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Special Education: Discussion Questions
Discussion Questions: Special Education
the IEP is a joint learning and productive process. How can theories of learning and cognitive development be used to improve the development and implementation of EIPs within the special education community?
Individual Education Programs (IEPs) are among the core provisions for maximizing learning outcomes for students with disabilities under the IDEA. An IEP basically is a document spelling out an individual child's learning needs, the strategies that the instructor intends to use to address those needs, and details on how the child's progress will be measured. It is an individualized document, and is unique to every child with special needs. How well a child performs will depend, to a large extent, on the effectiveness of the IEP that is used to govern their learning.
Theories of cognitive learning and development provide a crucial basis for developing quality and effective IEPs. We…
Comer, R. & Gould, E. (2010). Psychology around Us. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Shaffer, D. & Kip, K. (2013). Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
Tod, J., Castle, F. & Blamires, M. (2013). Individual Education Plans Implementing Effective Practice. New York, NY: Routledge.
Healthcare: Discussion Questions
Discussion Questions: Healthcare
Numerous policies have been developed and implemented in a bid to improve the quality of care, and to make healthcare more accessible to patients. The Donabedian model presents a clear picture of how health policies ought to be structured to improve the quality of care. This text presents an overview of the main components of the Donabedian model, and the process of policy analysis.
The author stated the major steps in the policy analysis process. Which step do you think is the most important? State reasons using one policy analysis example
Policy analysis can be defined simply as the process of identifying and evaluating policies that that are intended to resolve physical, economic, or social problems facing a particular target population. McLaughlin and McLaughlin (2014) argue that the process of policy analysis involves four major steps -- problem identification, process definition, process analysis, and…
Bardach, E. (2012). A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eight-fold Path to More Effective Problem-Solving (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
McLaughlin, C. P. & McLaughlin, C. D. (2014). Health Policy Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Approach (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers.
Biodiversity: Biodiversity Conservation
Biodiversity Conservation: Biodiversity
The term 'biodiversity' refers to the various life forms that we experience around us. Biodiversity conservation has to do with the protection of biodiversity with the aim of ensuring that the environment remains capable of meeting the needs of current and future populations. This text provides answers to a series of discussion question touching on the concepts of biodiversity and biodiversity conservation in Canada.
Conservation of Biological Diversity
List at least three major threats to biological diversity in Canada. Which of these is the most significant and why?
The term 'biological diversity' basically refers to the various life forms that we experience around us. In Canada, it is threatened by a variety of factors that include human activities, pollution, and competing land uses. In my view, human activities is the most significant threat to biodiversity given that almost every single human activity causes some…
David Suzuki Foundation. (2013). Population Critical: How are Caribou Faring? CPAWS. Retrieved October 29, 2015 from http://cpaws.org/uploads/BorealCaribouReport-CPAWS_DSF.pdf
Environment Canada. (2015). Planning for a Sustainable Future: A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada 2013-2016. Environment Canada. Retrieved October 29, 2015 from http://www.ec.gc.ca/dd-sd/default.asp?lang=en&n=CD4179F6-1
Manitoba Boreal Woodland Caribou Management Committee. (2014). Conserving the Icon of the Boreal: Manitoba's Boreal Woodland Caribou Recovery Strategy. Manitoba Boreal Woodland Caribou Management Committee. Retrieved October 29, 105 from https://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/wildlife/sar/pdf/caribou_strategy.pdf
Shepherd, G. (2013). The Ecosystem Approach: Five Steps to Implementation. IUCN. Retrieved 29 October, 2009 from https://portals.iucn.org/library/efiles/documents/CEM-003.pdf
Love Is Blind
Eve (feat. Faith Evans) (AZ Lyrics, N.d.)
Hey, yo I don't even know you and I hate you
See all I know is that my girlfriend used to date you
How would you feel if she held you down and raped you?
Tried and tried, but she never could escape you
She was in love and I'd ask her how? I mean why?
What kind of love from a nigga would black your eye?
What kind of love from a nigga every night make you cry?
What kind of love from a nigga make you wish he would die?
I mean shit he bought you things and gave you diamond rings
But them things wasn't worth none of the pain that he brings
And you stayed, what made you fall for him?
That nigga had the power to make you crawl for him
I thought you was…
AZ Lyrics. (N.d.). Eve Lyrics. Retrieved from AZ Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/eve/loveisblind.html
Pardue, D. (2015, October 4). Attorney general says culture change necessary to stop domestic violence. Retrieved from The Post and Courier: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20151004/PC16/151009894
Stop Violence Against Women. (N.d.). VICTIM PROTECTION, SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE. Retrieved from umn.edu: http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/svaw/domestic/explore/6support.htm
Warshaw, C. (N.d.). Establishing an Appropiate Response to Domestic Violence in your Practice, Institution, and Community. Retrieved from ecu.edu: http://www.ecu.edu/tnwe/Endowment/Resources_files/improvinghealthcare_4.pdf
While it is almost established that the discussions on race in the contemporary United States center around a dominant ideological framework of the notion of color blindness, it is in the consciousness of Americans that racial inequality is better understood as being derived from the individual, or the cultural traits, and not based on systemic racism. The concept that describes racial attitudes that are held by a section of white Americans in the contemporary times is helped understood by colorblind racism which has been developed in the recent years (Burke, 2016).
Another interesting factor that these researchers found was that the level of awareness about racism and color blind racism and inequality was more prevalent among the white Americans when compared to what the existing theories might suggest (Manning, Hartmann, & Gerteis, 2015). Many individuals, such as myself, often feel that minorities are more likely to…
Bonilla-Silva, E. (2003). Racism without racists. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.
Bonilla-Silva, E. (2015). The Structure of Racism in Color-Blind, "Post-Racial" America. American Behavioral Scientist, 59(11), 1358-1376. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0002764215586826
Burke, M. (2016). New Frontiers in the Study of Color-Blind Racism: A Materialist Approach. Social Currents, 3(2), 103-109. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2329496516636401
Dovidio, J., Gaertner, S., & Saguy, T. (2015). Color-Blindness and Commonality: Included but Invisible?. American Behavioral Scientist, 59(11), 1518-1538. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0002764215580591
One of the themes that is present in the movie can be identified using a Marxist lens. Marx's belief was that there is a dialectical relationship between the owners of capital and of the laboring masses. His theory postulated that the owners of capital would continually increase their power through the accumulation of capital, which also gave them more power over society, until which point the relationship between capital (the means of production) and labor were so out of balance that there would be virtually no choice but for the workers to eventually revolt and try to disrupt the system. Marx based his theory on the historical analysis of many different societies that have followed such a trend and several examples of this can be seen throughout world history. The dialectical relationship was based on the relationship of power between the different classes.
The powerful members of…
Farley, C. (2014, March 21). 'Divergent' and the Class Struggle in the Classroom Library. Retrieved from The Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/03/21/divergent-and-the-class-struggle-in-the-classroom-library/
Qui, L. (2015, August 26). Bernie Sanders -- socialist or democratic socialist? Retrieved from PolitiFact: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/aug/26/bernie-sanders-socialist-or-democratic-socialist/
Zukowski, J. (2014, March 25). The Future is Now: The Dystopia of 'Divergent' Looks Like a Journey Through Contemporary America - See more at:
The encouragement and positive regard with which communicative abilities and technologies were held by mentors and mentees in this study is definitely indicative of a potential motivating factor.
There is also some indirect evidence that communication was facilitated in a broader sense, with the social connectivity and the security and confidence established by the mentor/mentee relationship easing other relationships and helping others, especially mentees, to become more engaged in the overall social scheme and professional relationships of university life. In this way, communication benefits of the mentor/mentee relationship might extend well beyond the relationship itself, and again denote indirect benefits derived from the relationship in terms of personal and professional development and growth. These benefits would be clearly influential in motivating active participation in mentoring programs, however further research would be required in order to more reliably establish the extent of these benefits and the mechanism of their creation or…
Banerjee, S. (2012). Unleashing the Innovation Potential Through Mentoring. SMOT School f Business[working paper].
Coates, W. (2012). Being a Mentor: What's in it for Me? Academic Emergency Medicine 19(1): 92-97.
Lamadue, R. & Danforth, D. (2010). Students Mentoring Faculty Who Mentor Students: A Service Learning Program at an Urban Community College. Journal for Civic Commitment 15: 1-9.
Mueller, S. (2004). Electronic mentoring as an example for the use of information and communications technology in engineering education. European Journal of Engineering Education 29(1): 53-63.
Microsoft also uses the resource-based model of above average returns to continually monitor competitors, sales channels, and most importantly customer and new technological changes . All of these elements are included in how the resource-based model of above-average returns is implemented in the world's largest software company (Gomes, 2009).
Compare Google with Facebook. In terms of the five forces of competition, how are these companies competing against each other?
Google and Facebook are competing on several fronts the most significant being social networks and content aggregation including contextual search. Both Google and Facebook compete across social networks, yet long-term the greater competitive rivalry will be in the areas of aggregated and contextual search (Wall Street Journal, 2012). The five forces of competition including bargaining power of customers, threat of new entrants, threat of substitute products and bargaining power of suppliers all combine to define the competitive rivalry in an industry…
Gomes, L. (2009, Mar 16). Microsoft vs. The Big Three. Forbes, 183, 46.
Porter, M.E. (2008, the five competitive forces that shape strategy. Harvard Business Review, 86, 78-93.
The Competition vs. Google. (2012, May 24). Wall Street Journal.
WalMart Investor Relations (2013). Investor Relations. Retrieved May 8, 2013, from Wal-Mart Investor Relations and Filings with the SEC:
Teachers and administrative staff are also very involved in the lives of the children at educational facilities. When child abuse is suspected, school staff reports such potential abuse, alerting authorities when necessary. Moreover, schools are very active in prevention of abuse for future generations as well. Planning for parenthood and equipping older students with proper sex education helps keeps kids informed and aware of their sexual behavior and its potential impact on future children. Many high schools around the country "have curricula on learning how to parent adequately" (Crosson-Tower 2003). This helps create a situation where future child abuse can be minimized.
This system has some strengths and weaknesses. It allows school staff to take a proactive role in students' lives, creating a change when needed in cases of potential abuse. The teacher's role as a protector and the requirements of reporting potential abuse helps alert authorities when…
Crosson-Tower, Cynthia. (2003). Preventing child abuse and neglect. Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect. Web. http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals/educator/educatorf.cfm
Henderson, Nan. (2012). How resiliency happens. Resiliency in Action. Web. http://www.resiliency.com/
Health Policy Discussion esponses
Health Policy and Its Influence
The discussion post authored by L.N. concerning health policy and its various influences was well-written and informative, providing a clear definition of the term while also providing tangible examples of health policies as they currently exist. By beginning the discussion with a scholarly reference to the definition of health policy constructed by Williams and Torrens in 2008, which classifies the term as a collection of targeted laws, entitlement benefits, regulatory practices, administrative edicts, and the various participatory conditions applied to patients, this post immediately establishes the focus of the subsequently presented information. I especially enjoyed how the discussion shifted to the real-world implications of a seemingly abstract discussion of health policy as a concept, because in reality the application of health policy affects hundreds of millions of Americans in terms of patient acuity. By referencing the cooperative dynamic which exists…
Druss, B.G., Marcus, S.C., Olfson, M., Tanielian, T., & Pincus, H.A. (2003). Trends in care by nonphysician clinicians in the United States. New England Journal of Medicine, 348(2),
Seo, D.C., & Lee, C.G. (2012). Association of School Nutrition Policy and Parental Control
With Childhood Overweight. Journal of School Health, 82(6), 285-293.
The discussion of racism was indeed insightful and one of the discussion points raised was whether or not racism would always exist in society -- in some shape or form. This is indeed an intriguing idea, because looking back on world history, racism fundamentally has existed in some shape or form throughout society. As one participant explained, cultural and social norms are always going to vary from place to place and this is always going to be a breeding ground for racism. This does raise a good point. acism is founded in fear of the unknown and insecurity. As Vladimir Nabokov has said, no matter where in the world you go, "stranger always rhymes with danger" (Naiman, 2010). This summarizes the motivations of racism in a nutshell. As one scholar explains, the system upon which racism is built "…is dependent upon holding its victims in the grips of fear.…
Apa.org. (2013). Ethnic and Racial Minorities & Socioeconomic Status. Retrieved from Apa.org: http://www.apa.org/pi/ses/resources/publications/factsheet-erm.aspx
Erikson. (2010, July). Culturalism: culture as political ideology. Retrieved from Opendemocracy: http://www.opendemocracy.net/page/jens-martin-eriksen/culturalism-culture-as-political-ideology
Meeks, C. (2011, October 5). Racism Is Fueled By Fear. Retrieved from Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/catherine-meeks-phd/post_2501_b_992066.html
Naiman, E. (2010). Nabokov, Perversely. New York: Cornell University.
Ethical-Legal Nursing Discussions - Part II
Moral Distress and Moral Integrity Comment by Ileana: OverviewMoral Distress in Advanced Practice NursingThe meaning of moral distress has been changing in nursing. No definition fits all dilemmas. Moral distress includes cultural beliefs, religious beliefs, educational level, and outside forces that influence thinking. It is important to learn that moral distress is an emotion managed by coping and emotional intelligence.
Analyze the difference between moral distress and moral integrity providing one example of each that relates to the role of the advanced practice nurse
When it comes to moral distress, it is viewed as a contested and evolving concept; it has been defined as a major issue when it comes to the nursing profession (Harris, 2002). izzo (2005) is accredited with first recognizing the thought of moral distress. For instance, he labeled moral distress as feelings that are looked at as being painful, and…
FEEDBACK. (2008). The Canadian Nurse, 104(1), 4-5.
Badzek, Laurie, LLM, JD, MS, R.N., F.A.A.N., Henaghan, M., L.L.B., Turner, Martha, PhD., R.N., & Monsen, Rita, DSN, MPH, R.N., F.A.A.N. (2013). Ethical, legal, and social issues in the translation of genomics into health care. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45(1), 15-24.
Buckley, William Joseph, P.H.D., M.A., Sulmasy, Daniel P, MD, P.H.D., F.A.C.P., Mackler, A., & Sachedina, A. (2012). ETHICS OF PALLIATIVE SEDATION AND MEDICAL DISASTERS: FOUR TRADITIONS ADVANCE PUBLIC CONSENSUS ON THREE ISSUES. Ethics & Medicine, 28(1), 35-63,3. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/919609269?accountid=34899
Crock, E.A. (1998). Breaking (through) the law -- coming out of the silence: Nursing, HIV / AIDS and euthanasia. AIDS Care, 10, S137-45. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/201511616?accountid=34899
Discussion Question. In working responses Discussion Question, choose examples experience find cases Web discuss. Credit references make relevant examples real companies. Analyse journal article regard proposed integrated framework knowledge tacitness trust act mediating mechanisms relationship partner characteristics alliance outcomes.
Nielsen, B.B. & Nielsen, S. (2009). Learning and innovation in international strategic alliances:
an empirical test of the role of trust and tacitness. Journal of Management Studies, 46 (6): 1031-1056
According to Nielsen & Nielsen "learning and innovation in ISA [International Strategic Alliances] are likely to be influenced by a firm's ability (know-how) and willingness (protectiveness) to transfer knowledge, mediated by the codifiability and transferability of knowledge to be shared (knowledge tacitness) and the quality of the relationship (trust)" (Nielsen & Nielsen 2009: 1033). Ideally, relationships between firms across international boundaries are characterized by a free flow of communication between entities and the alliance is founded in cultural understanding…
Nielsen, B.B. & Nielsen, S. (2009). Learning and innovation in international strategic alliances:
an empirical test of the role of trust and tacitness. Journal of Management Studies, 46 (6): 1031-1056
Segil, L. (2002). 5 keys to creating successful strategic alliances. Forbes. Retrieved from:
preadolescent child by the name of Janis has been diagnosed as potentially suffering from depression. Her grandmother, her caretaker and guardian, is having to deal with unruly behavior from Janis culminating in a death threat. Because Janis has now displayed a violent behavior (making a death threat), the need for evaluation is urgent. Her alleged depression could turn violent.
The case study mentions she hangs out with a 'rough' crowd. This crowd could peer pressure her into taking drugs and alcohol. Many children have peer pressure and unstable conditions at home, motivate them to begin engaging in substance abuse. This substance abuse could lead to other mental health problems and so forth. Alcohol abuse has the potential to increase aggressive behavior and may enable development of generalized anxiety disorder. Janis' behavior has become more aggressive signaling there could be substance abuse already.
The main questions center on who is Janis…
Logical fallacies are everywhere, and can be surprisingly persuasive to those who are unaware of their existence. One logical fallacy is red herring, which throws in a random, unrelated idea to throw off the audience. For example, a recent article criticized the anti-gun protesters not because they were violent but because they were “rude to adults.” A more effective means of engaging the protesters would have been to have a reasoned argument based on their actual political points of view. Saying they were “rude” has nothing to do with the central argument, which is related to gun control.
Another logical fallacy is begging the question, which is commonly used also in the gun control debate. For example, gun advocates will claim that gun control is bad because all Americans have the right to own guns because of the Second Amendment. Referring to the Second Amendment is fine, because…
Table of contents undergoes modification to accommodate the changes in the modern world. New volumes also elaborate on the changes or transformation within the sector of law enforcement agencies.
Discussion Question 2 -- Errors in Human Inquiry
Babbie Earl illustrates on numerous fallacies or errors that undermine the effectiveness and efficiency of human inquiry. These errors include assumed or made up information, overgeneralization, inaccurate observation, selective observation, premature closure, ego involvement, and mystification (Babbie, 2010). In order to avoid these errors, the author suggests accurate measures for each. In one occasion, a friend of mine came to me holding a piece of paper. Instead of checking out what the paper was about, I assumed that he was shedding the tear of joy having passed his test or something. Later it turned out that he was be evacuated from his apartment for failure to pay rent. During this judgment, error or…
Conser, J.A., Paynich, R., & Gingerich, T. (2012). Law enforcement in the United States.
Burlington, Mass: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Hess, K.M., Orthmann, C.M.H., & Cho, H.L. (2012). Introduction to law enforcement and criminal justice. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar/Cengage Learning.
Wrobleski, H.M., & Hess, K.M. (2006). Introduction to law enforcement and criminal justice.
Several months ago, I was amongst those elected into a team set up to look into ways of enhancing interdepartmental cooperation. The team comprised of 7 individuals -- each representing a department. The key mandate of the team was to come up with strategies of enhancing cooperation between departments so as to enhance overall organizational efficiency. With regard to the various types of teams Landy and Conte (2013) identify, this particular team could be described as a project team. A project team in the words of Landy and Conte (2013, p. 521) is that kind of a "team that is created to solve a particular problem or set of problems and is disbanded after the project is completed or the problem is solved."
In this particular team, I was the Human esource Department representative. Amongst other things, I was charged with soliciting views from member of my department…
Jordan, P.J., Lawrence, S.A., & Troth, A.C. (2006). The Impact of Negative Mood on Team Performance. Journal of Management & Organization, 12(2), 131-145.
Landy, F.J., & Conte, J.M. (2013). Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology (4th ed.). Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.
acial Profiing Discussion
The events from 2001 marked a crucial point in the history of the United States from the perspective of the casualties and human loss they produce but at the same time from the perspective of the changes these events marked in the American society. Nowadays, the security measures are increased to such an extend that there have been wide debates on the potential abuses that may take place in terms of human rights, privacy issues, as well as personal security.
One of the security measures enforced since September 2001 is the extended control measures and techniques used to prevent any terrorist attacks from taking place on American soil. At the same time though, despite the fact that increased security measures are justified, they also allow controversies over potential abuses. One of the arguments protesting against increased security measures as they are enforced today points out the role…
Cloud, John. "What's Race Got To Do With It?" Time Magazine. 2001. Online edition. Available at http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101010730/cover.html
Taylor, Leslie. "Police condemned for profiling of letter carrier." The StarI 2009. Available at http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/670484
Dept. Of Justice. Fact Sheet: Racial profiling. June 17, 2003. Available online at http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2003/June/racial_profiling_fact_sheet.pdf
Online discussions are asynchronous postings of electronic messages by members of a particular class in a conversation that is continued on topics that are designated by an instructor. Online discussions are useful since they help instructors facilitate online courses and faculties that teach remote sites through interactive television. These are quite beneficial for faculties that each traditional courses and only meet once or twice a week as well as faculties that are occasionally absent from class. This is just like any other type of learning and therefore theory will inform the facilitation of online discussion. Theory brings out the idea of what is to be learned and therefore will form the basis for the discussion. We can say that theory is what facilitates online discussion since the learners and facilitators have what they need to form the base of their discussion.it is therefore very important for the facilitators to have…
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The authors were trying to develop a system of estimating and indexing muscle fatigue rates during static muscle contraction. The results of this study indicated that estimations were reasonably successful with some limitations that were noted. One limitation was that the study neglected muscle recovery since the experiment was performed in a lab under controlled conditions and the muscles were able to fully recover. However, in the real world muscles move in a dynamic environment thus making muscle recovery rates a challenge in producing an accurate estimate of fatigue.
Another study looked at the efficacy of treatments in patients who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The study conducted research using 111 patients who suffer from CTS. They compared the standard conservative treatment (SCT) with other forms of treatment available that also propose to alleviate symptoms associated CTS. They found that SCT, which includes local steroid injections, was effective as…
Yewguan Soo; Sugi, M.; Nishino, M.; Yokoi, H.; Arai, T.; Kato, R.; Nakamura, T.; Ota, J.;, "Quantitative estimation of muscle fatigue using surface electromyography during static muscle contraction," Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2009. EMBC 2009. Annual International Conference of the IEEE, vol., no., pp.2975-2978, 3-6 Sept. 2009
Ay-e N. Bardak, Mehmet Alp, Belgin Erhan, Nurdan Paker, Betul Kaya and Ay-e . Onal,;, "Evaluation of the clinical efficacy of conservative treatment in the management of carpal tunnel syndrome," Advances in Therapy, Publisher Springer Healthcare Communications, ISSN 0741-238X (Print) 1865-8652 (Online), Issue Volume 26, Number 1 / January, 2009
For instance the establishment of Massachusetts was for the preservation of Puritan values, Jamestown for economic gains, Maryland for expansion of trade, and Plymouth for providing an alternative settlement to disgruntled Dutch people. However, the author of discussion failed to state that the differences in establishment and events that took place in the colony were linked to the specific population in the settlement.
In this case, Massachusetts sought to become a city on the hill because it was occupied by Puritans with strong religious beliefs (Winthrop, n.d.). Plymouth faced many hardships and aimed at producing profit for investors because its population was disgruntled people from Holland (radford, n.d.). While the origin of Maryland's settlers is not indicated in the article, trade became the center stage of the population's activities because of their focus on the existence of numerous commodities in the colony. Jamestown experienced significant difficulties because of the poor…
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Second, poor health in the individual probably detracts from his or her capacity to contribute to society more directly than the harm to productive society represented by the cost of the individual's healthcare.
Furthermore, the vast majority of American healthcare dollars are spent on individuals in their later years, after their productive lives are already over, rather than on working-age people. Finally, while reducing healthcare costs is necessary for the optimal health of the American economy, it probably relates more directly to private economic matters rather than to consuming national resources that could otherwise be dedicated to technological development in a general sense.
Response to Statement #3: As suggested in Response #2, optimum public health is not necessarily a prerequisite for global competitiveness unless by "health" one means healthy enough to reach productive adulthood. On the other hand, the American population is undoubtedly on the verge of an obesity crisis,…
Doing so, of course, turns out to be a lot harder than expected for Isabella and the pair of priests (Evan Helmuth and Simon Quarterman) she recruits to aid her. here's other exorcisms to behold before they can get to poor Maria, so as to acquaint unsuspecting Isabella with the process as well as to drum up a few gratuitous scares -- or attempts, at least. Soon enough, Isabella and her pals are caught up in a whirlwind of multiple possessions, exorcisms, and rituals that combine both modern technology and conventional religious practices -- the best that science and faith can offer.
Although the film has been widely reviled for its questionable acting and an ending that makes the Blair Witch Project seem outright climactic, there are certain aspects of it that make it passable for a (late) night's entertainment. he special effects are featured prominently, with bodies flying wall-to-wall…
The Devil Inside is loosely based upon the experience of a woman who murdered three people in 1989 while allegedly possessed and undergoing an exorcist. The film intersperses actual footage from that traumatic occurrence -- such as the 911 call made by murderer Maria Rossi (portrayed in the film by Suzan Crowley) -- in an attempt to simultaneously underscore a sense of historical austerity and cash in on the contemporary voyeuristic value that is so popular in today's television. Confined to a mental institution in Rome that is assumed to be part of the Catholic Church, Maria spends the next 20 years or so mutilating her skin in both conspicuous and inconspicuous locations, leaving no doubts as to why she's there. The action heats up when her daughter Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) attempts to aid her mother by having another exorcism performed on her to restore her degenerate mind.
Doing so, of course, turns out to be a lot harder than expected for Isabella and the pair of priests (Evan Helmuth and Simon Quarterman) she recruits to aid her. There's other exorcisms to behold before they can get to poor Maria, so as to acquaint unsuspecting Isabella with the process as well as to drum up a few gratuitous scares -- or attempts, at least. Soon enough, Isabella and her pals are caught up in a whirlwind of multiple possessions, exorcisms, and rituals that combine both modern technology and conventional religious practices -- the best that science and faith can offer.
Although the film has been widely reviled for its questionable acting and an ending that makes the Blair Witch Project seem outright climactic, there are certain aspects of it that make it passable for a (late) night's entertainment. The special effects are featured prominently, with bodies flying wall-to-wall and horrific crunching sounds of bones being twisted out of place. Andrade, Helmuth and Quarterman are no slouches when it comes to screaming, as the high-paced action gives them plenty of opportunity to practice. Those looking for a thought-provoking flick with true suspense and a plot worthy of the name, however, had best keep looking. The Devil Inside is great for graphic images, eerie music, and sound effects that go from soft to blaring in a moment's time…all the standard horror film treats. Anyone asking for more than that, however, may be asking too much.
Similarly, regular exposure to certain types of artificial lighting can have a negative effect on the quality of sleep as well. Research into the comparative health of daytime and nighttime workers has helped establish some of the more specific ways that sleep is important to human health. For example, certain forms of cancer such as breast cancer and colorectal cancer) have been documented at higher rates among nighttime workers Pauley, 2004). As it happens, those forms of cancer are known to be moderated by Melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland during specific phases of sleep and known to vary in relation to exposure to light Pauley, 2004).
Research on mice revealed that melatonin-related cancers increased when the subjects were exposed to very small levels of light during sleep and also that completely blind human beings have a lower incidence of colorectal cancers than blind people who can perceive…
Recent research into sleep and the way sleep patterns are affected by light suggest that sleeping in complete darkness is much more beneficial than sleeping in less than complete darkness (Pauley, 2004). Similarly, regular exposure to certain types of artificial lighting can have a negative effect on the quality of sleep as well. Research into the comparative health of daytime and nighttime workers has helped establish some of the more specific ways that sleep is important to human health. For example, certain forms of cancer (such as breast cancer and colorectal cancer) have been documented at higher rates among nighttime workers (Pauley, 2004). As it happens, those forms of cancer are known to be moderated by Melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland during specific phases of sleep and known to vary in relation to exposure to light (Pauley, 2004).
Research on mice revealed that melatonin-related cancers increased when the subjects were exposed to very small levels of light during sleep and also that completely blind human beings have a lower incidence of colorectal cancers than blind people who can perceive some light (Pauley, 2004). The researchers eventually determined that nighttime work is detrimental to human health partly because night workers are much less likely to sleep in absolute darkness since they sleep during daylight hours. Compounding the problem is the fact that the wavelengths common to blue television light and electronic equipment status lights are particularly bad in that regard. The research suggests that it is essential for night workers to sleep in entirely blacked-out rooms.
It merely states the fact that this loss of value is widespread, although it is difficult to quantify. But specific anecdotes and examples from even a few workers in companies with poorly integrated networking technology would reinforce the data catalogued in the article. The article is more concerned with giving suggestions to IOs how to persuade other members of the executive management team to allocate funds to better integrate networking technology, even when it can be hard to show that the resultant worker productivity that results from such integration is due to technological cohesiveness. However, the article is important in that it gives a sense of where networking technology's focus may be in the future, not the discovery of the 'next new thing,' but better integrating currently existing communicative technology to work more seamlessly with one another.
CIO Magazine. Retrieved 9 Oct 2007 at http://www.cio.com/article/144150
According to C.G. Lynch of CIO Magazine, despite their much ballyhooed usefulness, collaborative technologies like email, instant messaging, video conferencing and intranets often fail to deliver upon their promised value because of lack of integration between the collaborative applications. Only 11% of companies have a strategy as to how to integrate new technologies into an existing it environment, even though e-mail and IMs clearly "drive" company value (Lynch 2007). The article ends with a highlighted box that contains the surprising statistic: "just 45% of U.S. companies say they are currently satisfied with the impact of collaborative and communication technologies" (Lynch 2007).
This article highlights an important emerging field in it -- integrating existing technologies. One weakness of the article is that it does not provide specific examples of how a lack of integration is resulting in loss of value to certain companies. It merely states the fact that this loss of value is widespread, although it is difficult to quantify. But specific anecdotes and examples from even a few workers in companies with poorly integrated networking technology would reinforce the data catalogued in the article. The article is more concerned with giving suggestions to CIOs how to persuade other members of the executive management team to allocate funds to better integrate networking technology, even when it can be hard to show that the resultant worker productivity that results from such integration is due to technological cohesiveness. However, the article is important in that it gives a sense of where networking technology's focus may be in the future, not the discovery of the 'next new thing,' but better integrating currently existing communicative technology to work more seamlessly with one another.
1 billion and operating ratio improving to 71.1%, both being all-time annual records" (CSX 10-K Filing. 2010).
Perhaps most critical in the MD&A section is the dissection and explication of the financial condition of the company. Management speaks to investors on all aspects of financial performance covered by the disclosure in the 10-K of financial statements including: balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of stockholder's equity. This detailed explanation of financial performance allows management to discuss company operations in terms of financial condition and health both in the present and in future reporting periods. For CSX the management cites improving economic conditions, cost controls, and infrastructure development as crucial to increases in operating income.
While it is crucial for investors to understand that the "MD&A section is unaudited" (Investopedia. N.D.), it is also an investor's best tool for digging into the fundamentals of the company's operations…
CSX 10-K Annual Filing. (2010). CSX. CNBC. Retrieved June 27, 2011 from http://apps.cnbc.com/resources/asp/getReportPdf.asp?docKey=169-11623193-7SOUFPJJC7GS3DFL664UC89PI7&docType=PDF
Investopedia. (N.D.). Management Discussion and Analysis. Investopedia. Retrieved June 27, 2011 from http://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/mdanalysis.asp#axzz1QUPRUHax
This discussion provides an in-depth analysis of the whole situation about Christian counseling. Through the book, Anderson has been able to come up with themes that could come in handy in counseling. Throughout the text, there is general agreement that Christianity is particularly noteworthy in seeking the way forward in the counseling of individuals. Spiritual warfare is one such theme that no single Christian counselor should ignore. An individual is disturbed spiritually, and this is the reason that prompts for prayers. In accordance to the scriptures, prayers are the role of an individual. The obligation of praying is left to the counselor and the individual. Anderson also argues of the seeking of a holistic approach in the treatment of a person. There are different reasons that lead an individual to the edge and force them to seek for counseling. Therefore, the counselor should try to use a method…
Anderson, N.T. (2003). Discipleship counseling. Ventura, Calif: Regal.
Bailey, P.T. (2008). Spiritual warfare: Defeating the forces of darkness. Longwood, Fla.: Xulon
Malony, H.N., & Augsburger, D.W. (2007). Christian counseling: An introduction. Nashville:
Case Study Discussion & Executive Summary Objectives Identify ethical problems faced managers. Apply steps ethical moral decision-making address management issues. Use ethical perspectives make management decisions.
Ford Pinto case study discussion & executive summary
Managers must continually balance their own, personal sense of ethics with the need to render a company profitable. In the case of Ford, the pressure to create an affordable car resulted in the company making unethical decisions that hurt customers and also hurt Ford's reputation and bottom line. While setting certain benchmarks of quality and cost are vitally important, Ford's stubborn refusal to install a basic safety control device in the Pinto is an example of how a failure of diverse sources of information and unwillingness to deviate from the chosen path of an organization can result in folly.
Ethical and moral decision-making must be integrated into the managerial decision-making process. Just as Ford set…
One Ford vision and mission. (2012). Ford. Retrieved:
Sustainability report 2010/2011. (2012). Ford. Retrieved:
Gender and Domestic Violence
Discussions of domestic violence almost always implicate modern gender norms because of the assumption that gender norms overtly and subtly promote the idea of violence against women. First, social roles about masculinity mean that, almost across cultures, it is the male role to protect and provide for the family, which includes an element of control over female family members. Next, there is the notion that some societies or social subgroups may normalize domestic violence, which does not appear to be true. Instead, gender norms suggesting that women have less relative worth than men promote domestic violence, and exist across most modern cultures. Therefore, addressing areas of basic gender inequality should help reduce the rate of intimate partner violence. Increasing access to education, not only for females but also for their male partners, has been linked with a reduction in domestic violence. educing the age gap between…
Abramsky, T, Watts, C, Garcia-Moreno, C, Devries, K, Kiss, L, Ellsberg, M, Jansen, H, & Heise,
L 2011, 'What factors are associated with recent intimate partner violence? Findings from the WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence', BMC Public Health, Vol. 11, no. 109. Available from biomedcentral.com [7 October 2013].
Aizer, A 2010, 'The gender wage gap and domestic violence', The American Economic Review, vol. 100, no.4, pp.1847-1859.
Anderson, K 2013, 'Why do we fail to ask "why" about gender and intimate partner violence?',
Week wo Discussion Questions
How do you factor the difference of two squares?
his expression is called a difference of two squares:
he factors of a2 - b2 are:
(a + b) and (a -- b)
How do you factor the perfect square trinomial?
Both x2 and 9 are perfect squares.
Because subtraction is occurring between these squares, this expression is the difference of two squares.
x2 = x * x
he factors are (x + 3) and (x - 3).
(x + 3) (x - 3) or (x - 3) (x + 3)
How do you factor the sum and difference of two cubes?
he sum of two cubes is factored like this:
a3 + b3 = (a + b)(a2 -- ab + b2)
he difference of two cubes is factored like this:
= (a -- b)(a2 + ab + b2)
Which of these three makes the most…
The increase in f (x) is most dramatic between 0 and 1. After x = 1, as x gets larger, the increasing f (x) begins to slow down -- which means the increase get smaller as x gets larger. And the f (x) are positive for x when it is greater than 1 and negative for x when it is less than 1.
Marcus, N. Graphs of exponential functions. http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/logs/log4/log42/log42.html
Purple Math http://www.purplemath.com/modules/logs.htm
1. Black/White binary been central to the discussion of race?
Black/White binary been has been central to the discussion of race because of Perceived racial discrimination (PRD). This is even more so with Black women. Precisely, there has been a decline in obvious racial discriminatory conduct (segregation, rights to vote) and quick rise in subtle racial discriminatory behavior. At the center of these issues for Black women is a struggle over nationality, power, and control that rotates around not just, but gender.
Black/White binary has been central to the discussion of race because indirect racial discrimination has likewise been theorized as racial microaggressions. Racial microaggressions are defined as an everyday exchange that sends demeaning messages to individuals of color for the reason that they belong to a racial minority class. All these conceptualizations highlight the secondary nature of this new racism that is entrenched in undecided attitudes in the direction…
Maps Emerge in Redistricting Discussions
The Baltimore Sun article Two Maps Emerge in Redistricting Discussions sounds, unfortunately, like politics as usual. Many people are becoming completely disenchanted with government, and issues like this have much to do with why that is taking place. The issue at hand here is that Democrats in Maryland are redrawing the congressional maps to give themselves a huge, obvious advantage in the next election (Linskey & Fritze, 2011). hile option one gives them less power than option two, both provide help and support for the Democratic candidates and current Congressmen while taking away opportunities for Republicans. It makes the Democrats appear blood-thirsty and focused on their own agenda, instead of considering what is right for the people of Maryland and the United States. Understandably, many people are outraged by the borders for the new maps - which will have to be approved but seem well…
Associated Press. Bartlett, O'Malley meet, discuss redistricting plan. The Washington Post. 2011. Online.
Hill, David. Black leaders fear Maryland redistricting may dilute influence. The Washington Times. 2011. Online.
Linskey, Annie, & Fritze, John. Two maps emerge in redistricting discussions. The Baltimore Sun. 2011. Online.
problematic concept? Does add discussion people understand topic? hat stake discussion? In words, a group people vindicated definition? You graded categories: content, organization, grammar style conventions, resources, references, APA formatting.
hat is a hero?
hile images of superman, batman, or iron man pop up every time someone thinks of a hero, the truth is that anyone can be a hero as long as the respective person has the willpower to do so and comes across circumstances enabling him or her to do so. People need to understand that everyone can be heroes and that morality is one of the primary attributes that a person needs to have in order to be able to take on heroic behavior. Many people fail to understand what a hero is and they guide themselves in accordance with the saying "heroes are born, not made." In reality, exceptional circumstances are primarily important when considering heroes…
Dilbeck, Mike, "What Really Is a Hero, Anyway?," Retrieved September 22, 2012, from the Response Ability Website: http://raproject.org/blog/entry/what-really-is-a-hero-anyway
Zimbardo, Philip, "What Makes a Hero?," Retrieved September 22, 2012, from the Greater Good Website: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_makes_a_hero
"Who or what is a hero?," Retrieved September 22, 2012, from the Glendale Community College Website: http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/cffall94.html
Leadership Discussions First Half
Identify at least two ethical dilemmas that occur when you are in a position of leadership. What makes the dilemmas ethical? Would you expect each person to react to the dilemma in the same way?
People have different ways of reacting to dilemmas. In my position as a leader, I have encountered a situation where I had to choose tow rights. In this case, I was entangled in a dilemma because I value both student achievement and teacher autonomy when I pursue to enact policies that lower expectations. This was a heightened conflict because all school heads are public officials obligated to various people with competing interests and values. My position comes with dilemmas such as deciding whether to report teachers with questionable grading decisions. This dilemma is ethical because it puts pressure on the need to make ethical decisions. Further, in my response,…
Anthony, M. (2004). Shared governance models: the theory, practice, and evidence. Online Journal Of Issues In Nursing, 9(1). Retrieved from http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/T
Bittner, N., & Gravlin, G. (2009). Critical thinking, delegation, and missed care in nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(3):142 -- 146
DeSilets, L., & Dickerson, P. (2008). SWOT is useful in your tool kit. Journal Of Continuing
For these reasons, a mixture of management styles would be necessary in order to transition from an organizational culture that form strict hierarchies based on accidents of birth to one that allows for individual advancement and achievement based solely on merit. Neither a wholly "Indian" nor a wholly "American" style of management would be acceptable in the company at first, but starting with more of an "Indian" style while making it clear that certain changes will be implemented and then implementing those changes fairly and gradually over time would lead to an effective transition to more democratic management.
An international strategy involves the transferring of distinctive skills and/or products from one market to another, while a transnational strategy is much more complex and involves simultaneous actions in many different national markets to reduce costs through transfers of operations while retaining a great deal of local responsiveness. The most successful…
English for academic purposes approach focuses on the reader, too, not as a specific individual but as the representative of a discourse community, for example, a specific discipline or academia in general. The reader is an initiated expert who represents a faculty audience. This reader, particularly omniscient and all-powerful, is likely to be an abstract representation, a generalized construct, one reified from an examination of academic assignments and texts (aimes, 1991).
Partnership Teaching is not just an extension of co-operative teaching. Co-operative teaching consists of a language support teacher and class teacher jointly planning a curriculum and teaching strategies which will take into account the learning needs of all pupils. The point is to adjust the learning situation in order to fit the pupils. Partnership Teaching is more than that. It builds on the notion of co-operative teaching by linking the work of two teachers with plans for curriculum improvement…
Davison, Chris. (2006). Collaboration Between ESL and Content Teachers: How Do We Know
When We Are Doing It Right? International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism, 9(4), 454-475.
Grover, Sam. (2009). Methods for Teaching TESOL. Retrieved August 31, 2010, from e-How
Web site: http://www.ehow.com/way_5403572_methods-teaching-tesol.html
There are a series of motivations behind terrorist attacks, the largest part related to Islamism and to extremist terrorists wanting to do what they think is beneficial for them and their people.
One can take the movie as a wake up call, proof that terrorism is a live threat and that it often ends in disaster, resulting in the deaths of numerous innocent people. Fiction films are generally meant to be a commercial success, and Dirty omb is no exception from the rule. However, the film distinguishes itself from other fiction-based motion pictures for the fact that it brings forward constructive information, teaching people how to react when they are dealing with a radioactive bomb threat. Dirty omb can be used as educational material for everyone, regardless of their background, since it presents several important factors which are likely to assist people in extreme situations.
The film looks into the…
1. Alkin, L. (Producer), & Percival, D. (Director). (2004).
Six Questions & Discussion on American Politics
During the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, two primary plans were forwarded that shaped the development and discussion at the convention that would forever impact the shape of American politics. The first plan, the Virginia Plan, introduced by Governor Randolph, was an effort to simply revise the existing Articles of Confederation. It was characterized by three major points: the structural exclusion of states from elections and representation at the national level, reductions of powers to individual states, and the abandonment of the some national features of republicanism like institutional separation of powers. The Virginia Plan was countered by two alternative plans, and a division at the Convention: the New Jersey Plan that believed the Virginia Plan went too far in affording power to the national government, and the Hamilton Plan that argued the Virginia Plan didn't go far enough (Lloyd).…
Burner, David and Rosenfield, Ross. "Polling." Dictionary of American History. 2003. 15 Dec. 2009 .
"Evolution of American Political Parties from the Revolution to the Reconstruction." 2003. 15 Dec. 2009 .
Follesdal, Andreas. "Federalism." The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2006. 15 Dec. 2009 .
Green, John, Smidt, Corwin, Guth, James, and Kellstedt, Lyman. "The American Religious Landscape and the 2004 Presidential Vote: Increased Polarization." 15 Dec. 2009 .
To become successful, consequences are to be applied consistently and they never are to be physically or psychologically injurious to the student. (Wiggins, Classroom Management Plan)
Features about the techniques that I like These techniques enable to mend the behavior of the students who do not respond to conventional discipline. It promotes student involvement because it makes learning attractive and fun and particularly because of the focus being provided to the expectations and needs of the students and also because of the dignity and respect provided to the students. (Wiggins, Classroom Management Plan)
Features of the techniques about which you have reservations
While the students are not accepting the consequences for breaking the rule of the class it is sometimes imperative to infuse the Insubordination ule i.e. The student will not be allowed to remain the class until the consequence is being accepted, which is a part of the technique…
Classroom Management Plan" Retrieved at http://www.ius.edu/education/Elementary/new%20portfolio/Standard%202-all%20here/Copy%20of%20Classroom%20Management%20Plan.htm . Accessed 28 September, 2005
Enhancing Communication and Instruction via the Internet" (March 14, 2001) NYSCSS
Convention. Retrieved at http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/NYSCSS_Pres.htm . Accessed 28 September, 2005
Project Management Guide: Classroom Management Plan" Retrieved at http://k12science.ati.stevens-tech.edu/training/projectmgt/classroommgt.html. Accessed 28 September, 2005
A Comparative Discussion of Modern Art Museums
The Modern Museum of Art (MoMA) in New York City and Tate Modern in London have a number of major features in common that help to define the visitor's experience. Perhaps most importantly, both are considered among the most important collections in the world and both institutions are highly regarded not just for their conservation of art but for the usability of their facilities and the considerable educational, informational, cultural and recreational resources contained there within. hat strikes one as most compelling about both collections is that they trace their respective origins to the efforts of extremely wealthy philanthropists but that each offers a collection rife with examples of resistance, protest and rejection of established values. Indeed, this is perhaps the most unifying condition defining modern art in evidence at both sites.
Founded and overseen by members of the Rockafeller family, the…
Modern Museum of Art. (2013). Homepage. Moma.org.
Tate Modern (2013). Homepage. http://www.tate.org.uk .
3. Third world countries are more likely to rely more heavily upon excise taxes on gasoline, tobacco, and alcohol because those are products that sell very well around the world. These are also products that are in a number of cases, particularly tobacco, that are cheaper than essential items such as water or food. Taxes on tobacco help poor countries who would rely on the taxes more wealthy and more reliant upon tobacco.
4. People in lower and middle income countries are more likely to react to taxation on tobacco because for the consumers of that product in those countries, they will have less income for food and shelter for example. People in wealthier countries can afford the increase; they may hardly notice the increase and if it bothers them on principle, for example, they can afford other alternatives just as easily.
5. Whether or not a government uses consumptive…
Berlinger, Joshua. "Why Smokers Shouldn't be Scared of the WHO's Global Recommendations for Cigarette Taxes." Business Insider, Web, Available from: http://www.businessinsider.com/who-global-cigarette-tax-2012-9 , 2012. 2013 May 13.
Stolberg, Sheryl Gay. "Wealth Health Organization Calls for Higher Taxes on Tobacco." The New York Times, Web, Available from: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/28/world/world-health-organization-calls-for-higher-taxes-on-tobacco.html , 2002. 2013 May 13.
Employee Monitoring Discussion
In the United States, employment law is based on a minimal expectation of privacy (Rosser, 2011). This means the interest of the business takes precedence over the employee's right to privacy. If an employee is conducting personal business on the employer's property, or using the employer's property, such as computers, to conduct personal business, the employee's business is not private under law.
The Securities and Exchange Commission and the National Association of Securities have regulations on managing email and instant messaging. Sarbanes-Oxley Act is another law that regulates how information must be protected (Grey, 2006). HIPAA regulates health companies in how they must protect personal health information, as well as other laws and regulations that govern the protection of sensitive information.
est practices of employee monitoring involve identification of the risks of concern, careful analysis of monitoring that would help manage those risks, clear communications…
Grey, M. (2006). Mitigating the Risks of Messaging. Information Management Journal, 40(6), 68
Latto, A. (2007). Managing Risk from within: Monitoring employees the right way. Risk Management, 54(4), 30-34.
Rosser, D. (2011, May 24). Employee Monitoring and Privacy Rights. Retrieved from Plecco Technologies, Inc.: http://plecco.net/blogs/information/employee-monitoring-and-privacy-rights
Turner, R. (n.d.). Employee Monitorin. Retrieved from Deep Software, Inc.: http://softactivity.com/employee-monitoring-softactivity.pdf
Art (History Art ages) Discussion question 1 page long follow directions carefully youtube lectures provided
There is no denying the fact that one of the hallmarks of embrandt's works of art is his copious usage of elements of light, dark and shadow to great effect. This sort of tenebrism is deployed by the artist initially to give a sense of contrast to his works. Light and dark are antipodes of one another, and by involving both of these elements the painter was able to create striking counterpoints within his works of art. This fact is seen quite prominently in his self-portrait circa 1629. Not only does the artist use both light and dark elements to illustrate his face and the brimming future which he saw in front of himself as an artist, but this portrait is also characterized by loose brushwork which is distinct from the crisp strokes of the…
Soltes, O. (2011). "Shadow and light from Rome to the lowlands." www.youtube.com. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeUdxzqslQ0
Life had not been easy for the prisoners that survived, as they had been taken over and prepared for their lives as slaves. The operation of preparation had been called "seasoning" and it involved a sort of training process which would make blacks good slaves for the American world.
The main African centers had been found in Senegambia, Sierra-Leone, Oyo, Dahomey, and Benin. The trip from inland towards the ports in which the European awaited for the slaves had also been unforgiving for the prisoners. Captives would have to travel for hundreds of miles while they were tied up in order to prevent them from running away. Many of them died on their way towards the ports.
The time it took for ships to get from Africa to America varied between forty days and six months. The conditions onboard ships had been horrible and prisoners had been packed by ship…
Clark Hine, William C. Hine, Stanley Harold. "The Africa-American Odyssey." Prentice Hall, 2005.
Doudou Diene. "From Chains to Bonds: The Slave Trade Revisited." Books/UNESCO, 2001.
Darlene Clark Hine, William C. Hine, Stanley Harold. "The Africa-American Odyssey." Prentice Hall, 2005.
"All I needed was someone to tell say, 'Yeah, I've been there, too,'" Susan said, "and that's what I found here." This attitude was typical of many of the older members present at the meeting; he almost total experience of isolation, difference and strangeness, and total helplessness could jus as well have come from a depression support group. Though these people had a specific real-world reason for their mental distress, their symptoms were no less chronic or clinically viable than those suffering from depression in more commonly recognized situations.
Doug, too, is an example of depression at work in the family of alcoholics. The real-world manipulation that his ex-wife practiced with the couple's children and money would be enough to drive most people to the brink of sever depression, if not right into it. This was not seemed to get Doug down the most, however. With some encouragement, he shared…
Al-Anon Official Website. (2006). Accessed 6 March 2009. http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/english.html
Janssen Pharmaceuticals. (2007). "Alcohol related disorders." Accessed 6 March 2009. http://www.psychiatry24x7.com/bgdisplay.jhtml?itemname=substance_alcohol
RightHealth. (2008). "Depression guide." Accessed 6 March 2009. http://www.righthealth.com/topic/Depression/overview/adam20?fdid=adam_b593fc53774e94d72ec3432ed3972154§ion=Summary
Existing teachers will be judged by how they meet this criterion when their performances are evaluated. Criteria can thus embrace both a sense of a standard, but also a list of ideals by which someone is judged.
In contrast, standards are usually defined solely as a certain bare minimum that all students or teacher must fulfill. Standards imply a certain baseline that an individual must meet, like being able to read and write at a certain grade level before being promoted. Standardized by definition means uniform, such as the concept of standardized testing where all students take the same test, such as the SAT, to show their fitness for entering college. According the Free Dictionary (2009) standard may even connote possessing "acceptable" but "less than top quality." Similarly, basic skills are standards that all students must demonstrate at every grade level, but most teachers, parents, administrators and students hope that…
Criteria. (2009). The Free Dictionary. Retrieved January 7, 2009. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Criteria
Standard. (2009). The Free Dictionary. Retrieved January 7, 2009. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/standard
Also, the use of the French language by the characters in a different type shows how the English regard French and France as exotic, in contrast of course, to Flaubert's own provincial French characters. The culture clash between French and English language and culture is a running theme in the novel.
The use of different fonts also allows for far more text on the page than is typical of most graphic novels. This befits the subject, given that it is a literary satire, and a satire of how art affects life. For example, in one dinner party, Gemma is distracted, ignoring what other characters are saying, and thinking about her lover in a similarly distracted state thinking about Gemma. This is shown by depicting thought balloon within thought balloon ad infinitum.
Simmonds, Posy. Gemma Bovery. Pantheon,…
Simmonds, Posy. Gemma Bovery. Pantheon, 2004.
A discussion given by the Federal eserve Bank of Chicago, on June 8, 2010, analyzed America's macroeconomic fiscal situation by opining that the economy is recovering from the recession and that national GDP would increase by, at least, a moderate 3.5% that year.
ecovery will be slow given that climbing out takes time and that, given the severity of the recession, a great deal of growth needs to be accomplished for employment and economic situation to return to the level that it was in 2007. The moderate 3.5% expected by Chicago's Federal eserve Bank a year ago and the very similar climb in percentage expected in the subsequent years following this recession can be compared to the 8% economic growth that followed the deep recession of 1981-1982.
Although GDP's discount rate fell sharply during 2008 and 2009 (approximately 3.7%), it picked up towards the end of 2009 and…
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (06/08/2010). Some thoughts on the current economic situation. Retrieved on 4/10/2011 from:
Also, overall organizational costs have increased as well. Thus, two central questions must be answered. First of all, what is the hospital's ethical policy on a patient's right to die? How can the policy be rectified so that it is coherent with the law and with the director's policies? The assistant cannot alone determine this statement, but can demand that the rights of the patient to refuse or accept treatment for their own physical persons and their children be clearly stated by some organizational manifesto. If there is a coherent organizational policy that the hospital can hereafter adhere to, then patients will have some idea what they are 'getting into' before coming to the hospital, and the board of directors can have some say as to the overall hospital policy. Secondly, regarding the increase of costs, the financial department must be consulted as to how many Medicaid and Medicare patients…
In Discussions week, project portfolio management selecting projects. Explain meaning statement. The books suppose additional resources: Kerzner, H. (2010) Project management practices: achieving global excellence.
"Project portfolio management is more than selecting projects"
Managing a project portfolio can be analogized to managing an investment portfolio. While the selection of the component entities of the portfolio are certainly important, it is not enough to merely select good investments -- these 'investments' or projects must be managed. "By optimizing, balancing and continually fine-tuning their portfolios, active investors try to maximize short- and long-term returns and reduce overall risk, thereby achieving larger financial and/or business objectives" (Hays 2011). Similarly, the managers of the project "can identify, evaluate and rank investment opportunities. They can direct resources to the highest-payback projects and cull marginal ones. They can target expenditures more effectively to the most worthwhile initiatives and optimize their performance and execution" (Hays…
Hays, Ian S. (2011). Managing the project. Consulting Services. Retrieved:
Kerzner, H. (2010) Project management best practices: achieving global excellence. 2nd ed.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.
Ethics add to the beauty of profession whether medicine, healthcare, sociology, politics, education, business and even technology. Lack of ethics might not kill someone in most of cases but it certainly does affect the beauty of life. In psychology, ethics does play a role in developing trust between the client and the professional. Single parenting is a social psychology problem that also demands ethical practice since it deals with trust and confidence. Whatever is a different behavior from normal practices might need psychological guidance. Often there is a need to train people, couples, students, job candidates and single parents. The psychologists are bound by social contract. They do not only have to follow the job description but also have to meet the expectations of the clients and the industry in terms of ethical performance. While the dignity of the profession matters most in psychology. From decision…
Canadian Psychological Association, (2000), Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, Retrieved
Hamlet fits within Anoulih's discussion of tragedy. In this play most of the characters die. It is expect that death will befall them. Since the play's beginning, the foundation for tragedy is set. e learn that Hamlet is in mourning. The King is trying to convince him to show sorrow. It is unmanly. Hence, a foundation for irony is set up.
Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet,
To give these mourning duties to your father:
But, you must know, your father lost a father;
That father lost, lost his, and the survivor bound
In filial obligation for some term
To do obsequious sorrow: but to persever
In obstinate condolement is a course
Of impious stubbornness; 'tis unmanly grief; (Shakespear, 86)
The reader knows that Claudius will contribute something to either his own demise or the death of the other characters. In this sense, the reader is led along…
Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1992.
The objective of this study is to describe the cultural understanding held of ethnocultural privilege in this society and how this has been observed in relation to oneself and others ands to answer how one holds privilege and what has been observed regarding others who are holders of ethnocultural privilege.
Ethnocultural Privilege Defined
Ethnocultural privilege is a privilege that the individual derives from belonging to a specific ethnic cultural group. This privilege is related in the work of Noel (2010) who states "I must face directly the privilege that my Whiteness, as well as my class and educational level, give me, and must realize the community members are also working though how they see me."
When Equal is Not Always Equal
Parsons (2001) relates that while socioeconomically disadvantages and socioeconomically advantages students, Anglo students and students of color, male students, and female student may have access to equal…
Noel, J. (2010) A Critical Interrogation of Privilege, Race, Class, and Power in a University Faculty -- Urban Community Relationship. Urban Rev (2010) 42:210 -- 220. Retrieved from: [HIDDEN]
Parsons, EC (2001) Using Power and Caring to Mediate White Male Privilege, Equality, and Equity in an Urban Elementary Classroom: Implications for Teacher Preparation. The Urban Review, Vol. 33, No. 4, December 2001. Retrieved from: [HIDDEN]
Steele, CM (1997) A Threat in the Air How Stereotypes Shape Intellectual Identity and Performance. Stanford University. June 1997. American Psychologist. Retrieved from
Social Science esearch
Module 3 Discussion 1- Operationalizing Constructs
What does "safe" mean to you?
Safe means that the airplane travels without any problems and with comfort.
What types of variables could you construct to capture your concept of "safe?"
Using Ordinal Level measures (Babbie, 2010)
- Very Safe
How will your conceptualization of "safe" compare to others?
This concept is based n comfort ability of the airplane.
Have you ever participated in a survey?
I participated in a social research activity that was done in our community. It was an educational research on the effect of drug abuse on education and learning.
How were you selected to participate? Was it a random selection?
I was chosen as one of the people who have never used drugs to improve classroom performance. It was not a random selection.
What bias may have come into play…
Babbie, E.R. (2010). The Practice of Social Research. New York: Cengage Learning.
Blaikie, N. (2009). Designing Social Research. Cambridge: Polity.
When Serbia refused, Austro-Hungary declared war on Serbia, forcing the mobilization of ussia to prevent the destruction of Serbia.
German forces mobilized in support of Austro-Hungary by prior agreement, and declared war on ussia in response to her mobilization of forces.
To avoid a war on two fronts, Germany attacked France because of the fear that France would attack Germany once Germany and ussia went to war against each other.
Britain entered the war against Germany because Germany invaded Belgium to bypass the most fortified approaches into France. By 1917, German attacks on neutral shipping bound for England provoked the U.S. To enter the war as well. Some of the first action of the wider war was the occupation of German colonies in Asia and Africa. By the end of the war, England was poised to rule much of the Middle East until after World War II, which control was…
Howard, M. (2000) the Invention of Peace: Reflections on War and International Order. London: Yale University Press.
Phase 1 Discussion Board
Sustainability science is the study of sustainability. This starts with defining sustainability, and then figuring out how to apply this concept to different types of human activity. My research falls into sustainability science is that it is related to the issue of water management. Water is a critical resource for survival, and it is important that we find ways to manage the supply of water better in order to ensure survival. There are many people in Africa who do not have clean drinking water (most people, actually) so this is a very important issue.
I see sustainability as an interdisciplinary science. Transdisciplinary goes beyond interdisciplinary, where researchers work outside their own specialty to tackle holistic problems. Sustainability certainly qualifies as holistic but it is a massive issue that affects all life on earth, so it is not something that a scientist, politician or any other…
The study by Darrag et al. uses HRM as a mode to identify several clear obstacles to effective recruitment on an international scale. A major point of concern for MNCs, the article indicates, is the difficulty of penetrating culturally ingrained models of hiring and promoting. In such contexts as Egypt, Iran and Taiwan, the article reports that nepotism remains a powerful force preventing the use of merit in recruitment situations. These are concrete examples of the culturally-bound challenges facing the international human resource manager.
The Human Resource Planning theory states that these challenges require an HR department that is formulated according to the cultural particulars of a host country. The article by Darrag et al. concludes that where MNCs are able to make adjustments through their Human Resource Management departments, host countries are likely to see greater economic benefits. Yielding this presumption based on its case examination of MNCs operating…
Ardalan, K. (2008). Globalization and Culture: Four Paradigmatic Views. International Journal of Social Economics, 30(5), 513-534.
Brewster, C.; Sparrow, P. & Vernon, G. (2007). International Human Resource Management. London: CIPD.
Darrag, M.; Mohamed, A. & Abdel Aziz, H. (2010). Investigating Recruitment Practices and Probmes of Multinational Companies (MNCs) operating in Egypt. Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, 3(2), 99-116.
Morley, M.J. & Collings, D.G. (2004). Contemporary Debates and New Directions in HRM in MNCs. International Journal of Manpower, 25(6), 487-499.
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The research showed that Walker has "ridden the horse" that got him there and has parlayed his country music savvy into an enormous commercial success. Today, Walker has eleven number one single hits to his credit and has sold more than eight million albums. Moreover, Walker's forthrightness and courage following his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis has further endeared him to his legions of fans, and his country music continues to enjoy stellar sales. The last chapter has clearly not been written in the Clay Walker book, and most observers agree that he will continue to enjoy a highly popular career in the years to come.
Andsager, J.L. & oe, K. (1999). Country Music Video in Country's Year of the Woman. Journal of Communication, 49(1), 79. etrieved January 31, 2005 from Questia Library Database.
Carr, P., Cash, J. And Mcdill, B. (March-April 1998). The row on…
Andsager, J.L. & Roe, K. (1999). Country Music Video in Country's Year of the Woman. Journal of Communication, 49(1), 79. Retrieved January 31, 2005 from Questia Library Database.
Carr, P., Cash, J. And Mcdill, B. (March-April 1998). The row on music row. The American Enterprise, 9(2), 52. Retrieved January 31, 2005 from Questia Library Database.
Clay Walker. (2005). Country Music Television (CMT).com. Retrieved January 31, 2005 at http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/walker_clay/bio.jhtml .
Clay's Story. (2005). Clay Walker's Multiple Sclerosis story and biography - Band against MS foundation. Retrieved January 31, 2005 at http://www.bandagainstms.org/clayinfo_story.html.
(Eison, 1990, p. 24)
One of the fundamental issues that has been documented with regard to problems experience by new and inexperienced teachers is teaching ' vision' and the self - concept that the teacher has of him or herself. This facet has a direct influence on the quality of the teaching as well as on relationship between the teacher and the students.
Many of the fundamental problems that the new teacher may experience are related to the personal vision that the teacher has about what teaching means and what is expected of them. "One of the most powerful predictors of teachers' commitment to teaching is a "sense of efficacy --the teachers' sense that he or she is making a positive difference in the lives of students." (Hammerness, 2003) This sense of efficacy is related to the teacher's 'vision' or view of the nature of the profession and its expectations.…
Austin, L. (2004). A Constructivist Approach to Facilitating Intrapersonal Change in Pre-Service Teachers. College Student Journal, 38(2), 309+. Retrieved July 28, 2005, from Questia database, http://www.questia.com .
Betof, E. (2004, March). Leaders as Teachers. T&D, 58, 55+. Retrieved July 28, 2005, from Questia database,
elcome sixth week class. This week, discussions. The discussion asks read articles "ho Am I?" "Gender Gap Cyberspace." After reading articles, asked compare contrast articles. Then, asked insights gained evaluation improve draft.
Comparison: "ho Am I?" And "Gender Gap in Cyberspace"
According to socio-linguist Deborah Tannen's essay "Gender Gap in Cyberspace," using the computer is a fundamentally gendered experience. Although both women and men use computers in today's society, they do so in different ways that reflect the fundamental orientations of the genders. Men are interested in getting the most powerful computer, winning at computer games and exhibiting their technical mastery by fixing 'bugs.' omen use mediums such as emails to build relationships. The Internet does offer the ability for the genders to bridge communication chasms. But the anonymity of the Internet is also more supportive of the male desire to engage in aggressive, verbally-directed combat, since common social niceties…
Martin, Demetri. "Who am I?" The New Yorker. 28 February 2011.
Tannen, Deborah. "Gender Gap in Cyberspace." 16 May 1994. Newsweek. [12 Dec 2012]