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All Positive Action Starts with Criticism

By Sacha la Bastide-van Gemert
  • ISBN Code: : 9401793344
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 386
  • Category : Education
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This study provides a historical analysis of Freudenthal’s didactic ideas and his didactic career. It is partly biographical, but also contributes to the historiography of mathematics education and addresses closely related questions such as: what is mathematics and where does it start? Which role does mathematics play in society and what influence does it have on the prevailing views concerning its accompanying didactics?. Hans Freudenthal (1905–1990), professor in mathematics, scientist, literator, but above all mathematics-educator, was inextricably linked to the changes which took place in mathematics education and didactics during the second half of the last century. His diversity as a scientist and his inexhaustible efforts to establish the didactics of mathematics as a seriously pursued science, made Freudenthal's influence in this area considerable. He foresaw an essential, practical role for mathematics in everyone’s life, encouraging students to discover and create mathematics themselves, instead of imposing a ready-made mathematical system. The theory of mathematics education thus developed in the Netherlands would gain world fame in the following decades. Today, in the light of the discussions about mathematics education, in which the call for `genuine’ mathematics instead of the so-called 'kindergarten'-mathematics can be heard, Freudenthal's approach seems to be passé. However, the outcome of this study (which is mainly based on documents from Freudenthal’s vast personal archive) shows a more refined picture. The direct identification of 'kindergarten'-mathematics with Freudenthal’s view on mathematics education is not justified. 'Realistic mathematics' as advocated by Freudenthal includes more than just a practical introductory and should, among other things, always aim at teaching 'genuine' mathematics in the end.

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When we reflect upon the great celebrity of the "Life, Exploits, and Adventures of that ingenious Gentleman, Don Quixote de la Mancha," and how his name has become quite proverbial amongst us, it seems strange that so little should be known concerning the great man to whose imagination we are indebted for so amusing and instructive a tale. We cannot better introduce our present edition than by a short sketch of his life, adding a few remarks on the work itself and the present adapted reprint of it.The obscurity we have alluded to is one which Cervantes shares with many others, some of them the most illustrious authors which the world ever produced. Homer, Hesiod,—names with which the mouths of men have been familiar for centuries,—how little is now known of them! And not only so, but how little was known of them even by those who lived comparatively close upon their own time! How scattered and unsatisfactory are the few particulars which we have of the life of our own poet William Shakspere!

World's Great Men of Color, Volume I

By J.A. Rogers
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781451650549
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : History
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The classic, definitive title on the great Black figures in world history, beginning in antiquity and reaching into the modern age. World’s Great Men of Color is the comprehensive guide to the most noteworthy Black personalities in world history and their significance. J.A. Rogers spent the majority of his lifetime pioneering the field of Black studies with his exhaustive research on the major names in Black history whose contributions or even very existence have been glossed over. Well-written and informative, World’s Great Men of Color is an enlightening and important historical work.

Mother with Child

By Kathryn Allen Rabuzzi
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253115760
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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“Rabuzzi rejects the status quo, presenting viable, often spiritual, alternatives to prevailing high-tech, patriarchal models of childbirth” (Booklist). Rabuzzi, author of The Sacred and the Feminine and Motherself, contends that childbearing has been denigrated, denied, and devalued. This book is intended to help women rename, re-ritualize, reinterpret, and reframe childbearing for themselves and their partners. “A lovely book. . . . It is a book for anyone wishing to reexamine and reclaim birth’s potential for sacredness.” —Robbie Davis-Floyd, author of Birth as an American Rite of Passage “Excellent.” —The Reader’s Review

Wonderful Winding Words

By François Pialat
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781456789237
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Education
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WONDERFUL WINDING WORDS Touring in four languages (Chinese, English, French, German) From Franois PIALAT Welcome to this phrase-book in 4 languages (Chinese, English, French and German) which let us discovers fluent words and expressions from our daily life. We are at the crossing of Asian and European civilisations which intermingle with each others. Each civilisation shows its spirit according to its experience. A flow of ideas carries away the reader, awaking his perception. Funny, baffling, picturesque, echoingA colour, a fragrance, a scent beyond the words gives them their own sensibility. The hundred words chosen by the writer during his peregrinations and recollections are enriching our knowledge on our own vocabulary and the one of our neighbours from here and abroad. We discover an unusual Anglo-Saxon world and the Far East is bringing its exotic touch. Each word may have a special resonance in the imaginary or in the reality. Short, a clever book to learn while amusing oneself, confirming the maxim: Truth in the Pyrenees, mistake beyond. After having studied in Bournemouth, England, Tbingen and Bochum, Germany, the French author discovers ethnology with the hill tribes of the Golden Triangle, Thailand. His passion for Asia leads him to study Asian languages and civilisations.

A Little Life

By Hanya Yanagihara
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385539266
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Fiction
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel, To Paradise, coming in January 2022.

Margaret Fuller

By Donna Dickenson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349228079
  • Total of Pages : 247
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Words to Win Souls: Twelve Sermons

By T.S. Millington
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5877170473
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
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Read and download full book Words to Win Souls: Twelve Sermons

The Reformations in Britain, 1520–1603

By Anna French
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000598012
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : History
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This entirely fresh narrative of the "British Reformations" focuses on the emotional as well as the material experience of living through the reformations in Britain during the sixteenth century. The Protestant reformations that took place in England and Scotland during the sixteenth century were, even by the standards of the period, unusually and uniquely fractious and complicated. By combining politics, theology, and culture – and by complementing its narrative with key documents from the period – this book arms readers to study, explore, and understand the British Reformations in new ways. More importantly, it considers this fascinating period in the round, understanding the reformations as a religious and cultural movement that had impacts upon politics, society, and individuals which combined to profound and lasting effects. Above all, it shows how an empathetic study of sixteenth-century religious and cultural history can expand our understanding of the past – and of how identities can form and be altered by powerful ideas and inspired individuals as well as mighty princes. Aided by a Who’s Who and Chronology, The Reformations in Britain is an invaluable resource for all students who study the religious and cultural history of sixteenth-century Britain.

A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar in the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century

By Anonymous
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 399
  • Category : Travel
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"A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar in the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century" by Anonymous (translated by Baron Henry Edward John Stanley Stanley). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.