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In other words, rather than just asking questions, the leader must be willing to share his or her own opinions.
In a couples counseling session, it my be advisable that the coach does not raise too many of his or her own opinions, but rather stimulate the client to access the elements that have led to the current situation. Both clients, in interacting with each other, can then be stimulated to share their opinions while asking the other open questions that display genuine curiosity. Doing this is particularly important if the couple is faced with a specific conflict.
One partner can, for example, discuss his feelings about the conflict and how the other partner makes him feel when she does or says certain things. This transparency must be complimented by an open question that shows genuine interest in the listener's opinions about the conflict, reasons for her actions, and so…
Moss, S. (2013). Curiosity. Co-Active. Retrieved from: http://www.thecoaches.com/coach-training/resources/coaching-tools/curiosity
Schwarz, R. (2013, Jul. 15). Increase Your Team's Curiosity. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from: http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/07/increase-your-teams-curiosity/
The nineteenth century title of the work applies primarily to the girl at the right of the filed who is bent over the writing woman's shoulder, peering at the letter as it takes shape. Whatever the full intentions of this woman are, she is certainly trying to discern truth, and rather impatiently at that. Whether or not she is having more luck than the viewer of this work is hard to say, given her neutral facial expression and the lack of concern of the other two individuals in the painting. It is impossible to say what is in the letter, or whether the curious woman approves of what she reads or not, or in what way (if any) the news that the letter carries has an effect on her.
Other details of the painting provide further clues, however. The curious woman also appears o be the youngest of the group.…
Intellectual curiosity is a term used to describe one's desire to invest time and energy into learning more about a person, place, thing or concept. More than any other academic field, science, math and engineering satisfy my intellectual curiosity as these fields objectively demonstrate how things work in the real world. I have an unquenchable thirst to get to the bottom of things and learning more about the universe has only further enhanced my curiosity. I discovered my passion for the sciences in childhood and there has never been any doubt about what I wanted to do with my life. Engineers with their creativity, application of science and logical thinking work to create technology in order to redefine our lives and society.
My interest in engineering has developed over the course of my education and I enjoy the challenge of using my intellectual curiosity to solve everyday problems. To provide…
Origin of Anatomically Modern Humans
The curiosity to study origin and birth of human beings has shaped a holistic subject, paleoanthropology, which mainly focuses on the origin of modern human beings or Homo sapiens (Matthew and Nitecki, 1994).For about 30,000 years, the Earth has been inhabited by humans that carry anatomical and behavioral uniformity. The situation70,000 years before was clearly different and diverse groups of hominids preceded the modern Homo sapiens; in Asia Homo erectus prospered while in Europe and the East there were Homone, erthalensis and Homo sapiens, respectively. The different populations of humans differed in their bodily phenotypes or anatomy studied through fossil record that was obtained through archaeological mining. Theories to explain this transformation have been proposed: one that suggests a single origin forall modern humansi.e., the Out-of-Africa model, and another proposing Multiregional Continuity.
Genetic studies have indicated that the last ancestor common between chimpanzees and humans…
Frayer, David W., et al. "Theories of modern human origins: the paleontological test." American Anthropologist 95.1 (1993): 14-50.
Kimbel, William H., Donald C. Johanson, and YoelRak."The first skull and other new discoveries of Australopithecus afarensis at Hadar, Ethiopia."Nature 368.6470 (1994): 449-451.
Klein, Richard G. "Anatomy, behavior, and modern human origins."Journal of World Prehistory 9.2 (1995): 167-198.
Lahr, Marta Mirazon. "The multiregional model of modern human origins: a reassessment of its morphological basis." Journal of Human Evolution 26.1 (1994): 23-56.
To the general citizen, this story is relevant because it helps to explain the prices of shoes in Europe. If there is a shortage of cheap Asian footwear on the market, this story explains the cause. It also illustrates to the general consumer that they may face higher costs for many products if those products are subject to protectionist measures. It is not simply market forces which determine supply and demand.
The piece is well-written and well-documented. Multiple sources are used to provide a balanced perspective. The story illustrates the issue at hand and offers a reasonable explanation to the reader. The information is conveyed well, allowing the reader to form his or her own opinion about the issue by providing background knowledge and perspective from a number of industry personnel.
Castle, Stephen. (2009). E.U. seeks compromise on Chinese shoe imports. New York Times. Retrieved October 14, 2009…
Castle, Stephen. (2009). E.U. seeks compromise on Chinese shoe imports. New York Times. Retrieved October 14, 2009 from http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/business/global/14shoes.html?scp=2&sq=shoes&st=nyt
Alice in Wonderland as Victorian Literature -- Being a child in Victorian England was difficult. They had to behave like the adults did, follow all rules, they had to be seen but not heard. Children, however, are naturally curious; unable to sit for long periods of time, and as part of normal cognitive development, consistently asking questions about the world. In fact, childhood is the period when a child acquires the knowledge needed to perform as an adult. It is the experiences of childhood that the personality of the adult is constructed. Alice's adventures, then, are really more of a set of curiosities that Carroll believed children share. Why is this, who is this, how does this work? and, her journey through Wonderland, somewhat symbolic of a type of "Garden of Eden," combines stark realities that would be necessary for her transition to adulthood.
For Victorians, control was part of…
Sander, David. The Fantasic Sublime: Romanticism and Transcendence in Nineteenth-Century Fantasy Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.
Thacker, Debora and Jean Webb. Introducing Children's Literature. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Walker, Stan. "Novels for Students: Alice in Wonderland." 1999. Enotes.com. .
Lee's motion picture is largely meant to put across the confusion present in some people's lives, as it is not necessarily meant to discuss race-related matters.
Lee's film brings reform into a world that is accustomed to respecting traditions when it comes to racial stereotypes. Through watching this film, people are likely to consider that race is not important when taking into account a relationship. Factors that would normally make people feel that they belong to separate worlds can actually make them consider that they need to stay together. Lee's version of interracial relationships makes it possible for viewers to comprehend that two people can strengthen their relationship as a consequence of having society impose its discriminatory attitudes on them. At the point where their families reject them, Flipper and Angela decide to move together hoping that this would put an end to their problems and considering that it is…
Dir. Spike Lee. Jungle Fever. Universal Pictures, 1991.
Just as their problems are caused by humans, their problems can also be solved by humans. This fact is exemplified by the existence of politics, where people learn to befriend and utilize people who would otherwise do them harm. Skill at politics, as Shorris noted, is what distinguished the rich from the poor: "Rich people know…how to negotiate instead of using force. They know how to use politics to get along, to get power. (5).
The Return to the Cave
In the third section of the allegory, Socrates speculates on what would happen if this former prisoner were to return to the cave. Having seen the light, he will have been happy for his edification and piteous of those stuck in the cave, believing their lives dark and ignorant. If he were to return to the cave, he would not be as content as he was when he was previously…
Edmundson, Mark, and Earl Shorris. "On the Uses of a Liberal Education: II. As a Weapon in the Hands of the Restless Poor." Harpers. 295.1768 (1997). Print.
Plato, Benjamin Jowett, and Irwin Edman. The Works of Plato. New York: Modern Library, 1928. Print.
hopeless in the face of the challenge, forgetting that all people have assets to help them deal with the challenges of everyday life. The goal of a personal strength and asset survey is to help make a person consciously aware of personal strengths and assets so that, when a challenging situation does arise, the person already knows the strengths and abilities that he or she possesses that will help him or her deal with the challenge. Therefore, my goal in conducting an assessment of my personal strengths and assets is to identify my strengths and assets, identify potential future challenges, prepare for future challenges, determine which of my strengths and assets would be appropriate when dealing with specific future challenges.
Assets and Strengths
There are several different objective ways to determine personal strengths, and these methods are important because a person's own perception about personal strengths may not reflect the…
Gallup. (2007). Full theme descriptions. Retrieved April 2, 2012 from StrenghtsQuest website:
Thoren, J. (Unk.) VIA signature strengths. Retrieved April 2, 2012 from Gifted Leaders
Importance of the Global Mindset
I agree with the assertion made by Cohen that possessing a global mindset is a key and integral part to being successful in business, particularly if global expansion is an organizational goal or aspiration. To be successful in today's marketplace, leaders must understand that the world is no longer made up of only local/regional/national customers and competitors. It has been shaped by the digitized age we live in. Customers come from everywhere, for just about everything. Similarly, competition does too. This means to be truly successful, business leaders must know how to integrate a number of geographies, cultures, demographics, tastes, preferences, and business strategies from across the globe (Gumbel 2008). Leaders need an appreciation for diverse business relationships and more specialized skills to achieve their goals.
Universal cooperation is a daily business reality. The vast majority of this is due to technological advancement…
Beechler, S, & Baltzley, D 2008, 'Creating a Global mindset', Chief Learning Officer, 7, 6, pp. 40-45, Business Source Elite, EBSCOhost, viewed 17 May 2013.
Cohen, SL 2010, 'Effective global leadership requires a global mindset', Industrial & Commercial Training, 42, 1, pp. 3-10, Business Source Elite, EBSCOhost, viewed 17 May 2013.
Gumbel, P 2008, 'Big Mac's Local Flavor', Fortune, 157, 9, pp. 114-121, Business Source Elite, EBSCOhost, viewed 17 May 2013.
Massingham, P 2013, 'Cognitive Complexity in Global Mindsets', International Journal Of Management, 30, 2, pp. 232-248, Business Source Elite, EBSCOhost, viewed 17 May 2013.
His most well-known contribution to the field of chemistry was the statement titled; the Avogadro constant or Avogadro number. Avogadro stated that "a mole equals 6.022 x 1023." (American) It also states that equal volumes of gases, at the same temperature and pressure have the same amount of molecules.
Avogadro's number really means the number of molecules in a mole. His number is essential in chemistry because it calculates the amount of pure substances in stoichiometric relationships. It also determines how much heavier a simple molecule of one gas is than that of another. This number is also very large 6.0221367x10^23. However, Avogadro only hypothesized this and he was not responsible for calculating it, Loschmidt was. (Furtsch)
Even though, Avogadro was not fully responsible for the discovery of the mole, he did solve many controversies and gathered enough research for other scientists, like Loschmidt, to calculate. His curiosity…
Determination of the Avogadro Constant. 1974. American Physical Society, Washington D.C. 17 June 1974
Furtsch, T.A. "Some Notes on Avogadro's Number" Online posting. Tennessee Technological University. 12 January 2007. http://gemini.tntech.edu/~tfurtsch/scihist/avogadro.htm
The Avogadro Number. 1996. University of West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, 1 April 2002. http://wwwchem.uwimona.edu.jm:1104/courses/pH/avono.html
Questions: Why are there different forms of precipitation? Why would it make sense that the water cycle regulates the amount of water on earth?
Actvities: Analyze different forms of precpitation by following a drop of water through water cycle. Why is it important that some water be stored in ice or snowpacks? (See: http://www.proteacher.com/redirect.php?goto=5347)
Focuses on a particular aspect of experience and demonstrates conceptual understanding.
Questions: Does salt water act the same way as fresh water in the water cycle?
Activity: Place appropriate terms for water cycle in visual representation, as the one from the U.S. Geological Survey. (3 stage learning technique; identification, understanding, evaluation/explanation). See: http://www.proteacher.com/redirect.php?goto=5347
Challenge and extend conceptual understanding and skills through new, deeper, and broader activities.
Questions: What impact has civilization had on the water cycle? Are there dangers to irrigation or transforming arid areas into agriculutural areas? What about the polar ice caps?…
The Water Cycle. (2009). Cited in: U.S. Geological Survey.
Water Facts. (2011). Water.org. Cited in:
Cal Tech Engineering
The prospect of studying engineering is exciting to me because I have an unquenchable thirst to get to the bottom of things, and engineering provides the framework and tools to analyze and address the scientific issues that fascinate me. More importantly, it provides the ideal opportunity to apply my scientific and math-oriented skills in ways that will make a difference in the world.
For the last year, I have worked as a computer programmer in the IT branch of the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ) contributing to the development of information technology in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Together with the rest of the programming team of the "GPS Palestine" program, I worked to develop a functional GPS system within the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The project began after the Israeli telecommunication companies launched an integrated GPS system functioning with various smart phones such as the iPhone 4.…
Speech: Museum's Bid For Bodies
Good evening ladies -- and yes, good evening gentleman as well.
Well, where should we begin? Ahhhh yes -- Are any of you aware of what a cadaver parade is? Have any of you ever actually heard of a cadaver parade?
Let me read to you a recent headline that I discovered: "Anatomy of competition: 2 museums bid for bodies -- what is a bid -- it is an offer or a proposal of a price."
What do you think about that? (Pause) My initial thoughts after reading those words were: "This is unbelievable, no, it is downright shocking, shameful, and certainly very offensive.
When was the last time a price was hung on us human beings? You probably already know, that's right -- During the days of Slavery. (Pause) Am I right?
I believe that the practice attaching a price to the human body…
I need you to organize this speech - grammar and sentence structure my speech is about provocative questions - please correct the question (grammar)but don't omit them and make some order, that it flows the topic is about body world (and exhibition of cadavers in California-- the web site is www.bodyworlds.com) it's gruesome -- the article is from plain dealer-- the headline is anatomy of competition 2 museums bid for bodies and if you can elaborate little be more by asking questions about the morals of the people who are behind this morbid business, you don't have to add a lot just elaborate on what I have written and organize it more -- note: I need this essay by 3pm today 12/14/04 I want you to use words like
Competence of a Corporation
Accurate comprehension of the article = blue
Critical analysis of the strengths and weakness of the ideas, concepts or theories = yellow
* Provision of specific comments in the form of criticism, disagreement, synthesis, paradox, curiosity or genuine confusion= green
The premise of the article The core competence of the corporation (Prahalad, Hamel, 1990) is predicated on the assumption of greater communication and collaboration, coupled with accountability on the part of senior managers, leading to organizations discovering their core competencies. The authors make the point that core competence has more to do with communication, involvement and a deep commitment to work across organizational borders (Prahalad, Hamel, 1990). Using examples from Canon, GE, NEC and others, the authors look to support these core concepts with examples and illustrations.
Analysis of The Core Competence of the Corporation
The authors have written a narrative that accurately captured the dynamics…
Prahalad, C.K., & Hamel, G. (1990, The core competence of the corporation. Harvard Business Review, 68, 79-79.
Management, Strategic Management Theories and the Linkage with Organizational Competitive Advantage from the esource-Based View
Accurate comprehension of the article = blue
Critical analysis of the strengths and weakness of the ideas, concepts or theories = yellow
* Provision of specific comments in the form of criticism, disagreement, synthesis, paradox, curiosity or genuine confusion= green
Management, Strategic Management Theories and the Linkage with Organizational Competitive Advantage from the esource-Based View
Using a thorough analysis of management theories and approaches to illustrate how the esource-Based View (BV) of management can deliver greater competitive advantage and more optimized use of internal resources, the authors seek to support this assertion with a comprehensive literature review. The synthesis of the Classical Approach, Human esource Approach, Quantitative Approach, Systems Perspective, Contingency Approach and Information Technology Approach is used as the foundation for showing how the BV approach to management can deliver exceptional results (aduan, Jegak,…
Raduan, C.R., Jegak, U., Haslinda, A., & Alimin, I. (2009). Management, strategic management theories and the linkage with organizational competitive advantage from the resource-based view. European Journal of Social Sciences, 11(3), 402-418.
Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy
Accurate comprehension of the article = blue
Critical analysis of the strengths and weakness of the ideas, concepts or theories = yellow
* Provision of specific comments in the form of criticism, disagreement, synthesis, paradox, curiosity or genuine confusion= green
Assessment of Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy
In the article The Five Competitive Forces that Shape Strategy (Porter, 2008) the well-known framework of the Five Forces Model originally defined by Dr. Michael Porter in 1979 is updated to reflect the current realities and uncertainties of industries included in his original article and book that expanded on the model's core concepts (Porter, 2008). The value of the Five Forces Model has been questioned over the last two decades, and several of the most valid criticisms of the framework are analyzed and responded to by Dr. Porter in this article. He also brings in an analysis…
Porter, M.E. 2008, The Five Competitive Forces that Shape Strategy, Boston, United States, Boston.
When that rocket took flight, in that moment I knew that learning was something that would never end for me. I knew that learning would be a life long process that would take me through highs and lows. However, in this instance the lows would never be seen in a negative light, not by me anyway. These moments would be more opportunities to grow from mistakes and perfect my approach.
There are times when people may overlook how powerful a college education is and can be. This is not an opportunity that I will take for granted. I recognize that there are other students that want an education just like me. However, the only difference is my determination and drive, as well as the lengths I will go through to learn and gain the knowledge I need to make a difference. If given the opportunity to attend your higher institution…
Knowledge worker is someone employed more because of their specific informational expertise or mastery of a subject or process instead of their ability to perform manual or physical labor. These individuals will tend to advance the information available about their subject because they are able to devote their time and energy to focused analysis, or even redesign and development of a process. They are somewhat like the pure researchers of the past -- they work to solve particular problems, influence organizational decisions, and set priorities and strategies through their own intellectual curiosity. Most experts say that the real differentiation of knowledge working is that it is "non-routine" problem solving based on higher level thinking (Reinhardt, et.al., 2011).
The idea of acquiring and disseminating knowledge is certainly not new, nor is the philosophical paradigm of how humans acquire and process that same knowledge. To understand the modern version of knowledge working,…
Audi, R., ed. (1999). The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge
Barbrook, R. (2006). The Class of the New. London: Open Mute Publications. Retrieved From: http://www.theclassofthenew.net/
Bogdanowicz, M. And Bailey, E. (2002). The value of knowledge and the values of the new knowledge worker: Generation X in the new Economy. Journal of European
Industrial Training. Retrieved from: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=837082
persecution of early Christians under the oman Empire is a matter of great interest and intrigue to many, even today; as is the matter of distinction and distrust between early Jews and Christians. Furthermore, the ironically similar behavior of orthodox Christians towards heretics rouses the curiosity of many scholars. This paper will discuss the effect of Christianity on omans and their perceptions towards Christians, Christian perceptions and treatment of Jews. The relationship between orthodox Christians and heretics will also be discussed.
ome before Christianity
The empire of ome, at the time of Christ's birth, was one of the two greatest kingdoms and was steadily continuing to flourish and expand, even then. Soon, it covered most of what we now know as Western Europe. The conquered land began from Spain in the west and ended in Syria in the east, while the great countries of England, France and Greece, and the…
Badnewsaboutchristianity.com (n.d.). Christian Persecution of Heretics - Bad News About Christianity. [online] Retrieved from: http://www.badnewsaboutchristianity.com/gbc_heretics.htm#_edn4 [Accessed: 10 Dec 2012].
Bainton, R.H. (1960). Early Christianity. Princeton, N.J: Van Nostrand.
Fitzgerald, T. (1998). The Orthodox Church. Westport, CT: Praeger Publisher.
Hackl, . (2012). Israel Considers Drafting Its Arab Citizens . Christian Science Monitor, August 1.
Organizational studies benefits from interaction with other areas of study. The articles and research questions in the paper reflect a curiosity of the connection among media, technology, and behavior. Each article and set of authors approaches this question from a different perspective and in conjunction with another school of thought to help problem solve and with which to cooperate. The paper selects and uses three heuristics as way to explore research questions and hypotheses further and better. The paper substantiates the validity of the proposed research question. The paper also describes the context within which the proposed research would fit.
Generating Research Questions & Hypotheses
Part 1 - DeLorme, D.E., Huh, J., Reid, L.N., & An, S. (2010) The state of public research on over-the-counter drug advertising. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, (3), 208 -- 231.
DeLorme et al. propose several key research questions and hypotheses. One…
4. Orlikowski, W.J., & Barley, S.R. (2001) Technology and Institutions: What can Research on Information Technology and Research on Organizations Learn from Each Other? MIS Quarterly, 25(2), 145 -- 165.
We argue that because of the important epistemological differences between the fields of information technology and organization studies, much can be gained from greater interaction between them. In particular, we argue that information technology research can benefit from incorporation institutional analysis from organization studies, while organization studies can benefit even more by following the lead of information technology research in taking the material properties of technologies into account. We further suggest that the transformations currently occurring in the nature of work and organizing cannot be understood without considering both the technological changes and the institutional contexts that are reshaping economic and organizational activity. Thus, greater interaction between field of information technology and organization studies should be viewed as more than a matter of enrichment. In the intellectual engagement of these two fields lies the potential for an important fusion of perspectives, a fusion more carefully attuned to explaining the nature consequences of the techno-social phenomena that increasingly pervade our lives.
History Of Egypt
Civilization Emerges in the Nile Valley 2-3
The Age of the Pharaohs (3200 CE - 30 CE) 3-4
ritish Colonial Rule (1914-1954) 4-5
Modern Egypt (1954 -- Present Day) 5-6
Conclusion & Suggestions
Egypt has always remained one of the most intriguing areas on the planet, with historians, archaeologists and laymen alike flocking to the country on a steady basis throughout the last two centuries to indulge their curiosity and explore the heart of human civilization. The home of iconic monuments built by the world's first civilizations -- including the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and a wide assortment of temples and ruins -- Egypt has come to represent the age of humanity's emergence for modern society. The age old cities of Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor have become modernized during the last century, but visitors and residents to Egypt have come to recognize the nation's seemingly…
Fouberg, Erin H.; Murphy, Alexander B. (4 December 2009). Human Geography: People, Place,
and Culture. John Wiley & Sons. p. 91.
Issawi, Charles. (1961). Egypt since 1800: A study in lop-sided development. The Journal of Economic History, 21(1), 1-25.
Janick, J. (2000, October). Ancient Egyptian agriculture and the origins of horticulture.
Socio-Economic Approach to Management (SEAM)
The Main Points of SEAM
Process of a SEAM Intervention
Finding Organizational dysfunctions and hidden costs
Human esources role in the SEAM Process
H Intervention in SEAM Approach Leading to Financial Gains
Comparison of Typical OD Interventions vs. SEAM Interventions & Hs ole in Each
SEAM and Curiosity
SEAM and Work Life Balance
The human, the social and the economic aspects of business and in the process of management are essentially addressed to through a process of intervention and this is termed as the Socio-Economic Approach to Management or SEAM. This concept of management was first proposed in France in 1973 and is a very well researched organizational change for business.
Essentially this management process starts with the leaders in the organization who have the role of assessing and identifying what is not working or functioning well and then correcting…
Amable, B., & Palombarini, S. (2008). A neorealist approach to institutional change and the diversity of capitalism. Socio-Economic Review, 7(1), 123-143. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ser/mwn018
Bunduchi, R. (2008). Trust, power and transaction costs in B2B exchanges -- " A socio-economic approach. Industrial Marketing Management, 37(5), 610-622. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2007.05.003
Bunduchi, R. (2008). Trust, power and transaction costs in B2B exchanges -- " A socio-economic approach. Industrial Marketing Management, 37(5), 610-622.
Public Program Quality Evaluation
Overview of the Program and the Program ationale
In 2011, approximately 23% of all children in the United States were children of immigrants. Many of these children have come from countries where the educational systems have not prepared them with competitive skills that will support a good standard of living. Various policies to address this issue have been proposed. Of the feasible options, the policy most likely to achieve popular approval is the provision of preschool education to all low-immigrant children. In part, the basis for this support is the historical national approval of programs such as Head Start. ecently, the nation has seen an upswing in state-funded pre-K programs that focus on preparing low-income 4-year-old children for kindergarten and elementary school. Head Start programs continue in a parallel manner, and necessarily so, as only a handful of states offer pubic school-based pre-K programs to all…
Haskins, R. & Tienda, M. (2011). The future of immigrant children. The Future of Children. Princeton University and the Brookings Institution.
Lawrence L. Martin, L.L. & Kettner, P.M. (1996). Measuring the performance of human service programs. Sage Publications.
Neuman, W.L. (2012). Basics of social research: qualitative and quantitative approaches (3rd ed.).
Puma, M. Bell, S., Cook, R., & Heid, C. (2010, January). Head Start Impact Study Final Report, Executive Summary. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Washington, DC.
He tells alton he was "surprised that among so many men of genius . . . that I alone should be reserved to discover so astonishing a secret" (37). Here Shelley illuminates the weakness of man with Frankenstein's inability to control himself in this situation. Shelley placed Frankenstein in this environment because he represented "modern scientist is search of the spark to animate lifeless matter" (right 14). Like Prometheus, he is penalized for "meddling in the work of the gods" (14). Shelley foreshadows the mood of the novel when she writes, "Frightful it must be; for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavor to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world" (Shelley xxv). Here Shelley is making a stand against certain aspects of knowledge. hile knowledge itself is not bad, the desire for knowledge to do great things for the sake of fame or…
Garrett, Martin. Mary Shelley. New York. Oxford University Press. 2002.
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. New York: Bantam Books. 1981.
Graham, Richard. The Masters of Victorian Literature, 1837-1897. London: Simpkin, Marshal
and Co. 1897.
Conflict and Cooperation: Native Americans and European Settlers in Early America
The early history of the settlement of what would eventually become the United States has many competing narratives. Many people view the relationship between Native Americans and European settlers as fundamentally combative. hile at times the relationship between the colonists and the Native Americans was certainly one of conflict, this period was also full of significant curiosity, education and cooperation that went on between both groups. Many times, each group was inquisitive about the other and knowledge was exchanged. The Native Americans were often portrayed as brutal savages, but current literature shows that this was not often the case. The apparent viciousness of the European settlers towards the native peoples, particularly in terms of cultural destruction and land acquisition, is also more complicated than it initially seems. Though the eventually dominance of the Europeans over the Native Americans lead…
Kupperman, Karen Ordahl. Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America. New York:
Cornell University Press, 2000.
-- . "English Perceptions of Treacherym 1583-1640: The Case of the American 'Savage'." The Historical Journal. Vol 20. No. 2. (June 1977) pp. 263-287.
-- . Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony. 2nd Edition. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield
Rudolfo Anaya grew up in the New Mexico and much of his work reflects this upbringing. A popular theme in his fiction is the background of the state and the introduction of factors that can lead to human destruction: greed, lust, self-righteousness, deception, and connivance (Garcia 2000, p. 11). His short story "The Apple Orchard" is not exception to this. This is the story about a young boy named Isador who is in seventh grade as he struggles to come of age in his community. The first-person narrator has a father who values education. The themes of education and its importance is integral in Chicano literature. According to Hector Colderon (1999), it is extremely difficult to finish education in the Hispanic community, particularly if English is not your first language. He says, "Out of some thirty-plus students, three of us graduated from high school on time, a few others had…
Anaya, Rudolfo. (2006). The Apple Orchard. The Man Who Could Fly and Other Stories. 74-86.
Calderon, Hector and Jose David Saldivar. (1991). Criticism in the Borderlands: Studies in Chicano Literature.
Garcia, Nasario. (2000). Rudolfo Anaya. Platicas: Conversations with Hispanic Authors. 5-34.
Leadership: Born vs. Taught Leaders
Born vs. Taught Leaders: Leadership
Experts have given conflicting views in the question of whether leaders are born or made. One faction believes that leaders are born with special qualities that predispose them to occupy positions of authority from an early age. The other, however, believes that leadership capabilities are developed over time through education and training. This text evaluates both arguments and gives a tentative position on the issue.
Are Leaders Born or Taught?
ose Haggerty and Don Berwick give conflicting views on the question of whether people who are not born leaders can actually become good leaders. Berwick is of the opinion that whereas some people are born to be leaders, anyone can lead, as long as they receive the right training and education. In other words, leadership can be taught. Haggerty, on the other hand, believes that leaders are born; as such,…
Berger, W. (2015). Why Curious People are Destined for the C-Suite. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2015/09/why-curious-people-are-destined-for-the-c-suite
Connelly, M. S., Gilbert, J. A., Zaccaro, S. J., Threlfall, K. V., Marks, M. A., & Mumford, M. D. (2000). Exploring the Relationship of Leadership Skills and Knowledge to Leader Performance. Leadership Quarterly, 11(1), 65-86.
Porter-O'Grady, T. (2001). Profound Change: 21st Century Nursing. Nursing Outlook, 49(4), 182-186.
PWC. (2015). Refining Business Success in a Changing World. PWC. Retrieved from http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ceo-survey/
Children who possess this curiosity will become adults that are more fully engaged in their world, and that examine their environment for better alternatives; this is the kind of adult that I would like to see eventually emerging form my continued educational practice.
While I see educators more as guides than as authoritarian figures, there does need to be a clear hierarchy established between the teacher and the learner. This does not have to be strictly and explicitly defined, but rather should come more easily from the tone with which the classroom is run and how conflicts are handled when they arise (Gordon & Burch 2003). Simply guiding rather than directly instructing works until it doesn't, in other words, and once that point is reached instructions need to be followed. Even such instances are part of the educational process when it comes to building critical thinkers and careful…
Applebaum, P. (2002). Multicultural and diversity education Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Davis-Seaver, J. & Davis, E. (2000). Critical thinking in young children. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.
Gordon, T. & Nurch, N. (2003). Teacher effectiveness training. New York: Random House.
Winch, C. (2006). Education, autonomy and critical thinking. New York: Routledge.
The importance of creativity and innovation in the workplace is well documented, but the debate over nature vs. nurture continues with some authorities maintaining that people are born with attributes such as creativity and innovation while others argue that such attributes can be inculcated over time (Furnham & Heaven 1999). To determine the facts in these matters, this case study examines the relevant literature to gain some fresh insights concerning how creativity and innovation can be most effectively stimulated, support and sustained within a given organization. A summary of the research and important findings are presented in the case study's conclusion.
Companies of all types and sizes are currently attempting to gain a competitive edge through creativity and innovation. Creativity in the workplace is defined by Garrison, Harvey and Napier (2008) as being "the production of ideas, products, or procedures that are (a) novel or original; (b) appropriate for…
'Coast Guard Innovation Program.' (2008) Commandant Instructions 5224.13, CG-09. Washington D.C., U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Garrison, G. Harvey, M. & Napier, N. (2008) 'Global Decision-making: the Role of Managerial
Curiosity in Assessing Potentially Disruptive Information Technologies.' Multinational
Business Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 21-23.
Students in the 21st century have the opportunity to learn at a rapid pace, through the use of new media and new pedagogical methods. New media shifts the pedagogical focus away from fragmented knowledge towards a more integrative and multidisciplinary understanding of the natural world. 21st century learning engages students with material, encouraging them to think creatively and critically rather than simply learning by rote memorization. Science curricula in public schools should reflect the new tools and technologies of the 21st century.
The Australian science curricula remains committed to 21st century learning and the development of effective citizens. To develop effective citizens, science teachers need to cultivate in their students a sense of curiosity or scientific inquiry and an appreciation for the scientific method of answering questions. A scientific worldview encourages students to ask probing questions and shows them how to find the answers to those questions. Science is a…
ACARA (n.d.). Learning area: Aims. Retrieved online: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/science/aims
ACARA (n.d.). Learning area: Rationale. Retrieved online: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/science/rationale
Gaffney, J. (2005). The importance of science literacy in modern culture. Retrieved online: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jdgaffne/scilit.pdf
Hartmann, A.C. (2013). Education: science literacy benefits all. Nature 498(171).
Another trait of leadership Zinni and Klotz (2009) explore is the ability of a leader to communicate clearly and articulately with the organization and the public. He can no longer afford to be the faceless top of a chain of command. It behooves the modern leader to develop a variety of decision making skills, such as honing his intuition, learning to quickly recognize developing patterns and trends, and quickly communicating his directions and intentions. This also means that today's leader must be able to show the way through times of crisis and change. A leader's ability to calmly steer a course in times of turmoil is crucial to the survival of any enterprise. Finally, a modern leader needs to think and act strategically. He must plan out the future course of action and guide the organization toward achieving the vision he has articulated. He must be able to hold fast…
Cooper, I.D., (2007, May/June). The impotence of importance -- reflections on leadership. Annals of family medicine, 5:261-262. Retrieved June 28, 2010, from www.annfammed.org (25)
Li, C., (2010). Open Leadership: How social technology can transform the way you lead. San Fransico, CA: Jossey-Bass Wiley.
Shulstad, R.A., (2009, summer). Perspectives on leadership and management. Air & space power journal, 11-17. Superintendent of Documents. Retrived June 28,2010, from http://www.airpower.au.af.mil (24)
Spurgeon, P., & Cragg, R., (2007). Is it leadership or management? Clinician in management. 15: 123-125. In R. Chambers, K. Mohanna, P. Spurgeon, & D. Wall, (Eds.). How to succeed as a leader. Oxford, U.K.: Radcliffe Publishing. (21)
3. Where did you find it? (Book, article, URL, etc.)
The information was found at http://www.religiousbook.net/Books/Online_books/Sx/S_5.htm, and it was actually presented in a very sensitive and informative way.
4. Further thoughts:
The understanding of human sexuality has perhaps served to bring a dimension of maturity to my own thinking about human sexuality. Often times these things are taken for granted, but when we begin exploring them at an academic level, we find that we probably were not so well informed as we might have at first believed ourselves to be. It is incredibly interesting to me that the brain and the skin are two of the most significantly involved organs in the sexual act, and yet they have so much to do with the pleasure derived from intimacy that it almost makes one feel kind of silly to have overlooked it, or to have let it go without great thought.…
A Massachusetts woman was raped by her boyfriend's brother, but because she thought she was having sex with her boyfriend, the brother could not be charged with rape because the Hampton County woman had consensual sex, and was not forced to have sex with the man. The details of the case are this: the woman and boyfriend lived in the boyfriend's family home, in the basement. While her boyfriend was at work, the brother entered the basement bedroom that the couple shared, naked, and when the woman called to him by name, the man did not respond, but got into bed with her, undressed her and engaged in sex. When the act was completed, the man got out of bed to leave the room and when he opened the door, the woman was able to see that it was not her boyfriend.
Massachusetts law (see http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/265-22.htm ) says that an act of rape is one that is accomplished by force; it does not have a clause for rape by "fraud." Even though the man is alleged to have allowed the woman to believe he was someone he was not, he did not use force to accomplish the sexual act. Therefore, at that time, there was no statute under Massachusetts State law by which to prosecute the defendant, and he was released.
In 2006 when this event occurred, the jury that heard the case ended with a hung jury, no verdict. The defendant maintains that he did not pose as his brother, and that the sexual act was consensual. Massachusetts lawmakers said they planned to update the law, but as of this date, it remains unchanged via internet search.
Lindbergh, A.M. (1955). Gift from the Sea. New York: Panteon.
It is commonly said about the best kind of stories: that they are busy plotting their next moves while readers are still ensnared by their more immediate charms. Anne Morrow Lindberg's novel Gift from the Sea is that sort of book- the fascinating and elucidating sort. Reader finds itself cooped up inside its terribly attractive, distinctive and perspicacity of life that unleashes all sorts of experiences that a woman goes through during her span of life characterized in different stages. The Gift from the Sea is the story of Anne Morrow life experiences from her early age meditation, her youth, love and marriage, peace, solitude and contentment as she settled down near the sea and recalls all the memories of her past. Lindberg journalistic style is transformed into story and series of essays written in a style which…
tomorrow / Bright before us / Like a flame. (Alain Locke, "Enter the New Negro," 1925)
rom the 1920's Alain Leroy Locke has been known as a prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Through his writings, his actions and his education, Locke worked to educate not only White America, but also the Negro, about the beauty of the Negro heritage. He emphasized the idea that no single culture is more important than another. Yet it was also important to give sufficient attention to one's own culture and its beauty. This was Locke's philosophy of cultural pluralism.
The White heritage has enjoyed prominence for a large part of American history. During the colonization period, the Whites have emphasized their own superiority while at the same time ensuring that people of other ethnic heritages knew in no uncertain terms their own inferiority. This gave rise to a nearly monocultural America, where all…
Furthermore Locke's writings are lauded for their cultural and historical importance rather than their literary style. Being very prominent in educational and artistic circles I find this hard to believe. Certainly a man who has been educated in the highest of quality schools should be able to produce something of purely literary merit.
Despite these issues which are admittedly a matter of opinion, it is very significant that Locke's influence extends to modern literary circles in this way. Locke's influence in the areas of education, culture and empowerment also remain to this day in terms of recognized Black culture and the promotion of cultural pluralism. The ALLS has been officially recognized by the American Philosophical Association in a letter from Secretary-Treasurer, William Mann, on November 26, 1997.
Locke's influence thus reaches far beyond his lifespan in order to not only empower and inspire, but also to enlighten and to entertain. Locke was the epitome of the New Negro.
Education mirrors life. And, life follows from education. Both entities are inextricably linked. This is a salient point that most teachers and students must recognize. And by teachers, one also means students of a particular domain -- even if that domain is global and extensible to every aspect of life -- since the process of learning never stops. In developing a philosophy of education, one must also be able to dissociate education from literacy -- the latter being far more important. The crux of this essay will be to show that since each individual -- and this is common knowledge -- is different, then the process of education should not devolve into a one- size-fits-all groupthink straitjacket. How should education then be defined? As a mode of instruction that leaves avenues open, into which, aspects of a student's (or teacher's) life experiences and richness of talents and culture might be…
INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMS AND TEAM-BASED DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE
Specific qualities are possessed by the most effective team members. I possess many of those qualities but need improvement in one area in particular. Certainly, my nursing training and professionalism contribute considerably to the team, despite my shortcomings. In fact, our team possesses many desirable qualities and works reasonably well, though the team needs improvement in some areas, particularly regarding one of our team members.
Assess the team qualities you have mastered thus far in your career and those you feel need further development.
According to Mitchell et al., the qualities possessed by the most effective team members are: honesty; discipline; creativity; humility and curiosity (Mitchell, et al., 2012, p. 5). I am an honest team member who highly values competent communication among my team members, including transparency about goals, choices, ambiguity, and errors, particularly because honesty is vital for mutual…
Kowalski, K. (2015). Building teams through communications and partnership. In P. S. Yoder-Wise, Leading and managing in nursing, 6th edition (pp. 321-345). St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc.
Mitchell, P., Wynia, M., Golden, R., McNellis, B., Okun, S., Webb, C. E., . . . Von Kohorn, I. (2012, October). Core principles & values of effective team-based health care. Retrieved July 25, 2016 from www.nationalahec.org: https://www.nationalahec.org/pdfs/vsrt-team-based-care-principles-values.pdf
The same can also be said of corporate organisation that has in their possession accumulated research capacity which enables it to deliver unique products and services from its competitors.
1.2.7 To increase market share.
Advertising can also be used to increase the market share of an organisation resulting from the acceptance of the products but the consumer and subsequent recognition of the brand.
1.3 FUNCTIONS OF ADVERTISEMENT
Advertising as a promotional mix element is expected to play some functions. Organisations usually employ advertisement to play the following functions.
1.3.1 To distinguish products from their competitors
Advertising has been found to be a useful promotional tool when it comes to distinguishing between the products of an organisation from their competitors. There are so many products in the market. Sometime the same types of products are competing in one market. It is even the case that other manufacture may imitate the products…
Nevertheless, it was his curiosity that made him popular and it would only make sense that it would be his downfall as well. This very human aspect of the king allows us to relate to him and a persona level.
The final tragic move in the play occurs as Oedipus chooses to leave his Thebes. His attempt to rid the city of contamination is brave. He realizes his failure and how he was remarkably shortsighted. Truth was nothing but trouble and for all he wanted to see, there was nothing but destruction for every aspect of his life. Oedipus does not lose his sense of fairness in the tragedy and still behaves responsibly. By the end of the drama, he is ready to accept what he has coming or what he thinks he deserves. He accepts responsibility Laios' murder and the condition of Thebes and her people. He tells Creon…
Aristotle. "Poetics." S.H. Butcher, Trans. MIT Internet Classics Archive.
Site Accessed November 15, 2010.
Barranger, Milly. Understanding Plays. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 1990. Print.
Hadas, Moses. The Complete Plays of Sophocles. Jebb, Richard, trans. New York: Bantam
Another technique Swift uses is the blame for praise or praise for blame. Find at least 2 examples of where Swift does this. What is he actually saying in each instance? Why does he use this technique?
Swift's use of irony is also evident when Gulliver an experience 'excellent' or other praiseworthy terms, when they are doing something abominable to him. Gulliver tries to be gracious when he is examined by 'wise men' who say absurd things about his appearance: "One of these virtuosi seemed to think that I might be an embryo, or abortive birth. But this opinion was rejected by the other two, who observed my limbs to be perfect and finished; and that I had lived several years, as it was manifest from my beard, the stumps whereof they plainly discovered through a magnifying glass. They would not allow me to be a dwarf, because my…
This appearance does not improve as the book progresses. Because their first set of knives is taken away, the twins go to the butcher Faustino Santos twice to have knives sharpened for the murder. In piecing together the story later on, the narrator says, "Faustino Santos told me that he'd still been doubtful, and that he reported it to a policeman who came by a little later to buy a pound of liver for the mayor's breakfast" (Marquez 53). He is doubtful, but he reports it to the police; he reports it to the police, but he still sharpens the twins' knives when they come back a second time. There is a vague sense of civic duty in the report, but a greater sense of curiosity and possibly even macabre justice in the butcher's actions. This is also shown by father Amador, who is asked to conduct the autopsy on…
I hope to see my students gain confidence over intellectual challenges, and in so doing, form strength inside of themselves that will make them resilient over the challenges they will face professionally in the future. Ultimately I see my role as enabler of positive change in their lives, equipping them to be able to grow intellectually over their lives, but also to compete confidently both from an intellectual and professional standpoint as well. Measuring results as an educator has more to do with what your students accomplish over the long-term, and less to do with just their grade point averages or immediate academic gains. It is my contention that growth and progression, and the attainment of increasingly higher levels of intellectual curiosity on the part of students are even more important than immediate academic achievement. As an educator I would first focus on assisting my students to begin this journey…
Indeed, Weiss descibes the pocess as "ionic" and notes that, "The incentives to put clients fist undeplay the moe subtle logic behind encouaging knowledge shaing in the fist place: fims that effectively collect and connect what they know will bette seve thei clients" (1999, p. 62). The benefits that can accue to pofessional sevices fims that achieve this level of knowledge shaing among thei pactitiones ae wide anging and can contibute to the fim's pefomance and pofitability. By developing the netwoks, pocedues and outines that ae needed to delive efficient sevices, pofessional sevices fims can take advantage of individual expetise in a moden administative fashion. In this egad, Weiss advises that, "Clients typically want customized sevices, but they do not want to pay pofessional sevices fims to 'einvent the wheel.' Pofessional sevice fims can develop competitive advantages when they povide highe quality sevices that ae deliveed moe efficiently than thei…
references in professional services firms to maximize performance levels and staff morale.
Weiss, L. (1999). Collection and connection: the anatomy of knowledge sharing in professional service firms. Organization Development Journal, 17(4), 61-62.
One of the more valuable resources located during the research process, this study examined in detail how professional services firm can benefit from developing the appropriate blend of transformational (and other types of) leadership together with intrinsic motivational techniques tailored to individual staff members.
Wright, B.E. & Pandey, S.K. (2010). Transformational leadership in the public sector: Does structure matter? Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 20(1), 75-77.
Authors present the results of their investigation that concludes some leaders can inspire
Hamilton notes the biographies of Alexander often reflected the backgrounds of authors who wrote about him. For example, Sir William Tarn, a Scottish gentleman of the ritish imperial era, characterized Alexander as a chivalrous Greek gentleman with a missionary zeal to spread Greek civilization. In contrast, Fritz Schachermeyr, a German historian who had experienced the rise and fall of the Nazi Germany, described Alexander as a ruthless and cruel ruler, indulged "in deceit and treachery to gain his ends, as a 'Titanic' figure aiming at the conquest of the world."
oth Tarn and Schachermeyr are among the great modern historians of Alexander but even they could not escape personal biases.
The irony of Hamilton's book is that, although he is at pains in his discussion of the difficulty of writing about Alexander and is critical of biased historians, the book starts with a straightforward admission of a bias. Rejecting the…
Freeman, Philip. Alexander the Great. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2009.
Hamilton, J.R. Alexander the Great. Pittsburg: The University of Pittsburg Press, 1974.
Philip Freeman, Alexander the Great (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2009), p. xxii.
Ibid, p. 323.
(Fletcher & Crochiere, 2004)
Motivation to Learn
Motivation to learn can be defined as the degree of cognitive effort invested to achieve educational goals (Li, 2003). It can also be understood as the degree of "seriousness" with which a student attempts to address the commitments and targets school with the purpose of: a) master the knowledge and skills rather than and get away with doing the minimum, b) clearly verify the status of their knowledge rather than try to complete the task independently of being sure that they actually learned something (MacIntyre, 2002).
Marshall (2001) have proposed to distinguish two types of motivation to learn, one that manifests itself as a personality trait and one that manifests itself as a state. In the first sense, the concept refers to a general provision that allows a student to perceive learning as an inherently valuable and satisfactory and therefore to engage in…
Barbetta, P., Norona, K. & Bicard, D. (2005). Classroom behavior management: A dozen common mistakes and what to do instead. Preventing School Failures. Vol. 49, Issue 3, p 11-19.
Bear, G.G. (2008). Best practices in classroom discipline. In Thomas, A. & Grimes, J. (Eds.), Best Practices in School Psychology V (1403-1420). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists
Bear, G.G., Cavalier, A., & Manning, M. (2005). Developing self-discipline and preventing and correcting misbehavior. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Fletcher, L., & Crochiere, N. (2004). How to Design and Deliver Speeches (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
People From History That Impacted the World in a Positive Way
Three People from History
Three People from History who impacted the World in a Positive Way
Ross Granville Harrison (1807 -- 1959)
Ross Granville Harrison was an American zoologist. He is known for his discovery of a method of growing cells outside of the body. In his famous experiment carried out in 1906 he placed a piece of a frog's embryonic nerve tissue into a drop of frog lymphatic fluid, and saw that the nerve tissue did not die, but rather continued to grow. (Ross Granville Harrison) The method that Harrison developed from this experiment was to form the foundation of the tissue culture technique used in modern medicine and in medical research. This technique has become an extremely important part of contemporary medical research as it allows for "…the study of isolated living cells in a controlled environment."…
Alexander Fleming (1881-1955). Web. 18 Nov. 2010.
Beale, Norman, and Elaine Beale. "Evidence-based Medicine in the Eighteenth Century: the Ingen Housz-jenner Correspondence Revisited." Medical History 49.1 (2005): 79+. Questia. Web. 18 Nov. 2010.
Edward Jenner (1749-1823). Web. 18 Nov. 2010.
learn about historical atrocities that were committed in the name of progress, moral righteousness, or simple commerce, but it is quite another to be confronted with a personal account of the horrors as they were committed and the people that committed them. Although the slavers that caused so much suffering for the slaves during the "middle passage" -- the journey across the Atlantic from Africa to the New World -- are not really prominently featured in this portion of the text, I found myself thinking more about these people than the slaves they practiced their atrocities and cruelties upon. It is not that the description of the slaves' conditions and level of despair was not gripping and emotionally powerful, and in fact quite the opposite is true, but I found that my emotional reaction to the filth, depravity, and deaths of the enslaved occupants of the lower portion of the…
Teaching Gospel to a Muslim
There are a number of practical steps that are necessary to implement to build a relationship with a follower of Islam who might be a neighbor or a co-worker. One of the first steps that one should take to establish a relationship with such a person is to establish an air of affability and respect for that person. Virtually all things of merit in this world are better achieved if there is a benign sincerity that exists between people. Once this first rudimentary step of establishing respect and a degree of friendship with a follower of Islam has been achieved, it would be necessary to display some sort of curiosity regarding the professed faith of such a Muslim. Typically, this curiosity should be displayed from an innocent perspective, which may involve asking a person of Islamic faith about particular habits related to their religion, manners,…
As Principal, I would certainly notify Ms. Paulson immediately regarding this issue. This initial action would be specifically in accordance with her individual rights. Additionally, this preliminary notification would provide her with an opportunity to confess to any wrongful action or provide other information that could be potentially helpful to (or even negate) any further investigation. Hopefully, some useful data leading to appropriate routes for corrective actions will be birthed from this interaction. Though even if no help comes of this tactic, it is nevertheless clear that many core principles of teacher supervision, evaluation and even educational law are relevant in this case.
Supervisory issues with reference to this matter would unquestionably rest on the shoulders of Ms. Paulson. As a primary educational advocate in the classroom, she is ultimately responsible for creating and maintaining an effective means of supervising her students. If for any reason she feels unable…
Cooley, V.E., & Shen, J. (2003). School Accountability and Professional Job Responsibilities: A Perspective From Secondary Principals. NASSP Bulletin, 87 (634), 10-25.
Hallinger, P. (2005). Instructional Leadership and the School Principal: A Passing Fancy that Refuses to Fade Away. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 4 (3), 221-239.
Kreitler, S., Zigler, E., & Kreitler, H. (1975). The Nature of Curiosity in Children. Journal of School Psychology, 13 (3), 185-200.
Nalwa, K., & Anand, A.P. (2003). Internet Addiction in Students: A Cause of Concern. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 6 (6), 653-656.
Accounting and financial oversight is a passion of mine. I also enjoy helping others achieve their desired goals. Due primarily to the extreme catastrophes caused by the financial crisis, solid accounting principles are needed more than ever. Individual investors, pension funds, and governments all rely on solid financial information in order to make prudent decisions regarding their investments. Accounting, and the confidence in its reliability, is the primarily component to its trust. Through the coursework garnered through this program, my aim is to instill trust within accounting to help provide companies with pertinent and useful information. This information, I believe, will allow companies to make prudent financial decisions that ultimately benefit the company and society at large. I intend to apply the knowledge gained from this program to provide viable and beneficial accounting solutions to a fortune 500 company.
My short goals upon completion of the program are…
Conversion of the Jews
"Mama, don't you see -- you shouldn't hit me. He shouldn't hit me. You shouldn't hit me about God, Mamma. You should never hit anybody about God."
In this passage, the young boy Oscar is upset because he has been physically assaulted both by his rabbi and by his mother over his questioning of religion. hen confronted with his questions, the child is attacked and his questions left unanswered. The perception of the adults is that he is being cheeky or obnoxious for the sake of being so, or perhaps even worse, he dares question their dogma. Their violence then is in response to perceived heresy. For children, they naturally come to a point where curiosity leads to the asking of questions based on the fact that there are things they simply do not understand. This reminds me of a story from my own life. I…
Roth, Phillip. "The Conversion of the Jews." 1959. Print.
symbolizes the sum total of qualitative and quantitative values on which the degree and extent of exploitability of the region for the purpose of tourism depends. It Is difficult to explain the 'potential' in numerical terms as it involves many factors in the context of tourism.
Tourism deals with the physical, psychological and sometimes even spiritual demands of the people from diverse geographical, socio-cultural and economic background that travel under different motives, interests, preferences and immediate needs. In other words, tourism development in any area depends on availability of recreational resources, in addition to factors like climate, seasons, accessibility, attitude of the local people, planning and 'tourist plant' facility. All this put together creates a 'tourism magnetic atmosphere', which is resource base for the tourism
Factors influencing tourism and assist in exploiting the complete potential of an area, therefore vary from socio-economic to political and evolution of demand. These factors…
Brown, F. (1998) 'Tourism: Blight or Blessing?' Butterworth Heinemann: UK, HB, ISBN 075063989X.
Borocz, J. (1996), 'Leisure migration: A Sociological Study on Tourism', Pergamon Press: UK, ISBN 0080425607 HB
Butler, R. And Hinch, T. (eds) (1996) 'Tourism and Indigenous Peoples', ITBP: UK, HB, ISBN 1861522096
Butler, R., Hall, R. And Jenkins, M. (eds) (1998) 'Tourism and Recreation in Rural Areas', Wiley: UK, HB, ISBN 0471976806
Shakespeare structures his play King Lear, the first scene reveals how frustrated Lear is with his younger daughter Cordelia, who cannot find the words on command to express her love for him.
This sets Lear up to place his trust in her two older and conniving sister, Goneril and Regan.
In the second scene, a similar situation begins to develop for the Earl of Gloucester, who has two sons.
His situation is more complicated.
All three of King Lear's daughters are born legitimately (within marriage) to him.
However, the Earl has one legitimate and one illegitimate son.
The legitimate son, Edgar, stands to inherit his father's title and property.
Edmund, as a bastard son, is not likely to inherit anything.
The Earl has not denied Edmund's parentage, but Edmund is painfully aware, and resentful of, his second class status.
As Scene ii of Act I opens, Edmund is in his…
character and nature of Frankenstein's creation, the monster. It aims to study the potential nature of the monster's evil deeds and to provide readers with understanding of the monster's "being" as told in the story. eing the creator of the monster, this paper also looks into the nature of Victor Frankenstein having to be able to create a monster that haunted his family, friends, and even his own life.
Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, shows how humans tend to be influenced by the major factors in their lives, such as people and the environment that they are living in. The novel shows how constant rejection can cause someone to become a monster. It also stresses an idea of human injustice towards outsiders, as the monster experienced from humans.
Throughout this paper, I will attempt to point out some factors in the story that made the two characters, Frankenstein and his creation,…
Brasier, Keri. Psychoanalytical Panel.
1999. Class Uidaho. 13 Dec. 2002. http://www.class.uidaho.edu/eng321/_disc1/0000001c.htm
Collings, David. The Monster and the Imaginary Mother: A Lacanain Reading of Frankenstein.
Boston. Bedford Books of St. Martins Press. 1992.
Popular Culture in the Classroom
From the wide range of materials teachers can use in the classroom, popular culture is one of the best sources. They appear to public attention as the indication of the rapid growth of the society. Many of the pop culture icons are mostly well-known, regionally and internationally. Students enjoy working with pop culture that they are familiar with. Some of them think that such materials are less intimidating than heavy textbooks. With appropriate use and organized application, the pop icons can be remarkable teaching tools in the classroom. eading sources and mass produced resources are widely available in all seasons, giving teachers plentiful options.
Despite the 'pop' reputation, the community does not need to worry that these materials would wreck the traditional schooling rules. Modern people are quite erudite to recognize popular culture items more than just as second-class articles. In fact, the culture symbols…
Amster, S. (2000). Shakespeare vs. Teletubbies: Is There a Role for Pop Culture in the Classroom? Adams 5th Publication July/August 2000. Retrieved Mar. 25, 2003 from Harvard Education Letter Research Online. Web site: http://www.adams5th.com/journalism.htm
Brooks, E. (1994). Japanese Popular Culture in the Classroom. Retrieved Mar. 25, 2003 from National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies Indiana University. Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~japan/digest3.html
Burghes, D. And Galbraith, P. 2000. Teaching Mathematics Through National Lotteries. International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Retrieved Mar. 25, 2003 from Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching University of Exeter. Web site: http://www.ex.ac.uk/cimt/ijmtl/ijnatlot.pdf
Curry, D.L. (2003) Taking Trips to Museums Online. In The Digital Classroom Questions and Answers. Retrieved Mar. 25, 2003 from Creative Classroom Online. Web site: http://www.creativeclassroom.org/ma03tech/qanda.html
attitudes and values of high school students. eforms to the high school system in the United States are also explained. Additionally, the reason why students need not be involved in the planning of reforms is elucidated.
High School Students: their Attitudes and Values
Of a crucial age, climbing a milestone, conscious to their fullest with no fear of prospects, high school students have interested researchers and policy makers for centuries. They have quite a few common traits -- they behave as individuals of their own age group in a rather full-fledged way. They are go-getting to achieve their independence, they are show-offs, impressionable persons desiring to be their best (something to be learned) and to suit the times they live in. Their self-esteem is fragile and they are pretty sensitive to criticism, attention, and dilemmas, for instance, within their families.
Students from different socioeconomic backgrounds behave differently as has been…
Barber, A. (1997. March). Rough language plagues schools, educators say. USA Today, pp 06D.
Committee for increasing high school students' engagement and motivation to learn. National Academies. Internet. http://www4.nas.edu/cp.nsf/Projects+_by+_PIN/BCYF-I-01-01-A?OpenDocument.Available on August 25, 2003.
Doyle, M. Failing to connect: Schools face increased pressure when students flunk classes. The Columbian, March 16, 2003, pp Front Page.
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Marymount University Mission Statement
The primary way that the Marymount University mission statement differs from the mission statements of George Washington University and Northern Virginia Community College is that it includes the incorporation of Christian values and, to a lesser extent, Christian ethics as well. Neither of the other two schools includes this information in their mission statements; most likely those schools are not Christian. However, the education that students receive at Marymount is founded in the basic values of Christianity, which helps to provide a foundation for students and to guide their educational journeys. In that respect, the mission statements from the other two schools are less detailed.
The Christian mores referenced in the mission statement of Marymount University will significantly impact the impact that I will receive at this institution in profound ways. Incorporating both Christian ethics and spirituality into the learning process will help to create a…
competencies important for successful modern leaders and relate to your own personal reflection, mission statement, vision, values and leadership goals.
The competencies important for successful modern leaders are Social Intelligence (SI), Emotional Intelligence (EI), Honesty, Transparency, Decisiveness, Curiosity, and Influence. Each of these is an essential characteristic of effective leaders. SI is good because it allows leaders to assess a social situation and see how it functions so that they can play to its strengths and develop its weaknesses. EI is good for helping a leader to be sensitive to others and to understand emotional cues that followers give. Honesty is important because without it there can be no trust. Transparency further helps to support trust among workers by showing there is nothing to hide. Decisiveness allows decisions to be made in a quick and efficient manner so that nothing gets too tied up in development. Curiosity is a great…
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School Leadership Competencies. (2015). NYC Department of Education. Retrieved from http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/A65BFA3E-1583-4301-BB59-0A6B9A372353/0/SchoolLeadershipCompetencies_FINAL.pdf
Shifting the Meanings and eliefs of Clients
Collaborative practice is variously and commonly referred to as conversational practice, social construction, postmodern, or dialogical, practice. It has evolved from assumptions in the wider postmodern movement in human and social sciences. It has also derived its elements from dialogue and social construction theories. Collaborative relations refer to the manner in which we orient ourselves; act, respond and be with another human so as to have them join in a therapeutic engagement that is shared and joint action (Shotter, 1984). This is also referred to as shared inquiry. In an earlier proposition, Shotter (1984) stated that all humans only exist in joint action; in meeting and interactive discourses with others in mutual fashion. He has lately opted to use ''relationally responsive'' notion (Shotter 2008). He implies that we are naturally relational beings with mutual influence on each other. Thus, the self cannot be…
Anderson, H. (2009). Collaborative Practice: Performing spontaneously. Finland Collaborative Practice, 1-24.
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Early Childhood Special Education and English Second Language Capstone Proposal
As Tomlinson (2010) points out in "Notes from an Accidental Teacher," a "zeal for learning" is one of the five elements and practices that make up effective teaching (p. 22). This element has the most significance for me because I count it as the most essential aspect of what it means to be able to teach -- one must be eager to learn. A teacher cannot pass on to students what he or she does not know or already possess. Thus if a teacher has no zeal for learning, it is to be expected that the teacher will have nothing to pass on to students. The desire to learn and to accumulate understanding is a necessary foundation for teaching: it is like the soil full of nutrients that the tree's roots must stretch out and reach so as to obtain…
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