It has long been accepted that the social and cultural meanings of the car far exceed the practical need for mobility. This book marks the first attempt to contribute to road safety, considering, in depth, these meanings and the cultures of driving that are shaped by them. In the Company of Cars examines the perspectives that young people have on cars, and explores the broader social and cultural meanings of the car, the potential it is supposed to fulfil, and the anticipated benefits it offers to young drivers. From focus-group research conducted in Australia, the book takes up the views of young people on a range of topics, from media to car use to gender performance. The author looks at the ways in which driving has been defined by articulations of the car that emphasize valued features of the car-driver, such as gender, youthfulness, status, age, power, raciness, sexiness, ruggedness and competitiveness. The book takes a global perspective on mobility, considering the impact of cars and road safety policy on quality of life, and the value and significance of other modes of travel, in a range of countries.
Schools who want to be World Class are now paying attention to the findings from neuro-science and psychology that tell us we can build better brains. They are changing their mindset, expecting success for far more students and are no longer being constrained by ideas of genetic potential.
High Performance Learning provides readers with a ground breaking and approachable model for achieving high levels of academic performance for all students and schools. It takes what is known about how people reach advanced cognitive performance and translates it into a practical and user-friendly framework which can be used to with all students to systematically build the cognitive thinking skills and learner behaviours that will deliver success in school, in the workplace and in later life. Flexible and adaptable, High Performance Learning can be used in any context, with any curriculum and at any age. It does not require separate lessons but rather becomes the underpinning pedagogy of the school.
Drawing on the author's 40 years of research into how the most able students think and learn, this book provides a framework that has been extensively trialled in schools in eleven countries. . Themes include:
Creating World Class Schools
Developing a High Performance Learning Environment
The High Performance Learning Framework
Advanced Cognitive Performance Characteristics (ACPs)
Building Values, Attitudes and Attributes (VAAs)
Creating and Leading a High Performance Learning School
The Role of Parents, Universities and Employers
This invaluable resource will help schools make the move from good to world class and will be essential reading for school leaders, teachers and those with an interest in outstanding academic performance.
Do you still have nightmares about your childhood? Have you spent half of your life avoiding your inner battles? The truth is that the scars are there and never to disappear without a fight. They have victimized you all your life, you need to stand up and fight to be okay in-spite of your past experiences. This book is written to help you deal with your past in an effective way that will leave you in a good space. It will help you to admit your feelings and to stand above them in preparation of your bright future. You will be well again...after all the years.
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