Letting the Outside in

Letting the Outside in

Author: Rebecca Austin

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

Published: 2007

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781858563916

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Children learn best when their learning makes sense to them. This book is for early childhood educators who want to provide opportunities for the children to learn in ways that make rich and relevant connections to their lives, experiences, and interests outside of the classroom. Each chapter explores a different aspect of the outside that can be brought into children's experiences in schools--whether in country or inner city spaces. The principles underpinning the importance of the outside environment in children's learning and development are related to ways of using spaces outside the classroom for learning. But the book is also about allowing children's daily lives into the classroom so that their families and communities contribute to school life and that what children learn and experience outside school is recognised and valued within it. This book is for all early childhood educators who seek to know and understand the children and communities they are working with and want to make learning as exciting and relevant as possible for children. It will be of interest to all who work with young children. Contributors include: Richard Bailey, Jonathan Barnes, Gina Donaldson, Sue Hammond, Trisha Maynard, Ian Pickup, Ian Shirley, Helen Taylor, Rosemary Walters, Jane Williams-Siegfriedson and Terry White.


Architecture and Modern Literature

Architecture and Modern Literature

Author: David Anton Spurr

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Published: 2017-05-09

Total Pages: 300

ISBN-13: 0472900803

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Architecture and Modern Literature explores the representation and interpretation of architectural space in modern literature from the early nineteenth century to the present, with the aim of showing how literary production and architectural construction are related as cultural forms in the historical context of modernity. In addressing this subject, it also examines the larger questions of the relation between literature and architecture and the extent to which these two arts define one another in the social and philosophical contexts of modernity. Architecture and Modern Literature will serve as a foundational introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary study of architecture and literature. David Spurr addresses a broad range of material, including literary, critical, and philosophical works in English, French, and German, and proposes a new historical and theoretical overview of this area, in which modern forms of "meaning" in architecture and literature are related to the discourses of being, dwelling, and homelessness.


A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish

A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish

Author: John Butt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Published: 2012-12-06

Total Pages: 533

ISBN-13: 1461583683

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(abridged and revised) This reference grammar offers intermediate and advanced students a reason ably comprehensive guide to the morphology and syntax of educated speech and plain prose in Spain and Latin America at the end of the twentieth century. Spanish is the main, usually the sole official language of twenty-one countries,} and it is set fair to overtake English by the year 2000 in numbers 2 of native speakers. This vast geographical and political diversity ensures that Spanish is a good deal less unified than French, German or even English, the latter more or less internationally standardized according to either American or British norms. Until the 1960s, the criteria of internationally correct Spanish were dictated by the Real Academia Espanola, but the prestige of this institution has now sunk so low that its most solemn decrees are hardly taken seriously - witness the fate of the spelling reforms listed in the Nuevas normas de prosodia y ortograjia, which were supposed to come into force in all Spanish-speaking countries in 1959 and, nearly forty years later, are still selectively ignored by publishers and literate persons everywhere. The fact is that in Spanish 'correctness' is nowadays decided, as it is in all living languages, by the consensus of native speakers; but consensus about linguistic usage is obviously difficult to achieve between more than twenty independent, widely scattered and sometimes mutually hostile countries. Peninsular Spanish is itself in flux.


Eager to Learn

Eager to Learn

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

Published: 2001-01-22

Total Pages: 464

ISBN-13: 0309068363

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Clearly babies come into the world remarkably receptive to its wonders. Their alertness to sights, sounds, and even abstract concepts makes them inquisitive explorersâ€"and learnersâ€"every waking minute. Well before formal schooling begins, children's early experiences lay the foundations for their later social behavior, emotional regulation, and literacy. Yet, for a variety of reasons, far too little attention is given to the quality of these crucial years. Outmoded theories, outdated facts, and undersized budgets all play a part in the uneven quality of early childhood programs throughout our country. What will it take to provide better early education and care for our children between the ages of two and five? Eager to Learn explores this crucial question, synthesizing the newest research findings on how young children learn and the impact of early learning. Key discoveries in how young children learn are reviewed in language accessible to parents as well as educators: findings about the interplay of biology and environment, variations in learning among individuals and children from different social and economic groups, and the importance of health, safety, nutrition and interpersonal warmth to early learning. Perhaps most significant, the book documents how very early in life learning really begins. Valuable conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. The book discusses: Evidence for competing theories, models, and approaches in the field and a hard look at some day-to-day practices and activities generally used in preschool. The role of the teacher, the importance of peer interactions, and other relationships in the child's life. Learning needs of minority children, children with disabilities, and other special groups. Approaches to assessing young children's learning for the purposes of policy decisions, diagnosis of educational difficulties, and instructional planning. Preparation and continuing development of teachers. Eager to Learn presents a comprehensive, coherent picture of early childhood learning, along with a clear path toward improving this important stage of life for all children.


Teaching Translation from Spanish to English

Teaching Translation from Spanish to English

Author: Allison Beeby Lonsdale

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

Published: 1996

Total Pages: 280

ISBN-13: 077660399X

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While many professional translators believe the ability to translate is a gift that one either has or does not have, Allison Beeby Lonsdale questions this view. In her innovative book, Beeby Lonsdale demonstrates how teachers can guide their students by showing them how insights from communication theory, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and semiotics can illuminate the translation process. Using Spanish to English translation as her example, she presents the basic principles of translation through 29 teaching units, which are prefaced by objectives, tasks, and commentaries for the teacher, and through 48 task sheets, which show how to present the material to students. Published in English.