Juanita was seventeen years old and pregnant with her first child when she began an activity that would "open" her mind. Living in a remote Garifuna village in Honduras, Juanita had dropped out of school after the sixth grade. In 1996, a new educational program, Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial (Tutorial Learning System or SAT), was started in her community. The program helped her see the world differently and open a small business. Empowering women through education has become a top priority of international development efforts. Erin Murphy-Graham draws on more than a decade of qualitative research to examine the experiences of Juanita and eighteen other women who participated in the SAT program. Their narratives suggest the simple yet subtle ways education can spark the empowerment process, as well as the role of men and boys in promoting gender equality. Drawing on in-depth interviews and classroom observation in Honduras and Uganda, Murphy-Graham shows the potential of the SAT program to empower women through expanded access and improved quality of secondary education in Latin America and Africa. An appendix provides samples of the classroom lessons.
Whilst education has been widely recognised as a key tool for development, this has tended to be limited to the incremental changes that education can bring about within a given development paradigm, as opposed to its role in challenging dominant conceptions and practices of development and creating alternatives. Through a collection of insightful and provocative chapters, this book will examine the role of learning in shaping new discourses and practices of development. By drawing on contributions from activists, researchers, education and development practitioners from around the world, this book situates learning within the wider political and cultural economies of development. It critically explores if and how learning can shape processes of societal transformation, and consequently a new language and practice of development. This includes offering critical accounts of popular, informal and non-formal learning processes, as well as the contribution of indigenous knowledges, in providing spaces for the co-production of knowledge, thinking and action on development, and in terms of shaping the ways in which citizens engage with and create new understandings of ‘development’ itself. This book makes an important and original contribution by reframing educational practices and processes in relation to broader global struggles for justice, voice and development in a rapidly changing development landscape.
What is women’s empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women’s health? These are questions that the University of California Global Health Institute’s (UCGHI) Center of Expertise (COE) on Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment aimed to answer with this book. Since 2009 the COE has brought together a multidisciplinary network of experts from across the University of California (UC) campuses and departments, along with their global partners, to advance research and education on what has become a capstone theme in the global health and development agenda: women’s and girls’ empowerment and health. Women’s Empowerment and Global Health demonstrates the outcomes of COE's commitment to advance pedagogy and present the work of thought leaders in this domain. Despite the rise of a human rights–based approach to health and increasing awareness of the synergies between women’s health and empowerment, a lack of consensus remains as to how to operationalize empowerment in ways that improve health. Women’s Empowerment and Global Health presents thirteen multidisciplinary case studies that demonstrate how science and advocacy can be creatively merged to enhance the agency and status of girls and women. The book is organized into two sections, the first focused on sociocultural, educational, and health systems interventions, and the second on economic, policy, and structural interventions. Seven of the chapters are enriched by complementary videos that provide readers with context about programs in India, Kenya, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Women’s Empowerment and Global Health provides the next generation of researchers and practitioners, as well as students in global and public health, sociology, anthropology, women’s studies, law, business, and medicine, with cutting-edge and inspirational examples of programs that point the way toward achieving women’s equality and the positive outcome of empowerment on health.
The Dialog Series is made up of Bible-based, liferelated studies for small groups, Sunday School classes, and personal discoveries. Each text consists of 13 chapters written by a variety of well-qualified and thought-provoking Christian thinkers. The focus is on interaction and, of course, dialogue. Practical tips on prayer, including how to pray for healing and what to do about unanswered prayer.
A Spiritual Manual; Metaphysical Vade Mecum. a Testimony to How Solely an Open Mind and Open Heart Can Manifest Undreamed-Of Possibilities.
Author: Irena M. Golsky
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Open Mind, Open Heart weaves together a tapestry of ancient eastern teachings and scientific knowledge with Irena M. Golskys unique perspective gained from her spiritually transforming experiences and wide healing practice. Its meant to be read multiple times to uncover the layers of meaning distilled into one slim volume. You will want to keep it handy at your bedside or open it as part of your morning ritual to reveal the nugget of wisdom that is just right for you each day. Golsky continually enhances her healing abilities with the help of her guides, shamans, and spiritual healers in order to teach and help humanity. Her aim is to continue in words her mission of helping others to heal their minds, bodies, emotions and spiritual selves. This is the first of a trilogy being worked on by Ms Golsky. This trilogy is designed to guide you through the process of a positive spiritual transformation. Whether you are a man or woman, rich or poor, young or old, Open Mind, Open Heart can help direct you to a happier, more peaceful life. You may be an atheist, consider yourself a spiritual seeker, or be devoted to a religious path, but it makes no difference: This work will awaken your spirit, feed your intellect, and please your soul.
Fighting chronic heart disease for twenty years, including eight months on a Heart Transplant waiting list, has tested every part of my being. Debating life, survival, the will to live, and cheating death, is a language I understand. For me to be able to share my story; look past the cover and share a journey that will open your mind to the possibilities and opportunities life has to offer with or without good health. Using my experience as tools, I can help prevent you making the same mistakes I did, and support those going through major health issues: Family and friends included.
How to Rewire Your Brain and Your Business for Success
Author: Valeh Nazemoff
Category: Business & Economics
"Valeh Nazemoff recommends leaders apply what she calls ‘mastermind intelligence’ to find strategy sweet spots by being smart about financial, customer and business data."—Sonja Carberry, "Keep Business Strategy in Motion to Stay Competitive," Investor’s Business Daily, Jan. 8, 2015 "It takes a lot of smarts to run a business, but not just any smarts. Four specific mental skills or ‘intelligences’ will help make any entrepreneur more successful, according to Valeh Nazemoff." —Minda Zetlin, "4 Mental Skills Every Business Leader Needs," Inc., Dec. 24, 2014 "Nazemoff offers a framework to help business leaders sort through the endless barrage of data and make decisions effectively…ultimately helping business transform and grow to where you want it to be." —Nicole Fallon, Business News Daily, Dec. 17, 2014 "I highly recommend that you look at your organization through the lens of The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind. If you do so, your business will improve in unexpected ways." —Mark Waldman, Executive MBA Faculty, Loyola Marymount University "The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind uses a revolutionary four-quadrant-based approach to teach you how to retrain your brain to optimize and transform your business. Valeh Nazemoff has written an excellent book with a commonsense approach and clear guidance." —Shaun Khalfan, Chief of Cyber Infrastructure, Department of the Navy A new pragmatic synthesis of organizational psychology, business analytics, and multiple intelligences theory, The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind lays out a scheme of four discrete but interlocking types of intelligence essential to business success. These intelligences are scalable and transferable from the individual leader to the organizational ecosystem. This short book teaches executives first to analyze and train their own brains in these four intelligences; then to transform their organizations by applying their sharpened quadruplex intelligence to their business analyses and decisions; and finally to train and incentivize their companies to map onto a collective organizational scale the mental transformation modeled by the "mastermind" leader. The four essential business intelligences identified by IT executive and organizational psychologist Valeh Nazemoff are financial intelligence, customer intelligence, data intelligence, and mastermind intelligence. Financial intelligence informs your ability to reinvest and regrow your business boldly but prudently in the light of predictive, risk, and business analytics. Customer intelligence informs your ability to rethink your approaches to attracting and keeping customers using customer, web, mobile, social, big data, and behavioral analytics. Data intelligence informs your ability to reinvent and recreate information in automated graphical representations to enable rapid decision-making using visual, cloud, web, and operational analytics, AI, and distance collaboration platforms. Finally, mastermind intelligence involves your ability through leadership and team exercises to impart to your employees and organization the same transformative honing and integration of business intelligences as you have undergone yourself. "Practical, relevant, insightful, engaging, and a pleasant read, The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind puts human decision making into a whole new light, revealing practical steps that will allow you to reinvent your business and customer relationships!" —James Brady, PhD, FHIMSS, Chief Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente Orange County "An invaluable book that shows you how to harness the inevitable transformations in business by understanding your mind better." —Alan Komet, Vice President, Global Sales Operations, FalconStor Software, Inc. "A must-read book for every business person." —Chuck Corjay, Ret. Chairman, AFCEA International "Valeh Nazemoff has written an intelligent, thoughtful book full of insight and practical advice. The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind reframes the way our minds work, and in doing so transforms how we drive business forward. This book is a must-read!" —Joe DiStefano, Senior Vice President and Market Executive, Cardinal Bank