The Road from Coorain

Author: Jill Ker Conway
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797309
Release Date: 2011-06-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Jill Ker Conway is a noted historian, specializing in the experience of women in America, and was the first woman president of Smith College.

Cambridge IGCSE First Language Coursebook

Author: Marian Cox
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521743594
Release Date: 2009-12-17
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Written specifically for the Cambridge syllabus, this updated series provides clear and practical support for students and teachers. Cambridge IGCSE First Language English, Third edition has been written specifically for the University of Cambridge International Examinations syllabus. Written by a highly experienced and well-known author, this new and updated coursebook includes clear, practical support for students, a diverse range of topical stimulus material to enliven the subject, imaginative activities and exam tips that build confidence and develop the skills needed to succeed in the examination.

My Life on the Road

Author: Gloria Steinem
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 9783641201319
Release Date: 2016-07-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Sie ist klug, elegant und charmant. Eine Kämpferin mit Leidenschaft und Stil. Ein Vorbild für Frauen seit fünf Jahrzehnten. Hillary Clinton verehrt sie genauso wie die Schauspielerin Emma Watson. Lange vor Facebook-Chefin Sheryl Sandberg hat Gloria Steinem Frauen den Glauben an sich selbst gegeben. Sie hat provoziert, Mut gemacht und alte Rollenbilder über den Haufen geworfen. Auch heute noch, mit über achtzig Jahren, ist Gloria Steinem ein Star, der Frauen jeder Generation begeistert. In MY LIFE ON THE ROAD erzählt Steinem von einem rastlosen Leben, ausgefüllt mit Reisen und unvergesslichen Begegnungen. Schon als Kind, als Tochter eines durch die Lande tingelnden Antiquitätenhändlers aus Toledo, Ohio, war ihr eines klar geworden: Man braucht nicht unbedingt einen geografischen Anker im Leben, dafür aber ein klares Ziel vor Augen.

Cambridge IGCSE English First Language 3ed CD

Author: John Reynolds
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781471843143
Release Date: 2014-12-26
Genre: Education

Endorsed for the latest (2015) syllabus to help your students prepare for their examination and enhance their enjoyment of English. This title has been written for the latest Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0500 and 0522) syllabuses, for first teaching from 2013 and examinations from 2015, - Develops the skills necessary to become a better reader and writer - Offers detailed advice and preparation for the examination - Teaches skills for successful writing of essays and coursework assignment

Inventing the Truth

Author: Russell Baker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395901502
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Nine authors discuss the problems and pleasures of reinventing the past.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313328552
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Alphabetically arranged entries on 50 themes discuss 155 popular works of nonfiction widely read by students.

Minds of Our Own

Author: Wendy Robbins
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 9781554587742
Release Date: 2009-08-02
Genre: Social Science

This book of personal essays by over forty women and men who founded women’s studies in Canada and Québec explores feminist activism on campus in the pivotal decade of 1966-76. The essays document the emergence of women’s studies as a new way of understanding women, men, and society, and they challenge some current preconceptions about “second wave” feminist academics. The contributors explain how the intellectual and political revolution begun by small groups of academics—often young, untenured women—at universities across Canada contributed to social progress and profoundly affected the way we think, speak, behave, understand equality, and conceptualize the academy and an academic career. A contextualizing essay documents the social, economic, political, and educational climate of the time, and a concluding chapter highlights the essays’ recurring themes and assesses the intellectual and social transformation that their authors helped set in motion. The essays document the appalling sexism and racism some women encounter in seeking admission to doctoral studies, in hiring, in pay, and in establishing the legitimacy of feminist perspectives in the academy. They reveal sources of resistance, too, not only from colleagues and administrators but from family members and from within the self. In so doing they provide inspiring examples of sisterly support and lifelong friendship.

The Empty Room

Author: Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743201515
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Psychology

The younger sister of a boy who died in his teens of a rare autoimmune disease describes the loving bond they shared and draws on interviews with more than two hundred sibling survivors to consider the complex emotional impact of losing a brother or sister. 35,000 first printing.

Those Good Gertrudes

Author: Geraldine J. Clifford
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421414348
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Education

Those Good Gertrudes explores the professional, civic, and personal roles of women teachers throughout American history. Its voice, themes, and findings build from the mostly unpublished writings of many women and their families, colleagues, and pupils. Geraldine J. Clifford studied personal history manuscripts in archives and consulted printed autobiographies, diaries, correspondence, oral histories, interviews—even film and fiction—to probe the multifaceted imagery that has surrounded teaching. This broad ranging, inclusive, and comparative work surveys a long past where schoolteaching was essentially men's work, with women relegated to restricted niches such as teaching rudiments of the vernacular language to young children and socializing girls for traditional gender roles. Clifford documents and explains the emergence of women as the prototypical schoolteachers in the United States, a process apparent in the late colonial period and continuing through the nineteenth century, when they became the majority of American public and private schoolteachers. The capstone of Clifford’s distinguished career and the definitive book on women teachers in America, Those Good Gertrudes will engage scholars in the history of education and women’s history, teachers past, present, and future, and readers with vivid memories of their own teachers.

The Well Educated Mind A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393070972
Release Date: 2003-08-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children, and that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In this new book, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading. The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genres—fiction, autobiography, history, drama, and poetry—accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter—ranging from Cervantes to A. S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich—preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the "Great Books" without a guide and a plan. Susan Wise Bauer will show you how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis; how to master a difficult argument; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre—what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?—and also between genres. Followed carefully, the advice in The Well-Educated Mind will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word.

Influences of the Education of Jill KerConway and its Conflicts

Author: Denise Ellinger
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638288989
Release Date: 2004-07-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,1 (B), Technical University of Braunschweig (English Seminar), course: Proseminar, language: English, abstract: In this paper I want to write about the education Jill Ker Conway got according to her autobiographical novel “The Road from Coorain”. I want to show the influences of the different kinds on her development and the conflicts that appeared. I will start with the education she received at Coorain and later go on with the different schools she visited in Sydney. I will only write about the education Conway got from her parents or at school. Her experiences at university do not appear in my paper since I wanted to concentrate on the years which are the most formative influences in a person’s development and also the conflicts that appeared in Conway’s educational life.

The wisdom of memoir

Author: Peter Gilmour
Publisher: St Marys Pr
ISBN: 0884894274
Release Date: 1997-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Peter Gilmour examines the literary genre of the memoir in human experience and religious tradition, exploring memoir's contribution to spirituality, ending with teaching the reader how to read and write memoirs.

When Memory Speaks

Author: Jill Ker Conway
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307797230
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

J ill Ker Conway, one of our most admired autobiographers--author of The Road from Coorain and True North--looks astutely and with feeling into the modern memoir: the forms and styles it assumes, and the strikingly different ways in which men and women respectively tend to understand and present their lives. In a narrative rich with evocations of memoirists over the centuries--from Jean-Jacques Rousseau and George Sand to W. E. B. Du Bois, Virginia Woolf, Frank McCourt and Katharine Graham--the author suggests why it is that we are so drawn to the reading of autobiography, and she illuminates the cultural assumptions behind the ways in which we talk about ourselves. Conway traces the narrative patterns typically found in autobiographies by men to the tale of the classical Greek hero and his epic journey of adventure. She shows how this configuration evolved, in memoirs, into the passionate romantic struggling against the conventions of society, into the frontier hero battling the wilderness, into self-made men overcoming economic obstacles to create an invention or a fortune--or, more recently, into a quest for meaning, for an understandable past, for an ethnic identity. In contrast, she sees the designs that women commonly employ for their memoirs as evolving from the writings of the mystics--such as Dame Julian of Norwich or St. Teresa of Avila--about their relationship with an all-powerful God. As against the male autobiographer's expectation of power over his fate, we see the woman memoirist again and again believing that she lacks command of her destiny, and tending to censor her own story. Throughout, Conway underlines the memoir's magic quality of allowing us to enter another human being's life and mind--and how this experience enlarges and instructs our own lives.