The most powerful, dedicated, useful and loving resources in a child's world are his or her parents. This simple fact is often disregarded, even dismissed, in many professional settings.
The \"experts\" do not and cannot know your child as you do. Their contact is often limited to hour-long single (or multiple) visits. Some trained teachers and therapists interact with your child mainly in group or school environments. Although these facilitator ... mehr
Although the life-affirming and, oftentimes, \"miraculous\" work of the Kaufmans and the Son-Rise Program staff has generated worldwide acclaim and respect, it has not been without controversy.
Some people question the premium the Kaufmans place on the value of the parent as a helpful and powerful participant in their child's life. Some challenge their championing the child as the teacher and guide through their own education. Most significantly ... mehr
The traditional vision of education focuses on \"filling\" the student's mind with information and asking them to master a set of predetermined skills. The Son-Rise Program® perspective is quite different. We believe that the most effective way to \"teach\" children, young people and adults is to draw information, understanding and insight from them, and to help them develop and build on their talents, skills and interests. We focus on introdu ... mehr
In all our work with adults and children alike, the attitude of love and acceptance is the foundation that we build upon.
Certainly we can and do teach a highly effective educational process with a wide range of specific techniques, but the power of the program lies in the attitude of the facilitator. The total acceptance of the child or challenged person, in all his or her uniqueness, is what brings the power to this process.
This approach ... mehr
Kate Chopin, née O\'Flaherty, was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1850 (cf. Carey, 5ff). The combination of two heritages, Irish on her father\'s side and French on her mother\'s, molded and fashioned her unique character.
Kate Chopin was only four years old when her father died. She then grew up in the company of her mother, grandmother and her great-grandmother. Their strength and independence as well as their ways of entertaining Chopin by ... mehr
The Awakening was published in 1899 and is regarded as Chopin\'s most controversial and scandalous work. The novel deals with the emotional, mental and sexual awakening of Edna Pontellier, the wife of a Creole businessman, and mother of two sons. In the course of the story she breaks through social conventions, questions the role of women in society and neglects restrictions and limitations laid upon her as a woman. Edna\'s struggle for individua ... mehr
Banff National Park is situated in Alberta, about 130 km west of Calgary and
850 km east of Vancouver. It was founded in the year 1885.
Banff is Canada\'s most visited national park because of its spectacular
topography and its wildlife.
There live more than 53 species of mammals, including grizzlies and black
bears, mountain lions, lynx, elk, mountain goats and some species of deer.
Furthermore, there\'s a great combination of mountain ... mehr
Bantu Stephen Biko
Cry Freedom is not only the story of Steve Biko but he is surely the most important person in this book.
Steve Biko is black. He's married and he's got two children. He grew up in townships mostly but then had the opportunity to be educated by Swiss and German priests. He knows how to put the words together very well. All his life is dedicated to the struggle for black rights. He is a warm and gently person. Absolutely peace ... mehr
It is September 8, 1966, and Barry Allen Sadler , singer, songwriter , author and former Green Beret lies close to death in a Guatemala City hospital . On his way home in a cab from a day of drinking and carousing, he was shot. A victim of robbery , assassination ,or general bad luck is uncertain. What is certain , somewhere along the Antigua Highway a jacketed round entered his skull just above his ear and plowed through his brain destroyi ... mehr
2.2.1. The Song's Background / What is a Green Beret ?
Before taking a look at Barry Sadler´s lyrics it is necessary to explain what exactly is a Green Beret .They are a " breed apart , a cut above the rest , fighters of uncommon mental and physical caliber. Mature , highly skilled , and superbly trained , they are ready to serve anywhere at any time."
They are usually referred to as the absolute elite within the army . Deployed on ev ... mehr
This is a book spin-off of the infamous TV serial, written by Ben Elton.
From the backnote of the book....
\"Stark has more money than God and the social conscience of a dog on a croquet lawn. What\'s more, they know the Earth is dying. Deep in Western Australia, where the Aboriginals used to milk the trees, a planet-sized plot takes shape. Some green freaks pick up the scent. A Pommie poseur, a brain-fried Vietnam Vet, Aborigina ... mehr
What is beauty?
You can't say something about it in general. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. In history there have been lots of types of the perfect body.
One of the earliest ideals was the Stone Age Venus of Willendorf, a sculpture whose vital statistics amount to 96-89-96 (in inches).
The average 14th - century human beeing prefered broad hips, fat tights, short legs, small breasts and a large belly.
The Greeks wo ... mehr
What is beer?
Beer is an alcoholic beverage (drink, Getränk), which consists of barley malt, hop, yeast and water. Beer is drunk over the whole world, and from all social classes.
History of the beer
Beer already exists for a very long time. Even the Egypt's drunk beer. The first people in Europe who drunk beer, were the Teutons (Germanen).
Beer in Austria
Austria produces 1 billion litre beer per year. The largest brewery in Austria i ... mehr
Chance, the main person in this book, is an orphan and the Old Man has sheltered him in his house ever since Chance was a child.
Because the Old Man thinks that Chance's mind is damaged, Chance life is limited to his quarters and to the garden. He has never been outside the house in the streets. Chance's duty is to take care of the garden and he is moving in his own time, like the growing plants.
Beside of gardening he also likes watching ... mehr
In 1970 Jerzy Kosinski released/published the novel "Being There". The plot is about Chance, who becomes very popular through his appearance in several media (TV-shows, newspapers).
Chance has lived in a house of an old man since he was a little child. He has no parents - his mother died after he was born and no one would tell him who his father is. Now, in his 30-40's (at the age of between 30 and 40) he still has not left that house once, be ... mehr
In dem Buch "Sansibar oder der letzte Grund" beschreibt der Autor Alfred Andersch die Situation der Kommunisten im Dritten Reich am konkreten Beispiel des Fischers Knudsen, seines Zeichens Vorsitzender und - einziges Mitglied der KPD (Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands) in Rerik, dem Schauplatz des Romans.
Rerik ist in den Augen aller, insbesondere in denen der Partei, ein toter Punkt, weshalb es auch als Sprungbrett in die Freiheit für einige F ... mehr
In dem von Alfred Andersch verfassten Nachkriegsroman "Sansibar oder der letzte Grund" geht es um 5 Personen, deren aller Anliegen es ist, das unter nationalsozialistischer Herrschaft befindliche Deutschland des Jahres 1937 schnellstmöglich zu verlassen und deren Wege sich zufällig in dem verschlafenen Küstenstädtchen Rerik in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern kreuzen.
Unter ihnen ist auch der namenlose "Junge", ein 15jähriger, fernwehgeplagter und vater ... mehr
Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, a Germanic nation located in southern Sweden, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, whose magnificent hall Heorot has for twelve years been ravaged by the nocturnal man-eating monster Grendel, a descendant of the exiled Cain. Fighting without weapons, Beowulf tears off the arm of the monster, who flees to his home to die. The very next night, after the victory celebration, Grendel¡¦s vengeful mother ... mehr
Cal was written by Bernard Mac Laverty , an Irish author who was born in Belfast. Mac Laverty worked there for about ten years as a medical laboratory technician before starting to study English at Queen's University. After his studies he moved to Scotland to teach for some years. The author now writes and lives in Glasgow.
He has yet written two novels, Lamb and CAL , and many short stories . Both of his novels became patterns for quite ... mehr
In the next few minutes I want to tell you just the essential aspects of global observation, how it happens, the advantages and the risks. And it's a phenomena of our century, which nobody can deny, that in future we won't be able to take one step without being watched.
Take the example of an usual supermarket bill. What we see is a list of all the things we bought, useful to check out how much money we spent and for what. But this information ... mehr