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Gliner, Robert

Works: 57 works in 123 publications in 1 language and 3,599 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Drama  Romance films  Comedy films  Sports films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Popular works  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author, Actor, Producer, Author of screenplay, Film editor, Videographer , Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Gliner
Time frenzy : keeping up with tomorrow( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the ironies of the ubiquitous technologies now in use is that they were supposed to save time and improve the quality of life. What went wrong? This cautionary program examines the social and ethical consequences of the increasingly fast pace of life in the U.S. It contrasts the American 24/7 work ethic with the business traditions of other countries and, in the process, examines the impact of technology on personal relationships, education, health, and the environment
Democracy left behind( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do American schools adequately prepare students to take part in society? Can a complacent, ill-informed public trace its problems back to the nation's classrooms? This program examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on the ability of public education to involve students in civic and governmental processes. Filmed in economically and culturally diverse schools, the program includes provocative interviews with teachers, administrators, and nationally known experts-all of whom discuss the challenges of helping children become knowledgeable citizens while fulfilling the needs of basic education. Scenes of teachers working to engage their students in participatory democracy are included
American society as a social problem by Robert Gliner( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons from the real world( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A follow up to Democracy Left Behind: NCLB and Civic Education (item 39484), this program looks at community-based learning in K-12 education. The film explores a wide variety of educational settings in which action-oriented lessons enable students to work outside the classroom, in their own communities. While taking nothing away from the importance of traditional academic subjects, the film promotes the idea that math, reading, and other areas are more effectively explored if students care about what they are learning-rather than being drilled with subject matter divorced from their real lives and the environments that often impact those lives
Green Rim : Towards a Sustainable Pacific Rim( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the world{u2019}s top two carbon emitters, China and the U.S. face significant challenges reducing emissions while keeping up with a growing demand for more energy. Is there potential for cooperation between both Pacific Rim nations on this important issue, or is each country seeking its own distinct solutions? This program explores the collaborative efforts of American and Chinese academics and decision-makers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, increase energy efficiency, and produce renewable energy. Filmed on location in China and Silicon Valley, the video shows why clean-technology solutions might only be effective if they are easy to integrate into everyday life
Education for What? : Learning Social Responsibility( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the role college students play in helping solve community problems as part of their regular curriculum. Shot on location on six urban campuses across the country, the program looks at how a broad range of discipline and interdisciplinary program help engage student in service learning. It also examines whether service learning leads to greater engagement in civic processes and the extent to which it addresses political apathy among young voters. Through interviews with all stakeholders, the program explores the benefits and issues surrounding service-learning from the perspective of students, faculty members, administrators, and community organizations
Human perspectives: introductory readings for sociology by Howard M Shapiro( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Munching on existence by Robert Gliner( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schools that change communities( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schools that Change Communities profiles a diverse group of public schools that are successfully creating higher achieving students in a different way -- by turning the communities where they live into their classrooms. The film re-imagines what education can be, visiting K-12 public schools in five states across America that are engaging students in learning by solving real-world problems in a variety of communities, from economically and environmentally challenged rural areas to poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods. High school students in Howard, SD, build an interdisciplinary curriculum around a plan to save the town's struggling economy. In a Boston neighborhood with a high level of crime and poverty, students learn to connect the dots between what their community seems to the outside world and what it might become. In a small Appalachian town, elementary school students help clean up an adjacent stream polluted by acid mine drainage from former coal mines. In Watsonville, CA, high school students studying Roosevelt's New Deal try to come up with a New Deal for their farming community. In Cottage Grove, OR, students help create a sustainable environment, while learning valuable science, engineering and math lessons."--Container
Barefoot College( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines a unique community based education program in rural India. At Barefoot College, located in the Indian State of Rajasthan, education takes place off campus, in nearby impoverished villages, among all age groups, with a unique interdisciplinary curriculum intimately encompassing rural village life and the issues villagers must grapple with. While seemingly far removed from the American experience, it offers telling lessons for how the current debate around educational reform might be focused and curriculum transformed in the United States
Making a Difference : College Volunteers Abroad( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program highlights students doing volunteers work and engaged in service learning outside the United States - helping disabled children in southern France, teaching rural indigenous children high in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, working in a hospital for women and children in rural Kenya, giving assistance in a Masai clinic while interning with a Masai healer, working with abandoned children in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and many other volunteers efforts. Focusing on three of the leading U.S based programs, this documentary offers an in-depth look at experiential education in an international context. Combining intense in-country classrooms experiences with local family homestays and community service or volunteer work, lasting from a semester to one year, students comment that these experiences often enable them to learn more in a few months than they have in their entire college careers
Communities as Classrooms( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program follows producer Bob Gliner as he introduces an educational experiment in participatory democracy at four schools in El Salvador that can serve as a model here in the U.S.: where viewers see students become actively engaged in solving problems in their own communities, not as an extra-curricular activity, but as part of learning math, language, writing and other basic educational skills - skills they see as necessary to solving the issues their communities face
Growing Up Green( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing Up Green profiles a unique statewide, hands-on environmental education program in Michigan, the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. For the very first time, both rural and urban schools across the state are working to increase academic performance by involving students in local efforts to improve the environments they inhabit. This coordinated statewide approach to "place-based education" presents a national model for increasing student engagement by making education more relevant, while also encouraging students to become lifelong stewards of the environment. High school students in an interdisciplinary science and math class in Houghton developed ROV's (remotely operated vehicles) to use in underwater explorations looking for invasive species. Across the state in Alpena, elementary school students use similar ROV's to aid Fish and Game biologists in their research. In Lansing and nearby Grand Rapids, elementary and high school students raise salmon in their classrooms, then restock local rivers, weaving science, math, history and art though their year-long curriculum. In Muskegon, elementary students plant a former dump site with non-invasive species, restoring a natural habitat, while learning valuable watershed lessons. In Detroit's inner city, high school students renovate 800 houses with energy saving devices as part of their science and math program, while Detroit middle school students perform regular 'tire sweeps' of the neighborhood around their school, helping a local nonprofit in its recycling and poverty alleviation efforts. Professional development is offered through nine hubs to help teachers facilitate inquiry-based learning and problem-solving, and to sustain school-community partnerships
Alzheimer's disease by Phil Donahue( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a grant from the California Department of Health, this two year study of Alzheimer's was conducted in the Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Latino communities. It looks at caregiving issues through the eyes of four minority families, their values, their perceptions, and their fears
Humanizing education by Robert Gliner( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching social problems in the public schools by Robert Gliner( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sensuous eunuch; castration and co-optation in American society by Robert Gliner( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing for keeps by Gerard Butler( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the challenges facing several African-American football players and their coach, Fitz Hill at San Jose State University, as they struggle to overcome obstacles on the field and in the classroom. This documentary highlights the national debate around the social and financial costs and consequences of maintaining competitive football programs on college campuses
Viet Nam : at the crossroads( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Jose State University sociology professor Hien Duc Do returns to Vietnam for the first time since 1975. While traveling through Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and outlying rural areas, he interviews people from diverse occupations and backgrounds. He explores Vietnam's dilemma between Western capitalism and the legacy of recent history, and how the transition from a socialist economy to one based on capitalism has affected the country
What about Macedonia?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the former Yugoslav Republic and newly independent country of Macedonia and its efforts to make the difficult transition from socialism to capitalism and to forge a democratic society in which ethnic minorities share equally in political and economic decision making. Includes interviews with several Macedonians
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Alternative Names
Bob Gliner American film director

Bob Gliner director de cine estadounidense

Gliner, Bob

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