In Our Own WordsIn Our Own Words



This is the premise of the first book both to feature student perspectives on school and to foreground student voices; middle and high school students are the primary authors of the eight chapters collected in this volume aptly titled In ...

Author: Jeffrey J. Shultz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847695662

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Page: 188

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If educational reform is to succeed, it must attend to the perspectives of students--those most directly affected by schooling but least often consulted about its efficacy. This is the premise of the first book both to feature student perspectives on school and to foreground student voices; middle and high school students are the primary authors of the eight chapters collected in this volume aptly titled In Our Own Words. Reflecting differences of gender, racial, and ethnic background, and school context, the student authors write passionately and eloquently about their experiences of and desires for school. Through their explorations of topics as diverse as bilingual education, class cutting, teacher bias, race relations in school, what girls need from their education, and innovative curricular models, these student authors not only counter stereotypes of apathetic teenagers but also clearly identify what hinders and what supports their learning. For both the insights offered and the freshness of the students' voices, this collection is a must read for anyone who has a stake in making school a place where students can and want to learn.

Changing Our Own WordsChanging Our Own Words



Author: Cheryl A. Wall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415054613

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Page: 253

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Writing by and about black women - an activity once regarded as marginal - has become essential to any consideration of the role of literature in society. Black women's writing raises issues of race, class, and gender, and questions the formation of the literary canon, the creation and maintenance of tradition, and the role of the media in controlling perceptions of what matters.

In Our Own WordsIn Our Own Words



Presents a collection of oratory including sermons, speeches, courtroom arguments, radio broadcasts, eulogies, and commencement addresses.

Author: Senator Robert Torricelli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743410526

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Page: 450

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Presents a collection of oratory including sermons, speeches, courtroom arguments, radio broadcasts, eulogies, and commencement addresses.

In Our Own Words Power in PrayerIn Our Own Words Power in Prayer



This book is unique because it includes real, personal stories, testimonies, and experiences that people have shared in the hope that others will be inspired and know that they are not alone.

Author: Pearl Brooks Perez

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781649133106

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Page: 100

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In Our Own Words: Power in Prayer By: Pearl Brooks Perez After being encouraged by a friend, Pearl Brooks Perez was inspired to write about the power of prayer for her family and friends. She believes that prayer is crucial in life given the world we live in. This book is unique because it includes real, personal stories, testimonies, and experiences that people have shared in the hope that others will be inspired and know that they are not alone.

In Our Own Words Student BookIn Our Own Words Student Book



The defining characteristic of this unique high-intermediate to advanced writing text is the use of non-native student writing to teach writing. This feature makes the text easily accessible to and popular with students.

Author: Rebecca Mlynarczyk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521540283

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Page: 268

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In Our Own Words takes the unique approach of using student writing as a resource for writing instruction and idea development. The defining characteristic of this unique high-intermediate to advanced writing text is the use of non-native student writing to teach writing. This feature makes the text easily accessible to and popular with students. The third edition features 15 new readings by student writers, five new readings by professional writers, updated writing topics, Internet activities to support the writing process, and contextualized revising and editing activities.

My Own WordsMy Own Words



In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution.

Author: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501145261

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Page: 400

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The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most influential voices in both law and public opinion” (Harper’s Bazaar). My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg’s astonishing intellectual range” (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. Witty, engaging, serious, and playful, My Own Words is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women and “a tonic to the current national discourse” (The Washington Post).

Our Own WordsOur Own Words



These stories reveal many counter-narratives: challenges to widespread notions that equate extreme states of emotional distress with illness and pathology; challenges to predominant beliefs about how others ought to respond.

Author: The Collaborative Book Project

Publisher: Inside Out & Associates Australia Pty Limited

ISBN: 0646806645

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Page: 302

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Our Own Words shows that people experiencing extreme states of mental distress - often termed 'mental illness' - hold diverse perspectives on the nature of their experiences. The writers create meaning within the complex process of navigating ways to live with, through and beyond mental and emotional distress. These stories reveal many counter-narratives: challenges to widespread notions that equate extreme states of emotional distress with illness and pathology; challenges to predominant beliefs about how others ought to respond. Our Own Words represents a compelling contribution to an emerging 'lived experience' knowledge base. These first-person narratives offer many opportunities for people experiencing mental and emotional distress, service providers, educators, families and communities to foster meaningful, supportive and effective ways of both understanding and responding to these very human experiences.

In Our Own WordsIn Our Own Words



The stories in the book are from inmates of Parchman Farm, Mississippi's oldest and only maximum security prison. The book is edited by VOX's editor and program director of the PWI, the poet Louis Bourgeois.

Author: Louis E. Bourgeois

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ISBN: 0980194407

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Page: 133

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In Our Own Words is a collection of prison writing from Vox's Prison Writes Initiative (PWI). The program is a Creative Writing program set-up for Mississippi inmates, a first of its kind in the state. The stories in the book are from inmates of Parchman Farm, Mississippi's oldest and only maximum security prison. The book is edited by VOX's editor and program director of the PWI, the poet Louis Bourgeois.

In Their Own WordsIn Their Own Words



The book features approximately 60 letters, each with a 600 word essay, and a 3000 word introduction. There are around 120 images in the book: 60 of the letters themselves, and a further 60 supplementary images.

Author: The National Archives

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781844862863

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Page: 304

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The way we communicate has changed. Today, many of our interactions are digital, but until recently writing letters was the norm. Drawing from over 100 miles of records held at the UK's official government archive, The National Archives at Kew, this collection of letters, postcards and telegraphs will shine a spotlight on a range of significant historical moments and occurrences, recapturing a lost world in which correspondence was king. The book includes letters from: Queen Elizabeth I, Oscar Wilde, Charles Kray, 'Jack the Ripper', the Captain of the Titanic, Edward Smith, as well as the 'real Charlotte Gray' spy, Christine Granville, amongst others. Topics covered in the collection are both British and international, including: Anne Boleyn's adultery, the Gunpowder Plot, mad King George III's military campaign in the New World, Captain Cook being the first European to set foot in Australia, a soldier's view of life in the trenches, the experience of a special agent during World War II and Nelson Mandela's trial, amongst others. The book features approximately 60 letters, each with a 600 word essay, and a 3000 word introduction. There are around 120 images in the book: 60 of the letters themselves, and a further 60 supplementary images.

In Our Own WordsIn Our Own Words



Written by a diverse group of younger women religious from North America, In Our Own Words offers a collection of essays on issues central to apostolic religious life today.

Author: Juliet Mousseau

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814645444

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Page: 256

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Written by a diverse group of younger women religious from North America, In Our Own Words offers a collection of essays on issues central to apostolic religious life today. The thirteen authors represent different congregations, charisms, ministries, and histories. The topics and concerns that shape these chapters emerged naturally through a collaborative process of prayer and conversation. Essays focus on the vows and community life, individual identity and congregational charisms, and leadership among younger members leading into the future. The authors hope these chapters may form a springboard for further conversation on religious life, inviting others to share their experiences of religious life in today’s world.

A History of English in Its Own WordsA History of English in Its Own Words



In this fascinating book Craig Carver explains the etymologies of more than 750 words in order of their entrance into the English language.

Author: Craig M. Carver

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ISBN: UOM:39015021496933

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Page: 275

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In this fascinating book Craig Carver explains the etymologies of more than 750 words in order of their entrance into the English language. The author explodes many myths about out language and uses the latest scholarship in this highly readable compendium. Line drawings.

Inside OutInside Out



Looks at Microsoft as the company turns twenty-five, by drawing on hundreds of interviews with insiders including Bill Gates and Paul Allen, to reveal the truth about the Justice Departments accusations, management philosophy, company ...

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Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 0446527394

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Page: 315

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Looks at Microsoft as the company turns twenty-five, by drawing on hundreds of interviews with insiders including Bill Gates and Paul Allen, to reveal the truth about the Justice Departments accusations, management philosophy, company culture, and the Mic

In Our Own WordsIn Our Own Words



Further, the english/creative writing departments at two universities have decided to include these books as required reading. I expect that the sales of "Volume 2" will also create moderate but steady additional sales for the first volume.

Author: Marlow Peerse Weaver

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ISBN: 0965413632

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Page: 160

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In March, I am releasing a new title, which is the "Volume 2" of "In Our Own Words", which is presently on the market. This title should sell more strongly than the first volume, since a good many of the writers included are well-known poets, some performing poets who tour extensively. The media coverage should also be even stronger. The first volume was featured in 11 newspapers, and several times on NPR. And at last count, there were features on more than forty websites. Further, the english/creative writing departments at two universities have decided to include these books as required reading. I expect that the sales of "Volume 2" will also create moderate but steady additional sales for the first volume.

Genius in Their Own WordsGenius in Their Own Words



The violent cataclysms and ideological upheavals of the last 100 years are uniquely captured in this compelling mosaic of personal testimonies from outstanding thinkers: these autobiographical accounts by seven of the most profound and ...

Author: David Ramsay Steele

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812695046

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Page: 366

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In this book, seven great modern thinkers trace the roots of their contributions to philosophy. Essays include A. J. Ayer on what led to his logical positivist manifesto Language, Truth, and Logic, and Martin Buber on the origins of his view of existence. Other contributors include Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

In Their Own WordsIn Their Own Words



In Their Own Words shines the light on the insidious nature of socialism as the transformative step towards communist utopia. The problem is-the "utopia" part never happens. This book explains why. . (R.

Author: Terry Turchie

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ISBN: 1951008359

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Page: 392

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In Their Own Words answers, an important question on the minds of many Americans-what is happening inside America"s Democratic Party today? During the 1980s, before the collapse of the Soviet Socialist Republics, prominent Democratic leaders Bernie Sanders and Bill De Blasio were ardent supporters of Marxist Daniel Ortega and his Nicaraguan revolution. Ortega was the man of the people, intent on forming a socialist government of equality in the Central American country. Today Ortega crushes dissent from the people he "liberated," joining Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela as just another "elected" dictator who has destroyed his country through the implementation of socialism. But who from the media is questioning the horrendous judgment of Sanders and De Blasio back then, as they actually push the same policies for America now? In Their Own Words shines the light on the insidious nature of socialism as the transformative step towards communist utopia. The problem is-the "utopia" part never happens. This book explains why. . (R. Jean Gray, Special Agent in Charge, Soviet Counterintelligence, FBI, New York, Retired).

In Our Own WordsIn Our Own Words



Its flexible organization allows for use in a variety of courses. The book is known for its thorough coverage of (and commitment to) the diversity of female experience. Each of the 43 readings is brief, engaging and fun to read.

Author: Mary E. Crawford

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110182511

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Page: 324

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This brief reader can be used as a supplement in Psychology of Women, Psychology of Gender or Women's Studies courses. It is perfect in combination with Crawford/Unger, Women and Gender: A Feminist Psychology, but can also accompany any other Psychology of Women text. Its flexible organization allows for use in a variety of courses. The book is known for its thorough coverage of (and commitment to) the diversity of female experience. Each of the 43 readings is brief, engaging and fun to read. In Our Own Words is the only psychology of women reader that includes women’s real, personal narratives.