To Venice with Love

To Venice with Love

Author: Philip Gwynne Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472130211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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'An inspiring, life-affirming story' Reader's Digest Philip and Caroline Jones, a middle-aged couple living in Edinburgh, found themselves facing redundancy and an uncertain future. Until they received some advice from a complete stranger in a pub. Their response was to sell everything in order to move to Venice, in search of a better, simpler life. They were wrong about the 'simpler' bit... To Venice with Love recounts how they arrived in Venice with ten pieces of luggage, no job, no friends and no long-term place to stay. From struggling with the language to battling bureaucracy; the terror of teaching English to Italian teenagers, the company of a modestly friendly cat... and finally, from debugging financial systems on an Edinburgh industrial estate, to building an ordinary life in an extraordinary city, To Venice with Love is a love-letter to a city that changed their lives. It's a story told through the history, music, art, architecture (and, of course, the food) of La Serenissima.

Geschichtsbewusstsein und Geschichtsunterricht in Einer Sich Globalisierenden Gesellschaft

Geschichtsbewusstsein und Geschichtsunterricht in Einer Sich Globalisierenden Gesellschaft

Author: Karl Pellens

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UCSD:31822031236706

Category: History

Page: 380

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The volume presents the materials, contributions, and debatted issues of the four didactic sections of the 19. International Congress of Historians in Oslo, 2000. The themes of this volume are: 1. The Teaching of Controversial History for the Global Society. New Techniques, Textbooks and the Place of History in the Curriculum. 2. From Local History to World History. 3. How Do We Get Along with History? 4. History as a Social Memory for the Horizon of Future. The main idea is the responsibility of the historian and the history teacher. Der Sammelband enthält die wesentlichen Materialien, Beiträge und Diskussionsimpulse der vier geschichtsdidaktischen Sektionen des 19. Internationalen Historikerkongresses in Oslo, 2000. Themen des Bandes lauten: 1. Kontroverse Perspektiven im Geschichtsunterricht einer sich globalisierenden Gesellschaft. Neue Methoden, Lehrbücher und die Stellung des Faches Geschichte in den Curricula. 2. Von der Regionalgeschichte zur Weltgeschichte. 3. Wie gehen wir mit Geschichte um? 4. Geschichte als kollektives Gedächtnis im Ausschreiten auf die Zukunft. Das Hauptanliegen ist die Verantwortlichkeit der Historiker und Geschichtsdidaktiker und -lehrer.

Children, Families, and States

Children, Families, and States

Author: Cristina Allemann-Ghionda

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857450975

Category: History

Page: 456

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Due to the demand for flexible working hours and employees who are available around the clock, the time patterns of childcare and schooling have increasingly become a political issue. Comparing the development of different “time policies” of half-day and all-day provisions in a variety of Eastern and Western European countries since the end of World War II, this innovative volume brings together internationally known experts from the fields of comparative education, history, and the social and political sciences, and makes a significant contribution to this new interdisciplinary field of comparative study.

The State of Open Data

The State of Open Data

Author: Davies, Tim

Publisher: African Minds

ISBN: 9781928331957

Category: Social Science

Page: 590

View: 932

It’s been ten years since open data first broke onto the global stage. Over the past decade, thousands of programmes and projects around the world have worked to open data and use it to address a myriad of social and economic challenges. Meanwhile, issues related to data rights and privacy have moved to the centre of public and political discourse. As the open data movement enters a new phase in its evolution, shifting to target real-world problems and embed open data thinking into other existing or emerging communities of practice, big questions still remain. How will open data initiatives respond to new concerns about privacy, inclusion, and artificial intelligence? And what can we learn from the last decade in order to deliver impact where it is most needed? The State of Open Data brings together over 60 authors from around the world to address these questions and to take stock of the real progress made to date across sectors and around the world, uncovering the issues that will shape the future of open data in the years to come.