Age of Opportunity

Age of Opportunity
Author: Paul David Tripp
Publsiher: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780875526058
ISBN 13: 0875526055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Opportunity Book Review:

Teenage hassles that disrupt parents? lives? Or prime opportunities to connect with, listen to, and nurture our kids? Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers.

Age of Opportunity

Age of Opportunity
Author: Laurence Steinberg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 0544279778
ISBN 13: 9780544279773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Opportunity Book Review:

A leading expert on adolescence cites new research and describes how to raise happy, successful kids by helping parents navigate this challenging, but developmentally crucial, time through strategies that instill self-control during the teenage years. 25,000 first printing.

An Age of Opportunity

An Age of Opportunity
Author: Richard H. Gentzler
Publsiher: Upper Room Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 0881779059
ISBN 13: 9780881779059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Age of Opportunity Book Review:

A companion to the author's earlier book Designing an Older Adult Ministry (Discipleship Resources, 1999), this book will provide new information and outline ways to develop and strengthen ministries by, with, and for older adults that can, and will, enhance the spiritual growth and well-being of people of all ages. The church is beginning to recognize that there are vast numbers of older people in its membership. It is becoming aware of its indebtedness to them for the leadership, support, service, and faith that has made the church of today possible. The church is uniquely positioned to help older adults respond to the challenges of aging; to see the tremendous potentialities in the lives of older adult for making the church and community better; and to assist older people as they experience new meaning and purpose in their later lives. Chapters include "Why Older-Adult Ministries?"; "Understanding the Aging Process"; "Aging and the Spiritual Journey"; "The New Seniors: Boomers?"; "Intentional Ministry by, with, and for Older Adults"; "Organizing for Intentional Ministry in the Local Church"; "Organizing for Intentional Ministry in the Conference"; "Congregational Care Ministry"; "Additional Ideas for Intentional Ministry"; and "Trends in Aging." Appendixes include a "Facts about Aging" quiz, information on creating and using older adult surveys, and suggested resources for further reading and study.

America s Moment Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age

America s Moment  Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age
Author: Rework America
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-06-15
ISBN 10: 0393285146
ISBN 13: 9780393285147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Moment Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age Book Review:

It is time for a new conversation. Amid the biggest economic transformation in a century, the challenge of our time is to make sure that all Americans benefit from the wave of digital revolutions around the world that have permeated and upended modern life. Yet today's economic arguments seem stuck. We need a new vision of a hopeful future and a new action agenda. So many Americans are uncertain about the future. How can there be so many paths to opportunity with so few people traveling them? As a nation, we have to understand what is required to help Americans succeed now, and how to prepare our country for what comes next. We have been here before. A hundred years ago, America experienced the greatest economic transformation and technological revolution in its history. The transformation of the past twenty years—as the world has moved through the information era into the digital age—has turned our life and work upside down once again. It is a time of tremendous change but also of tremendous possibility. Rework America is a group of American leaders who know from experience the challenges we face—and the potential solutions. In America's Moment they suggest a practical agenda for an exciting future. It is illustrated by people who are already showing the way and includes actions Americans can take today in their own communities: preparing people to succeed, using the reach of the Internet and data to innovate jobs and to reach new markets all over the world, using technology to match employers and workers, and transitioning to a "no-collar" working world— neither blue collar nor white collar. Set against the history of how Americans succeeded once before in remaking their country, America's Moment is about the future. It describes how the same forces of change—technology and a networked world—can become tools that can open opportunity to everyone.

The State of the World s Children 2011

The State of the World s Children 2011
Author: United Nations
Publsiher: UNICEF
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2011-02
ISBN 10: 9280645552
ISBN 13: 9789280645552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of the World s Children 2011 Book Review:

The State of the World's Children 2011: Adolescence - An Age of Opportunity examines the global state of adolescents; outlines the challenges they face in health, education, protection and participation; and explores the risks and vulnerabilities of this pivotal stage. The report highlights the singular opportunities that adolescence offers, both for adolescents themselves and for the societies they live in. The accumulated evidence demonstrates that investing in adolescents' second decade is our best hope of breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty and inequity and of laying the foundation for a more peaceful, tolerant and equitable world.

Adolescence

Adolescence
Author: Laurence D. Steinberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2001-06
ISBN 10: 9780072491067
ISBN 13: 007249106X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Why Do They Act that Way

Why Do They Act that Way
Author: David Allen Walsh,Nat Bennett
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0743260716
ISBN 13: 9780743260718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Do They Act that Way Book Review:

This practical, accessible, science-based guide explores the natural developmental changes in the teen brain and how they affect behavior--and what parents and teachers can do about the challenging problems that arise as a result.

White Space Black Hood

White Space  Black Hood
Author: Sheryll Cashin
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 080700037X
ISBN 13: 9780807000373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Space Black Hood Book Review:

A 2021 C. Wright Mills Award Finalist Shows how government created “ghettos” and affluent white space and entrenched a system of American residential caste that is the linchpin of US inequality—and issues a call for abolition. The iconic Black hood, like slavery and Jim Crow, is a peculiar American institution animated by the ideology of white supremacy. Politicians and people of all colors propagated “ghetto” myths to justify racist policies that concentrated poverty in the hood and created high-opportunity white spaces. In White Space, Black Hood, Sheryll Cashin traces the history of anti-Black residential caste—boundary maintenance, opportunity hoarding, and stereotype-driven surveillance—and unpacks its current legacy so we can begin the work to dismantle the structures and policies that undermine Black lives. Drawing on nearly 2 decades of research in cities including Baltimore, St. Louis, Chicago, New York, and Cleveland, Cashin traces the processes of residential caste as it relates to housing, policing, schools, and transportation. She contends that geography is now central to American caste. Poverty-free havens and poverty-dense hoods would not exist if the state had not designed, constructed, and maintained this physical racial order. Cashin calls for abolition of these state-sanctioned processes. The ultimate goal is to change the lens through which society sees residents of poor Black neighborhoods from presumed thug to presumed citizen, and to transform the relationship of the state with these neighborhoods from punitive to caring. She calls for investment in a new infrastructure of opportunity in poor Black neighborhoods, including richly resourced schools and neighborhood centers, public transit, Peacemaker Fellowships, universal basic incomes, housing choice vouchers for residents, and mandatory inclusive housing elsewhere. Deeply researched and sharply written, White Space, Black Hood is a call to action for repairing what white supremacy still breaks. Includes historical photos, maps, and charts that illuminate the history of residential segregation as an institution and a tactic of racial oppression.

German Science in the Age of Empire

German Science in the Age of Empire
Author: Moritz von Brescius
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN 10: 1108427324
ISBN 13: 9781108427326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German Science in the Age of Empire Book Review:

A path-breaking study of national, imperial and indigenous interests at stake in a controversial German expedition to British India.

Disrupt Aging

Disrupt Aging
Author: Jo Ann Jenkins
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 1610396774
ISBN 13: 9781610396776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disrupt Aging Book Review:

A National Bestseller! "Jo Ann Jenkins's Disrupt Aging is spot-on: every single year is a gift. By confronting the most common stereotypes about aging, this book will help us all live each year to the fullest." -Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook, and founder, LeanIn.org We've all seen the ads on TV and in magazines--"50 is the new 30!" or "60 is the new 40!" A nice sentiment to be sure, but CEO of AARP Jo Ann Jenkins disagrees. 50 is 50, and she, for one, likes the look of it. In Disrupt Aging, Jenkins focuses on three core areas--health, wealth, and self--to show us how to embrace opportunities and change the way we look at getting older. Here, she chronicles her own journey and that of others who are making their mark as disrupters to show readers how we can be active, healthy, and happy as we get older. Through this powerful and engaging narrative, she touches on all the important issues facing people 50+ today, from caregiving and mindful living to building age-friendly communities and making our money last. This is a book for all the makers and doers who have a desire to continue exploring possibilities, to celebrate discovery over decline, and to seek out opportunities to live the best life there is.

The Promise of Adolescence

The Promise of Adolescence
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Science of Adolescent Development and Its Applications
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN 10: 0309490111
ISBN 13: 9780309490115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Adolescence Book Review:

Adolescenceâ€"beginning with the onset of puberty and ending in the mid-20sâ€"is a critical period of development during which key areas of the brain mature and develop. These changes in brain structure, function, and connectivity mark adolescence as a period of opportunity to discover new vistas, to form relationships with peers and adults, and to explore one's developing identity. It is also a period of resilience that can ameliorate childhood setbacks and set the stage for a thriving trajectory over the life course. Because adolescents comprise nearly one-fourth of the entire U.S. population, the nation needs policies and practices that will better leverage these developmental opportunities to harness the promise of adolescenceâ€"rather than focusing myopically on containing its risks. This report examines the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development and outlines how this knowledge can be applied, both to promote adolescent well-being, resilience, and development, and to rectify structural barriers and inequalities in opportunity, enabling all adolescents to flourish.

Land of Opportunity

Land of Opportunity
Author: William M. Adler
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2021-10-11
ISBN 10: 0472129317
ISBN 13: 9780472129317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land of Opportunity Book Review:

Part true crime, part work of urban sociology, Land of Opportunity is a meticulously researched account of the rise and fall of the Chambers brothers, who ran a multi-million-dollar crack cocaine operation in Detroit in the 1980s. Descended from Arkansas sharecroppers, BJ, Larry, and Willie Chambers moved to Detroit seeking economic opportunity, and built a successful drug empire by applying strict business principles to their trade; their business grossed an estimated $55 million annually until the brothers were sent to prison in 1989. Reading the Chambers brothers in the context of the fall of the Detroit auto-industry and its impact on the city’s economy and residents, Land of Opportunity demonstrates how for the Chambers brothers, crack dealing was a rational career choice; and through the Chambers brothers’ story, Adler provides bottom-up history of late Second Great Migration, deindustrialization, the War on Drugs, and crack era in both Detroit and the United States.

Age of Opportunity

Age of Opportunity
Author: Paul David Tripp
Publsiher: P & R Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781629958934
ISBN 13: 162995893X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Opportunity Book Review:

Paul Tripp shows parents how to take advantage of their children's teen years, drawing on practical, hopeful strategies shaped by God's Word. Features a revised study guide and bonus chapter.

The Work of the Future

The Work of the Future
Author: David H. Autor,David A. Mindell,Elisabeth Reynolds
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2022-06-21
ISBN 10: 0262367742
ISBN 13: 9780262367745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Work of the Future Book Review:

Why the United States lags behind other industrialized countries in sharing the benefits of innovation with workers and how we can remedy the problem. The United States has too many low-quality, low-wage jobs. Every country has its share, but those in the United States are especially poorly paid and often without benefits. Meanwhile, overall productivity increases steadily and new technology has transformed large parts of the economy, enhancing the skills and paychecks of higher paid knowledge workers. What’s wrong with this picture? Why have so many workers benefited so little from decades of growth? The Work of the Future shows that technology is neither the problem nor the solution. We can build better jobs if we create institutions that leverage technological innovation and also support workers though long cycles of technological transformation. Building on findings from the multiyear MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future, the book argues that we must foster institutional innovations that complement technological change. Skills programs that emphasize work-based and hybrid learning (in person and online), for example, empower workers to become and remain productive in a continuously evolving workplace. Industries fueled by new technology that augments workers can supply good jobs, and federal investment in R&D can help make these industries worker-friendly. We must act to ensure that the labor market of the future offers benefits, opportunity, and a measure of economic security to all.

Born to Be Wild

Born to Be Wild
Author: Jess Shatkin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1101993421
ISBN 13: 9781101993422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born to Be Wild Book Review:

A groundbreaking, research-based guide that sheds new light on why young people make dangerous choices--and offers solutions that work Texting while driving. Binge-drinking. Unprotected sex. There are plenty of reasons for parents to worry about getting a late-night call about their teen. But most of the advice parents and educators hear about teens is outdated and unscientific--and simply doesn't work. Acclaimed adolescent psychiatrist and educator Jess Shatkin brings more than two decades' worth of research and clinical experience to the subject, along with cutting-edge findings from brain science, evolutionary psychology, game theory, and other disciplines -- plus a widely curious mind and the perspective of a concerned dad himself. Using science and stories, fresh analogies, clinical anecdotes, and research-based observations, Shatkin explains: * Why "scared straight," adult logic, and draconian punishment don't work * Why the teen brain is "born to be wild"--shaped by evolution to explore and take risks * The surprising role of brain development, hormones, peer pressure, screen time, and other key factors * What parents and teachers can do--in everyday interactions, teachable moments, and specially chosen activities and outings--to work with teens' need for risk, rewards and social acceptance, not against it. “Presents new research, as well as insights as a clinician and a father….This book is a clear argument to stop putting ourselves in our children’s shoes, and to try putting ourselves in their minds, instead.” –The Washington Post “With stories (personal and professional), neuroscience and cognition, psychology and clinical experience Dr. Shatkin offers an abundance of understandable, engaging and actionable information. He explains why and shows how. We can reduce risk in the adolescents we love and teach, but only if we know to how to do so and then do it. Born To Be Wild shows us the way to succeed.” --Psychology Today Winner, National Parenting Product Award 2017

Life Reimagined

Life Reimagined
Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN 10: 1101622970
ISBN 13: 9781101622971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Reimagined Book Review:

A dynamic and inspiring exploration of the new science that is redrawing the future for people in their forties, fifties, and sixties for the better—and for good. There’s no such thing as an inevitable midlife crisis, Barbara Bradley Hagerty writes in this provocative, hopeful book. It’s a myth, an illusion. New scientific research explodes the fable that midlife is a time when things start to go downhill for everybody. In fact, midlife can be a great new adventure, when you can embrace fresh possibilities, purposes, and pleasures. In Life Reimagined, Hagerty explains that midlife is about renewal: It’s the time to renegotiate your purpose, refocus your relationships, and transform the way you think about the world and yourself. Drawing from emerging information in neurology, psychology, biology, genetics, and sociology—as well as her own story of midlife transformation—Hagerty redraws the map for people in midlife and plots a new course forward in understanding our health, our relationships, even our futures.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307433846
ISBN 13: 9780307433848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Thief Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Our Kids

Our Kids
Author: Robert D. Putnam
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 1476769907
ISBN 13: 9781476769905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Kids Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich, middle class, and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, brilliantly blended with the latest social-science research. “A truly masterful volume” (Financial Times), Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

The Second Media Age

The Second Media Age
Author: Mark Poster
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 0745677983
ISBN 13: 9780745677989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Media Age Book Review:

This book examines the implications of new communication technologies in the light of the most recent work in social and cultural theory and argues that new developments in electronic media, such as the Internet and Virtual Reality, justify the designation of a "second media age".

Introduction to Special Education

Introduction to Special Education
Author: Deborah Deutsch Smith,Ruth Luckasson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 629
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780205157716
ISBN 13: 0205157718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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