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Secret of the Indian

By Lynne Reid Banks
  • ISBN Code: : 000753003X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 750
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : secret-of-the-indian.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Who would believe that a plastic toy American Indian and a plastic toy cowboy can come to life?

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By Heike Liebau
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351470655
  • Total of Pages : 558
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 700
  • Pdf File: cultural-encounters-in-india.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book is an English translation of an award winning German book. The history of social and religious encounter in 18th century South India is narrated through fascinating biographies and day to day lives of Indian workers in the Tranquebar Mission (1706-1845). The book challenges the notion that Christianity in colonial India was basically imposed from the outside. Liebau maintains that significant contributions were made by the local converts and mission co-workers who played an important role in the Tranquebar Mission.

Race and Higher Education

By Annie Howell,Frank Tuitt
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  • Publisher : Harvard Education Press
  • Book Code : 1612500668
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 899
  • Pdf File: race-and-higher-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The contributors to Race and Higher Education guide educators toward an understanding of how changes in the student population call for new approaches to classroom instruction, and address the need for new pedagogical practices in increasingly diverse college classrooms. Over the last few decades, U.S. colleges and universities have witnessed increasing diversity in their student bodies. Yet faculty members, operating on the notion that one pedagogy fits all students, continue to employ traditional modes of instruction. This adherence to outdated pedagogies has created potentially harmful learning environments for all students—and particularly for students of color. Race and Higher Education addresses this persistent problem, guiding educators toward a better understanding of how changes in the student population have resulted in the need for new approaches to classroom instruction. By including voices from inside classrooms along with analyses from scholarly researchers, this volume provides college and university teachers, administrators, students, and scholars with a critical instrument for improving higher education.