Note from the editor:
The poems express the poet’s heartfelt yearning for peace and serenity put into words that paint pictures of a world subtly illuminated by pantheistic beliefs.
The image of fire as beauty, as love, as purifier/destroyer gleams briefly in the world juxtaposed with the softer flickers of the dancing candle flame.
The dance of beauty, personified in one poem by the dancing nymph, and the colours living nature glow in world characterised by abuse of power, war and human suffering.
In the harsh reality of this world, the poet seeks love, freedom and human solidarity especially for the future generations, expressing this search through images glowing with beauty.
This book is an academic research work (300 pages), which has set out to examine how the way a state conceptualizes its national identity, influences the way that nation state interacts with other nation states on the international scene. This hypothesis has been explored against the backdrop of the international relations of Iran as the case study used, and through the elite discourse analysis of the Iranian president Ahmadinejad between 2011-2012 which include 170 speeches.
This is an easy to use kit to familiarize children with human rights concepts, using art and crafts as a pedagogy. It has been prepared in simple black and white to save colour printing costs, and made easily downloadable by school teachers and facilitators. Each page presents a different human right concept, first by simplifying the legal language of the original article used in the Human Rights Declaration of 1948 (United Nations), into a phrase which is child-friendly. Next on the page, there is a description of the art craft exercise. The exercise of the art craft helps the children grasp the concept of that particular human right. Finally there is separate booklet at the end which puts together all the simplified rights matching them with the original article which is in the UDHR 1948 UN document.
This handbook shares ideas about teaching the basics of art to students at secondary level. All the ideas are methods which have already been tested during my teaching experience, and I would like to share them with other teachers in case they would like to experiment with them too. Often presenting technical or specialized information without connecting that information to the world of senses and soul experience, leaves the students feeling disconnected or even at times alienated. In order to help the students have a fuller experience of the materials and the information they are learning, I have tried to connect each and every piece of information to the spiritual side of our being. Once the students can actually feel connected, that connection not only maximizes their learning much more, but it also makes the whole learning process an enjoyable experience which they look forward to. Consequently the students develop a love for learning and growing their person.