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Chapter 3: Using Information: Making Responsible Choices

Nancy Frey Solution Tree Press ePub

It has been said that “liberty is always unfinished business,” and nowhere is this truer than on the Internet. On the one hand, the largest number of people in human history have ready access to information. People across the world can read the works of Plato, St. Augustine, Confucius, Marx, Dickinson, Angelou, Gandhi . . . the possibilities are dizzying. Whether you agree or disagree with the ideas themselves, there exists the possibility that people can make judgments for themselves, without the layers of interpreters who can change the message. On the other hand, the largest number of people in human history have ready access to an audience. Hate groups, fundamentalists who preach violence, extremists who advocate for the dismantling of all social orders . . . the possibilities are dizzying. Without the layers of interpreters who can balance the message and question invalid claims, people are vulnerable to dangerous misinformation that hurts other people.

Now throw an impressionable and impetuous adolescent into the mix. She may lack the background knowledge she needs to temper those invalid claims, as well as the healthy skepticism needed to recognize and question unsupported claims. Heap on the naïveté of young people (who are pretty sure they invented everything anyway), and you’ve got a potential victim in the making.

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7. Starting from Social Ground Zero

Fleming, Carol Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub


I’m going to tell you a very different story about another social isolate who had a much better outcome than poor Leo. Ben’s problem was a matter of sheer ignorance and a lack of social support. You may find yourself in a similar situation of social isolation and feel like you’re at the bottom of a well. While your circumstances are probably not as dire as his (I hope!), this chapter may reveal to you an entirely new area of social behavior exploration.

Once upon a time, there was a young man named Ben from China who worked in Silicon Valley near San Francisco. He was a computer specialist of some kind and spent his days seated on a chair in front of a screen. He had lunch with a few of his Chinese-speaking male friends and spent the evenings in front of more screens, computer and TV.

Being told that a promotion and his future success at work depended upon improved speech clarity, he engaged a speech pathologist to work with him (okay, it was me). He practiced diligently and made significant progress in clarity—but only while he was in my office.

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Appendix 5: Problematic Use of Metadata Elements

Brian O'Leary Book Industry Study Group ePub
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Chapter 5 – Your turn to Tame your Monkeys

Dee Clayton M-Y Books Ltd ePub

Not all @(O_O)@ are bad but those causing you trouble are the ones that are a little bit wild and need taming. The aim of this process is either to get rid of all the wild monkeys or tame and train them to become supportive and helpful monkeys instead because they can be good and helpful too (you may have some of those already). Good monkeys are often quieter and dont cause trouble so youre often less aware of them as they whisper positive or neutral things in your ears.

The problem with the bad monkeys is that if you believe their disempowering mutterings youve already decided how the presentations going to go before you even start. Havent you? You THINK its going to be a disaster. Youve imagined turning up, falling over the wires, getting muddled, forgetting your words, faces like thunder and just when you think its all over you get asked that very question you know you cant answer. Youve already imagined the whole event before youve even thought about what to say!! Thats why its time to get these cheeky little monkeys under control.

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2: The Emerging Opposition

Guadalupe San Miguel Jr. University of North Texas Press PDF

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bilingual education, established an Advisory Council on Bilingual Education, and vigorously monitored the development of regulations for the implementation of bilingual education policies. The OCR in the Department of Education became increasingly active in activities related to the compliance of the Lau decision.

The federal judiciary also became involved in bilingual education during the mid-1970s. The Supreme Court, as noted earlier, made a ruling favorable to bilingual education in 1974. Soon thereafter, several lower courts ruled on behalf of bilingual education advocates by mandating the use of native languages in the instruction of limited-Englishproficient children and by prohibiting the use of ESL methods.51

By the latter part of the 1970s, then, the federal role had increased tremendously as indicated by the participation of all three branches of the federal government in the making, implementing, and evaluating of bilingual education policy. It had also become more actively involved in local education by mandating bilingual education throughout the country.

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