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The Catholic Tradition: Intellectual, Moral, and Social

Melanie M. Morey and John J. Piderit

in Catholic Higher Education: A Culture in Crisis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305517
eISBN:
9780199784813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305515.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter provides a brief introduction to three umbrella terms: the Catholic intellectual tradition, the Catholic moral tradition, and Catholic social teaching. It begins with a historical look ... More


Health, Housing, and Wider Dimensions

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Considers indicators of health, housing and homelessness, functional illiteracy and innumeracy, access to essential services, financial precariousness, and social participation. These are all ... More


Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social indicators are an important tool for evaluating a country's level of social development and for assessing the impact of policy. Such indicators are already in use in investigating poverty and ... More


Reading Disclosures

Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider

in More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161709
eISBN:
9781400850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161709.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explains how literacy problems complicate the process involved in making informed decisions. Many people are unable to read many disclosures because they are not literate or numerate ... More


Growth, Public Action, and Well‐Being: What Can Sub‐Saharan Africa Learn from Others?

Peter Svedberg

in Poverty and Undernutrition: Theory, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292685
eISBN:
9780191596957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292686.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The basic question is what governments in sub‐Saharan Africa can learn from researched experience in other parts of the world so as to break the present deadlock. If ever the political urge to ... More


Redefining Literacy: A Theory of Bureaucratic Schooling

Robert A. Levine, Sarah E. Levine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola, Meredith L. Rowe, and Emily Dexter

in Literacy and Mothering: How Women’s Schooling Changes the Lives of the World's Children

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195309829
eISBN:
9780199932733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309829.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews the progress that educational research on literacy has made in recent decades: the rejection of the literacy-illiteracy dichotomy, the adoption of direct literacy assessment in ... More


Uttar Pradesh: The Burden of Inertia *

Jean Drèze and Haris Gazdar

in Indian Development: Selected Regional Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292043
eISBN:
9780191684852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292043.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the problem of economic and social backwardness in Uttar Pradesh and its causal antecedents. Among these are the disastrous functioning of public services in rural areas, the ... More


Composing Egypt: Reading, Writing, and the Emergence of a Modern Nation, 1870-1930

Hoda A. Yousef

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797115
eISBN:
9780804799218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is a cultural and social history of Egypt from 1870 to 1930 that examines the way in which Egyptian men and women began reading, writing, and perceiving the Arabic language in ever more ... More


Financial Illiteracy and Stock Market Participation: Evidence from the RAND American Life Panel

Joanne Yoong

in Financial Literacy: Implications for Retirement Security and the Financial Marketplace

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696819
eISBN:
9780191732089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696819.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Financially unsophisticated consumers who consistently make suboptimal financial decisions may suffer lasting consequences for long-term wealth accumulation and welfare. This paper focuses attention ... More


‘European Schools’: Illiteracy, Unemployment, and Educational Uplifting

Satoshi Mizutani

in The Meaning of White: Race, Class, and the 'Domiciled Community' in British India 1858-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199697700
eISBN:
9780191732102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697700.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Drawing on a range of historical sources on colonial education, including official reports such as the Quinquennial Reports of Education in Bengal, this chapter discusses how both the state and the ... More


Learning by Heart in Our Mutual Friend

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyzes how Dickens's final completed novel, Our Mutual Friend, actively includes the poor in Victorian cultural life by emphasizing the creative aspects of everyday labor and the ... More


Gendered Scripts and the Sexual Scene: Promoting Sexual Subjects among Brazilian Teenagers

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton

in Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218369
eISBN:
9780520922754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218369.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter aims to re-think the types of intervention strategies that have controlled education and prevention approaches to HIV/AIDS vulnerability. It analyzes in detail the roles of gender and ... More


Active Citizenship for Europe and International Understanding

Derek Heater

in Active Citizenship: What Could it Achieve and How?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638666
eISBN:
9780748671939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638666.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers the role of active citizenship in Europe and other parts of the world. It acknowledges the predisposition to regard the city or nation state as the primary sphere of citizen's ... More


Financing Educational Reform

Janet G. Hudson

in Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-era South Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125022
eISBN:
9780813135182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125022.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

As South Carolina's illiteracy rate was at 20 percent, the state was revealed to be as the second most illiterate in America. Also, it was important to note that three out of four adults in the state ... More


Reading

Alec Ryrie

in Being Protestant in Reformation Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199565726
eISBN:
9780191750731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565726.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter considers the Protestant encounter with the written and printed word. It begins with a discussion of the problem of illiteracy, which most literate Protestants either ignored or dealt ... More


Thresholds of Illiteracy: Theory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Abraham Acosta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book reevaluates Latin American theories and narratives of cultural resistance by advancing the concept of “illiteracy” as a new critical approach to understanding scenes or moments of social ... More


Epilogue Writing for a Place: A Writer's Workshop for McDowell County, West Virginia

Casey Clabough

in Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041735
eISBN:
9780813043944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041735.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The book closes with a pragmatic application of some of its abstract assertions, recounting the full experience of myself and another academic in our attempt to effect the humblest of positive local ... More


The Role of Ecosystem Services in Contemporary Urban Planning

Johan Colding

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Urban sprawl is often characterised as a serious land use problem. It refers to the spread of urban congestion into adjoining suburbs and rural areas, often resulting in the loss of ecosystems and ... More


Literacy for All: Ummiyya, Arabic, and the Public Good

Hoda A. Yousef

in Composing Egypt: Reading, Writing, and the Emergence of a Modern Nation, 1870-1930

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797115
eISBN:
9780804799218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797115.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the impact and implications of public literacies, particularly as the concept of illiteracyevolved from a term with positive connotations to one associated with social ... More


Conclusion: Literacy and Literacies

Hoda A. Yousef

in Composing Egypt: Reading, Writing, and the Emergence of a Modern Nation, 1870-1930

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797115
eISBN:
9780804799218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797115.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The conclusion recaps the major argument of this work: that literacies, as a broad set of practices, were in wide use over this period even as the idea of a narrow concept of literacy became central ... More


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