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Author: Nel Noddings
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: moral, education, ethics, approach, feminine, caring
Number of Pages: 238
With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, Noddings builds a compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on natural caring, a feminine view in the deep, classical sense, rooted in receptivity, relatedness, and responsiveness.
Author: Sina Odugbemi
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: public, action, inertia, opinion, accountability
Number of Pages: 538
"Accountability" has become a buzzword in international development. Development actors appear to delight in announcing their intention to "promote accountability"-but it is often unclear what accountability is and how it can be promoted. This book addresses some questions that are crucial to understanding accountability and for understanding why accountability is important to improve the effectiveness of development aid. We ask: What does it mean to make governments accountable to their citizens? How do you do that? How do you create genuine demand for accountability among citizens, how do yo
Author: Roy Culpeper
Keywords: ottawa, canada, proceedings, conference, global, governance, development
Number of Pages: 158
Fifty years on, the reform of the Bretton Woods institutions -- the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund -- has become a lively issue. The G-7 industrialized countries took a first bite at this subject during their Halifax Summit, and the debate continues. A group of experts from all continents met in Ottawa to give challenging advice to the summiteers and beyond, ranging from the view that the G-7 itself is in eclipse to an argument for turning the IMF into a central world bank. This book contains the seven papers and a summary of the discussion from that meeting, sponsored jointly
Author: Henry Finck
Publisher: Applewood Books
Keywords: flavor, food
Number of Pages: 638
Henry Finck's aim in his 1913 work "Food and Flavor" is to introduce gastronomy to Americans, to show that America can be an even more gastonomic nation than France. Though an understanding of the "importance to health and happiness of raising only the best food stuffs, cooking them in savory ways and eating them with intelligence and pleasure," Finck aims to reinvigorate the food culture of an America that had given up much of its old-fashioned methods in favor of "cheaper chemical preservatives." Finck's argument for cultivating an appreciation for natural, whole American grown and cooked fo
Author: Henry Davis McHenry
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
Keywords: teachers, prolegomena, cognition
Number of Pages: 210
In this book, Henry Davis McHenry Jr. sets forth his thoughtful conviction that teachers must constantly invent and re-invent ways of being together with their students to enable both a shared mastery and a shared apprenticeship. Philosophically grounded though accessibly written with examples from the author's personal experiences with his students, the book engages the reader in inquiry rather than argument. Instead of simply providing a list of tips and prescriptions, From Cognition to Beingencourages renewed awareness of the relationship between teacher and student.
Author: Peter Ervin Kenmore
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: intensification, agricultural, sustainable, ethics
Number of Pages: 40
This report explores three possible approaches to an ethical analysis of agricultural intensification strategies. Human food needs provide the basis for an utilitarian argument for intensification, while the moral concept of virtue addresses people's duty to work for the good of society. A rights-based analysis then reveals how individuals' pursuit of such good can be constrained by the rights of others. Fostering debate around these approaches helps us to articulate and, ultimately, to assume ethical responsibilities for the intensification of agriculture.
Author: Christopher Brand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Keywords: implications, intelligence, general, factor
Number of Pages: 175
Is human intelligence mainly a matter of IQ - the general "g" factor? What basically is g - a relatively simple psychological reality or a complex construction? The debate on intelligence and its social relevance is a topic that continues to spark much argument and discussion. This study addresses the main questions and controversies surrounding IQ. The author moves from the historical background of IQ studies to a discussion of current arguments and the implications of recent research studies.