The Good University

What Universities Actually Do and Why Its Time for Radical Change
Author: Raewyn Connell
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1786995433
Category: Education
Page: 240
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The higher education industry might seem like it’s booming, with over 200 million students in universities and colleges worldwide and funds flowing in like never before. But the truth is that these institutions have never been unhappier places to work. Corporate-style management, cost-cutting governments, mobilisations by angry students and strikes by a disgruntled workforce have taken their toll — in almost every country around the world. It’s no wonder that there is talk of ‘universities in crisis.’ But what should a ‘good university’ look like? In this inspiring new work, Raewyn Connell asks us to consider just that, challenging us to rethink the fundamentals of what universities do. Drawing on the examples offered by pioneering universities and educational reformers around the world, Connell outlines a practical vision for how our universities can become both more engaging and more productive places, driven by social good rather than profit, helping to build fairer societies.

The Good University Guide for Ib Students UK Edition 2013


Author: Alexander Zouev,Roman Zouev
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780956087331
Category: Study Aids
Page: 104
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Due to the unprecedented success of his first two IB guidebooks, Three, and I Think Therefore IB, Alexander Zouev has returned to compile a university guidebook aimed specifically at IB students wishing to study in the UK. There are more than 35 university profiles (including Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and UCL amongst many others) with former IB students from over 20 different nationalities answering questions including: How does your workload at university compare to that of the IB? Do you feel you have an advantage over A-Level students? Were the entry requirements fair? Are there efforts made to accommodate international students? Would you recommend your university to current IB students? Each university profile is complete with an in-depth student survey and all of the essential facts and figures. In addition, the introductory chapters cover the application process and give IB students essential tips and advice to securing a spot at the best UK universities across the UK. If you are an IB student considering university in the UK then this book is an absolute must-have.

The Good University Guide for Ib Students UK Edition 2018


Author: ALEXANDER. ZOUEV,Roman Zouev
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993418730
Category:
Page: 110
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This new 2018 version of the popular IB university guidebook includes updated facts and figures, as well as some surprise new chapters. There are more than 35 university profiles (including Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and UCL amongst many others) with former IB students from over 20 different nationalities answering questions including: - How does your workload at university compare to that of the IB? - Do you feel you have an advantage over A-Level students? - Were the entry requirements fair? - Are there efforts made to accommodate international students? - Would you recommend your university to current IB students? Each university profile is complete with an in-depth student survey and all of the essential facts and figures. In addition, the introductory chapters cover the application process and give IB students essential tips and advice to securing a spot at the best UK universities across the UK. If you are an IB student considering university in the UK then this book is an absolute must-have. Alexander Zouev completed the IB Diploma programme in 2007 with a total of 43 points. He went on to study Economics and Management at the University of Oxford, where he also held the position of Overseas Representative at St Peter's College. Upon completing his MSc in Mathematical Finance, he started working as an FX trader and tutoring IB students. Roman Zouev completed the IB Diploma programme in 2003 with a total of 42 points. He studied Economics at the University of Oxford and completed an MSc in Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics. He is a full-time FX day-trader and part-time IB tutor.

Ace the GMAT

Master the GMAT in 40 Days
Author: Brandon Royal
Publisher: Maven Publishing
ISBN: 1897393555
Category: Study Aids
Page: 420
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ACE THE GMAT is based on a simple but powerful observation: Test-takers who score high on the GMAT exam do so primarily by understanding how to solve a finite number of the most important, recurring problems that appear on the GMAT. What are these important, recurring problems? The answer to this question is the basis of this book. This manual provides in-depth analysis of over 200 all-star problems that are key to mastering the seven major GMAT problem types including Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Analytical Writing, and Integrated Reasoning. Apart from providing readers with answers and full explanations, a special feature of this book is that each problem is categorized by type (“classification”), rated by difficulty level (“chili rating”), and supplemented with a problem-solving strategy (“snapshot”). “Chance favors the prepared mind.” Whether you’re a candidate already enrolled in a test-prep course or are undertaking self-study, this guidebook will serve as a rigorous skill-building study guide to help you conquer the math, verbal, analytical writing, and integrated reasoning sections of the exam. Studying for the math and verbal sections of the GMAT exam requires some 100 hours of study time. This book’s content is conveniently divided into topics, which require two to three hours of study time per day. Total study time will vary between 80 to 120 hours for the entire 40 days. Solving (Official exam instructions for Problem Solving, Strategies and approaches, Review of basic math, Multiple-choice problems, Answers and explanations); Chapter 3 – Data Sufficiency (Official exam instructions for Data Sufficiency, Strategies and approaches, How are answers chosen in Data Sufficiency? How do the big seven numbers work? Multiple-choice problems, Answers and explanations); Chapter 4 – Sentence Correction (Official exam instructions for Sentence Correction, Strategies and approaches, Review of Sentence Correction, Multiple-choice problems, Answers and explanations); Chapter 5 – Critical Reasoning (Official exam instructions for Critical Reasoning, Strategies and approaches, Review of Critical Reasoning, Multiple-choice problems, Answers and explanations); Chapter 6 – Reading Comprehension (Official exam instructions for Reading Comprehension, Strategies and approaches, Review of Reading Comprehension, Answers and explanations); Chapter 7 – Analytical Writing Workshop (Official exam instructions for the Analytical Writing Assessment, Strategies and approaches, Review of Analytical Writing, Essay exercises, Outlines and proposed solutions); Chapter 8 – Integrated Reasoning Workshop (Official exam instructions for Integrated Reasoning, Strategies and approaches; Review of Integrated Reasoning with exercises, Answers and explanations); Appendix I – GMAT and MBA Informational Websites (Registering for the GMAT exam; MBA fairs & forums; MBA social networks; GMAT courses; Other GMAT & MBA websites; Information on business school rankings); Appendix II – Contact Information for the World’s Leading Business Schools (U.S. business schools; Canadian business schools; European business schools; Australian business schools; Asia-Pacific business schools; Latin and South American business schools; South African business schools); Quiz – Answers; On a Personal Note; Praise for Ace the GMAT. “Finally, a book that helps you master those learning skills that are critical to success on the GMAT.” —Linda B. Meehan, former Assistant Dean & Executive Director of Admissions, Columbia Business School

Ace the GMAT Verbal

Master GMAT Verbal in 20 Days
Author: Brandon Royal
Publisher: Maven Publishing
ISBN: 189739358X
Category: Study Aids
Page: N.A
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Ace the GMAT Verbal will help readers develop the skills and mindset needed to score high on the verbal section of the GMAT exam. This book contains the excerpted verbal chapters on Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension including Analytical Writing and Integrated Reasoning, as taken from the parent ebook/paperback titled Ace the GMAT: Master the GMAT in 40 Days. “Chance favors the prepared mind.” Whether you’re a candidate already enrolled in a test-prep course or are undertaking self-study, this book will serve as a rigorous skill-building study guide to help you conquer the verbal section of the GMAT exam. It also includes special workshops on analytical writing and integrated reasoning. Studying for the verbal sections of the GMAT exam requires some 50 hours of study time. This book’s content is conveniently divided into topics, which require two to three hours of study time per day. Total study time will vary between 40 to 60 hours for the entire 20 days. “I used this book as my main source of study, supplementing it with practice from The Official Guide for GMAT Review. The Official Guide has lots of problems to practice on, but Ace the GMAT is superb for helping understand conceptually how the problems work. I highly recommend this manual as your first line of defense. It helped me achieve a 700-plus GMAT score with only a month’s practice, despite English not being my first language.” —Sam Mottaghi, former consultant, Accenture; Cambridge Judge Business School graduate

Elliot N. Dorff

In Search of the Good Life
Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson,Aaron W. Hughes
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004279024
Category: Religion
Page: 214
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Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, the Sol and Anne Dorff Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Rector of American Jewish University in Los Angeles, is one of today’s leading Jewish ethicists. In Search of a Good Life presents influential essays by Dorff and explains his contribution to Jewish religious thought in the second half of the 20th century.

Willing the Good

Empirical Challenges to the Explanation of Human Behavior
Author: Gabriele De Anna
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443845892
Category: Philosophy
Page: 280
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Science increasingly deals with human behavior: biology, neuroscience, genetics, psychology, evolutionary theory, and ethology all bring new insights into our actions and uncover new facts about our agency. However, what is the philosophical significance of their findings? The answer to this question varies according to one's background philosophical views. On the one hand, the dominant empiricist view contends that the sciences can in principle tell us everything there is to know about human ...

Appearances of the Good

An Essay on the Nature of Practical Reason
Author: Sergio Tenenbaum
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139461753
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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'We desire all and only those things we conceive to be good; we avoid what we conceive to be bad.' This slogan was once the standard view of the relationship between desire or motivation and rational evaluation. Many critics have rejected this scholastic formula as either trivial or wrong. It appears to be trivial if we just define the good as 'what we want', and wrong if we consider apparent conflicts between what we seem to want and what we seem to think is good. In Appearances of the Good, Sergio Tenenbaum argues that the old slogan is both significant and right, even in cases of apparent conflict between our desires and our evaluative judgements. Maintaining that the good is the formal end of practical inquiry in much the same way as truth is the formal end of theoretical inquiry, he provides a fully unified account of motivation and evaluation.

Walking in the Good Way


Author: Gail Stacey-Moore,Ingrid Thompson-Cooper
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551303515
Category: Social Science
Page: 205
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This collection of original articles describes efforts to develop and deliver social work education with Aboriginal students in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Honest and uninhibited reflections of educators, students and graduates working in this important field provide an uncommon glimpse into this area of reflection.

The Good Wife and Philosophy

Temptations of Saint Alicia
Author: Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray,Robert Arp
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698290
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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In The Good Wife and Philosophy, fifteen philosophers look at the deeper issues raised by this stirring TV drama. The Good Wife gives us courtroom battles in the tradition of Perry Mason, with the added dimension of a political intrigue and a tormented personal story. We witness the interplay between common morality and legal correctness; sometimes following one violates the other. Lawyers operate within the law and within legal ethics, yet routinely do harmful things in pursuit of their clients’ interests. The adversarial system leads to such strategies as stringing out a case to exhaust the other side’s resources and bringing suits ostensibly because of wrongdoing by defendants but really to curtail the defendants as a competitive threat to some important client’s interest. The idea for The Good Wife came from the recurring news drama of wives standing by their husbands when scandal breaks: the wives of Bill Clinton, Elliott Spitzer, and John Edwards. Often these politicians’ spouses are themselves lawyers who have had to cope with the gray areas of legal battles and maneuvering. Following her husband’s disgrace and imprisonment, Alicia Florrick has to return to the law, which she abandoned for the sake of being a full-time wife and mother.

International Studies in Educational Inequality, Theory and Policy


Author: Richard Teese,Stephen Lamb,Marie Duru-Bellat
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402059159
Category: Education
Page: 941
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Inequality is a marked and persistent feature of education systems, both in the developed and the developing worlds. Major gaps in opportunity and in outcomes have become more critical than in the past, thanks to the knowledge economy and globalization. The pursuit of equity as a goal of public policy is examined in this book through a series of national case-studies. The book covers many different global contexts from the wealthiest to some of the poorest nations on earth. It therefore offers a broad range of different theoretical and methodological approaches, and brings together extensive international experience in equity policy.

The Good Wife's Guide (Le Ménagier de Paris)

A Medieval Household Book
Author: N.A
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801462118
Category: History
Page: 384
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"You said that you would not fail to improve yourself according to my teaching and correction, and you would do everything in your power to behave according to my wishes." [Prologue] "I urge you to bewitch and bewitch again your future husband, and protect him from holes in the roof and smoky fires, and do not quarrel with him, but be sweet, pleasant and peaceful with him. Make certain that in winter he has a good fire without smoke and let him slumber, warmly wrapped, cozy between your breasts, and in this way bewitch him. In summer take care that there are no fleas in your bedroom or bed." "If just once you displease him you will have a difficult time ever appeasing him enough so that the stain of his anger does not remain engraved and written on his heart. Although he may not show it or mention it, your misdeed cannot soon be smoothed over and erased. Should a second act of disobedience occur, watch out for his vengeance... " "Gardeners say that rosemary seeds do not ever grow in French soil, but if you pluck little branches from a rosemary plant, strip them from the top downwards, take them by the ends and plant them, they will grow. If you want to send them far away, you must wrap the branches in waxed cloth, sew them up and then smear the outside with honey; then powder with wheat flour and you may send them wherever you wish." "But as soon as you arrive home, be diligent that you yourself or your men ahead of you, feed the dogs well, then give them fresh clean water in a basin to drink. Next have them put to bed on nice straw in a warm place, in front of the fire if they are wet or muddy, and let them always be held subject to the whip. If you act this way, they will not pester people at the table or sideboard and they will not get into the beds." "Since you must send Master Jehan to the butcher's shop, a list follows of the names of all the butchers' shops in Paris and the meats that they supply: At the Porte-de-Paris there are nineteen butchers who by common estimate sell weekly, if you average the busy season with the slow season: 1,900 sheep, 400 beefcattle, 400 pigs and 200 calves." —from The Good Wife's Guide In the closing years of the fourteenth century, an anonymous French writer compiled a book addressed to a fifteen-year-old bride, narrated in the voice of her husband, a wealthy, aging Parisian. The book was designed to teach this young wife the moral attributes, duties, and conduct befitting a woman of her station in society, in the almost certain event of her widowhood and subsequent remarriage. The work also provides a rich assembly of practical materials for the wife's use and for her household, including treatises on gardening and shopping, tips on choosing servants, directions on the medical care of horses and the training of hawks, plus menus for elaborate feasts, and more than 380 recipes. The Good Wife's Guide is the first complete modern English translation of this important medieval text also known as Le Ménagier de Paris (the Parisian household book), a work long recognized for its unique insights into the domestic life of the bourgeoisie during the later Middle Ages. The Good Wife's Guide, expertly rendered into modern English by Gina L. Greco and Christine M. Rose, is accompanied by an informative critical introduction setting the work in its proper medieval context as a conduct manual. This edition presents the book in its entirety, as it must have existed for its earliest readers. The Guide is now a treasure for the classroom, appealing to anyone studying medieval literature or history or considering the complex lives of medieval women. It illuminates the milieu and composition process of medieval authors and will in turn fascinate cooking or horticulture enthusiasts. The work illustrates how a (perhaps fictional) Parisian householder of the late fourteenth century might well have trained his wife so that her behavior could reflect honorably on him and enhance his reputation.

The Good Man of Nanking

The Diaries of John Rabe
Author: John Rabe
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307428680
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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The Good Man of Nanking is a crucial document for understanding one of World War II's most horrific incidents of genocide, one which the Japanese have steadfastly refused to acknowledge. It is also the moving and awe-inspiring record of one man's conscience, courage, and generosity in the face of appalling human brutality. Until the recent emergence of John Rabe's diaries, few people knew abouth the unassuming hero who has been called the Oskar Schindler of China. In Novemgber 1937, as Japanese troops overran the Chinese capital of Nanking and began a campaign of torture, rape, and murder against its citizens, one man-a German who had lived in China for thirty years and who was a loyal follower of Adolph Hitler-put himself at risk and in order to save the lives of 200,000 poor Chinese, 600 of whom he sheltered in his own home.

The Good in Nature and Humanity

Connecting Science, Religion, and Spirituality with the Natural World
Author: Stephen R. Kellert,Timothy Farnham
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610910767
Category: Nature
Page: 277
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Scientists, theologians, and the spiritually inclined, as well as all those concerned with humanity's increasingly widespread environmental impact, are beginning to recognize that our ongoing abuse of the earth diminishes our moral as well as our material condition. Many people are coming to believe that strengthening the bonds among spirituality, science, and the natural world offers an important key to addressing the pervasive environmental problems we face.The Good in Nature and Humanity brings together 20 leading thinkers and writers -- including Ursula Goodenough, Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan, Carl Safina, David Petersen, Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barry Lopez -- to examine the divide between faith and reason, and to seek a means for developing an environmental ethic that will help us confront two of our most imperiling crises: global environmental destruction and an impoverished spirituality. The book explores the ways in which science, spirit, and religion can guide the experience and understanding of our ongoing relationship with the natural world and examines how the integration of science and spirituality can equip us to make wiser choices in using and managing the natural environment. The book also provides compelling stories that offer a narrative understanding of the relations among science, spirit, and nature.Grounded in the premise that neither science nor religion can by itself resolve the prevailing malaise of environmental and moral decline, contributors seek viable approaches to averting environmental catastrophe and, more positively, to achieving a more harmonious relationship with the natural world. By bridging the gap between the rational and the religious through the concern of each for understanding the human relation to creation, The Good in Nature and Humanity offers an important means for pursuing the quest for a more secure and meaningful world.

Cooking Up the Good Life

Creative Recipes for the Family Table
Author: Jenny Breen, Susan Thurston
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452921245
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Rethinking the Good

Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning
Author: Larry S. Temkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190208651
Category: Philosophy
Page: 640
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In choosing between moral alternatives -- choosing between various forms of ethical action -- we typically make calculations of the following kind: A is better than B; B is better than C; therefore A is better than C. These inferences use the principle of transitivity and are fundamental to many forms of practical and theoretical theorizing, not just in moral and ethical theory but in economics. Indeed they are so common as to be almost invisible. What Larry Temkin's book shows is that, shockingly, if we want to continue making plausible judgments, we cannot continue to make these assumptions. Temkin shows that we are committed to various moral ideals that are, surprisingly, fundamentally incompatible with the idea that "better than" can be transitive. His book develops many examples where value judgments that we accept and find attractive, are incompatible with transitivity. While this might seem to leave two options -- reject transitivity, or reject some of our normative commitments in order to keep it -- Temkin is neutral on which path to follow, only making the case that a choice is necessary, and that the cost either way will be high. Temkin's book is a very original and deeply unsettling work of skeptical philosophy that mounts an important new challenge to contemporary ethics.

Willing the Good

Jesus, Dissent, and Desire
Author: Paula M. Cooey
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451415759
Category: Religion
Page: 220
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Although Christianity began as a dissident movement and in the Reformation recreated itself through dissent, traditional Christianity has always been uneasy with dissent and pluralism. Whether directed against the church itself or the larger society, dissent has been most often met with ridicule and persecution.Lively and engaging, Cooey's highly relevant book retrieves and valorizes the reforming impulse from Reformation times, follows it back through the early church's internal and external battles, and traces it back to Jesus himself. She shows how a strong affirmation of dissent as a Christian duty can inform a more open and faithful church as well as a publically relevant theology and ethics.

Roman Philosophy and the Good Life


Author: Raymond Angelo Belliotti
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739139711
Category: History
Page: 272
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A practical people not prone to be lured to philosophical abstraction for its own sake, the Romans looked toward philosophy for guidance on how to live. Though wary of Greek philosophy, the Romans would come to see the need for philosophies such as Stoicism, Epicureanism, Platonism, and Aristotelianism to point the way to leading the good life. With the help of these philosophies, they attempted to grapple with some of most enduring concerns of the human condition: Who am I? How should I live my life? What, if anything, is my destiny? Raymond Angelo Belliotti's Roman Philosophy and the Good Life provides an accessible picture of these major philosophical influences in Rome and details the crucial role they played during times of major social upheaval. Belliotti demonstrates the contemporary relevance of some of the philosophical issues faced by the Romans, and offers ways in which today's society can learn from the Romans in our attempt to create meaningful lives. Roman Philosophy and the Good Life will certainly intrigue those who are drawn to Roman history and politics, and especially those who enjoy viewing philosophy in action.

Ennio Morricone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A Film Score Guide
Author: Charles Leinberger
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461658411
Category: Music
Page: 153
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Although five-time Academy-Award nominee Ennio Morricone has scored numerous films in various genres, his westerns will undoubtedly remain his most memorable cinematographic accomplishments. This guide demonstrates Morricone's unique and enduring contributions to the art of film music through a discussion of his compositional and orchestrational processes, many of which are evident in his music for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in a way that can be easily understood by both musicians and nonmusicians. Leinberger begins his study with a brief discussion of Morricone's musical background through his experience in the Italian music business, his earliest Italian film scores, and his accomplishments in Hollywood. The second chapter is a discussion of the many compositional techniques that distinguish Morricone's music from that of other film composers. Subsequent chapters examine the historical and cultural context of the film and attempt to place the style of Morricone's score for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in relation to his scores for other well-known Westerns. The book's final chapter is an analysis of compositional techniques presented in chronological order from the film's opening credits to its climactic ending. Although this guide focuses on Morricone and his music from a theoretical perspective, other non-musical issues that are relevant to the audience's ultimate experience of the film are also discussed.