Introductory Mathematics: Algebra and Analysis

Author: Geoffrey C. Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447106199

Category: Mathematics

Page: 215

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This text provides a lively introduction to pure mathematics. It begins with sets, functions and relations, proof by induction and contradiction, complex numbers, vectors and matrices, and provides a brief introduction to group theory. It moves onto analysis, providing a gentle introduction to epsilon-delta technology and finishes with continuity and functions. The book features numerous exercises of varying difficulty throughout the text.

Professionalisation of Adult Educators

International and Comparative Perspectives

Author: Susanne Lattke,Wolfgang Jütte

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631655801

Category: Adult education teachers

Page: 217

View: 4750

In many regions of the world, professionalisation in adult and continuing education is brought into the focus of educational policy and research. Various fields of practice are looking for scientifical and political support in raising the level of professionalism. While there are no simple lessons to be learned from other countries, a closer analysis of international experience may reveal common and diverging interests. It may also provide worthwhile insights into opportunities and risks surrounding professionalisation. This edited volume is intended to further stimulate international exchange, cross-country approaches and comparative research in this field. It includes contributions to the theoretical debate and to the development of (comparative) research as well as reports on research findings and development activities concerning the professionalisation of adult educators.

Frantz Fanon

A Portrait

Author: Alice Cherki,Nadia Benabid

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801473081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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"Fanon was consummately incapable of telling the story of himself. He lived in the immediacy of the moment, with an intensity that embodied everything he evoked. Fanon's discourse pertained to a present tense that was unburdened by its narrative past. The little we knew about his personal life had been gleaned from passing allusions, brief glimpses that vanished as quickly as they appeared. . . . Fanon had a profound talent for life; he was a man who wanted to be the subject and actor of his own life, and it was for this reason that he was so engaging and disarming—so alive."—from the IntroductionFrantz Fanon (1925–1961) was born in Martinique, and in 1943 left to fight in Europe with Free French forces. After 1945 he studied medicine and psychiatry in Lyons and began to write. His first analysis of the effects of racism and postcolonialism, Black Skin, White Masks, appeared in 1952 and would become a foundational text for the liberation movements of the 1960s and later for postcolonial studies. In 1952 he moved to Algeria and practiced at the Blida-Joinville psychiatric hospital in French Algeria until 1957. From that year he worked full time for the Algerian independence movement, including a brief appointment as the movement's ambassador in Ghana. One of Fanon's few surviving contemporaries, Alice Cherki worked closely with Fanon at the psychiatric hospital in Blida and then later for the Algerian cause in Tunisia. This book is a record of "an epoch, a life, and a body of work often viewed as inadmissible." Cherki offers a unique assessment of Fanon's complex personality, illuminating both his psychiatric practice—of which she says, "Fanon possessed a tremendous intuition about the unconscious and a great erudition in psychoanalytic theory"—and the sources of his political activism, of his intellectual career as a pivot of the quickly changing world. Given the continuing relevance of Fanon's insights into the enduring legacy of colonialism on the psyches of the colonized, this compelling and personal account of his life and work will be required reading for anyone interested in the consequences of empire.


or The death of Socrates

Author: Moses Mendelssohn,Plato

Publisher: N.A


Category: Immortality

Page: 212

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Or on Religious Power and Judaism

Author: Moses Mendelssohn

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 1611685176

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 6047

A translation of the famous 18th-century German treatise with introduction and detailed commentary

Negotiating Urban Conflicts

Interaction, Space and Control

Author: Helmuth Berking

Publisher: Transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783899424638

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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Cities have always been arenas of social and symbolic conflict. As places of encounter between different classes, ethnic groups, and lifestyles, cities play the role of powerful integrators; yet on the other hand urban contexts are the ideal setting for marginalization and violence. The struggle over control of urban spaces is an ambivalent mode of sociation: while producing themselves, groups produce exclusive spaces and then, in turn, use the boundaries they have created to define themselves. This volume presents major urban conflicts and analyzes modes of negotiation against the theoretical background of postcolonialism.

Joint Modules and Internationalisation in Higher Education

Reflections on the Joint Module «Comparative Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning»

Author: Regina Egetenmeyer,Paula Guimaraes,Balázs Németh

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631736258

Category: Education

Page: 202

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This volume places the development of the Joint Module COMPALL in the context of international developments in higher education and adult education. Based on this framework, the development of the joint module is discussed in terms of its institutional and didactical structure as well as participants' motivation and diversity.

Changing Configurations in Adult Education in Transitional Times

International Perspectives in Different Countries

Author: Bernd Käpplinger,Steffi Robak

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631642726

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 3663

Change and transition are prominent buzzwords in the discourse upon adult education. International conferences like the European ESREA triennial research conference 2013 in Berlin focused on these terms. But is to deal with change and transitions really something new for adult education? What is new? What has changed? Which kind of transitions do we experience and how can we systematically observe and analyse them as researchers nowadays? This anthology wants to stimulate an exchange beyond buzzwords and European perspectives and investigate what these terms could mean for research in terms of institutionalisation and professionalization in adult education in different national contexts. Therefore, distinguished scholars were invited to contribute to this anthology.

Leibniz and China

A Commerce of Light

Author: Franklin Perkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521830249

Category: History

Page: 224

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Why was Leibniz so fascinated by Chinese philosophy and culture? What specific forms did his interest take? How did his interest compare with the relative indifference of his philosophical contemporaries and near-contemporaries such as Spinoza and Locke? In this highly original book, Franklin Perkins examines Leibniz's voluminous writings on the subject and suggests that his interest was founded in his own philosophy: the nature of his metaphysical and theological views required him to take Chinese thought seriously.

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Europe and Beyond

Author: Regina Egetenmeyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783631666357

Category: Adult education

Page: 276

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This volume presents comparisons of adult education and lifelong learning in various European countries and beyond, with a focus on educational policies, professionalisation in adult education, participation in adult learning and education, quality in adult education, and educational guidance and counselling.

Music Therapy in Dementia Care

More New Voices

Author: Lucy Blackman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781853027765

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 3303

"An essential resource for anyone interested in autism, sensory issues, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), language and the practice of writing, Lucy's Story is also an intriguing, poignant and exciting autobiography."--BOOK JACKET.

Comparative Adult Education 2008

Experiences and Examples

Author: Jost Reischmann,Michał Bron

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631582350

Category: Education

Page: 282

View: 9659

Adult and Continuing Education has become a field of action, reflection, and research all over the world. To learn from successful models developed worldwide, this book documents and discusses the progress of comparative adult education - aims, contents, methods, obstacles, and prospects. The first part examines basic questions of comparative adult education. The contributions offer a deeper understanding and include warnings of obstacles and pitfalls. They help to design research by building up on the theoretical framework developed in prior research. The second part presents experiences and -lessons learned-, suggesting advice and warnings for successful comparative work. The studies in the third part illustrate research methods as well as topics important to researchers in various regions of the world. Descriptions of international institutions in the last part may assist to use their assistance and services."

Adult Education

From Practice to Theory Building

Author: Dušan M. Savićević

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820435534

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 8282

Civilisation, Education, and School in Ancient and Medieval India, 1550 B.C.-1757 A.D.

Ancient India, 1500 B.C.-1192 A.D., Vedic Schools and Buddhist Viharas and Medieval India, 1192 A.D.-1757 A.D., Maktabs and Madrashas [i.e. Madrasahs], Mosques and Khanqahs

Author: Suresh Chandra Ghosh

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631385005

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 4112

This book investigates how the Indian education system in the form of Vedic Schools and Buddhist Viharas has emerged out of the Hindu religious scriptures - Vedas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads as well as the Buddhist scriptures - Vinaya, Sutta and Abhidamma and how it changed in response to the changing conditions in the contemporary society and how it contributed to the development of a glorious civilisation that has now become the proud Indian heritage. In the second part it examines how the establishment of Muslim rule in India led to its transformation with Persian overtones through introduction of a new system of education consisting of Maktabs, Madrashas, Mosques and Khanqahs. Based on Hindu and Buddhist religious scriptures as well as on contemporary Persian sources as available in English translations, the book highlights education as the creator and transformer of the civilisation in Ancient and Medieval India.