Education (47)

His Mother's Voice

ISBN: 9781921586866

Author: Justin Fleming    Publisher: Phoenix Education

In the Kingdom of Contradiction - it is raining, yet the sky is blue with sun.



Contrary to a Chinese edict against western influence in...


In the Kingdom of Contradiction - it is raining, yet the sky is blue with sun.



Contrary to a Chinese edict against western influence in music, a courageous woman secretly teaches her young son to play the piano in the home. In setting him on the path to fame as a leading pianist, neither she nor her son expected they would become embroiled in a dangerous confrontation between Shanghai and Canberra. From the birth of China’s Cultural Revolution to the eve of the Tiananmen Square protests, Justin Fleming’s dazzling new play weighs the price of defiance in the face of brutality. His Mother’s Voice is a love story: the love between two young people from different worlds; the love that drives a mother to great sacrifice; and the love of a young man for his country.


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Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tag: Education
$29.99
Language and Creativity in Contemporary English Classrooms

ISBN: 9781921586873

Publisher: Phoenix Education

¨ What do English teachers understand by the word ‘creativity’?



¨ How does their understanding of creativity differ from the mean...


¨ What do English teachers understand by the word ‘creativity’?



¨ How does their understanding of creativity differ from the meanings that others ascribe to this word?



¨ What forms does creativity take in their classrooms?



Prompted by Raymond Williams's statement that creativity involves stepping from the 'known into the 'unknown', the contributors to this volume inquire into how their students explore the 'unknown' in a policy environment where everything is mapped out in advance by predetermined learning 'outcomes'. They see their classrooms as spaces for students to engage in imagination, play and learning that exceed the conventional expectations of standardised learning continua. However, rather than supposing that it is possible to transcend those settings, as in old-fashioned notions of creativity or giftedness, the authors carefully trace the ways in which moments of creativity still occur within the heavily regulated environments imposed on them by governments. Creativity, they argue, should be understood as a product of the institutional setting of the school, as something that is facilitated by the social relationships of the classroom, rather than falling back on to assumed binaries of school as a place of regulation and control and creativity as something that can only happen outside the school gates.



History has a privileged place in these essays, which draw on work from a number of key theorists in the history of English curriculum and related areas of the social science, including the work of Raymond Williams.


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Publication Date: 20-08-2014


Tags: August 2014   Education
$65.00
Investigating Aesop's Fables

ISBN: 9781921586682

Author: Peter Adams    Publisher: Phoenix Education

Investigating Aesop’s Fables is an engaging, stimulating and challenging resource for junior secondary students which will help teachers implement the Austral...


Investigating Aesop’s Fables is an engaging, stimulating and challenging resource for junior secondary students which will help teachers implement the Australian Curriculum: English in an integrated and thoughtful way.



In the course of this unit of work, students investigate what makes a fable a fable, the relationship between Aesop’s fables and the society in which they were produced and circulated, and the ways in which one particular fable, ‘The Ant and the Grasshopper’, has been told and retold over the years, by writers and visual artists as various as Jean de La Fontaine, Gustave Doré, Walt Disney, Somerset Maugham and John Ciardi. A diverse range of other texts is included, from a World War 1 propaganda poster to a political blog.



Assessment tasks have been constructed to provide clear evidence of students’ achievement of the relevant Standard.


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Publication Date: 20-08-2014


Tags: August 2014   Education
$55.00
Sense Shape Symbol

ISBN: 9781921085857

Author: Brian Keyte    Publisher: Phoenix Education

Sense, Shape, Symbol is an investigation of Australian poetry. It explores the ways in which poets succeed, or fail, in their attempts to bring their experience...


Sense, Shape, Symbol is an investigation of Australian poetry. It explores the ways in which poets succeed, or fail, in their attempts to bring their experience to life.



Their primary raw materials are the five senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch - the means by which we all experience our world.



Poets also like to experiment with the shape of their writing, starting with the qualities of vowels and consonants, of syllables, and of rhyme, metre and rhythm.



Working poets make particular use of the metaphor, of the connections that they suggest between normally unlike things, to express their response to their subject.



The collection explores the work of five poets who have played an important, influential part in the development of Australian poetry: Judith Wright, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Malouf, Les Murray and Mark O’Connor.



The final chapter looks at some of the common concerns that can create conflict in our lives, such as gender, race, age, and socio-economic status, and other issues that create fear and that encourage hope.



The collection is intended to allow readers to become familiar with the techniques that poets use, and to develop their own poetic writing in an informed way.




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Publication Date: 23-04-2014


Tag: Education
$49.99
Exploring Asian Voices 1

ISBN: 9781921586705

Author: Barbara Stanners    Publisher: Phoenix Education

Exploring Asian Voices explores literary and media texts suitable for Asian Studies within the secondary English Curriculum. Texts about Asian places, people, e...


Exploring Asian Voices explores literary and media texts suitable for Asian Studies within the secondary English Curriculum. Texts about Asian places, people, events and traditions give historical information as well as how their culture has been represented over time. Asian poets, writers and film makers often examine issues of migration, exile or the refugee experience and the traumatic emotional impact it can have on those who experience it first-hand. Similarly, Asian memoirs, autobiographies and diaries frequently deal with the hardships of coping with war, poverty and social injustice. The voices that are heard can be confronting but are often also inspirational in their desire to promote social and cultural reform and freedom.

Cultural adjustment and assimilation problems are other recurring themes in many Asian texts. This is not surprising with estimates that as many as twenty million Asian migrants have left their homelands to settle elsewhere. Studying such texts deepens historical and cultural familiarity and builds empathy through identification with often youthful protagonists. They can also increase student appreciation for virtues such as resilience, courage and determination in overcoming physical, cultural and language barriers. The rich literary history and diversity of Asian texts offer students many opportunities to broaden their learning and communication skills.

Contents:

Introduction

Social Reformers
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Aung San Suu Kyi
- Benazir Bhutto
- Malala Yousafzai

Poetry
- Writing a Poetry Analysis
- Japan
- India
- Vietnam
- China
- Life Writing

Autobiography and Memoir
- Chinese Cinderella —Autobiography
- Little Daughter-Memoir
- Hiroshima Hibakusha Stories
- Picture Books and Fairy Tales

Exploring Picture Books
- My Hiroshima
- Folk and Fairy Tales
- Ye Xian
- Japanese Folk Tales
- The Grateful Crane
- The White Crane

Prose
- Little Brother
- The China Coin

Film
- Film Study Skills
- Bend It Like Beckham
- Bride and Prejudice
- Responding and Composing

Life-writing and Non-fiction Texts
- True Blue
- My China


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Publication Date: 23-08-2013


Tags: May 2014   Education
$65.00
Ara Mai he Tetekura Visioning our Futures

ISBN: 9781877578601

Author: Paul Whitinui, Marewa Glover, Dan Hikuroa    Publisher: Otago University Press

With less than 2 per cent of the total Māori population holding a doctorate, the need for Māori leadership planning in academia has never been greater. The pu...


With less than 2 per cent of the total Māori population holding a doctorate, the need for Māori leadership planning in academia has never been greater. The purpose of this book is to present the experiences of new and emerging Māori academics as a guide for others aspiring to follow.

In 2010 Professor Sir Mason Durie oversaw the creation of the Te Manu Ao Academy at Massey University, designed to advance Māori academic leadership. In partnership with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, the course looked to develop participants' thinking around effective leadership principles, values and ideas.

This book grew from that programme, in response to the need to create the space for new and emerging Māori academic leaders to speak openly about what leadership means both personally and professionally.


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Pages: 174


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2013


Tags: Education   New Zealand
$30.00
Your Child from Birth to Eight (3rd Ed)

ISBN: 9781742860282

Author: Pam Linke   

Your Child from Birth to Eight provides a practical guide to the physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of young children, with a focus on foster...


Your Child from Birth to Eight provides a practical guide to the physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of young children, with a focus on fostering the bond between parent and child. While children develop differently in accordance with their genetic inheritance and environment, Pam Linke, renowned social worker and early childhood expert, clearly defines the steps which help parents to know what milestones children can be expected to reach, at different ages and stages and how best to support their learning.



In addition to developmental guidelines, Your Child from Birth to Eight offers ideas about suitable activities and toys for children as they grow. Tips and advice on issues to do with behaviour, emotions, temperament, toilet training, new siblings, sexual development and starting school are conveyed in an accessible and supportive style.



This fully revised and updated edition draws on contemporary research and provides insights into what is happening to children and why they may do what they do. An invaluable resource for all parents and carers, Your Child from Birth to Eight encapsulates the wisdom and experience of other mums and dads, as well as social workers, health professionals, early childhood practitioners and teachers who engage regularly with children from birth to eight.




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Tag: Education
$42.00
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