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Accounting Handbook and Study Guide: A Comprehensive Accounting Reference Book

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Accounting Handbook and Study Guide: A Comprehensive Accounting Reference Book

Author: Simeon Mantel Publisher: Berlut Books ISBN: 978-0-620-32589-9 Reviewed by: Beryl Lutrin The Accounting Handbook and Study Guide: A Comprehensive Accounting Reference Book by Simeon Mantel was published by Berlut Books in July 2016. It is part of the Berlut Books Handbook and Study Guide Series and follows in the footsteps of the popular English, […]

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What have the Romans ever done for us…?

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
What have the Romans ever done for us…?

Title: Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar Author: Tom Holland Publisher: Anchor Books ISBN: 978-0345806727 Title: SPQR – A History of Ancient Rome Author: Mary Beard Publisher: Profile Books ISBN: 978-1846683800 Reviewed by: David Lea It’s been many years since a good grounding in “the classics” was a prerequisite of being […]

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Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age

Title: Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age Author: William Powers Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers ISBN: 978-1-921640-78-0 This book is about a yearning and a need. It’s about finding a quiet, spacious place where the mind can wander free. We all know what that place feels like, and […]

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Journeys Common Core

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Journeys Common Core

Title: Journeys C ommon C ore: C atholic Identity Edition Authors: James F. Baumann, David J. Chard, Jamal Cooks, J. David Cooper, Russell Gersten, Marjorie Lipson, Lesley Mandel Morrow, John J. Pikulski, Hector H. Rivera, Mabel Rivera, Shane Templeton, Sheila W. Valencia, Catherine Valentino, MaryEllen Vogt, Irene Fountas Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company ISBN: […]

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Second chances

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Second chances

Title: Second chances Author: Maria Phalime Publisher: Pearson Imprint: Maskew Miller Longman ISBN: 978-0-636-15067-0 Title: Doorways Author: Charmaine Kendal Title: The C lub Author: Stephen Finn Publisher: Pearson Imprint: Maskew Miller Longman ISBN: 978-0-636-17652-2 Reviewed by: Fiona de Villiers Second chances, a short novel by Maria Phalime, The Club, a short play by Stephen Finn […]

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Nora Webster

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Nora Webster

Title: Nora Webster Author: Colm Tóibín Publisher: Viking (Penguin) ISBN: 978-0-670-91815-7 Reviewed by: David Lea Colm Tóibín’s Costa award-winning novel Brooklyn told the story of a young Irish woman who emigrated to a new life and opportunities in America in the 1960s. The town that she left, Enniscorthy, on the south-east coast of Ireland, is […]

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The ride of your life: take a journey with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Independent Education

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
The ride of your life: take a journey with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Independent Education

Perhaps you grabbed the opportunity to spend some time at the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) stand at the 2014 South African Heads of Independent Schools (SAHISA) conference hosted recently in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. If you weren’t able to peruse their new, comprehensive, rich and stimulating teaching and learning resources, fear not. Independent […]

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Juta publishers have some brilliant new books for your teachers to read over the holidays and use in the classroom next year

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Juta publishers have some brilliant new books for your teachers to read over the holidays and use in the classroom next year

Title: Secrets Authors: David Patient and Neill Orr Publisher: Juta ISBN: 978-1-48510-246-5 Title: The Learning School: A psycho-social approach to school development Authors: Sue Davidoff, Sandy Lazarus and Nadeen Moolla Publisher: Juta ISBN: 978-1-48510-241-0 Title: Provocations: Philosophy for Secondary School Author: David Birch Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd (Distributed in South Africa by Juta) ISBN: […]

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How textbooks have changed the face of war

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
How textbooks have changed the face of war

By Bettina Chang As the world commemorates the start of the Great War this year, researchers find that war is more personal, less glorious and more hellish in modern textbooks than in the past. But there’s still room for improvement. The content of children’s textbooks is often a cultural flashpoint, with conservatives and liberals battling […]

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Ready, set, read! Summer fiction ideas for kids of all ages

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ready, set, read! Summer fiction ideas for kids of all ages

By Holly Korbey Teachers and experts have long suggested that reading over summer break helps kids from losing everything they’ve learned over the school year. And new research shows that reading fiction especially might do more than serve kids academically – it may even make them better people. Several recent studies show that reading great […]

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Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

My issue with Big Data is that it does not take big data seriously enough.

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