Values, Religions and Education in Changing Societies

Author: Karin Sporre,Jan Mannberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048196289
Category: Education
Page: 156
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Education is a societal matter and takes place in relation to societal changes. Today, in many countries, it has to grapple with diversity and differences brought about by migration and changes in gender relations. Questions of values, human rights and the role of religions are raised. In this book scholars from Sweden, Norway, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Namibia and South Africa discuss the issues above. Similarities as well as differences are highlighted. The varied contributors engage in a North-South dialogue. Among the questions addressed are: Can the Scandinavian countries be understood as more religious than their up-to-date, seemingly secularist reputation has led us to believe? How do some European, Muslim, Christian and secular pupils understand the religious education they receive? Could a global citizenship education, with a gendered understanding as an integral part, be accomplished? ‘Diversity’ and ‘social justice’: what does it take to theoretically integrate these two crucial parameters in education, in South Africa, and in Sweden? The role of religious and values education under changing circumstances is explored through the diverse contributions, that also challenge the hegemony of a Western understanding of democracy, among other values. The purpose of this is to assess what could now constitute global educational common ground.

Personality, Human Development, and Culture

International Perspectives On Psychological Science
Author: Ralf Schwarzer,Peter A. Frensch
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136947973
Category: Psychology
Page: 328
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These two volumes present the main contributions from the 29th International Congress of Psychology, held in Berlin in 2008, and are written by international leaders in psychology from around the world. The authors present a variety of approaches and perspectives that reflect cutting-edge advances in psychological science. Personality, Developmental, Social and Cultural Issues provides an overview of advances in several areas of psychology such as clinical, health, social, developmental, and cross-cultural psychology. One section of the volume is dedicated solely to emotions and health, and addresses state-of-the-art work on the regulation of self, health, social relations, and emotions such as passion. Other sections deal with development and personality issues as well as conceptual, cultural, and ethnic approaches to modern psychology. The global perspective of this collection illustrates research being undertaken on all five continents and emphasizes the cultural diversity of the contributors. This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals, teachers and students in the field of psychology.

Global Gender Research

Transnational Perspectives
Author: Christine Bose,Minjeong Kim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136083545
Category: Political Science
Page: 370
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Readers of Global Gender Research will learn to compare and contrast feminist concerns globally, gain familiarity with the breadth of gender research, and understand the national contexts that produced it. This volume provides an in-depth comparative picture of the current state of feminist sociological gender and women's studies research in four regions of the world—Africa, Asia, Latin America/the Caribbean, and Europe—as represented by many countries. The introductory essay to each region explains how social science research on women and/or gender issues has been shaped by economics, politics, and culture, and by trends that are simultaneously local, regional, and global. It familiarizes readers with the wide range of salient issues, research methods, writing styles, and leading authors from around the globe. Each regional section includes several chapters on gender research in specific countries that represent the region's diversity and cover the major theoretical and empirical trends that have emerged over time, as well as the relationship of key research questions to feminist activism and women’s or gender studies. Next, the editors illustrate this new wave of gender scholarship with translated/reprinted samples of research articles from additional countries in the region, that cover a wide range of important global topics—such as work, sexuality, masculinities, childcare and family issues, religion, violence, law and gender policies. Finally, this volume provides scholars with extensive bibliographies and a listing of web sites for women’s and gender research centers in 85 countries.

Between Culture and Biology

Perspectives on Ontogenetic Development
Author: Heidi Keller,Ype H. Poortinga
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521794527
Category: Psychology
Page: 419
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Between Culture and Biology integrates both the biological and the cultural perspectives on ontogenetic development.


Journal of the State Museum, Windhoek
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Life sciences
Page: N.A
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The Social Sciences and Africa's Future

30th Anniversary Essay Competition Winners
Author: Knowledge Rajohane Matshedisho
Publisher: Codesria
Category: Social Science
Page: 143
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This is the first title in a new series Interventions, a strategic initiative by CODESRIA, aimed at promoting the research output of the younger generation of academics and scholars in Africa, and encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences between young researchers about African issues. The series intends to create an opportunity for a younger generation of Africans, which is of key demographic importance, to become more engaged in public and/or academic debates about the future of their continent.

Coordination of information systems and services in Namibia

papers of the seminar held in Windhoek 25 Febr. to 5 March 1993
Author: Andree-Jeanne Tötemeyer,Johan Loubser,Alet E. Marais,Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Entwicklung,University of Namibia,Namibia. Ministry of Education and Culture
Publisher: N.A
Category: Information policy
Page: 250
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Researching violently divided societies

ethical and methodological issues
Author: Marie Smyth,Gillian Robinson,INCORE.
Publisher: United Nations Univ
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 227
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The book deals with the methodological and ethical issues arrising when researching conflicts and violent or divided societies. It seaks to analyse what sort of research can give a sound understanding of the way conflict is caused andmaintained in o.

Access to Education, 1990-2000

Reflections on the Implementation of Namibia's Policy of Toward Education for All
Author: John Mutorwa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789991605883
Category: Education and state
Page: 85
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Namibia, Society, Sociology

Author: Volker Winterfeldt,Thomas Arthur Fox,Pempelani Mufune
Publisher: Reader in Namibian Sociology
Category: Namibia
Page: 397
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Twenty-two articles on social structures, the state, poverty, religion, culture and gender, all of which are in some way particular to Namibia, its society and the country's embryonic, but promising, academic discipline of sociology. The work is organised into four major sections: economy, labour and environment; social inequalities and institutions, traditionalism, culture and art; and sexuality and health. Some examples of the subjects dealt with are: gender aspects of labour migration in Namibia; the complexities of class formation; social exclusion and poverty amongst Namibia's youth; cultural identities in contemporary musical traditions; Namibian society in fiction and the Namibian novel; sexuality as culture, sexual cultures in tradition, and sexuality and reproductive health; and the possibilities of the co-existence and collaboration between western and traditional medical systems. The book is jointly edited by leading sociologists at the University of Namibia.

Social Scientific Research

Author: Dawn Brancati
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781526426840
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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Offering an engaging and entertaining introduction to research methods, this is a practical and easy-to-use companion for all new researchers and students in the social sciences. Covering all the key stages of the research process, this book guides students in navigating some of the biggest challenges in developing a research project. This book: Uses real-life everyday examples, connecting research methods to your experiences Includes dedicated chapters on identifying a research question, ethics and writing up your findings Comprises an array of activities, tips, illustrations and international case studies Covers qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research Bringing methods to life for students across the social sciences, this book will provide you with the confidence you need to get your research off the ground.

Namibia 1884-1984

Readings on Namibia's History and Society : Selected Papers and Proceedings of the International Conference on 'Namibia 1884-1984: 100 Years of Foreign Occupation ; 100 Years of Struggle', London 10-13 September, 1984, Organised by the Namibia Support Committee in Co-operation with the SWAPO Department of Information and Publicity
Author: Namibia Support Committee,United Nations Institute for Namibia
Publisher: N.A
Category: Namibia
Page: 762
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