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I have been volunteering lately with a church called Rod of God Ministries. I asked the Rod of God what they needed from me and they responded frankly with some embarrassment.
"We need someone to clean our toilets."
At first I thought the man was joking. Surely he took one look at me and did not see me with a toothbrush scrubbing toilet bowls. When he did not laugh, I knew immediately that I had a choice to make. It was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. The next day, I bought a pair of latex gloves and went to work scrubbing the porcelain bowls that held the waste generated by people like you and me. The work is thoroughly humbling, but it is never humiliating. Someone has to do it. Someone has to do the dirty work of making a difference in the world…
You may find that the world throws indifference and apathy at you. You will find yourself facing prejudice and intolerance at every step. You may even find that the world will laugh at your dreams, or that people will actively discourage you from following your goals and aspirations. Financial constraints will always exist, and you will find yourself at wit's end trying to find your way in this world. But that is alright! You now know that you have a solid education that has empowered you to reach limitless potential. The courage that you have brought to school in these past four years, in waking up and trying to accomplish your tasks as best as you can, has given you the right to follow your own passion, and to dream wild dreams about what you can personally do in life.
A famous speechwriter and philanthropist, Dale Carnegie, said it best…
schools experience higher graduation rates amongst minorities than other high schools. The key terms that will be used throughout the discussion include;
High school dropout- those individuals enrolled in high school in October but a year later were not enrolled in school and had not completed high school. (Event Dropout ates by Family Income, 1972-2001, 2004)
High school graduation rate- the percentage of students that graduate high school each year
At risk schools/communities- those schools and communities that are characterized by high unemployment rates, low income and a prevalence of crime
Minorities- those groups that do not make up the majority of the population
For the purposes of this discussion, we will only focus on Hispanic and African-American students because these are the two largest minority groups in the country. In addition, this study will not contain statistical date concerning high school dropouts who later earned GED's. The discussion will…
Table 9: Ranking of Latino Graduation Rates by District, (2002). Retrieved August 29, 2004, at http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/cr_baeo_t9.htm
Table 8: Ranking of African-American Graduation Rates by District. Retrieved August 29, 2004, at http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/cr_baeo_t8.htm
Table 3: Ranking of African-American Graduation Rates by State. (2002). Retrieved August 29, 2004, at http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/cr_baeo_t3.htm
Table 4: Ranking of Latino Graduation Rates by State, (2002). Retrieved August 29, 2004, at http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/cr_baeo_t4.htm
Just as physically impaired students receive the benefit of appropriate testing accommodations, so should all special needs students.
Ultimately, imposing certain minimal standards of overall academic achievement in connection with graduation may, in fact, serve a beneficial purpose. However, in order to do so, it must employ standards and methods that do not unfairly penalize special education students or the educational institutions that serve them.
Bush, T., and Amundson, E. "Should special needs students be exempt from graduation tests?" NEA Today. National Education Association. 2000. etrieved June 20,
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Causey, J. "No Child Left Behind: Is the standard fair? Special needs students at ufus
King High School are struggling to keep up with the federal No Child Left Behind law. The honor school's reputation is now at stake." The Milwaukee Journal
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Bush, T., and Amundson, E. "Should special needs students be exempt from graduation tests?" NEA Today. National Education Association. 2000. Retrieved June 20,
2009 from HighBeam Research:
Causey, J. "No Child Left Behind: Is the standard fair? Special needs students at Rufus
Human esources Manager
Upon graduation, the field I have chosen to enter is human resources management, in which I will attempt to work as a human resources manager. For individuals who possess the right technical competencies, there are several opportunities available in this particular field. Firstly, one is required to have at least a bachelor's degree to enter this profession. Coursework involves different aspects of benefits and compensation. Some positions require a master's degree. Bachelor's degrees can be in human resources or in a related field; the latter option is often augmented by taking pertaining to human resources management. Additionally, candidates must be competent with a variety of computer software programs, and also be cognizant of laws at various levels (local, state and federal) to work in this field. Other skill areas include public speaking, leadership, and communication. Individuals who meet these educational and skills requirement can work in a…
Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2014). Occupational outlook handbook: Human resource managers. www.bls.gov Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm#tab-6
Comer, L.B., Drollinger, T. (1999). Active empathetic listening and selling success: a conceptual framework. Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management. 19(1), 15-29.
Gerson, M.J. (1993). "Psychoanalytic theories of personality." Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. Retrieved from http://psychstudies.net/Psychoanalytic%20Theories%20of%20Personality.pdf
Society for Human Resource Management. (2014). Recertification. www.shrm.org. Retrieved from http://www.shrm.org/Certification/Pages/recertification.aspx
Perils of Credit Card Marketing on Graduation from college should be an exciting and renewing experience. It represents an accomplishment that should be celebrated and the beginning of new adventures and experiences. Yet, for many recent college graduates it represents something entirely different. For these individuals graduation from college represents having to begin their new careers drowning in debt with credit scores below 500. The cause of this unfortunate circumstance is often the improper use of credit cards given to these individuals on their very first day on campus straight out of high school (Lazarony, 1999).
The credit card market is very competitive. The college age consumer is an attractive one for credit card companies. They have a captured market with individuals possessing a minimum degree of financial sophistication. As a result, credit card companies are able to issue cards to young people who are not able or willing, to…
Lazarony, L. (1999, June 21). Marketing plastic to students causes lawmakers, educators to melt down. Retrieved January 10, 2011, from Bankrate. com: http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/cc/19990621.asp
Silver-Greenbert, J. (2007, September 6). The Dirty Secret of Campus Credit Cards. Retrieved January 10, 2011, from Bloomberg Businessweek: http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/sep2007/db2007095_053822.htm
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. (2008, March). The Campus Credit Card Trap. Retrieved January 11, 2011, from Truthaboutcredit.org: https://pincdn.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/x-3Q-0RsKNbZtwOKzK1-dA/AZ-Campus-Credit-Card-Trap-Report.pdf
Credit Card Companies Marketing College Students
The line will include at least one swimsuit idea for men and women. Shorts and capris will be featured items for the summer line and will have an edgy appearance to conform to the urban theme. Raggedy edges on the cuffs and patchwork as well as the occasional metallic hue will offer a subtle edge to the fashions. Smart sandals and walking shoes will complete the look for the summer line for both men and women. The music accompanying the summer section of the fashion show will be upbeat and danceable.
The fall line will emerge next and will include a delightful array of browns and grays with the occasional splash of bright pink or purple to relive the monotony. Textures will be far heavier than they were in the summer, easing into wools and silks for the cooler weather. Both men and women will feature scarves and I intend…
graduation from Optometry school where I will earn a Doctor of Optometry degree, I will pursue an Optometry residency program in a distinguished healthcare facility in my geographic area of choice. Upon entry into the residency program, I look forward to many experiences which will allow me to engage in contact with patients who suffer from a host of ocular diseases and to acquire knowledge regarding their needs and personal experiences with those ailments. In addition, I hope to acquire research skills and experience that will foster growth and fulfill personal objectives. I also anticipate that upon completion of the residency program, I will join an experienced optometrist in order to acquire additional valuable experience in the field. These events will provide me with a wealth of knowledge from which I will cultivate my personal skills and talents.
After I have gained ample experience in the field of…
Personal anecdotes related to the experience of prejudice are usually the most effective means of convincing an audience that prejudice exists, and that it is painful. Moreover, an effective author connects the issue of prejudice to broader issues that all readers can relate to regardless of their personal experiences. Thus, it is important to show how the society suffers from prejudice too. African-American authors are in the position of sharing personal anecdotes about prejudice from within the framework of what is supposed to be a free, open, and tolerance society. Because of the paradoxes in American society, prejudice seems even more terrible and ironic. Maya Angelou, Zora Neale Hurston, and Brent Staples are all African-American writers who offer convincing arguments about prejudice.
Maya Angelou's autobiographical essay entitled "Graduation" is about her high school graduation in a segregated public school in Arkansas. Angelou's story is like that of other black…
Angelou, Maya. "Graduation." "Occasions for Writing: Evidence, Idea, Essay." DiYanni, Robert, and Pat C. Hoy. Boston, MA: Thomson Heinle, (2008).335-342. Retrieved online: http://ap-english-language.phoenix.wikispaces.net/file/view/Maya+Angelou+Graduation.pdf .
Hurston, Zora. "How It Feels To Be Colored Me." "Occasions for Writing: Evidence, Idea, Essay." DiYanni, Robert, and Pat C. Hoy. Boston, MA: Thomson Heinle, (2008). 159-161. Retrieved online: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma01/grand-jean/hurston/chapters/how.html .
Staples, Brent. "Just Walk On By." "Occasions for Writing: Evidence, Idea, Essay." DiYanni, Robert, and Pat C. Hoy. Boston, MA: Thomson Heinle, (2008). 153-155. Retrieved online: http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/rspriggs/files/staples%20just%20walk%20on%20by%20text.pdf.
The human race has been face-to-face with inequality and injustice since the beginning of time. First there was the inequality of religion, than there was the inequality of gender, the inequality of social status and most recently the inequality of color. All of these inequalities have been eliminated one by one with the belief in freedom. Looking over all of the events that eliminated inequality such as the French revolution and Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech a question comes to the mind. A question asking whether there is a "secret" to justice and if there is one what is it?
If there is a secret to justice, perhaps poets will be the first to tell. Maya Angelou, one of America's foremost poets, talks about the spiritual secrets of African-Americans in her essay "Graduation." At the close of the autobiographical essay, Angelou states, "If we were a…
Angelou, Maya. "Graduation." Retrieved online: http://www.eacfaculty.org/pchidester/101%20files/Graduation.pdf
King, Martin Luther. "Letter From Birmingham Jail." "Occasions for Writing: Evidence, Idea, Essay." DiYanni, Robert, and Pat C. Hoy. Boston, MA: Thomson Heinle, (2008).611-621. Print.
Le Guin, Ursula. "Where Do You Get You Ideas From." "Occasions for Writing: Evidence, Idea, Essay." DiYanni, Robert, and Pat C. Hoy. Boston, MA: Thomson Heinle, (2008).536-541. Print.
hat is it like to experience prejudice on a daily basis? Many, if not most, whites do not know what it is like to be a member of an underclass. It is important to understand the structural elements of prejudice in a society. It is also important to understand how to deal with prejudice on a personal level. There are many ways to deal with prejudice. One is to fight back, and direct anger and frustration outward. The problem with this method is that fighting back sometimes entails physical aggression, and can be harmful to self and others. Another method of dealing with prejudice is to internalize the sense of inferiority and come to believe in the stereotypes and biased beliefs. The problem with this method is that it only promotes prejudice and allows for its perpetuation. Furthermore, internalizing inferiority can lead to problems like mental illness and disharmony…
Angelou, Maya. "Graduation." Retrieved online: http://ap-english-language.phoenix.wikispaces.net/file/view/Maya+Angelou+Graduation.pdf
Hurston, Zora Neale. "How it Feels to be Colored Me." Retrieved online: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma01/grand-jean/hurston/chapters/how.html
Staples, Brent. "Just Walk on By." Retrieved online: http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/rspriggs/files/staples%20just%20walk%20on%20by%20text.pdf
"hy do you think they are called for-profit colleges:"
The big business of (not) educating students 'You need a college degree.' This is the conventional wisdom articulated in today's society, where job prospects remain scarce, despite the softening economy. On average, "unemployment is still far lower for the college-educated than for high school graduates (10%) and those without high school diplomas (15.7%)," and the most severe effects of the recession were felt in the manufacturing and construction sectors, typically the areas of the economy which offer the brightest prospects to non-college degree holders (Davidson 2010). orries about one's viability in the job market have driven many workers to seek out higher education in nontraditional formats. Few adults have the ability to afford a traditional four-year school and balance the needs of home and work. Online, for-profit colleges or nighttime schools may seem the ideal solution. On the surface,…
Carey, Kevin. "Why do you think they're called for-profit colleges?" Chronicle of Higher
Education. 25 Jul 2011. [4 Mar 2010].
Davidson, Paul. "Unemployment rate for college grads is highest since 1970." USA Today.
Education on managing or eliminating debt early in one's professional life should also be combined with realistic education on the state of the economy and the impact which this has levied on personal opportunities for financial comfort. To this point, individuals are not finding the jobs for which their education has qualified them, are not achieving a pay commensurate to what they anticipate are their living requirements and are unable to afford many of the fundamental instruments to healthy and intelligent living. Indeed, one source denotes that "in 2007, the Census Bureau estimated that there were nearly 8 million uninsured young adults (ages 18-24), making them the largest segment of the uninsured population. That problem is likely to be compounded with the rise in unemployment and lack of new jobs resulting from the current economic recession." (E-Health Insurance, 1)
Because such matters should be considered a significant priority, the budgetary…
Doyle, J. (2008). Credit Nightmares. NPC. Online at http://www.npc.org.uk/media/newsfromprospectsarchive/creditnightmares
E-Health Insurance. (2009). Seven Tips for College Graduates Seeking Health Insurance. Young Money.
Hilpern, K. (2006). Student debt: are you on top of what you owe? The Independent. Online at http://www.independent.co.uk/student/postgraduate/student-debt-are-you-on-top-of-what-you-owe-475696.html
Lazarony, L. (2008). 12 money-management tips for college students. Bankrate.com.
Community colleges too saw tuition raises and increases in mandatory fees in 48 of the 50 states. These increases in costs directly affect the students that have to pay them.
DeMoranville and O'Donnell (2001) investigated the effects of increases in per-credit-hour tuition on four-year graduation rates and how they are marketed to minimize enrollment effects. These authors too understood that increases in tuitions and fees directly has a negative impact on students. Their study examined whether or not a sliding scale tuition rate would increase the graduation rates. The researchers found that a sliding tuition rate scale does not positively affect four-year graduation rates when tuition increases are incurred.
DeMoranville and O'Donnell's (2001) research is important because it shows a history of negative effects incurred by increasing tuition. However, as times have changed such as the increased need for higher education in a competitive job market and the availability of…
DeMoranville, C. & O'Donnell, P. "Price Elasticity of Per-Credit-Hour Tuition Charges and the Effects on Four-Year Graduation Rates." Journal of Marketing for Higher Education 11(4) 2001: 29-49. Education Resource Complete EBSCOHost. University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. 19 Oct. 2009 .
Trombley, W. "The Rising Price of Higher Education." The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Winter 2003. The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. 19 Oct. 2009 .
And Vela-Gude's article offers several of the main points of this paper's research; the services must be ready, and the counselors must be thoroughly informed and knowledgeable about the cultural implications as well as the academic realities facing those Latino students (2009).
Racism Against Latinos
This paper alludes to the high number of Latinos in California and Texas, but according to the Southern Poverty Law Center's research, the South is home to one of the "fastest growing populations of Latinos in the country" (Bauer, et al., 2009, p. 4). But though the typical Latino immigrant comes to the South to escape "crushing poverty in their home countries" they often encounter "…widespread hostility, discrimination and exploitation" (Bauer, 2009, p. 4).
hat kinds of discrimination do Latinos come up against in the South? Mary Bauer and her chief researcher, Sarah Reynolds, claim that Latinos are "…routinely cheated out of their earnings…
Barneclo, Nick Anthony. (2008). El Laberinto del exito: A Mixed methods investigation of resilience within the context of Mexican-American late adolescents lives. Dissertation at New Mexico State University in Counseling Psychology. ProQuest Publication Number:
Cannon, Edward, and Levy, Marielle. (2008). Substance-Using Hispanic Youth and Their
Families: Review of Engagement and Treatment Strategies. The Family Journal: Counseling
The report also identified some important aspects that determined successful completion of higher education. It was found that among both borrowers and non-borrowers, working part-time or fulltime and/or delayed entry into college carried a significantly high risk for dropping out. The fact that almost all of the students who successfully completed higher education were enrolled in college right after high school, attended fulltime and did not work part time or full time implied that external distractions had a major negative impact on successful completion. Since borrowers are under financial burden they are more prone to take up part time jobs and therefore carry a greater risk for dropping out. Essentially, one of the main findings and recommendations of this report is to "Make college more affordable so as to reduce dependence on loan financing and student employment, especially for those with the greatest need." [Lawrence Gladiex, pg 16]
1) Tamar Lewin, 'College may become Unaffordable for Most in U.S.', New York Times, Accessed Nov 19th 2009, Available Online at, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/education/03college.html?sq=Higher%20Education%20May%20Soon%20Be%20Unaffordable%20for%20Most%20Americans&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1258791454-dIlgWsiVrh3PLjWWuRQS7g
2) Tamar Lewin, 'College Costs Keep Rising', New York Times, Accessed Nov 19th 2009, Available Online at, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/21/education/21costs.html?scp=10&sq=higher%20education%20price&st=cse
3) Jack Kadden, 'Fears for the Future of University of California', NY times Accessed Nov 20th 2009, Available Online at, http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/fears-for-the-future-of-the-university-of-california/?scp=2&sq=higer%20education%20new%20policies&st=cse
4) NCPPHE, 'Measuring Up: 2008 -- The national report Card on Higher Education', Accessed 19th Nov 009, available online at, http://measuringup2008.highereducation.org/print/NCPPHEMUNationalRpt.pdf
Educational Excellence eview goals put Educational Excellence All Children Act (1999). Goal 1: eady learn year 2000, children America start school ready learn. Goal 2: School Completion year 2000, high school graduation rate increase 90%.
Educational Excellence for All Children Act (1999):
How does Louisiana measure up?
When President Clinton reauthorized the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 in the form of the Educational Excellence for All Children Act (1999), he intended to reinforce such concepts as 'high academic standards, top-quality teachers in smaller classes, safe schools" and emphasize the need for a greater degree of accountability of schools and teachers (Kickbush & Winters 1999). The Act set six major goals for all schools. Sadly, the state of Louisiana has received a failing grade from a number of independent, objective review boards in relation to its ability to meet these six goals. The National Center for…
Drug and alcohol abuse amongst teens in Louisiana. (2012). Inspirations Youth. Retrieved:
Ernest Gallet. (2011). Louisiana Schools Report Cards. Retrieved:
Students Having a Difficult Time
hy are students having a difficult time graduating in 4 years?
There is a constant change occurring around the globe, and for that no one can just stick to one point and be left behind but has to move with the same pace as time asks to even in the field of education, and the result one expects to get once one is graduated is a nice job, everything is in a move of constant change.
Students need a full four-year period to graduate, and in this span of their life, which means 18-22-year age, they have to face assorted problems, which can be financial, parental stress, the courses being covered themselves and pressure from other ends.
This research paper, discusses the problems which are most commonly faced by many students because of the speedy nature of a four-year graduation program. It thoroughly discusses all…
Asher, Donald. 6 Reasons College Students Don't Graduate in 4 Years. Donald Asher. 2010. Web. 22 October 2012
Conan, Neal. Students Find It's Tough To Graduate In Four Years. Talk of the Nation. 21 May 2012. Web. 22 October 2012.
LaCombe, Amy M. Is First-generation Status a Predictor of 4-year Graduation Rate, Grade Point Average, Choice of Major Upon Entry, and Major Upon Graduation at a Private, Highly Selective 4-year Institution? Boston: ProQuest Information and Learning Company, 2007. Print.
Vise, Daniel de. Education - Public universities pushing 'super-seniors' to the graduation stage. The Washington Post. 3 June 2012. Web. 22 October 2012.
benefit-Costs of pursuing an MA
Even though each of us has his/her own perspective of happiness and sense of life, we all agree that the integral part of these are the financial stability complemented by personal professional success. That is why we all strive very hard to achieve ambitious financial and professional goals and choose our own paths to them. ut through historical and empirical evidence it has become clear that on average, the better education one has, the better are one's chances of fulfilling the boldest dreams.
We, Americans, spend millions of dollars on our education, which we consider as investment in our human capital. According to the public opinion research conducted by the Educational Testing Service: "Nearly all (96%) adults believe that a college education is a good investment, including 72% who say it is a very good investment."
I have achelor of Sciences degree from Hampton University…
Brealey, Richard, and Stewart Myers. Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 3rd edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.
Hart, Peter D. Teeter, Robert M. Quality, affordability & access: Americans speak on higher education. Educational Testing Service. 2003. available on web: http://ftp.ets.org/pub/corp/2003report.pdf.
Edgington, Rachel Global MBA Executive Survey 2004. Graduate Management Admission Council. 2004. http://www.gmat.org/NR/rdonlyres/0E026671-945D-43F8-B1E5-B5E731B7CC65/0/ExecutiveSummaryFinal.pdf
To some, that suggests that college is a more viable alternative for many of those who would otherwise have sought jobs in the manufacturing sector previously.
However, there are at least two reasons that such a conclusion may be invalid. First, while many manufacturing jobs have disappeared, many other types of technical jobs opportunities have emerged from numerous new technologies (Klein, 2012). Many of them require vocational degrees and certifications but no college degrees. For many people without specific interests in vocational applications of any college degrees being considered, training programs for these types of jobs is much less expensive, quicker, and more likely to lead to satisfying employment options than a college diploma in a random academic area or one of great intellectual value but few employment prospects outside of academia (Klein, 2012).
Second, vocational training, in general, has changed significantly in the last several decades. Specifically, whereas vocational…
Coy, P. (2009). "The lost generation." Business Week (October 19, 2009): 33-35.
Ewing, J. (2009). "Germany's answer: The apprentice." Business Week (October 19,
Hay, J. (2013). Question of 'Is college worth it?' weighs on local students. The Press
Decide what types of companies fit my needs, whether large or small, public or private. Continuously revise CV as new skills are acquired that will assist in realizing an opportunity to work independently in the chosen industry.
Take some time to explore the possibility of working part time as an assistant real estate manager while pursuing an advanced degree in the form of an MA or MS in the field of marketing. Practice sales and marketing skills by cold calling on a volunteer basis for companies in need of help with projects related to real estate and property development.
Months 1 to 3
eflect on educational performance toward BA in Business Marketing.
Complete educational requirements for graduation.
Stop searching for career opportunities alone and start searching for jobs that match skill set, financial needs and career advancement opportunities.
Mentor with local real estate and property development managers to acquire even…
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Also, children who do not graduate from school are also at risk for negative and risky behavior during adolescence that can transcend into adulthood. These behaviors include delinquency, drug abuse and violence as well as long-term adjustment issues.
Essentially, children in foster care are at greater risk for not succeeding in school and do have more emotional issues than children of the general population. There must be the utmost emphasis on helping them to succeed. One study conducted suggested the difference between success and failure for a child could be determined with only a few steps and relatively minimal effort on the part of care givers and educational institutions. These include making sure transcripts transfer in a timely manner, a strong working relationship between educators and social workers, the care giver (foster parent) involvement in the education process, and social workers being involved in the direction of the child's education.…
Anne Havalchak, C.R. (2009). Foster Care Experiences and Educational. Social Work Journal, 3-7.
Fernandez, E. (2008). Unravelling Emotional, Behavioural. British Journal of Social Work, 14-16.
Sullivan, M.J. (2009). School change, academic progress, and behavior problems in a sample of foster youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 7.
After presenting group members with the concrete, tangible evidence of the club's usefulness to the surrounding community, it would then behoove Mario to clarify his goal of the present meeting by broaching the subject that the Club should continue after graduation. The best way of formally presenting this idea (which had been previously alluded to in the meeting via the introductory phase and the power point presentation) would be to initially express it in the form of a question -- which would ideally get an affirmative response from group members after the comprehensive review of the club's accomplishments and the specific involvement of group members in those accomplishments -- which Mario should then write on a whiteboard to serve as the goal of the present meeting.
Lastly, Mario's agenda should include a couple of relatively low-maintenance projects that could yield a high degree of tangibility that would allow the club…
Northouse, G. (2007). Leadership Theory And Practice. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc.
Rowe, W.G. (2007). Cases In Leadership. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications
education at Valencia College, where I am studying to be a respiratory therapist. I want to continue my education, with the hope of attending the University of Central Florida. The University of Central Florida does not offer a Bachelor of Science degree in respiratory therapy, but does offer a wide range of degrees related to the medical field. I intend to pursue a B.S. In Health-Sciences, Pre-Clinical undergraduate degree. I feel that this will give me the educational background I need to place me in a competitive position for graduate or professional training, while exposing me to a wide variety of occupations in the medical field.
The four-year university that I have selected is the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. It is a competitive university with a student body of just under 50,000 (49,900) students (Petersons, 2013). The average in-state tuition rate seems reasonable at $6,247 per academic…
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Petersons. (2013). University of Central Florida. Retrieved March 7, 2013 from Peterson's website: http://www.petersons.com/college-search/university-of-central-florida-000_10000671.aspx
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from University of Central Florida website: http://www2.cohpa.ucf.edu/health.pro/prospective_students.shtml
Beyond High School
I started at Essex Community College immediately after completing my high school. I joined the college seeking a degree in nursing and was also advised by my advisor to start college before going into any university. Before joining Essex Community College, I joined Coppin State University, but because of initial difficulties in adjusting in a university fresh out of high school and on the advice of my mentor, I joined the college so as to get used to the environment of colleges and then adjust in the university.
My troubles started when I became pregnant during my nursing classes in the Essex Community College, and because of severe illness, I had to leave my studies midway. After leaving I started my career as a Certified Geriatric Assistant and continued my personal life as a single mother. Managing career and personal duties as a single mother of young…
Business and finance understanding were a foundational part of my formative years, as my father worked for Merryl Lynch for 25 years. He shared with me the desire to understand and incorporate the wisdom of how the market works and how finance is a part of every day life. In doing so he not only made me wise to the sometimes complicated nature of business but he shared his love for the concepts with me and in sharing I developed my own love for business and finance. The challenges of business and finance have become a part of the foundation that drives my decision and desire to achieve and succeed in both my own life and through the success of my abilities working with this foundational part of other's lives.
I have worked hard in my life to achieve things which many people only dream of doing. After high school…
To protect themselves, many Americans chose to avoid working with or becoming friends with those who immigrated. A lack of trust permeated everything that the Americans did in regards to the immigrants, at least with the men. This was not always true of the women, as they often got along together and shared the trials and difficulties of raising families. However, many men who owned shops and stores would not hire an immigrant laborer (Glazer, 1998).
They believed that immigrants took jobs away from people in the U.S., and they did not want to catch any diseases that these immigrants might have brought with them. The general attitude during this time period was that immigrants were so different from Americans that they could never mesh into one society, but that attitude has obviously changed, as today America is a mix of all kinds of people (Glazer, 1998; Sowell, 1997).
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Undocumented tudents Equity to in-tate Tuition:
Reducing The Barriers
There exist policy ambiguities and variations at federal, state, and institutional levels related to undocumented student access to and success in higher education and this has created problems for these students. This study investigated specific policies and procedures to provide the resources and capital to assist undocumented students as well as reviewed key elements of showing the correlation of these difficulties with ethnic identity in access and equity to higher education that would help eliminate student's frustration. The study also illustrated that there is no accountability system surrounding the success of undocumented student's postsecondary education divide significant structure. Three research questions guided the study; a) Without the fundamental requirements met how will undocumented students achieve their goal to attain a degree, and seek a rewarding career? b) Is it unjust to extradite an illegal alien who has been living a constructive…
Scott, W.R. (2004). Institutional theory: Contributing to a theoretical research program. Retrieved from http://icos.groups.si.umich.edu/Institutional%20Theory%20Oxford04.pdf
Spickard, P. (2007). Almost all aliens: Immigration, race, and colonialism in American history and identity. New York, NY: Routledge.
Taylor, E. (2009). The foundations of critical race theory in education: An introduction. In E. Taylor, D. Gillborn & G. Ladson-Billings (Eds.), Foundations of critical race theory in education (pp. 1-13). New York, NY: Routledge.
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Exercise 1.1: eview of esearch Study and Consideration of Ethical Guidelines
Option 1: Stanford Prison Experiment
Go to: http://www.prisonexp.org, the official site for the Stanford Prison Experiment.
What do you think the research questions were in this study? List 2 or 3 possible research questions (in question format) that may have been the focus of this experiment.
What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? Does natural or innate evil exist, or is evil situational? Are certain people simply born "bad apples" or are they made evil by "bad barrels"?
What is "reality" in a prison setting? This study is one in which an illusion of imprisonment was created, but when do illusions become real? How quickly and easily will 'ordinary men' adjust to the roles as prisoners, guards and…
Asby, M.D. And S.A. Miles (2002). Leaders Talk Leadership: Top Executives Speak their Minds. Oxford.
"Frederick W. Smith: The Entrepreneur Who Created an Industry." (2003). IBS Center for Management Research. http://www.icmrindia.org/casestudies/catalogue/Leadership%20and%20Entrepreneurship/Frederick%20W%20Smith-The%20Entrepreneur-Leadership%20and%20Entrepreneurship.htm
Holstein, W.J. (2007). "Fred Smith's Golden Rule for CEO's." BNet, November 19, 2007. http://www.bnet.com/blog/ceo/fred-smiths-golden-rule-for-ceos-be-selfless/1061
Lussier, R.N. And C.F. Archua (2010). Leadership: Theory, Application and Skill Development. South-Western Cengage Learning.
Every special needs student has different strengths and weaknesses. Under IDEA, the IEP is forms the educational standard for all special needs students. The IEP determines the course of their education, goals, and method of teaching. The standards are adjusted to the needs of the student. This differs from the nationalized standards that dictate the educational needs of the general population.
Quantitative assessment is the rule of assessment of the general population. However, assessment of the special needs population is largely qualitative. The problem in assessing the success of life skills classrooms must consider whether the individual goals of the students are being met. However, there are many variables that can impact this success. For instance, a student may develop unexpected medical conditions during the course of the year that impact the ability to meet IEP goals. These factors must be considered in order to make a fair assessment of…
Bellini, S., Peters, J., Benner, L., & Hopf, a. (2007). A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Social kills Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Remedial and Special Education 28 (3), 153. Retrieved from Questia Database on April 20, 2008.
Bouck, E. (2004). Exploring Secondary Special Education for Mild Mental Impairment: A rogram in Search of Its Place. Remedial and Special Education. 25 (6), 367. Retrieved from Questia Database on April 20, 2008.
Coster, W. & Haltiwanger, J. (2004). Social-Behavioral Skills of Elementary Students with physical Disabilities Included in General Education Classrooms. Remedial and Special education. 25 (2), 95. Retrieved from Questia Database on April 20, 2008.
Heron, T. Welsch, R. & Goddard, Y. (2003). Applications of Tutoring Systems in Specialized object Areas: An Analysis of Skills, Methodologies, and Results. Remedial and Special education. 24 (5), 288. Retrieved from Questia Database on April 20, 2008.
After learning so much from the business world, I wish to add to that learning with the more formally acquired skills of the classroom. I also wish to learn from my fellow MBA students, and to embark more upon team projects, sharing my work and life skills as all of us work hard, together, to succeed. I am interested to sample from a diversity of experiences within the business world, of different business spheres, from the examples, skills, and professional experiences and aspirations of my classmates.
An MBA is an unusual graduate degree, in that it attempts to take individuals from the job market, often whom have, like myself, been employed at professional occupations, and by giving them an academic orientation and grounding in certain intellectual skills and rubrics. It also encourages candidates to bring their pre-existing skills, experiences, and attributes to the program to enhance the education others as…
Recording health data of recruits in an Access database would also eliminate potential errors in medication administration or other critical issues.
Another potential use for database systems at the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command includes inventory upkeep. We should be keeping better records of our supplies, including food and medical supplies as well as gear, uniforms, and other essentials. The Recruit Training Command center would avoid costly wait times if databases were more effectively employed.
Finally, all officer data, including data from commanding officers, should be maintained in a database in our office here in Great Lakes. Furthermore, we need to maximize our information technology power by linking to other U.S. Navy databases on a secure network. This way, we will be more in touch, better organized, and operate more efficiently.
If the Navy Recruit Training Command wants to begin including photographs of its recruits in the central database, we…
urban school districts. The biggest one I believe is coping with and attaching importance to the diversity that has been part of the American paradigm since the beginning of the country. The related challenge is providing equitable education for the children of a diverse community, frequently with wide differences in background. These differences might include socioeconomic, cultural and linguistic diversity. I believe the best way to deal with these differences is not to focus on the fact that diversity is a problem, but rather a blessing.
Personally then, I would face the challenge of diversity by focusing on the positive aspects of this element. In the classroom I would for example provide time for students to present their particular culture to the rest of the class. This would entail the traditions such as food and dancing that the culture includes. In this way students learn about other cultures, and also…
Masters program in leadership studies somewhat naturally. I have direct experience in leadership and experience in being a part of a team. I have a background in the military, providing service for my country via the United States Army. I am a SGM. As part of my military preparation, I am a part of the UTEP Masters of Leadership Program. My military career extends over two decades, and within that time, I have had a number of leadership opportunities as well as opportunities to serve underneath great leaders. Through my own leadership experience, as well as the experience of working under a strong leader, I naturally gravitated toward a masters program in leadership studies.
Leadership is a vital skill in no matter what a person's career choice or educational plan may be. Therefore, leadership studies applies to me on a personal level, a career level, as well as an academic…
career interest is accounting. Accountancy is the process of evaluating the financial information about business entities to users such as the managers of the shareholders (Elliot, & Elliot, 2004). Accountancy falls into three areas: accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing.
I choose accounting since it will give me a solid employment with a lucrative wage and this is what is important to me. I have also learned that it can be fun in the investigative way if I se it as such. The work conditions are fine -- not too tedious and best of all I can structure them at my convenience. I can work either for an institution or be self-employed. Chances for advancement also depend on myself and, best of all, I can find global opportunities in any and every business..
• Career goals and career strategy
The kind of job that I am most interested in is working in…
Accountants and Auditors. Career Information. CollegeGrad.com
Accounting Jobs Today.com Controller | Sample Resume 5
Alba, J. Vault career guide to accounting. New York: Vault, c2002.
This also include resolving minor and major conflicts, issues and problems. This phase also include the management and constant supervision during the event, prize distribution and speech.
I realized that this is not only a tiring job but it also required me to be active all the time. I was sheer hard work. While evaluating what I did I came across the fact that I need to be more active and up to mark. Secondly I need to improve my communication skills. Thirdly and most importantly I need to learn multi-tasking and improve my managerial skillsas these were the greatest requirements for the success of an event. By success I mean giving the hundred percent to sponsors, participants, audiences and staff!!
I also realized that day-to-day matters, record keeping, conflict resolution and other normal activities (including scheduling and planning of coaching sessions, availability of practice ground, etc.) also are an…
Byers, T., Slack, T. And Parent, M. (2013). Key Concepts in Sport Management. London: SAGE Publications. http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=bn8BmYbrX1oC&pg=PT74&lpg=PT74&dq=basic+concepts+of+sports+management+pdf&source=bl&ots=m7OsRo1bbL&sig=5-9uXL1HLIMRfz6Cy5NbE-OtO7k&hl=en&sa=X&ei=sMrbUbflAYa04ASR2oH4Cw&ved=0CEcQ6AEwBjgy [Accessed: 9th July 2013].
Costa, C. (2005). The Status and Future of Sport Management: A Delphi Study. Journal of Sport Management, 19 (1), p. 117. Retrieved from: http://www.humankinetics.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/DAM/067/192-Costa_The_status_and_fu.pdf [Accessed: 9th July 2013].
Davies, C. And Lowe, T. (n.d.). Kolb Learning Cycle Tutorial. University of Leeds. Retrieved from http://www.ldu.leeds.ac.uk/ldu/sddu_multimedia/kolb/static_version.php [Accessed: 9th July 2013].
Faculty, U.O.M. (2013). Reflection in service learning classes. University of Minnesota. Retrieved from http://www.servicelearning.umn.edu/info/reflection.html [Accessed: 9th July 2013].
Geagua County, OH
Planning -- The most effective strategy within a community for any public health issue is two-fold: education and focus. To accomplish this at the community level, there needs to be a broad level of focus and support from all levels of the government: local, State and Federal, in order for there to be a consistent and proactive message. Education should begin at the elementary school level, with teaching talking about substances, abuse and alternatives; and move through the school system as appropriate for the cognitive abilities of various age groups. In this way, the community can collaborate with schools to provide initiatives and programs that address the problem prior to it becoming as endemic, and offer proposed solutions in a way that almost everyone involved knows they can receive help if necessary. The educational process must also be pervasive and accessible -- people need a number to…
Bangeret-Drowns, R. (1988). The Effects of School-Based Substance Abuse Education. Journal of Drug Education, 18(3), 243-64.
Berkowitz, M., et al. (1991). Sociomoral Development and Drug and Alcohol Abuse. In W. Kurtines (Ed.), Handbook of Moral Behavior and Development (Vol. 3). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum.
Blondell, R. (2005). Ambulatory detoxification of patients with alchohol dependence. American Family Physician, 71(3), 495-502.
Cook, P., & Moore, M. (2002). The Economics of Alchohol Abuse. Health Affairs, 21(2), 120-33.
Lam (2000) noted that the top-down implementation of technology by administration and senior staff may make teachers resent and avoid its utilization. He added that concern regarding legitimacy of the computer as an effective educational tool has an influence on teacher adoption. He suggested that language teachers are not technophobes, as some believe, but do not incorporate technology because institutions and programs fail to notice the importance of training teachers and matching their goals with the tools they wish to use. Differences in acceptance and adoption of technology also occur in students, with some being more accepting of computer-aided learning than others. According to Na (2001), male students frequently have more confidence in computer technology than females. It is also known that students have different learning styles (VanZile-Tamsen & Livingston, J.A., 1999; Sankaran et al., 2000). There is thus a need to match course formats with students' attitudes and learning…
I never missed a single class since being accepted for enrollment and I managed to fulfill all of the course requirements despite the additional difficulty of working alone on projects that were clearly designed and intended to be completed in a collaborative group setting. Nevertheless, I managed to achieve an average score of 83 based on the core components of the assignments on the basis of which course grades depended. Given the disadvantages of the late start I had in the class which deprived me of the opportunity to collaborate with my classmates in the manner required by the material, it seems unfair to refuse to consider that substantial disadvantage in quantifying my performance. In light of the tremendous significance of this curse grade to my hopes of timely graduation and the consequences of the refusal to consider my unique situation, I would very respectfully request reconsideration for the reasons…
A work of non-fiction does not have to be about a person, however. Non-fiction work can include theories of social studies, presented in interesting and new ways. Non-fiction is tremendously helpful in lesson planning because the prose elucidates issues in subjects like science and social studies.
Question 6: Although she is not remembered as a major figure in the Civil Rights Movement, Marian Anderson's life contributed to some of the reforms that African-American citizens demanded. Discuss how her voice "challenged" a nation.
Marian Anderson was an accomplished African-American singer. Anderson broke the color barrier in the arts, just as Jackie Robinson did in sports. Anderson's success challenged prevailing social norms, as she became a visible figure in America's most elite concert halls. Anderson began indirectly using her voice as a political tool, channeling her success into achieving broader civil rights goals.
Question 7: Describe how the city of Philadelphia, its…
American Library Association. "Terms and Criteria." Retrieved Dec 8, 2009 from http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyterms/newberyterms.cfm
"Yellow Fever Attacks, 1793" Eye Witness to History. Retrieved Dec 8, 2009 from http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/yellowfever.htm
This role is in response to clients' demands for a single trustworthy individual or firm to meet all of their financial needs. However, accountants are restricted from providing these services to clients whose financial statements they also prepare." (U.S. Department of Labor, ureau of Labor Statistics, 2009)
1. Public Accounting
The work entitled: "The Reality of the CPA's Role" states that modern CPAs work "behind the scenes as trusted advisors in nearly all significant business decisions. Successful accountants display the ability to think strategically and creatively and to be problem solvers and business advisors." (Douglass, 2006) Douglass states that the views of the CPA are widely varied "...whether from the viewpoint of the investing public or from the perspective of the companies that engage CPAs to audit their financial statements or perform other functions. In fact, many people not involved in the business management or accounting profession may perceive CPAs…
Douglass, Kevin (2006) the Reality of the CPA's Role New Jersey CPA Magazine, April 2006. Accounting and Auditing. Online available at: http://www.amper.com/publications/amper-cpa-role.asp
Erard, Brian (1992) Taxation with Representation: An Analysis of the Role of Tax Practitioners in Tax Compliance. Journal of Public Economics 52 (1993) 163-107. North-Holland. Online available at: http://aysps.gsu.edu/isp/files/ISP_SUMMER_SCHOOL_2008_ERARD_TAXATION_WITHOUT_REPRESENTATION.pdf
Financial accounting for Local and State School Systems (2005) Chapter 4: Governmental Accounting. National Center for Education Statistics. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. Online available at: http://nces.ed.gov /pubs2004/h2r2/ch_4.asp' target='_blank' REL='NOFOLLOW'>
Rather than treat this as a handicap, though, I think it can be used to the advantage to serve my future clients by putting their best interest as the primary consideration in any decision that need to be made.
In terms of value conflict, I don't think there will be any in when providing services to those who are vulnerable. Instead, I believe that the placing the welfare of others above my own is an overarching value that I have in my life, which is essential and should be inherent in any social-work professional and practitioner.
6. What do you consider your personal strengths and limitations in terms of your development as a professional social worker? What qualities do you possess which prepare you for graduate social work (insight, intuitiveness, self-awareness, etc.)?
As a young professional, my drive to continually strive to do something better is a personal strength that…
There is no formula to fall back on when trying to address the real needs and perceived needs of various elements in the organizational hierarchy: hence the challenge for the administrator.
The administrative budget is often the aspect of the online learning environment most tempting to "skimp" upon, given that administrative savings are supposed to be one of the benefits of the online environment, "Good management means extensive planning and this needs market research and other studies which are more difficult to justify to the faculty for the public than creating new courses, hiring more academics staff, or buying new technology." But scheduling constantly overlapping semesters of students and teachers, distributing dates for course registration and tuition payments; completion of the course assignments, examinations, and graduation procedures are required for the university to work as it should, and to maintain a high-quality reputation. Scrutinizing the quality of instruction in a…
omen were also a significant part of the civilian staff, committing their
abilities as typists, phone switchboard operators and facility
Likewise, on the home front, women would commit their services in
place of their husbands, fighting abroad. In fact, the term home front
should be well understood as one coined with the psychological intention of
conveying that those who were enlisted in one manner or another for
civilian duty were themselves a crucial force in the war effort. The
terminology of 'home front' implies that such domestic locales as the
continental United States were to be seen as war theatre's demanding of
unified and concerted participation in shared goals of conservation, labor
and administrative support.
For women in all walks of American life, the end of the Depression
would coincide with the start of orld ar II, making the association
between job creation and the war effort fully inextricable.…
Associated Press (AP), Nazi Sex Slaves, Spiegel Online, 2007.
Online at http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,459704,00.html
Ardrossan Herald, Join the Women's Land Army, WWII in North Ayrshire, Mar.
Irvine Herald, Work For Women, WWII in North Ayrshire, Jan. 19, 1940.
ut it does not come without cost to the local school system." (National Military Family Association, 2006) This report relates funding is provided through the U.S. Department of education Impact Aid Program that go to district who are educating military children to support the districts in educating large numbers of military children including their frequent movements and the need for counseling and other resources. (National Military Family Association, 200;, paraphrased)
III. RECOMMENDATIONS of JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
John Hopkins University researchers state recommendations for schools who educate military children which include the following: (1) Know your students: Children of military families tend to be hard-working, focused, and goal-oriented; (2) Schools need to provide opportunities for them to excel; (3) Set up strategies to welcome new students; (4) e flexible when students move in or out to assist them in fulfilling graduation requirements and becoming involved in school activities; (5) Engage parents:…
Pre-K for Military Families: Honoring Service, Educating Children (2007) Pre-K Now Research Series July 2007. McCormick Tribune Foundation. Online available at http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/Pre-K%20for%20Military%20Families.pdf
Month of the Military Child (2008) Connections April 2008 Army Reserve Family Programs. Online available at http://www.arfp.org/skins/ARFP/display.aspx?ModuleID=8cde2e88-3052-448c-893d-d0b4b14b31c4&CategoryID=92d19fef-3459-40de-8f84-dbde04b1a1a1&ObjectID=b8080813-c5c2-4c0b-a59f-3a4f894b834c&AllowSSL=true
Military Children and Families (2008) Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. Online available at http://www.centerforthestudyoftraumaticstress.org/aboutyou.militarychildren.shtml
Kids Serve Too (2005) a Salute to America's Military Children. 13 Apr 2005. Online available at http://www.firebrandstudio.com/ks2/doc/KS2presskit.pdf
" (2002) This is still possible for children who gain their education through independent study programs in that they are still able to participate in extra-curricular activities and are not so exhausted while doing so when they are being educated through independent study programs instead of being forced to endure very long school days that drains them and bars them from physically being able to participate in extracurricular activities with other children.
It is not only children who have learning disabilities who benefit from Independent Study Programs as evidenced in the work of Simpson (2007) entitled: "Educational Options for Gifted Learners" who relates that inclusive in the wide range of options for the gifted student is 'Independent Learning' through a differentiated curriculum. The independent learning program for gifted students serves to foster independence and nurture self-regulation, self-reliance, resourcefulness while allowing students to formulate their own learning and as well serves…
Lennstrom, Henry Walter (1973) an Analysis of Independent Study Programs in the Junior Community Colleges. ERIC ED087516 Digest. Online available at http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED087516&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED087516
Kassof, Annie (2004) Independent Study Program Offers Model for State. Berkeley Daily Planet. 17 Dec 2004. Online available at http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/article1.cfm?archiveDate=12-17-04&storyID=20315
Rafoth, Mary Ann (2007) Independent Study - Purposes and Goals of Independent Study, Independent Study and Extensiveness in Grades K-12. Education Encyclopedia - State University. Online available at http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/2080/Independent-Study.html
Stroman, Bonne (2006) Independent Study - Texas Performance Standards Project. Online available at http://www.texaspsp.org/exit/deliveryISM.php?p=2
Most importantly, I want to return to my father at least a fraction of what he has given to me in education and encouragement. If it were not for his decision to home school me, I would not have been where I am today, and most likely I would have set less ambitious longer-term goals.
A graduated my home schooling career with honors, earned extra credits, and achieved all the goals I set for myself. I did this entirely by self-directed scholarship, and on the basis of what I received from my parents. This in turn enabled me to enter college at the unusually early age of sixteen years old. At seventeen, I have no completed almost two years of college. This, in my view, gives me an advantage over many other people at my age. Through home schooling I have matured to a level where can pursue my studies…
Methods for evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of peer-assisted learning programs are discussed as well, followed by a summary of the literature review.
Background and Overview.
The growing body of scholarly evidence concerning peer tutoring has been consistent in emphasizing the powerful effects that children can exert on the academic and interpersonal development of their classmates and/or other students (Ehly & Topping, 1998). For example, Bloom (1984) reported early on that one-on-one tutoring by a fully skilled peer was more effective than both conventional (i.e., teachers' lecturing) and mastery learning (i.e., student- regulated) methods of teaching. Across several replications of academic content and student age levels, Bloom (1984) reported that peer tutoring programs produced effect sizes on the order of 2 standard deviations above the mean of the control group (i.e., students receiving conventional lecture-based instruction), compared with 1.3 standard deviations for mastery learning (effect sizes larger than.25 of 1…
Adelgais, a., King, a., & Staffieri, a. (1998). Mutual peer tutoring: Effects of structuring tutorial interaction to scaffold peer learning. Journal of Educational Psychology, 90(1), 134.
Afflerbach, P., Baumann, J.F., Duffy-Hester, a.M., Hoffman, J.V., McCarthey, S.J. & Ro, J.M. (2000). Balancing principles for teaching elementary reading. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Arreaga-Mayer, C., Gavin, K.M., Greenwood, C.R., Terry, B.T., & Utley, C.A. (2001). Classwide peer tutoring learning management system. Remedial and Special Education, 22(1), 34.
Bloom, B.S. (1984). The 2 sigma problem: The search for methods of group instruction as effective as one-to-one tutoring. Educational Researcher, 13, 4-16.
My notable contributions in this capacity include obtaining investment funding and sponsorships, securing a co-production partnership with Storm 360, a leading West African entertainment company, and forging media partnerships with HiTV, Silverbird TV, NN24, and BusinessDay among others. In addition, I established and implemented overall business objectives of becoming a world-class production and broadcast company offering international broadcast content to strengthen the spirit of enterprise and human development throughout Africa and across the globe. Furthermore, I played an integral role in representing company in key business negotiations.
Further, I also played a pivotal leadership role in winning various team-based tasks, including developing and marketing a new fast-food chicken entree for Chicken Republic, planning and executing a hotel redecoration project at Eko Hotel & Suites, presenting a route to market's strategy for West Africa's largest cell phone provider, Celtel, and formulating a marketing strategy for a new energy drink for Nigeria's…
Bachelor's of Business Administration with a special concentration in legal studies opens up a plethora of career opportunities with possible advancement into the field of law. According to the Glossary of Bachelor's Degree Programs on the Education Portal, "A BBA in Legal Studies prepares a student to work in various law sectors" including "public welfare, insurance, social services, human resources, real estate, taxes, banking, human rights, finance, business, and many others." The reasons for pursuing this degree are extensive. A high level of job security, relatively high starting and peak earnings salary, and tremendous amount of job flexibility and variety rank among the top reasons for pursuing a Bachelor's of Business Administration with a special concentration in legal studies. Because the degree can become a precursor to law school and a career as a lawyer, future career options are not only lucrative but also personally rewarding.
A lawyer has the…
Boyer, Allison. "Top 10 Reasons to Become a Lawyer." eHow. Retrieved online: http://www.ehow.com/list_6511480_top-10-reasons-become-lawyer.html
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Lawyers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos053.htm (visited April 09, 2011).
"Business Law." Retrieved online: http://www.hg.org/corp.html
Drexel University. "Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Legal Studies." Retrieved online: http://www.hotcoursesusa.com/us/bachelor-of-science-in-business-administration-legal-studies-at-drexel-university-570388-usa.html
The staff member might coordinate with other staff members to develop group training approaches as well as independent learning approaches.
This is the heart of the development program where training activities are conducted in a designated time frame. Generally all staff involved in this development plan will be required to establish and attain a designated set of objectives within a one year time frame. At the end of this period of time staff will be encouraged to develop new continuing education goals and pursue them relative to their job function. Cross training may also be utilized as a form of professional growth and development for members of the support staff.
The methods used to facilitate learning and development will vary depending on the objectives and goals for training that have been established by the supervisor and staff during the evaluation and planning sessions. Among the considerations will include…
Smith. (2001). "Smith Staff Development Plan." Smith Middle School Planning Team, 25, November 2004: http://www.chccs.k12.nc.us/smith/updates.curriculum/sdplan.htm
Training and Development for Support Personnel." Specific Processes in the Human
Resources Domain, Part III. Pp. 458-464
Benjamin H. Namm Scholarship
(For Electro-Mechanical Engineering)
Every now and then, an opportunity presents itself that a person just wants to grab because it seems an opportunity made just for him. That's how I feel about the Benjamin H. Namm Scholarship. It would help me enormously in the pursuit of my dreams.
Since I was a child, I knew I must make something good out of my life. My father was a chemist, and he wanted me to go at least as high as he did, if not further. When I was only in elementary school, he taught me as if I was a college student! I would come home from school, eat a little snack in the kitchen, and then go straight to work. First and most important was math. My math book was always the first book I touched. My father was there to make sure I got…
led you to want to aim for an MBA, particularly, why an MBA, why William and Mary, and why now? Please address your post-MBA professional goals as part of your response.
During my educational career and throughout my life I have slowly learned the world is ever-changing in nature. To succeed in modern business tomorrow's leaders have to have the skills and technical knowledge that will allow them to become flexible and adaptable leaders. Eventually my goals for the future include opening and starting my own firm in the global marketplace. To do this however I need to posses more knowledge not only of the technical aspects of the business world but also of the qualities a leader must have to succeed in this environment. I feel aiming for my MBA will provide me with knowledge of global trends and problems currently affecting enterprises large and small, and help me…
The most meaningful message that I found in Randy Pausch's book The Last Lecture has to do with what the author was telling readers regarding obstacles in the way of fulfilling dreams and ambitions. Specifically, the part of this narrative that pertains to brick walls was particularly enlightening for anyone who is attempting to accomplish goals or to set precedents. The author's conception of brick walls are impediments that prevent -- or at least impede -- people from accomplishing certain tasks. The following quotation elucidates this point of the author's more fully. "The brick walls are there for a reason. They're not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something."
In many ways, this quotation sums up the author's entire attitude towards life and is the principle theme of this work of…
Sherman's March To The Sea
Services and trainings at military
Marriage and Career
Services in Civil Wars
Year 1864 (Atlanta Event): Preparation of War 4
March to the Sea Event
Move to South Carolina Event
Move to North Carolina Event
Consequences of the Sherman's March
esearch Paper Sherman's March to the Sea
William Tecumseh Sherman who was also known as General Sherman (born on 8 February, 1820 in Lancaster-Ohio) that is nearby Hocking iver shore. By profession, his father was a lawyer and worked at Ohio Supreme Court. At the age of nine, his father died. A family friend raised him.
When he was 16 years old, Ewing appointed him as a cadet in U.S. military academy at the West Point. After his graduation, he entered into the army as second lieutenant in 1840. Sherman was promoted to Captain due to his services. He was not…
Clarke & Dwight, L. (1969). William Tecumseh Sherman: Gold Rush Banker. California Historical Society.
Eicher, J.H. & Eicher, D.J. (2001). Civil War High Commands. Stanford University Press.
Inscoe, J. (2011). The Civil War in Georgia: A New Georgia Encyclopaedia Companion. University of Georgia Press.
Rhodes, J.F. (1901). Sherman's March to the Sea. The American Historical Review, 6(3), 466-474.
Staying connected changing world industry applying work related skills current future employment benchmark success. Identify skills adapt career area graduation. Explain plan increase abilities skills.
Staying connected: Transferable and adaptable skills
Every soldier brings two fundamental skill sets to the workforce, when transitioning from the military to a civilian job: that of his or her transferable skills and that of his or her adaptive skills. I am a Command Sergeant Major with over 33 years of active military service. I have gained both transferable skills and adaptable skills over the course of my service.
The most useful transferable skills, the skills I have directly and actively used while serving in my position that can be easily deployed in the workforce involve my capacity for mentorship and teaching. As part of my duties as senior enlisted advisor to my commanding officer I have served as both as an advocate and representative…
Professional Career Action Plan
I am student majoring in science at the University of Phoenix. Upon my graduation I would like to use my skills to make a different in the communities that I serve and also in my home community. These are the main factors that I will consider during the period of advancing my career. My career development will be guided by several goals each of them will take varying periods to achieve.
However the most important of all is for be to make an impact for humanity over the period that I will be working in the health sector. I have made several consideration and also put in mind that I will first have to start at a particular point and slowly progress through my career to become a highly qualified and successful person in the health care sector will I believe will also be essential for…
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Establishing an NP Led Wellness and Recovery Center for Deinstitutionalized Individuals
Historically, nursing, and medicine professions have been loath to utilize tools commonly linked with mercenary aspects of business, such as market research and decision analysis. In the contemporary health care setting, however, consumers hold numerous options for care providers. The division of the market or market segmentation into different subgroups allows the determination of target markets and the buildup of marketing policies specific to the needs and interests of the selected subgroups. Market analysis allows the identification of policies for nurse practitioners to enhance their practice in a way that centers on the interests and needs of the selected market. While scores of the nurse practitioner's dream of operating their own businesses, those that have set up their own practice understand that it requires a compelling passion for owning a business, and for the profession.
A nurse practitioner is…
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand, report show book read retelling story. A theme selected proven research style writing. Examples details book support ideas. eport double spaced, standard 1" margins 12 size font.
Following her first novel Seabiscuit, many awaited Laura Hillenbrand's second book with nothing less than eagerness and excitement. It will be however nine years after her first non-fiction account before Unbroken: A World War Two Story of Survival, esilience, and edemption is released. Hillenbrand's life took a sudden turn just before her graduation from Kenyon College in Ohio when she fell ill with chronic fatigue syndrome, a disease that has kept her confined from living a normal life. She remains ensnared within the perimeters of her house in Glover Park, Washington which is from where she conducted research and eventually wrote Unbroken, the biographical novel about an Olympic runner whose World War Two experience reflects heroism in a sense of…
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Hillenbrand, L. (2010). Unbroken: A World War Two Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. New York: Random House.
Steigmeyer, A. (2011). Laura Hillenbrand '89 discusses her new book Unbroken. thekenyoncollegion.com. Retrieved from http://www.kenyoncollegian.com/features/laura-hillenbrand-89-discusses-her-new-book-unbroken-1.1997896?pagereq=3#.UjxR09L0HEq
As a person who is concerned with the environment and has a background in information technology, applying for admission to a Masters of Science program at XXX University is one in a series of logical steps and choices in my personal and professional lives. As a student in MSEM program, I will utilize my professional knowledge and skills acquired from both my experience as a biomedical engineering student and my family business to contribute to this community. My interests and skills coincide, expand, and deepen at the prospect of entrance to a Masters of Science program in the area of Biomedical Engineering.
My parents both own companies in China that focus on international trading business. I grew up in an environment full of business people and I enjoy it. I found doing business is compelling and thrilling. As the companies grow, they opened their companies divisions in XXXX…