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  • Creating New Futures - Settling Children and Youth from Refugee Backgrounds

    Creating New Futures - Settling Children and Youth from Refugee Backgrounds

    by Mary Crock

    This book has been written at a time when as many children are on the move as forced migrants as at any time in human history. In 2014, UNHCR estimated that more than 59 million people were on the move as refugees or ‘persons of concern’. At least half were children. Australia has not escaped this global phenomenon: young people feature prominently in both planned humanitarian migration and asylum flows. Rather than focus on how children seek protection, this book is about what happens afterwards. Essays by distinguished professionals in...

  • Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students

    Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students

    by Peter DeWitt

    This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the topic of safeguarding sexually diverse students. The author explains why this group of students has been marginalized, the need for safeguards, and whyAthis group is at high risk of dropping out of school. This text also describes the history behind the stereotypes of the GLBT community and how harmful they can be for this student population. Included is practical information that administrators and staff can use in their daily practice, such as how to: Implement curriculum and offer professional development ideas...

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood: An Introduction

    Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood: An Introduction

    by Chandrika Devarakonda

    Covering a wide range of concepts and taking a broader perspective of what inclusion entails, this book offers an overview of current research, policy and practice in diversity and inclusion in the early years. It is a clear introduction to what inclusive practice means for those working with young children in the early stages of their lives. With case studies and activities designed to help students relate to diverse situations, the author discusses the main issues surrounding: race gender culture  disability and Special Educational Needs  English as an Additional Language...

  • Forget Me Not: Reflections and yearnings from behind bars

    Forget Me Not: Reflections and yearnings from behind bars

    by Klemens Nodewald

    In 1991, Father Nodewald, chaplain of a maximum security prison in Germany, issued an open invitation to anyone who would like to join a Bible study group. Some came to study the Bible, some came for the warmth of human contact, and some came simply as an excuse to be out of their cell for a while. A warm cohesive group of men established mutual understanding and trust, friendships such as some had never experienced on the "outside" In these pages you can share some of those stories, their...

  • Forgotten War

    Forgotten War

    by Henry Reynolds

    *Winner of the 2014 Victorian Premier's Award for non-fiction!* Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas. Why are there no official memorials or commemorations of the wars that were fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists? Why is it more controversial to talk about the frontier war now than it was one hundred years ago? Forgotten War continues the story told in Henry Reynolds’ seminal book The Other Side of the Frontier, which argued that the settlement of Australia had a high level of...

  • Good Friend: How to Make One and How to be One

    Good Friend: How to Make One and How to be One

    by Ron Herron and Val Peter

    The success of virtually all interpersonal relationships hinges on the ability to be a friend. This book advises children in such areas as the basics of conversation and friendship do's and don'ts. Included are nine easy-to-follow "people" skills such as giving and receiving compliments, introducing yourself, and showing respect and sensitivity that put getting along with others into manageable steps. A special chapter deals with the challenge of shyness, giving kids practical advice on how to conquer it and grow in self-confidence. For ages 10 and up. This is the first book...

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