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Lessons for life : education and learning
Pickering, Marianne.
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Publication Information:
Woodbridge, Conn. : Blackbirch Press, [1996]

Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
"Published in cooperation with the Denver Museum of Natural History."
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.2 2.0 11822.
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LB45 .P54 1996 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This beautifully illustrated series presents a global overview of the things that make us all distinctly human. Looking at religion, family, recreation, and education around the world, "Our Human Family" books take you to hundreds of countries -- exploring and explaining ceremonies, traditions, and customs in depth. Hundreds of fascinating photographs from some of the world's foremost photojournalists make these books a special addition to any multicultural collection.

The dynamics and goals of education, academic education, personal education, social education, vocational education.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8‘Each of these series entries gives a global perspective on its subject. The authors assert that, regardless of the area of the world, there are more similarities than differences among people. The first chapters offer an overview, then, recreation, education or religious practices are examined in each of five broad geographic areas. Mostly well-chosen, full-color photographs illustrate the discussions. The language is clear and the discussions straightforward. An effort has been made to avoid cultural stereotyping and hyperbole, but occasionally some creeps in through an ill-chosen photograph or a poor turn of phrase. The main difficulty with the books is organizational. Because the overriding scheme is geographic, and because the area covered in each chapter is vast, it is difficult for the coverage to be comprehensive. Nor is there consistency in the cultures examined from one book to another, although certain nationalities do reappear. Sometimes similarities among peoples are specifically noted; at other times they must be inferred. For some countries or cultures the information offered equals what might be found in a book devoted completely to that country (such as the ``Cultures of the World'' series [Marshall Cavendish]). While not essential purchases, these titles are worthwhile for programs that stress multicultural perspectives.‘Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.