Transforming Practices

Author: Steven Keeva
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604427295
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Through a series of profiles of lawyers who have changed their work habits and attitudes, the author examines how lawyers can find deeper meaning in their work, practice more compassionately and more enjoy what they do, all by developing a greater awareness and respect for their inner lives.

Transforming Practices

Author: Mark W. Flory
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522809975
Size: 60.99 MB
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The postmodern revival of interest in apophatic (negative) theology neglects the integrated system of spiritual praxis that undergirds traditional negative theology and therefore has failed to realize its potential to address the postmodern themes of alterity, subjectivity, and ontotheology. Traditional apophatic theology forms one aspect of the Eastern Orthodox system of spiritual practices known as "hesychasm" (from hesycheia, inner stillness). This system comprises several elements: an emphasis on systematic spiritual progress via the "Ladder" of spiritual ascent, an understanding of the self in its relation to God, and the assertion of the radical otherness of God. This dissertation brings these elements of apophatic theology into the ongoing dialogue concerning apophatic theology to address the themes of subjectivity, alterity, and ontotheology. Hesychastic practices produce a transformation of human nature that first eliminates the delusory attachments of natural being, and then reconstitutes the person on the basis of openness, selflessness, and relationality. The dissertation argues that the practices of cataphasis (positive predication), apophasis (negative predication), and the "hyper-" (a prefix that connotes the otherness of God) must be located within this transformative system. This relocation of negative theology makes possible the thinking of a self that is at once substantive and interrelational and of God as at once transcendent Unity and immanent and dynamic (thus evading the charge of reinscribing ontotheology). As a preliminary to this system, the dissertation presents the hermeneutic, anthropological, and providential context of the Ladder of spiritual practices. Hesychasm integrates these contextual elements in a system that provides a total environment for the formation of subjectivity. The dissertation presents and then critiques the contrasting postmodern apophaticisms of Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Marion. Derrida's analysis of the impossible, his rejection of the identification of deconstruction with negative theology, and his charge that negative theology remains ontotheological pose serious challenges to negative theology. Jean-Luc Marion attempts to defend negative theology against Derrida's charges by means of his concept of the saturated phenomenon and his phenomenology of excess. In both cases, however, the lack of a system of spiritual transformation limits the effectiveness of their insights.

The Common Core Mathematics Standards

Author: Ted H. Hull
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284148
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Transform math instruction with effective CCSS leadership The Common Core State Standards for mathematics describe the “habits of mind” that teachers should develop in their students without which the content standards cannot be successfully implemented. This professional development resource helps principals and math leaders grapple with the changes that must be addressed so that teachers can implement the practices required by the CCSS. Included are: A clear explanation of the CCSS for Mathematical Practice Techniques to help leadership teams collaboratively implement and maintain the new standards A proficiency matrix with examples of instructional strategies for helping students reach competency in each standard

International Student Engagement In Higher Education

Author: Margaret Kettle
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
ISBN: 9781783098194
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Hand-in-hand with the continuing drive to recruit international students to Western universities goes an interest in student engagement. However, it is often unclear exactly what is meant by engagement. This book goes beyond the policy rhetoric to provide a practice-based explication of international student engagement and its enabling institutional conditions. By utilising a social practice conceptual model, the book explains the multiple dimensions of engagement that are often conflated in policy: the antecedents to engagement, the actions of engaging, and the achievements and outcomes of engagement. As a result, the book is able to address issues such as how English comes to matter in international student academic practice; the teaching and assessment approaches that promote international student engagement; and the metacognitive, cognitive and affective strategies that international students use to achieve academic and personal transformation.

Islam And Social Work

Author: Sara Ashencaen Crabtree
Publisher: Policy Pr
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Traditionally, equality and diversity issues have been addressed through the lens of race/ethnicity, and the faith identities of minority ethnic communities have been largely bypassed. But, particularly post 9/11, there is a need for policies and services that are sensitive to faith in general, and Islam in particular.Encouraging greater cultural competence, this unique book enables social work practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of how Islamic principles inform and influence the lives of Muslim populations and illustrates how this can be translated into professional practice. This is the only book specifically on social work with Muslim communities and describes the basic tenets of Islam and the daily practices and rituals of the faithful Muslim community. It contextualises the historical legacy of Islam, examining the disparity between universal Islamic precepts and traditional practices and focuses specifically on family welfare, health, Islamophobia and crime as primary issues for practice. The book includes case studies which help the reader explore and develop ideas for culturally congruent social work practice.This is a key text for all social workers interested in professional intervention with faith communities. As such, it is as equally relevant for social work students, as it is for experienced practitioners and educators.

Climate Change Adaptation And Development

Author: Tor Håkon Inderberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317685067
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Climate change poses multiple challenges to development. It affects lives and livelihoods, infrastructure and institutions, as well as beliefs, cultures and identities. There is a growing recognition that the social dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation now need to move to the forefront of development policies and practices. This book presents case studies showing that climate change is as much a problem of development as for development, with many of the risks closely linked to past, present and future development pathways. Development policies and practices can play a key role in addressing climate change, but it is critical to question to what extent such actions and interventions reproduce, rather than address, the social and political structures and development pathways driving vulnerability. The chapters emphasise that adaptation is about much more than a set of projects or interventions to reduce specific impacts of climate change; it is about living with change while also transforming the processes that contribute to vulnerability in the first place. This book will help students in the field of climate change and development to make sense of adaptation as a social process, and it will provide practitioners, policymakers and researchers working at the interface between climate change and development with useful insights for approaching adaptation as part of a larger transformation to sustainability.

An Unquiet Pedagogy

Author: Eleanor Kutz
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
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An Unquiet Pedagogy argues for a new approach to teaching English in the high school and college classroom, one that reconceives the relationship of literacy and the learner. The title is taken from an essay by Paulo Freire in his book with Donaldo Macedo entitled Literacy: Reading the Word and the World. Like Freire, the authors believe that pedagogy must be critical -- that it must examine the assumptions that teachers and students bring to any educational enterprise, that it must take into account the contexts of learners' lives, and that it must question, rather than quietly accept, existing practices. Voices of beginning and experienced teachers are heard often in the book, exploring how such an unquiet pedagogy might come to be. The authors examine the experiences of these teachers, as well as their own, showing how the classroom can become a place of inquiry for both teachers and students and how theory and research that provide an integrated perspective on language, literacy, and culture must inform teaching practice. Their aim is to transform the English classroom into a place where the imagination becomes central and where learners construct knowledge in the development of real literacy.

Relationship Based Care

Author: Mary Koloroutis
Publisher: Creative Health Care Management
ISBN: 1886624658
Size: 25.52 MB
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The result of Creative Health Care Management's 25 years experience in health care, this book provides health care leaders with basic concepts for transforming their care delivery system into one that is patient and family centered and built on the power of relationships. Relationship-Based Care provides a practical framework for addressing current challenges and is intended to benefit health care organizations in which commitment to care and service to patients is strong and focused. It will also prove useful in organizations searching for solutions to complex struggles with patient, staff and physician dissatisfaction; difficulty recruiting and retaining and developing talented staff members; conflicted work relationships and related quality issues. Now in it's 16th printing, Relationship-Based Care has sold over 65,000 copies world-wide. It is the winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Author: Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899111
Size: 15.27 MB
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Maybe you long for a more intimate prayer life or deeper insight from God's Word but just don't know how to get there. Or maybe you want to learn about new spiritual disciplines like visio divina, unplugging or attentiveness. In Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our continuing journey toward intimacy with Christ. While the word discipline may make us want to run and hide, the author shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for—the transformation only Christ can bring. Instead of just giving information about spiritual disciplines, this handbook is full of practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually practice them. With over 80,000 copies in print, this well-loved catalog of seventy-five disciplines has been revised throughout and expanded to include thirteen new disciplines along with a new preface by the author. Mothers, fathers, plumbers, nurses, students—we're all on a journey. And spiritual disciplines are for all of us who desire to know Christ deeply and be like him. Here is direction for our desire, leading us to the ultimate destination: more of Christ himself.