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Indeed, the presence of both realistic and fantastical elements in the novel was a strategy consciously made to make young adults appreciate "Harry Potter" fantasy, and at the same time, have the adults achieve a greater imagination development, thereby making the novel also an example of high fantasy literature. Creating the characters in the image of humans, and even the inclusion of the mortal world in the novel, are strategic attempts to make the novel more relevant, if not totally fantastical, to adult people's lives, views and perceptions of reality. Thus, in "Harry Potter," the genre of high fantasy is maintained through this strategy.
Simmons and Evely (2006) classified "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," and the other Harry Potter novels as examples of 'magical realism' novels. This, they believed, was the most appropriate term to define the kind of fantasy tackled and illustrated in the novel, since the…… [Read More]
Furthermore, I must be able to relay this information to students in a
classroom setting, and create innovative lessons and assignments to allow
the full use of the technology's potential. The challenge facing me is to
tackle the world of technology and bring it to the classroom because it
will be a necessary tool of education in the 21st century.
I will face new challenges in the 21st century which did not exist in
the 20th. I must teach students to utilize technology to further their
education. It is also important that students develop these skills because
they will be lifelong skills and important for their long-term goals in the
academic and professional world. As an educator with an eye towards the
future, I must prepare my students to no only meet the demands that new
technology has created, but also to maximize the potential that the
internet and other…… [Read More]
Idealized Influence Behaviors
These leaders behave in ways that their actions are centered on values, beliefs, and a sense of mission. The leaders consider the needs of others over their own personal needs, and share risks with followers. They are consistent rather than arbitrary.
These leaders motivate and inspire followers by providing meaning and challenge to work. Team spirit is aroused. Enthusiasm and optimism are displayed. These leaders get followers involved in envisioning attractive future states and create communicated expectations that followers want to meet and demonstrate commitment to goals and shared visions.
The leaders stimulate followers' efforts to be innovative and creative by questioning assumptions, reframing problems, and approaching old situations in new ways. New Ideas and creative solutions are solicited from followers who are included in the process of addressing problems and finding solutions.
These leaders pay special attention to the needs…… [Read More]
China 21st Century
China in the 21st Century - hat Everyone Needs to Know
China is already an enormous player on the international stage and its power and relevance is only predicted to continue growing into the future. Despite China's importance, many in the est view China as a mystery. The culture in China is far different than most of the rest of the world. The government is also organized in a vastly different way. Factors such as these can make China seem somewhat alien to most people in the est who only gets information about China in bits and pieces from the media.
The book, China in the 21st Century -- hat Everyone Needs to Know, has been written to provide interested individuals with a brief background on many of the factors that help define China as a nation and as a culture. The book begins by describing the…… [Read More]
Pioneer psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud was fascinated by the story of King Oedipus, as Sophocles depicted him within Oedipus the King, as a work of literature. Clearly, however, Freud also recognized how Sophocles's story, at least in a literal sense if not a figurative or psychological one, paralleled his particular new theory of early childhood development, that at the four-year-old stage, a child "falls in love" with the opposite sex parent and wishes, then, to kill the same-sex parent in order to destroy a rival. Freud made the name "Oedipus" far better known than it would otherwise have been.
ithout Sophocles's play, of course, there would be no term like "Oedipus Complex," to describe today's best-known (theoretical) stage of early childhood development. However, Freud's theory is also very far from the story of Oedipus and his unfortunate fate, as told by Sophocles. Therefore, to think of King Oedipus only in…… [Read More]
21st century, one only need drive down a road to see the number of fast-food restaurants, or walk into most any grocery store to be besieged by advertisements, contrary opinions, and diet products. Everyone in the medical community agrees that there is a correlation between what we eat and drink and the overall state and consequence to our health. Americans, and most of the rest of the developed world, are literally rabid in consumption of diet aids, vitamins and supplements, and the quest for a healthy diet. So, are there negatives to healthy eating? Certainly none that are medical -- but, in our society of fast food, it is more expensive to eat right, fresh vegetables, hormone free meat, low sugar beverages all are a bit more expensive that the high-carbohydrate, fast foods so popular. What are the consequences of an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise? They are numerous…… [Read More]
21st century unfolds, we are told that the world is embracing globalism -- a key change in the economic, political and cultural movements that, broadly speaking, move the various countries of the world closer together. This idea refers to a number of theories that see the complexities of modern life such that events and actions are tied together, regardless of the geographic location of a specific country (political unit). The idea of globalism has become popular in economic and cultural terms with the advent of a number of macro-trade agreements combined with the ease of communication brought about with the Internet and cellular communication. Would we not logically think, then, that countries in the developing world would be doing their upmost to encourage global thinking? There are two conundrums regarding tourism within the developing world: 1) many first-world tourists want to experience something different, something more native and less urbanized…… [Read More]
In my opinion, this might have been a marketing tool, both for attracting the attention of the public and for distracting it from the mistakes she has done. And people enjoyed that, since they had new subjects to comment upon, and mass-media as well, as it proved once again to be a successful means of information.
Once again, Kate Moss succeeded to have a positive image in this respects too, as she is currently the mother of a four years old girl, Lila Grace and she is suspected to have married her fiance Pete Doherty. All in all, leaving aside the scandals she has been involved in, it seems that the international model has won: a great career, a stable relationship and a goal for her maternal instincts, all these while encountering many obstacles in her way and while having many problems of different kinds to be faced. Therefore, how…… [Read More]
I also asked my uncle the following questions about movies in 1973:
Question: How much did movie tickets cost that year?
Answer: I don't remember exactly, but something like about $1.50 or $1.75 a ticket rings a bell. Also, they didn't have any matinee prices like they do now. Tickets were the same price all day.
Question: hat other movies came out that year that you remember?
Answer: The Bond film Live and Let Die. The Paul McCartney song for that movie was a big deal too, because of the film. My personal favorite movie for that year was The Sting, which also won best picture at the Academy Awards that year. Like I said, there wasn't any such thing as video rentals yet, like Hollywood Video or Blockbuster, so I remember going to the theaters to see it about five times. Oh yeah, Deliverance came out that year too.…… [Read More]
The most notable would include: the 1976 Racial Discrimination Act, 1981 Handicapped Persons Equal Opportunity Act, the 1984 Equal Opportunity Act, 1989 Equal Opportunity Amendment Act -- Intellectual Disability, 1990 Equal Opportunity Amendment Act -- Age, 1993 Compulsory Retirement Abolished, 1997 Equal Opportunity Amendment Act -- Sexual Harassment and the 2009 Equal Opportunity Amendment Act -- New Grounds. ("History of Equal Opportunity in South Australia," 2010) These different laws are important, because they would attempt to provide a basic frame work for addressing the various forms of discrimination that were occurring in the workplace, in one form or another.
As a result, the power relationship that exists between employer and employees is continuing to evolve, based upon the various laws designed to prevent discrimination and the practices that were common in the past. A good example of this can be seen with the sexual harassment lawsuit that was filled by…… [Read More]
21st century culture is reflected in television, movies and electronic games. With the advent of the Internet, the ways people got their information changed dramatically. In the last ten years, websites have grown more sophisticated and the use of social media tools has become a phenomenon. Just as culture is reflected in various media, media itself has become a significant part of today's culture.
It is popular, and all too easy, to blame the decline of newspaper readership on the Internet. In fact, the decline in newspaper readership began during the Depression as the radio became more widely used. During the late 1960s, there was another big decline in readership when there was an increase in network television viewership (XXX, p. 270). In order to remain competitive in this culture shift, newspapers had to make some changes in the way they did business. In 1980, the Columbia Dispatch became…… [Read More]
Aldi's spends less on advertising, basing their success on their presence in the market over time, word of mouth, and location. For Aldi's, dollars spent mean less of an ability to retain their model and give consumers the best price.
3. The two organizations are positioned for different areas. From a global fiscal perspective, Aldi's is the clear success based on OI, number of stores, and daily sales. Many more suburban or rural consumers will drive to an Aldi's to stock up on essentials. Amazon has a more limited market. First due to its own limitations on delivery area; second on consumer habits of ordering groceries online (and perhaps paying more for some items); and third for breaking the habit of "running to the grocery story." However, the Amazon model is new, and in several larger urban areas is quite successful, although we are not yet certain of the fiscal…… [Read More]
theory study, understand, explain twenty -- century world?
Understanding and Analysis of theory
What does the term theory means? Theory is a word that is used a lot in our everyday life. Mostly it is when we are referring to a hunch, supposition or guess that we make use of this word (Cherry). People often dismiss or ignore some particular information because they feel that it is based on "just some theory." However, the important thing to keep in mind here is that with regards to science and other psychological topics theory is different from how this term is colloquially used (Cherry). In the world of science there is a hypothesis that the theory is based upon and there is also evidence present to back it up. An idea or concept is presented by a theory which can be tested. Theory is just a guess in science (Cherry). Theory is…… [Read More]
Philosophy and Education 21st Century
Behavior and trends within the education system are rudimentarily based upon the collective groups collective philosophy. The knowledge base that is infused with ethics combines to create a philosophy that is summarily applied within the classroom. From this aspect, it is clear that all a teacher does is based upon an adopted philosophy that he or she has learned or accepted over the course of time. Contained within the philosophy of any teacher is that person's approach to ethics, hard work and essentially what is important in life. Philosophy guides us and creates scenarios for us to behave within the constructs of our lives.
The purpose of this essay is to explore the current 21st century philosophy on education. This essay will explore the approaches, goals, objectives and means in which teacher internalize their philosophy. This essay will also address current philosophy on education from…… [Read More]
The research concerning Chinese foreign policy to date have therefore focused on the potentially destabilizing impact of China's increasing reliance on imported oil, with a number of researchers citing the South China Sea as a potential region that may experience clashes in the future based on competing claims for resources, especially oil and natural gas reserves, and the affected international actors may resort to military methods to prosecute their respective claims (Prakash & Hart 2000). Taken together, these issues hold a great deal of significance for China and by extension, the entire international community.
Overview of Study
This study used a four-chapter format to achieve the above-stated research purpose. Chapter one introduced the topic under consideration, a statement of the problem, the purpose and importance of the study. Chapter two provides a critical review of the relevant and peer-reviewed literature, and chapter three is comprised of an analysis of the…… [Read More]
In this way, this incident reminds us of Abu Ghraib in 2006. Military personnel committed crimes against humanity upon prisoners of war in an Iraqi prison, took pictures of their acts, and shared them with whomever where the photos went on to proliferate on the world wide web. The males who raped this girl were not ashamed of their actions; they boasted. These males swelled with pride; they bragged to their peers. What is more disgusting: gang raping a child or gang raping a child and then showing all your friends how it went? What were not included in the article were the reactions of those who were shown the video of the rape. Were alarmed or aroused? Did they report what they saw to the proper authorities, or keep silent and let these criminals continue to prowl for children?
These rapists demonstrate more disgusting qualities when they say that…… [Read More]
Further, "Just as the models of family therapy are, unsurprisingly, isomorphically represented in their corresponding training models and methods, so the development of the clinical reality of family therapy can serve as a methaphor for the training and supervision area."
However, in 1988 MFT was truly in its earliest states and not much time had gone by since supervision and training was mostly something that was done and not giving forethought on the "how's." Training and supervision were taken for granted; supervisors and clinicians were placed in positions without much prior preparation; and assessment for clinicians, let alone their supervisors, was almost nil.
Yet why was there a need for such training? Liddle compared the beginning of therapy with that of training. Each had to start off on the right foot. Although supervision can easily be defined in a narrow sense -- as the process of teaching a clinician how…… [Read More]
Managers earning organisations 21st century a broader range Skills, Knowledge Attributes succeed. Issues rapid change, shifts management thinking, understanding global context, continuous improvement ongoing leadership development impact aspiring manager.
KSAs of the 21st century workforce
Why KSAs are important
At the beginning of the 20th century, the knowledge, skills, and attributes of workers were defined in a relatively concrete, fixed, and limited fashion. In factory systems of mass production it was demanded that workers serve the organization for which they worked obediently and compliantly. Perhaps this concept is best epitomized in the concept of Scientific Management, as advocated by Frederick Taylor. "Prior to scientific management, work was performed by skilled craftsmen who had learned their jobs in lengthy apprenticeships. They made their own decisions about how their job was to be performed. Scientific management took away much of this autonomy and converted skilled crafts into a series of simplified jobs…… [Read More]
Clinical Theory Practice 21st Century Points: 50 Due: Day 7 Directions: •eflect type theory (grand, mid-range, situation-specific) applicable clinical nursing practice 21st century. •Include rationale type theory chosen.
Nursing theories are conditioned by practice and research, which clarify and modulate it for the final purpose of building a theoretical framework to guide general clinical practice (Meleis, 2011). The present paper is focused on presenting situation-specific theory as ideal for nursing clinical practice in the 21st century.
Theory developed on the basis of practice bears the name of prescriptive, micro, practice or situation-specific theory (Parker, 2001). By and large, this type of theory is designed to focus on particular nursing situations which emerge during clinical practice, with special focus on certain populations or fields of practice, and is supposed to employ limited scope and focus in elucidating any given situational dilemmas (Meleis, 2010).
Practitioners' daily experience in a clinical onset can…… [Read More]
omen riters in the 21st Century
Before the 20th century, literature was primarily a man's world. Although there were a handful of women authors who became famous, the majority of books were written by men. This all changed with the turning of the 20th century. omen used their voices to express ideas and to tell stories from all matter of genre, from books which dictated etiquette, books which discussed politics, romance stories, historical novels, and thrillers. Now when a person walks down an aisle at the local bookstore, it is likely that their eyes will rest on as many titles with female authors as males. Surely, women have made an enormous amount of progress in integration and ungendering the literary world. However, there are still progressions which can be made. omen writers of the 21st century such as Sara Desson, Nora Roberts, and Ellen Hopkins will help change the way…… [Read More]
it survive in the 21st century?
"Class is to Britain what sex is to teenagers -- more talked about than practiced" (illetts 1995:1). The fact that Britain is a class-conscious society is taken as a universal given; when virtually any author wishes to use an example of class-stratified society, they look to the UK. The famous play by George Bernard Shaw entitled Pygmalion immortalized the nation as a world in which one's accent could determine one's entire fate. In popular culture, slang and stereotypes relevant to class abound. But should this be taken as a sign that social class still exists, or should it merely be interpreted as vestiges of an older era, ironically translated into 20th century terms? This paper will examine dueling perspectives on class, and finally assess its material reality.
First of all, what is meant by class? According to David Cannadine's work Class in Britain, one…… [Read More]
21st Century Leadership
What does leadership mean today? The 21st Century environment presents totally different challenges and needs from the previous centuries with regards to leadership. Studies have shown that emotional and social intelligence are two big areas that pertain to 21st century leadership, as they relate to how well leaders can effectively establish positive relationships with followers (Boyatzis, 2008; Den, Deanne, Belschak, 2012; Higgs, 2013; Schyns, Schilling, 2013). There are, nonetheless, many styles and theories of leadership that are discussed by both professionals and researchers today. These styles and theories range from servant leadership to authoritarian leadership. Yet as Higgs (2013) shows, in the 21st century, a "sense making" paradigm is needed in order for an appropriate model of leadership to be implemented that "is relevant to the context of complexity and change facing organizations in the early twenty-first century" (p.273). This sense making paradigm is actually a throw-back…… [Read More]
Watts (2005) points out, the book of Isaiah "works to redefine the terms Israel and Jacob for an age of dispersion and change," (p. 1). The message of faith within a changing world, a world in which political turmoil shapes the destiny of a nation, is one that remains relevant in the 21st century. Isaiah encapsulates the concept of diaspora, showing how a dispersed people can remain a nation via devotion to God. However, the book of Isaiah also lays the foundation of the Christian notion of faith that can bind a people to God and to one another. The theology of Isaiah is a historical, perennial theology that illuminates the importance of history for outlining the way forward through tumultuous times.
A new edition of Isaiah for the children of the 21st century would be a natural extension of Books 1-3. God's plan is to be honored, trusted, revered,…… [Read More]
The Cures Act that was enacted on 13th Dec. 2016 is meant to expedite the process of medical product development. It is also aimed at making it possible for new innovations in the medical field to reach the intended beneficiaries (the patients) faster. The law derives inspiration from work by FDA to include the views of patients into drug development, biological devices and products in the process of making decisions by the FDA. The ability to modernize clinical trial plans and outcome assessments; which will hasten the review of novel products in the medical field, and creation of medical counter-measures have been made possible by the Cures Act (FDA, 2017). The Act provides new authority that will assist FDA to bolster our recruitment and retention of scientific, professional and technical experts. It also initiates programs for faster development of products.
The Effect of the Cures Act
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21st Century Knowledge
There was probably a point in time in the not-so-recent past when it could be asserted that many to most people in the modern world did not need to possess scientific knowledge, skills and understanding. However, as the society and technology of the world, the West in particular, becomes more advanced and demanding, this is becoming less and less true and some would say that entirely too many people in today's society are woefully unprepared when it comes to possessing skills that are needed for a modern context and society. To be sure, the assertion being made does not mean that everyone is destined to work in hi-tech fields and thus will need advanced degrees and training. However, the proverbial bar that signifies what is needed for the "average" person has certainly gone up. While advance training and degrees are not necessary for the average person, everyone…… [Read More]
To the host country, this translates into cheap imports, which, despite the good they do for the consumer, help demise the national industries, which are no longer able to compete. All these lead to the indubitable conclusion that competition in the twenty-first century is as fierce as it has ever been.
Aside the threat of cheap imports, the modern leaders also fear the possibility of losing their best staff members. Again, the forces of globalization have allowed a free circulation of not only commodities, but also human resource. Given that a company invests in the professional formation of its personnel, it is possible that the employees leave the organization for a better paid job within another global region. In this order of ideas, it can be concluded that competition for human resource is also increased. The same can be said about financial opportunities, in the meaning that national investors might…… [Read More]
600). What Cushman means with this is that the self has become empty resulting from the loss of the community, tradition, and shared experience connected to specific cultures or communities (Cushman, 1990, p. 600). This empty self then needs emotional fulfillment, which individuals have sought in consuming products and ideas offered by the media and by shops. Indeed, the author claims that the current psychological phenomena of narcissism and borderline states are the direct product of the emptiness created by the post-World War II loss of connection to humanity via common culture and belief systems.
Twenge (2006, p. 2), on the other hand, believes that individualism has reached an ultimate high with today's young generation, or what the author refers to as the "Generation Me." This is a generation for whom morality and human connection are exclusively focused upon the individual as well as individual desires or ideals. Even love…… [Read More]
individual 20th 21st century. (Angelina Jolie) Obtain faculty approval selection prior beginning
There are several different facets of Angelina Jolie's life that make for a quite compelling probe into her psychological development. Jolie, one of the most well-known and bankable female actresses of the 21st century, has endured a variety of issues pertaining to aspects of her emotional and moral development that can be traced back to relationships, events, and occurrences in a life that has been filled with notoriety ever since her birth. An analysis of the most eminent of these factors reveals that the actress's hereditary influences appear to have mitigated those of her environment -- although both spheres of influence are quite prominent and represented by the culmination of her experiences. The effects of Jolie's family -- and in particular her relationship with her parents and her mother who was primarily responsible for raising her…… [Read More]
One such barrier is the pattern of supply-driven care that has proven extremely costly on the average consumer and patient. Essentially, this method of healthcare has created a multi-billion dollar industry, where patients' needs are put to the side in order for healthcare organizations to make the largest profit margin possible through a system that resembles a production line more so than a hospital facility. Unfortunately, "producers control demand" (O'Toole, 2009, p 48). With so many major companies profiting from this style of healthcare, they will undoubtedly put up a fight for reform initiatives like the Triple Aim Initiative, which is hoping to rework the system in order to save consumers the burden of costs, without reducing the quality of the care they receive. Moreover, the physician-centric model of most of today's healthcare systems also proves a barrier to the aims of the Triple Aim Initiative. Essentially, under this model,…… [Read More]
Marketing in the 21st Century
There are several trends that have worked to create new dynamics for marketers in the 21st century. The advents of ecommerce and social media have definitely changed the ways that consumers buy and research products. There are multitudes of different ways that consumers can rate products and get professional and peer reviews for products online. There are also new ways of distribution and product placement. Consumer perceptions of traditional marketing messages have also grown to be cynical and effective marketing must now transcend the old paradigms and reach consumers in new ways. This analysis will provide a brief overview of the challenges that face marketers in this century.
Marketing and Promotions Process Model
Marketing products in the mature phase of their lifecycle can be a daunting task. Maturity is the third phase and represents a product that really isn't new anymore and it is difficult…… [Read More]
Major Issues of the 21st Century: Who is Responsible for Addressing Global Warming?
Global warming is one of the most pressing issues in the 21st century. In the last few decades, the world has experienced higher temperatures, increased melting of ice caps, rising sea levels, more regular and more adverse weather events (such as storms, floods, heat waves, and drought), and changing rainfall patterns. We have also observed increased rain and ocean acidification, desert expansion, as well as greater species endangerment. These occurrences have largely been linked to human activity, particularly air pollution, burning of fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions, industrialization, and deforestation. The issue is so pressing that it threatens the ability of future generations to sustain their lives, which is ethically unfair. Indeed, global warming threatens food security, human health, human and non-human survival, as well as socioeconomic stability in the future (Cummins, 2014; Justin, 2015).…… [Read More]
Social Discrimination: One of the Major Global Issues of the 21st Century
Over the years, humanity has made a significant stride towards equality for all. This is best understood from a background of the slave trade era where race was the primary determinant of an individual's place and role in the society. After racial discrimination was overcome through activism, primarily in the US, the next global issue, as concerns discrimination, was gender. Women were discriminated in the society as their role was considered to be limited to the home, household chores, and wife responsibilities. However, and through education and technology, gender is no longer the primary global issues in the subject of discrimination, but rather, social discrimination. In the 21st century social standing is the major bass for discrimination against individuals.
Social discrimination would be described as a form of discrimination that is founded on an individual's standing in the…… [Read More]
Living in the Industrial (21st Century) Society
One of the most revolutionary events and changes that happened in all of the world's societies is the emergence of the Industrial Revolution during the turn of the 21st century. During this period, human civilization moved from a communal form of living to a highly-industrialized society, wherein commodities and the needs of people became readily available in quantity because of the invention of machineries and the process of mass production. With the growth and development that the Industrial Revolution has brought to the world societies, many people have lived in what now we call as the 'capitalist societies,' and the backbone of most people's living and income comes from the rule of economics and providing people with the means to acquire their wants and needs. This, perhaps, is the most important characteristic that the Industrial or Capitalist society brought to human civilization, that…… [Read More]
Modern art in the Asia-Pacific region reflects the rapidly changing geo-political landscapes, as well as becoming increasingly integrated into architecture and urban planning. In the Asia-Pacific region, the art of the 21st century can be large scale and includes ambitious installation projects as well as graphic art, graffiti, and urban art. Although influenced by European trends like abstraction and surrealism, the art of the Asia-Pacific region is dedicated to communicating a localized aesthetic. Contemporary art in the Asia-Pacific region can also be politically powerful, designed to make statements. In some cases, art has become a critical component of social justice and communications. The work of Ai Weiwei reflects the fusion of art with politics at critical junctures. In Japan and Korea, political statements were less concerned about protests against governmental institutions and more about gender and oppression in general. Throughout the 20th century, Korean art aimed to celebrate the history…… [Read More]
Sami Entry Into the 21st Century
The lives that the Sami lead are so different from the ones that most of the industrialized est lead that we might be inclined to view them as something out of history - a sort of living fossil. But, in fact, their culture is as vital as any of that on earth today and their way of life is both valid and adaptive. This does not mean that they are not currently struggling to adjust to changing circumstances - but this is always true of all cultures as the world changes around us. This paper looks at the challenges faced at this particular historical moment by the Sami people.
e should perhaps begin with a definition of who these people are. For many years called Laplanders, they are now called by the name that they use to refer to themselves. This passage explains the…… [Read More]
Militarization of Police
The 21st century has provided in a very short time, major changes to the way society interacts and operates. Governmental structures and institutional principles have also greatly swayed in recent decades. It is apparent that the world is drastically changing and evolving into a new form of culture and society that presents many problems and issues, especially in cases of the law and law enforcement.
The law is changing rapidly and the requirements that are placed on law enforcement professionals in this extremely turbulent time in history have grown and expanded to many different areas of responsibility. Terrorisms and the threat of massive societal upheaval are potential threats to the current and accepted way of life and the burden to protect society from these threats often falls I the hands of law enforcement professionals.
The purpose of this essay is to explain the gradual and sustained militarization…… [Read More]
business ethics in the 21st century. Business ethics are under increased scrutiny today, and companies like Enron and WorldCom redefine corporate business ethics, lack of ethics, and their punishments when greed prevails over ethics. Business ethics today may be in question in many areas, but the Enron scandal and others have caused people to take a closer look at ethics in business and create new ways to thrive in business without suspending business ethics.
To say that every business in America was ethically corrupt after the Enron scandal would be as far from the truth as saying that every business in America straightened up their ethics after the Enron scandal broke. There will always be unethical businesses in America, and there will always be highly ethical businesses. However, the evidence suggests that in order for businesses to survive, thrive, and grow, they must inherently be corrupt. One ethics expert states…… [Read More]
Driving Change in Education and their Impact
The 21st Century is characterized by significant changes that have contributed to the emergence of an ever-evolving environment. The changes have been brought by rapid developments and advancements that have taken place in the recent past. One of the major ways in which these changes have contributed to rapid developments is through the emergence of the need for individuals to possess certain skills and competencies in order to success in the ever increasing global competitive environment. This has in turn created significant changes in the education system and content in order for people to develop this core set of skills. Generally, there are various factors that have contributed to change in today's education and had considerable impacts on teaching and learning in the 21st Century.
Key Factors of Change in Education
As previously mentioned, the 21st Century environment has increasingly been characterized by…… [Read More]
E-Learning on the 21st Century Workforce
E-learning refers to learning experiences enabled and delivered by electronic technology, specifically into the workplace and aimed at increasing workers' knowledge and skills (Pantazis 2001).This increase in knowledge and skills upgrade are intended to make workers more productive, help them secure and then keep high-quality jobs, move up in their careers, and contribute to the success of their organizations and the well-being of their families and communities. It is envisioned to revolutionize learning from a traditional institution to an individual concept, replace tedious clock-based work measures and attendance with quality performance and outcome measures and provide customized learning solutions to generic or generalized responses to problems. This kind of learning in the workplace is something that America should now contend with and pursue. An organization's successful e-learning future, in turn, depends partly on the efficiency of the learning effort itself, i.e., how well it…… [Read More]
The public is becoming accustomed to end of life termination scenarios. There is much work being done to create case law precedents that allow patients who might otherwise live for very long periods of time the right to die. This will be one of the most significant changes of the 21st century.
Another significant change that is on the horizon right now is same sex marriages. The state and federal governments have shown a willingness to support same sex marriages by law. The difficulty encountered thus far is that the moral majority continues to be a strong voting block, and has not yet -- except in Connecticut -- supported the change in law to recognize same sex unions on state-by-state basis. It appears though that the move to make same sex marriages legal and to put laws about it on the state books is an eventuality of the 21st century.…… [Read More]
Quality is the essence of the output. In judging the performance of a teacher, one does not ask how many students there can be in his or her class. Instead, one asks how many students learn anything -- and that is a quality question. In appraising the performance of a medical laboratory, the question of how many tests it can run through its machines is quite secondary to the question of how many test results are valid and reliable. This is true even for the work of the file clerk. Productivity of knowledge work therefore has to aim first at obtaining quality -- and not minimum quality but optimum if not maximum quality. Only then can one ask: "hat is the volume, the quantity of work?" This not only means that we approach the task of making more productive the knowledge worker from the quality of the work rather than…… [Read More]
For example, Walker and Hennig add that, "It has frequently been found that children (particularly boys) in divorced, mother-custody families exhibit lower levels of well-being than children in intact families, with more externalizing and internalizing behavior problems and lower levels of cognitive and social competence" (p. 64). My son is also currently at a formative period that has special significance for single-parents families. For instance, Walker and Hennig also point out that, "Single-mother families are often affectively charged, with high instrumental affection combined with high negativity and conflict, particularly in the transition to adolescence" (1997, p. 64).
The "transition to adolescence" can be a rocky period in anyone's life, of course, and it is reasonable to expect my son to experience some problems in general and with me in particular during this transitional period. Fortunately, this challenging developmental period is eased somewhat as children grow into mid-adolescence. As Walker and…… [Read More]
Parents are aware that the competitive economy combined with the pressure to succeed means they must push their children. Schools and teachers are also under tremendous pressure to perform. "Some schools link teacher pay to student test performance, and the pressure on teachers is intense" (Chang 2008:5).
However, despite the economic gains of recent years, there is also a profound sense that something has been lost of China's native culture. One recent editorial in the Chinese Communist Party's official newspaper stated that Chinese cultural development "lagged behind rising diplomatic and economic clout, reducing China's overall influence and exposing it to foreign dominance" (Boden 2011). The Party stated its desire to build up China's organic culture, rather than importing it from the West, which risks the possible tainting of the populace with western ideas. "It decried that Walt Disney Co.'s Mulan appropriated a Chinese legend that proved popular at the box…… [Read More]
In the rapidly changing corporate world of today, we need a dramatic change in the way businesses are conducted and organizations are managed. In the past, organizations were merely concerned with making profits and achieving targets and it was the job of the leader to ensure that all tasks are completed on time. As for as the real goal of the organizations is concerned, nothing has changed. However we notice a dramatic difference in the way organizations seek to increase revenues and achieve their ultimate goal of profit-maximization. This difference is the result of changes that we have encountered in leadership style over the years.
Larry Spears' Focus on Leadership, Servant-Leadership for the 21st Century is a highly informative collection of essays on the subject of changing leadership needs, techniques and styles. The book contains view of many management gurus on the theory of Servant Leadership that was…… [Read More]
Information that crawls into the databases or warehouse might be utilized for reasons beyond those initially planned by those filling and amassing the data (Phillips, 1997). Data that might be pleasing in quality for functional databases can be not viable in warehouses that confirm practical strategic business decisions. For case in point, the correctness of the analysis code in an insurance firm's functional database had been immaterial when disbursing insurance claims but might trigger a risk analysis to stop working.
From the above mentioned facts it is clear that research needs to be carried out on data mining so as to clarify and recommend solutions to the problems being faced by business executives in their data mining efforts. The purpose of this research is to explain the functions of data mining in favor of business decisions and to define some of the obstacles to its effectual deployment in companies and…… [Read More]
He projects a persona of trustworthiness, likability and brilliance that even his harshest critics admire. But a multiplicity of goals does not always make for a sense of coherent mission, and this sense of mission is required to sustain as well as initiate major changes. One of Obama's most-admired historical figures was Abraham Lincoln and: "Lincoln united his followers with a 'corporate mission' of preserving the Union and abolishing slavery, and this objective became more firm and resolute with the onslaught of the Civil War" (Lewis 2009). Of course, Lincoln had the advantage of having a single crisis to deal with -- Obama has many, spanning from healthcare, to the environment, to the financial crisis, to two wars. Creating a coherent philosophy to unite his ambitious, compassionate social objectives and the need for strong action on terror is no easy feat.
As a leader, Obama's greatest strength is his ability…… [Read More]
Economic: the economic forces affecting the marketing operations can be linked to the increasing numbers of organizations competing within the same industry, the better access to financial resources or the growing income per capita for the working population; all these forces generate new needs and as such require increased marketing efforts.
Proctor, T., 2005, Essentials of Marketing esearch, 4th Edition, Pearson Education
Wilson, ., Gilligan, C., 2004, Strategic Marketing Management: Planning, Implementation and Control, 3rd Edition, Elsevier Science and…… [Read More]
Music in the 21st century was accused of being increasingly derivative and irrelevant. Interest in individual performers, in the era of iTunes, was being relegated to the sidelines as teens assembled their own 'mixes' rather than sought to embrace the output of an individual artist. It was said that the era of the great soloist and the great musical concept album was dead. ith her first album The Fame in 2008, Lady Gaga changed all of that and silenced the industry's critics. Yes, she is frequently outrageous and provokes controversy for her attire as well as her voice. But underneath all of the glam and glitter, Lady Gaga has proved that she a unique mix of vocal talent, showmanship, and social activism. She has also generated a huge following on Facebook and Twitter. Lady Gaga's fans do not simply download "Poker Face," "Telephone" and "Born this ay" online. They love…… [Read More]
There various technological measures that have been used to enhance the effectiveness of police officers include crime laboratories and finger printing. The other technological measures used in policing include the two-way radio used in police cars to help the officers to multiply their productivity in responding to and dealing with incidents. Police agencies across the nation are obtaining new technology that is developed to lessen response time and speed of information dissemination. The use of these efforts has helped in improving patrol function and capitalizes on the impact of community policing programs.
Homeland Security and Law Enforcement elationships:
The relationships between intelligence, law enforcement, and homeland security organizations at the federal, state, and local level have continued to experience a revolution since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Before these terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security created the wall at the federal level between law enforcement and intelligence. Furthermore, none of…… [Read More]
This key characteristics of community-based participatory research were shown to include the equitable involvement of all stakeholders, including community members, organizational representatives, and researchers in ways that allow all partners to contribute to the enhancement of community health initiatives. The seven major steps used in an outbreak investigation and the various components of TB prevention and control in the U.S. were outlined. An analysis concerning the greatest future challenges to tobacco cessation interventions showed that nicotine is highly addictive, but that these challenges can be mitigated through enhanced healthcare curricular offerings and various evidence-based strategies. The differences in eligibility criteria between Medicaid and Medicare were shown to relate to target group and that there would be a need for these programs throughout the 21st century. Finally, because oral diseases affect lower-income people more frequently, they are regarded as a neglected epidemic that can have profound adverse healthcare consequences if…… [Read More]
As the 21st century unfolds, we are told that the world is embracing globalism -- a key change in the economic, political and cultural movements that, broadly speaking, move the various countries of the world closer together. This idea refers to a number of theories that see the complexities of modern life such that events and actions are tied together, regardless of the geographic location of a specific country (political unit). The idea of globalism has become popular in economic and cultural terms with the advent of a number of macro-trade agreements combined with the ease of communication brought about with the Internet and cellular communication.
Would we not logically think, then, that countries in the developing world would be doing their upmost to encourage global thinking? That these same countries would embrace the chance to forge a nation of entrepreneurs and move into a position of self-sustaining…… [Read More]
Platt Book Critique
eligion is an integral part of human culture -- a set of organized beliefs about the universe, humanity, and the larger questions surrounding the spiritual values akin to society. Philosophers have debated the notions of religion for centuries, and even in the Enlightenment Period of European history, many found the lack of tolerance in many Christians an idea that could not be reconciled with the actual teachings of the Bible. Indeed, this disconnect between spirituality and the man-made interpretation seemed to manifest in intolerance and judgment as opposed to the teachings of Christ as unconditional love and acceptance.
Author David Platt, in adical, challenges the reader on just this disconnect. How humans have historically manipulated the Gospels to fit a series of cultural preferences and to justify behaviors that were simply not part of the very nature of Christianity. We know that the Christian Bible has been…… [Read More]
moves further along the 21st century, many of its necessities are often taken for granted. The resources that sustain the human population today may not be readily available tomorrow, which will ultimately lead to an overwhelming rise in cost and perhaps a global crisis. Among these depleting resources, and probably the most important, is water. Although it makes up 70% of our earth, only a fraction of that is drinkable. In addition, clean water is also important to support the planet's agricultural needs, which, as the population grows, continue to become more demanding. These factors may lead to a severe increase in the cost of water and make conservation efforts remarkably important.
If one could visit a local store and spend less than '$500.00 today on something that would be dramatically more valuable tomorrow and bury it for future generations to discover, clean drinking water would be an intelligent choice.…… [Read More]
In the 21st century, great strides have been made that have decreased poverty, increased income and quality of life in the developing world, and brought the world closer together in a spirit of cooperation. However, there remains an evolving water crisis -- actually three separate paradigms that form a serious global crisis: decreased freshwater, problems with access to potable water globally, and large corporations' control over access to water. Too, climate change has, in many areas of the globe, resulted in a diminishing supply of potable water. This trend has occurred so much that it is becoming a measurement of national wealth and comparison between nations -- private interests or public/private interest dominant in terms of available water supplies. This is particularly serious from a human biological perspective -- water is required for survival, agriculture and industry. Without access to water, or with limited access, the gulf between…… [Read More]
ange Theory in Nursing
The credibility of a profession is mainly based on the professional's ability to create and apply the appropriate theory. Theories are notions or concepts used for inferring observations, elucidating experiences, and unfolding relationships of project results. Theories are derived from conceptual models. The main function of a theory is to narrow and fully specify the phenomena that is contained in the conceptual model. The theory should also provide a relatively concrete and specific structure for interpreting the initially puzzling situations, behavior, and events. A nursing theory is defined as a set of concepts, relationships, definitions, and assumptions that are derived from nursing models and project a systematic view of phenomena by designing particular inter-relationships among concepts with the purpose of explaining, describing, predicting, and prescribing. Theories are derived using either deductive reasoning or inductive reasoning (Smith & Liehr, 2013). Nurses make use of various theories in…… [Read More]
Iceland's Economic Crisis
The purpose of banking in Iceland: speculation and hedging
The central issue: too much too soon
eplicating Wall Street
Taking on foreign "assets" at a ratio to GDP of 10:1
Is debt an asset?
Easy credit and the role of the Housing Financing Fund
Low interest rates
g. The end of short-term financing in the wake of Lehman's collapse
h. The bubble bursts
The plight of the average citizen
j. Aliber's speech
k. Left holding the bag
The effects of financial deregulation
A prime opportunity for shorting
Iceland and Nationalization
Not Bailing out the Banks
Introduction: Statement of Purpose
The bankruptcy of Iceland in 2008 can be explained in one line from Michael Lewis's Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World. The line is stated by a representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who is tasked with assessing whether…… [Read More]
The 21st century is an interesting period to study human behavior from a psychological perspective including certain aspects such as their environment and their social interactions. Since the begin of this century there have been many trends that have exploded that heavily influence peoples' lifestyles. The rapid advancement in technology is such a factor that has changed a great deal about how humans live and interact with each other. The scope of one's reality can now even include virtual realities which have become more realistic. You can communicate with virtually anyone in the world through a plethora of different mediums which has greatly expanded each individual's sphere of influence.
Not all changes are these changes are likely to be positive however and many of the new lifestyle changes have many negative aspects associated to them. While on one hand, health technologies have greatly expanded the average lifespan, conditions…… [Read More]
Basing on these stages, prior comprehension can boost the effort to dislodge the negative ideologies that the terror group could be trying to impart into people's mind-set. For instance, terrorist attacks targeting U.S. are based on the ideologies that U.S. is a general enemy to the Islam community. The objective of such propaganda is to unite the Islam community solidly behind their leaders in vilifying United States. However, the U.S. government's response to denounce the ideologies and insist that the war is against terrorists and not Muslim has been crucial in dismantling groupings such as Al Qaeda (White, 2002).
In my view, I totally agree with the statement that understanding the terrorist mind-set is essential in exploiting the weaknesses in the terrorist organizations. A fundamental mind-set that the terror organizations have developed is that attacking and killing an enemy of the people is the surest way of a better afterlife.…… [Read More]
Critical Thinking for Homeland Security
Everyone navigates their way through the world using a set of preconceived ideas, stereotypes, notions and beliefs concerning how things work and how others will behave in any given situation. Not surprisingly, many people are surprised and even shocked to learn that some of the things they have firmly believed to be true all of their lives are inaccurate or even false. These frailties of the human condition mean that the search for the truth is ongoing and learning how to find it represents a critical part of the skill set needed in the 21st century. This paper provides a discussion and comparison of "elements of truth" and the "right questions" that should be asked in any given situation to discern the facts, followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning these issues in the conclusion.
eview and Discussion
Not only does…… [Read More]
Leadership Challenge -- Leadership Credibility
The catalyst of all successful leadership is trust and the ability to stay consistent, transparent and honest even in the midst of exceptionally challenging and stressful situations. Paradoxically this is why there is such a crisis of confidence in leadership today; the landscape many companies and their leaders travel over daily is uncharted and it takes exceptional insight, intellectual, maturity and leadership skill to stay on course. The four characteristics as defined by Kouzes and Posner (2012) are how honest, forward-looking, inspiring and competent a leader is as perceived by their subordinates and peers. Contrasting these attributes are the skills and trait-based approaches defined by Northouse (2013). The skills-based frameworks that supports much of the theoretical models of leadership Northouse relies on to explain his theories lacks a definition of how leaders mature over time however. Taken to an extreme, the skills and traits-based approaches…… [Read More]