John Willis

  • Il y a 375 ans débarquaient à Québec les premières religieuses de la Nouvelle-France, six femmes qui allaient former un jour les deux plus importantes communautés religieuses de la colonie : les Augustines et les Ursulines. Vingt-cinq ans plus tard, la première paroisse au nord du Mexique était fondée. Soulignant ces anniversaires à sa manière, Cap-aux-Diamants offre à ses lecteurs un regard inédit sur la vie religieuse en Nouvelle-France. Tout d'abord, une série d'articles s'intéresse aux nécessités d'adaptation des institutions européennes en contexte colonial, notamment le rôle de « seigneuresses » des Augustines. Puis, quelques textes s'attardent aux croyances et pratiques religieuses du dix-septième et dix-huitième siècles, dévoilant sous un jour nouveau les mentalités de la société coloniale de l'époque.

  • Y a-t-il excès de commémorations d'événements historiques? À cette question Cap-aux-Diamants répond : « Il y aura trop de commémorations le jour où les jeunes sauront d'avance ce que les lieux historiques recèlent, ce que les plaques historiques racontent, et ce dont les témoins se souviennent ». Ainsi, « 1914 : une année mémorable » se consacre à la commémoration de la Première Grande Guerre, mais fait aussi écho à des événements méconnus (le naufrage du Montmagny). La revue souligne d'autres anniversaires marquants tels que la première parution de Maria Chapdelaine et la mort prématurée de son auteur Louis Hémon, la colonisation en Abitibi et le centenaire de la ville d'Amos, ainsi que Félix Leclerc qui aurait eu cent ans cette année.

  • Tu sais, mon vieux Jean-Pierre is inspired by the work of archaeologist Jean-Pierre Chrestien (1949-2008), who worked hand-in-glove with a generation of researchers in helping to unearth unexpected and always interesting aspects of New France.

    Contributions focus first upon the door to New France in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Acadia. A second set of essays move further up the St. Lawrence and into the heartland of the continent. 

    The final section examines aspects of Canadian culture: popular art, religion and communication. The essays share a curiosity for material culture, a careful regard for detail and nuance that forms the grain of New France studies, and sensitivity to the overall context that is part and parcel of how history proceeds on the local or regional scale.

    Happily we can now dispense with old-fashioned and facile generalizations about the allegedly absent bourgeoisie, the purportedly deficient commercial ethic of the habitants and the so-called underlying military character of the colony and get down the business of understanding real people and their possessions in context.

    Tu sais, mon vieux Jean-Pierre honore le travail de l'archéologue Jean-Pierre Chrestien (1949-2008), qui a collaboré avec une génération de chercheurs en vue de déterrer des aspects inattendus de la Nouvelle-France.

    La première section sur la porte d'entrée de la Nouvelle-France, soit le Golfe du Saint-Laurent, Terre-Neuve et l'Acadie. Une deuxième section nous fait remonter le Saint-Laurent, au coeur même du continent. La dernière section examine certains aspects de la culture Canadienne : l'art populaire, la religion et la communication. Le fil conducteur de ces essais est une curiosité pour la culture matérielle, une attention au détail et à la nuance qui sont les piliers des études sur la Nouvelle-France, et une sensibilité au contexte général essentiel à la compréhension de la façon dont l'histoire se déploie aux échelles locale ou régionale.

    On peut donc aller au-delà des généralisations faciles et désuètes d'une bourgeoisie prétendument absente, d'une éthique commerciale supposément déficiente chez les habitants et le caractère soi-disant militaire de la colonie. De ce fait, nous pouvons tenter de comprendre les vraies gens et leurs possessions en contexte.

  • Quickly acquire the practical coverage and guidance you need to understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to children with disabilities. To understand it thoroughly, school psychologists, teachers, and other school service providers need a comprehensive resource to guide them in what this frequently amended Act means and how it should be interpreted. The first concise, yet authoritative, book of its kind on which professionals can rely to navigate this often-misunderstood law, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Written in the user-friendly and well-known Essentials format, each of the seven concise chapters covers terminology, classification, assessments/evaluations, and other topics related to IDEA. With an accompanying CD offering commentary on judicial decisions related to interpretation of IDEA, as well as references to the 2006 final regulations for IDEA 2004 and Section 504 regulations, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals provides helpful guidelines for educational assessments and evaluations.

  • The interpretation of Exodus 4:24-26 is very controversial. Scholars have treated this text from various viewpoints on the basis of divergent methods or approaches. Two fundamental problems cause uncertainty about the origin and meaning of this text. One problem has to do with the nature of Exod 4:24-26. Another problem is the identity of the persons mentioned in Exod 4:24-26. This book arranges forty-two documented interpretations under each approach or approaches, presenting the view of each scholar proposing his/her interpretation of Exodus 4:24-26 in chronological order. The author presents his own view in the concluding chapter, essentially adopting a redactional, canonical, narrative, rhetorical methodology.

  • Why is epistemic fallibilism a viable topic for Christian thought and cultural engagement today? Religious fundamentalists and scientific positivists tend to deal with reality in terms of "knockdown" arguments, and such binary approaches to lived reality have helped to underwrite the belligerence and polarization that mark this age of the social media echo chamber. For those who want to take both religion and science seriously, epistemic fallibilism offers a possible moderating stance that claims neither too much nor too little for either endeavor, nor forces a decision for one side over and against the other. This book uses this epistemological approach to fallibilism as a positive resource for conversations that arise at the intersection of philosophy, theology, and religion. The essays explore a range of openings into the interstices of these often siloed fields, with the aim of overcoming some of the impasses separating diverse ways of knowing. 

  • Essentials of DAS-IIOAssessment is the best source of information on the new edition of the DASOinstrument, providing you with illuminating case reports, expert assessment of the test?s relative strengths and weaknesses, and valuable advice on its clinical applications. Written by Ron Dumont, John Willis, and Colin Elliott, this book is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing customizable Excel worksheets, PDF files, and Microsoft Word documents to conveniently allow you to add your own DAS-II evaluation results. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.