By Raja Shehadeh
The search for his great-uncle Najib Nassar, an Ottoman journalist – the main points of his existence, and the course of his nice break out from occupied Palestine – fed on award-winning author Raja Shehadeh for 2 years. As he lines Najib’s footsteps, he discovers that this present day it might be very unlikely to escape the cage that Palestine has develop into. A Rift in Time is a kin memoir written in luminescent prose, however it can also be a mirrored image on how Palestine – specifically the disputed Jordan Rift Valley – has been reworked. so much of Palestine’s heritage and that of its humans is buried deep within the floor: entire villages have disappeared and names were erased from the map. but by way of seeing the larger photo of the panorama and the endless fight for freedom as Shehadeh does, it really is nonetheless attainable to appear in the direction of a greater destiny, loose from Israeli or Ottoman oppression.
“A paintings of passionate polemic, touring, heritage, and autobiography, this hugely unique attention of the Palestinian-Israeli factor is based round a chain of full of life, attentive hikes throughout the occupied territories.”—The New Yorker
“Raja Shehadeh’s Palestinian Walks offers a unprecedented historic perception into the tragic alterations happening in Palestine.” —President Jimmy Carter
“Towards any right knowing of heritage there are various small paths. This continuously astounding ebook modestly describes strolling alongside yes paths that have touched the lived lives of 2 millennia. Its strolling consultant is an aged guy who confesses; his confessions usually stumble upon a perennial knowledge, and what he's conversing approximately and jogging throughout is without doubt one of the nodal issues of the world’s current situation. I strongly recommend you stroll with him.”—John Berger , writer of the way of Seeing
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The Sample for NALS and NAAL For both assessments, data were collected via a household survey of a stratified random sample of adults age 16 and older. Additional samples were obtained in specific states in order to provide state-level results; this portion of the assessment was referred to as the State Adult Literacy Survey. In 1992, 12 states participated (California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington); in 2003, 6 states participated (Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, and Oklahoma).
In preparation for the release of the 2003 results, the Department of Education decided to focus specific attention on how NAAL results should be reported and interpreted. The department sought advice from the NRC and requested that its Board on Testing and Assessment (BOTA) recommend performance levels to use in reporting NAAL results. The Committee on Performance Levels for Adult Literacy was established to provide this advice. The committee included individuals with a broad array of expertise, including adult education, educational measurement and standard setting, English for speakers of other languages, literacy and literacy measurement, psychology, political science, public health, sociology, statistics, and survey methodology.
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