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Self and Others
The term engagement has been defined as being actively involved in, a part of. hen applied in a social work context, the same definition holds true. For a client to be engaged it means they must be actively involved in and a part of the process from the beginning until the very end. The National Association of Social orker's Code of Ethics bespeaks the importance of client engagement in the client-practitioner relationship. Many of the factors outlined in the NAS Code of Ethics such as social diversity, cultural competency, respect, and freedom from discriminatory practice offer guidance as to how the client-practitioner relationship should be established (1999). Following is an examination of the similarities and differences in engagement strategies with clients; specifically focused on self-examination as to how one would want to be regarded as a client and the factors important to that engagement process as well…
Dietz, C., & Thompson, D. (2004). Rethinking boundaries: ethical dilemmas in the social
Worker-client relationship. Journal of Progressive Human Services, 15(2),
Performance Management: Employee Engagement Surveys and Performance Feedback
Employee engagement refers to the extent to which employees are committed to the organization they work for. It is evidenced by their level of energy, their display of personal initiative, their discretionary effort, and their persistence towards achievement of organizational goals. According to Lavigna (2015), organizations with high levels of employee engagement are more successful and productive due to high employee commitment and involvement. Having been a respondent to an employee engagement survey conducted at my previous place of work, I can attest to the positive effects these surveys have on employee morale, quality of products, and an organization's overall performance.
Contrary to popular belief - that the main aim of employee engagement surveys is to measure how happy consumers are and how satisfied they are with their jobs - these surveys are more concerned with the effect employee's self-efficacy…
Harbour, J. (2009). Integrated performance management: A conceptual, system-based model. Performance Improvement, Vol.(48)7, 10-14. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.proxy-campuslibrary.rockies.edu/docview/237237590/8A531ACBB184405EPQ/1?accountid=39364#
Lavigna, P. (2015) Why Employee Engagement Matters and Why Engagement Efforts Fail. Government Finance Review. Vol.(31)1. 32-37. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.proxy-campuslibrary.rockies.edu/docview/1664486055/3D15AEB798FD4FE7PQ/9?accountid=39364
Pulakos, E.D. (2009). Performance management: A new approach for driving business results. (1st Ed.). West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers
Theriou, G.N., & Chatzoglou, P.D. (2008). Enhancing performance through best HRM practices, organizational learning and knowledge management: A conceptual framework. European Business Review, Vol. (20)3, 185-207. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.proxy-campuslibrary.rockies.edu/docview/225424609/429FC12D76024ABDPQ/1?accountid=39364
eflection on applying takeaways from class to my current management career
Applying and understanding the concept of 'employee engagement' and the 'glass ceiling' to my management career
For the past fifteen years I have been employed as a manager at a transportation company with an over 180-year history in the business. I have personally witnessed many shifts in the corporate culture during my tenure as I have moved up the ranks, most notably the company's increased emphasis on encouraging employee engagement. ather than simply taking a 'carrot and stick' approach and trying to incentivize improved employee performance solely through raises and sanctions, the company has increasingly emphasized intrinsic motivation. It is not acceptable to simply try to make employees perform -- they need to want to perform. At a very basic level, motivating someone means making him or her desire to perform an objective, rather than compelling him…
Heathfield, S. (2011). 18 critical factors to improve employee satisfaction and engagement.
About.com Retrieved at: http://humanresources.about.com/od/Employee-Engagement/a/keys-for-improving-employee-satisfaction-and-engagement.htm
Ketter, P. (2013). Managers are vital to employee engagement. T+D. Retrieved at:
Student Engagement Post-Secondary Education
Kuh, Cruze, Shoup, Kinzie, Gonyea (2008) provided that a college or post-secondary education degree is crucial in attaining individual, communal and societal achievement or progress. A high school diploma has lesser weight compared to a college degree and a person with it is believed to have acquired relevant knowledge and growth that would be cognitively and economically beneficial to him. To the community and society in general, a large number of college graduates will possibly result to better family lives and the transfer of such pleasurable condition to the next generation.
However, Kuh et al., (2008) also reported that not all college entrants complete post-secondary education. In 1995 to 1996, only half or 51% of students who enrolled for a four-year course achieved their degree within 6 years at the institutions where they started. 7% completed their course within 6 years after attending two or more…
Kuh, G.D., Cruce, T.M., Shoup, R., & Kinzie, J. (2008). Unmasking the Effects of Student Engagement on First-Year College Grades and Persistence. The Journal of Higher Education, Volume 79, Number 5, September/October 2008, pp. 540-563 (Article)
Pike, G.R. & Kuh, G.D. (2005). A Typology of Student Engagement for American Colleges and Universities. Research in Higher Education, Vol. 46, No. 2, March 2005.
Kuh, G.D. (2007). What Student Engagement Data Tell Us about College Readiness. Vol. 9, No. 1.
Rinck, C.N. (2006). Student Engagement and Academic Advising. University of South Florida Published in The Mentor on June 28, 2006, by Penn State's Division of Undergraduate Studies
Volunteerism, Community Engagement, And Service Learning
The current world has a mild of non-governmental organizations, as well as some governmental organizations formed for the purpose of providing support to those in need. Millions of people put their lives on the line to join these organizations and communal ventures, thinking that they are going to help. However, as time progress, there are questions on the genuinity of these acts. Therefore, the question is changing as Rachel Naomi Remen in the writing "In the Service of Life" says; it is not how I can help, rather it should be how I could serve. This raises three key factors of debate in the communal service organizations and works. These include aspects of volunteerism, community engagement and service learning. These further comprise the subjects of helping, fixing and serving, as included in the topics of discussion.
Reflecting on the practices and acts of volunteerism,…
Locke, Fran, and Penelope M. Rowe. Volunteerism and Community Engagement in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Short History. St. Johns, N.L: Community Sector
Council Newfoundland and Labrador, 2010. Print.
Rev Paul Graves, T.S. "Don't go overboard with a need to help." Spokesman Review. Retrieved from (2002, May 25). http://search.proquest.com/docview/394930914?accountid=458
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media engagement with the television program Downton Abbey, with a particular focus on the way the program's high production values and contemporary hindsight sometimes clash with the outdated standards of the historical period portrayed. In particular, while one might expect a program set in an aristocratic estate in the early 19th century England to critically evaluate the social, political, and cultural structures of the day, the program often only does so in a superficial, perfunctory way. This fact problematizes my own engagement with the program, because although I am attracted by its high production values and the nostalgic romance of a period story, these elements can sometimes serve to cover over the fact that the program is reinforcing some of the outdated social standards that held sway in Edwardian England.
In particular, the program has a noticeable problem when it comes to its portrayal of race, class, and gender issues.…
Downton Abbey, 2010-, television program, ITV, United Kingdom.
Frost, G. 2009, "Love is always free': anarchism, free unions, and utopianism in Edwardian
England," Anarchist Studies, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 73-94.
Marcus, S. 2012, "Victorian Theatrics: Response," Victorian Studies, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 438-
Community Engagement Fieldwork Journal
This is a reflective journal written on the basis of experiences within the SL Narrabean retirement home for the aged and centred on a community engagement fieldwork process. This journal provides information on the happenings within the retirement home, the purpose for field work and the participation of different entities within the environment. As such it incorporates a research into the theory of reflection which puts to use established frameworks for reflective practices. The journal basically draws from the events and experiences from the Community Engagement Fieldwork in addition to providing explanations on how the Fieldwork helped in the realization of personal and professional goals. The transformative nature of the Community Engagement Fieldwork Experience is also explored in the journal which further reflects on the concept of reciprocity.
Setting foot into the retirement home for the first time during my field work constituted mixed emotions with…
Bailey, C (2007). Understanding the Meaning of Community Engagement for Aging in Place within a Social Capital Framework. Blacksburg: Virginia
Becker, C.L, (1990) Reciprocity, Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Chabon, S, & Lee-Wilkerson, D (2006) Use of journal writing in the assessment of CSD students' learning about diversity: a method worthy of reflection. Communication Disorders Quarterly, Vol.27 (3)
Community development report, Produced by Community Development Foundation for Communities and Local Government, retrieved, http://www.cdf.org.uk/SITE/UPLOAD/DOCUMENT/communitydevelopmentchallenge.pdf
Student Engagement and Mathematical Justification
The following paper begins with the description of student engagement. It moves further to identify the effect of student engagement on student performance. In addition to that, the paper also focuses on the importance of mathematical justification. The paper also highlights the importance of student engagement in mathematical justification.
Furthermore, the paper comments on the options that the teachers have for improving the student engagement in their class. It also gives recommendations related to those options which would further foster the engagement and participation of the students.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND MATHEMATICAL JUSTIFICATION
The concept of student engagement is strongly related to reduced dropout rates in schools. The students who participate in the class have strong chances of clearing and getting good grades in the exams. Despite the advantages, the task of motivating and encouraging the students to participate in the class gets challenging year…
Adelson, R. (2004). Instruction vs. exploration in science learning. Monitor On Psychology, 35(6), 34 -- 36.
Brewster, C., & Fager, J. (2000). Increasing Student Engagement and Motivation: From Time-On-Task to Homework (1st ed., pp. 10-13). Portland: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. Retrieved from http://educationnorthwest.org/sites/default/files/byrequest.pdf
Glacy, K. (2011). A Study of Mathematical Connections through Children's Literature in a Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Classroom (1st ed., pp. 1-7). Omaha: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Retrieved from http://scimath.unl.edu/MIM/files/research/Glacey_AR_final_LA.pdf
Holdan, G., & Lias, A. (2009). A Baker's Dozen of Best Practices in Teaching Mathematics. International Journal Of Learning, 15(12).
Organizations do not exist in a vacuum and require various resources in order to ensure continuity and resilience. The needed resources vary from financial, infrastructural, material, systematic and procedural resources as well as others depending on the vision, mission, goals and objectives of the organization. ut having all these resources do not guarantee the success of the organization unless the most vital resource of all are optimized and these are the human resources or the employees. Thus, most organizations endeavor to find the right workers that can fit into the various positions and functions in the organization. From position availability announcement, application acceptance, applicant evaluation, recruitment, hiring, training and orientation, these processes performed by the organization are means of ascertaining that individuals assigned to various organizational positions are qualified and able to do the responsibilities therein. Once human resources requirements have been filled, the organization can then achieved…
Australian Institute of Management. What Keeps Employees Engaged With Their Workplace? December 2006 Survey Results: Managing the Future Survey Series Survey 2, November 29, 2006, http://www.aim.com.au/publications/AIMwhitepaper_EngagedEmployees.pdf (accessed September 1, 2011).
BlessingWhite, Inc. Employee Engagement Report 2011, December 14, 2010, http://www.blessingwhite.com/content/reports/BlessingWhite_2011_EE_Report.pdf (accessed September 1, 2011).
Eubanks, Ed, ed. All Together Now! A Guide to Employee Engagement, March 1, 2011, http://upstarthr.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/EngagementeBook-1.pdf (accessed September 1, 2011).
Gallup Consulting. Employee Engagement: What's Your Engagement Ratio?, May 11, 2010, http://www.gallup.com/consulting/121535/Employee-Engagement-Overview-Brochure.aspx (accessed September 1, 2011).
Hence, most of the organizations now understand that engaged employees are highly influential source of competitive advantage. (Katherine, 2009) It was observed that an engaged employee is always ready to put extreme effort into their work in terms of time, intelligence and energy. They possess an aspiration to always perform their best. They perform any given task with liveliness and interest. They try to bring innovative ideas, bring a positive energy to their teams with their own engagement and are less tempted to look for opportunities to work somewhere else. They trust their organization and reflect that conviction in their actions too. Hence, engaged employees contribute to take a business ahead of its opponents.
Conclusions and recommendations
Hence, advantages of promoting employee engagement are enormous both for the companies and their employees. Organizations that effectively accomplish this goal are likely to see momentous improvements in performance, an increase in earnings…
Bakker AB, Schaufeli WB 2008, 'Positive organizational behavior: Engaged employees in flourishing organizations'. Journal of Organizational Behavior 2008, 29:147-154.
Business Wire 2007, 'DHL receives top honors for employee engagement and recognition programs', Carrot culture award presented to DHL. Retrieved October 16, 2007, from http://global.factiva.com/ha/default.aspx .
Crabtree, S 2004, Getting personal in the workplace. Gallup Management Journal. Retrieved October 29, 2007, from http://gmj.gallup.com .
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Employee engagement is the corporate world concept that involves employees enthusiastically in their work and their all actions are directed towards the organization goals and objectives. Employee engagement is also considered as their positive and negative emotional attachment with their work, peers and organization. This attachment influences their willingness to perform well in their duties and learn new skills to excel in their career in that organization. Employee engagement is quite different from employee satisfaction, motivation and organization culture.
Employees engaged enthusiastically with the company are concerned about the future of the company and are willing to invest unrestricted efforts for the development of the company (Seijts, Gerard H. And Dan Crim, 2006). All the outperforming companies have been valuing the process and outcomes of the employee engagement in an organization. It has now become the integral part of the corporate goals and objectives which is beyond the initiatives of…
Esty, Katharine and Gewirtz, Mindy ( 2008) Creating a culture of employee engagement.
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Community participation engagement has been the increasing subject of research for some decades now. This is especially the case in terms of the increasing recognition that those who are affected by decision-making and social schemes have a right to participate in such decisions and schemes. Also, community participation is assumed to enhance the democratic process, with the process of voting recognized as one of the most fundamental manifestations of community participation. This does not, however, mean that the concept of community participation and engagement is a universally uniform, or even accepted, form of interaction. Indeed, some have criticized both the complexity and cost of community engagement, especially in cases where the community is significant in diversity and size. Community participation and engagement can have significant challenges, but in general, it is an essential component of the democratic process, which has been the norm in Western countries for centuries.
Carpini, M.X.D., Cook, F.L. And Jacobs, L.R. 2004. Public Deliberation, Discursive Participation, and Citizen Engagement: A Review of the Empirical Literature. Annual Review of Political Science, 7: 315-344. Retrieved from: http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un-dpadm/unpan044177.pdf
Costa, D.L. And Kahn, M.E. (2002). Civic Engagement and Community Heterogeneity: An Economist's Perspective. Retrieved from: http://web.mit.edu/costa/www/costa.kahn.1.4pdf.pdf
Flowers, B.S. n.d. Developing climate solutions: Community and Stakeholder Engagement. British Counsel. Retrieved from: http://api.ning.com/files/iWRrN4r1pN0tXfcregaKcZ*znMRVccDO7jMtyEOh9e0dXkbFEIGYgG*RVxTtbZgmDmJrkOE3EbIt2UWpPM2Ha0GtDV73cQSZ/Part4CommunityandStakeholderEngagement.pdf
Hyypa, M.T. And Maki, J. 2003. Social participation and health in a community rick in stock of social capital. Health Education Research, 18: 6. Retrieved from: http://her.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/6/770.full
Managing Employee Engagement and the Effects of the ecessionary Period
within the Telecommunications Industry in Ireland
This review concerns the recession and the effects that it had on the telecommunications industry in Ireland; specifically, the effect that it had on Eircom and the end of its business. The literature is examined to determine whether employee engagement was effected during said recession
ecession and Business
The recession affected businesses across the globe but it seemed to have an especially deleterious effect on Ireland. The country had been one of the "most admired" in the world for its fiscal policy and growth, but the recession demonstrated the problems that were lurking underneath the seeming promise (Honohan, 2009). Just as with other countries that faced the fiscal pressure of the recession, that which effected Ireland was caused by layers of issues rather than just a single, more simple cause. One author,…
Hearne, J. (2012). End of the line for Eircom dream. Irish Examiner. http://www.irishexaminer.com/features/end-of-the-line-for-eircom-dream- 189153.html
Honohan, T. (2009). What went wrong in Ireland? World Bank. http://www.tcd.ie/Economics/staff/phonohan/What%20went%20wrong.pdf
IBEC. (2011). Irish beyond the recession: Medium-term investment plans of firms. Retrieved from http://download.pwc.com/ie/pubs/2011_irish_business_beyond_the_recession.pd f
Lewis, A., Thomas, B., & Bradley, O. (2012). A platform for employee engagement?. International Journal of Employment Studies, 20(1), 25-40.
Rules of Engagement for War
In summary, there are a number of highly eminent reasons why ROE is creating an adverse effect on American military personnel -- particularly in overseas missions in Afghanistan. They are presenting a fundamental conflict of interest -- soldiers have to consider both their mission objectives as well as the legal ramifications of not adhering to ROE, which creates situations of hesitancy, delay, and American casualties as a result. Thus, it is essential that the U.S. effectively rewrites the role of ROE so that it becomes less of a strategy for war -- which it presumably is in Afghanistan -- and more of a guide for the actions of soldiers. Failure to do so could drastically affect the outcome of battles and missives, while attempting to create political climates in which the U.S. is well-liked and substantially less efficacious in military affairs. The bureaucracy which has…
Student engagement is a major issue at institutions of higher learning throughout the world. Many students are not learning properly because there is a lack of engagement. More specifically, business schools throughout the country strive to ensure that students are engaged and understand the concepts that are being taught. In the world of business there are many ethical and social implications once students graduate and enter into the workforce as such student engagement is a major concern for educators. The purpose of this discussion is to examine the importance of student engagement, particularly as it pertains to business students.
Importance of Student Engagement
Student engagement is based on the premise that "the more students study a subject, the more they know about it, and the more students practice and get feedback from faculty and staff members on their writing and collaborative problem solving, the deeper they come to understand what…
Blundell, R., Dearden, L., Goodman, A. And Reed, H. (1997) Higher Education, Employment and Earnings in Britain. London: Institute of Fiscal Studies.
Davies, R. And Elias, P. (2003) Dropping Out: A Study of Early Leavers from Higher Education. London: Department for Education and Skills.
Appleton, J.J. Sandra L. Christenson, Michael J. Furlong. 2008. Student engagement with school: Critical conceptual and methodological issues of the construct. 45 (5). 369-386.
Johnes, J. And Taylor, J. (1991) Non-completion of a degree course and its effect on the subsequent experience of non-completers in the labour market, Studies in Higher Education, 16(1): 73 -- 81.
Comparing and Contrasting:
Different Views of America's Social Forms of Engagement with One Another, with the orld, and with its own History
The rules of American social engagement come into play, not simply on a personal level, says Robert B, Putnam, in his book Bowling Alone, illiam K. Tabb in his book Unequal Partners and Alan Dawley in his book Changing the orld, but are codified and defined on multiple levels. In other words, the changing and evolving rules of social engagement in America invariably relate to how, as a society, a complex nation such as America is constructed on a socially stratified level, how America functions on a globally stratified level amongst other nation states in a socially and civically minded fashion, and lastly and respectively, how change is constructed in the form of a movement may create a sense of social responsibility, that is absent in…
Dawley, Allen. Changing the World: American Progressives in War and Revolution. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2003.
Putnam, Robert B. Bowling Alone. Simon and Schuster, 2000.
Tabb, William K. Unequal Partners. New Press, 2002.
The rules of Engagement (OE) used during war remains were established as recognition to the general or international law in the conduct of war, specifically the protection of civilian (International Institute of Humanitarian Law, 2007). ules of Engagement are composed of procedures, power of decision and limitations which the military forces may employ to achieve goals and objectives during the conduct of war. It is issued by authorities in the form of military doctrines, orders, plans and directives which provide authority and limit the use of force, the position of forces and capabilities serves as the guide and lawful command for any offensive or defensive operation in the battleground. The rules of engagement employed during the war in Southeast Asia remained to be the most controversial one in history. As it was intended to decrease the casualties of war and respect international law, the OE had become a…
Bator, F. (2006). No Good Choices: LBJ and the Vietnam War Great Society Connection.
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According to National Public Radio, after U.S. forces invaded Iraq in March of 2003 Blackwater received another contract, to provide security, as mentioned in the introduction. A terrible incident happened in 2004 in the city of Fallujah, Iraq. Four Blackwater contractors were killed, dragged through the streets on fire, and hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates River (Flintoff, 2007). Some weeks later the U.S. military attempted to capture Fallujah, a stronghold for insurgents, but the U.S. failed in that effort.
The U.S. authority in Iraq (Paul Bremer) issued an order in June 2004 that basically gave Blackwater immunity from Iraq law, Flintoff writes. hen you are above the law, there are no rules of engagement. And several incidents subsequent to June, 2004, have brought negative attention to Blackwater. Blackwater guards shot and killed a man in June 2005 and failed to report the incident, Flintoff writes in NPR. A…
CNN.com. (2007). Wounded Iraqis: 'No one did anything' to provoke Blackwater. Retrieved Nov. 7, 2010, from http://www.cnn.com/2007/world/meast/09/19/iraq.fateful.day/index.html.
Flintoff, Corey. (2007). Timeline: Blackwater and Security Regulations. National Public Radio.
Retrieved Nov. 6, 2010, from http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyld=17269881 .
Henseler, Sean P. (2006). U.S. Naval War College / Joint Military Operations Department / Self-
rules of engagement established in the war against the Vietnamese by the United States of America. It highlights the way those who engaged in the war on the U.S. side perceived those restrictions starting from the top political leadership to the soldiers in the battlefield.
The United States of America's war against Vietnam came at the height of divisive world politics. This was the reason that led to the institution of the rules of engagement. The war was a political war fought by the military personnel. The Secretary of Defense usurped the powers of the General as well as the Commanders putting himself at the helm of the command chain only listening to the president. What followed was a broken chain of command that resulted in widespread suffering of the soldiers on the battlefield.
ules of Engagements
In accordance to the rules of engagements during Vietnam War, the soldiers at…
Boyne, W.J. (1997). Beyond the Wild Blue. New York: St. Martin's Griffin.
Dorschel, M.J. (1995). The Effects of Restrictive Rules of Engagement on the Rolling Thunder
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Sullivan, P. (2009, August Wednesday). Julian J. Ewell, 93, Dies; Decorated General Led
Rules of Engagement
During the Vietnam conflict, the Rules of Engagement provided distinct limitations on what military forces could and could not do. It is worth considering how the Rules of Engagement for Vietnam -- and the rationale behind them -- affected the progress of the military action there, and reflected the ideology behind it. An examination of six different points on the military's chain of command -- from the level of individual soldiers all the way up to that of the Commander in Chief -- during Vietnam will yield some understanding of how Rules of Engagement can affect a prolonged military campaign.
From the perspective of individual soldiers, the Rules of Engagement placed limitations on what was and was not permissible during combat. After the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution expanded America's military support in the Vietnamese conflict, the Rules of Engagement were amended accordingly. The post-Tonkin ROE declared:
Low Civic Engagement? Move Civil Disobedience out of the Streets and Take it to the Polls and Pundits
Before proposing a solution to the problem of low civic engagement in the U.S., it is necessary to understand why there is such a low level of engagement. As researchers note, not only is there disillusionment expressed at the polls by a lack of voter turnout but also there is disillusionment among college graduates, with "the unemployment rate for Americans with a baccalaureate degree" at 50% of "the national average" (Kanter 22). Such appalling statistics show that there is a substantial disconnect between what young people are taught about reality (i.e., going to school, getting a good degree, getting a good job, and living the American Dream) and the reality as it actually unfolds before their eyes -- as crony capitalism sees bankers and their buddies in the Treasury Department (like Henry…
Kanter, Martha. "Civic Learning for Democracy's Future." Liberal Education (Summer,
2012): 22-27. Print.
Reiss, Dawn. "Why Teaching Civic Engagement is Essential." District Administration
(2012): 58-61. Print.
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references. I would start the bidding a few million euros lower - or make very aggressive growth plans based on technological leadership and leveraging the competitive advantage of having access to capital markets.
0. Literature review on Differentiation and engagement in computer science classrooms
Computer science offers educators aiming towards differentiated teaching within the secondary schoolroom setting a distinctive series of challenges. In particular, coding may prove to be a rigorous, exacting field that calls for a demonstration of organization and precision on the part of students before they can effectively create even the simplest programs. Computer science classes will probably witness learners utterly unfamiliar with coding and fluent pupils, in addition to those who cannot even type or need other personalized academic plans (Gregory and Chapman 2012; Shah et al. 2014). Thus, how will an educator teach a particular topic in computer science to such a diversity of learners, providing additional help to certain learners and more challenging activities to others while ensuring all learners’ engagement and motivation for smooth movement together in one single class?
This discussion assumes differentiation forms the basis…
Baumgartner, T., Lipowski, M.B. and Rush, C., 2003. Increasing Reading Achievement of Primary and Middle School Students through Differentiated Instruction.
Benjamin, A. (2002). Differentiated instruction: a guide for middle and high school teachers. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.
Capel, S. and Blair, R., 2013. Why do physical education teachers adopt a particular way of teaching. Debates in physical education, pp.120-139.
Delisle, J.R., 2015. Differentiation doesn’t work. Education Week, 34(15), pp.28-36.
Gregory, G.H. and Chapman, C., 2012. Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn?t Fit All. Corwin Press.
Gustiani, S., 2019. Challenges and Strategies in Teaching English to Heterogeneous Classes: A Case Study. Edukasi: Jurnal Pendidikan dan Pengajaran, 6(2), pp.301-310.
Heacox, D. 2002. Differentiating instruction in the regular classroom: how to reach and teach all learners. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.
Hess, K., 2006. Exploring cognitive demand in instruction and assessment. National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Dover NH. Retrieved from http://qualityassessment.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/45823115/DOK_ApplyingWebb_KH08.pdf .
To this reviewer, that is the extent of the author's success in this article, and even that success is not build on a novelty of thought. It is a basic tenet in communication theory that the message sent is not necessarily the message received. Sender and recipient have always had to negotiate a common understanding of shared information, whether the medium of exchange is non-verbal, oral, written, or visual. Similarly, the notion that perception is reality, reflected in the third noted concept, is not new.
This reviewer feels that the author has stumbled into the trap that snares many people who experience a technological revolution in their lifetimes. These people tend to forget or disregard the experiences of those who came before them. Humankind has lived through many technological revolutions that have transformed how we live and how we see ourselves, and have shifted the balance of power and created…
Bunch, B., and Hellemans, a. (2004). The history of science and technology: A browser's guide to the great discoveries, inventions, and the people who made them from the dawn of time to today. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Comments about social engagement through images in the online sphere.
disastrous historical military engagement that occurred during the initial phase of Crimean war that was fought between Turkey and ussia. The situation in the poem is a war whereby there are 600 horsemen of the light brigade that are ordered to charge into the valley holding guns on their sides. They obey the order but they are met with heavy gunfire upon their encounter with their ussian enemies. They attack and kill some of them and end up retreating down the valley. On their way back they encounter bad gunfire and many of the soldiers end up loosing their lives. The speaker is someone when was there at the time of the war. He vividly remembers the charge and wants to pass on the story of those heroes who charged and lost their lives on that day. There is a lot of power in his memories and patriotism that can…
Tilton JE (1870). The Charge of the Light Brigade .Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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Community engagement-Related activity: The GROWTH program
Journal entry: Teacher
This has been my first week participating in the See All Academy GROWTH program
(Gaining Reflective Outcomes With Total Harmony). One of my students (Tom) was accused of bullying a younger student on the playground and required to a GROWTH CENTER REFLECTION SHEET that consisted of answering various essay questions. Then, he had to write an apology letter to the bullied student. As part of my role in GROWTH and the ongoing monitoring of program efficacy, when Tom was one of the randomly-selected GROWTH students to receive a weekly progress sheet, I had to give him a letter grade for a list of specific behaviors and classwork and tabulate the number of points he accumulated at the end of the week: because he did not receive any N's or U's I was able to make a 'good' phone call home to…
ALDO SHOES' SOCIAL MEDIA STATEGY
Business Communication Class
Analysis of the ALDO Shoes' Social Media Strategy
However, as Douglas Bensadoun, VP marketing and creative director has been quoted as saying, "fashion retailing is relentless, it's a beast that needs to constantly be fed" (Surridge, 2012). esearch has identified many of the current best practices and innovative strategies that are being used in the industry and compiled the top three social media focal points that are suggest over the coming year. These mediums include:
ALDO SHOES' SOCIAL MEDIA PLATTEFOM ANALYSIS
Fashion on Social Media
#1 -- Facebook
#2 -- eddit
#3 -- Pinterest
LIST OF FIGUES
Figure 1 - Aldo's Official Social Media Channels (Aldo, N.d.)
Figure 2 - Social Media Traffic Statistics for Top Fashion Brands (Boland, 2015)
Figure 3 - Boland (2015) esearch Findings
Figure 4 - Burberry Social Media Ad (Sharma, 2015)…
Aldo. (N.d.). Homepage/Main Landing Page U.S.. Retrieved from Aldo: http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US
ALDO Shoes. (2016, March 23). ALDO Shoes. Retrieved from Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/aldoshoes/
Boland, G. (2015, November). Which Brand Sectors are Building the Biggest Social Channels? Retrieved from NewsWhip: https://www.newswhip.com/2015/11/which-brand-sectors-are-building-the-biggest-social-channels/
Cao, L. (2014). Business Model Transformation in Moving to a Cross-Channel Retail Strategy: A Case Study. International Journal of Electronic Commerce, 69-96.
Corporations and Environmental Sustainability
Environmental conservation and sustainability has been viewed over the years as public relations activity and away of maintaining good relations with the community and other stakeholders like the government under c they operate. This has however significantly changed and the environmental conservation and sustainability is a social responsibility that any business or organization with a long-term vision has to take into account, plan for and effectively execute in order to not only earn acceptability by the government regulatory bodies, but also to contribute to their own future existence.
Proper and safe disposal of waste material and refuse is one of the major ways that corporations are gauged in their commitment to environmental protection and conservation. Corporations need to take deliberate steps to ensure their wastes area correctly categorized and disposed off in the recommended and approved manner. Toxic wastes must not find their way into the…
Armacell, (2015). Environmental Protection and Corporate Social Responsibility. Retrieved January 29, 2016 from http://corporate.armacell.com/en/about-armacell/sustainability/
Coca-Cola Company, (2012). Environmental Initiatives. Retrieved January 29, 2016 from http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/environmental-initiatives/
South London Waste Partnership, (2016). Why it's Important to Recycle and Compost. Retrieved January 29, 2016 from http://www.slwp.org.uk/what-we-do/recycling-composting/why-it-is-important-to-recycle-and-compost/
ITC Limited Case Study
ITC Limited is one of the leading companies in the India Tobacco industry. The company has capitalized on the opportunity that the large number population of India presents as both a target market and a source of cheap labor to grow its bottom-line tremendously. Over time, the company has grown to diversify its product base with great investments in both agribusiness and the hotel industry. The company prides itself in its social responsibility engagements. It has undertaken a wide range of activities that portrays the company as socially responsible. The company has both the present and future focus on the corporate social responsibility (Ojha, 2017).
ITC Limited has several key attributes that could be considered when analyzing the company's corporate social responsibilities. Firstly, the company has the greatest market share in the tobacco industry in India. The company controls 75% of the Indian tobacco market (Ojha,…
Ojha, A. (2017). ITC Limited: Towards a Tripple Bottomline Performance. Indian Institute of Management, 1-10.
Ryden, L. (2009). Framework and Analysis of Tobacco Industry Tactics. Tobacco and Health, 23(1), 379-382
super bowl commercials that came out this year and how they targeted different genders. It discusses the role of social media like twitter and websites in speaking out against these ads and criticizing them. The paper lays emphasis on how many companies target certain genders or stereotypes and eventually go on to incur a lot of damage due to the inappropriate advertisements.
The Go daddy commercial was yet another sexist addition to the super bowl line of commercials. Even though the add did manage to get the domain name a lot of business the next day, over all the company incurred a loss of more than seven million dollars for making the commercial (Grinberg, 2013) Surely enough, everyone is used to seeing the sexist commercials every now and then. Sexism and objectifying women has long been used as a media tactic. Apart from objectifying women, gender stereotyping and allotting certain…
Grinberg, Emanuella. "Sexist Super Bowl Ads? #Notbuyingit, Some Say." 2013. Web. 20 Feb 2013. .
Jenkins, Henry. Spreadable Media. New York: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2013. Print.
London, Bianca. "Harrods Forced To Apologise And Remove 'Non Gender-Neutral' Books After Twitter Users Scorn Luxury Department Store." Mail Online. 8th February. 2013. Web. 20th January 2013. [ Http://Www.Dailymail.Co.Uk/Femail/Article-2275678/Harrods-Forced-Apologise-Remove-Non-Gender-Neutral-Books-Twitter-Users-Blast-Luxury-Department-Store.Html#Ixzz2kky20s7d ].
Rules of Engagement (ROE) are necessary to a certain degree during wars and skirmishes in order to determine what actions military personnel can take when confronted with immediate and personal dangerous or violent situations. Determining a correct ROE, however, is the key to successfully addressing the overall mission and purpose for military interventions in the first place. As one recent author states "these rules are in place for reasons that both protect the military and respect the international conventions of war" (Vallely, 2013). hat is interesting about this subject is the fact that in the same report, Vallely goes on to state "ROE can be conveniently manipulated by the political objectives and military mission limitations essential to the construction and application of ROE" (Vallely, 2013). That is what seems to be happening in the current war situation in Afghanistan if what experts are saying is to be believed.
Bobbitt, P.; (2010) The new rules of engagement, Newsweek, Vol. 155, Issue 2, pp. 42-43
Vietnam War has gone down in history as one of the worst war efforts made by the United States for its sheer cost in human capital and the collective sanity of the nation. While many social and psychological issues can be cited as bearing the blame for the atrocity that was this war, one major challenge was the basic lack of communication and consistency among the levels of command. Individual soldiers, for example, were given commands and rules of engagement without really being informed of the rationale behind these (Close Air Support, 2014). Furthermore, there was no debate among the various levels of command regarding the best way forward in terms of rules of engagement. Those in the midst of battle were not free to proceed according to the demands of the situation; they were basically bound by the theories and ideals of those in command, including those in the…
Close Air Support (2014). Rules of Engagement. Retrieved from: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~tpilsch/AirOps/cas-roe.html
2. Distillation of the issues into core categories
3. Emphasis on suggestions for improvement
B. Focus group with permanent employees, supervisors, managers, and company executives only.
1. Introduction of topic.
2. Discussion of personal views, biases, prejudices, and opinions of marginal and fringe workers.
3. Emphasis on what coworkers and supervisors believe the relationship between the organization and its fringe workers should be.
C. Collective focus group, engaging both marginal and traditional workers.
1. Mediated discussion based on the issues raised in focus groups A and B.
2. Pairing off one marginal worker per one traditional worker for more intimate engagement and discussion of issues.
3. Collect and summarize data for application.
MONTH TWO: Application of data
A. Create pairings of one fringe worker and one standard worker.
1. egular email and/or text messages for frequent communication.
2. The pair shares insight from their perspective on how fringe workers can…
Boris, E. & Deguili, F. (2003). Nonstandard Work, Nonstandard Workers. Labour/Le Travail. Retrieved July 23, 2009 from http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/llt/52/boris.html
Ditsler, E., Fisher, P. & Gordon, C. (2005). On the Fringe: The Substandard Benefits of Workers in Part-Time, Temporary, and Contract Jobs. The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved July 23, 2009 from http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Content/Publications/Fund-Reports/2005/Dec/On-the-Fringe--The-Substandard-Benefits-of-Workers-in-Part-Time--Temporary -- and-Contract-Jobs.aspx
Perkin, H.J. (1996). "The Outsiders: Fringe Workers, Women, and Minorities." In The Third Revolution. Pp. 167-170.
Chain of Command and ROE
Levels of the Chain of Command
The objective of this study is to discuss the views of the six levels in the chain of command from the perspective of each during the Vietnam ar. The six levels of the chain of command includes: (1) the individual soldiers in the field; (2) battalion commanders; (3) division commanders; (4) General illiam estmoreland; Secretary Of Defense Robert McNamara; and (6) President Lyndon Johnson.
The Vietnam ar resulted in conflict in the forum of public opinion. Under the 'Rules of Engagement', the directives and orders are of a design that focus on mission accomplishment and a maintaining of the relations with the civilian population. The 'Rules of Engagement' set out how operations should proceed during crisis and are such that when followed serves in the accounting for "policy and political sensitivities." (The Chain of Command and NCO…
Cole, A, et al. (2008) Rules of Engagement Handbook. Nov, 2009. Retrieved from: http://www.usnwc.edu/getattachment/7b0d0f70-bb07-48f2-af0a-7474e92d0bb0/San-Remo-ROE-Handbook
Palmer, DC (1993) Rules of Engagement as an Operational Tool. Naval War College, Newport, RI. Retrieved from: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264457.pdf
The Chain of Command and NCO Support Channel FM 7-21.13. (nd) Retrieved from: http://vadfmpco.org/downloads/NCO%20Support%20Channel.pdf
WARFARE RULES OF ENGAGEENT (EDIT CUSTOER'S DRAFT)
One of the most contentious issues in contemporary warfare is the concept of rules of engagement (ROE). Just as the Vietnam War highlighted the concept in the 1960s, America's current involvement in Afghanistan provides the contextual background in the early 21st Century. In principle, ROI ensure that combat troops comply with the international conventions of warfare, even if our enemies are not. The Commander-in-Chief strongly supports ROI concept at both the philosophical and practical level, aiming to balance military objectives and politics. Nevertheless, problems have emerged, with the application of the primacy of rules of engagement in the field.
ost significantly, military leaders sometimes focus so much on ROE that soldiers in the field are handicapped operationally. Pausing to consider rules of engagement is less practical in the field than it is in theory. Sometimes, the cloud of ROE results in soldiers' become…
Michael Jenkins is a decorated combat veteran who has received the Department of the Army's highest award for his service. According to Jenkins (2013) "the Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan created an unwanted psychology in our soldiers (and) the fear of retribution and the fear of being court-martialed pre-destined the forces to lose against the nation's enemies." Jenkins understands what the ROE dilemma and how ROE-manipulation generates more of a hindrance than a help to the soldier in the field: "the ROE have become an enemy, soldiers are afraid to take risks" (Jenkins, 2013).
It can be argued that soldiers, under the duress of combat, need the ability to react in sometimes unstructured manners; they need authority and autonomy to take certain risks without fear of reprisal or retribution from superiors. At a minimum, they should have the right to protect themselves from direct threats to their lives instead of being burdened with guidelines that "can be entangled with political agendas and philosophies" (Vallely, 2013, para 3).
According to Zinke (2014), the ROE in Afghanistan seem to be making "Afghan dwellings virtual safe
Based on the attributes of luxury brand, the luxury brand requires special marketing strategy to achieve brand objectives. The strategy assists in developing global brand reputation as well as forming brand awareness within the global competitive environment. (Moore and Birtwistle 2005).
In the contemporary marketing environment, experiential marketing has become a cornerstone of marketing, and retailing for luxury brand. Experiential marketing is the technique of viewing consumer as an emotional and rational being who aims to achieve pleasurable experiences. (Atwal et al. 2008). Typically, experiential marketing offers customer memorable experiences in order to achieve customer satisfaction and competitive market advantages. The experiential marketing uses different tools to create the memorable experiences for customers. For example, experiential marketing organizes entertainment for customers in order to educate them, allow them to escape the reality, as well as giving them aesthetic objects or places to see. Experiential marketers use different tools to create…
Atkin, D. (2004). The Culting of Brands: When Customers Become True Believers. New York: Portfolio.
Atwal, G. & Williams, a. (2008). Luxury brand marketing -- the experience is everything! Brand Management .16 (5/6):338 -- 346.
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Bruce, M . And Kratz, C .(2007). Competitive Marketing Strategies in Luxury Fashion Companies. in: T. Hines and M. Bruce (eds.) Fashion Marketing: Contemporary Issues, 2nd edn., New York: Elsevier / Butterworth-Heinemann.
U.S. Military Chain of Command
The traditional wars that have followed the Europeans models developed by Napoleon basically incorporate the leadership in writing and training troops for rules of engagement. ules of Engagement (OE) is described as a management tool that help in keeping soldiers within control and aligned with the specific mission. This management tool has contributed to benefits and costs in which training OE in each leadership level down to the individual soldiers enables every participant to make responsible decisions and achieve the mission as stated by the battlefield commander. Notably, the chain of command basically consists of various levels since it links everyone in the uniformed service ranging from the senior ranks to the junior ranks as well as the United States President. An important example that correlates an understanding of rules of engagement with limited war ideology is the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War incorporates various…
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Examining & Weighing Community Participation
Community means more than people who live in proximity and occupy the same relative environment. Community, when in reference to terms such as community participation and community engagement, means several orders of interaction and motivation. People who participate in their communities are internally motivated. They care about the community socially, culturally, environmentally, economically, and otherwise; their motivation extends into action that supports their belief in their community. Community participation in many parts of the world may be the best and fastest ways for communities to rectify their own problems and establish firm ties with public administration and government.
Bureaucracy, administration, politics, and other factors often interfere with communities receiving the assistance or allocation of resources necessary to solve a problem. They may be issues, sociological ones for example, that may only find firm resolution if it is generated and executed by the community…
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Bovaird, T. 2007, 'Beyond Engagement and Participation: User and Community Coproduction of Public Services.' Public Administration Review, September/October, 846 -- 860.
Carr, D.S., & Halvorsen, K. 2001, 'An Evaluation of Three Democratic, Community-Based Approaches to Citizen Participation: Surveys, Conversation With Community Groups, and Community Dinners.' Society and Natural Resources, vol. 14, 107 -- 126.
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There will be a number of questions answered to relating to employee engagement. The academic of the term will be offered as well as the value that it brings to an organization when it is in effect. Examples of the concept in practice will be described. Also, there will be a listing of risks in not making use of the concept and taking it seriously. Next, an evaluation personal to the author of this report relative to the subject will be offered. Lastly, there will be concluding comments on the subject. While employee engagement can be over-analyzed and over-scrutinized, it is a very real concept and all human resources professionals should take it to heart.
Employee engagement, to put it concisely, is the degree to which an employee engages as an employee rather than just shows up for a check. The value to be added to an organization…
He, H., Zhu, W., & Zheng, X. (2014). Procedural Justice and Employee Engagement:
Roles of Organizational Identification and Moral Identity Centrality. Journal Of
Business Ethics, 122(4), 681-695. doi:10.1007/s10551-013-1774-3
Mishra, K., Boynton, L., & Mishra, A. (2014). Driving Employee Engagement: The
Vedantam, 2006), Americans are more socially isolated than they were in 1985, with the number of people with whom they can confide dropping by one third, from three close confidents to two. American is viewed as a fragmented society with splinters of people growing ever more distant with regard to intimate social ties. Despite the benefits of close social connections, people report being alone, feeling alone, and suffering alone in bad times.
The ability of digital social networks to support substantive civic engagement is more than a test of the media's capacity to convey and renew civic engagement -- it is also a test of the transformative capacity of social networks with regard to sustained interest and action. A criticism of communications and information technology (CIT) -- which includes digital social networking -- is its transience and churn. Engaging digital communication tends to cater to the tastes of an audience…
2007)." The authors also explain that there is a great deal of interest in the concept of school engagement because it is believed to be influenced by environmental changes (Fredricks et al., 2004; Dotterer et al. 2007). As a result of racial and ethnic achievement gaps, the study of school engagement amongst students of color is essential to closing these gaps. Previous research uncovered a pattern of underachievement in African-American students who have lower grades and receive less education than non-Hispanic White students (Dotterer et al. 2007).
According to Jimerson et al. (2003) there are three dimensions of school engagement: affective, behavioral, and cognitive. The affective dimension is associated with an emotional connection to school and the sense of belonging that students have with their school. Additionally this dimension of school engagement is often referred to as school attachment (Johnson et al., 2001). The affective dimension of school engagement "reflects…
Dotterer a.M. Susan M. McHale Ann C. Crouter. (2007) Implications of Out-of-School Activities for School Engagement in African-American Adolescents. J Youth Adolescence (2007) 36:391 -- 401
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Fredricks J, Blumenfeld P, Paris a (2004) School engagement: Potential of the concept, state of the evidence. Rev Educ Res 74:59 -- 109
Behaviors such as writing answers to the exercises they were given, turning pages, and eye movement to indicate reading the material were looked for by Beder in this study.
When students were not engaged in learning, Beder observed them talking to one another about things that had nothing to do with the class, day dreaming, and taking breaks. These were clear indications that the students were not interested in what they were learning. People cannot learn if they are not interested and engaged in the material, so getting this engagement is critical for teachers who want to help adult learners with their literacy. Beder's main problem was that there were no previous, identifiable studies that provided this kind of information for adult learners. His conclusions, though, showed that there were three main issues where the engagement of these students were concerned: behavioral norms, the instructional system itself, and the roles…
The luxury brands in this age of fierce and intense competition perceive and believe that the conventional methods of advertising and promotion are only an itinerary that creates the knowledge and awareness amongst the consumers. Nevertheless, targeted marketing (that represents the emotional driving force) is becoming the primary and fundamental aspect of concern that many of the brands are focusing in order to create emotional engagement with the consumers that can provide them lasting relationships and loyalty from the consumers (Buckingham 2008).
However, looking at the perspective of the brand of Swarovski, it has been monitored that they have created a consumer-based pyramid in order to keep closely connected to the consumers' emotions and feelings. In this regard, they ensure high quality with proper detailing of the product during the manufacturing process and make the product a perfect one that can easily catch the attention of the consumers. They very…
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Consequently, marketing efforts become more and more important.
Glyn Atwal and Alistair Williams (2009) for instance argue that the creators of luxury products have to use marketing efforts to identify new customers' needs even before the customers become aware of these needs. In other words, they have to "stay in front of luxury consumers" (Atwal and Williams, 2009, p.338). And in order to do so, the luxury products manufacturers strive to create positive experiences for their customers in order to inspire them and to stimulate their purchase decisions.
Otherwise put, in the context of luxury products, experiential marketing is growingly present and critical and this is due to the complex nature of the luxury sector. Here, the producers seek to transmit the image of high quality, product authenticity, as well as performance. However, aside from these statements, the luxury products must also transmit and sell a customer experience; and this…
Alperovich, a.L., 2012, London Design Museum's Swarovski's exhibition features light painting, holograms and other mind blowing digital technologies, Inhabitat, http://inhabitat.com/london-design-museums-swarovski-exhibition-features-light-painting-holograms-and-other-mind-blowing-digital-technologies / last accessed on September 6, 2012
Atwal, G., Williams, a., 2009, Luxury brand marketing -- the experience is everything! Journal of Brand Management, Vol. 16
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military experience relates to HR concepts
Most of the organizations that adopt a classic approach in their management tend to follow a comprehensible, coherent, planned and premeditated strategy in their running. This is the case of a Military camp. Most of the lessons and trainings involved illustrate a close link with Human Resource concepts. This is in terms of employment skills, leadership qualities and the connection between power and politics. Having worked in a military camp for a couple of years, I can strongly link my military experience with the Hr concepts. In terms of Leadership and followership, the military has played a larger role in improving my leadership skills, since; currently I have confidence in making crucial decisions and offering potential solutions (Armstrong, 2008, P.11)
Furthermore, through motivation and engagement, I experience a new personality in my career path and I am capable of improving my relation with others…
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Path Diagrams of Research Models
This current research developed and tested a model of work engagement contagion in which the organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) and competitive behaviors of coworkers influence employees' engagement with their jobs. In a sample of 1,422 departments of an insurance firm, multilevel analysis revealed that coworkers' OCBs and competitive behaviors explain variance in individual work engagement over and above that explained by other individual and group-level predictors. Broadly speaking, these results suggest that coworkers' OCBs and competitive behaviors play critical roles in explaining why people are more engaged with their work. Implications are discussed.
Hypothesis 1: Coworkers' OCB is positively related to work engagement.
Hypothesis 2: Coworkers' competitive behaviors mediate the positive relationship between coworkers' OCBs and focal employee work engagement.
OCB (+1) WORK ENGAGEMENT
OCB (+2) COMPETITVE BEHAVIORS WORK ENGAGEMENT
The OCB's are the independent variables. The employees' competitive behaviors are the mediators. The…
Civil participation or civil engagement is defined as individual as well as collective actions that are designed for the identification and addressing of issues that concern the public. It is active citizenship whereby citizens have a direct input when it comes to the process of making policies and those that have direct experience of services or emerging social needs are given a voice when it comes to the determination of policy and practice. Civic participation has several elements but its most basic sense is that one of making decisions, or governance over who, how and by whom the resources of a community are allocated. The principle of civic participation underscores the basic principle of democratic governance, which means that sovereignty is found within the citizens. Civic participation is about the right of people to define what is good for the public, to determine policies which they will seek the good…
Reiss, D. (2012). Why teaching Civic Engagement is essential.
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The American Prospect;pg. 74
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..stand out in the material consulted regarding the critical closing years of the twentieth century. First, the external audiences of African universities, including UNESCO, had a sympathetic understanding of the problems that assailed them, a number of which could be said to be world-wide. One could look forward to a future that produced concrete propositions for recovering from the crisis that was being experienced. Secondly, a pattern of three generations of scholars was emerging. It comprised:
1) postgraduate students of outstanding caliber and suitable for training as future university teachers;
2) their incumbent professors, and 3) an older generation of alumni and scholars - emeritus professors and seasoned retired university teachers and writers like JF Ade Ajayi, Lamech KH Goma and G. Ampah Johnson, whose wealth of experience gave us, three years after Alexandria 1993, an unrivalled summary of the fortunes of the African University in their book, the African…
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potential, process, performance and prospects Meeting of Higher Education Partners Paris, 23-25 June 2003 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Paris, 2003
" hen and if the U.S. cuts back on the use of fossil fuels to reduce global warming, other nations may well follow our example.
To wit, when we allow the United Nations to conduct searches for potential weapons of mass destruction in our own country, or in countries we have disputes with, other nations may follow and allow inspectors into their country as well. It is idealistic to believe that other nations will do the right thing if only we do the right thing first, but there's no rule that says foreign policy can't have idealism. America was founded on the principals of idealism -- "In order to form a more perfect union" -- and on the other hand America was founded on realism too. If we don't cut the cord with England, we will forever be beholding to tyrants.
right understands that the U.S. can never say we…
Wright, Robert. (2006). An American Foreign Policy That Both Realists and Idealists Should
Fall in Love with. The New York Times. Retrieved February 3, 2011, from http://www.nytimes.com .
Four pieces of evidence combine to support the hypothesis that ADHD children have more difficulty in understanding causal relations of the television show when toys are present due to less sustained cognitive engagement. The evidence all points to longer looks at the television, which occurred more frequently in non-ADHD children when toys were present, lead to a greater understanding of causal relations, which attentional inertia theories link to cognitive engagement.
Finally, the reasons presented as to why longer looks do in fact lead to a better understanding of causal relations were addressed. Possibilities include that long looks are more likely than short looks to continue across content boundaries, which allows the viewer to establish causal links among events relatively distant in time. Another explanation is that long looks indicate that the children are engaged in deeper processing of more story content. The conclusion of the study is that ADHD children…
Difficulties in Comprehending Causal Relations Among Children With ADHD: The Role of Cognitive Engagement, by: Elizabeth Pugzles Lorch, David Eastham, Richard Milich, Clarese C. Lemberger, Rebecca Polley Sanchez, Richard Welsh, Paul van den Broek, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 0021-843X, February 1, 2004, Vol. 113 Issue
America's engagement with China, with historic ice-breaking between the two countries carried out by Henry Kissinger, has been complicated. I would suggest that it were the U.S. domestic preoccupations and compulsions that did not allow me to take any bold stance on the issue of Dalai Lama. I disagree with notion that U.S. betrayed the cause of human rights while not choosing to visit Dalai Lama.
It must not be forgotten that unlike ussia, China's geography allows her to exert much more influence than the former. In the words of Kaplan (2010), China is both a land and a sea power. Thus, my foreign policy towards China has been reflective of this potential next power of the world. The U.S. has benefited from the Chinese market significantly in the wake of financial crisis. The author failed to acknowledge the huge compulsions that China faces in meeting its energy and other…
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Emotional Drivers Swarovski
The motives behind consumer decisions to purchase luxury brands like Swarovski have been studied in a number of researches. The general findings of these studies have been that these motives are largely emotional, and that they are evolving as the composition of the luxury market segment changes. De Mooij (2005) defines emotion as an "interaction between cognition and physiology." The characteristics of emotion that or of greater concern to luxury brand managers are that emotions are learned and that they vary from culture to culture.
The mode of expression of emotion also varies by culture. In capitalistic societies, consumption has evolved into a unique mode of expression of self-satisfaction, self-esteem and self-pleasures. These buying motives shape the perceptions of various brands among consumers, along with brand loyalty and brand image. De Mooij (2005, p. 116) explains luxury brand buying motives in terms of collectivism/individualism and masculinity/feminism. Conformance…
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Disintegrating elationships Between Organizational Leaders and Employees
Organizational leadership behavior towards employees can significantly affect their perception of the workplace, and contribute to the organization high performance and most essentially create and maintain a proper organizational culture that lead to the success of the organization . The good health of the organization depends greatly on the relationship between leaders and employees. However, the relationship that exists between organizational leaders and employees are failing at a high rate in today's workplaces and the reasons for this are not clear. Leaders in organizations have a tendency to use employees in the time of the organizational needs and them to simply ignore the employee's commitment and their potential. Committed employees should be rewarded with committed organizational leadership. Critical in organizational leadership interaction with employees is communication. Communication keeps employees informed and results in a feeling of connectedness and inclusiveness in the organizational operations,…
Abrrow, H.A., Ardakani, M.S., Harooni, A. & Pour, H.M. (2013, July). The Relationship Between Organizational Trust and Organizational Justice Components and Their Role in Job Involvement in Education. International Journal of Management Academy, 1(1), 25-41.
Albrecht, S.L. (2010). Handbook of employee engagement: perspectives, issues, research and practice. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Broner, S. (2009). Employees' perceptions of leaders' attitudes and employee retention: a quantitative study on perceived attitudes. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest LLC.
Creswell, J.W.(2007). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among five approaches .(2nd ed.).Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
The Project, The Project Management Field, and the Community
Individuals have a civic responsibility. They have a duty to actively participate in actions and efforts that impact the community positively (Tennessee State University, n.d.). These include addressing societal problems, showing stewardship, questioning government policies, political advocacy, and so on. This is what civic engagement is all about. The Project, a collegiate competition organized by the Project Management Institute, Western Michigan Chapter (WMPMI), provides an ideal example of civic engagement. The project brought together teams of students from educational institutions to work on a real life business challenge with the help of team champions and professional project managers as mentors (WMPMI, 2017). Using actual or fictional companies, each team employed best practices to develop an executable project plan that would be judged by a panel of business leaders. The actual project selected for the competition was to plan for the process…
These films. Swing Vote (2008), The Queen (2006) ules of Engagement (2000) The Quiet American (2002) and Jarhead (2005) clearly support this hypothesis and build on the idea that art reflects life and life reflects art.
Boggs, C. & Pollard, T. (2006) The Hollywood War Machine: U.S. Militarism and Popular Culture Boulder CO: Paradigm Publishers
Bellah, .N. Madsen, . Sullivan, W.M. Swidler, A. Tipton, S.M. (1991) Good Society
New York: andom House.
Fishman, J.M. Marvin, C. (March 2003) Portrayals of Violence and Group Difference in Newspaper Photographs: Nationalism and Media Journal of Communications
Gianos, P.L. (1999) Politics and Politicians in American Film. New York: Preager Publishing
Giglio, E. (2005) Here's Looking at You: Hollywood, Film & Politics. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
Klenotic, J. (2007) Chapter 5 "Staying in the Moment: Hollywood, History, and the Politics of 9/11 Cinema." In Constructing America's War Culture, Conroy T. & Hanson, J.…
Boggs, C. & Pollard, T. (2006) The Hollywood War Machine: U.S. Militarism and Popular Culture Boulder CO: Paradigm Publishers
Bellah, R.N. Madsen, R. Sullivan, W.M. Swidler, A. Tipton, S.M. (1991) Good Society
New York: Random House.
Fishman, J.M. Marvin, C. (March 2003) Portrayals of Violence and Group Difference in Newspaper Photographs: Nationalism and Media Journal of Communications
U.S. National Strategy
What three United States national interests do you think will be at great risk over the next five years? Describe those interests and identify which instruments of national power can be leveraged to protect or advance those national interests and how those instruments can be used.
As President Obama stated in his addresses to Congress in February 2009, the most important problem that the country faced was the economy, which was in the worst recession since the 1930s. This affected both domestic and foreign policy, since the country would probably have to reduce military spending and its commitments overseas as it did during the Great Depression, so for the Obama administration economic recovery was the primary goal. He did promise that "the weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation" (Obama Address, 2009, p. 1). He promised that the government would deal with…
Address to Joint Session of Congress. Remarks of President Barack Obama, As Prepared for Delivery, Address to Joint Session of Congress, Tuesday, February 24th, 2009.
Comprehensive Regional Strategy on Somalia: A Strategy for U.S. Engagement Report to Congress, February 2007.
JP 3-0 Chapter I.
JP 3 Extract Chapter 2.
Social equity is a key issue of public administration and forms the basic theme of the 2013 "Social Equity Leadership Conference," in June. This white paper discusses the key goals of the conference based on the conference issue for social equity as global engagement and local responsibility. These are the issue facing social equity among domestic and global public leaders in public and private agencies in the education, immigration, transportation, environmental, policing and corrections sectors. A review of theories on public administration identifies that public leadership networking, collaboration, and cooperation with leaders and agencies is necessary. This is associated with public leadership practices like public policy development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, social equity, and public advocacy.
Globally Engaged, Locally esponsible: New Challenges for Social Equity
Emerging Issues in Social Equity and Leadership Covered in the Conference:
2. Policing and corrections
3. At risk communities, which…
Brian, A.E., & Adam, J.N. (2010). Building the reservoir to nowhere: The role of agencies in advocacy coalitions. Policy Studies Journal, 38(4), 653-678.
Buss, T.F. & Morse, R.S. (2008). Innovations in Public Leadership Development. Armonk, New York; M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
Candler, G., & Dumont, G. (2010). The price of citizenship: Civic responsibility as the missing dimension of public administration theory. Public Administration Quarterly, 34(2), 169-201.
Cichocki, D., Laberschek, M., & Rusanowska, M. (2011). Analysis of strategy of culture development in krakow 2010-2014 as an example of public policy implementation. Zarzadzanie Publiczne, 13(1), 103-115.
PERSONAL DATA: Age ____ Gender ____ Part-time____ Full-Time ____ Contract
Hourly____ Length of Service with company____ Your Role w/Company
Please answer the following questions by checking the response that best describes your perception or level of agreement or disagreement.
I feel that I am an important part of the company.
Strongly agree____ Agree____Neutral____Disagree____Strongly Disagree
I feel that the longer I work for the company, the more loyal the company is to me.
Strongly agree____ Agree____Neutral____Disagree____Strongly Disagree
I feel that I am rewarded for my hard work and efforts.
Strongly agree____ Agree____Neutral____Disagree____Strongly Disagree
The company environment is one that is positive in nature overall.
Strongly agree____ Agree____Neutral____Disagree____Strongly Disagree
5. My immediate supervisor provides me with constant feedback on my performance
Strongly agree____ Agree____Neutral____Disagree____Strongly Disagree
6. I feel a stronger sense of loyalty to the company, when my hard work is acknowledged.
Strongly agree____ Agree____Neutral____Disagree____Strongly Disagree
7. I am worried about the…
Employment otivation and Engagement: How to Recruit and Retain Top-Quality Talent in a Competitive arketplace
Because employee performance and productivity are closely aligned with corporate profitability, there has been a great deal of research over the years concerning optimal approaches to motivating people in the workplace. The analysis of what motivates people to perform to their maximum effort, though, has becoming increasingly complex as the result of a growing number of theories concerning the antecedents of motivation and optimal job performance and motivational methods to achieve it. While the debate concerning which motivational approaches produce the best results continues, there is a consensus among organizational behavior researchers that pay ranks among the top factors that include employee motivation, perhaps the overarching factor in most cases. Despite these findings, studies have shown time and again that money talks when it comes to employee motivation. When people become convinced that their efforts…
Murphy, C., Ramamoorthy, N., Flood, P. & MacCurtain, S. 2006, July 1. Organizational Justice Perceptions and Employee Attitudes among Irish Blue Collar Employees: An Empirical Test of the Main and Moderating Roles of Individualism/Collectivism. Management Revue, 17(3), 329.
Evidence-Based Homework Policy
Homework enables a student to better learn what is being taught in the classroom. It gives more experience of the subject principals. At the same time, homework and homework policies teach students social interaction skills, self-motivation, and active engagement skills and promote best practices in these areas. Homework policies work better based on grade levels of the student.
Ms. Zalogwe's homework policy does promote social interaction. Human use tools from their culture, such as reading, writing, etc., to develop social functions (Vygotsky, 2014). A teacher's collaboration with students to develop meaningful construction leads to higher thinking skills. This in turn, builds social interactions with others. Students learn communication skills that builds interactions with others.
Self-efficacy enhances motivation for more learning and skill building (Schunk, 1985). As homework brings more practice with classroom activities, students gain more confidence in what they are learning. This would also apply to…
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Simonsen, B. e. (2008). Evidence-Based Practices in Classroom Management: considerations for Research to Practice. Education and Treatment of Children, 31(3), 351-380 retrieved from http://www.mepbis.org/docs/cace-11-15-10-PBISclassroom.pdf.
Vygotsky. (2014). Social Development Theory (Vygotsky). Retrieved from Learning Theories.com: http://learning-theories.comvygotskys-social-learning-theory.html