Rewriting the book, I was able to give some context to some of these amazing things that actually happened. In 5000 Dead Ducks, the oil baron was sitting around with his feet up on the desk saying I wonder when our pipeline is going to get built? What happens to this character in Ducks Redux, of course, is that he still has his feet up on his desk looking out over the western horizon, talking to his dog and saying know, Lucky, we need a harbour and looking out over big piles of pipelines. Revamping the book for a younger audience, the broad strokes of the story remain.
Amenability and identification with the school leadership ethos seemed to be associated with high levels of personal agency, such that ECTs gathered important developmental experience as leaders and were developing leadership skills, dispositions and aspirations. In a minority of contexts, ECTs experienced feelings of alienation, and positioned themselves as resistant to school leadership in contexts they perceived to be characterised by high accountability, blame and coercion. This resistance and alienation were associated with reduced agency, and restricted development as leaders..
Even Bong Joon Ho’s wildly entertaining thriller “Parasite” has some basis in its director’s personal experience. Like the character who sets the story in motion, Bong worked as a tutor in South Korea as a young man, though he and his family have never infiltrated and wreaked havoc on a wealthy household, to the best of my knowledge. Bong, unlike Julie in “The Souvenir,” has few questions about his rights as a storyteller; his characters, who hail from across the entire South Korean class spectrum, are at once recognizable and surprising, endearing and unbearable.
Liisa Matinvesi Bassett, New Zealand country manager for PriceSpy, says: “With the summer going down in the New Zealand history books as being the third warmest on record, we have seen a huge spike in the number of Kiwis searching for air conditioning heat pumps to help keep them cool over the warmer months.”The most popular days of the year so far appeared to be 10th and 12th January, which coincided with when thermometer readings reached a sweltering 29 degrees in Auckland alone, 8.7 degrees higher than the national average for January.”Whilst data from PriceSpy suggests consumer interest in air conditioning heat pumps is rapidly growing, overall popularity for fans and portable air conditioning units appears to be cooling down.Liisa continues: “Historically, fans and portable air conditioning units have been a popular choice of products for Kiwis wanting to keep cool over the warmer summer months. This year however, our data suggests otherwise as the insights revealed there was actually a decrease of 25 per cent within both of these categories (for January 2019 compared to the month previous). Change may be due to a number of reasons.