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Middle-Grade Science and Math Teachers Go Back to School

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Middle-Grade Science and Math Teachers Go Back to School

For three years after a long day in their own classrooms, 48 Washington, D.C., teachers of middle-grade math or science teachers would arrive at AAAS for three-hour evening classes once a week. Some of them wore workout clothes, many snacked during class, and a few had their children playing quietly on the sidelines. All of them had enthusiastic reasons for why they would devote their time to attending evening and summer classes and meeting in small groups on weekends. Deepening their knowledge as a way to improve their teaching, building their confidence, completing a master's program for free and being eligible for pay raises topped their list of reasons.


By AAAS, USA.


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Tradition and Composition in the Epistula Apostolorum

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Tradition and Composition in the Epistula Apostolorum

Rediscovered at the end of the nineteenth century in Coptic and Ethiopic versions, the Epistle of the Apostles (Epistula Apostolorum) is a "revelation dialogue," in which the risen Jesus converses with his disciples before his ascension and delivers instructions for strengthening the young church. In the first major study in English of this ancient document, Julian V. Hills probes its remarkable witness to the traditions that circulated in Jesus' name in the second century.


By Harvard Divinity School, USA.


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Capitalism as Religion? A Study of Paul Tillich's Interpretation of Modernity

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Capitalism as Religion? A Study of Paul Tillich's Interpretation of Modernity

The relationship between religion and modern culture remains a controversial issue within Christian theology. This book focuses on Paul Tillich's interpretation of modern culture and the influence of capitalism, highlighting the context of his work in relation to Karl Marx and the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School. When Tillich moved to the United States he sharpened his focus on the cultural dimensions of capitalism. Using the concept of "cultural modernity," Francis Ching-Wah Yip reconstructs Tillich's interpretation of modernity with the key categories of autonomy, self-sufficient finitude, technical reason, objectification, and dehumanization, and shows that Tillich's notion of theonomy served to underscore the problems of modernity and to develop a response.


By Harvard Divinity School, USA.


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Fordham Law School’s Public Interest Resource Center to be Honored by American Bar Association

Fordham Law School’s Public Interest Resource Center to be Honored by American Bar Association

The American Bar Association will honor Fordham Law School’s Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) with its annual Pro Bono Publico Award. The prize, established in 1984, recognizes exceptional contributions that extend legal services to the poor and disadvantaged. Recipients of the award exemplify the volunteer tradition of the legal profession. Fordham Law is only the second law school to be honored with the prize. The University of Pennsylvania Law School won the prize in 2000. The award will be presented during the ABA’s annual convention in New York City in August.


By Fordham University, USA.


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