The Gap-Year Guidebook 2011

The Gap-Year Guidebook 2011

Author: Alex Sharratt

Publisher: John Catt Educational Ltd

ISBN: 9781904724926

Category: Students

Page: 470

View: 861

'The Gap-Year Guidebook 2011' has comprehensive advice on travelling, volunteering, working round the world, languages, sports courses, office skills, career breaks and life after the gap year.

The Gap-year Guidebook 2013

The Gap-year Guidebook 2013

Author: Jonathan Barnes

Publisher: John Catt Educational Ltd

ISBN: 9781908095602

Category: Students

Page: 510

View: 206

Providing unbiased and informative advice for those considering a gap-year, year out or career break. A must-have reference guide for those considering time spent volunteering, studying or working in the UK or abroad.

The Gap-Year Guidebook 2010

The Gap-Year Guidebook 2010

Author: Alison Withers

Publisher: John Catt Educational Ltd

ISBN: 9781904724704

Category: Students

Page: 461

View: 598

'The Gap-Year Guidebook 2010' has comprehensive advice on travelling, volunteering, working round the world, languages, sports courses, office skills, career breaks and life after the gap year.

What Next After School?

What Next After School?

Author: Elizabeth Holmes

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749467272

Category: Self-Help

Page: 312

View: 553

What Next After School? has established itself as a key guide for helping students to understand the many options available to them as they approach the end of their school years, including education options (academic as well as vocational training), gap years, the world of work, and practical issues such as finances, debts and insurance. This new 10th edition also includes case studies illustrating how other students have adapted to life after school, as well as detailed information on making the most of the decisions facing all school leavers.

Insider's Guide to Applying to University

Insider's Guide to Applying to University

Author: Karla Fitzhugh

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

ISBN: 9781844552979

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 684

Is your son or daughter applying to university? Are you looking to discover the secrets of a successful university application? Your complete guide to how the UK university admissions system really works, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University gives the full picture about university applications - from selecting your degree course and university to accepting an offer or going through clearing. Containing essential tips for applicants, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University reveals the real reasons why universities reject a quarter of applications and offers practical tips on how to avoid being part of this statistic. Full of honest insights about key differences between what the official information says and what actually happens, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University discloses vital information you can't find in university prospectuses, from how the application process really works to securing a place on the university degree course of your choice. Including a summary at the end of each chapter with a checklist of the points to remember, there are useful hints and tips from students, admissions tutors and careers professionals, advice on the UCAS personal statement and attending interviews, and information about common misconceptions about courses. With an 8% increase in the number of full-time university applications for 2010 (the biggest rise in eight years) and the trend set to continue, it's vital to ensure the best university application possible - particularly when there university funding cuts threaten a significant reducation in university places available. UCAS has already predicted a challenging and competitive year for those wanting to go to university. It remains the case that the UCAS personal statement is a pivotal part of the UCAS application process, since even with the new A* qualifcation, A level results are no longer enough to guarantee a successful university application. Fortunately, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University gives current advice from experts to ensure you can present a winning application to a university admissions panel. Unravelling the mysteries of university applications and highlighting what admissions tutors are really looking for in prospective students, The Insider's Guide to Applying to University is your indispensable resource if you want to get ahead in applying to university. Can you afford not to?

Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Tourism

Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Tourism

Author: Pierre Benckendorff

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784714802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 688

View: 801

This comprehensive Handbook provides an international perspective on contemporary issues and future directions in teaching and learning in tourism. Key topics include assurance of learning, development of skills, learning in the field, work integrated learning, sustainability and critical studies, internationalisation, technology enabled learning, links between teaching and research, and graduate student supervision. Within these topics attention is devoted to the discussion of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, students, educators and trends and issues. The Handbook provides a valuable resource for understanding teaching and learning theory and practice in tourism.

Celebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes]

Celebrating Life Customs around the World: From Baby Showers to Funerals [3 volumes]

Author: Victoria Williams Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440836596

Category: Social Science

Page: 1247

View: 707

This book documents hundreds of customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide. • Examines cultural events in the general categories of birth and childhood events, teen and early adulthood milestones, and aging and death customs • Offers primary and cultural document excerpts that are useful for the purposes of meeting Common Core standards • Includes color inserts that help bring the text to life • Features sidebars that present fun facts, interesting anecdotes, and recipes that are often used to celebrate various life-cycle customs in different countries • Provides information ideal for students studying geography, global studies, anthropology, and world cultures

The Gifted Teen Survival Guide

The Gifted Teen Survival Guide

Author: Judy Galbraith

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575425672

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 673

Based on new surveys of nearly 1,500 gifted teens, this book is the ultimate guide to thriving in a world that doesn’t always support or understand high ability. Full of surprising facts, survey results, step-by-step strategies, inspiring teen quotes, and insightful expert essays, the guide gives readers the tools they need to appreciate their giftedness as an asset and use it to make the most of who they are. The fourth edition has been revised for a new generation of high-end learners and includes information on twice-exceptionality, emotional and social intelligence, creativity, teen brain development, managing life online, testing and standards, homeschooling, International Baccalaureate programs, college alternatives, STEM careers, cyberbullying, and other hot topics.

The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations

The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations

Author: David Horton Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137263179

Category: Social Science

Page: 1414

View: 188

Written by over 200 leading experts from over seventy countries, this handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the latest theory and research on volunteering, civic participation and nonprofit membership associations. The first handbook on the subject to be truly multinational and interdisciplinary in its authorship, it represents a major milestone for the discipline. Each chapter follows a rigorous theoretical structure examining definitions, historical background, key analytical issues, usable knowledge, and future trends and required research. The nine parts of the handbook cover the historical and conceptual background of the discipline; special types of volunteering; the major activity areas of volunteering and associations; influences on volunteering and association participation; the internal structures of associations; the internal processes of associations; the external environments of associations; the scope and impacts of volunteering and associations; and conclusions and future prospects. This handbook provides an essential reference work for third-sector research and practice, including a valuable glossary of terms defining over eighty key concepts. Sponsored by the International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations (ICSERA; www.icsera.org), it will appeal to scholars, policymakers and practitioners, and helps to define the emergent academic discipline of voluntaristics.

Gap Year

Gap Year

Author: Joseph O'Shea

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421410364

Category: Education

Page: 183

View: 234

The idea of the gap year has taken hold in America. Since its development in Britain nearly fifty years ago, taking time off between secondary school and college has allowed students the opportunity to travel, develop crucial life skills, and grow up, all while doing volunteer work in much-needed parts of the developing world.

The Palgrave Handbook of International Development

The Palgrave Handbook of International Development

Author: Jean Grugel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137427243

Category: Political Science

Page: 774

View: 264

International development is a dynamic, vibrant and complex field – both in terms of practices and in relation to framing and concepts. This collection draws together leading experts from a range of disciplines, including development economics, geography, sociology, political science and international relations, to explore persistent problems and emergent trends in international development. Building from an introduction to key development theories, this Handbook proceeds to examine key development questions relating to the changing donor and aid landscape, the changing role of citizens and the state in development, the role of new finance flows and privatization in development, the challenges and opportunities of migration and mobility, emerging issues of insecurity and concerns with people trafficking, the drugs trade and gang violence, the role of rights and activism in promoting democracy and development, the threats posed by and responses to global environmental change, and the role of technology and innovation in promoting development.