The Essential Study Guide for the British Citizenship Test
Author: Henry Dillon,George Sandison
This handbook presents all the latest official materials you need to study in a simple and easy-to-learn format.
A Guide for New Residents [large Print Version]
Author: Life in the United Kingdom Advisory Group,Great Britain: Home Office
This is the only official handbook for the new Life in the UK tests taken on or after 25 March 2013. This large print version contains all the official learning material for the test and is written in clear, simple language - making it easy to understand. This essential handbook covers a range of topics you need to know to pass your test and apply for UK citizenship or permanent residency, including: The process of becoming a citizen or permanent resident; the values and principles of the UK; traditions and culture from around the UK; the events and people that have shaped the UK's history; the government and the law; getting involved in your community
Author: Great Britain: Her Majesty's Stationery Office,Michael Mitchell
This book does not contain the learning materials for the test and should be read in conjunction with "Life in the United Kingdom: a guide for new residents" handbook (3rd edition, 2013, ISBN 9780113413409) and "Life in the United Kingdom: official study guide (2013, ISBN 9780113413423) which is also ideal for those teaching or learning Citizenship or English as a foreign language in schools, colleges or through courses. Key features of the publication are as follows: 400 questions and answers based upon the official handbook; includes multiple sample tests containing 24 questions each - just like the official test ; includes references to chapters within the official Handbook to provide a complete learning experience; includes vital information about how to prepare successfully for your citizenship test including details about the official preparation material, where to book your test, what happens on the day and after the test; includes information about access to the official TSO practice questions and answers website which provides the closest experience to the Life in the UK test.
How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Category: Social Science
The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.
Author: Daniel Eiblum,Fugate Liflig,Alvin Malpaya,Eliza Mcgraw,Alison Pruit
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Category: Study Aids
Contains 750 Vocabulary words, 25 stories, 25 crossword puzzles, 750 exercises, and 25 tests. This book is a powerful way for the student to master the vocabulary words found most frequently on the SAT; through readings and exercises. The student will first memorize words, then read a 3 page story with the underlined words, then complete 15 sentence completion exercises, and finally solve a crossword puzzle. At the end of the chapter, the student will master 30 typical SAT vocabulary words. After 25 such chapters, 25 tests will help the students retain the vocabulary learned. The stories are engaging, and using this book is a fun way to master 750 commonly appearing words on the verbal SAT. The feedback the writers of this book receive is that students like that the words are used in a variety of ways and that the stories help them remember the words. The projected study time is 6-9 weeks.
How White People Profit from Identity Politics, Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: George Lipsitz
Publisher: Temple University Press
A widely influential book--revised to reveal racial privilege at work in the 21st century.
What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?, Second Edition
Author: Pasi Sahlberg
Publisher: Teachers College Press
The first edition of Finnish Lessons won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2013. It was featured inThe New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, The Guardian, CNN, Education Week, The Huffington Post, and Dan Rather Reports and has been translated into 16 languages. Now, with Finnish Lessons 2.0, Pasi Sahlberg has thoroughly updated his groundbreaking account of how Finland built a world-class education system during the past four decades. In this international bestseller, Sahlberg traces the evolution of Finnish education policies and highlights how they differ from the United States and much of the rest of the world. Featuring substantial additions throughout the text, Finnish Lessons 2.0 demonstrates how systematically focusing on teacher and leader professionalism, building trust between the society and its schools, and investing in educational equity rather than competition, choice, and other market-based reforms make Finnish schools an international model of success. This second edition details the complexity of meaningful change by examining Finlands educational performance in light of the most recent international assessment data and domestic changes. This second edition details the complexity of meaningful change by illustrating Finlands educational performance in light of the most recent international assessment data, including PISA 2012, TIMSS 2011, PIAAC 2013, and TALIS 2013. In the midst of continuous local reforms and global changes, Finnish Lessons 2.0 encourages educators, students, and policymakers to look beyond their own borders as they seek successful solutions for their education systems, districts, and schools. Reminds us that a nation can consciously build an admirable school system if it pays close attention to the needs of children; if it selects and prepares its educators well; and if it builds educational communities that are not only physically attractive but conducive to the joys of teaching and learning. From the Foreword by Diane Ravitch, author of Reign of Error Solidifies Sahlbergs reputation as the most thoughtful international educational researcher of our generation. David Berliner, Regents' Professor Emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University Whether or not you have read Finnish Lessons, you should read and ponder this new edition right away. Howard Gardner, author of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed
Author: Jane Jacobs
Category: Social Science
Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.
Sustainable Freedom and the American Future
Author: Os Guinness
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
2013 Logos Book of the Year in Christianity/Culture! "If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." Abraham Lincoln Nothing is more daring in the American experiment than the founders' belief that the American republic could remain free forever. But how was this to be done, and are Americans doing it today? It is not enough for freedom to be won. It must also be sustained. Cultural observer Os Guinness argues that the American experiment in freedom is at risk. Summoning historical evidence on how democracies evolve, Guinness shows that contemporary views of freedom--most typically, a negative freedom from constraint-- are unsustainable because they undermine the conditions necessary for freedom to thrive. He calls us to reconsider the audacity of sustainable freedom and what it would take to restore it. "In the end," Guinness writes, "the ultimate threat to the American republic will be Americans. The problem is not wolves at the door but termites in the floor." The future of the republic depends on whether Americans will rise to the challenge of living up to America's unfulfilled potential for freedom, both for itself and for the world.
Human Development for Everyone
Author: United Nations Development Programme
Publisher: Human Development Report (Pape
Category: Business & Economics
This report focuses on how human development can be ensured for everyone, now and in future. It starts with an account of the hopes and challenges of today's world, envisioning where humanity wants to go. This vision draws from and builds on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It explores who has been left behind in human development progress and why. It argues that to ensure that human development reaches everyone, some aspects of the human development framework and assessment perspectives have to be brought to the fore. The Report also identifies the national policies and key strategies to ensure that will enable every human being achieve at least basic human development and to sustain and protect the gains.
Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: Don Norman
Publisher: Basic Books
Category: Business & Economics
The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
Author: Great Britain: Her Majesty's Stationery Office,Jenny Wales
This study guide, endorsed by the Home Office, is designed to accompany "Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents" (3rd edition 2013, ISBN 9780113413409), the official handbook which covers all the questions that may be asked in the citizenship test (valid for tests taken from 25 March 2013). Chapter 1 provides general information about the Life in the UK test. Chapters 2 to 6 consist mainly of practice questions (each chapter has the same number as the relevant chapter in the main publication). Also included are a full ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) entry 3 level reading self-assessment test and additional sources of information.
Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Michael E. Porter,Klaus Schwab,Xavier Sala-I-Martin,Augusto Lopez-Claros
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Business & Economics
The World Economic Forum's annual Global Competitiveness Report evaluates the potential for sustained economic growth of over 100 economies and ranks them accordingly. Since it first release in 1979, the Report has become the most authoritative and comprehensive study of its type. The 2004-2005 Report Contains: *Detailed country competitiveness provides of 104 economies *Data tables for survey and hard data variable ranking profiled economies *Complementary global rankings: the Growth Competitiveness Index (GCI) and the Business Competitiveness Index (BCI), measuring growth and productivity respectively *Exclusive Data from the Executive Onion Survey, with over 8,700 responses from business leaders worldwide. Produced in collaboration with a distinguished group of international scholars and a global network of over 100 leading national research institutes and business organizations, the Report also showcases the latest thinking and research on issues of immediate relevance for business leaders and policy-makers.