fit, happier, and extra attuned to the typical concord of the realm around-and within-ourselves. In Going Within Shirley MacLaine solutions a number of the so much difficult and critical questions she has been requested approximately her reports in seminars and interviews she has carried out from coast to coast. Transformation is at center of her profound and inspiring message-the energy to form our lives, to discover internal peace and information, and to arrive optimum power in relationships, at paintings, and at domestic. Candid, frequently arguable, and regularly brave, Shirley MacLaine opens the doorways to an impossible to resist trip of discovery and revelation. via going inside, she indicates us find out how to achieve a brand new point of love and concord, lessen pressure, free up worry, and detect the fun of a new-and better-way of residing. Use gentle, sound, crystals, and visualizations to bring up your own strength. discover the facility of meditation to align physique, brain, and spirit. comprehend and speak together with your hidden self. research the secrets and techniques of sexual achievement in a brand new age of dedication. event the lovely mysteries of psychic surgical procedure and masses more!

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Cocaine's Son: A Memoir by Dave Itzkoff

By Dave Itzkoff

With sharp wit, self-deprecating humor, and penetrating honesty, New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff turns a willing eye on his lifestyles with the mysterious, maddening, much-loved guy of whom he writes, "for the 1st 8 years of my lifestyles I appear to have believed he used to be the made from my imagination."

Itzkoff's father was once the fellow who lumbered domestic at evening and spent hours murmuring to his small son approximately his desires and hopes for the boy's destiny, and the fears and screw ups of his personal previous. He used to be the hard-nosed long island fur service provider with an all of sudden emotional soul; a purveyor of well-worn anecdotes and bittersweet existence classes; a relied on best friend in early life revolts opposed to motherly self-discipline and Hebrew tuition drudgery; a pal, consultant, and confidant. He was once additionally a junkie. In Cocaine's Son, Itzkoff chronicles his coming of age within the disjointed shadow of his father's double life--struggling to reconcile his love for the garrulous protector and supplier, and his loathing for the pitiful addict.

Through his adolescent and teenage years Itzkoff is haunted via the spectacle of his father's drug-fueled depressions and disappearances. In university, Itzkoff plunges into his personal doubtless fated bout with substance abuse. And later, an emotional treatment consultation leads to the serious walk in the park that he'll by no means conquer an identical demons that experience pushed the older guy. but if his father ultimately will get fresh, an extended "morning after" starts off for them either. And on a highway journey around the state and again into reminiscence, looking for clues and revelations, jointly they become aware of that there's extra binding them than ever separated them.

Unsparing and heartbreaking, mordantly humorous and powerfully felt, Cocaine's Son clears a spot for Dave Itzkoff within the vanguard of up to date memoirists.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Capitalism, Morality & Markets (Readings, 54) by Brian Griffiths, Visit Amazon's Robert A. Sirico Page,

By Brian Griffiths, Visit Amazon's Robert A. Sirico Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Robert A. Sirico, , Norman Barry, Frank Field

In 2000, the Institute begun a chain of lectures, endowed through Michael Novak and the loo Templeton beginning, entitled the Templeton discussion board on Markets and Morality. The 4 papers given within the first sequence, and revised by way of the authors, are integrated during this quantity. Brian Griffiths considers the enterprise company as an ethical neighborhood, concluding that 'an self reliant ethical general is not just whatever that is stable in itself yet is usually within the pursuits of shareholders and employees'. Robert A. Sirico argues that the accomplishments of commercial at once aid to increase social prosperity, health and wellbeing and human welfare. Norman Barry contends that the industry process is 'morally self-sufficient...and develops its personal codes of conduct'. moral behavior calls for businesses just to stick with ideas and conventions which make for long-run luck. Frank box discusses the supply of a minimal source of revenue in retirement which, in his view, can't be completed by means of markets by myself.

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Test Taking Strategies & Study Skills for the Utterly by Laurie Rozakis

By Laurie Rozakis

From pulling all-nighters to memorizing rote evidence, state-of-the-art scholars have proven that they have got no prepared, logical, or sequential knowing of ways to check or organize for checks. try out Taking suggestions & examine talents for the definitely pressured fingers scholars of every age with the abilities they should go their assessments with flying colours. the appropriate consultant for all of the significant standardized exams, together with SAT, GMAT, sequence 7, LSAT, MCAT, and extra, this skillbuilding source exhibits scholars, profession changers, and enterprise pros tips on how to utilize their learn time, find out how to care for examine and try panic, and the way to take exams with optimum self belief and good fortune.

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The Biographies of Rechung-pa: The Evolution of a Tibetan by Peter Roberts

By Peter Roberts

This booklet lines the lifestory of Rechungpa (1084-1161) - the scholar of the recognized instructor Milarepa - utilizing infrequent and little-known manuscripts, and discovers how identical to either Milarepa and Rechungpa underwent basic variations over a interval of over 3 centuries. Peter Alan Roberts compares major episodes within the lifetime of Rechungpa as portrayed in a succession of texts, and therefore demonstrates the evolution of Rechungpa’s biography. this can be the 1st survey of the surviving literature which incorporates a exact research in their dates, authorship and interrelationships. It indicates how Rechungpa used to be more and more portrayed as a rebellious, risky and hard student, as a lineage from a fellow-pupil prospered to develop into dominant in Tibet. Written in a method that makes it available to wide readership, Roberts' ebook will be of nice price to someone with an curiosity within the fields of Tibetan literature, historical past or faith.

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Next Generation Assessment: Moving Beyond the Bubble Test to by Linda Darling-Hammond

By Linda Darling-Hammond

NEXT iteration ASSESSMENT

Next new release Assessment examines functionality overview as a substitute to the present high-stakes standardized checking out method. this crucial source presents a radical research of the clients and demanding situations of maintaining functionality checks on a wide scale. Linda Darling-Hammond, with a group of major students, describes the heritage and present makes use of of functionality tests within the usa and overseas and summarizes the newest findings within the field.

The specialists ascertain that large-scale trying out within the usa should be dramatically enhanced through the considerate incorporation of well-constructed functionality checks which could signify higher-order, cognitively challenging criteria. This precis quantity to Beyond the Bubble Test is designed for the busy practitioner—and all who're drawn to how colleges can effectively complement conventional checks with anything that works higher. Next new release Assessment deals a correct assessment of the advantages and percentages for adopting larger functionality exams nationally.

PRAISE FOR NEXT new release ASSESSMENT

“Pointing to present guidelines and perform, this ebook is a wonderful consultant directing educators on easy methods to transition to an evaluation process that really shapes, informs, and improves studying for all scholars and teachers.”
—Governor Bob Wise, president, Alliance for great schooling; writer of Raising the Grade

“This ebook is helping us to imagine strategically approximately responsibility and evaluate in our public colleges and to appreciate how performance-based approaches—instead of rote memorization—can let colleges to help either deeper studying and better standards.”
—Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of academics

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