Scarf to bag. A big scarf can be folded in to shape and all you have to do is sew the sides. Make handles out of another scarf or you can use long beaded necklaces to use it as the bag strap. The article then explores some of the bottom up solutions that have been suggested by researchers, such as collaborative dialogue, professional development and international perspectives. These suggestions provide a jumping off point for offering intercultural communicative competence as a concept and a method that could be effective in ameliorating cultural discontinuities. Throughout, I show how the difficulties and solutions highlighted by empirical research relate to my own teaching context.
Though the concerted study of Indian history in the American academy first commenced in the early 1960s, the publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism in 1978 is commonly viewed as inaugurating trends which have ever since been rather dominant, howsoever widespread the uneasiness and, indeed, resistance which Said’s ideas have increasingly generated. While the central arguments of Orientalism are too well known to require lengthy exposition, it will not be amiss, considering the developments that followed in the wake of Orientalism, to enumerate them briefly. Said argued that, alongside their military triumphs and economic conquests of “the Orient”, Europeans created an entire body of knowledge which enabled them to represent the Orient; such representations, moreover, far from having any necessary relationship to the Orient, reveal more about Europeans than they do about the ‘natives’ and their social institutions, cultural practices, and the like.
I did read an article in the PubMed database that confirms what you are saying about increased mental illness. The main point of the research is that irreversable neurocognitive deficits occur in teens who use cannabis, especially before the age of 15. Some of the teenagers in church spoke about it on Senior Sunday a few weeks ago and said they just meant to experiment once with marijuana, but they liked the way it made them feel so they continued to have bouts of quitting and seeking out the drug again.
Although the International Olympic Committee has made some progress in this area in 1980 women represented only 18 percent of athletes at the Moscow Games, a figure that had risen to 45 percent in Beijing last year there is still a long way to go. I know that in some sports there may be historical reasons why women do not participate. But its time Olympic sport moved with the times..