Manga Vision Sarah E. Pasfield-Neofitou 2016 Manga Vision examines cultural and communicative aspects of Japanese comics, drawing together scholars from Japan, Australia and Europe working in areas as diverse as cultural studies, linguistics, education, music, art, anthropology, and translation, to explore the influence of manga in Japan and worldwide via translation, OEL manga and fan engagement. The volume includes a mix of theoretical, methodological, empirical and professional practice-based chapters, examining manga from both academic and artistic perspectives. Manga Vision also provides the reader with a multimedia experience, featuring original artwork by Australian manga artist Queenie Chan, cosplay photographs, and an online supplement offering musical compositions inspired by manga, and downloadable manga-related teaching resources.
The Aztec World Field Museum of Natural History 2008-10 Drawing on research from a team of international experts and tied to an exhibition at Chicago's Field Museum, a lavishly illustrated study discusses the world of the Aztecs, examining the civilization's art and architecture, cosmology, religion, practice of human sacrifice, agriculture, political history, the social status of women, and the effects of European conquest.
Irving Harper Michael Maharam 2013-02-12 An intimate monograph of the professional and personal creations of a midcentury design legend. Irving Harper is the most famous designer you have never heard of. Working as an associate at the office of George Nelson in the 1950s and ’60s, Harper was responsible for such icons of midcentury design as the Marshmallow sofa, the Ball clock, and numerous Herman Miller textile designs. Harper’s unrecognized contribution to this seminal era of design, and his incredible paper sculptures (made in his spare time to "relieve stress"), are presented for the first time in this book. An essay by design critic Julie Lasky introduces Harper’s commercial design work, recognizable designs from graphics to domestic goods to furniture that are still coveted and appreciated today, designed for the offices of Raymond Loewy, George Nelson, and then his own studio Harper + George. The second part of the book documents Harper’s extensive paper sculptures, which have never been exhibited. More than three hundred works fill Harper’s house and barn in Rye, New York, where this array of fantastical people and animal sculptures was created from modest and inexpensive materials as diverse as spaghetti and toothpicks in addition to paper. Images of Harper’s home, filled with furniture and objects of his own design as well as his paper sculptures, offer a rare glimpse into a Modern design enthusiast’s paradise.Offering insight into an important era of American design as well as the prolific output of a creative mind, this book promises to be the first to recognize Irving Harper’s contribution to the field and will appeal to fans of Modern design.
Made In Malaysia Alexandra Wong 2014-08-01 When Alexandra Wong left her corporate job to pursue her dream of being a writer, she didn't expect to open a treasure chest of experiences. Culture shock and curtains of mosquitoes give way to familial warmth at an Iban longhouse. A French former nuclear scientist who embraced Malaysia as his second home makes a weekend in Gua Musang even more memorable. Pointers on how to be a serious and caring teacher emerge from one of her school's naughtiest girls. And stirring displays of chivalry help Alexandra see titled and supposedly aloof public figures in a different light. From the generosity of food vendors and selflessness of bus and taxi drivers to innumerable life lessons learnt from friends both old and new, she knew from the very start she was chasing something far more precious than her dream. A compilation of her popular Navel Gazer columns in The Star and other stories, Made in Malaysia is about one woman's journey of discovery across a historically and culturally rich and diverse land.
Uniquely New Mexico Coleen Hubbard 2004 What do the images on New Mexico's state seal stand for? How is New Mexico's state government organized? In which town have people been living for over 900 years? You can find the answers to these questions in Uniquely New Mexico. This book contains all kinds of fun and fascinating facts and features that help make New Mexico a one-of-a-kind place. Inside, you will also find information about New Mexico's unique state symbols. You can learn how the Rocky Mountains and the Rio Grande affect New Mexico, discover the artistic talent in the state, and find out how the Spanish have influenced life in New Mexico.
The World's Oldest Alphabet Douglas Petrovich 2017-02 For close to 150 years, scholars have attempted to identify the language of the world's oldest alphabetic script and to translate the inscriptions that use it, which were found in the Sinai Peninsula and date from 1842 to 1446 BCE. Until now, scholars have accomplished little more than identifying most of the pictographic letters and translating a few of the Semitic words. In The World's Oldest Alphabet, however, Douglas Petrovich presents a thorough, detailed defense of his bold new claims concerning these writings. Petrovich claims to have resolved all of the disputed letters and to have identified the language as Hebrew, which allows him to translate all of the inscriptions. Furthermore, he argues that they explicitly name three biblical figures and greatly illuminate the earliest Israelite history in a way that nothing else has, apart from the Bible.
The Very Lonely Firefly Eric Carle 2021-07-27 Eric Carle joins the Penguin Young Readers! In this classic and heartwarming story, a very lonely firefly finally finds the friends he is seeking at the end of a tireless search for belonging. Carle's rich, collage-like art and gentle text will be comfortingly familiar to his millions of fans. An accessible Level 2 reader, The Very Lonely Firefly is one that parents and children will read over and over again.
From Cave Man to Cave Martian Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried 2019-04-05 This book explores the practicality of using the existing subsurface geology on the Moon and Mars for protection against radiation, thermal extremes, micrometeorites and dust storms rather than building surface habitats at great expense at least for those first few missions. It encourages NASA to plan a precursor mission using this concept and employ a “Short Stay” Opposition Class mission to Mars as the first mission rather than the “Long Stay” concept requiring a mission that is too long, too dangerous and too costly for man’s first missions to Mars. Included in these pages is a short history on the uses of caves by early humans over great periods of time. It then describes the ongoing efforts to research caves, pits, tunnels, lava tubes, skylights and the associated technologies that pertain to potential lunar and Mars exploration and habitation. It describes evidence for existing caves and lava tubes on both the Moon and Mars. The work of noted scientists, technologists and roboticists are referenced and described. This ongoing work is moreextensive than one would think and is directly applicable to longer term habitation and exploration of the Moon and Mars. Emphasis is also given to the operational aspects of working and living in lunar and Martian caves and lava tubes.
Lost Ocean: 36 Postcards to Color and Send Johanna Basford 2016-05-31 From Johanna Basford, 36 postcards for coloring and sending to friends (or keeping for yourself!) These clever postcards feature beautiful drawings from Lost Ocean, illustrator and ink evangelist Johanna Basford's magical journey beneath the waves. Color in the cards to bring to life shoals of exotic fish, curious octopi, and delicately penned seahorses, and then share the magic with your friends - that is, if you can bear to part with them! Each postcard is an invitation to an inky new world hidden in the depths of the sea. For pirates, mermaids, and undersea explorers of all ages.
State and Cosmos in the Art of Tenochtitlan Richard F. Townsend 1979 Townsend offers an interpretation of Mexica monumental art by identifying three interrelated themes: the conception of the universe as sacred structure, the correspondence of the social order and the territory of the nation with the cosmic structure, and the representation of Tenochtitlan as historically legitimate successor to past civilization.
PhotoTherapy Techniques Judy Weiser 2018-11-09 PhotoTherapy techniques use personal snapshots and family photos to connect with feelings, thoughts, and memories during therapy and counselling sessions, in ways that words alone cannot do. PhotoTherapy Techniques: Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums is the most comprehensive introduction to the field of PhotoTherapy available - and it is an excellent substitute for taking an introductory training workshop! This book, now in its second edition, explains and demonstrates each of the major techniques involved, and provides theoretical rationale from both psychology and art therapy contexts. It also includes many photo-illustrated client examples, case transcripts, and practical experiential "starter" exercises so that readers can immediately begin using these techniques in their own practice. PhotoTherapy Techniques has been reviewed in many professional mental health journals and numerous public-media articles, generated a lot of positive feedback from readers, and is used as a text for university courses as well as being selected as the text for "Continuing Education" licensing credit courses for numerous mental health professions (through distance education programs).
The Aztecs David Carrasco 2012-01-26 Illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry, and philosophy, who were also profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and through warfare.
Backyard Birds of Georgia Bill Fenimore 2009 BACKYARD BIRDS IS AN EXCITING SERIES of books that explores the top twenty-five backyard birds most commonly found in each state. It includes a profiled size scale that allows the reader to quickly identify the correct bird, and each bird entry is accompanied by a stunning color photograph and specific description, including identification marks, behavior, habitat, and nesting style-even the song the bird makes! As an added feature, author Bill Fenimore also provides expert tips for building the ultimate backyard bird sanctuary, from creating birdbaths and planting proper foliage to offering a bird's favorite foods. Bill Fenimore is owner of the National Best Environmental Stewardship Award-winning Wild Bird Center franchise in Layton, Utah. He conducts seminars and workshops that educate the public about birds and their critical habitat needs, and he leads birding field trips for clients from around the globe.
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Secret Garden 2014-08-19 Tumble down the rabbit hole and find yourself in an inky black-and-white wonderland. Following on from the success of the best-selling coloring book Secret Garden by Johanna Basford, this set of notecards is packaged in a gorgeous decorative box that you'll want to keep. There are 12 notecards with four different designs to suit a variety of occasions, left blank inside for your message, and 12 envelopes. Appealing to all ages, the intricately-realized world of the Secret Garden is both beautiful and inspirational.
Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing Learning Experiences Panayiotis Zaphiris 2019-07-10 This two-volume set LNCS 11590 and 11591 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2019, in Orlando, FL, USA in July 2019. The 1274 full papers and 209 posters presented at the HCII 2019 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 5029 submissions. The papers cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of applications areas. The papers in this volume are organized in the following topical sections: designing and evaluating learning experiences; theoretical and pedagogical approaches in technology-enhanced learning; cognitive and psychological issues in learning; and technology in STEM education.
Time, History, and Belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico Ross Hassig 2013-12-18 Based on their enormously complex calendars that recorded cycles of many kinds, the Aztecs and other ancient Mesoamerican civilizations are generally believed to have had a cyclical, rather than linear, conception of time and history. This boldly revisionist book challenges that understanding. Ross Hassig offers convincing evidence that for the Aztecs time was predominantly linear, that it was manipulated by the state as a means of controlling a dispersed tribute empire, and that the Conquest cut off state control and severed the unity of the calendar, leaving only the lesser cycles. From these, he asserts, we have inadequately reconstructed the pre-Columbian calendar and so misunderstood the Aztec conception of time and history. Hassig first presents the traditional explanation of the Aztec calendrical system and its ideological functions and then marshals contrary evidence to argue that the Aztec elite deliberately used calendars and timekeeping to achieve practical political ends. He further traces how the Conquest played out in the temporal realm as Spanish conceptions of time partially displaced the Aztec ones. His findings promise to revolutionize our understanding of how the Aztecs and other Mesoamerican societies conceived of time and history.
Secret Garden Artist's Edition Johanna Basford 2015-09-15 From the same ink artist and original publisher who brought you SECRET GARDEN and ENCHANTED FOREST (both international bestsellers), comes an exciting new coloring format: the poster book. Over-sized, printed on a single side on extremely thick card stock of 400 gsm, and easy to pull out for framing, SECRET GARDEN: THE ARTIST'S EDITION provides larger spaces for an easier coloring experience. This poster book features 20 enlarged designs from Johanna Basford's first book, SECRET GARDEN, currently a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
Super Mario Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years Nintendo 2018-10-23 Power Up! Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games--from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom--even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!
Socially Responsible Higher Education Budd L. Hall 2021 "Is the university contributing to our global crises or does it offer stories of hope? Much recent debate about higher education has focused upon rankings, quality, financing and student mobility. The COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, the calls for decolonisation, the persistence of gender violence, the rise of authoritarian nationalism, and the challenge of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals have taken on new urgency and given rise to larger questions about the social relevance of higher education. In this new era of uncertainty, and perhaps opportunity, higher education institutions can play a vital role in a great transition or civilisational shift to a newly imagined world. Socially Responsible Higher Education: International Perspectives on Knowledge Democracy shares the experiences of a broadly representative and globally dispersed set of writers on higher education and social responsibility, broadening perspectives on the democratisation of knowledge. The editors have deliberately sought examples and viewpoints from parts of the world that are seldom heard in the international literature. Importantly, they have intentionally chosen to achieve a gender and diversity balance among the contributors. The stories in this book call us to take back the right to imagine, and 'reclaim' the public purposes of higher education"--
Kusudama Ball Origami 2000-04-01 Illustrated explanations for making earrings, holiday decorations, window hangings, containers and decorative origami balls.
The Magic Carousel Dorothy Levenson 1967 What begins as an ordinary ride on a carousel turns out to be an afternoon of magic for Dana and Lisa. Their two black horses suddenly leap off the Central Park carousel and carry them away through the streets of New York City made beautiful by Christmas decorations.
Empire of the Summer Moon S. C. Gwynne 2010-05-25 *Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award* *A New York Times Notable Book* *Winner of the Texas Book Award and the Oklahoma Book Award* This New York Times bestseller and stunning historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West “is nothing short of a revelation…will leave dust and blood on your jeans” (The New York Times Book Review). Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne’s exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads, and the amazing story of Cynthia Ann Parker and her son Quanah—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. Hailed by critics, S. C. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told. Empire of the Summer Moon announces him as a major new writer of American history.
Helping Parents Practice Edmund Sprunger 2005-01-01
Guide to Korean Culture Korean Culture and Information Service (South Korea) 2014-06-20 Provides a comprehensive introduction about Korea's cultural heritage. 01 UNESCO Treasures in Korea 02 Traditional Korean Lifestyle Hangeul (The Korean Alphabet) Printing Heritage Hanbok (Korean Dress) Korean Seasonal Customs Rites of Passage Gardens Kimchi and Bulgogi (Two Healthy Korean foods) Korean Ginseng 03 Korean Music and Dance Masks and Mask Dance-Dramas Jeryeak (The Music of the Jongmyo Ancestral Rites) Traditional Musical Instruments 04 Traditional Korean Arts Folk Paintings Paper Crafts Jasu (Embroidery) Jangsingu (Personal Ornaments) Patterns 05 Religious Culture in Korea Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto Dancheong (Decorative Coloring Used on Buildings) Shamanism 06 Traditional Korean Sports Taekwondo Ssireum (Korean Wrestling)
Ipoh, the Untold Story Henry Berbar 2019
Aztec Imperial Strategies Frances F. Berdan 1996 "Based on a ten-week working seminar in 1986, offers new interpretations of the extent, organization, and imperial strategies of the Aztec empire. Analyzes data from the major chroniclers and from individual towns and places throughout the empire. Informa
No Compromise Melody Green 2000 "Keith was uncompromising in his call to holiness" (Amy Grant). Experience the continuing impact of the extraordinary Keith Green through his courage, unwavering faith, and legacy of songs and teachings.
Mister Miracle Tom King 2019-02-19 From Hugo Award-winning writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON, comes an ambitious new take on one of Jack Kirby's most beloved New Gods in MISTER MIRACLE! One of the best-reviewed series of the year and already a classic in the making, this Mister Miracle is magical, dark, intimate and unlike anything you've read before. Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great, he escaped Granny Goodness' gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made quite a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, who has counted him among its ranks. You might say Scott Free has everything--so why isn't it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick--except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out. Collects MISTER MIRACLE #1-12.
The Dinner That Cooked Itself J. C. Hsyu 2014 Retells the ancient Chinese folk tale in which a young man named Tuan helps an unusually large snail, and discovers a surprise the next evening.
Guided Math AMPED Reagan Tunstall 2021-03-31 In today's classrooms, the instructional needs and developmental levels of our students are highly varied, and the conventional math whole-group model has its downsides. In contrast to the rigid, one-size-ts-all approach of conventional whole-group instruction, guided math allows us to structure our math block to support student learning in risk-free, small-group instruction. Guided math goes beyond just reorganizing your math block; it also gives you an opportunity to approach math instruction with a renewed sense of perspective and purpose. Drawing on two decades of experience, Reagan Tunstall oers step-by-step best practices to help educators revolutionize their math blocks with a student-centered approach. Whether you're a new teacher who's curious about guided math or a veteran educator looking to hone your methodology, Guided Math AMPED will transform your math block into an exciting and engaging encounter that encourages your students to see themselves as genuine mathematicians. "Most educators have come to realize that the magic happens at the teacher table or during small-group instruction. If that's the case, Guided Math AMPED is the spell book." -JENNIFER SALYARDS, M.Ed., principal, Chamberlin Elementary, Stephenville ISD "Guided Math AMPED provides educators with a practical framework for enhancing math instruction in a way that provides research-based practices, differentiated instruction, and fun, all while strengthening relationships with students and developing math mindsets. No matter your experience or tenure in education, Guided Math AMPED will give you tips and tricks to implement in your classroom." -MATT BERES, district administrator, Wooster, OH "Guided math is one of the best things you can implement in your classroom, and Reagan Tunstall is the best to learn from, thanks to her perfect framework and step-by-step instructions. She has thought through every potential roadblock and offers concise solutions because she's experienced it all in her own classroom." -HALEE SIKORSKI, educator, A Latte Learning "Don't you dare let another teacher borrow this book . . . you may never get it back! From the rst page to the end, this book is lled with practical ideas and guidelines guaranteed to take your guided math block to the next level." -LORI MCDONALD, M.Ed., retired educator
The Super Cute Book of Kawaii Marceline Smith 2019-07-04 Live a bright, fun, rainbow-filled life with Kawaii! The Japanese word Kawaii means lovable or adorable. Welcoming a little kawaii into your life is like opening the window and letting a sparkling sunbeam in. Whenever you feel a little low turn to this squishy, padded-covered book. Find fun ideas to: make a cosy kawaii home; playful, confidence boosting styling and beauty tips; and recipes that will make your smile. This book includes 10 easy how-to projects to bring kawaii into your life. Here, you'll also find a host of very special kawaii mascots that will always be ready to give you a hug when you need one: The Octonauts, Smiling Bear, Hello Kitty, Gudetama, Molang, Ricemonsters, Miffy the Rabbit, the Moomins, Donutella, Unicorno, Moofia and Pusheen. Escape into the magical world of kawaii...
Handbook to Life in the Aztec World Manuel Aguilar-Moreno 2007 Since its violent dissolution in 1521, the Aztec Empire of Mexico has continually intrigued us. Recent discoveries resulting from the excavation of the Templo Mayor in the heart of Mexico City have taught us even more about this fascinating culture. The increasing recognition that the achievements of Mesoamerican civilizations were among the most sophisticated of the ancient world has led to a demand for introductions to the basic methods and theories of scholars working throughout the region. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World gathers the results from recent archaeological discoveries and scholarly research into a single accessible volume. Organized thematically, the handbook covers all aspects of life in the Aztec world: Mesoamerican civilizations and Aztec archeology; evolution of Aztec civilization; geography of the Aztec world; society and government; religion, cosmology, and mythology; funerary beliefs and customs; Aztec art; Aztec architecture; Nahuatl literature; the calendar, astronomy, and mathematics; economy, industry, and trade; daily life; the Aztec after conquest and today. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, and more than 165 original line drawings, photographs, and maps complement the text. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World provides all the essential information required by anyone interested in Aztec history or culture.
Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1 Ed Piskor 2013-12-06 Captures the history of the formative years of hip-hop, including such rap pioneers as Afrika Bambaataa, MC Sha Rock, and DJ Kool Herc.
Crepe Paper Flowers Lia Griffith 2018-08-07 With 30 projects and an introduction to both crafting paper flowers and working with crepe paper, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice for beginners. If you have a Cricut Maker, you can download the templates to your machine so you can enjoy your own homemade bouquets in no time. Crepe paper is the best material for creating paper flowers, especially for beginners. It's forgiving and malleable--easy to cut, bend, curl, and shape into peony petals, daffodil trumpets, chrysanthemum blooms, and more. And if you have a Cricut Maker, you can easily cut out the shapes from templates you download for free on Lia Griffith's website using a code. Then, follow instructions for crafting the flowers to arrange and display in vases and pots and as bouquets and wreaths.
Rain Fish Lois Ehlert 2016-04-26 Get to know the “rain fish” that come to life during rainstorms in this gorgeous exploration of nature with vibrant collage artwork from the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. When blue sky turns gray and it rains all day, sometimes rain fish come out and play. They swim among discards and debris. Do you see them, too? Or is it just me? Through lyrical text and her incomparable mixed-media collage illustrations, Lois Ehlert introduces readers to “rain fish”—the varied, colorful, and unique little collections of materials that float along on streams of rain water during storms. From a scrap of newspaper with a seashell eye and feather smile to a piece of cardboard with an orange peel eye and a leaf for a fin, Ehlert’s rain fish come in all shapes and sizes. Complete with an author’s note explaining how Ehlert collected the found materials she used to make the book over the course of a year, Rain Fish is a spirited celebration of imagination, creativity, and observing the world in your own way—and it invites you to discover your own rain fish.
The Cambridge History of African American Literature Maryemma Graham 2011-02-03 A major new history of the literary traditions, oral and print, of African-descended peoples in the United States.
Paper Dandy's Horrorgami Marc Hagan-Guirey 2015-09-01 Paper Dandy's Horrorgami features 20 kirigami (cut-and-fold) designs based around haunted houses and scenes from horror films by the creator of the successful Horrorgami blog and exhibition. Each project features step-by-step instructions and a template that you remove from the book. You then follow the lines on the template, cutting and folding to make your own kirigami model. All you need is a scalpel, a cutting mat and a ruler. Clear cutting tips help you with the tricky stages and give you an order in which to complete your work, while photos of the finished model show you the final design. Suitable for folding experts and beginners alike, Paper Dandy's Horrorgami makes the perfect Halloween activity.
Preschool Bilingual Education Mila Schwartz 2018-05-23 This volume provides an up-to-date collection of key aspects related to current preschool bilingual education research from a socio-linguistic perspective. The focus is on preschool bilingual education in multilingual Europe, which is characterized by diverse language models and children's linguistic backgrounds. The book explores the contemporary perspectives on early bilingual education in light of the threefold theoretical framework of child's, teachers', and parents' agencies in interaction in preschool bilingual education. Five significant theoretical concepts are promoted in this volume: the ecology of language learning, an educational partnership for bilingualism, a notion of agency in early language development and education, language-conducive contexts, and language-conducive strategies. The volume examines preschool bilingual education as embedded in specific socio-cultural contexts on the one hand and highlights its universal features on the other. The book is a fundamental read for scholars and students of second language teaching, preschool education, and bilingual education in multilingual and multicultural societies.
Swallowed by a Fish Bible Pathway Adventures 2018-10-18 Jonah's life is about to change. Asked to preach repentance to his enemies, the Hebrew prophet tries to do what can't be done - run from God. But things don't go according to plan. He never expected to be thrown overboard into the Mediterranean. And, unfortunately for him, Jonah is swallowed by a giant fish... Trapped inside the fish for three days and nights, Jonah decides to finish the mission God gave him. He heads to Nineveh. But will his enemies change their wicked ways and turn back to God? Filled with colorful illustrations and biblical truth, Swallowed by a Fish is part of the Bible Pathway Adventures' series of biblical adventures. If your children like gripping action and courageous Israelites, then they'll love this biblical adventure series from Bible Pathway AdventuresTM. The search for truth is more fun than tradition!

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