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Chapter Six - Theory and Ethics

Slice ePub December 23, 2014
<p>Every theory of the mind is a more or less successful attempt, made by the conscious psyche, to describe the undescribable by definition: the psychic process.</p><p>Nevertheless, the immediate consequence of a theory of the mind is to define what is possible and what is not possible within a psychotherapeutic journey, as if it builds walls and paths; after building them, it becomes necessary to pass precisely from <i>there</i> and not from any other place, unless one breaks down the walls (as the unconscious often does, with symptoms and symbols).</p><p>Drawing the lines of a theory, thus, a theorist should remember to use pencil and eraser, so to say, in order to look back on what he or she has drawn and correct it, because defining what is possible and what is not, what is normality and what is pathology, is equal to stating what is “right” and what is “wrong”.</p><p>Ethics must be clearly present in the mind of the theorist, because practical consequences of a theory have an immediate impact on the ethic dimension. A particularly rigid theory is thus in serious danger to break this dimension.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/804467-the-labyrinth-of-possibility-a-therapeutic-factor-in-analytical-practice">See more</a>

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Chapter 10 Institutions, Improvement, and Practice

Source: Change Wars
Slice ePub September 07, 2014
<p>Richard F. Elmore</p><p>In recent years, my work on school improvement has shifted gradually and perceptibly away from a primary interest in research <em>on</em> policy and practice toward what I would call research <em>in the service of</em> practice. I am spending much more time working with practitioners at various levels—primarily in schools and local school districts—on issues of improvement, and less time treating practitioners as the objects of study. This transition has occurred for a variety of reasons, most notably, however, is that my views on the relationship between policy, research, and practice have changed as I have gotten closer to, and become more involved in, the work of school improvement.</p><p>I used to believe that research could inform policy and practice, that practitioners and policymakers could benefit from good research, and that, at the very least, research and policy had a connection to practice that was seldom direct or influential, but over time, modestly positive. I subscribed to the “climate view” of policy, practice, and research: Research affects the general flow of ideas around social and institutional problems, and while it might not have a direct, traceable effect on specific decisions, over time, it has a generally informative effect (see Cohen, Fuhrman, &amp; Mosher, 2007; Cohen &amp; Hill, 2001; Klemperer, Theisens, &amp; Kaiser, 2001; Weiss, 1977). I have now come to think of research, policy, and practice as highly <em>self-interested enterprises</em>, in the most straightforward political sense of that term. I have moved from what I would characterize as a kind of benign, instrumental view of the relationship between policy and practice to a much more harshly skeptical, adversarial, and institutional view.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/243120-change-wars">See more</a>

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Said and Done

Source: An Ordinary Dog
Slice PDF February 24, 2015

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2. Facebook Profile Basics

Slice ePub May 27, 2014
<p>A <em>Profile</em> is a digital representation of a Facebook users self. Profiles are a thing of pride for frequent Facebook usersan extension of their personalities. Profiles are how users share things with their large and very connected group of social connections. For marketers, the Profile is where it all begins.</p><p>To reach and engage these socially connected influencers, you must know what they do and enjoy on the site. Remember, the most valuable Facebook users are the ones who provide a lot of information and have vast connections. The average user has 130 friends; think about the potential of these super-users. Their Profile upkeep requires time and energy to stay fresh, personal, and relevant to friends (and, of course, to marketers like you).</p><p>In total, users spend over 70 billion minutes on Facebook per month. You need to appreciate the dedication and openness it takes to create a complete Facebook Profile, because the owners of these Profiles will be the ones that spend a few of those precious minutes helping you gain buzz, clicks, or sales. The best way to understand and appreciate these Facebook users and their Profiles is to create your own.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/363602-the-facebook-marketing-book">See more</a>

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The French section

Source: Art Deco
Slice ePub February 10, 2015
<p> </p><p> </p><p>Reinforced concrete and its derivatives played such a large part in the Exhibition that a classification based on the implemented materials would not ensure a clearer approach. It would be better to look at the achievements of the various projects, starting with the section’s over plans.</p><p> </p><p>The French section comprised two main areas, almost perpendicular to each other: one of them marked by the Seine between the Pont de la Concorde and the Alma Bridge, the other one, leading alongside the Avenue Nicolas II, the Alexandre III Bridge, and the alley bisecting the section cutting across the Esplanade des Invalides from north to south. On the quays of the right bank of the river and the Cours-la-Reine, the visitor would successively encounter the foreign and the French pavilions, then the French Village and the colonial pavilions. On the left bank, some more pavilions, miniature toys presented in a model village, the transport gallery, and the amusement park. On the Esplanade, symmetry and variety, order and life, obtained by an extremely considered arrangement of buildings, predominantly assigned to France. Lastly, in order to connect the two parts of the Exhibition separated by the Seine and for fear the public would not be tempted to cross from one bank to the other under the summer sun, the Alexandre III Bridge was transformed, from two lines of shops into a kind of Rialto. It was, like certain bridges of the Middle Ages, a street spanning a river. Dictated by the terrain itself, the general plan mapped out by Charles Plumet left nothing to be desired in terms of clarity.</p><a class="default-logo-link" href="/ebooks/820700-art-deco">See more</a>

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