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Connected vs. Stand-alone

Communication revolution has moved from a world connected by telephone (a synchronous and asynchronous) including e-mail, bulletin boards, broadcast messages and chat rooms. As a result, new learning tools have developed to access knowledge.

Active vs. Passive

There is much less tolerance for passive situations such as lectures, and digital natives need and want interactive learning opportunities.

Payoff vs. Patience

The same attributes that keep young people engaged for hours to learn and master a computer game can be tapped to improve the quality of civics education as well; the challenge remains for educators to develop similar interactive rewards dynamics for learning content.

Fantasy vs. Reality

Young learners' lives are pervaded by fantasy elements through television programs and video games; therefore, learning experiences should be structured to include such fantasy elements to be more interesting.

Technology as Friend vs. Tech. As Foe

Digital immigrants" perceive technology as something to be feared and merely tolerated; by contrast,….

Although discriminated, the immigrants have chances of being employed. The gay/lesbian, on the other hand, were totally banned from employment that laws were even passed to legally bar them from having jobs.
Obstacle Facing Immigrants and Gay/Lesbian Groups

The main obstacle facing the immigrants is their citizenship. For the gay/lesbians, the main obstacle against them is the norm that the society follows.

Since the early centuries up to the present, discrimination in the United States had been present in the lives of those who are not purely American citizens - an obstacle that seems to haunt them until the day they die. Louie identifies this in the following.

A janitors in New York City, by way of example, were largely Irish in the early twentieth century; African-American in the middle part of the twentieth century; and mainly Latino as we pass into the twenty-first century

Further, being an immigrant, Jun Chong had seen how….

Still combined with the impediments that every citizen would face, women also have additional challenges to meet as female citizens of a country.
Apart from these, sheer lack of knowledge can also act as a serious impediment. Since citizens are not aware of their responsibilities and rights about active participation, they may accept the passive form of citizenship and never question the system. It is when systems and structures are questioned and their need and validity. This is the only way active citizenship can flourish. For this reason education of citizenship is encouraged and is being actively promoted throughout western democracies. According to Gillgren (2005) the best way to remove barriers is by talking about them and identifying them. He writes:

In building citizenship capacity, citizenship education should practice what it preaches, providing not just information, but experiences of engaging in democracy. Citizenship capacity building is about developing people's capacity to….

This results in the creation of a sense of insecurity in people, which drives them to the comfort, and security of their cultural identities. enato osaldo in his introductory essay to Latino Cultural Citizenship (Flores and Benmayor, 1997: 37) warns that "too often social thought anchors its research in the vantage point of the dominant social group and thus reproduces the dominant ideology by studying subordinated groups as a 'problem' rather than as people with agency -- with goals, perceptions, and purposes of their own."
Cultural citizenship thus allows Latinos to claim their rights as members of one ethnic group while it also lends supports to their beliefs, ideas and traditions. United States may appear to be nationalistic whole to the outside world, but within the country, there are several divisions and multiculturalism is a hot topic. Everyone knows and understands that dominant groups tend to receive nepotistic treatment from….

HRM
Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Counterproductive orkplace Behaviors

Employee performance can be highly variable, even those with the same set skills may provide employers with different levels of contribution/productivity based on personal characteristics and attitude. The sunny side of employee behavior, which relates to organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), can be very beneficial for employers (Landy & Conte, 2013). However, while there are employees with positive behavioral traits, there may also be employees that have negative behavioral traits, which are referred to by Landy and Conte (2013), as the "dark side" of the performance continuing, undertaking counter-productive workplace behaviors (CB). The aim of this paper is to explain both of these types of behavior patterns, and give some examples that have been observed in the real world.

Organizational Citizenship Behavior

OCB is a general term which refers to the way in which employees may behave in a positive manner at their workplace, encompassing almost all….


Hall also admits that changes do not come easily, but that in a society that is based on respect for the individual and the will of the majority, there is only one way that deep change will occur -- through "education in the broadest sense: education in the schools at all levels, education in nonformal setting..., education in adult settings..., education through the news media, education through popular literature, films, theatre, art, even dance and music." (Hall 365)

She goes on to state that the goals, the teachers and their curriculum must be carefully chosen to develop "ecological literacy," to gain an overall appreciation of life in all its manifestations, to counteract an advertising industry by providing a "sober view of the world, but without inducing despair," and to learn how to live as caring stewards of our world, rather than consumers of it. (Hall 366)

In contrast, "Green" believes that a….

Managing Corporate Citizenship / ExxonMobil: Corporate Citizenship
How does ExxonMobil manage its reputation and corporate citizenship?

What is the company doing right? Where can it improve?

Positive Points of ExxonMobil

Improvement Areas

What has your experience been? What do other stakeholders report about the company's citizenship and reputation?

What makes you remain a stakeholder (customer)?

ExxonMobil is the biggest public Oil and Gas Corporation in the world, providing fundamental energy for bettering the life of several billion individuals across the globe. Energy access supports human mobility, comfort, social growth, and economic prosperity. It affects almost all facets of modern living (ExxonMobil, 2015).

How does ExxonMobil manage its reputation and corporate citizenship?

ExxonMobil's eport on Corporate Citizenship states that the company adopts a methodical strategy in the management of its worldwide operations, and employs measures for successful operations in multiple settings. The company's superior business ethics and conduct standards are the basis for its current as well as future success.….

Akan, O., Allen, R. & White, C. (2009). "Equity sensitivity and organizational citizenship behavior in a team environment." Small group research, 40 (1), pp. 94-112.
The factor measured before the study was conducted was the degree of the participating subjects' equity sensitivity orientation. People on the benevolent end of the equity sensitivity scale tend to be happy in positions where they give more than they receive, while those on the entitled end of the spectrum are happier in situations where they receive more than they give. The purpose of the study was to determine what relationship, if any, exists between equity sensitivity and organizational citizenship behavior. Though no data variables were manipulated, the set-up of this study made equity sensitivity the independent variable, and citizenship behavior was the dependent variable (though this dependence was, in fact, what the study tested for).

The study found that there was indeed a positive correlation….

The social definitions of citizenship here, Park argues, play the major role since legally children of immigrants are not required to overcome the barriers imposed by the existing social hierarchy. The idea of social citizenship helps us to understand the unequal power structure that relegates immigrants -- and other representatives of the lower class, for that matter -- "to particular spaces within this hierarchy based upon their race, class, and gender" (p. 5).
Asian immigrants in America, Park argues, have to choose between being a "dependent" immigrant and a "deserving" one. Most Asian-Americans strive for the latter, fulfilling the expectations of the dominant culture as a "model minority." This decision, according to Park, is based on a "false" idea, as this notion, rather than granting Asian-Americans full citizenship, reinforces their designated social space where Asian-Americans know how to "behave" in a certain way. The "model minority" notion presumes that Asian-Americans….

In fact, those rights and freedoms are even more broad than those of many other countries simply because the U.. Constitution specifically protects the rights and freedoms of all persons and not just of American citizens.
In many respects, the principal agent of beneficial change as far as the relative rights and freedoms of Americans are concerned is the U.. upreme Court. Over time, the most important issues affecting the rights and freedoms of persons in the U.. are decided in cases that reach the upreme Court either because lower courts cannot agree on the way to resolve important issues or because cases decided in lower courts are appealed all the way to the upreme Court.

In modern times, some of the most important upreme Court decisions affecting the rights and freedoms of citizens were the decisions that were generated during the Civil Rights era of the 1950s and 1960s. Prior….

S. government is not in favor of dual citizenship as a policy matter due to the problems it might bring. But there is a felt need that dual citizenship must be allowed because of considerable rise in global migration from other nations into America. Dual citizenship benefits the American society in more ways than one. Economic advantages are primary, as also social and political benefits. Besides, it also assists in legalizing the exercise over them of governmental power; it minimizes the risk that they will be subject to discriminatory treatment. Granting dual citizenship makes the immigrants to naturalize and develops a strong bond with the labor force. The estimated encouraging influence of dual citizenship rights on the rates of naturalization also suggests that some of the relative advantages in employment might be due to acquisition of American citizenship.
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Brummett, Suzanne. Dual Citizenship. 2002.



Hansen, andall; Weil, Patrick. Dual Nationality, social rights and….

Therefore, there is a room for future research (Swaminathan & Jawahar, 2013). The results of this study indicated a possibility of other factors that influence job satisfaction. From this fact, it is important to recommend further research for the purpose of revealing the factors and improving job performance through the use of the results (Mohamed & Anisa, 2012). esearchers should perform the investigation by using many and few participants and compare the results in order to devise the best samples. This is because this research relied on a sample of 65 participants. if, a bigger number than the one stated on this research is used, there is a possibility of a considerable difference being evident (Mohamed & Anisa, 2012).
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Swaminathan, S., & Jawahar, P. (2013). job satisfaction as a predictor of organizational citizenship behavior: an empirical study. Global Journal of Business esearch (GJB),

7(1), 71-80.

Mohamed, M., & Anisa, H.H. (2012). elationship….

Corporate Citizenship 1Corporate CitizenshipPart A: Justification of action takenCorporate citizenship acknowledges that a firm or business has environmental, cultural, and social responsibilities to society whereby it seeks a license to operate. It also shows that it has a financial and economic responsibility to the shareholders and an organization\\\'s immediate stakeholders. In the current global economy, corporate responsibility within a business is crucial. Nonetheless, Birch (2017) argues that the concept of corporate citizenship is vital for any organization. It shows the company its value and makes it easy to optimize its core competencies to address the goals and opportunities. It operates on context issues in its ESG (Environmental, social, and governance) aspects. When a company has a strong corporate environmental and social performance, it ensures its overall strategy is achieved. When a company creates an excellent CS platform that optimizes its core competencies and works to address the operating context issues,….

Immigration can be defined as the voluntary movement of non-native persons into a different country with the goal of settling and living there (Boneva & Frieze, 2001). The major reasons that people immigrate from one country to another is that they want to improve the quality of their lives, improve the future prospects for their families, or to be closer to family or close friends (Boneva & Frieze, 2001; Skrbis, 2008). Illegal immigration has been a problem in large countries like the United States that border on other countries where the standard of living is significantly lower (such as the case of the United States and Mexico). People find these relatively unprotected borders easy to transverse and are motivated to do so by the promise of a better life for them and their families. When large numbers of people legally immigrate to another country barriers are created between the immigrants….

Organizations must tread a careful balance between not demanding that employees perform tasks that go above and beyond their job description yet still encourage employees to take a vital and interested role in giving back to the organization. They must also tread a delicate balance between striving to micro-manage employees to ensure ethical compliance and showing that they trust employees to follow ethical guidelines using their own discretion. As noted by Singh, Pathardikar, and Bandyopadhyay (2012) most organizations trust employees in a manner that is not “readily monitored or enforced” (p.26). The authors call this model that of Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) which is an important component of enhancing organizational performance but which is still at the discretion of the individual employee. Employees are encouraged to become good organizational citizens or “good soldiers” that go above and beyond their personal needs and tasks in a manner that adds to organizational….

One of the more shameful moments in American history was the establishment of internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.  Ostensibly started because the United States was at war with Japan, it is interesting to note that there were no similar internment camps for people of Italian or German descent, despite the fact that Italy and Germany were also part of the Axis powers that fought against the Allies in World War II. 

Prior to World War II, Japanese began immigrating to America for work opportunities.  They initially immigrated to Hawaii, which was annexed by the United....

In turn-of-the-century America, there were some major civil rights advances for some groups, while other groups saw no advances in their civil rights and even saw advances that had been made begin to erode.  The time period was well after the end of the Reconstruction era and the beginning of Jim Crow laws, the rise of the suffragette movement, and a continued assault on rights for Native Americans.  There was also a significant increase in anti-Asian discrimination. Here are some suggested titles and thesis statements for an essay about civil rights in this era.

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While the idea of border security is always innately political, it is even more so right now. Combined with immigration policy, border security helps shape what our country looks like. More importantly, immigration policy helps shape the future electorate, which some people believe will have a dramatic impact on the country’s political future. So, the first thing you should consider is how deeply you want to delve into politics, motivations, and partisan differences. If you do, then you could choose a niche thesis statement focusing on those issues. In addition, you....

Title: The Benefits of Mandatory Community Service for Secondary School Students

Introduction:
The modern education system should aim to produce well-rounded individuals who are not only academically successful but also socially responsible. Community service plays a vital role in this development, as it exposes students to various societal issues, instills empathy, and fosters a sense of duty towards their communities. Therefore, it is essential that every secondary school student be required to participate in community service as a condition for graduation.

I. Enhancing Social Awareness
A. Community service exposes students to diverse social issues in their local communities.

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Term Paper

Teaching

Citizenship Civics Education for 21st

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Length: 10 Pages
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Connected vs. Stand-alone Communication revolution has moved from a world connected by telephone (a synchronous and asynchronous) including e-mail, bulletin boards, broadcast messages and chat rooms. As a result, new…

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Women's Issues - Sexuality

Citizenship the Struggle of Immigrant

Words: 481
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Although discriminated, the immigrants have chances of being employed. The gay/lesbian, on the other hand, were totally banned from employment that laws were even passed to legally bar…

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Government

Active Citizenship Defining Active Citizenship

Words: 2290
Length: 9 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Still combined with the impediments that every citizen would face, women also have additional challenges to meet as female citizens of a country. Apart from these, sheer lack of…

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Race

Cultural Citizenship Refers to the

Words: 631
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

This results in the creation of a sense of insecurity in people, which drives them to the comfort, and security of their cultural identities. enato osaldo in his…

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Essay

Careers

HRM Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Counterproductive Workplace

Words: 580
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

HRM Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Counterproductive orkplace Behaviors Employee performance can be highly variable, even those with the same set skills may provide employers with different levels of contribution/productivity based on…

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Term Paper

Teaching

Philosophically Green Citizenship Means Working

Words: 1163
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Hall also admits that changes do not come easily, but that in a society that is based on respect for the individual and the will of the majority, there…

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Journal

Sports - College

Exxonmobil Corporate Citizenship Management

Words: 788
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Journal

Managing Corporate Citizenship / ExxonMobil: Corporate Citizenship How does ExxonMobil manage its reputation and corporate citizenship? What is the company doing right? Where can it improve? Positive Points of ExxonMobil Improvement Areas What has…

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Thesis

Government

Organizational Citizenship Behavior

Words: 325
Length: 1 Pages
Type: Thesis

Akan, O., Allen, R. & White, C. (2009). "Equity sensitivity and organizational citizenship behavior in a team environment." Small group research, 40 (1), pp. 94-112. The factor measured before…

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Book Report

Race

Sun-Hee Park Lisa Consuming Citizenship

Words: 939
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Book Report

The social definitions of citizenship here, Park argues, play the major role since legally children of immigrants are not required to overcome the barriers imposed by the existing…

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Essay

Government

Changing Nature of Modern Citizenship

Words: 611
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

In fact, those rights and freedoms are even more broad than those of many other countries simply because the U.. Constitution specifically protects the rights and freedoms of…

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Essay

Government

Dual Citizenship Month Date &

Words: 1699
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

S. government is not in favor of dual citizenship as a policy matter due to the problems it might bring. But there is a felt need that dual citizenship…

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Research Paper

Careers

Organization Citizenship as it Relates

Words: 1735
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Therefore, there is a room for future research (Swaminathan & Jawahar, 2013). The results of this study indicated a possibility of other factors that influence job satisfaction. From…

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Corporate

Business

Better Business and Corporate Citizenship

Words: 1265
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Corporate

Corporate Citizenship 1Corporate CitizenshipPart A: Justification of action takenCorporate citizenship acknowledges that a firm or business has environmental, cultural, and social responsibilities to society whereby it seeks a license…

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Essay

Family and Marriage

Undocumented Immigrants Deserve Citizenship

Words: 704
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Immigration can be defined as the voluntary movement of non-native persons into a different country with the goal of settling and living there (Boneva & Frieze, 2001). The major…

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Management - Motivation

Organizational Citizenship Management Ethics

Words: 663
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Organizations must tread a careful balance between not demanding that employees perform tasks that go above and beyond their job description yet still encourage employees to take a vital…

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