The Borderlands of Education

Latinas in Engineering

Author: Michelle Madsen Camacho,Susan M. Lord

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739175599

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Why are there so few Latina engineers and what is the potential for change given demographic shifts of the Latino population? This interdisciplinary, mixed-methods approach offers a new paradigm for examining the crisis of Latinas in engineering (a field that remains 82% male), illuminating the nuanced and multiple exclusionary forces that shape the culture of engineering and its borderlands.

The Borderlands of South Sudan

Authority and Identity in Contemporary and Historical Perspectives

Author: C. Vaughan,M. Schomerus,L. de Vries,Lotje de Vries

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137340894

Category: History

Page: 245

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Moving beyond the current fixation on "state construction," the interdisciplinary work gathered here explores regulatory authority in South Sudan's borderlands from both contemporary and historical perspectives. Taken together, these studies show how emerging governance practices challenge the bounded categorizations of "state" and "non-state."

The Borderlands of Science

Where Sense Meets Nonsense

Author: Michael Shermer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198032724

Category: Science

Page: 368

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As author of the bestselling Why People Believe Weird Things and How We Believe, and Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine, Michael Shermer has emerged as the nation's number one scourge of superstition and bad science. Now, in The Borderlands of Science, he takes us to the place where real science (such as the big bang theory), borderland science (superstring theory), and just plain nonsense (Big Foot) collide with one another. Shermer argues that science is the best lens through which to view the world, but he recognizes that it's often difficult for most of us to tell where valid science leaves off and borderland science begins. To help us, Shermer looks at a range of topics that put the boundary line in high relief. For instance, he discusses the many "theories of everything" that try to reduce the complexity of the world to a single principle, and shows how most fall into the category of pseudoscience. He examines the work of Darwin and Freud, explaining why one is among the great scientists in history, while the other has become nothing more than a historical curiosity. He also shows how Carl Sagan's life exemplified the struggle we all face to find a balance between being open-minded enough to recognize radical new ideas but not so open-minded that our brains fall out. And finally, he reveals how scientists themselves can be led astray, as seen in the infamous Piltdown Hoax. Michael Shermer's enlightening volume will be a valuable aid to anyone bewildered by the many scientific theories swirling about. It will help us stay grounded in common sense as we try to evaluate everything from SETI and acupuncture to hypnosis and cloning.

Sustainability Frontiers

Critical and Transformative Voices from the Borderlands of Sustainability Education

Author: David Selby,Fumiyo Kagawa

Publisher: Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783866494763

Category: Education

Page: 295

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Education for sustainable development - the educational offshoot of the concept of 'sustainable development' - has rapidly become the predominant educational response to the global environmental crisis. This book applies a critical lens to the field and finds it wanting in many regards. Largely accepting the prevailing neo-liberal global marketplace agenda, many academics still shy away from confronting rampant consumerism as a key factor in fomenting an unsustainable world. The neo-liberal agenda emphasizes technological, scientific, and policy dimensions, paying insufficient heed to social and axiological domains. Pivotally, it continues to embrace a mechanistic world view rather than a holistic or ecological one and, as such, appropriates problem as cure in its proposals and programs. Its discourse is overwhelmingly occidental, occluding the voice of the South. The book's contributors speak from the borderlands of sustainability-related education and offer insights, ideas, and proposals for transformative education, free of the unsustainable 'business as usual' tenor of education for sustainable development. Table of Contents include: Raising the Bar for Peace and Sustainability Educators: An Educational Response to the Implementation Gap * Thoughts from a Darkened Corner: Transformative Learning for the Gathering Storm * Education: A Road to Nowhere or a Path to a More Sustainable Future? A Southern Perspective * What Development Education Can Bring to the Sustainability Agenda * Reframing Sustainable Development and Education for Sustainable Development: Drawing Insights from Islam * Re-Imagining Sustainability Education [Subject: Environmental Studies, Education]

The Borderlands of Culture

Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary

Author: Ramón Saldívar

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822387956

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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Poet, novelist, journalist, and ethnographer, Américo Paredes (1915–1999) was a pioneering figure in Mexican American border studies and a founder of Chicano studies. Paredes taught literature and anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin for decades, and his ethnographic and literary critical work laid the groundwork for subsequent scholarship on the folktales, legends, and riddles of Mexican Americans. In this beautifully written literary history, the distinguished scholar Ramón Saldívar establishes Paredes’s preeminent place in writing the contested cultural history of the south Texas borderlands. At the same time, Saldívar reveals Paredes as a precursor to the “new” American cultural studies by showing how he perceptively negotiated the contradictions between the national and transnational forces at work in the Americas in the nascent era of globalization. Saldívar demonstrates how Paredes’s poetry, prose, and journalism prefigured his later work as a folklorist and ethnographer. In song, story, and poetry, Paredes first developed the themes and issues that would be central to his celebrated later work on the “border studies” or “anthropology of the borderlands.” Saldívar describes how Paredes’s experiences as an American soldier, journalist, and humanitarian aid worker in Asia shaped his understanding of the relations between Anglos and Mexicans in the borderlands of south Texas and of national and ethnic identities more broadly. Saldívar was a friend of Paredes, and part of The Borderlands of Culture is told in Paredes’s own words. By explaining how Paredes’s work engaged with issues central to contemporary scholarship, Saldívar extends Paredes’s intellectual project and shows how it contributes to the remapping of the field of American studies from a transnational perspective.

The Borderlands of Race

Mexican Segregation in a South Texas Town

Author: Jennifer R. Nájera

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292767552

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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Throughout much of the twentieth century, Mexican Americans experienced segregation in many areas of public life, but the structure of Mexican segregation differed from the strict racial divides of the Jim Crow South. Factors such as higher socioeconomic status, lighter skin color, and Anglo cultural fluency allowed some Mexican Americans to gain limited access to the Anglo power structure. Paradoxically, however, this partial assimilation made full desegregation more difficult for the rest of the Mexican American community, which continued to experience informal segregation long after federal and state laws officially ended the practice. In this historical ethnography, Jennifer R. Nájera offers a layered rendering and analysis of Mexican segregation in a South Texas community in the first half of the twentieth century. Using oral histories and local archives, she brings to life Mexican origin peoples' experiences with segregation. Through their stories and supporting documentary evidence, Nájera shows how the ambiguous racial status of Mexican origin people allowed some of them to be exceptions to the rule of Anglo racial dominance. She demonstrates that while such exceptionality might suggest the permeability of the color line, in fact the selective and limited incorporation of Mexicans into Anglo society actually reinforced segregation by creating an illusion that the community had been integrated and no further changes were needed. Nájera also reveals how the actions of everyday people ultimately challenged racial/racist ideologies and created meaningful spaces for Mexicans in spheres historically dominated by Anglos.

Transcultural Japan

At the Borderlands of Race, Gender and Identity

Author: David Blake Willis,Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134204019

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Transcultural Japan provides a critical examination of being Other in Japan. Portraying the multiple intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and gender, the book suggests ways in which the transcultural borderlands of Japan reflect globalization in this island nation. The authors show the diversity of Japan from the inside, revealing an extraordinarily complex new society in sharp contrast to the persistent stereotypical images held of a regimented, homogeneous Japan. Unsettling as it may be, there are powerful arguments here for looking at the meanings of globalization in Japan through these diverse communities and individuals. These are not harmonious, utopian communities by any means, as they are formed in contexts, both global and local, of unequal power relations. Yet it is also clear that the multiple processes associated with globalization lead to larger hybridizations, a global mélange of socio-cultural, political, and economic forces and the emergence of what could be called trans-local Creolized cultures. Transcultural Japan reports regional, national, and cosmopolitan movements. Characterized by global flows, hybridity, and networks, this book documents Japan’s new lived experiences and rapid metamorphosis. Accessible and engaging, this broad-based volume is an attractive and useful resource for students of Japanese culture and society, as well as being a timely and revealing contribution to research scholars and for those interested in race, ethnicity, cultural identities and transformations.

The Borderlands of Southeast Asia

Geopolitics, Terrorism, and Globalization

Author: National Defense University Press

Publisher: NDU Press

ISBN: 1780399227

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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The contributors to this book emphasize a mix of heritage and history as the primary leitmotif for contemporary border rivalries and dynamics. Whether the region's 11 states want it or not, their bordered identity is falling into ever sharper definition-if only because of pressure from extraregional states. Chapters are organized by country to elicit a broad range of thought and approach as much as for the specific areas or nation-states examined in each chapter. This book aims to provide new ways of looking at the reality and illusion of bordered Southeast Asia.Edited by James Clad, Sean M. McDonald, and Bruce Vaughn, with contributions from: Zachary Abuza, Richard P. Cronin, David Lee, Rhoda Margesson, Dick K. Nanto, Patricia O'Brien, David Rosenberg, Carlyle A. Thayer, Michael Wood.

What Counts as Mathematics?

Technologies of Power in Adult and Vocational Education

Author: Gail E. FitzSimons

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402006692

Category: Education

Page: 274

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The author draws on an extensive literature base, as well as two decades of practical teaching experience, to critique the impact of neoliberal policies upon mathematics education in a sector where adult and vocational students arguably need the highest quality educational experiences in order to benefit national economies and to enable their democratic participation in a globalised world."--BOOK JACKET.

Interpersonal Relationships in Education: From Theory to Practice

Author: David Zandvliet,Perry den Brok,Tim Mainhard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462097011

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 2015

This book brings together recent research on interpersonal relationships in education from a variety of perspectives including research from Europe, North America and Australia. The work clearly demonstrates that positive teacher-student relationships can contribute to student learning in classrooms of various types. Productive learning environments are characterized by supportive and warm interactions throughout the class: teacher-student and student-student. Similarly, at the school level, teacher learning thrives when there are positive and mentoring interrelationships among professional colleagues. Work on this book began with a series of formative presentations at the second International Conference on Interpersonal Relationships in Education (ICIRE 2012) held in Vancouver, Canada, an event that included among others, keynote addresses by David Berliner, Andrew Martin and Mieke Brekelmans. Further collaboration and peer review by the editorial team resulted in the collection of original research that this book comprises. The volume (while eclectic) demonstrates how constructive learning environment relationships can be developed and sustained in a variety of settings. Chapter contributions come from a range of fields including educational and social psychology, teacher and school effectiveness research, communication and language studies, and a variety of related fields. Together, they cover the important influence of the relationships of teachers with individual students, relationships among peers, and the relationships between teachers and their professional colleagues.

The Condition of Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Includes a section called Program and plans which describes the Center's activities for the current fiscal year and the projected activities for the succeeding fiscal year.


True Lives of the Borderlands

Author: Peter Laufer

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816529515

Category: Travel

Page: 211

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Calexico creates a new border narrative and an authoritative blueprint for change. Through interviews, on-the-scene reporting, and historical analysis, Calexico contextualizes the region as emblematic of the immigration issues facing California and the nation while spotlighting the little-known unique individuality of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

Gender on the Borderlands

The Frontiers Reader

Author: Antonia Casta_eda

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803259867

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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"Both noted and new scholars reweave the fabric of collective, family, and individual history with a legacy of agency and activism in the borderlands in these twenty-one original selections. Contributors explore themes of homeland, sexuality, language, violence, colonialism, and political resistance within the most recent frameworks of Chicana/Chicano inquiry. Art as social critique, culture as a human right, labor activism, racial plurality, Indigenous knowledge, and strategies of decolonization all vitalize these selections edited by one of the country's most respected historians of the borderlands, Antonia Castaneda.

The Borderlands

An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics on the U.S.-Mexico Divide

Author: Andrew Grant Wood

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: History

Page: 322

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Presents alphabetically arranged entries on issues concerning the U.S. southwestern states and northern Mexican states that share a common border, covering such topics as "coyotes" who help smuggle illegal aliens across the border, to the Minutemen, American volunteers who patrol the border, to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Words in the Wilderness

Critical Literacy in the Borderlands

Author: Stephen Gilbert Brown

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791444061

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

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Blends vivid personal accounts and sophisticated theoretical analysis to make a compelling book about one teacher's experience teaching on an Athabascan Indian Reservation in Alaska.

Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Politics of Medicine in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Carla Bittel

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469606445

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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In the late nineteenth century, as Americans debated the "woman question," a battle over the meaning of biology arose in the medical profession. Some medical men claimed that women were naturally weak, that education would make them physically ill, and that women physicians endangered the profession. Mary Putnam Jacobi (1842-1906), a physician from New York, worked to prove them wrong and argued that social restrictions, not biology, threatened female health. Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Politics of Medicine in Nineteenth-Century America is the first full-length biography of Mary Putnam Jacobi, the most significant woman physician of her era and an outspoken advocate for women's rights. Jacobi rose to national prominence in the 1870s and went on to practice medicine, teach, and conduct research for over three decades. She campaigned for co-education, professional opportunities, labor reform, and suffrage--the most important women's rights issues of her day. Downplaying gender differences, she used the laboratory to prove that women were biologically capable of working, learning, and voting. Science, she believed, held the key to promoting and producing gender equality. Carla Bittel's biography of Jacobi offers a piercing view of the role of science in nineteenth-century women's rights movements and provides historical perspective on continuing debates about gender and science today.

The Borderlands

An Analysis of the Educational Life Histories of Mexican American Women

Author: Ann Ownby

Publisher: N.A



Page: 211

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