Author: Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, IIIPublish On: 2012-05-15
Stories of Vision and Courage from America's Leaders
Author: Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III
Publisher: Harper Collins
As a follow up to his phenomenal New York Times bestselling memoir, Highest Duty, Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger explores exactly what it takes to lead and inspire. In Making a Difference, one of the most captivating American heroes of this century—the courageous pilot who brought the crippled US Airways Flight 1549 safely down in New York’s Hudson River—engages some of the most accomplished men and women in the fields of technology, medicine, education, sports, philanthropy, finance, law, and the military in inspiring conversations on true leadership. With powerful thoughts and invaluable guidance from such notables as former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, legendary baseball manager Tony LaRussa, NASA Flight Director Eugene Kranz, and Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Making a Difference is a potential life-changer that stands with Katie Couric’s The Best Advice I Ever Got, Lee Iaococca’s Where Have All the Leaders Gone, Michael J. Fox’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future, and other classic volumes that celebrate human achievement and triumph over adversity.
Author: Marigold Best,Pamela HusseyPublish On: 2001
Author: Marigold Best,Pamela Hussey
This work celebrates the achievements of women all over England, from different social, economic and ethnic groupings who are working to overcome poverty and exclusion. There are many motivating stories of women working as individuals, in small groups, and in large organizations and at international level demonstrating love for their neighbour, giving the disadvantaged dignity and allowing them to fulfil their potential. The book features local projects in Sheffield, Birmingham, Salford, Oxford, Whitley Bay and Tower Hamlets, as well as national and international organizations.
Author: Peter Hernon,Nancy RossiterPublish On: 2007
Leadership and Academic Libraries
Author: Peter Hernon,Nancy Rossiter
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Leadership is separate from, but integral to, management. This companion volume to The Next Library Leadership (2002) offers a deeper exploration of the leading issues and concerns of library directors today.
Author: RW Connell,Dean Ashenden,Sandra KesslerPublish On: 1982-03-01
Schools, families and social division
Author: RW Connell,Dean Ashenden,Sandra Kessler
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
First published in 1982, Making the Difference has become a classic in the study of education and of Australian society. Hailed on publication as 'certainly the most interesting book written about Australian schools in a very long time [and] arguably the most important', it has since been recognised as one of the 10 most influential works of Australian sociology, 'not just a major argument, and a 'classic' point of reference, [but] an event, an intervention in ways of doing research and speaking to practice, a methodology, a textual style. it was designed to be read by a much wider audience than the standard sociological text, and it has succeeded'. Making the Difference draws on a detailed study of the schools and homes of the powerful and the wealthy, and of ordinary wage-earners. It allows children, parents and teachers to speak for themselves and from what they say it develops strikingly new ways of understanding 'educational inequality', of how the class and gender systems work, and of schools and their social roles. 'Equality of opportunity', co-education, and 'relevant and meaningful curriculum' are all questioned, sympathetically but incisively. Ranging across educational policy from system level to the everyday experience of kids and teachers, from the problems of schooling to the production of class and gender relations, this path-breaking combination of theory, research and politics remains engaging, thought-provoking, and relevant.
Author: Abby L. Ferber,Debbie Storrs,Donna WongPublish On: 2002
University Students of Color Speak Out
Author: Abby L. Ferber,Debbie Storrs,Donna Wong
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In Making a Difference, students of color relate their first-hand experiences with educational systems and campus living conditions. Their narratives provide an insider perspective useful to anyone working on diversity issues who is trying to improve institutional culture and policy. The contextualizing essays following the student narratives are written by academics and student affairs professionals who draw links between issues of institutional access, recruitment and retention of students and faculty of color, curriculum changes, teaching strategies—especially for teaching whiteness and racial identity formation, campus climate, and the relation between an individual institution's history of dealing with race to developments in public policy.
Author: Michael Edwards,David HulmePublish On: 1992
NGOs and Development in a Changing World
Author: Michael Edwards,David Hulme
This volume explores the strategies available to non-governmental organizations in order to enhance their development work. It reviews appropriate development programmes, plus the likely problems to be encountered in each, and relates them to a range of specific case studies.
This inspirational work encourages Public Administration professionals to participate in progressive social change by advocating progressive values to counter the regressive values currently dominant in American society. The book begins with an analysis of regressive and progressive societal values, and then discusses specific actions PA practitioners, scholars, and teachers can take to build awareness and use of progressive values. The author presents regressive and progressive values in five matched pairs, each representing a continuum of thought and action: agressiveness and cooperation; belief and knowledge; economics as end, and economics as means; great inequality and limited inequality; and Earth as resource, and Earth as home.
“Blessed is the man who can love all men equally.” —St. Maximus the Confessor In a colorful description of his experiences over the forty years he has lived in Canada after emigrating from his native England, John Milnes takes us on a journey through the many challenges he has faced. Over the decades, he has worked to make his community safer and better prepared. He served as a teacher, a farmer, a motocross promoter and referee, an equestrian show judge in Ontario and northern New York State, a political organizer, and as an occasional columnist for the local newspaper. After retiring from teaching, John got involved in environmental activities on a full-time basis; in acknowledgment of his rich experience, perspective, and skills, he was recruited as a top consultant for an international company. John has always sought to make a difference in the lives of those with whom he has come in contact. Always aware of social needs in his home community and his travels throughout North America, he lives his life improving the lives of those around him in every possible way. This is his story.