I Want a Sister

Titre : I Want a Sister
Auteur : Tony Ross
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781849399005
Libération : 2012-02-15

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When she is told that her parents are expecting a new addition to the family, the Little Princess immediately announces that she does not want a brother - they are smelly and rough, and they have all the wrong toys. But when her new baby brother arrives, the Little Princess is pleased. After all, there is only room for one Little Princess in the family!

Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future

Titre : Seven Complex Lessons in Education for the Future
Auteur : Edgar Morin
Éditeur : UNESCO
ISBN-13 : 9789231037788
Libération : 2001

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Examines fundamental problems often overlooked or neglected in education. These problems are presented as "seven complex lessons" that should be covered in an education of the future in all societies in every culture, according to means and rules appropriate to those societies and cultures.

Special Educational Needs

Titre : Special Educational Needs
Auteur : Mary Warnock
Éditeur : A&C Black
ISBN-13 : 9781441180155
Libération : 2010-06-03

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Considers the philosophical debates surrounding special educational needs and inclusion. >

The Big Three in Economics

Titre : The Big Three in Economics
Auteur : Mark Skousen
Éditeur : M.E. Sharpe
ISBN-13 : 0765628260
Libération :

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Mark Skousen A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Big Three in Economics Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Rock of Tanios

Titre : The Rock of Tanios
Auteur : Amin Maalouf
Éditeur : George Braziller
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015033989693
Libération : 1994

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Tanios, the illegitimate son of a powerful Sheik, becomes caught up in the political intrigues of the Middle East

Representation of Genomics Research Among Latin American Laymen and Bioethics

Titre : Representation of Genomics Research Among Latin American Laymen and Bioethics
Auteur :
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ISBN-13 : OCLC:873648310
Libération : 2007

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The effects of genetic knowledge beyond the scientific community depend on processes of social construction of risks and benefits, or perils and possibilities, which are different in different communities. In a globalized world, new developments affect societies not capable of technically replicating them and unaware of the very nature of the scientific process. Moral and legal consequences, however, diffuse rapidly and involve groups and persons with scant or no knowledge about the way scientific concepts are developed or perfected. Leading genomics researchers view their field as developing after a sharp break with that worldwide social movement of the 20́s and 30́s known as eugenics and its most radical expression in the Nazi efforts to destroy life "not worth living". Manipulation, prejudice and mistrust, however, pervade non-expert accounts of current research. Researchers claim that the new knowledge will have a positive impact on medicine and serve as a foundation for informed social policy. Both types of applications depend on informed communities of non-scientists (physicians, policymakers), whose members may well differ on what constitutes burden and what is benefit, depending upon professional socialization and cultural bias. ELSI projects associated with genomic research are notable for the lack of minorities involved and for the absence of comparative analysis of data reception in different world communities. It may be contended also that the critical potential of philosophical or ethical analyses is reduced by their being situated within the scientific process itself and carried out by members of the expert community, thus reducing independence of judgment. The majority of those involved in such studies, by tradition, experience, and formative influences, share the same worldview about the nature of moral dilemmas or the feasibility of intended applications. The global effects of new knowledge when combined with other cultural or religious traditions are thus unknown. These effects are interesting on two accounts. First, even if underdeveloped countries cannot replicate the technical aspects of research, their influence on social practices is not kept within geographical or language barriers. The way they are handled in developed countries may become part of resistances to "ethical imperialism". Second, these advances have economic consequences. Their full understanding and the creation of a scientific literacy essential for sound ethical analysis demand the creation of "receptive capacity" in developing countries. The morality of genomics research and its applications can be analyzed from two main vantage points. Some traditions stress the ethics of convictions (in Max Webeŕs terms, Gesinnungsethik) while others rely on the ethics of responsibility (Verantwortungsethik). In different forms, the latter deals with the consequences of social action, scientific research in this case, and may or may not be related to utilitarian considerations. It may be hypothesized that convictions, mostly of a religious nature, dominate the argumentative preferences in Latin countries and continental European traditions which rely on virtues while responsibility is associated with a discourse based on rights prevalent in countries following the Anglo-Saxon pattern of thought. This finds expression in different legal systems (common law versus codes) and in the language used for deliberation and moral reasoning. Although results of US-based ELSI research may not be transferable to other cultural and economic contexts, they impact other societies and serve as models. Rarely do they apply completely in other settings. In a globalized world, both appropriate understanding of the scientific enterprise and its ethical or economic sustainability demand empirical analysis of the patterns of thought, main beliefs, and reactions toward the new knowledge and its applications. Anecdotal accounts show that expectations may be misleading and inadequate knowledge prevents appropriate appraisal of burdens and benefits in different societies.