"This book addresses the issue of the under-representation of men in primary school teaching in Ireland. It reports on the views of men and women who had entered the teaching profession in the last 10 years through a survey of 365 men and 248 women primary teachers, using a self-completion mailed questionnaire, conducted in 2004. It contains information about school location/size; nature of posts held, and the motivations and career development of primary teachers, highlighting any gender differences. A key element of the study was to ascertain the factors encouraging or discouraging women and men into teaching and their levels of satisfaction with the job. Finally, the book draws out the views of teachers about gender issues in primary teaching and whether/how a better gender balance in the profession could be attained." "The study generated a considerable volume of quantitative and qualitative data, the latter in the form of comments expressed by the teachers. These provide important insights into the stresses and rewards of primary teaching as well as identifying how sources of dissatisfaction could be addressed."--BOOK JACKET.
"An entertaining and lively biography of the founder and editor of the Triad , New Zealand's first longstanding cultural magazine. Founded in 1893 and running into the late 1920s, the magazine offered well-informed coverage of cultural activities in New Zealand, Australia and internationally in a broad mix of critical and original writing. Notoriously outspoken, Baeyertz was feared and respected as a critic. His music criticism was particularly intelligent and rigorous, making no concessions to personality or amateur or professional status. His later co-editor, the self-styled 'decadent' Frank Morton, was equally candid. This engaging biography of a fascinating man throws new light on a long-neglected period of New Zealand's cultural past."--Publisher.
In 1962 the Green River was poisoned and its native fishes killed so that the new Flaming Gorge Reservoir could be stocked with non-native game fishes for sportsmen. This incident was representative of water management in the West, where dams and other projects have been built to serve human needs without consideration for the effects of water diversion or depletion on the ecosystem. Indeed, it took a Supreme Court decision in 1976 to save Devils Hole pupfish from habitat destruction at the hands of developers. Nearly a third of the native fish fauna of North America lives in the arid West; this book traces their decline toward extinction as a result of human interference and the threat to their genetic diversity posed by decreases in their populations. What can be done to slow or end this tragedy? As the most comprehensive treatment ever attempted on the subject, Battle Against Extinction shows how conservation efforts have been or can be used to reverse these trends. In covering fishes in arid lands west of the Mississippi Valley, the contributors provide a species-by-species appraisal of their status and potential for recovery, bringing together in one volume nearly all of the scattered literature on western fishes to produce a monumental work in conservation biology. They also ponder ethical considerations related to the issue, ask why conservation efforts have not proceeded at a proper pace, and suggest how native fish protection relates to other aspects of biodiversity planetwide. Their insights will allow scientific and public agencies to evaluate future management of these animal populations and will offer additional guidance for those active in water rights and conservation biology. First published in 1991, Battle Against Extinction is now back in print and available as an open-access e-book thanks to the Desert Fishes Council.
India's natural diversity is unmatched. From the snow-bound Himalayas to the scorching deserts, lush green forests and vast coastlines, the terrain needs more than a lifetime to be explored and seen up-close. This title takes the reader through a voyage across the length and breadth of the country. India's natural diversity is unmatched. From the snow-bound Himalayas to the scorching deserts, lush green forests and vast coastlines, the terrain needs more than a lifetime to be explored and seen up-close.Wild Wonders of India' takes the reader through a visually'