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Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Attuning Catholic Identity to a Secular Society

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Visnja Car

identity and mission of the university and to translate the ideas of the founder into the current context. In 2015, the “Cobbenhagen essays” explaining the ideas of the university’s founding father and a publication “With a View to Living a Good Life,” linking university tradition with the ideas of

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Rebecca Clothey and Deanna Hill

grade level. I didn’t think too much about what that meant; I just knew that it probably wasn’t an option for my kid. So I went into parenting and living in the city assuming that I was going to have to figure something out. (Interview 1) And another: I teach in [this city], and I`m a product

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Edited by Rebecca Clothey and Kai Heidemann

facilities, and (3) remold behavior to support the ideology of the state. Thus, under communism, more people gained access to schooling, but the training they received best prepared them for work in the factories and life in a closed society. It bears mentioning that arguably these could be seen as the goals

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Decentralization and Education in Tanzania

The Role of Community Schools and Education for the Poor

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Serena Koissaba

and spent time with those who needed special attention in their studies or home life. The removal of harmful policies like caning can be abolished in schools but school leaders must invest in training their staff on positive alternative ways to discipline young people. A part of becoming a liberated

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Lorin G. Yochim

construction in Shijiazhuang’s urban renovation. The desire to improve the domestic living conditions of one’s family and to provide a better future to subsequent generations drives family members to seek, as Lao Dong said in an interview, a hao yi xie de shenghuo (好一些的生活 – literally, a slightly better life

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Lorin G. Yochim

terms of the ways in which they conceive of good people; the kinds of knowledge and modes of education they support and pursue; and how they understand the contribution that living life according to these precepts and prescriptions to the good of society as a whole. It can also be said that these people

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Lorin G. Yochim

vulnerable to the enormous pressures an authoritarian state can exert on critical inquiry, is now further complicated by the sheer motility of Chinese intellectual life itself, which has experienced a rapid change of habitus and attendant demands from the 1990s to the present. ( Davies, 2007 ) Becoming

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Lorin G. Yochim

, politico-economic terrain. As the anecdote that began this chapter implies, this research project was motivated by a pair of observations. The first of these took note of a feature of life in China that strikes native Chinese as entirely mundane. Put simply, Chinese parents spend an enormous amount of