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Graduate Application Reflection the Two

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My academic progress has been quite successful to date, and I know that the breadth of knowledge I received as an undergraduate is extensive enough to meet the needs of the graduate school programs I have identified. In addition, my practical experience and the references I will be able to produce should work quite strongly in my favor with graduate school admissions personnel. I also believe that I interview quite well, and am able to present myself in a very affable and confident manner that enables me to express my qualifications, skills, and other "selling points" without seeming arrogant or boastful, and this will also help my chances of admission.

Although I believe I am able to present my qualifications, skills, and knowledge quite well in interviews, the most challenging aspect of the application process by far was the writing of the personal essay that both schools required. For some…… [Read More]

references were individuals I had not really been in touch with for some time. Still, they did not seem perturbed by my request and instead were actually quite amenable to helping me, by and large, in order to assisted them, I recounted the details of certain projects or courses they oversaw or were involved in that I was a part of, not telling them precisely about my achievements but providing enough detail to rekindle memories.
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Graduate Students and Networking

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Networking in Student Affairs

Student Affairs Networking

Graduate students who will be moving into work in higher education and student affairs have much to consider, including professional development and networking. Ideally, that networking should start well before graduation is imminent, because it allows the student to develop contacts in the professional world before he or she moves into that world on a more permanent basis. Students who have professional contacts before they finish graduate school are more likely to see success in the working world in an earlier time frame, which can help those students make the transition from educational institution to professional working environment more easily.

While this type of networking and development does not guarantee success, it is one of the most significant things a student can do to move toward career placement and advancement in his or her chosen field. The literature that is addressed in Chapter…… [Read More]

References

Primary

Agre, P. (2002). Networking on the network: A guide for professional skills for PhD students. University of California. Retrieved from http://telecom.inescporto.pt/~rcampos/PhDNetworking.pdf

Fedynich, L. & Bain, S.F. (2011). Mentoring the successful graduate student of tomorrow. Research in Higher Education Journal: 1-7. Retrieved from  http://www.ww.aabri.com/manuscripts/11803.pdf 

Singh, V., Vinnicombe, S., & James, K. (2006). Constructing a professional identity: How young female managers use role models. Women in Management Review: 1-11. Retrieved from https://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/bitstream/1826/1024/1/WIMR%20Singh%20Vinnicombe%20James%20%20Role%20Models%20prepub.pdf?origin=publicationDetail
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Graduate and the New Left

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Graduate and the New Left

In the United States in the 1960s, the nation was going through a change both in the psychological and sociological makeup of the population. Everything about the country was changing quickly, right down to the very moral code which makes up the identity of a culture. The American Dream and the belief that everyone could become successful if they were willing to work hard and if they lived in America was proving to be a fallacy in the wake of oppression, disenfranchisement, and racially-biased or gender-based prejudices. A group emerged who not only wished to be entirely different from their parents, but they also desired to completely upset if not outright eradicate the status quo and change what it meant to be an American citizen with an American identity. One of the components of this movement was a decidedly liberal perspective and agenda. This group…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Bapis, Elaine M. Camera and Action: American Film as Agent of Social Change, 1965-1975.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008. Print.

Casper, Drew. Hollywood Film 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction. Chichester, West

Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Print.
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School Teacher and College Professors

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Teaching at the university level and at the grade school level can be vastly different. Institutional differences account for the largest part of the disparities between these ostensibly similar careers, but methodological differences also exist. Teaching is considered the primary focus of the grade school teacher's career, whereas university professors are often academic scholars rather than educators and teaching for such people is far less important than academic research.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in four Americans are enrolled in educational institutions. Education is the largest industry in the country, accounting for nearly 12 million jobs. Most of these people teach at the grade school level. Teaching is considered a trade rather than a profession: teachers are usually unionized. Teaching positions constitute almost half of all educational services jobs and require at least a bachelor's degree. Most school districts give their employees incentives to pursue further education;…… [Read More]

Howard Gardner; Reflections on multiple intelligences: myths and messages. Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 77, 1995 help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary school. Middle and secondary school teachers specialize in a specific academic subject, such as English, mathematics, or history, or a vocational area, such as automobile mechanics, business education, or computer repair. Some supervise extracurricular activities after school and help students deal with academic problems and choose courses, colleges, and careers.

Special education teachers work with students - from toddlers to those in their early 20s - who have a variety of learning and physical disabilities. Most special education teachers are found at the elementary school level. Using the general education curriculum, special education teachers modify instruction to meet a student's special needs. They also help special education students develop emotionally, be comfortable in social situations, and be aware of socially acceptable behavior.

Postsecondary teachers, or faculty as they are usually called, generally are organized into departments or divisions, based on subject or field. They teach and advise college students and perform a significant part of our Nation's research. They also consult with government, business, nonprofit, and community organizations. They prepare lectures, exercises, and laboratory experiments; grade exams and papers; and advise and work with students individually. Postsecondary teachers keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues and businesses, and participating in professional conferences. They also do their own research to expand knowledge in their field, often publishing their findings in scholarly journals, books, and electronic media..
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School to Work Programs Initiatives

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School-to-Work Programs

Every school board now offers school-to-work (STW) programs, which are designed to meet the needs of a large portion of today's students - those who are work-bound as soon as they graduate high school. Many of these programs allow students to enroll as apprentices and accumulate hours and experience towards a qualifying certificate in a specific profession while earning credits towards their high school graduation diploma, as well.

While advocates of such programs argue that they give additional relevance and meaning to the educational process as a whole and give students real opportunities to make connections between theory and actual practice, opponents believe that these types of programs are pervasive and prevent students from receiving a thorough and valuable education.

This paper supports the opposing viewpoint of school-to-work programs, arguing that education that concentrates on job training results in graduates who are less adaptable and less able to…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Brandeis University. (1992). Future options education: Careers and middle school youth. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University.

Cook, Mary. (June, 2001). Do School-to-work Programs Help or Hinder Education? Ingram's Education Edition.

Starr, Linda. (1998). STW Programs. Education World. Retrieved from the Internet at http://www.education-world.com/a_admin/admin081.shtml.

The 21st Century Education Foundation, (2001). U.S. Department of Education. School to Work Initiative. Retrieved from the Internet at http://www.buildbridges.net/businesses/schooltowork.htm.
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School Counseling Ethics Has Been

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other values

Moral character, that is, having courage, being persistent, dismissing distractions and so on in pursuit of the goal.

These are attempts to define ethics by describing actions, and fairly specific constellations of actions at that. Frederich Paulson, a 19th century philosopher of ethics, defined ethics as a science of moral duty (1899).

Almost 100 years later, Swenson also used the concept of study in defining ethics, saying that it included the systematic study of concepts such as right and wrong. Other researchers note that the idea of systematic study is common in dictionary definitions of ethics, with the American Heritage Dictionary focusing on three elements: " the study of moral philosophy, the rules of a profession (or more broadly the character of a community), and moral self-examination (Soukhanov, 1992).

Hill (2004) offers a 'definition' that is mainly practical but also incorporates some theoretical content. They believe that ethical…… [Read More]

references for confidentiality of records. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 34, 62-67.

Welfel, E.R. (1992). Psychologist as ethics educator: Successes, failures, and unanswered questions. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 23, 182-189.

Welfel, E.R. (1998). Ethics in counseling and psychotherapy: Standards, research, and emerging issues. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Welfel, E.R. (2002). Ethics in counseling and psychotherapy: Standards, research, and emerging issues (2nd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
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School Personnel Functions

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School Personnel Functions

Personnel functions and their relationship to moving an instructional agenda forward

Ultimately, a school's reputation lies in the hands of its teachers. Hiring, training, and retaining highly effective personnel to give instruction in the classroom must be the cornerstone of any effort to improve education at a school. Without good teachers to impart instruction, the best textbooks, goals, and procedures will not be meaningful. Teaching, however, is a skill as well as a gift, and the administration can strive to support teachers with specific programming efforts.

Hiring and assignments

The first step in creating a more effective educational environment is hiring new teachers that support the mission and values of the school. Given that teachers are likely to be a part of the educational environment for some time, it is essential that teachers are 'on board' with the principal's agenda. Recruiting top candidates from high-quality colleges and…… [Read More]

References

Crowther, F. (1997). Teachers as leaders - an exploratory framework. The International Journal

of Educational Management, 11(1), 6-13. Retrieved from  http://search.proquest.com/docview/229204018?accountid=10901 

Gordon, R., Kane, T.J., & Staiger, D.O. (2006). Identifying effective teachers using performance on the job. The Hamilton Project Policy Brief no. 2006-01. Brookings Institution. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/62008957?accountid=10901;

Olsen, B., & Sexton, D. (2009). Threat rigidity, school reform, and how teachers view their work inside current education policy contexts. American Educational Research Journal, 46(1),
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School Choice Has Been a

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These issues of professionalism and innovation seem to be a major problem in many public schools in America. In recent years these issues have come to light as teachers have been disciplined and even fired for their interactions with students that have been unprofessional and even criminal at times. Teachers have an ethical responsibility to act professionally and when they fell to do so the ability of students to excel academically is also compromised.

The aforementioned authors also mention the lack of innovation that often occurs as a result of using democratic methods. One of the reasons why school choice is even an issue is because the curriculums that have been implemented in public schools lack variety. Part of the reason for this lack of innovation has to do with bureaucracy and government mandates such as the No Child Left Behind Act. This particular act stifles innovation because many teachers…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Cullen, J.B. Brian A. Jacob and Steven D. Levitt (2005) The impact of school choice on student outcomes: an analysis of the Chicago Public Schools. Journal of Public Economics. 89 (5-6):729-760

Hastings, Justine S. Thomas J. Kane Douglas Staiger (2005) Parental Preferences and School Competition: Evidence from a Public School Choice Program .Yale Economic Applications and Policy Discussion Paper No. 10

Moe, Terry. 2001. Schools, Vouchers and the American Public. Washington: Brookings Institution Press

Sikkink, D., Emerson M.O. (2008) School choice and racial segregation in U.S. schools: The role of parents' education. Ethnic and Racial Studies 31(2): 267-293
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School Choice and the Dropout

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Her point is to get support for her views, and she did, because three months after she wrote this piece there was a rally at the State Capitol in Austin where 5,000 people called for school choice in front of the Capitol building. Therefore, her words helped people make up their minds and seek action from their legislators. However, she failed to convince the legislators, who did not even address school choice during the 2007 legislative session (Editors). Either this means that the legislators are not listening to the will of the people, or that her rhetoric failed to gain their support.

The media has certainly picked up this issue, and it is an issue all around the country, not just in Texas. The Milwaukee school district has had a voucher system like this for over sixteen years, and it has proven to be a money saving plan for taxpayers,…… [Read More]

References

Editors. "School Choice Legislation." CEOAustin.org. 2008. 4 May 2009.



Storey, Jamie. "The Dropout Drain: How Dropouts -- Not School Choice -- Take Money From Public Schools." Texas Public Policy Foundation. 2007. 4 May 2009.

http://www.texaspolicy.com/commentaries_single.php?report_id=1271 >.
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Graduates Job Seeking Methods Job Seeking Is

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Graduates Job Seeking Methods

Job seeking is tedious activity that requires a coherent and justified approach. In most cases, job seekers encounter challenges when they lack ideas of entering a given job market. Besides, competition for a qualification and experience are becoming a bottleneck for most job seekers. Many companies often request job seekers to meet a given threshold of a number of practice years in a given field. This study borrows concepts from May and May (2012)'s book "Effective Writing: A Handbook for Accountants." The analysis examines the process involved in seeking for jobs so that new job seekers will compete equally and fairly with veteran graduates.

Main ideas

Determination of Possible Employers

From this chapter, the authors have emphasized on the need to uphold professional standards, especially in relation to proper time management. For the new job seekers, it is important for them to polish their communication skills…… [Read More]

Reference

May, C. & May S. (2012). Effective Writing: A Handbook for Accountants. New York: Pearson

Prentice Hall
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School for Scandal Title How

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The lack of self-respect in particular characters in the play, like Lady Sneerwell and Joseph, sends the message that some people have higher priorities than self-respect. Lady Sneerwell's deep desire to gain Charles to marry her leads her to a chain of unrespectable acts of intrigues and backbiting, in the process, conspiring with equally dubious characters like Joseph and Snake who also follow selfish and destructive agendas of their own. Forming a derogatory School for Scandal all alone speaks against self-respect as against all of those perpetuating that School. While it seems outwardly pleasurable to prey on other people's mistakes, misfortunes and weaknesses, perpetrators of scandals and hypocrisy do not gain the superiority they want among themselves. Lady Sneerwell, Sir and Lady Backbite, Mrs. Candour and Joseph may share a common objective of destroying relationships and reputation but this destructiveness does not build them up in the real sense, but…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Cordner, Michael, editor. The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Oxford World Classics: Oxford University, 1998. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0192825674/026-9

Creasey, Beverley, reviewer. Charming "School for Scandal." The Theater Mirror, 2000. http://www.theatermirror.com/sfsbtber.htm

Lipfest, David. The School for Scandal. CurtanUp Review, 2004.  http://www.curtainup.com/school.html 

Matthews, Julia. The School for Scandal Notes. The Fine Print, 1998. http://www.gashakespeare.org/plays/1997/scandl-notes.html
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School of Public Health Public Health Admissions

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School of Public Health

Public Health Admissions Essay

The most logical next phase of my career would be the completion of a degree in Public Health Administration.

A currently hold a BS in Sociology and the diversity that this and my personal history have offered me will lend well to the challenges of a postgraduate degree program. I am goal driven and will succeed, regardless of the difficulty of the task. I have researched the program that is offered by your institution and I believe the curriculum and faculty afforded there will be exactly what I am looking for and exactly what my professional goals need to progress.

The impetuses for my professional goals are strongly rooted in my life history. I am an immigrant from Sierra Leone. The reality of meeting my education goals were at times in my life fortuitous accidents. As a child myself my parents and…… [Read More]

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School Profile the Technological Advances

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The dedication shown by the principal, MR. Jett, and the two instructors was truly tremendous, and it is obvious that the high-risk students attending ACE Academy are well served. The cramped environment, however, provides a challenge whose effects cannot really be mitigated while the school remains in the same space.

Though ACE Academy is only in its first year of operation, one way in which it could improve its educational process would be to establish an ongoing collaborative system of course adjustment and development, especially with the other schools in the county from which ACE's students come. This enables faster, more effective, and more directly needs-based instruction and courses to be developed (Lake 2003). The expansion of the school's physical size could also allow for the hiring of more instructors (in addition to the two currently employed by ACE Academy), which would further reduce the current student-teacher ratio and allow…… [Read More]

References

Jett, G. (2010). Personal interview, February 11.

Lake, E. (2003). "Course Development Cycle Time: A Framework for Continuous Process Improvement." Innovative higher education 28(10< pp. 21-33.
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Medical Nursing Graduate Study Challenges

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Bieber & Worley (2006) note that when students pay closer attention to their surroundings, and when teachers engage students in a more collaborative manner, students are more likely to set daily schedules that conform with their abilities and adapt to any limitations they may experience while juggling multiple responsibilities.

Anderson (1996) suggests that many Universities need to work with student's to accommodate their unique needs, as long as students are willing to engage in collaborative relationships with their peers (Austin, 2002) and families. One way to teach graduate students how to balance their education, career and any psychological or emotional blocks they may have to success is by teaching students to adopt self-efficient tools, such as creating daily task lists that limit the amount of time they spend on activities to ensure they fulfill all of their obligations (Bandura, 1982). Universities also have an obligation to effectively screen students (Brink,…… [Read More]

References

Anderson, M.S. (1996). Collaboration, the doctoral experience, and the departmental environment. The Review of Higher Education, 19, 305-326.

Austin, a. (2002). Preparing the next generation of faculty: Graduate school as socialization to the academic career. Journal of Higher Education, 73, 95-122.

Bandura, a. (1982). Self-efficacy mechanisms in human agency. American Psychologist, 37(2),

Bieber, J.P., & Worley, L.K. (2006). Conceptualizing the academic life: Graduate students perspectives. Journal of Higher Education 77, 1009.
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Stability of Employment With High School Diploma vs Undergrad Degree vs Grad Degree

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Stability of Employment

Education has long been associated with earnings potential. As a person completes higher levels of education, it makes sense that their level of pay also increases. One issue with this trend is that some jobs do not require the higher levels of education because the tasks required do not warrant it. There is also the class structure that it puts in place with intelligence rather than wealth being the commodity that decides at what rank a person should be. The crux of this study is to determine how much education matter for the earnings potential of a small isolated group of individuals. The researcher wondered how much an undergraduate college degree mattered, and whether achieving an advanced degree was worth the added expense. A group of 27 participants answered a survey regarding these questions. The study found that level of education mattered to a great degree and…… [Read More]

References

Appelman, K.I., Callahan, J.O., Mayer, M.H., Luetke, B.S., & Stryker, D.S. (2012). Education, employment, and independent living of young adults who are deaf and hard of hearing. American Annals of the Deaf, 157(3), 264-279.

Aughinbaugh, A. (2008). Who goes to college? Evidence from the NLSY97. Monthly Labor Review, 131(8), 1-11.

Gold, H. (2010). White-collar recession, blue-collar depression: Loss of manufacturing jobs hollows out economy. The Wall Street Journal: Market Watch. Retrieved from http://www.marketwatch.com/story/white-collar-recession-blue-collar- depression-2010-10-30

Kennedy, R.J.M., & Vaughn, C. (2004). The value of college and university graduation to older female students. College and University, 79(4), 23-41.
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Round School vs A Regular

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Students in these kinds of schools do not attend school longer, but they do not have a summer break that is longer than any of the other breaks that they take during the school year.

Research done by McMillen (2001) indicated that there were 106 schools in the state of North Carolina that operated on the year-round school calendar for third through eighth grades during the 1997-1998 school year. McMillen (2001) then conducted an analysis of the academic achievements of these students and compared them to the academic achievements of students in the same grades that attended schools where the traditional calendar was still used.

Data for the study came from a database of statewide testing in which 95% of the public schools in the state participate. In order to determine the academic achievements of the students, McMillen (2001) looked at achievement test scores and demographic information that was collected…… [Read More]

References. Retrieved April 17, 2008, at  http://www.ericdigests.org 

Painesville City School District. (2008). Year Round Education. Retrieved February 20, 2008, at http://www.painevillecityschools.org

Polite, V.C. (1999). Combating educational neglect in suburbia: African-American males and mathematics. In V.C. Polite & J.E. Davis (Eds.), African-American males in school and society: Practices and policies for effective education (pp. 97-107). New York: Teachers College Press.

Poplin, M., & Weeres, J. (1992). Voices from the inside: A report on schooling from inside the classroom. Claremont, CA: Claremont Graduate School, Institute for Education in Transformation.

Pothering, S.L. (1998). The decision-making processes of higher education undergraduate academic program development in a public liberal arts institution. (Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Caroline, 1998). UMI Dissertation Services.
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Learning Environment of Schools at

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Gokhale, a. (1995). Collaborative Learning Enhancing Critical Thinking. Journal of Technology Education, 7, 22 -- 31.

In the article titled, Collaborative Learning Enhances Critical Thinking, the authors are seeking to understand the true effect that technology will have on what is known as collaborative learning. This is where students will work together to increase the overall amounts of comprehension of the subject matter. In this article, researchers wanted to know if learning was more effective in those environments, where there was more of an emphasis on individual learning. To determine which methods was most effective, researchers would survey 48 students using the individual method and then having the student learn collectively. The results of the study were that both methods were effective, in helping to increase the amounts of learning comprehension. However, when collaborative learning is used, students were more prepared for a variety of situations that they could face…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Edmonton Catholic Schools. (2010). Retrieved June 20, 2010 from ECSD website: http://www.ecsd.net/programs/alternative_education.html

Edmonton Catholic Schools. (2004). Retrieved June 22, 2010 from Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/canada/casestudies/edmonton_catholic_schools.mspx

Smart Technologies. (2006). Interactive White Boards and Learning. Canada, Author. http://www2.smarttech.com/NR/rdonlyres/2C729F6E-0A8D-42B8-9B32-F90BE0A746D8/0/Int_Whiteboard_Research_Whitepaper_Update.pdf

What is Qualitative Research. (2009). Retrieved June 14, 2010 from Market Research World website: http://www.marketresearchworld.net/index.php?Itemid=64&id=10&option=com_content&task=view
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Philosophy Required in High School

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Obama endorsed an Illinois handgun ban while he was serving in the Illinois state legislature and also supports a ban on semi-automatic weapons. However, the current President professed his support for the Second Amendment, stating that he supports restrictions to keep guns out of the wrong hands, not a full prohibition. In Illinois he co-sponsored a 2000 to limit consumer purchases of firearms to one gun per month -- although he also supported 'conceal carry' laws for retired police officers ("Gun control," on the Issues, 2008).

The spike in gun sales has more to do with political posturing than reality: gun owners wish to demonstrate their opposition to Obama's system of values, as conceptualized in the red-blue divide that currently exists in the United States. In this polarized media positioning, Obama represents urban elitism and government control, despite his actual policies. The NRA and the gun industry has used this…… [Read More]

Works Cited

"Gun control." On the issues. 2008. June 5, 2010.

 http://www.ontheissues.org/gun_control.htm 

Kinzie, Susan. "GWU adds ethical focus to business school." The Washington Post.

September 15, 2008. June 5, 2010. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/15/AR2008091502975.html
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1874 as Othmar Zeidler's Graduate

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Because DDT is still widely used in much of the developing world, its effects remain extant even though the United States and other nations have prohibited the manufacturing of the chemical.

On December 31, 1972, the Environmental Protection Agency instated a ban on the substance. With DDT illegal in the United States, its use remains restricted to a number of developing nations and also to many modern nations like South Africa (Grener nd). DDT is still manufactured and used in agriculture worldwide even though the chemical is banned in the United States. In fact, DDT is manufactured in many countries including Mexico and is imported by a host of large and largely populated nations like India, the Philippines, and Venezuela (DDT). Crops that are imported to the United States from those countries may have been grown on DDT-tainted fields, and so DDT is indirectly still circulating through the blood streams…… [Read More]

References

Davis, K.S. (nd). The DEADLY DUST: The Unhappy History of DDT. American Heritage.com. Retrieved Sept 24, 2008 at http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1971/2/1971_2_44.shtml

DDT." Originally published in Pesticides News No.40, June 1998, p18-20. Retrieved Sept 24, 2008 at  http://www.pan-uk.org/pestnews/Actives/ddt.htm 

DDT: An Introduction." Retrieved Sept 24, 2008 at http://www.chem.duke.edu/~jds/cruise_chem/pest/pest1.html

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (1972). DDT Ban Takes Effect. Retrieved Sept 24, 2008 at http://www.epa.gov/history/topics/ddt/01.htm
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Effectiveness of Standards as a Vehicle for School Reform

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Standards and School Reform

While standardized testing has been in use in U.S. education for decades, until recently, it was most often used for special purposes, such as college entrance: the SATs, and the GREs for graduate school and so on. IQ testing had been part of the educational landscape, also. However, it was only after 1983's government-backed report that found American children at educational risk that standards became the main tool for establishing educational goals and determining whether they had been met. Unfortunately, this thrust produced not better educated children, but rather greater insistence on more standards and more testing until, by the advent of No Child Left Behind, the standards left almost no leeway for teachers to educate children, but rather simply to prepare them to do well on lowest-common-denominator sorts of tests. Conceivably, adding a humanizing element, such as service teaching, can help mitigate some of the…… [Read More]

References

Berman, S.H. (2000) Service as systemic reform. School Administrator, 57(7): 20. Retrieved June 17, 2005 from www.questia.com.

Eisner, E.W. (1994) Do American schools need standards? School Administrator, 51(5): 8. Retrieved June 17, 2005 from www.questia.com.

Finn, C.E. Jr. (2002, Summer) Making school reform work. Public Interest: 85+. Retrieved June 17, 2005 from www.questia.com.

Foss, H.K. And P.G. LeMahieu. (1994) Standards at the base of school reform. School Administrator, 51(5): 16. Retrieved June 17, 2005 from www.questia.com.
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K-12 Leadership in Urban School Settings

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K-12 Leadership in Urban School Settings

Define "urban education." The school's four themes: accountability, diversity, leadership, and learning.

In order to extend education and train nearly 50 million students to become useful elements of our society, Americans depend on public schools. But, several of our public schools, especially the ones located in our Great Cities experience major challenges. (Council of the Great City Schools) 'Urban Education' could thus be considered as schools operating in the urban centers of the Cities. Let us first of all understand the urban school's four themes: accountability, diversity, leadership, and learning.

Accountability

The two biggest reactions to the demand for responsibilities in public education are bureaucratic and occupational responsibility. Bureaucratic responsibility pertains to the responsibility of schools to the different strata of supervision for performance of pupils; occupational responsibility pertains to the responsibility of employees of the educational institutions in meeting their academic jobs. These…… [Read More]

Learning

Helping others is not merely a type of Samaritan activity or feeling contented about it. It is a path to social duty and discharging the duty of being a citizen. While it is related proximally to classroom learning it is a perfect environment for closing the breach between the classroom and the road, between the theory of democracy and its heightened defiant performance. Service is a tool of public pedagogy. In their service to the community, the youths build cohesion; in admitting disparity, they close the partition and in undertaking personal accountability, they foster social citizenship. The exploration on service-learning and nationality in K-12 school is developing at a scorching pace as the question of nationality assumes primary importance at the national strata. (Citizenship and Service-Learning in K-12 Schools, 2003) Problem-based learning - PBL is an important instrument devised to promote the types of prompt learning encounters that potential instructors must be occupied in at the time of their early readiness as instructors and that experienced instructors must encounter right through their professional lives. (Levin, 2001)

Learning online which is also called as 'electronically delivered learning' or 'e-learning' is one of the topmost and impending noteworthy latest teaching methods accessible for sustaining the betterment of instruction and education in K-12 schools of America presently. As per a latest publication of the National Association of State Boards of Education, E-learning shall enhance American learning in worthy methods and must be globally made functional at the earliest possible. An emergent volume of corroboration sustains the inference that while e-learning is made functional along with matching consideration to the possible details that represents excellent one-to-one teaching, it can successfully harmonize improve, and widen didactic alternatives accessible meant for K-12 pupils. (Virtual Schools and E-Learning in
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Education Graduate Study Challenges and

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A person find that grad school, where a good chunk of the course load is self-regulating work, research, or study, requires a lot more initiative and individual responsibility than ever before. This is one area where being more mature might give a person a benefit over students who have just left undergrad school. Knowing that one must stay on top of their classes, assignments, course requirements and graduation requirements is a key. It is also very important to realize that it is up to the individual to look for and seize occasions to network, have hands-on experiences, publish or otherwise go beyond what is required on the syllabus (Danesco, 2009).

Many problems can be avoided by doing some advance planning. It helps to have a good idea of what one wants to specialize in, and preferably a couple of particular research projects that they might like to work on. It…… [Read More]

References

Azuma, Ronald T. (1999). Excellent advice about graduate school life. Retrieved April 2, 2010,

 http://www.cs.virginia.edu/helpnet/Being_Grad_Stud/grad_school_CS.html 

Danesco, B. (2009). How To Address the Challenges of Returning to Graduate School. Retrieved April 2, 2010, from How to do things Web site:

http://www.howtodothings.com/education/a3473-how-to-address-the-challenges-of-returning-to-graduate-school.html
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Reduction of the High School

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Moseley, chair of the Coalition advisory board and president and CEO of the Academy for Educational Development. "It is not a luxury that can be addressed at some point in the future, but rather it provides people with the tools to survive and improve their lives" (Basic Education Coalition 2004). There is no one magical, quick fix solution to Bermuda's dropout problem. The problem is complex and requires a complex array of solutions. It is the intent of this paper to study the scope of this hidden crisis, the poor dropout and graduation rates of Bermuda's Public High School System, by reviewing the most recent and accurate data on graduation and dropout rates, exploring the reasons that young people drop out of school, and presenting the most promising models for helping high school students graduate with their peers.

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

Introduction.

This chapter provides a review of the…… [Read More]

Winters, K.C.; Rubenstein, M.; and Winters, R.A. An Investigation of Education Options for Youth-at-Risk, Ages 9 to 15: Demographics, Legislation, and Model Programs. Research Report No. 88-10. Washington, DC: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), May 1988.

Wood, G.D., & Ellis, R.C. (2003). Risk management practices of leading UK cost consultants. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 10(4), 254-62.

Wood, L.A. "An Unitended Impact of One Grading Practice." Urban Education 29/2 (1994): 188-201.
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Leadership in International Schools

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Leadership Skills Impact International Education

CHALLENGES OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Practical Circumstances of International schools

THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION

What is Effective Leadership for Today's Schools?

Challenges of Intercultural Communication

Challenges of Differing Cultural Values

Importance of the Team

Leadership Style

LEADERSHIP THEORIES

Current Leadership Research

Transformational Leadership

Skills-Authority

Contingency Theories

APPLYING LEADERSHIP IN AN INTERNATIONAL SETTING

Wagner's "Buy-in" vs. Ownership

Understanding the Urgent Need for Change

Research confirms what teachers, students, parents and superintendents have long known: the individual school is the key unit for educational improvement, and within the school the principal has a strong influence upon the nature of the school, the conditions under which students learn, and upon what and how much they learn. Despite this agreement about the central role of the principal, there is little research concerning the characteristics of principals associated with effective leadership and with pupil accomplishment, and even less insight…… [Read More]

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http://mason.gmu.edu/~lshafer/schoolsetting.html].

Allen, K.E., Bordas, J., Robinson Hickman, G., Matusek, L.R., & Whitmire, K.J. (1998). Leadership in the twenty-first century. Rethinking Leadership Working Papers. Academy of Leadership Press. http://www.academy.umd.edu/scholarship/casl/klspdocs/21stcen.html

Bennis, W.G. (1997). "The secrets of great groups." Leader to Leader, No.3. The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. http://www.pfdf.org/leaderbooks/L2L/winter97/bennis.html

Crowther, F., Kaagan, S., et. al. (2002). Developing Teacher Leaders. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.
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Attitudes and Values of High School Students

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attitudes and values of high school students. Reforms to the high school system in the United States are also explained. Additionally, the reason why students need not be involved in the planning of reforms is elucidated.

High School Students: their Attitudes and Values

Of a crucial age, climbing a milestone, conscious to their fullest with no fear of prospects, high school students have interested researchers and policy makers for centuries. They have quite a few common traits -- they behave as individuals of their own age group in a rather full-fledged way. They are go-getting to achieve their independence, they are show-offs, impressionable persons desiring to be their best (something to be learned) and to suit the times they live in. Their self-esteem is fragile and they are pretty sensitive to criticism, attention, and dilemmas, for instance, within their families.

Students from different socioeconomic backgrounds behave differently as has been…… [Read More]

References

Barber, A. (1997. March). Rough language plagues schools, educators say. USA Today, pp 06D.

Committee for increasing high school students' engagement and motivation to learn. National Academies. Internet. http://www4.nas.edu/cp.nsf/Projects+_by+_PIN/BCYF-I-01-01-A?OpenDocument.Available on August 25, 2003.

Doyle, M. Failing to connect: Schools face increased pressure when students flunk classes. The Columbian, March 16, 2003, pp Front Page.

Educational reforms and students at risk: A review of the current state of the art. (1994. January). Internet. http://www.ed.gov/pubs/EdReformStudies/EdReforms/.Available on August 25, 2003.
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Usefulness of Graduate Degree in Humanities

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Grad Degree

The Value Today of Pursuing a Graduate Degree in the Humanities

Even prospective college applicants to undergraduate institutions of learning are encouraged today, to market themselves on their applications as 'products' of value. They make it unabashedly clear that they are potential human dividends that will return the university's investment in their education, in the form of high ratings in U.S. News and World Report College rankings as well as in alumni contributions. The competitive nature of the job market has also caused many current college students to view the attainment of a degree as simply another bullet point on their resume, rather than a holistic learning experience. Those who do go onto graduate school increasingly chose to pursue professionally oriented or technically oriented, specialized degrees, such as an MBA, a JD, or even a MA in educational technology. In such an environment, what is the value and…… [Read More]

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Conflict Resolution Between Between School Stakeholders

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Academic Skills Subscales

The Brief Battery for the WJJ-NU consists 9 tests given in the entire exam with three broad academic tests that include:

Broad Written Language, Broad Math, and Broad Reading.

The Brief Battery of the tests include: Applied Problems, Letter-Word Identification, calculation, Spelling, Passage Comprehension, Writing Samples, Fluency, Reading, Writing Fluency and Math Fluency.

Describe the age range: Ages 2-90+ (K to graduate school)

State the purpose of the instrument:

The instrument is designed to administer achievement measurement as well as designing the diagnostic capabilities for clinical, educational and research purposes. The Brief Battery instrument is also to assist professionals with the tool to yield information in a lesser testing time. Moreover, the testing tool is used as screen tool, instrument for monitor, tool for revaluation the progress of students, and assessing students' academic strengths and weakness. The instrument can also be used as problem solving models.

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Here is a sample of a correct APA reference for a pretend test review in the MMY

Yearbook and Tests in Print. Yearbook: #.

R. A. Spies, J. F. Carlson, & K. F. Geisinger (Eds.), The eighteenth mental measurements yearbook. 2010.

Personal Response: After reviewing this test and considering all that you have learned in this review, would you recommend that this test be used to assess the students that it is designed for? State why you believe that this test would or would not be useful in assessing this population.
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Pacific Coast Banking School the Premier National

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Pacific Coast Banking School

The Premier National Graduate School of Banking™

Credit Risk Management Extension Assignment Grade Sheet

Group a: Due February 23, 2012

FOR GRADER USE ONLY:

Graded by Christine Corso for John Barrickman

GRADE:

CREDIT RISK Management

Extension Assignment

2011 Session Instructor:

John Barrickman

Group A: Due February 23, 2012

Biographical Summary

Add a brief biographical paragraph about your background

Certificate of Originality

"I certify that this paper represents and contains my own work. I have placed all quotations from other sources in a form to indicate that they did not originate with me and I have cited the work from which the material was taken. I have included footnotes for all information and ideas that I have taken from other sources. I have not shared and will not share my completed work with any other PCBS student nor have I read the completed work of any other…… [Read More]

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Altman, E. (2008). MANAGING CREDIT RISK: THE CHALLENGE FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM. Retrieved from Stern School of Business:  http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~ealtman/2-%20CopManagingCreditRisk.pdf 

Bedell. (2009, September). TCM Guide: Holistic Risk Management. Retrieved from Global Finance: http://www.gfmag.com/archives/104-september-2009/2372-tcm-guide-holistic-risk-management.html#axzz1sMx8vpCj

Coen, W. (1999, July). Principles for the Management of Credit Risk - consultative document. Retrieved from Bank for International Settlements: http://www.bis.org/publ/bcbs54.htm

LaCapra, L. (2012, April 17). UPDATE 5-Goldman dials back risk, profit falls. Retrieved from Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/17/goldman-idUSL2E8FH5XC20120417
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Graduate Admissions Accounting CPA Preparation

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The Whatever School of Business at Whatever University prepares its students well for the accounting profession but also encourages them to engage in critical debate about how to honor the different interests and demands of stakeholders at a corporation, and to balance the law with the needs of the client, regardless of whether the client is a 'real' individual or the fictional individual of a corporation. On a larger level, I believe that my experiences as an international student at Whatever will help me as an accountant student and eventually as a CPA. I am used to balancing a variety of different perspectives, as I have had to learn about the United States while learning about American and world economic systems in my classes.

In my classes at Whatever many of the students are interested to hear about the additional life experiences that I have had because I am several…… [Read More]

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Schools & At-Risk Students Continuation

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The author of the article, "Achieving the Challenge: Meeting Standards in the Continuation High School" (Stits, 2001) related that "prior to 1983, many continuation high schools existed in districts where expectations were limited to keeping the students in school as much as possible," and also the ideas was to keep those continuation students "away from the traditional high school campus." The implication was clear: there was a stigma that students in continuation school were bad seeds, and the idea was to keep them away from the mainstream lest they have a negative effect on the "good students" in the regular high school.

But eventually, the image of continuations schools in California changed, as communities more and more were trying to prevent school dropouts, and the need for a high school diploma became more important, as well, Stits writes.

HOW DO CONTINUATION SCHOOLS OPERATE?

In an article in the journal Thrust…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Arlington Public Schools. (2005). Alternative Education: Purpose, Mission, Beliefs. Retrieved Nov. 10, 2007, at  http://www.apsva.us/hsc .

Community College Week. (2004). R.I. Plan Would Help at-risk Students.

Hardy, Lawrence. (2007). Children at Risk: Graduation Day. American School Board Journal,

No. 37907. Retrieved Nov. 11, 2007, at http://www.asbj.com.
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School Counseling Program Education Has and Will

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School Counseling Program

Education has and will always be an important aspect in the development not only of the person but society as well. The building of a great nation has always been dependent on the knowledge, skills, and experiences the citizenries have that contributed to the betterment of the place they belong to. But all of these of course would never have seen fruition without the education provided to those who were responsible for society and nation building. From the primary education years all the way to the graduate and post-graduate levels, ensuring the right kind of education based on the interest and level of the student or learner is important. This is critical in enabling a person to perform at his or her peak because the right education course or career fit has been provided. A school counselor or education guidance personnel has always been instrumental in providing…… [Read More]

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School Couseling School Counseling Is

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The constant help I try to offer her represents an important emotional achievement. Despite the natural consequences such a diagnosis has on both the girl and me, I consider that her stay in a community that has offered her more than medical support is an essential element in her well being. From this perspective, I am convinced that school counseling can be a factor of real use for pupils and students alike. However, it cannot be done without a proper mental, emotional, and theoretical preparation. This is why I consider that the graduate program will help me in achieving all three states of readiness.

Aside from studies, experience is important in working with vulnerable children and young adults. However, my goal is to succeed in helping them find the answers to their questions or at least guiding them towards different reflection paths. Nonetheless, my experience as a case manager at…… [Read More]

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Graduate Sociology Communauty Development University

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graduate Sociology ( Communauty development ) University Lome, Togo West Africa, french speeking country Now serving a class Aviation Boxwain Equipment Navy My plan crossrate (change rate- change job) corpsman I gain experience school Physician assistant I 38 years .

Personal statement

I am currently serving in the United States Navy. However, my ultimate career goal is to become a physician or a physician's assistant when I leave the service. A desire to help others has been the driving force in my life path and education. My passion for service is one of the reasons I joined the military in the first place, combined with the experiences in leadership it offered me. I will continue to serve the public even after I retire through my professional work in healthcare. My long-term goal is to become a health care Foreign Service specialist, merging my knowledge of foreign cultures and healthcare delivery…… [Read More]

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Graduate Mike Nichols 1967 Centers on a

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Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967) centers on a coming-of-age story in a contemporary context used to satirize aspects of modern life and to highlight the conflict between generations that marked the late 1960s. The changes that come over the central character can be seen as a vision of the creation of a revolutionary, though a revolutionary without a clear cause to support and one who in the end has no idea what to do next. The film was highly influential: "The Graduate dealt explicitly with American middle-class sexual mores and spawned a series of youth-oriented films about sex, protest, and the generation gap" (Man 33).

The film can be divided into sections according to the way the plot unfolds. Brackman states: "The tensions of the first third of the movie -- ending with Benjamin's phone call to Mrs. Robinson -- arise from the question: What is Benjamin going to do with…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Brackman, Jacob. "The Graduate." The New Yorker (July 27, 1968), 34-66.

Farber, Stephen and Estelle Changas. "The Graduate." Film Forum (July 1968), 37-41.

Hill, Geoffrey. Illuminating Shadows: The Mythic Power of Film. Boston: Shambhala, 1992.

Man, Glenn. Radical Visions: American Film Renaissance, 1967-1976. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1994.
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School-Based Mental Health Program on

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This is discussed at length by Fusick and Bordeau (2004) "...school-based counselors need to be aware of the disturbing inequities that exist in predominantly Afro-American urban school districts, where nearly 40% of Afro-American students attend school in the United States" (Fusick and Bordeau, 2004) This again places emphasis on the need for mental health programs in these areas of concern. This is also related to findings from a study by McDavis et al. (1995) Counseling African-Americans, which refers to research that stresses the "...widening achievement gap between Afro-American and Euro-American students." (McDavis, et al. 1995)

An important study Laura a. Nabors, Evaluation of Outcomes for Adolescents Receiving School-Based Mental Health Services (2002) refers to the particular issue and problems experience at inner-city schools. The author states that, "School mental health (SMH) programs are an important setting for providing mental health services to adolescents, especially urban youth who typically face in-…… [Read More]

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Schools and Education Relate to Broader Social Structures

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Schools and Education Relate to Broader Social Structures

This paper provides a critical evaluation of three texts, Education and Social Change by John Rury, Tearing Down the Gates by Peter Sacks and Learning the Hard Way by Edward W. Morris to identify the authors' purpose for writing these texts, the major arguments presented by the authors, the degree to which the views are supported or refuted by the arguments, and the degree to which the text supports their own objectives to understand how schools and education relate to broader social structures, including economic forces, social capital, and changes in the American family and workplace over the past several decades. Finally, a summary of the research concerning these social structures and their respective influence on education and the nation's schools together with important findings concerning these issues are presented in the conclusion.

Review and Discussion

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Baker, D.P. & LeTendre, G. (2012). The global environment of national school systems. In Schools and society, J.H. Ballantine & J.Z. Spade (eds). Los Angeles: Sage/Pine Forge.

Compton, B. & Wagner, T. (2012). The Finland phenomenon: Inside the world's most surprising school system. Broken Pencil Productions.

Durkheim, E. (2012). Moral education. In Schools and society, J.H. Ballantine & J.Z. Spade

(eds). Los Angeles: Sage/Pine Forge.
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Graduating With a Degree in

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Accountancy is defined as a profession which is primarily responsible for keeping financial records, including records pertaining to expenditures and taxation. Accountants provide advice to clients, but they have a larger responsibility to the profession that transcends immediate client needs. [an Accountant Job Description] No matter how lucrative the client, the accountant must uphold the profession's ethical standards. That is why one of the most important qualities of any accountant is his or her trustworthiness. When an accountant signs an audit, it is not like a press release or a piece of advertising. All of those who read it expect it to be accurate, given that it will be used for vital considerations spanning from investors evaluating if it is worth spending their hard-earned dollars to invest in a company, or a member of the government to determine at what rate to tax the company.

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School One of the Principle

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Such an approach may be effective in the classroom or in situations in which there are clearly defined outcomes (which are usually polarized). But true life does not function in such a neatly stratified way. There are always proverbial gray areas, as well as aspects of a choice or a decision that do not neatly align with a determined objective.

I believe that my curriculum could have better taught me to deal with life by emphasizing a more collaborative approach. I believe that people are one of the greatest resources on the planet, yet collaboration was rarely utilized in my educational experience. I believe the sort of collaboration in which everyone are equals (without the authority figure of a teacher or a manager) is the most beneficial for real life experiences -- especially with group projects (Markham, 2013) -- because that effectively prepares individuals for networking and exploring various aspects…… [Read More]

References

Lane, J. (2007). "Inquiry-based learning." Penn State. Retrieved from  http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/pdf/IBL.pdf 

Markham, T. (2013). "The challenges and realities of inquiry-based learning." Mind/Shift. Retrieved from http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/the-challenges-and-realities-of-inquiry-based-learning/
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School Would Involve Knowing How

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I said to my friend that it was not so much what happened on 9/11. What concerned me more was the world we would wake up in on Sept 12, 2001. Certainly, our country and the world will never be the same. This gave a different focus to my military career in the hopes of making sure that a 9/11 event would never happen again. With modern war, the home front is as important as overseas. We must be vigilant and studies in such an area as homeland security studies are vital. While this may not be my entire focus, it occupies a healthy portion.

In your fourth question, you ask what my experience is and/or aptitude for completing academic work at a distance. Frankly, I have many friends and family members that have received degrees online. Their main issue (especially with younger people) in dealing with the online academic…… [Read More]

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School in Grades K-12 There Was Little

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school in grades K-12, there was little understanding of differences in learning styles. The classroom experience was teacher-directed. The teacher presented the content and students listened. We read and completed assignments as we were asked to do. We seldom had a choice about the tasks we completed for assessment purposes. I was fortunate that I grasped most content easily. I was a good reader. Sometimes I think that I learned during my early school years in spite of my education, rather than because of it.

In college and now at the graduate level, I have a much better awareness and understanding of learning style, particularly my own. Kember and Gow (1991), Reid (1989) and Zubir (1988) (all cited in Rambruruth and McCormick, 2001, p. 336) argue that student learning is often more likely to be a function of teaching and learning environments than inherent characteristics of the individual. I would…… [Read More]

References

Lewis, J.P., and Litchfield, B.C. (2011). Effects of self-regulated learning strategies on preservice teachers in an educational technology course. Education 132(2), pp. 455-464.

Rambruruth, P., and McCormick, J. (2001). Learning diversity in higher education: A

comparative study of Asian international and Australian students. Higher Education 42(3), pp. 333-350.
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School Are Designed to Be

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Participants were allowed to use a calculator and were given a time limit of eighteen minutes to complete the exam. After the exam stimuli, participants completed a short questionnaire consisting of seven questions about basic demographics and confound checks.

Results

To see if participants major was a confounding variable, an one way ANOVA with a LSD test, was performed to see if participants major had an effect on exam performance.

A 2 X 3 factorial ANOVA was performed for the analysis of the main affect of test anxiety and the main affect of question difficulty sequence, as well as the interaction between test anxiety and question difficulty sequence on exam performance. A LSD test was performed for the three-level independent variable, question difficulty sequence, to see if cell means varied for question sequences of easy to hard, random, and hard to easy. Three contrast t-tests were performed to test the…… [Read More]

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Deffenbacher, J.L., & Hazaleus, S.L. (1985). Cognitive, emotional, and physiological components of test anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 9(2), 169-180.

Nelson, J.T. (1975). Effects of anxiety type and item-difficulty sequencing on mathematics test performance. Journal of Education Measurement, 12(4), 241-249.

Tobias, S. (1985). Test anxiety: interference, defective skills and cognitive capacity.

Educational
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Graduate MSW Focus and Intentions

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Social Work Statement of Purpose

While some people may be able to point to a distinct time or place in their lives when they knew how they wanted to make their livelihood, for others, the path to a profession cannot be mapped so precisely. My motivation to seek a Master's Social Work (MSW) degree is rooted in diverse experiences in both my personal and occupational lives.

I grew up in a family with a strong sense of community. In my extended family, some members had limited resources but they still found ways to be of help to their neighbors. When I think back to the years of my upbringing, I remember that many people in my family and community communicated their values to me, and expected me to assume a helpful stance in my life. As I grew, those expectations did too, and I learned that an aspect of my…… [Read More]

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Graduate Study in a Multi-Faith

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The need for respect, however, does not mean a need for trepidation. The fear of offending someone's dearest beliefs should not be so great that there is a timid educational environment, with little real discussion. The ability to foster true interfaith dialogue, rather than interfaith silence, is one of the challenges of all religious practitioners today. That is why I know I will benefit from the atmosphere at Harvard. Harvard's level of intellectualism and its demand that its divinity students question how feminism, sexual difference, and race must be addressed in the context of religious life today will teach me how to engage in true dialogue with others. Even if I do not always agree with everyone in the classroom, at least I will learn how such disagreement can inform my own views. To enter into a multi-faith classroom demands a willingness to change, even if one emerges with one's…… [Read More]

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School Choice Debate The Writer

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The case snowballed and grew until the nation viewed Zelmanv Simmons-Harris as the test case to try the legal boundary between church and state. It was also looked to for the purpose of redefining the meaning and scope of public education in America.

Enacted by the Ohio legislature in 1995, the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program allows 4,000 low-income children to attend private religious and secular schools with up to $2,250 in public support (Vitteritti, 2002). Participating schools must cap their tuition at $2,500 a year; the state pays up to 90% of whatever the school charges, depending on family income (Vitteritti, 2002). Following a high-profile legal battle, the program was upheld by the Ohio Supreme Court in 1999, prompting opponents to take their case into federal court (Vitteritti, 2002). On the day before school was to open that year, federal district court judge Solomon Oliver struck down the program,…… [Read More]

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Text of U.S. Supreme Court decision: Zelman, superintendent of Public Instruction of Ohio, et al. v. Simmons-Harris et al. (Features). Journal of Church and State | Date: June 22, 2002 | More results for: Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris No. 00-1751 536 U.S. -- (2002) Argued February 20, 2002 Decided June 27, 2002

Vouchers on trail: will the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Zelman end the voucher debate? (Feature).(Statistical Data Included) Education Next | Date: June 22, 2002 | Author: Viteritti, Joseph P. | More results for: Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris

Zelman: the court gets it right. (Opinion).(school voucher case)

First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life | Date: January 1, 2003 | Author: Uhlmann, Michael M. | More results for: Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris
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School Systems and Evaluations

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County

Educational Technology Plan 2014-2017

TIP 1: Vision, Mission, Goals and Strategies

TIP 2: Needs Assessment

TIP 3: The Planning Process

State Goals and Objectives with Local Strategies and Measures

Environment

Engagement

Tools

TIP 4: Implementation: Timetable and Budget for Goals, Objectives and Strategies

TIP 5: Executive Summary

TIP 6:… [Read More]

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Harper, J. (2014). Mobile data governance. www.dataversity.net Retrieved from http://www.dataversity.net/mobile-data-governance/

Hogan, K.. (2013). The Edtech era. Tech & Learning. 33(8), 4.

Sangani, K. (2013). BYOD to the classroom. Engineering & Technology.8(3), 42-45.

Savitz, E. (2012). How we can use technology to transform the classroom. www.forbes.com. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/11/27/how-we-can-use-technology-to-transform-the-classroom/
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graduate admissions essay for MBA

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Fellow Students:

As colleagues in the MBA program, we work together to create a mutually beneficial and supportive academic environment. I hope to challenge you and encourage you to push beyond your comfort zone, while remaining true to yourself and your goals. Together we can envision a better future in our personal and career path. I am sure we are all goal oriented, ambitious, and driven individuals who have reached this point in our careers already because of our passion for business and finance. What I would like for you to know about me is most likely something you will learn while working with me on a daily basis: I am passionate about corporate social responsibility and ethics. One of the reasons I have been continually drawn to applying my background in accounting to the healthcare profession is that I recognize opportunities for improvement and will work hard to change…… [Read More]

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Establishing a Strong Application to Fashion School

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The capacity of good design is evident in its use to solve substantive socio-economic problems throughout the world. My experience and training at Parson's was rich and comprehensive, and left me with a lasting fascination for design -- and with many skills needed for a productive, meaningful career in fashion management.

4) Study Proposal Summary

Fashion in Turkey is a fast moving sector that has been hampered by only summer and winter seasonal lines. Trends once launched twice each year but with the addition of spring and autumn, the sector is experiencing four launches per year. These fast changes are a watershed of the retail migration to online and mobile channels.

As a case in point, consider that the Japanese clothing store Uniglo has established a virtual dressing room -- a Magic Mirror, as it is known; the Magic Mirror uses a 60-inch color-changing monitor that lets shoppers try different…… [Read More]

references -- and over the long-term as the e-tail website learns their shopping habits. And the retailers and wholesalers benefit from receiving data about customer preference, in the form of metrics that show color swatch selections and such.

5) if you had a question to ask of the person interviewing you, what would it be?

If you had to choose just one, what single attribute is critical for success by a student of fashion management in this program?

How can a student in the program make the best use of many networking opportunities offered with university partners and fashion professionals?
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Reforming Urban Schools

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School Choice Program

This study aimed to determine the impact of school choice through a comparative study of two private schools, which serve primarily, or exclusively African-American students, and a public school.

Data in student achievement in math and reading and data on student attendance were used to determine the impact of choosing a school. Qualitative data derived from interviews with administrators and faculty as well as classroom observation were used to provide additional insight regarding the intellectual climate of the two private schools and the public school.

The focus of this study was on mathematics and reading in middle school students in both public and private schools in Milwaukee, as well as the focus of reform in the state -- reading in Michigan, writing in Vermont and California. This approach enabled me to adequately address my research questions and prove or disprove my hypotheses.

To begin, I conducted structured…… [Read More]

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Brown, Andrew (1995). Organizational Culture. London: Pitman Publishing.

Dianda, Marcella. Corwin, Ronald. (February 1993). What a Voucher Could Buy: A Survey of California's Private Schools. Far West Lab for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, California and Southwest Regional Lab Survey Results.

Fuller, Bruce. (1995). Who Gains, Who Loses from School Choice: A Research Summary. ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED385928.

Greene, Jay. Peterson, Paul. Du, Jiangtao. (1997). Effectiveness of School Choice: The Milwaukee Experiment. Occasional Paper 97, Program in Education Policy and Governance Center for American Political Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.
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Analyzing School Advisory Programs Annotated Bibliography

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SCHOOL ADVISORY PROGRAMS: Annotated… [Read More]

This article investigates the effect of a universal social-emotional program of learning, the Fast Track PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) program and teacher consultation, incorporated within the Fast Track selective prevention model. Measures examined educator and peer reports of violence, hyperactive-disruptive conducts, as well as social skills. Starting in the first grade and all through three consecutive years, teachers acquired training and support, and incorporated the PATHS program in their classrooms. The study investigated the major impacts of intervention and ways in which the child's traits and the environment in the school influenced results. The study concluded that properly-implemented multiyear social-emotional programs of learning could actually have important preventive impacts on the population-level aggression rates, social competency, as well as academic involvement in the elementary school years.

10. Durlak, J.A., Weissberg, R.P., Dymnicki, A.B., Taylor, R.D. & Schellinger, K.B. (2011). The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: a meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Dev. 82(1): 405-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01564.x.

This particular article presents results from a meta-analysis of 213 school-based, worldwide social and economic learning (SEL) programs entailing 270,034 kindergartens through high school learners. In comparison to controls, social and economic learning participants illustrated considerably better social and emotional skills, outlooks, manners, as well as academic performance which reflected an eleven percent point gain in success. School teaching personnel successfully carried out SEL programs. The utilization of four suggested practices for developing skills together with the presence of execution issues moderated the outcomes of the program. The findings of this study actually add to the growing experimental evidence-based outcome on the positive impact of social and emotional learning programs. Teachers, policy makers, and the general public are capable of contributing to healthy development of kids by encouraging the integration of evidence-based social and economic learning (SEL) programming into the standard educational practice.
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Master's at the School of International Studies

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master's at the school of International Studies, through the program offered Ewha Woman's University in Korea. This graduate education will enable me realize both my long and my short-term dreams as an academic disciple of business education and a business professional in the field of international business.

My short-term professional dream is to work in a consulting company dealing with the current challenges of globalization, but my ultimate long-term goal is to become a female entrepreneur of my own international business consulting company, after gaining such exposure to how a multinational firm spanning the Pacific Rim and the America continent is run from an insider's perspective.

In our current society, globalization is the driving force that shapes every person's daily life. Of course, I feel this particularly strongly given that I came to the United States to study abroad when I was high school student. I received B.A degree from…… [Read More]

I believe I have a great deal to offer the program, not simply because of my exposure to two different cultures. I am currently working for Information Technology consulting company, as a part of the Information Technology staff as systems analyst in United States. Since my graduation in 2000, I have learned a great deal, as the result of my work over the past four years, in terms of technology's impact upon international business. Thus, I hope, within and without of the classroom, to offer my fellow students knowledge of my experiences in the technical aspects of business in the United States as well as gain greater knowledge of international business as a whole.

In my present employment, I support senior consultant in the development and analysis of the information system in the area of strategic systems planning, business information planning, and data modeling. I also conduct extensive market research and identify new business opportunities in LABBLEE's enterprise target markets. I wish to connect this technical prowess of mine to the managerial aspects international business education. I intend to change the focus of my current professional direction from technology to management, one of the main reasons I seek to embark upon a graduate education.

Gaining a master's degree in the field of International Management will thus not only supplement my cross-cultural perspective with the current theoretical frameworks of international technology, business management, and language and cultural awareness classes from a Korean perspective. It will also enable me to take a new direction in my professional life and help others who seek to similarly change the direction of their professional life, at the university, as we learn from one another by talking about our mutually different yet complementary cultural and professional experiences and expertise. Also, even though the program will be conducted in English, living in Korea and learning in English will keep both aspects of my cultural and linguistic proficiencies 'sharp' and in a continual state of challenge.
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Fast Track MBA Graduate Program

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Track MBA Graduate Program

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Social services are considered to be one of the most activities for the development and improvement of a society, especially in the developed Western societies. Recognizing the importance of social services and feeling responsible as a citizen of the society to make some contributions, I decided to join this profession. I am associated with this profession from the last 15 years and I believe that I have been successful enough in terms of professional growth in this field as well as in terms of my contributions to the society. During the perusal of my assignments at work, I always felt pleasure to help out the troubled families. Resolving the problems of families at risk always made me feel proud. Helping out the families to stay together…… [Read More]

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Wishing to Pursue Graduate Study Dr Paul

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Wishing to Pursue Graduate Study

Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health was asked in an interview if he knew at a young age what he wanted to do or if it was an idea that evolved over time. He replied: "You can…grow into what you want to do…grow into your aspirations." I took that to mean that personal experiences can open our eyes to possibilities and that small successes can focus our attention on goals that once seemed too lofty. I have learned the importance of taking one step at a time and striving to excel in every stage before reaching for the next level. Like a rock climber, I have also learned to visualize my next handhold -- and picture myself achieving that goal even as I reach for it.

Despite some difficult life circumstances, I have been graced by my origins and my experiences as an immigrant.…… [Read More]

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Preaching in A Insightful Graduate Level I

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PREACHING

In a, insightful, graduate level, I a book review Preaching Fred Craddock.

Craddock, F. (1985). Preaching. Abingdon Press

Fred B. Craddock's book Preaching is designed to be used as a textbook for seminarians entering the ministry and a guide for preachers currently spreading the gospel. It is intentionally designed to be used simultaneously an inspirational text and a 'nuts and bolts' guide to writing and delivering sermons; it guides students who wish to learn more about the process and encourages preachers to make their current deliveries more effective and resonant with congregants. Even non-preachers could learn from the wisdom Craddock offers in regards to becoming a better listener in church. Preaching is a complex activity, both private and public in nature. Fundamentally, preaching is articulating the views of a faith community as filtered through the perceptions of the preacher (Craddock 1985: 18). Preachers engage in self-disclosure and offer subjective…… [Read More]

references, the preacher must not let this get in the way of his ultimate mission. This is important not only so that the preacher does not 'play favorites' but also so that he does not fall into the temptation of trying to ingrate himself unconsciously with the listeners. "Concrete details of experience, circumstance, and relationships, as well as names, faces, and addresses" can be addressed but requires a delicate balance of finesse between acknowledging the particular struggles and needs of congregants and taking the eternal and timeless message the preacher is conveying with great seriousness (Craddock 1985: 90).

The ideal of the pastor- listener relationship is to simultaneously view listeners as an audience, much as a guest preacher would see them with universal needs but also to understand them as congregants with whom the preacher has a particularly intimate knowledge and the ability to convey the gospel in a fashion that they can understand and accept that is uniquely theirs: as congregants "listeners are known as the pastor knows them" (Craddock 1985: 90). This also encompasses how a pastor is both universal and particular in his mission: relating to eternal texts even while he is still a human being grappling with the same issues as those whom he ministers to on a daily basis.

In addition to such general, philosophical issues such as content and audience relationships, Craddock also provides practical information about structuring the sermon. Craddock suggests making Biblical texts a central component of the minister's sermon. He feels that too many modern sermons tend to use only one or two quotes without giving sufficient concern to the Bible. Throughout the text, Craddock emphasizes providing a cohesive theology that is rooted in history and memory while still addressing contemporary needs.
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Teach in a High-Need School

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The most important thing for me to do in a challenging situation such as this is to control the situation and calm everything down into a more comfortable environment. I have been trained in many different afflictions which may be present in a high-needs classroom, and I feel that I can adapt to every student no matter what their needs may be. As a teacher, I will be expected to overcome this challenge by accommodating individual student's needs, and trying my best to help any student that needs it. I am calm and collected when I need to be, and can reasonably handle any situation I am faced with. I have been around many high stress situations in my life, and have seen how professionals handle these situations in order to defuse any problems that may arise.

I have learned many excellent qualities found in teachers, such as how to…… [Read More]

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Private vs Public Schools Many Parents Find

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Private vs. Public Schools

Many parents find themselves caught in a dilemma when trying to decide on which choice of education to take for their children. They ask themselves whether to take their children to private schools or public schools. For a parent to choose the ideal school for their children they always have to take into consideration all the available options. They consider things like the cost of the school, how much time they will invest as a parent, the social impact that the school have on their children based on the specific need of their children as well as the family.

Private schools offer the best option for the parent who is in need of better and quality education for their children. Private schools have a nearly perfect graduation rates which market them a great deal. Their performance is better as compared to the public schools. This is…… [Read More]

References

Mary Elizabeth, (2012). "Public Schools vs. Private Schools."Accessed May 10, 2012 from http://www.educationbug.org/a/public-schools-vs. -- private-schools.html

Parents For Better Education America (2011). "What Every Parent Should Know About Private Schools vs. Public Schools," ASIN: B004R9QKL8. Binding: Kindle Edition. Accessed May 10, 2012 from http://education.mitrasites.com/public-education-vs.-private-education.html

The Council for American Private Education. (2010). Private School Facts. Accessed May 10, 2012 from http://www.capenet.org/facts.html

The Council for American Private Education. (2003). Academic Performance 2003. Accessed May 10, 2012 from http://www.capenet.org/Outlook/Out9-03.html#Story5
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Law in Schools

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Trenton School

The environment at School1, were I am employed revolves around the many different standards of behavior and conduct. While much of this conduct is derived by local customs and habits, the imposing of law and order also significantly contributes to what is and what is not allowed. The purpose of this essay is to explore the relationship with both state and federal laws and School 1. This essay will explore the law and its applications to my school by examining key points and relevant issues related to these interactions.

Background Of Trenton School District

It is important to understand the starting point of this discussion in order to see the bigger influences that state and local governments have on the school district. According to the districts website, the mission of this school district is " All students will graduate with a vision for their futures, motivated to learn…… [Read More]

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History and Effects of the Internet on Instruction in K-12 Schools

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Internet and K-12 Schools

The history and effects of internet

The History and Effects of the Internet on Instruction in K-12 Schools

The History and Effects of the Internet on Instruction in K-12 Schools

History of the Internet in K-12 Schools

Interactive Websites and Games as Computer-Aided Instruction

The History and Effects of the Internet on Instruction in K-12 Schools

Creating and sustaining a literate nation capable of democracy, self-government and continuous improvement of quality of life has been a dominant and critical aspect of public education throughout America's history (Ferguson & Huebner, 1996). The amount of information available to students has grown exponentially in recent years. The Internet is a broad and vast territory of information that many children are not equipped to navigate. Now more than ever students need the skills to wade through the waters of information. The current essay is aimed at exploring the history and…… [Read More]

References

Chapman, C. (2009). The history of the Internet in a nutshell. Retrieved from  http://sixrevisions.com/resources/the-history-of-the-internet-in-a-nutshell/ 

Chapman, G. (2000). Federal support for technology in K -- 12 education. Brookings Papers on Education Policy, pp. 307 -- 343. Retrieved from http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/brookings_papers_on_education_policy/v2000/2000.1chapman.html

Koster, R. (2005). A theory of fun for game design. Scottsdale, AZ: Paraglyph Press.

Moore, R. (2006). Cybercrime: Investigation high-technology computer crime. Cincinnati, OH: Anderson.
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For School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Foot Doctor

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School of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

Admission Essay: Gelareh Noenifard

Thank you for the opportunity to submit a learning portfolio for you to consider my application to enroll for the Podiatry B.Sc. degree. I trust that the information provided will convince you of my passion for the medical profession. I believe that knowledge is power and it is my desire to explore every learning opportunity to broaden my education toward attaining this qualification. It is my goal to offer my services free of charge - while I am studying - to podiatry practices to gain work experience. I have attended a podiatry taster day and found it to be a rewarding and challenging career. My interest was sparked when I received medical attention for an injured ankle. I regularly visit the podiatric office to gather information about the profession, learn by observing the treatment procedures, and ask questions about podiatric…… [Read More]

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High School Students Are Receiving Poor Education

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high school students are receiving poor education as regards financial literacy (e.g. NAEP, 1979). Mandell (1997), for instance, reports that high school students have an average score of 57% in terms of money management, savings and investment, spending and other areas of income. HS graduates, in other words, have weak financial literacy. Adults also, generally, are almost totally illiterate regarding retirement and investment decision-making. A study of 552 adult females found that 56% were ignorant about the fundamentals of investing (Chen & Volpe, 1998).

A further study found that most Americans fail to save for retirement or fail to save for emergencies possessing a false confidence about financial security of their future (ibid.). About 71% of all workers and 81% of retirees in the study scored 60% or less in knowledge of financial matters. In their same review, Chen and Volpe (1998) showed that the Institute of Certified Financial Planners…… [Read More]

References

Babbie, E. (1989). The Practice of Social Research. 5th edition. Belmont CA: Wadsworth

Chen, H. & Volpe RP (1998) An analysis of personal financial literacy among college students, Financial Services review, 7, 107-128

Creswell, J. (2003). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

Danes, SM & Hira, TK (1987). Money management knowledge of college students, Journal of Student Fin. Aid, 17, 4-16
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Carroll School of Management Boston College What

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Carroll School of Management, Boston College

What are my career goals upon graduating from the Carroll School of Management? And, what steps do I plan to take before, during, and after my degree program to achieve career success in this field?

My career goal after graduation is to secure a position with a respected, visionary and upwardly mobile financial institution, or with any category of leading edge investment / development firm that is recognized as high caliber. In any case, I wish to be an important part of a financial group that specializes in international markets and global transactions.

The reason that I emphasize my enduring passion to be part of an international organization is because I was born and raised in Taiwan, and I saw Western world societies (Europe, the United States) and Third World countries (Africa, Asia, South America) from the perspective of a my well educated and…… [Read More]