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Functionalist Theory: Critical Analysis
A very basic and inadequate description of Functionalist Theory is that it is a social/anthropological theory that people within a society generally agree on what is worthwhile/good, and that this agreement or value forms the basis of cooperation, stability and order within that society. These values are stratified or ranked in society and allow the evaluation and ranking of individuals within society: people who are successful in terms of those values receive a high ranking and be rewarded; people who are less successful in terms of those values receive a low ranking and are not rewarded. (Sociology Guide.com, 2011).
Comparison of Three Theorists in the Functionalist Category: John Dewey, Talcott Parsons and Robert K. Merton
John Dewey (1859 -- 1952) was a philosopher and psychologist who was also one of the founders of the Functionalist Theory within his field of Psychology. Intent on advocating democracy, Dewey concentrated on society….
Fallace, T.D. (2010). The mind at every stage has its own logic: Thomas Dewey as Genetic Psychologist. Educational Theory, 60(2), 129-146. Retrieved on February 11, 2012 from Shailendrag.wikispaces.com Web site.
Holton, G. (2004). Robert K. Merton. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, December 2004 (pp. 506-517). American Philosophical Society.
Keel, R.O. (2011, February 23). Structural functionalism. Retrieved on February 11, 2012 from UMSL.edu Web site: http://www.umsl.edu/~keelr/3210/3210_lectures/structural_functionalism.html
Schugurensky, D. (2006). History of education: Selected moments of the 20th century. Retrieved on February 11, 2012 from University of Toronto Web site: http://legacy.oise.utoronto.ca/research/edu20/moments/1951parsons.html
Poetic Critical Analysis
Victor Hugo's "A l'ombre d'un enfant"
It is not until the end of the poem that the reader comprehends that Hugo or the narrator or the reader as narrator, converses with a heavenly orphan. This poem is beautifully heart breaking and tragic. The turn of phrase is masterful. This is truly what critics refer to as "poetic." Let the analysis commence from the poem's beginning since the poem's end has already been mentioned.
The first word of the poem is "Oh!" This is an exclamation. It is reminiscent of Biblical verses, hymns, and epic poetry. Hence Hugo invokes the quality of the epic poem immediately. Then he begins, just as epic poems do, in medias res, Latin for "in the middle of things." Epic poems never begin at the beginning of the epic; epic poetry is an exercise in non-linear storytelling. The narratives of epic poems begin the middle of….
Bailey, John C. "Victor Hugo: A Study of the French Poet." Nine Studies in the Greater French Poets. Archibald Constable and Company, London, 1907.
Barrere, Jean-Bertrand. "Victor Hugo." The Encyclopedia Britannica. Available from: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/274974/Victor-Hugo
Brooklyn College English Department. A Companion Text for Core Studies 6 -- Landmarks of Literature: Romanticism. Brooklyn, NY, 2009. Available from http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/rom.html .
Jalic, Inc. "Victor Hugo: Biography." Available from http://www.online-literature.com/victor_hugo/ . 2012 February 23.
eflex Systems, Critical Analysis of Human Behavior Under Stress Case Study
The scenario presented in the case study titled eflex Systems concerns an all too common managerial dilemma encountered by Henry ankin, a project leader in the company's information technology (IT) department responsible for overseeing the implementation of an upgraded system of customer relationship management (CM) software. With a national sales force of 310 employees and major regional sales offices in both Los Angeles and Chicago, eflex Systems is a viable enterprise within the wider exercise equipment industry, but the company's inability to provide effective customer service has significantly reduced the rate of follow-up sales. ankin was directed to achieve the full adoption of new CM technology within a 10-week timeframe by Nicole Dyer -- who serves as Senior Vice President for Information Technology at eflex Systems and is ankin's direct superior -- while the company's CEO ordered the system be….
Daft, R.L., & Marcic, D. (2011). Understanding management. Cengage Learning.
Goudreau, J. (2007, August 05). Dispatches from the war on stress. Bloomberg Businessweek
Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2007-08-05/dispatches-from-the-war-on-stress
Hymowitz, C. (2007, April 23). Bosses have to learn how to confront troubled employees. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB117728763130878499
.. celebrating Mass, hearing confessions, teaching theology, preaching, giving spiritual direction, directing the Spiritual Exercises, nursing the victims of plagues, championing the socially deprived..." (History of Jesuits, 2006) The identifying feature of the Society of Jesus was its:
total availability for mission...members would be ready to go anywhere in the world, at whatever cost to themselves to undertake whatever ministry was required. Instead of living in stable monastic communities, they would be flexible and mobile, frequently on the move." (History of Jesuits, 2006)
V. Good in Everything? Indeed.
Macleod relates beautifully that Jesus died among those whose lives, both physical and spiritual that he had made his business while upon the earth. Macleod with just a few words assists the reader in understanding that among all the negative factors described by MacLeod, that something precious to Jesus was to be found in the city where he died and that Jesus had found good….
Landmarking: City, Church, & Jesuit Urban Strategy by Thomas Lucas
Called to the Cities: The Spiritual Trajectories of the Early Church and Ignatius" (2006) Loyola College of Maryland. Online available at http://www.loyola.edu/yotc/ignatius.html
George MacLeod's Description of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
One thing not even Madden can excuse is that cultural and social exchanges between Christians did not lead to compassion towards members of other faiths, particularly Jews. In fact, the crusading impulse invariably, more so with every successive crusade, brought examples of the persecution of Jews in the region. The first crusade almost immediately spawned mass killings of Jews down the Rhine en route to Jerusalem, supposedly because Jews' wealth was obtained through usury, or lending money at interest. Usury was prohibited by the Church, even though many Christians borrowed from Jews, and Jews were denied entry into almost every profession by the Church at the time, other than money-lending (Madden 17-19). Jews everywhere began to dread crusades, because they knew that their safety would be threatened by zealous Christians, or Christians who wanted an excuse to kill and steal from Jews.
The Third Crusade was lead by Richard the Lion-Hearted….
Signs of Safety Practice Model
Critical Analysis Practice Model ead Signs Safety text (Turnell, A. & Edwards, S. (1999). Signs safety: a solution safety oriented approach child protection. New York W.W. Norton. ) learn Signs Safety practice model, heavily relied Minnesota child welfare practice community.
The Signs of Safety child protection practice model was adopted as a policy to create better outcomes for vulnerable children. The purpose of the model was to deepen the practice by applying principles and disciplines which affect the assessment, management and safety planning when working with children. It was aimed at ensuring those who are new or relatively inexperienced to gain experience in working with children. It is grounded on improving the relationship between social workers and children and ensuring that child protection is done in a safety-organized fashion which helps families in building the safety of children. A major strength of the Signs of Safety framework….
Dingwall, R., Eekelaar, J., & Murray, T. (1983). The protection of children; State intervention and family life. Oxford: Blackwell.
Seden, J. (2001). Assessment of children in need and their families: a literature review. In D. o. H. a. H. Services (Ed.), Studies informing the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families. London: The Stationery Office.
A Critical Analysis
Problem Areas for Yahoo
Search Engine Industry eview
Yahoo! In the Light of Porter's Theory
Threat of New Entrants
Threat of Substitutes
Bargaining Power of Suppliers
Bargaining Power of Customer
Competition in the Industry
Strategic Plans of Yahoo!
Yahoo! Stakeholders & Other Strategic Partners
ealign the focus of Employees without layoffs
Improve the Algorithm
Apply the Algorithm
edeploy the Advertising Network
Expand the Ad Network
The Implementation of Outside Publishers
Yahoo! is one of the pioneers of what virtual internet world looks like today. Incorporated with the sole objective of providing internet service to both end-users and businesses, Yahoo! has transformed into more than that. It was founded by David Filo and Jerry Yang in 1995. Since then Yahoo! has enjoyed the status of market leader for several years. However with introduction of Google and tough competition from organizations like Microsoft, Yahoo! has failed to retain its old status. In fact, recently it is struggling to revamp the company's structure and….
Arthur, C. (2012). Yahoo files lawsuit against Facebook. . Retrieved 23 August 2012 from http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/12/yahoo-files-patent-lawsuit-facebook
Barcharts. (2012). Yhoo! Inc. Key ratios. Retreievd August 25, 2012 from http://www.barchart.com/profile.php?sym=YHOO&view=ratios
Barcharts. (2012). Yhoo! Inc. Key Statistics. Retrieved August 25, 2012 from http://www.barchart.com/profile.php?sym=YHOO&view=key_statistics
Carlson, S. (2011). BLAMMO! Huge Yahoo Stakeholder Calls For Chairman Roy Bostock's Head. Reterived from http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-09-08/tech/30126913_1_carol-bartz-yahoo-alipay
It is certainly not something that one does for money and financial gain. Many charities are full of people that use the generosity of others to line their own pockets through salaries and other hidden boons to them but the tactics and precepts of AGF run completely opposite to that and that is insanely obvious if one looks at either the constitution and other documents or if one listens to anyone who works there. Having it in print is one thing but enforcing and following it is quite another and it is clear that AGF does both of those in convincing fashion.
Even with all of the good will and generosity, there are challenges that present themselves. First, money is not an infinite resource and the flow of donations and other support can become constricted at certain times. A good example of this was during the global recession of 2007-2009,….
A Critical Analysis of an Imminent Analysis
A Critical Analysis of an Imminent Hanging
Crain provides compelling arguments in support of his thesis in "An Imminent Hanging." (2011) Crain's primary concern is with the public and private sector's efforts to minimize the role of collective bargaining in the 21st century workplace. He contends that collective bargaining erodes the hard-fought and hard-won gains unions extract from employers who value profit over people and do not recognize their employees as their greatest resources. Such employers create adversarial and confrontational workplace environments with influence that extends to pieces of legislation such as the National Labor elations Act (NLA), which serve to further exacerbate the "we vs. them" dynamic in management-labor relations of the modern day. This paper serves as a critical analysis of Crain's ideas and writing.
Crain begins by citing several examples of the history of legislation in this area. There are….
Crain, M. (2011) An Imminent Hanging. ABA Journal Of Labor & Employment Law, 26(2), 151-160.
Specter, A., & Nguyen, E.S. (2008) Representation Without Intimidation: Securing Workers' Right to Choose Under the National Labor Relations Act. Harvard Journal on Legislation, 45, 311 -- 334.
8th Grade Science
Literature eview Critical Analysis
Middle school science is a critical preparatory program for high school science education. Teaching 8th grade science is a component of the foundation for high school biology, chemistry and physics which are essentially college preparatory courses. The ____Insert district name info here____ Independent School District considers science in the 8th grade to have measured core competencies of problem solving with unit conversion, understanding and applying the scientific method, and demonstrating an understanding of scientific discover through laboratory experiments. Science in the 8th grade within this district is taught in a lecture classroom adjacent to a laboratory with benches and equipment. The curriculum covers primarily the hard physical sciences of chemistry and physics with associated laboratory experiments and experimental write ups. Students are expected to focus on application of concepts that apply concrete, but difficult-to-visualize ideas to experiments so that the principles covered within these….
Bretz, S.L. (2012) Navigating the Landscape of Assessment, Journal of Chemical Education, 89, 689-691.
Campbell, D.J. Bannon, S.J. Gunter, M.M. (2011) Gas Property Demonstrations Using Plastic Water Bottles, Journal of Chemical Education 88, 784-785.
Mayer, K. (2011) Addressing Student's Misconceptions about Gases, Mass, and Composition, Journal of Chemical Education, 88, 1, 111-115.
Robins, L. Villagomez, V. Dokter, D. Christopher, E. Ortiz, C. Passmore, C. Smith, M. (2009) Teacher research: challenging our assumptions: an investigation into student understanding of the gas laws. The Science Teacher 24, 184-188.
Lareau's Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life reveals some of the root causes of social injustice and inequity in American society. The author's analysis is astute and relevant to current social trends. Taking a structuralist perspective allows Lareau to explore the patterns and normative behaviors within different income categories, to show how those patterns influence inter-generational disparities and perpetuate problems like economic disparity. The gap between rich and poor has widened, and continues to grow in the United States, making Lareau's book an important read (Hargreaves, 2013, p. 1). Fewer than ten percent of poor Americans receive even a four-year degree (Hargreaves, 2013). Income or wealth disparity impacts not only educational attainment but also measurable health outcomes (Hargreaves, 2013). Therefore, it is important to understand the underlying dynamics that lead to inequalities in education and wealth.
In Unequal Childhoods, Lareau talks a lot about language and patterns of….
Dumais, S.A., Kessinger, R.J. & Ghosh, B. (2012). Concerted Cultivation and Teachers' Evaluations of Students: Exploring the Intersection of Race and Parents' Educational Attainment. Sociological Perspectives 55(1): 17-42.
Irwin, S. & Elley, S. (2011). Concerted cultivation? Sociology 45(3): 480-495.
Lareau, A. (2003). Unequal Childhoods. Berkeley: University of California Press.
A Critical Analysis of the Disintergration of the Persistence of Memory
About the ork
The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory was painted in the 1950's (1952-1954) by Salvador Dali. (The Dali Museum, N.d.). The painting is small in size and measures about ten inches by thirteen inches (iki Paintings, N.d.). Includes one of the artist's more striking features that is included in many of his works -- the melting watch. This painting actually includes three melting watches and suggest that time has some level of fluidity. That time isn't necessarily as static as it may seem. The piece is currently housed in the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida (Choudhury, 2010).
FROM THE ORK
The lines in the work are rather blurry and the objects portrayed in a fluid motion as if they are melting away. The lighting is consistent with an outdoor dusk or dawn scene and the light provides….
Choudhury, J. (2010, September 15). Salvador Dali's The Disintergration of the Persistence of Memory. Retrieved from Art is never finished, only adandoned: http://artcritique.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/salvador-dalis-the-disintegration-of-the-persistence-of-memory-ii/
The Dali Museum. (N.d.). The Disintegration of Persistence of Memory. Retrieved from The Dali Museum: http://thedali.org/exhibits/highlights/the_disintegration_of_persistence_of_memory.php
Wiki Paintings. (N.d.). The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory. Retrieved from Wiki Paintings: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/salvador-dali/the-disintegration-of-the-persistence-of-memory
Essay 2 (Choice 1): A Critical Analysis of Modernism and T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” takes the form of a dramatic monologue, in which the narrator, using a persona which is obviously not that of the actual author, opens up his heart and mind to the reader. Prufrock is a uniquely modernist monologue because rather than choosing someone who is typically heroic, Eliot uses a protagonist who is trapped in a dull and uneventful life. Prufrock is afraid to show his passion to an unnamed woman. He is alienated from his society, which he describes as dull and pretentious, but cannot rise above it. Prufrock senses that there is a better way of life, full of love and higher aspirations for himself, but cannot attain his dreams.
The fact that Prufrock is a very ordinary man is underlined by….
Critical Analysis: War is a Racket Butler is correct: war is racket. He describes a racket as an operation that costs many but benefits a few—and that describes war well enough. Hundreds of thousands of lives are put on the line while a handful profit—investors, bankers, speculators and industrialists, for example, all of whom stood to make out like bandits from the Spanish-American war. Wars are invariably fought over some pretense: the Spanish-American War was launched because of an explosion on The Maine, which our yellow journalists quickly blamed on Spain, which allowed our leaders (who always have a cozy relationship with our bankers, speculators and industrialists) to go take the Philippines. In WWI, it was the Lusitania. In Vietnam, it was Gulf of Tonkin. In WWII, it was Pearl Harbor. For the current ME disaster, it was 9/11 and then the mobile weapons labs and phony evidence regarding yellow cake….
Children's Museum: Critical Analysis of the Exhibit.
For many young children, family visits to local science museums or zoos are commonplace events in their lives. The increasing popularity of science museums as sites of choice for family recreation and learning is affirmed by the surge in construction of new children's museums and continued increases in science museum attendance rates in the U.S. (Association of Children's Museums, 2009). Children's museums commonly include exhibits that focus on both sciences content and process skills. In 1975, there were approximately 38 children's museums in America while 243 exist today. Furthermore, an additional 78 children's museums are currently in the planning stage throughout the country.
Similarly, museum attendance in the U.S. has increased to the point where it is estimated that one in five Americans visited a science museum in 2008 (Association of Science and Technology Centres, 2009). Families account for more than half of science museum….
Association of Children's Museums. "Stats and trends." (2009). Web. April 15, 2011, http://www.childrensmuseums.org/about/facts.htm .
Association of Science and Technology Centers "Science centre highlights." (2009) Web April 15, 2011, http://www.astc.org/about/pdf/Backgrounders/Highlights2009.pdf.
Allen, S Designs for learning: Studying science museum exhibits that do more than entertain. Science Education, 88(S1), (2004).S17-S33. Print
Falk, J.H., Moussouri, T., & Coulson, D The effect of visitors' agendas on museum learning. Curator, 41(2), (1998), 107-120. Print
Functionalist Theory: Critical Analysis A very basic and inadequate description of Functionalist Theory is that it is a social/anthropological theory that people within a society generally agree on what is…Read Full Paper ❯
Poetic Critical Analysis Victor Hugo's "A l'ombre d'un enfant" It is not until the end of the poem that the reader comprehends that Hugo or the narrator or the reader as…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
eflex Systems, Critical Analysis of Human Behavior Under Stress Case Study The scenario presented in the case study titled eflex Systems concerns an all too common managerial dilemma encountered by…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
.. celebrating Mass, hearing confessions, teaching theology, preaching, giving spiritual direction, directing the Spiritual Exercises, nursing the victims of plagues, championing the socially deprived..." (History of Jesuits, 2006) The…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
One thing not even Madden can excuse is that cultural and social exchanges between Christians did not lead to compassion towards members of other faiths, particularly Jews. In fact,…Read Full Paper ❯
Signs of Safety Practice Model Critical Analysis Practice Model ead Signs Safety text (Turnell, A. & Edwards, S. (1999). Signs safety: a solution safety oriented approach child protection. New York…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
Yahoo! A Critical Analysis Yahoo! History Problem Areas for Yahoo Search Engine Industry eview Yahoo! In the Light of Porter's Theory Threat of New Entrants Threat of Substitutes Bargaining Power of Suppliers Bargaining Power of Customer Competition in the…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
It is certainly not something that one does for money and financial gain. Many charities are full of people that use the generosity of others to line their…Read Full Paper ❯
Imminent Hanging Critical Analysis A Critical Analysis of an Imminent Analysis A Critical Analysis of an Imminent Hanging Crain provides compelling arguments in support of his thesis in "An Imminent Hanging." (2011)…Read Full Paper ❯
8th Grade Science Literature eview Critical Analysis Middle school science is a critical preparatory program for high school science education. Teaching 8th grade science is a component of the foundation…Read Full Paper ❯
Unequal Childhoods Critical Analysis Lareau's Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life reveals some of the root causes of social injustice and inequity in American society. The author's analysis is astute…Read Full Paper ❯
Salvador Dali A Critical Analysis of the Disintergration of the Persistence of Memory About the ork The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory was painted in the 1950's (1952-1954) by Salvador Dali.…Read Full Paper ❯
Essay 2 (Choice 1): A Critical Analysis of Modernism and T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” takes the…Read Full Paper ❯
Critical Analysis: War is a Racket Butler is correct: war is racket. He describes a racket as an operation that costs many but benefits a few—and that describes war well…Read Full Paper ❯
Children's Museum: Critical Analysis of the Exhibit. For many young children, family visits to local science museums or zoos are commonplace events in their lives. The increasing popularity of science…Read Full Paper ❯