Download E-books Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter (Routledgecurzon Critical Studies in Buddhism) PDF

By Elizabeth Harris

This significant new paintings explores the British stumble upon with Buddhism in 19th century Sri Lanka, interpreting the best way Buddhism used to be represented and built within the eyes of the British students, officers, travelers and spiritual seekers who first encountered it. Tracing the 3 major historic levels of the come upon from 1796 to 1900, the e-book offers a delicate and nuanced exegesis of the cultural and political impacts that formed the early British realizing of Buddhism and that may situation its next transmission to the West. increasing our figuring out of inter-religious family among Christians and Buddhists, the booklet fills an important hole within the scholarship on Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka through focusing on missionary writings and offering a radical exploration of unique fabrics of a number of vital pioneers in Buddhist reports and project reports.

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Download E-books Internationalization in Vocational Education and Training: Transnational Perspectives (Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects) PDF

By Ly Thi Tran, Kate Dempsey

This edited e-book addresses various facets of internationalization in vocational schooling and coaching (VET) in numerous international locations. It considers the effect of internationalization and pupil mobility on VET on the sectoral, institutional and person degrees because the area emerges as a key device for social and structural swap in constructing countries and as a versatile and entrepreneurial technique of development in built international locations. The booklet explores not just the results of the neo-liberal industry precept underpinning VET practices and reforms, yet importantly considers internationalization as a strong strength for switch in vocational schooling and coaching. because the first quantity on this planet that examines internationalization practices in VET, the booklet presents VET and foreign schooling policymakers, practitioners, researchers and educators with either conceptual wisdom and useful insights into the implementation of internationalization in VET. 

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Download E-books Democratic Elitism: New Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives (International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology) PDF

By Heinrich Best, John Higley (Editors)

This ebook reconsiders Joseph Schumpeter's democratic elitism in gentle of the instructions that contemporary theories of democracy have taken, and it analyzes democratic elitism's workings in western and jap eu states early within the twenty first century.

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Download E-books Speaking through the Silence: Narratives, Social Conventions, and Power in Java (Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics, 19) PDF

By Laine A. Berman

Uncovering the constructions and features of conversational narratives uttered inside of typical social networks, Laine Berman exhibits how working-class Javanese girls discursively build id and that means in the inflexible constraints of an hierarchical social order. She does this through deciding upon the silences, the "unsaid", and by way of revealing either the constitution and serve as of silence by way of its indexical connection with neighborhood which means. it's right here that the strength of the Javanese language as utilized in daily interplay indicates itself to be an incredibly effective philosophical entity in addition to a way of social keep watch over. therefore, no less than in regard to the city negative, the publication boldly questions the variation among conventional definitions of Javanese attractiveness and oppression. This research will give a contribution to our realizing of the social results of language use, to the linguistic wisdom of Indonesia and Java, and to such simple linguistic concerns as narrative constitution and serve as, speech degrees and types, and indexicality positive factors.

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Download E-books Advances in Web Based Learning – ICWL 2006: 5th International Conference, Penang, Malaysia, July 19-21, 2006. Revised Papers PDF

By Won Kim (auth.), Wenyin Liu, Qing Li, Rynson W.H. Lau (eds.)

Web-based studying has attracted ongoing consciousness for its quick improvement lately. It introduces not only worldwide and disbursed, yet digital studying environments to the scholars. To the educators, it creates loads of possibilities, and while demanding situations. specific studying tools/systems, studying source administration, and customized studying fabrics, and so on. , are the new learn issues at the moment. After 4 profitable prior annual meetings, ICWL 2002 in Hong Kong, ICWL 2003 in Australia, ICWL 2004 in China, and ICWL 2005 in Hong Kong, the 5th overseas convention on Web-Based studying (ICWL 2006) used to be held in Penang, Malaysia in the course of July 19-21, 2006. ICWL 2006 was once a persevered try to deal with a few of the above-mentioned matters. The convention application was once equipped in a single-track 3-day workshop. It incorporated an academic, a keynote speak, and oral/poster paper displays in numerous periods devoted to particular themes. consultation subject matters incorporated “Personalization in E-Learning,” “Designs, version and Framework of E-Learning Systems,” “Implementations and reviews of E-Learning Systems,” “Tools in E-Learning,” and “Learning source Deployment, association and administration. ” We got a complete of ninety nine submissions from worldwide. this system Committee chosen 34 papers as average papers for presentation, an reputation cost of approximately 34. 3%. as a result of fine quality submissions, the committee determined to extra invite 9 papers for poster shows. eventually, 32 papers (including the keynote speech) have been chosen for this post-conference proceedings.

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Download E-books Changing Educational Landscapes: Educational Policies, Schooling Systems and Higher Education - a comparative perspective PDF

By Dimitris Mattheou (auth.), Dimitris Mattheou (eds.)

Analyzing academic landscapes – the elemental values, ideas and associations of the field – is a hugely advanced and important activity for any researcher. Like moving desolate tract sands, those facets of schooling are in a relentless country of flux, altering in accordance with the unpredictable monetary, social, cultural and geo-political situations of overdue modernity. Key features of the complex, fluid and multifarious modern environment can continually break out the researcher’s unavoidably selective commentary. The individuals to this publication proportion the view that it's clever, accordingly, to bear in mind different people’s principles, perceptions and views, to check notes and mirror severely on them. hence the papers provided listed here are a serious and comparative research of today’s altering academic landscapes. they're an exploration of a few of the forces and elements that set off those alterations, and likewise research a few of their most vital implications. The paintings takes a clean examine obtained ideology and institutional practices and delineates the more and more internationalized academic discourses and guidelines. between different issues, the booklet discusses the obsession with caliber in schooling and the choice perceptions of academic equality; the emerging quandary on the hindrances to really multicultural schooling, and the controversy concerning the epistemological foundations either one of wisdom and information creation. Underlying the entire papers within the e-book is the authors’ goal to augment our realizing of academic swap during this period of transition and to extra our appreciation of its multifaceted expressions internationally.

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Download E-books Using Information for Decision Making CMIOLP (Chartered Management Institute's Open Learning Programme), Second edition PDF

By Kate Williams, Corinne Leech

The recent variation of the Chartered administration Institute's Open studying Programme has been up-to-date to incorporate the newest administration thoughts and methodologies. It comprises present administration options, the altering criminal framework within which managers function and the effect of know-how within the paintings surroundings. The scope of the workbooks has been broadened to let extra ordinary and stand-alone use of the materialsEach workbook has a brand new advent that locations the topic region in the context of the managerial position and the tip of every part now has a studying summary.The ultimate summaries from the 1st variations were changed with a bit entitled Toolkits for Busy Managers that comes with hyperlinks to different workbooks within the sequence, hyperlinks to suitable BH / CMI textbooks, additional studying, web site addresses, and exchange journalsUser & mentor publications at the moment are a downloadable source from BH site.

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Download E-books Gefährdung Jugendlicher durch Alkohol und Drogen?: Eine Fallstudie zur Wirksamkeit von Präventionsmaßnahmen (German Edition) PDF

By Rainer Greca

Diese Studie zeigt neue Wege auf, wie eine Sensibilisierung im Umgang mit Alkohol und Drogen unter Kindern und Jugendlichen erreicht werden kann. Die vorgeschlagenen Maßnahmen beziehen sich dabei auf eine Stärkung des Gemeinwesens, einen Ausbau der Erziehungsfähigkeit der Eltern und eine Einschränkung des Alkoholkonsums durch politische Maßnahmen.

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