worked to develop a mission statement, as well as identifying a program philosophy for a nursing program that would allow older adults who are already nurses to move from N to BSN. Many nurses are doing this today in order to remain relevant in the field, and also to move forward into other jobs within their current healthcare organizations or enhance the staff positions they currently hold (Longe, 2013). The mission statement is an important part of a nursing program. The statement that was developed by the author is: "The Balsdon School of Nursing (TBSN) will transpire as a leader in educating professional registered nurses to meet the health care needs of Central Wisconsin. The faculty strives to encourage student success through quality in teaching, scholarship, practice, and service."
After the mission statement had been fully developed it was able to be used as a guide in developing a teaching…… [Read More]
Nature of the ProblemPurpose of the ProjectBackground and Significance of the Problem
Specific Activities to engage students
Community Component of Education
esearch QuestionsDefinition of TermsMethodology and Procedures
Discussion & ImplicationsConclusions & Application
The goal of present-day educational reformers is to produce students with "higher-order skills" who are able to think independently about the unfamiliar problems they will encounter in the information age, who have become "problem solvers" and have "learned how to learn, " and who are on their way to becoming "critical thinkers" and "lifelong learners." The method advocated for achieving these "higher" order skills" is "discovery learning," by which students solve problems and make decisions on their own through "inquiry" and "independent analysis" of "real-world" projects -- what Kilpatrick in the 1920s called the "project method."
The oft-repeated goal of the educational community -- to inculcate general thinking skills --is not, however, soundly…… [Read More]
Creswell's (1994) well-known qualitative research traditions (i.e., biography, case study, ethnography, grounded theory, and phenomenology), Shank and Villella extended the taxonomy to include four criteria they believed would support greater understanding of qualitative research. The criteria provide these perspectives of the research: 1) Investigative depth; 2) interpretive adequacy; 3) illuminative fertility; and 4) participatory accountability. Taken together, the criteria gauge the researchers' willingness to direct inquiry below the surface and to less investigated areas, to conduct quality interpretation of the new area; to present the research in a way that strongly informs practice, and to ensure that participation in the research is reported in a manner that is both transparent and demonstrates accountability. These criteria offer alternate dimensions to the research traditions and foster rigorous qualitative study. Essentially, Shank and Villella have provided a set of criteria that fit well across the qualitative research traditions, while not favoring any one…… [Read More]
Digitalization: Framework for Digitalization in the Organization
Framework for Digitalization in the Organization: Digitalization
In this digital age, organizations are faced with the responsibility of ensuring that they stay current with the use of digital media. Failure to do that places them at a high risk of failure and lack of a competitive edge. This text outlines a strategy that organizations could use to make themselves current with the use of digital technology.
Bringing an Organization Current with the use of Digital Media
Successful organizations usually have a clear direction, vision, and roadmap defining the way they plan to operate in the future. Failure to have these three instruments places an organization at a high risk of failing to create continuous shareholder value. One of the elements that can be used to assess an organization's sense of direction in this age is its digital strategy. An organization that lacks a…… [Read More]
positive outcome in the educational pogess fo the students esulting fom applying the Z. Model famewok. In M. Zande's classoom, the aveage impovement in test scoes is 16.75 points. The is the ise in test scoes esulting fom the students taking the same standadize test, once at the beginning of the school yea, and a second time afte 6-7 months Z. Model application.
The baseline goup data was taken fom anothe 6th gade Mathematics' class, taught by M. Valee. The same test was administeed at the same intevals. The diffeence was that M. Valee's class expeienced standad teaching methods. The aveage impovement fo this baseline class is only 3.25 points. The level of baseline class's impovement should be expected fo no othe eason that the students ae completing the same test. It would be expected of the students taking the same test fo these students to achieve highe scoes on…… [Read More]
awarding audit contracts by U.S. government departments and agencies
Rationale for and Objectives of the project
main and secondary
esktop or literature search
Rationale for Search Methodology
Justification for audits
Evolving role of auditors
Types of audit contracts
Understanding the Audit Process
Best practices and benchmarking
Audit management is a fundamental element in government accountability, control and performance management. Certainly there is justification within the Federal government to conduct audits of contracts for the procurement of goods and services.
It is imperative that Federal programs and agencies obtain reasonable assurance that the vendors they are dealing with are providing fair and adequate services based on contract specifications and government regulations. Federal agencies need to insure that their basic financial statements are free of material misrepresentation, that their performance is in compliance with certain expressed provisions of laws, regulations,…… [Read More]
Integrated Behavioral Health in ural Communities
Integrated behavioral health involves working with a primary care physician, a medical specialist and a team of people to bring the best care possible for a patient. This is important when viewed from various dimensions. For instance, a client in need of special care for a condition or a disease might need a team of healthcare professionals to ensure essential tasks are completed. Therefore, integrating primary care will help patients in rural communities manage their health because they learn to adapt new solutions into their everyday lives. Besides individuals being integrated, healthcare facilities and clinics work together to coordinate care for people in need (Chaple, 2015).
Framework for integrated behavioral health in rural communities
egardless of the advancements and positive changes in the support, treatment, and understanding of mental illnesses in the rural communities, the need for improvement in the rural healthcare system cannot…… [Read More]
health care strategies and skills for Zoe to improve in her decision-making, communication, introspection, and problem-solving. The strategies will focus on using and developing various ground rules for health care discussions. The interventions will also assess independence of attitudes and knowledge in relation to Zoe's content. ecognizing and reflecting on Zoe's personal feelings and emotional negotiations is essential in this study. The paper encourages stakeholders such as Mrs. Flynn to listen to different views while accepting Zoe's rights of growth and development. The strategies recognize the diverse impacts and influences on family, media, peers, and religion on parental decision-making. It is critical to appreciate that learning and decision-making processes inform thinking and taking responsibility for health care alternatives. The essay proceeds to identify ways of enhancing awareness of community resources as availed for the assistance of individuals and families.
Assessment of Zoe's need
Zoe is experiencing delayed growth. The delays…… [Read More]
Structural and behavioral ethics can be measured in a variety of ways using different models. It is important to use a model to monitor ethical behaviors in an organization because it can add a level of accountability that would otherwise be absent. For example, if employees are aware of the model that they are being critiqued upon then they are more likely to consider this model when making decisions. Ethical decision making can also foster a sustainable long-term perspective that is less likely to focus on risky short-term gains. There are several different models that are currently available that organizations can select from. This analysis will briefly introduce and compare the balanced scorecard and the triple bottom line model and discuss their applicability in modern organizations.
The Balanced Scorecard
The balanced scorecard was developed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton and serves as a useful tool for designing strategies…… [Read More]
TQM Framework for Shell Services
In defining their own quality management framework named the Shell Services Quality Framework (SQF) Shell Services sought to create a framework that could encompass people, processes and quality as they related to serving the customer. Shell also wanted to defined a framework that would deliver the greatest accuracy in terms of their own standards, targets and metrics of performance. Tracking metrics over time by quality management initiative and creating a knowledgebase of results was also a critical success factor for the development of the framework. The design objectives included having a high degree of simplicity, completeness, harmonization and exclusivity within the structure, allowing for rapid adoption and use. Shell envisioned the framework being a core part of their culture going forward. Best practices in quality management require that the organizational culture changes to adopt and actively rely on the core foundational elements of a quality…… [Read More]
Methodology Comparison: DAD vs. SAFe vs. Scrum
This paper will compare and contrast the definitive traits, roles, processes, artifacts, benefits, complexities, uses, tools and other factors among the following three methodologies: Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and Scrum. Ultimately this paper will illuminate the advantages and disadvantages of each process, based on their specificities. Finally, this paper will discuss which of these three methods would be most suitable to employ at my specific company, a media company which focuses on new and publishing.
Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) refers to a form of IT solution conveyance that puts people first and which is founded on a more flexible, learning-oriented approach (disciplinedagiledelivery.com). The lifecycle of this methodology is risk-value and cognizant of enterprise and always adjustable in terms of scale (disciplinedagiledelivery.com). For these reasons, it is one of the major foundations of the entire Discipline Agile Framework. Some experts argue that…… [Read More]
Circle of Life Framework in Breast Health Education
Article Critique Analysis: Use of the Talking Circle for Comanche omen's Breast Health Education, by E. Haozous, V. Eschiti, and J. Lauderdale
The journal article, "Use of the Talking Circle for Comanche omen's Breast Health Education" by E. Haozous et. al. (2010), promotion of education on breast health was explored using a specific and unique tradition as the framework of the study. This tradition, called the Circle of Life (COL), is an "intertribal cancer prevention program focused on breast health education" and is specifically implemented among American Indian (AI) women (378). Using the COL as framework, the authors aimed to achieve "cultural congruency" in exploring, discovering, and identifying the different dimensions concerning breast health education and promotion effectiveness in the context of AI women's culture -- specifically, Comanche women (378). Harmonized understanding of the Comanche community, female and health cultures led to…… [Read More]
The author of this report is asked to answer to a number of questions relating to counter-terrorism frameworks. First, the author is asked to provide a revised framework for the national terrorism prevention and response agencies in the United States. Per the parameters of the assignment, there are to be at least three agencies involved in the revised framework. Subsequent to that, the author is asked to answer to how and when the agencies will interact and why. The author is asked what tools can be used to help the agencies function and do their jobs and that will be included in the framework summary. The author is asked to wrap up the paper by enumerating at least three policy and/or procedural recommendations that should be implemented to make the existing framework gel and function more effectively.
The existing framework for law enforcement and…… [Read More]
HM Organizational Behavior, Theories, Frameworks and the Links Between Individual and Organizational Performance
This work in writing conducts a critical evaluation of HM Organizational Behavior Theories Frameworks that link performance.
Defining and measuring the effectiveness and performance of workers is a specific part of the HM manager's work. The question presenting is one that asks how the skills, behaviors and attitudes that are needed by workers to successfully and effectively perform their roles is defined. One way of measuring this is linking the performance of individuals to the organizational goals. This is generally accomplished through use of competencies which are described as "the integrated knowledge, skills, judgment, and attributes that people need to perform a job effectively. By having a defined set of competencies for each role in the business, it shows workers the kinds of behaviors the organizational values…" (MindTools, 2011) Lawrence (1998) reports that people are "multifaceted and…… [Read More]
National esponse Framework Incident Annexes
Timely responses to natural and manmade disasters require the effective coordination of numerous federal, state and local resources. Indeed, effective responses can make the difference between life and death for countless citizens, and there is therefore a need for a framework to coordinate these disparate but valuable first responder resources. In this regard, the National esponse Framework provides such a framework, but given the enormous range of providers that are involved, it is not surprising that the framework is also lengthy and complex. Moreover, the NF recently superseded the National esponse Plan (NP) and provided a number of incident annexes concerning optimal contingency or hazard situation responses. To gain additional insights into the provisions of these annexes, this paper provides a summary of the annexes to the NF, followed by recapitulation of the research and important findings in the conclusion.
Summary of National esponse Framework…… [Read More]
Applying Just Practice Framework
Social Justice Framework
There is a reason that jigsaw puzzles are so often used to represent complex processes and enduring problems, the solutions to which are not immediately evident to the puzzler. It is a curiosity how, at some point, each piece in a puzzle reveals where it fits in the frame. Most people have their favorite strategies for solving puzzles, and they generally do contribute to a more expedient solution -- or at least, they give that illusion. Oddly, spending time not puzzling over the fit of the pieces seems to bring about a solution, and the ease with which understanding comes after such a break never ceases to astonish. Why is it that -- when we can't find a fit -- we don't gain greater clarity through a forced, hyper-focus on finding the missing piece. Indeed, our use of theory, as explained in Chapter…… [Read More]
Zachman Framework is "a descriptive framework" for information systems architecture, and was developed drawing on other disciplines as a source of inspiration (Zachman, 1987). The Framework comprises the following elements: identification, definition, representation, specification, configuration and instantiation (Zachman, 2008). This paper will seek to cut through the gobbledygook on the Zachman webpage and develop an understanding of what the framework is and how it was developed.
Zachman developed the framework while working for IBM during the 1980s. He saw the problem as being that information systems were increasing in their size and complexity during this period, and believed that a response was to have a framework by which the architecture of such systems could be understood. This framework uses analogies from outside of information systems to explain IS architecture, allowing for better managerial understanding of information systems. He rightly recognized that the pace of IS complexity was increasing, and that…… [Read More]
Strategic Framework in BP-Deepwater horizon accident
One of the most eminent names in the oil and gas industry is British Petroleum, considered as the largest provider of oil and gas to its customers for transportation, energy for heating and light and retail services for petrochemical products globally. The financial and operational picture of the company's performance is illustrated in table1 below.
Performance at a glance for 2010
Facts and figures
Sales and other operating revenues
eplacement cost profit
Number of employees
efineries (wholly or partly owned)
$297,107 million (year 2010)
($4,519) million (year 2010)
79,700 (at 31 Dec 2010)
18,071 million barrels of oil equivalent
Active in 29 countries
2,426 thousand barrels per day (year 2010)
(BP's Corporate website, 2010)
On 20th April 2010 the company faced a serious challenge when one of its oil rigs started leaking and simply couldn't…… [Read More]
One example of this flaw is found in the third force in Sergiovanni's model, the educational force, which is associated with gathering and analyzing specialized knowledge applicable to education (Victoria Department of Education 2007). At the private senior school where I am employed, certain school leaders have certainly mastered the educational force and have amassed a wide range of specialized educational knowledge, but their inability to interact effectively with their colleagues in the school has rendered this knowledge largely useless. In fact, the interpersonal difficulties that these leaders have in dealing with others have led to a certain level of resentment regarding such information as it has become attached to hostile personalities.
Yet despite this apparent flaw of Sergiovanni's hierarchy, the actual identification and separation of the forces in his Model of ransformational Leadership still holds up to examination. hese first three forces taken separately paint a nearly complete picture…… [Read More]
new California Mathematics Framework. Specifically it will discuss how these changes affect teaching math in grades 6-12. The new California Mathematics Framework (CMF) provides teachers with techniques to teach mathematics in the classroom, and it has been changed significantly from previous frameworks. The framework's changes will certainly alter how many teachers teach in the classroom, and some of the changes may be difficult to implement.
To begin with, the framework provides some goals for teachers to meet in the classroom. For example, it is the goal of the teacher to "Provide the learning in each instructional year that lays the necessary groundwork for success in subsequent grades or subsequent mathematics courses" (Editors 2). This is extremely important in grades 6-12, where students will be layering new types of math learning on top of each other, such as algebra followed by geometry followed by calculus. To build a good foundation can…… [Read More]
Integrated Management Framework
The notion of Operations Management (OM) resembles that of a tree with various branches attached to it; although each of the branches represents a separate icon, their roots are linked. Here, the various branches stand for Logistics, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Management Information Systems (MIS), Accounting, Engineering and Marketing. All have a different persona but play a significant role in the implementation of Operations Management and therefore the executor is required to have adequate knowledge of these functions.
OM is not only about the different operations of a business, it affects every facet of the organization starting from the core business activities to the tiniest detail applicable. For that reason, the traditional approach to encourage the operational point-of-view regarding the OM enterprise is not appropriate. Also, other factors such as reporting lines, performance measures, budgets and reward structures accompanied by the cultural aspects continue to sway…… [Read More]
Nursing Theory Framework
ecognizing Addiction through Attachment Theory
Affect egulation and Addiction
Handling Addiction as an Attachment Disorder
The First Phase of Therapy
Nursing Theory Framework
The misappropriation of prescription drugs by teens in the United States is a growing public health issue. Using a nursing theory framework, the scope of the problem of prescription drug use among teens is reviewed. Equal in variety to manifestations of addiction are sundry psychological theories that attempt to explain and treat the problem. Hardy (2011) was able to look into four traditional models for recognizing alcoholism (social learning theory, tension reduction theory, personality theory, and interactional theory,) in addition to five theoretical models that were developing at the time of their writing.
An approach to treating and understanding addiction that has created a huge amount of research in current decades, and which displays big promise for effective…… [Read More]
Learner Centric Learning Framework That Has the Following Characteristics;
eward students for effort
Students hands on Students select level of competencies
Students design lessons through video games
Students stay engaged
Students gains confident
The learner centric learning framework will be designed in a manner that effectively reward the learners in order to motivate them into taking their learning endeavors serious (Jones,2007; Pedersen and Liu,2003). The system will allow for hands on experience in lesson design and implementation. The learner centric learning framework will also allow for the students to effectively select their own levels of competencies. The core element of this system is that it is fun. This is due to the fact that it allows the students to effectively design their own lessons via video games. This ensures that the students are engaged throughout the lesson while also gaining a lot of confidence. The implementation of this information technology…… [Read More]
Counterterrorism and Intelligence Framework
Terrorism has been the greatest threat to American soil since the end of the Cold ar, and the country has responded to these threats by creating an elaborate counterterrorism and intelligence framework. This counterterrorism strategy must use every possible tool in America's arsenal, and must meet the highest standards in excellence for the duty it is tasked to perform. The nature of terrorist threats in America in the 21st century is the fact that nobody knows where and why terrorism may appear.
Three agencies will form the core of the new counterterrorism and intelligence gather efforts coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security. (Homeland Security, 2012) These three agencies are the CIA, the FBI, and the DOD, and each already fulfills necessary functions in America's fight on terror. hile still operating within the legal framework that surrounds each agency, I look to improve the overall effectiveness…… [Read More]
The financial sector is one of particular interest in terms of the company governance regulatory framework in omania (Center for Urban Development Studies). A trend has been noticed in that financial institutions have improved their structures of corporate governance after 2008 (Spahiu, 2010). The corporate governance regulatory framework has also improved due to the institutional reforms that the accession to the European Union in 2007 implied (Bonetto, 2009).
Several researchers point towards omania following the general pattern of Continental Europe in terms of internal control of employees and managerial approach, with some particularities (Giurca Vasilescu, 2008). There is a distinct trend that points to a shift from owner-management to professional management (Berklof, Pajuste, 2003).
Comparative to the more developed states of the Old Continent, omania still reveals shortages (Malamud, Ofer & Pop Eleches, Cristian, 2010) A closer look at UK's corporate governance regulatory framework, for instance, unveils stricter and better…… [Read More]
e., the company) that has technical control over telecommunications networks and thus technical ability to access communications, versus a party that is duly authorized to actually access those communications via a warrant (Mares, 2002). Although, as is consistent with the British model of legal evolution that relies heavily on interpretation of judicial action and precedent rather than overt legislative action, there have been no new statues issued in the intervening decade. The only other guiding document for law enforcement and judicial authorities to rely on regarding interception activity is a Code of Practice that was issued by the Home Secretary in 2002 (Interception of Communications: Code of Practice, 2002). This document provides more detailed procedural guidance and to some extent interpretation of the IPA.
The table below summarizes the key milestones in the evolution of the United Kingdoms' regulatory regime:
Milestones in the Evolution of the United Kingdom egulatory egime…… [Read More]
Bioecological Systems Framework Model: Evaluation
Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Systems Framework model views a child's development as taking place within the different environmental layers of his or her environment. The child's biology is the primary or core layer of the environment and interacts with the immediate family/community environment, and the greater social world. The biology is the foundational aspect of the model, given the extent to which biology can impact an individual's entire existence. For example, someone with an inherited genetic disorder such as Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis, or Downs Syndrome will have a profoundly different life than a child without such an illness. A lack of access to healthy food and water, immunizations, or exposure to harmful substances within the womb or during development can also impact human biology and limit the individual's healthy physical and mental development. A child who does not have healthy food may develop a weight problem,…… [Read More]
By the time the class is set to be over, each pair is then expected to bring about one Inspiration web for the case of presentation to the entire class, which is usually then presented in front of the entire class. These can then be set to be saved in their own folders for further usage in the studies pertaining to the book. (Educational Technology Unit) The question still remains as to whether this gives the computer and software dominance on the education of the students that it does not deserve.
This level of categorization of knowledge now exists for all subjects and in the new California State standards, there are three overall model content standards. The first of these is to show relevant knowledge and competency in motor skills, movement patterns and strategies needed to perform a range of physical activities. In the second set, there has to be…… [Read More]
" (Crawford, 2011)
These comments are showing how Wellstone understood the risk that this would pose to the financial system. In eight years after making this speech, the federal government would be directly bailing out firms that were too big to fail. This is indicating how the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act allowed financial institutions to engage in excessive amounts of risk taking. It is at this point that they took on large amounts of debt and had no accountability. (Crawford, 2011)
The information from this source is useful in showing how the repeal of certain laws helped to create situations which allowed for an atmosphere of deregulation. This set the stage for excessive amounts of risk taking with the liquid assets of the firm. When this happened, many institutions began to engage in activities that were believed to be safe. However, they were considered to be speculative and…… [Read More]
These case studies make the student's situations more clear to the reader, and can help them identify similar situations in their own classrooms, when they occur. For example, she includes many techniques teachers can use to help students that might be in chaos, from "metaphor stories" (Payne, 2005, pg. 111) to how to provide the right emotional resources to students who are unfamiliar with them (Payne, 2005, pg. 86). The author also includes checklists and other items so the teachers interact with the text and bring home more information as a result. Terms are clearly defined, and the information is extremely significant
The author has clearly done a lot of research and study into poverty and how it manifests in the classroom. The author presents the information clearly and with examples that just about anyone can understand which can help the reader with identifying similar problems in their own classrooms.…… [Read More]
Modern healthcare is so complex, so rife with new technologies, new procedures, and new expectations from stakeholders, that the contemporary nurse and physician need all the tools possible to pull for varied situations. Milo's framework is a set of propositions that help frame strategies to improve health inducing behaviors by enhancing personal choice-making while still in the context of societal and cultural expectations. Milo posits that the health status of populations at any given time is essentially the result of individual choice. However, the choices that individuals have tend to be limited by what the individual perceives to be options, depending on their personal and cultural/societal background, not necessarily the choices that are really available. In fact, Milo says, "Most people, most of the time will make the easiest choices, i.e., will do the things, develop the patterns or life-styles, which seem to cost them less and/or from…… [Read More]
legal framework which provides the foundations for the American system of labor / management relations.
The state of labor / management relations today is very different than it was 100 years ago. Workers can actually reason with their employers and, more than anything else, employers often find themselves at the mercy of employees (due to the unions) and having to kow tow to their demands. This has both negative and positive ramifications.
The history of the labor / management relations synthesis started in the 1860s when the Industrial Revolution created a surplus of labor and competition between factories for workers. Few laws had existed for workers and employers had been cheap with their wages. Unions had existed in the past and workers had often been fired from unions. In fact, workers who had banded together had been perceived as criminals.
The first national union that succeeded, the Knights of Labor,…… [Read More]
Sociocultural approaches to learning and development: a Vygotskian framework
In this article the authors discuss how both social and individual processes work together to produce knowledge. The article looks at three things that make up the framework: the social sources that cause development as an individual, the symbols (such as language) that cause development, and genetics. All three are very important in how human beings develop a sense of self and knowledge about all things. The main theme, however, is how much of a role culture and language play in the development of human beings. There are implications at the end of the article that this may have some relevance where teaching and classroom learning are concerned. This is due to the collaboration that often goes on between teacher and student to help make the learning experience more complete. All of this interaction is just as essential to…… [Read More]
The abnormal activities observed can point out at many different issues such as anxiety or heart failure.
The interview of the patient is a very vital and essential assessment tool in the hands of the nurse. The nurse can conduct a thorough interview to have the complete and big picture of patient (the nurse can assess the patient both physically and mentally much more efficiently by just asking what is wrong and where are the problems).
The observation is also a very important tool, nurses can make avail of the interactions they made with patients by observing their responses to different kinds of stimuli. This practice assists the nurses in recognizing the overall pain, any sort of emotional disturbances and the patient's reaction towards the treatment applied.
This observation factor is very important especially for those patients who have any sort of difficulty in communicating with the nurses or medical…… [Read More]
Institutional Framework of Federal Acquisitions
The fixed price contract is a vital element in creating effective, efficient, and accountable acquisition planning. Fixed pricing is typically used when the product or service being purchased is fairly easy to determine a fair market value. For example, a fixed price contract might be used to purchase office equipment because the price structure isn't subject to much fluctuation. It also is efficient because it cuts out some of the administrative burden that is placed on the relevant parties (U.S. Government, N.d.). However, when the deal is subject to price fluctuations there are also economic price adjustments that can be added to account for these differences.
Cost reimbursement contracts also serve and important role in creating effective, efficient, and accountable acquisition planning. A cost contract is a cost-reimbursement contract in which the contractor receives no fee and therefore there is no need to worry about…… [Read More]
The author of this report is asked to report on several aspects and dimensions of a certain aggregate, with the aggregate chosen being childhood obesity. The community itself will be summarized as well as the difference between the aggregate itself and the community. The identification and description of the aggregate will be offered. The three stages of Christoffel's conceptual framework will be listed and described. An action plan regarding the aggregate will be listed with four current scholarly and current references to back up the same. While general and childhood obesity figures are on their way down, much work needs to be done and the children of poor Americans still remain particularly vulnerable.
As noted in the introduction, the aggregate being analyzed and described in this report is childhood obesity. While the two terms are fairly similar, they do not mean the same thing. An aggregate relating…… [Read More]
For instance, when a needed to resolve personal issues, the manager understood him and supported him by allowing flexible schedules and even reduced amounts of work when possible.
Apathy: Apathy is situated at the opposite pole from love, but they are somehow similar in the meaning that they are seldom found in the workplace. The modern working environment tries to resolve such issues and find solutions to remove such strong feelings. In the given situation, it could be said that the friend of the dissatisfied employee manifested apathy towards the management. These feelings were however of short duration, based on the impulse of supporting a and also on previous negative experiences with the manager.
Aggression towards the other: In the current scenario, most of the aggressive behavior was revealed by the supporting friend B. However he did not become involved in direct disputes, he would reveal flashes of…… [Read More]
Definition of an Ethical Framework
An ethical framework that would be useful to me is one which I can use it to assess how to go about behaving in a given circumstance. The framework should be based on the virtue-ethics perspective. As Lutz (1996) points out, “Piaget and Kohlberg belong to the cognitive-developmental tradition of developmental psychology” in which the moral development of a child is decided through social interaction and comes about naturally rather than through formal education (p. 1). Kohlberg’s theory of moral development is that there are six stages of moral development. First, there is the stage in which the child does what is right to avoid being punished. Second comes the stage in which the child does what is right because he perceives it serves his own interests. Third comes the stage in which the child desires to see himself as a good person and for…… [Read More]
New Regulatory Framework for elecommunications in Jordan
QUANIAIVE RESULS AND ANALYSIS
Chapter X presented the pre-test results of the pilot study that used qualitative data collected from the interviews with Jordanian dignitaries. his chapter presents the quantitative results from the survey administered to the larger representative sample of respondents from Jordanian businesses.
he interviews conducted for the pilot study and a review of the literature supported the development of questions used in the survey. he interview process was used to ensure that the questions used in the research would have content validity and, thus, would accurately reflect the primary issues concerning telecommunications law. Further, the pilot study served to verify that terminology used in the survey questions showed consistent usage in the respondent sample.
Sample and Response Rate (Questionnaire)
he random stratified sample is representative of the population at large for persons affiliated with or interested in telecommunications…… [Read More]
The NCLB Act (2002) stresses the use of key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics of performance. The Open Group (2003) in defining the need for integration says that the data captured in SIF "are subsequently moved through state information systems to be used.
Federal, state and local dependence on the quality and availability of education data to inform decision-making has never been higher as funding to the school level based on NCLB benchmarks and measure adequate yearly progress (AYP) requirements" (Open Group 2003).
All of these many requirements for reporting the performance of learning programs upward through district, municipal, and state and federal levels is to benchmark the effectiveness of teaching programs, adherence to and compliance with NCLB measures of success, and ultimately to define which schools will continue to receive state and federal funding for their programs, or conversely, those schools that will be audited as a result of…… [Read More]
The conceptual framework is a very serious document about the philosophy of nursing espoused at this particular University and the Helene Fuld School of Nursing in particular. It incorporates HFSON's mission statement and core values, and provides the philosophy for this learning institution. That philosophy is greatly influenced by the crux of the conceptual framework, which itself is influenced by the model provided by Myra Levine (HFSON, p. 3). However, the philosophy of the school and the conceptual framework are similar in that both of them emphasize a synthesized approach to nursing. The former largely pertains to a synthesis between theoretical work and practical application. As such, it greatly pertains to blending scientific research, technological improvements and adaptations, and an interactive process between the nurse, the environment, as well as sociological factors such as the different units of society. Those units of society help to provide part of the…… [Read More]
Lesson Plan Using Understanding by Design Framework
A creative approach is critical in embedding innovative problem solving, embedding opportunity for inquiry as well as enhancing critical thinking for deep discipline knowledge. When curriculum is to be coherent, and cohesive across multiple grades, the assessment protocols should establish the degree of success and integrate the curricular unit to enhance the desired learning outcomes. The UbD provides an effective framework that assists in addressing the aforementioned key issues. In the U.S. educational system, successful learning outcome requires an integration of meaningful assessment, and contents coupled with effective pedagogy. However, the ability to develop cohesive and coherent curriculum has become overwhelming to experienced school teachers, obviously, the issue creates a barrier to student's efficient learning. Thus, UbD (Understanding by Design) has been identified as the effective tool that overcomes these barriers by providing practical and concise guidance for both inexperienced and experienced teachers.…… [Read More]
Designing an Early Years Learning Framework for Kindergarten and Preprimary Pupils
The Australian Government's Department of Education, Employment and Workplace elations has launched an Early Years Learning Framework initiative that is designed to facilitate universal access to early childhood education resources. The initiative has been incorporated in the National Quality Standard in an effort to ensure consistent delivery of high quality educational services to young learners across the country. The Early Years Learning Framework initiative is also explicit in its guidelines concerning the need for respect of children from diverse and Indigenous backgrounds. This paper uses the Early Years Learning Framework to describe a literacy rich learning environment for kindergarten to preprimary year pupils that draws on Boori Monty Pryor and Jan Ormerod's children's book, Shake a Leg. A description of the learning environment is followed by a discussion concerning how the learning experience engages young learners to draw on…… [Read More]
This drives a value system that makes our work preventative by one intent. ith a clear understanding that some intervention will require a removal of the child from his or her parents' care, the value of family togetherness will direct the strategy of community involvement on the part of the agency.
The practice framework is guided by specialized knowledge on the patterns and trends dominating the landscape of abuse cases. The breakdown of major abuse categories reported by Bromfield & Horsfall finds that 39% of abuse cases are of the emotional abuse category, 29% in the category of neglect, 22% in the category of physical abuse and 10% in the category of sexual abuse. (p. 3)
Moreover, a major thrust of the report by Bromfield & Horsfall is that reports of all types of cases are on the rise, but also attributes this to certain realities including the…… [Read More]
NF: National esponse Framework and the 2015 California Wildfires
According to FEMA, the National esponse Framework is "a guide to how the Nation responds to all types of disasters and emergencies. It is built on scalable, flexible, and adaptable concepts" (National esponse Framework, 2013, p.i). Its framework is open-ended given that it is intended to cope with both manmade disasters like terrorism and natural disasters like fires and hurricanes. The principles of the NF include "(1) engaged partnership, (2) tiered response, (3) scalable, flexible, and adaptable operational capabilities, (4) unity of effort through unified command, and (5) readiness to act" (National esponse Framework, 2013, p.5). A good example of this is when a coordinated response to forest fires is demanded. While local firefighters may be able to contain a small blaze, fires such as the out-of-control California wildfires of 2015 require additional assistance. Although any disaster can be potentially deadly,…… [Read More]
Immigration and Social Justice from a Macro Social Work Perspective
Immigration and Social Justice/Macro Social Work
Tenets of Just Practice Framework in regards to the film Wetback and the Catholic Safe House worker's perspective
The Just Practice Framework is a structure and context of social work that is centered on five tenets which are power, possibility, context, meaning and power. These five canons encompass five questions. First off, in what manner do the relations and structure form and outline the lives of people and the practice of social work? Secondly, in what way do we give meaning to the familiarities and circumstances that form our lives? Thirdly, in what context do these circumstances and familiarities take place? Lastly, in what manner may a past perspective assist us understand the ways in which struggles over meaning and power have turned out to be, and better value the human significances of those…… [Read More]
Business Model Framework to Analyse the Impact of eBusiness on an Existing Business by Susan Lambert. This was published at the Collecter Conference 2007, held December 9-11th in Australia. The article attempts to "demonstrate that a business model framework that affords primacy of concept to the value proposition and that follows the rules of the object-oriented paradigm can be useful in evaluating e-business initiatives." The wording of this objective obfuscates the nature of the study, which appears to be that the use of models can help to understand why e-business initiatives succeed or failure in established companies. The author wastes considerable space on superfluous information, such as three pages defining "primacy of concept," and this further obfuscates the findings of the work. The author's conceptual background is then applied not to a study but to a singular anecdote.
The author's base question revolves around finding ways to determine the success…… [Read More]
In regard to organizational strategy, the companies can work towards a similar strategy of delivering high quality products to their clients. This would be the same for their shared values. The efforts towards integrating the structures, systems and strategy should however be given most attention. The strategy of partnerships, strategic alliance and acquisitions must be upheld.
Using this framework, we can see the need for new leadership so as to ensure that the new acquisition does not suffer from the past bad decisions.
Congruence Model for Organization Analysis
The congruence model of organizational analysis specifies the inputs, outputs and the throughputs in manner which is more consistent with the open systems theory as noted by Katz and Kahn (1978).In this regard the inputs, outputs and the throughputs of both Skype and Microsoft must be analyzed with a view of transforming them into a clear and concise organizational model.According to this…… [Read More]
Security Governance Framework
Veiga, A. (2007). An Information Security Governance Framework. Information Systems Management, 24 (4), pp. 361 -- 371.
In the last several years, security governance strategies have been continually evolving. This is because the nature of the threats to an organization's network is increasing exponentially. To deal with these challenges, new techniques were developed. The article that was written by Veiga (2007) is focusing on four different strategies. That should be incorporated as a part of their basic security protocol. These include: the POTECT, Maturity, Information Security Infrastructure and the hybrid models. (Veiga, 2007) (Oz, 2009)
The aim is to understand how these ideas are impacting the strategies of firms and the long-term effects of utilizing them. These variables offer specific insights that are showing the way this is shaping IT procedures and protocols. These findings are helping all organizations to be better prepared for the challenges…… [Read More]
Migrants' Health Problem and the Kingdon Model Framework
Migrants and other transient and underserved groups confront similar health problems as other disadvantaged groups, like the poor and new immigrants (MCN, 2014). Their health conditions proceed from food shortage or improper nutrition, infection, poor hygiene and an overall lack of resources. Their low income and dissimilarity with the culture are made worse by their migratory status and the health risks and other risks that accompany their unstable situation. They and their dependents are subjected to frequent and serious health risks more than the general American population. Their situation has not been adequately addressed because of the lack of sufficient adequate studies. Existing knowledge has mostly been gathered and formed from self-reporting efforts and recall of the migrants on their illnesses. Most of these self-reported recollections centered on social barriers, which stand on the way of the delivery of health care to…… [Read More]
Overview of the legal system:
In Australia, each state is responsible for legislation under which child care services are licensed. Licensing provides a legal "floor" below which no service is permitted to operate, according to CCQA. These include structural factors related to space, range of equipment, number and ages of children, staff-to-child ratio, and qualifications of staff. All of these factors are what contribute to quality.
Legislative Basis: A child care center is defined in Section 3 of the Children's Services Act 1985 as "any place or premises in which more than 4 young children are, for monetary or other consideration, cared for on a non-residential basis apart from their guardians." Therefore, a child care license is necessary in order to operate under the requirements of the Children's Services (Child Care Center) Regulations 1988.
Other related laws to be observed:
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the…… [Read More]
humans have been concerned with the most expedient and effective means of punishment for a crime committed. ecently, the United States has turned more to a correctional than a rehabilitative approach to punishing offenders. Studies conflict as to the success of this approach, although numbers of crimes have declined moderately. In addition, such incarceration leads to other problems such as considerably higher costs and increasing numbers of offenders having chronic diseases such as AIDS.
According to Gould and Sitren in "Crime and Punishment: Punishment Philosophies and Ethical Dilemmas," there are three major frameworks that address the purpose of punishment -- utilitarianism, deontology and peacemaking.
Utilitarianism recognizes the purpose of punishment in terms of the end result. For utilitarians, punishment is justifiable because it creates a greater balance of happiness vs. unhappiness. For Bentham, punishment should be utilized to maximize the total pleasure or minimize the total pain of all parties…… [Read More]
Part 1: Understanding by Design - Stage 1
What content standards and program or mission-related goals will this unit address?
The mission related-goal to be addressed in this unit is to enhance students’ ability to make sense of problems and work towards solving them. In this regard, the relevant ISTE Standard to be addressed in this unit is Standard 1: Creativity and Innovation. Additionally, the unit will address Pennsylvania’s Common Core State Standard CC.2.3.2.A.2 for Mathematics.
What standards, competencies, and outcomes will this unit address?
Based on PA’s Standard CC.2.3.2.A.2, the competency to be addressed in this unit is the use of understanding of fractions to partition shapes into halves, quarters, and thirds (Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2014). Students are expected to be creative and innovative in partitioning shapes in different sizes based on insights they have obtained from fractions. Through this process, the unit is expected to…… [Read More]
Terrorism in recent years has hit an all-time high. Affecting millions of people, radical groups and organizations see terrorism as a favored tactic or approach for bringing to fruition their extreme ideological agendas both domestically and internationally. Terrorism globally chose the United States and other western countries to target in their extremist agendas. The United States government became aware of terrorist efforts after the September 11 attacks. Since then the U.S. has devoted time and resources into developing a counterterrorism and intelligence framework in order to respond to any ongoing and future terrorist attacks/activity.
Counterterrorism refers to the processes that consist of the offensive measures taken to avoid, deter, forestall, and react to terrorism. The United States regarded counterterrorism missions as distinctive operations by clandestine, undercover, or low discernibility means. Counterterrorism presently is categorized as a fundamental task for the United States government. The government has fashioned or redefined distinct…… [Read More]
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Education as Cultural Transmission
Education and societal inequality
Synthesis and Analysis
Education as cultural transmission
Although the precise purpose of education remains in debate, what is clear is that the life lessons needed by young people living in the Amazon rainforests are far different from those needed by young learners in developed nations, so it is reasonable to posit that education can be viewed as a means of cultural transmission that is intended to impart what is regarded as important and valuable to future generations (Harris & Graves, 2010). Young learners in the primitive regions of the Amazon, for instance, would need to know how to hunt and fish for the right types of game and which plants were edible and which should be avoided. These young people would have little or no need (which is not to say desire) for knowing how to design a…… [Read More]
Law and Policy Case Study
Overview of legal environment of Washington, DC
Washington, DC is among the U.S. states that hold most of the U.S. economy. The central location of Washington, DC, provides it with strategic business opportunities and other related economic activities that contribute to the overall economy of the U.S. The strategic location of Washington, DC, implies that it has various legal regulations that influence the execution of different activities within the state. Among the regulations, include those issued by the federal, state, local, and tribal governments alongside the organizational policies that influence the behavior of organizations in Washing, DC. These laws comply with the constitutional, civil, criminal, due diligence, and administrative laws of the U.S. The presence of these regulations mean that the environment provided in the Washington, DC favors various activities aimed at stimulating overall economic growth (Mann & oberts, 2013).
Applicable laws and regulations to…… [Read More]
educing Youth Firearm Injuries and Suicides
Community Collaboration -- Gun Laws
In 2012, 9-year-old Maximos Herbert discovered a loaded and unlocked gun underneath his father's bed and a few minutes later an accidental gunshot wound to the head ended his life (Brindley, 2013). According to the prosecutor who charged Mr. Herbert with negligent storage of firearms, parents involved in such incidents are so traumatized by the death or injury of their child that rarely are they prosecuted or serve time. Yet parents continue to store loaded and unlocked guns in their homes. To make matters worse the National ifle Association (NAs) continues to promote gun ownership among 5- to 12-year-olds with similarly tragic results (DeFilippis & Hughes, 2014). In Kentucky, 2-year-old Caroline Starks was fatally shot by her 5-year-old brother minutes after he received a .22 caliber rifle for his birthday. The mother, believing the rifle was unloaded, had left…… [Read More]
However, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions will demand some procedural decisions to be made that will surely entice unpredictable results.
From the viewpoint of an outside management consultant who has been called in to advise top management on what to do, the first task will be the thorough investigation of the international framework seeking to reduce the concentration of greenhouse gasses. Moreover, all steps to be taken in an effort to mitigate the impact of anthropogenic climate change solely on the basis of multilateral arrangements without infringing upon the rights of the self-governed must be itemized and better distinguished. This will lead us to a resolution on ways to diminish, lessen, and ultimately relieve the production of greenhouse gasses emitted by human activity.
I would like to suggest that this is not possible without significant buy-in at the local levels; that citizens of developed countries must recognize the effort as non-zero-sum…… [Read More]
Guerrilla warfare is a type of warfare where a small band of fighters (whether professional, militia, or civilian) adopt the tactics of stealth soldiers, using sabotage, ambushes, hit-and-run strategies, etc., in order to exploit their most powerful tools -- mobility and the ability to fly under the radar undetected in order to score direct hits against the opposition, undermine the opposition's infrastructure, and bring down the opposition's system of support; in other words, it is irregular warfare conducted by an independent unit (O'Leary, 2014, p. 4). Guerrilla warfare has been conducted in asymmetric warfare for ages, going back to the Civil War days, when guerrilla combatants waged war against opposing forces. In countries where insurrections and revolutions have occurred, such as in South and Central America, guerrilla warfare has been part of the strategy of combatants. It is essentially used by weaker/smaller but less easily identifiable/located forces against…… [Read More]