Education for sustainable development (ESD) presents an intriguing challenge in developed countries. The very notion of sustainable development may appear to be at cross-purposes with the social and political aims of large industrial economies. Yet, arguably, the residents of wealthy countries may be most in need of new ways of thinking and behaving on an increasingly more fragile and crowded planet. This book presents a collection of essays that capture the depth and diversity of education for sustainable development (ESD) work in formal education in Canada and the United States.
"United States Government: Democracy in Action" reflects the most current information on the United States government, focusing on the changes that have occurred in the past years. This High School textbook offers students hands-on activities with Democracy in Action Workshops, allows students to "Revisit" real Supreme Court cases with Supreme Court Cases to Debate, involves students in debating today's hottest issues. The Issues to Debate features show students how their lives are connected to the complex political world around them. Reading age for native speakers: High School students
Intermediate student's book for the German-based "English G" series of English books. Contains texts, exercises, grammar and intercultural study materials. Suitable for learners of English from intermediate to advanced levels (3-4 years of language practice).
Topics contained herein cover the United States of America, New York city, Kansas, young people in Britain and America, British history, Wales, songs and poems. Compatible with the B4 materials of "English G". Published in 1995.
Publisher's Summary: The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.
Testing Teacher Candidates: The Role of Licensure Tests in Improving Teacher Quality
Increasingly, states are testing candidates who want to become teachers. Forty-two states require teacher candidates to pass one or more tests to earn a license. States use licensure tests for admission to teacher education, as a condition of graduation, and for the initial licensure of teachers. Failure rates on current tests are not insubstantial, particularly for racial/ethnic minority candidates. These tests have significant consequences for teacher candidates and potentially for America’s students and schools.
Strange But True, America: Weird Tales from All 50 States
Strange But True, America is a 50-state tour de force of every oddball fact missing from standard travel and history books. Richly illustrated by veteran artist Dale Crawford, the book's 101 weird tales and matching drawings are crafted to surprise. Author John Hafnor employed a deeply curious research style to unearth the little-known tales, each building to a twist ending that assures reader interest. The book pulls few punches in redefining much of America s previously unquestioned folklore.