Escaping Jurassic Government

Author by : Donald F. Kettl
Language : en
Publisher by : Brookings Institution Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 65
Total Download : 314
File Size : 55,9 Mb
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Description : Why big government is not the problem. The Progressive government movement, founded on support from Republicans and Democrats alike, reined in corporate trusts and improved the lives of sweatshop workers. It created modern government, from the Federal Reserve to the nation’s budgetary and civil service policies, and most of the programs on which we depend. Ask Americans today and they will tell you that our government has hit a wall of low performance and high distrust, with huge implications for governance in the country. Instead of a focus on government effectiveness, the movement that spawned the idea of government for the people has become known for creating a big government disconnected from citizens. Donald F. Kettl finds that both political parties have contributed to the decline of the Progressive ideal of a commitment to competence. They have both fed gridlock and created a government that does not work the way citizens expect and deserve. Kettl argues for a rebirth of the original Progressive spirit, not in pursuit of bigger government but with a bipartisan dedication to better government, one that works on behalf of all citizens and that delivers services effectively. He outlines the problems in today’s government, including political pressures, proxy tools, and managerial failures. Escaping Jurassic Government details the strategies, evidence, and people that can strengthen governmental effectiveness and shut down gridlock.


To Kill A Mockingbird

Author by : Harper Lee
Language : en
Publisher by : Dramatic Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 21
Total Download : 250
File Size : 49,7 Mb
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Description : Required reading in most high schools, this Pulitzer Prize winning novel was originally published in 1969 and was voted the best book of the century by Library Journal.


Teaching Literature To Adolescents

Author by : Richard Beach
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 51
Total Download : 448
File Size : 40,7 Mb
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Description : This popular textbook introduces prospective and practicing English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms. It underscores the value of providing students with a range of different critical approaches and tools for interpreting texts and the need to organize literature instruction around topics and issues of interest to them. Throughout the textbook, readers are encouraged to raise and explore inquiry-based questions in response to authentic dilemmas and issues they face in the critical literature classroom. New in this edition, the text shows how these approaches to fostering responses to literature also work as rich tools to address the Common Core English Language Arts Standards. Each chapter is organized around specific questions that English educators often hear in working with pre-service teachers. Suggested pedagogical methods are modelled by inviting readers to interact with the book through critical-inquiry methods for responding to texts. Readers are engaged in considering authentic dilemmas and issues facing literature teachers through inquiry-based responses to authentic case narratives. A Companion Website [http://teachingliterature.pbworks.com] provides resources and enrichment activities, inviting teachers to consider important issues in the context of their current or future classrooms.


Harper Lee

Author by : Kerry Madden
Language : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 33
Total Download : 505
File Size : 46,6 Mb
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Description : Highlights the life and accomplishments of the Southern writer known for her book "To Kill a Mockingbird."


Intellectual Property The Law Of Trademarks Copyrights Patents And Trade Secrets

Author by : Deborah E. Bouchoux
Language : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 59
Total Download : 824
File Size : 47,8 Mb
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Description : This Fifth Edition of Bouchoux’ comprehensive, reader-friendly text helps aspiring and practicing paralegals master the complexities of modern intellectual property law, including registration procedures, duration of rights, and protection from infringement. Updated to address current trends and developments, the new edition covers cutting-edge issues such as technological innovations, intellectual property in the digital age, the role of the Internet, and evolving business law. Sample agreements, forms, task checklists, realistic case studies with related activities, excerpts of real cases, and a new “Putting It into Words” feature help students master key concepts and procedures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Complete Canadian Book Editor

Author by : Leslie Vermeer
Language : en
Publisher by : Brush Education
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 36
Total Download : 744
File Size : 43,9 Mb
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Description : The essential resource for aspiring and professional editors Whether you are a student of the craft or a working editor, you need The Complete Canadian Book Editor. From building and managing author relationships, through acquiring and developing manuscripts, to every level of text editing and proofing for print and ebooks, editors play integral roles in the operations of a book publishing house. In The Complete Canadian Book Editor, veteran editor and professor Leslie Vermeer sets out both the concepts and the processes that an effective editor must command. Dr. Vermeer guides aspiring editors in presenting themselves successfully to employers and clients, and working editors will recognize the voice of a mentor in her advice about career advancement. Editors at all levels—along with authors and self-publishers—will find in The Complete Canadian Book Editor all of the step-by-step editorial tools they need to take projects from promising beginnings to their full potential. With exercises throughout, The Complete Canadian Book Editor reinforces key concepts, and builds your skills as an expert editor. Topics include: Manuscript acquisition and book contracts. Editorial stages, from development to proofreading. Design and production, including digital workflow. What every editor needs to know about marketing. The state of book publishing in Canada today. The future of publishing, and why editors are more important than ever before.


The Play Of To Kill A Mockingbird

Author by : Christopher Sergel
Language : en
Publisher by : Heinemann
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 86
Total Download : 200
File Size : 54,6 Mb
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Description : "In his play, Christopher Sergel has shifted the focus slightly. The result of this shift, I believe, hightlights the novel's universal qualities. [He] reminds us...that the issues explored are not those of a 'regional' work of art (as the novel is often categorised) but are of importance in Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham or wherever the play is seen by an audience." - from Ray Speakman's introduction.


Narrative Of A Tour Through Armenia Kurdistan Persia And Mesopotamia

Author by : Horatio Southgate
Language : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 81
Total Download : 625
File Size : 44,9 Mb
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Description : Produced as documentation of his mission work and inspiration for others, this book contains an original map of the areas visited and diary-like entries. However, the ultimate purpose was to aid other missionaries in learning about and recognizing customs and people, so the writing sometimes reads like reporting. The first volume of the series covers the author's journey through Turkey and Persia. The introduction provides some selected translations of the Koran and explanations of Islam.


Aspects Of Islam

Author by : Duncan Black Macdonald
Language : en
Publisher by :
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 83
Total Download : 535
File Size : 54,5 Mb
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Romeo And Juliet

Author by : William Shakespeare
Language : en
Publisher by : Barron's Educational Series
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 13
Total Download : 914
File Size : 55,6 Mb
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Description : Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with discussion questions, role-playing scenarios, and other study activities.