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Translating the Curriculum: Multiculturalism into Cultural Studies

0415914019


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Book Description
Although recent theory in multicultural education has acknowledged what has been called "the new cultural politics of difference," problems concerning what actually passes for multiculturalism have been underexamined. Translating the Curriculum proposes that a new theoretical and practical lens through which to examine multicultural education is necessary and suggests that it may be found in cultural studies. Edgerton looks at pedagogy through structuralist and poststructuralist philosophy and social theory, literary criticism, literature, and autobiography. Using this interdisciplinary approach, notions of marginality, essentialism, identity and translation across difference are explored.

About the Author
Susan Huddleston Edgerton is Assistant Professor of Education at the...


Living Language
Living Language
0740752677
Aug 2005
Calendar
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If This Be Treason
Gregory Rabassa
0811216195
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Easy Reader, Bondo Wyszpolski
[A] wonderful introduction to some of the most brilliant minds of South American and world literature.

Gabriel García Márquez
The best Latin American writer in the English language.

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The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action

0875846513


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From Publishers Weekly
As running a corporate?or government or not-for-profit?enterprise becomes increasingly complicated, more sophisticated approaches are needed to implement strategy and measure performance. Purely financial evaluations of performance, for example, no longer suffice in a world where intangible assets?relationships and capabilities?increasingly determine the prospects for success. Kaplan, a Harvard Business School professor of accounting, and Norton, president of Renaissance Solutions, make a key contribution by describing and illustrating the balanced scorecard, a multidimensional approach to measuring corporate performance that incorporates both financial and non-financial factors. The concept of a balanced scorecard originated in a study group of 12 companies that met throughout 1990; since then, the authors have...


The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English
Martin Abegg
0060600640
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English is the first full English translation of the Hebrew scriptures used by the Essene sect at Qumran. (The Essenes, along with the Pharisees and Saducees, were among the three most influential Jewish groups of their time [150 B.C. to 68 A.D.]). Between 1947 and 1956, in 11 caves overlooking the Dead Sea, more than 800 manuscripts of two types were found. The first are called "biblical"--because they contain material that was later canonized in the Hebrew Bible; the second are called "non-Biblical"--because they contain poetry, rules for holy living, and imaginative, midrashic interpretations that are unique to the community that produced them.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible comprises the biblical manuscripts, including many new Psalms,...



Meditation
Eknath Easwaran
0915132664
Aug 1991
Paperback
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Wilson Library Bulletin
"Easwaran's writing is blessedly free of the hocus-pocus and egotistical gobbledygook that we have come to expect from other so-called gurus. His basic method, which involves focusing intensely on a passage of inspirational writing of one's own choosing, is direct, simple, and practical. It is based completely on his own personal experience but also on principles and practices that are themselves age-old. His words are suffused with humility, grace, and gentle humor. Meditation deserves to be regarded as a classic and has earned a place in every library collection."

From the Publisher
This handbook of meditation practice is a complete guide to a unique approach to tapping inner resources by training concentration on inspirational passages. Meditation and the...


Translation: Theory and Practice : A Historical Reader

0198712006


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Book Description
Translation: Theory and Practice: A Historical Reader responds to the need for a collection of primary texts on translation, in the English tradition, from the earliest times to the present day. Based on an exhaustive survey of the wealth of available materials, the Reader demonstrates
throughout the link between theory and practice, with excerpts not only of significant theoretical writings but of actual translations, as well as excerpts on translation from letters, interviews, autobiographies, and fiction.

The collection is intended as a teaching tool, but also as an encyclopaedia for the use of translators and writers on translation. It presents the full panoply of approaches to translation, without necessarily judging between them, but showing clearly what is to be gained or lost in each...


The Translator's Handbook
Morry Sofer
1887563881
Sept 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Review
The writing in this handbook for novice technical (as opposed to literary) translators may be workmanlike, but the information is invaluable. The author, Morry Sofer, has been translating for 30 years and has run a translation service contracting with hundreds of translators for the last 15 years. Among the many fields requiring technical translation are automotive, computers, engineering, law, medicine, and telecommunications. The Translator's Handbook includes chapters on the history of translation, sources of translation work, and the quirks of translating in various languages (for instance, in four different U.S. Hispanic communities, there are four different words for "eyeglasses"). More than half the book is composed of appendices, one more useful than the next. The first features 64 pages' worth of...


Spanish Complete: The Complete Language Course : 3 Level Set (Learn in Your Car)
Henry N. Raymond
1591252075
April 2005
Audio CD
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Book Description
Now in an updated and expanded edition for the 21st century, Learn in Your Car® teaches listeners pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar of a new language without the need of a textbook. Convenient to use while driving, working out... or anywhere! New material includes a variety of internet and technology terms and phrases, with an additional 30 minutes of material in each level, for 90 minutes more instruction in the Complete set. Includes zippered CD wallet carrying case, plus a Fall 2005 special: A DVD travel guide!


Constitution Translated for Kids
Cathy Travis
1933538015
April 2006
Hardcover
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Seattle Post Intelligencer
"Travis’ book offer[s] ways to better understand the ideals and freedoms for which real patriots live – and die."

Momentum (National Catholic Educational Association)
"Constitution Translated for Kids should be required reading for the September 11 generation."

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Translating Strategy Into Action
Duke Corporate Education
0793195209
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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T+D magazine
"…It compresses powerful teachings into short, concise chapters…One has to wonder why more business books can’t do the same."

New York Times, August 7, 2005
Translating Strategy Into Action can help you take a first concrete step toward changing things.

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Organic Chemistry I as a Second Language
David Klein
0471272353
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Organic chemistry may be challenging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the grade you want. This book points out the major principles in organic chemistry and explains why they are relevant to the rest of the course. It provides time-saving study tips and a clear roadmap for your studies that will help you focus your efforts. And it helps you develop the skills you need to solve a variety of problems types—even unfamiliar ones!

From the Back Cover
GET A BETTER GRADE IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Organic Chemistry may be challenging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the grade you want. With David Klein’s Organic Chemistry as a Second Language: Translating the Basic Concepts, you’ll be able to better understand...



What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action
Robert J. Marzano
0871207176
February 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action Any school in the United States can operate at advanced levels of effectiveness-if it is willing to implement what is known about effective schooling. "If we follow the guidance offered from 35 years of research," says author Robert J. Marzano, "we can enter an era of unprecedented effectiveness for the public practice of education." In What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action, Marzano synthesizes that research to provide clear and unequalled insight into the nature of schooling. Marzano defines the factors affecting student achievement and offers compelling answers to once-elusive questions: * How can schools set academic goals that do not underestimate student potential? * How critical are staff collegiality and professional development? * Do...


Translating Truth
Wayne Grudem
1581347553
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Which translation do I choose? In an age when there is a wide choice of English Bible translations, the issues involved in Bible translating are steadily gaining interest. Consumers often wonder what separates one Bible version from another. The contributors to this book argue that there are significant differences between literal translations and the alternatives. The task of those who employ an essentially literal Bible translation philosophy is to produce a translation that remains faithful to the original languages, preserving as much of the original form and meaning as possible while still communicating effectively and clearly in the receptors’ languages. Translating Truth advocates essentially literal Bible translation and in an attempt to foster an edifying dialogue concerning translation philosophy. It...


Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament
Jason BeDuhn
0761825568
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Truth in Translation is a critical study of Biblical translation, assessing the accuracy of nine English versions of the New Testament in wide use today. By looking at passages where theological investment is at a premium, the author demonstrates that many versions deviate from accurate translation under the pressure of theological bias.


Gift & Award Bible: The First Bible Translated Especially for Children
Staff of Nelson Bibles
0718003802
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description

     The first and the Best version translated just for kids! A Bible your children can read and understand!

     Most children don't understand adult words like atonement, redeem, or oracle. Yet, children are commonly given modern versions of the Bible that use dozens of such difficult words. Now, children can more easily understand the Bible. Twenty-one trusted Bible scholars carefully selected words at a third-grade reading level for this translation of the complete Bible. Ideal for Sunday school promotions and other gift-giving occasions.



Becoming a Translator
Douglas Robinson
0415300339
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Review
Absolutely up-to-date and state of the art in the practical as well as theoretical aspect of translation, this new edition of Becoming a Translator retains the strength of the first edition while offering new sections on current issues. Bright, lively and witty, the book is filled with entertaining and thoughtful examples; I would recommend it to teachers offering courses to beginning and advanced students, and to any translator who wishes to know where the field is today..–Malcolm Hayward, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

A very useful book...I would recommend it to students who aim at a career in translation as a valuable introduction to the profession and an initiation into the social and transactional skills which it requires..–Mike Routledge, Royal Holloway, University of London,...



Speak in a Week!: See, Hear, Say & Learn Spanish: 4 week Set (Speak in a Week)
Inc Penton Overseas
1591253195
October 30, 2005
Audio CD
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Book Description
In four 240-page wire-o bound books of eight sections apiece, you get a comprehensive overview of grammar, plus nearly 70 pages of vocabulary. The thirty-one colorful, illustrated lessons, a comprehensive review, and detailed glossaries provide all the basic tools to learn another language. Each page features the target language on one side and English on the reverse, with an illustration providing the visual clues and memory hooks to increase speed of comprehension, plus extra grammar tips, helpful hints, and cultural insights to enrich your learning experience. Audio CD provides native pronunciation of all material presented plus Mastery Exercises for comprehensive review.


Meditation
Eknath Easwaran
1586386360
Sept 2004
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Book Description
Eknath Easwaran believed that meditating on words from the mystics and spiritual traditions of the world drives them deep into one's consciousness, where they take root and create positive life change. Featuring personal examples from daily life and resonant with Easwaran's characteristic humor, these talks show how to transform thinking and acting to harness natural capabilities for kindness, joy, and wisdom; offer step-by-step instructions on every aspect of meditation; and explain how to use these time-tested tools to support meditation and bring one's highest principles into daily life. Free of dogma or any particular religious tradition, these talks lovingly guide the seeker toward self-realization.


Translating Questionnaires and Other Research Instruments: Problems and Solutions
Kenneth S. Law
0761918248
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This book covers the essential information needed to understand the problems involved in translating existing questionnaires and other paper-and-pencil instruments from one language to another as well as to apply methods for dealing with them. It shows researchers how to identify the problems (comparison of parameters, nomological nets, and semantic problems) with an existing instrument; how to solve each of these problems with step-by-step guidelines; and techniques for reconstructing an instrument or designing an original one to use with different cultural groups. This book will provide researchers with a guide for construction of cross-national survey instruments.


After Babel
George Steiner
0192880934
Dec 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
When it first appeared in 1975, After Babel created a sensation, quickly establishing itself as both a controversial and seminal study of literary theory. In the original edition, Steiner provided readers with the first systematic investigation since the eighteenth century of the phenomenology
and processes of translation both inside and between languages. Taking issue with the principal emphasis of modern linguistics, he finds the root of the "Babel problem" in our deep instinct for privacy and territory, noting that every people has in its language a unique body of shared secrecy. With
this provocative thesis he analyzes every aspect of translation from fundamental conditions of interpretation to the most intricate of linguistic constructions.
For the long-awaited second edition, Steiner entirely revised...


The Ten Commitments : Translating Good Intentions into Great Choices
Deepak Chopra (Foreword), David Simon
0757304060
May 2, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Grounded in both Eastern and Western spirituality and featuring an introduction by Deepak Chopra, in this book Simon (a neurologist who has co-authored several Chopra books) wants readers to turn away from a "commandment" mentality to a "commitment" mindset. For example, the Mosaic commandment against graven images is here transformed into a personal commitment to authenticity; the commandment to observe the Sabbath becomes a commitment to relax; the admonition to honor one's parents becomes a commitment to practice forgiveness in daily life. Though there's little new here, Simon writes in a positive, concrete way, giving readers daily schedules and checklists. He blends examples from his patients' and his own life with doses of Eastern wisdom from the Bhagavad-Gita, the Upanishads and Ayurvedic healing. (May)...


Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice
Patricia Wolfe
0871205173
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Everyone agrees that what we do in schools should be based on what we know about how our brain learns. Until recently, however, we have had few clues to unlock the secrets of the brain. Now, research from the neurosciences has greatly improved our understanding of the learning process, and we have a much more solid foundation on which to base educational decisions. In this book, Patricia Wolfe makes it clear that before we can effectively match teaching practice to brain functioning, we must first understand how the brain functions. In Part I, several chapters act as a mini-textbook on brain anatomy and physiology. Then, in Part II, Wolfe brings brain functioning into clearer focus, describing how the brain encodes, manipulates, and stores information. This information-processing model provides a first look at some...


Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook)
Dan Bacon, Bichr Andjar
0864425864
February 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
ssalamu'lekum is a greeting you'll hear from dawn to dusk and on into the night. 'Peace be upon you' - if only you could return the wish! And how about the farewell: lla yhennik - 'May God give you tranquility'. Must be one of the best ways to bid goodbye to someone about to travel further into the magic lands of Morocco. script throughout language specific to Morocco extensive vocabulary list full of useful cultural tips extensive food and shopping sections includes chapters on Berber and French easy to use pronunciation guide

Language Notes
Text: English, Arabic


Lonely Planet Europe Phrasebook
Mikel Morris, et al
186450224X
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
One union, one currency - and an abundance of languages; Europe's intrigue lies in its variety. When you find yourself on a busy feast day in Chios, in a smoky Maltese kazin, or courtside at a Basque pelota match, don't let the moment escape - say something!Covers: Basque, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Maltese, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish, Turkish & Welsh join in the sport & festivals from Athens to Belfast menu decoders for trying the tastiest local dishes tools to help you break the ice and plunge in essential transport talk to get you from Ankara to Lisbon

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