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Unfortunately, in what concerns the educational system, black boys do not receive the support needed and they are constantly punished instead of being showed a better alternative of living and learning. Our educational system should focus on providing every child with an equal education, irrespective of his cultural background.
If parents would be more concerned with their children education and if our schools would focus more on rehabilitating a troubled child than punishing him, perhaps black boys would have a better life and higher chances of success.
Lee, Courtland C., Empowering Young lack Males, ERIC Clearinghouse on Counselling and Personnel Services Ann Arbor MI, December 1991, available at http://www.ericdigests.org/1992-4/black.htm;
McNally, Joel, a Ghetto Within a Ghetto, Spring 2003, available at http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/17_03/ghet173.shtml;
Noguera, Pedro Antonio, "Closing the Racial Achievement Gap: The est Strategies of the Schools We Send Them to," in Motion Magazine, July 23, 2007;
Noguera, Pedro Antonio, "The…
Lee, Courtland C., Empowering Young Black Males, ERIC Clearinghouse on Counselling and Personnel Services Ann Arbor MI, December 1991, available at http://www.ericdigests.org/1992-4/black.htm ;
McNally, Joel, a Ghetto Within a Ghetto, Spring 2003, available at http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/17_03/ghet173.shtml ;
Noguera, Pedro Antonio, "Closing the Racial Achievement Gap: The Best Strategies of the Schools We Send Them to," in Motion Magazine, July 23, 2007;
Noguera, Pedro Antonio, "The Trouble with Black Boys: The Role and Influence of Environmental and Cultural Factors on the Academic Performance of African-American Males," in Motion Magazine, May 13, 2002;
obstacles physician patient relationship. Must include quotes citation Deborah Tannen writing "Talk the Intimate Relationship"
Obstacles to a good physician-patient relationship
The physician-patient relationship is one of the most intimate and important relationships in many individual's lives. For the relationship to function in an optimal fashion, patients must often share information about their lifestyle habits, personal aspirations, sexuality, and feelings about their spouses with their physicians. However, a physician's desire to maintain a professional distance can result in communication barriers that inhibit the sharing of such thoughts and feelings. Examining some of the barriers that exist between patients and physicians, using some of the ideas and concepts from relationship therapy, and the differences between men and women can be useful. For example, according to Deborah Tannen's essay "Talk: The Intimate Relationship," the reason men and women often experience barriers to intimacy and a full and free flow of dialogue is…
Tannen, Deborah. "Talk: The Intimate Relationship." Full e-text available November 9, 2010 at http://and-if-not.blogspot.com/2006/03/talk-in-intimate-relationship.html
Democratic Obstacles to Liberty: Evidence from the Occupy Protests
Already a distant memory to most of the nation, if indeed they registered as more than the faintest blip on someone's field attention in the first place, the Occupy protests that swept through most major cities in the United States and several cities around the world were demonstrative both of the spirit of liberty that is still strong among some in this nation, and the problems that occur when this liberty meets the institutions established by a long-stagnant democracy. Some insist that the protests were not a failure, in that they reinvigorated national debate on a range of issues and actually made some concrete gains in areas such as the way banks treat their customers and the way cities treat their citizens. An honest look at the world about six months after the height of the protests tells a…
Lippmann, W. (1992). Public Opinion. Accessed 9 May 2012.
Zakaria, F. (2003). The Future of Freedom. New York: Norton.
social media and instant communication pose obstacles to such reflection and serious thinking? How can college students practice serious reflection in our always-connected and instantaneous world?
Just like virtually every student of my generation, I feel a need to be constantly 'connected.' I have a cellphone that I check obsessively and when I am doing schoolwork, my Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts are always open. To justify my virtual addiction, I remind myself that not all of my online pursuits are frivolous. I read The New York Times online; when someone challenges me with a fact or a quote, I feel reasonably confident that I can find a reliable online source to research what they have claimed. But along with that instantaneous ability to explore new ideas and meet new people, I do believe that something has been lost, in terms of the way my generation apprehends the…
ELLs: Identification and Intervention
Why the Overrepresentation of ELLs in the Classroom
Artiles, ueda, Salazar and Higareda (2005) state that ELLs are overrepresented in the classroom because of a "tendency to overestimate the homogeneity of populations by failing to disaggregate factors such as language proficiency or to consider social class or program type" (p. 283). In other words, administrators and teachers are not recognizing diversity enough in the schools and are therefore expecting same-level ability from minority groups that may be quite proficient at learning languages, as manifested by their ability to understand multiple languages at once. Similarly, another contributing factor to overrepresentation is the lack of efficient identification models (ueda, Windmueller, 2006). Teachers are not taking contextual analysis in to play when performing diagnoses and are therefore missing ethnic and racial factors that are causing students to be misrepresented. Sullivan (2011) also identifies the cause of overrepresentation as being…
Artiles, A., Rueda, R., Salazar, J., Higareda, I. (2005). Within-group diversity in Minority Disproportionate Representation: English Language Learners in Urban School Districts. Exceptional Children, 71(3): 283-300.
Baxter, P., Jack, S. (2008). Qualitative case study methodology: Study design and implementation for novice researchers. The Qualitative Report, 13(4): 544-559.
Boyle, E., Duffy, T., Dunleavy, K. (2003). Learning styles and academic outcome: The validity and utility of Vermunt's inventory of learning styles in a British higher education setting. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 73(2): 267-290.
Creswell, J. W. (2007). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among
While I believe that overcoming these obstacles will probably take the most effort, I think that this effort should be spent. Keeping these attitudes really leaves a person locked "inside the box."
Fifth and finally, environmental obstacles are discussed as those incidents that occur in a person's physical environment. People, work environment, and other "specific, observable features of our surroundings" (2-27) are what the authors define as environmental obstacles. Environmental obstacles can be difficult to overcome because, sometimes, there is little that a person can do about overcoming them. For instance, if a particular person is difficult to deal with, some people aren't sure how to resolve the conflict. Resolving the conflict, or thinking of resolving it, can often cause stress, which leads to other obstacles. The authors cite not having enough time as one of the most common environmental obstacles, as supervisors require work to be done quickly. Not…
Health Care Management
Obstacles to change in Health Care management.
There are a nearly infinite number of things that can go wrong for a health care manager, and out of the two major problems that can arise, staff relationship problems and stresses over financial constraints, the more trying of the two managing the financial interests of the facility within the constraints from senior staff and management. The health care facility is in place to provide the highest quality care for a patient who is in need. The goal of those in the health care industry is to help the person with the talent, skill, medications and procedures which will aid the persons healing and recovery. When the hospital commander or staff decide that the profit margin is not high enough, the pressure arise at the level of the staff management and staff to find a way to reduce costs, or…
South Florida Employees Face Higher Health-Care Premiums, Fewer Benefits. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News. 10/12/2003
Shah, Bimal R. Reed, Shelby D. Francis, Jennifer Ridley, David B. Schulman, Kevin A The cost of inefficiency in U.S. hospitals, 1985-1997. Journal of Health Care Finance.
Becker, Kim. Maximum Impact on the rising cost of health insurance. The Nevada Business Journal. Dec, 2002.
Haugh, R. Feeling the pressure? Hospitals & Health Networks. 03/01/2002
Another proposal would be to include new state and local government workers in the system (Kubarych, 2004).
Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare and Medicaid were formally enacted as amendments to the Social Security Act in 1965. These programs guarantee health insurance for the elderly and the poor. The Medicare program covers most persons age 65 or older and consists of four related health insurance plans, a hospital insurance plan, a supplementary medical insurance plan, and two privately run plans, Medicare Advantage and prescription drug coverage (Mazie, 2012).
The Medicaid health insurance program is designed for low-income persons under age 65 and persons over that age that have exhausted their Medicare benefits. Hospital care, physicians' services, skilled nursing care, home health services, family planning, and diagnostic screening are covered by the plan. The program is funded by the Federal Government and the states. To participate in the plan, states are required to…
Carson, R.B., Thomas, W.L. & Hecht, J. (2005). Macroeconmic issues today: Alternative approaches, 8th Ed. New York M.E. Sharpe Inc.
Kubarych, R.M. (2004, December 14). Social Security reform: The problem and proposed solutions. Council on foreign relations. Retrieved April 24, 2012, from http://www.cfr.org/economics/social-security-reform-problem-proposed-solutions/p7579
Mazie, D.M. (2012). Medicare and Medicaid. In Encyclopedia Britannica. . Retrieved April 23, 2012, from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/372289/Medicare-and-Medicaid
Rachlis, P. (2009, June 13) the rising cost of Medicare and Medicaid in the years preceding 2009. Newark independent examiner. Retrieved April 23, 2012, from http://www.examiner.com/independent-in-newark/the-rising-cost-medicare-and-medicaid-the-years-preceding-2009
The economic obstacles of attaining a college degree in modern day American society are significant. ith rising tuition costs rising, along with other necessary materials including books and technology, there are so many different points in which the economic burden of attaining a college degree get to be too much of a burden and may drop out. Every student comes from different walks of life, with different financial situations, so the breaking point for each student may be different. There are many economic obstacles that individuals can encounter over the course of attaining a college degree. Hopefully, there are more reductions in tuition, scholarships that are attainable and programs that can help keep students in school and keep the economic burden of attaining a degree to a lower costs. The importance of education cannot be emphasized enough, it is with that desire to attain a college degree and hopefully, overcome…
Bright Prospect, (2011). Challenges our students face. Retrieved from http://www.brightprospect.org/about/challenges
Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Education Pays...." Employment Projections. United States Department of Labor, 04 May 2011. Web. 29 May 2011. .
Chute, Eleanor. "Students face a long list of obstacles on the way to a college degree." Pittsburg-Post Gazette 2008 Aug 2008, Print.
Fierro, Christina. "College tutition costs rising at a higher rate." WalletPot. WalletPot, 28 Oct 2010. Web. 29 May 2011. .
Thus, providing development teams more problems during the testing process.
Lee J. White, in his study Domain Testing and Several Outstanding Research Problems in Program Testing indicates that in the area of program testing, there are several significant problems which need to be addressed.
White indicates some of these problems include the following.
The determination of a scientifically sound basis for the selection of test data
The development of program specifications which can be used to both generate test data and also ascertain the correctness of program output.
The development of relationships between program testing and formal verification.
Jorgensen and Erickson (1999), on the other hand, focused on software integration as a cause of problems in software testing. Such integration presents problems because new test relationships need to be established between the integrated modules. Unlike in a per module software testing, which limits a test on the specific functionalities of…
Butcher, M., Munro, H., Kratschmer, T. (2002). Improving Software Testing Via ODC: Three Case Studies. IBM Systems Journal, Vol 41, Issue 1, pp. 31-34.
Hailpern, B. (2002). Software Debugging, Testing, and Verification.
IBM Systems Journal, Vol. 41, Issue 1, pp. 4-12.
Jorgensen, P., Erickson, C. (1999). Object-oriented Integration Testing.
What are the legal obstacles to data mining? What problems could occur? What solutions would you propose?
The legal obstacles to data mining are data ownership, privacy of the data, and the expected results (Jensen, Jensen, & Brunak, 2012). When conducting data mining, it is vital that the researcher establishes who owns the data. Failure to do this would result in legal issues. The person who is entitled to it at any particular time owns the data. Data miners should ensure they know who the data owner is before data mining is conducted. Privacy of the data is another obstacle to data mining. Patients who submit their information to a health care facility would want a guarantee that their data will not be used for other purposes without their consent. Patient privacy should be respected at all times in the process of data mining. The expected results for…
Jensen, P.B., Jensen, L.J., & Brunak, S. (2012). Mining electronic health records: towards better research applications and clinical care. Nature Reviews Genetics, 13(6), 395-405.
Shapiro, I. (2014). Hobby Lobby: Government Can't Violate Religious Liberties Willy-Nilly.
They are telling me that for years they wished I would stop but they did not want to nag me for fear it would only make me smoke more. Those who did nag me were so overjoyed at my decision to change my behavior that they have acted warmly towards me and offer endless works of encouragement and support. As a result, I have truly come to appreciate the value of close friends who become willing to be honest. I have also realized the extent to which some of my close friends and family love and care about me. The effect on my psyche is overwhelmingly positive.
Week 6: How do you perceive your performance during this intervention and in the future how might you modify your intervention to enhance success?
So far I have done everything I possibly can to ensure my future success. I have progressed from a…
Hughes, J.R., Keely, J.P., Fagerstrom, K.O., Callas, P.W.
Intentions to quit smoking change over short periods of time. Addictive Behaviors, 2005
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Internal Factors That Might Impede the Development of a Successful Financial Strategic Plan:
The University of California is one of the largest, highest-quality public university systems in the United States. It has been a source of affordable public education for generations of Californians. However, because of the state's recent financial crisis, these premiere universities have been forced to severely cut back on services to students and there are worries about retaining the system's quality and low cost for California residents. The need to improve financial efficiency while maintaining services is something that all government institutions are required to do, but the need becomes especially acute when dealing with the access to education (Quehel 2008).
The University of California's Commission on the Future recommended that the university system "encourage more students to graduate in three years; create a pilot project to offer 30 to 40 classes online system-wide to help overcrowding;…
Moynihan, Donald. (2006). Managing for results in state government. Public Administration
O'Shaughnessy, Lynn. (2010). University of California: Bold reforms missing so far.
The College Solution. Retrieved at: http://www.thecollegesolution.com/university-of-california-bold-reform-missing-so-far
When someone is asked to give examples of heroines in society today, the picture that immediately comes to a mind is that of renowned athletes, authors, or politicians; rarely would anyone include single mothers in their list of heroines. One could then ask, how would one describe a person who is a nursemaid during the day, a mother by night, and the sole breadwinner who has to attend to the bills and ensure her kids have something to eat, as well as "decent clothing so they can go to school and look like they belong to somebody" (Huda, 2001, p. 341)? Single mothers are heroines in their own way, but sadly, they also happen to be a vulnerable population that runs a high risk of poor physical and mental health. Their lifestyle forces them to take up the role of a mother as well as that of a father.…
Atkins, R. (2010). Self-Efficacy and the Promotion of Health for Depressed Single Mothers. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 7(3), 155-168.
Bramlett, M.D. & Blumberg, S.J. (2007). Health: Children in Single Mother and Grandparent-Only Families have Poorer Health than Children Living with Two Biological Parents. Health Affairs, 26(2), 549-558.
Bronniman, S. (2008). The Stress of Single Mothers and Its Effect on Quality Child Care. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, vol.7.
Falana, B.A., Bada, F.O. & Ayodele, C.J. (2012). Single-Parent Family Structure, Psychological, Social and Cognitive Development of Children in Ekiti State. Journal of Educational and Development Psychology, 2(2), 158-164.
What unique challenges if any do OD practitioners face when dealing with a public sector intervention rather than a private sector one? Explain thoroughly.
Certain concepts of organizational development are common to all organizations, such as the idea that people function differently in groups and the need to motivate individuals to perform their essential organizational functions with transformational as well as purely transactional rewards. But not all organizations are created alike. It is important for organizational development (OD) practitioners to keep this in mind when assisting organizations in the public versus private sector. Public sector entities are not constructed to make a profit but, as their name suggests, exist to serve the needs of the public. They have different accountability structures and often have very different organizational cultures.
In fact, according to Stupak & Moore (1987), one of the first challenges of any organizational development practitioner dealing with a public…
outer obstacle that stands between me and my success in college is the English language barrier I still struggle with as a Korean student.
Someone besides me who could help me overcome this outer obstacle is a native-speaking student fellow.
How this person could help me is by going through the subjects and lessons with me and help me by explaining them in a simpler language.
An inner obstacle that stands between me and my success in college is procrastination.
Someone besides me who could help me overcome this inner obstacle is a fellow student who is willing to join a group study with me.
How this person could help me is by motivating and reminding me that I should not procrastinate every time she is present.
The most challenging course I am taking in college this semester is my Counseling class.
This course is challenging for me because it…
Obstacle omen Face in Pursuit of Equality
hen it comes to overcoming obstacles, two essays, "Ain't I a oman" and "atching Oprah infrey" from Behind the Veil," clearly show that women are encountering hindrances in chase of impartiality all over the world. However, although both essays touch on the same type of injustice which is gender inequality, they each have different themes. For instance, one delves into a country where the sexes are thoroughly kept apart from each other, where topics like sex and race are just about banned for even discussing them openly and where a severe enigma of public morality is imposed by police that are religious. However, the other touches on a period that goes back over a hundred of years where women of color were treated as cattle. Basically bought and sold by a society ran by men. Although these essays are worlds apart, they are…
Cooley, Thomas. The Norton Sampler. New York: Eighth Edition, 2013.
Jacoby, Jeff. Jeff Jacoby: Watching Oprah from behind the veil. 2 March 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/24/opinion/24iht-edjacoby.1.16446161.html?_r=0 . 3 May 2014.
Obstacles in the Governance of Organizations: Responsibility Delineation
Governance and Management
The concepts of governance and management found in the field of management opens up to the way organizations run. The two concepts explain the running of corporations and establishing contacts with all the necessary fields needed. In most cases, people have utilized either of the two techniques depending on the target result. The role of management delves to establish links with the needed within its scope of control. The two terminologies differ on how to bring the understanding of leadership in every organization. A mention of the term governance resonate the aspects of structures and processes. On the other hand, management relents to the creation of structures and processes that governance seeks to protect and maintain. To effect changes in leadership ranks, one has to witness the better part of the program with dealing with them. As part of…
Altenburg, R 2011, The determinants of roles and responsibilities of boards of directors in subsidiary companies, GRIN Verlag, Munich
Apple Press Info 2011, Apple Names Arthur D. Levinson Chairman of the Board. Available from https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/11/15en-U.S.-Apple-Names-Arthur-D-Levinson-Chairman-of-the-Board.html
Dalkir, K 2013, Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, Routledge, New York
Frey, T 2014, Governance Arrangements for IT Project Portfolio Management: Qualitative Insights and a Quantitative Modeling Approach, Springer, New York
King's Speech and What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
A central theme in life which is reflected in many films is the value of relationships and particularly of family and friends. This theme expands on the way in which the help of family and friends assist in overcoming obstacles in life. It is a perennial favorite in literature and movies and forms the foundations of many works of art. Support and encouragement from others also often leads to an increase in the sense of self-efficacy, or a belief in oneself which provide the impetus and strength to overcome problems and obstacles in life.
This theme of support of friends and family and the way that this support assists an individual in overcoming hurdles and setbacks in life is clearly seen in these two films. However, as will be discussed, a comparison of the two films suggests a number of differences that can…
Unwin, G. ( Producer), & Tom Hooper ( Director) ( 2010).The King's Speech. [Motion
picture] United Kingdom: The Weinstein Company
Blomquist, A. ( Producer), & Hallstrom, H. ( Director) ( 1993). What's Eating Gilbert
Grape (Motion Picture). United Sates: Paramount Pictures.
New service economy is an economy that is based on knowledge, services and communications between people. This is an economy where there are relatively few manufacturing jobs, and most people work in the service industry in some capacity. The new service economy reflects the dominance of this type of industry in our economy. This newfound dominance of the service economy has an impact on our ability to have a sustainable environmental management approach.
Sound environmental management practice implies the prevention of environmental catastrophe and the strong stewardship of the environment, within the context of a functioning, growing economy. In part, the new service economy facilitates a higher level of environmental stewardship inherently, because most people earn their living without producing very much in the way of physical goods. People trade on knowledge, experience and skills, things that do not cause much waste.
These new knowledge industries can play a strong…
The company's founder has dedicated her 18-year career to the beauty industry, including extensive experience as a colorist, stylist and national hair color educator. The company recently received the prestigious designation as "Boston's Best Stylist" by BostonSalon.com (About Us 1). The services provided by the professional hairstyling team at Stilisti are in big demand and are widely regarded as among the best in the industry (About Us 2). According to the company's eb site, "Marisa's commitment to education and her passion for travel and interior design have her constantly traveling the globe in search of new products and techniques" (About Us 2). It is this level of commitment, expertise and professionalism that Stilisti was able to bring to assist the residents of Hope House in preparing for job interviews by helping them look their best.
Volunteers from Stilisti visited the Hope House and provided residents with professional hairstyling services…
About Us. (2012). Stilisti. [online] available: www.stilistiboston.com/.
Brown, Howard H. And Ruhl, Donald L. Breakthrough Management for Not-for-Profit
Organizations: Beyond Survival in the 21st Century. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.
Ettore, Barbara. (1999, June). "Homeless + employment = ex-homeless." Management Review
obstacles to becoming a successful manager is getting an understanding of one's own innate strengths and weaknesses. While every person may have leadership potential, leadership comes more naturally to some people than to others. Moreover, the best leaders are those who are aware of and capitalize on their own strengths, while taking actions to minimize their own weaknesses. The Life Styles Inventory (LSI) is one tool that people can use to help identify their own innate personal styles and learn how those styles can impact them in their roles as managers and leaders.
This paper examines my own LSI scores. Not only does it assess my strengths and weaknesses, but also how those traits fit into my overall character profile. The LSI is broken into three broad categories: constructive styles, passive/defensive styles, and aggressive/defensive styles. The constructive styles reflect positive behaviors and include humanistic-encouraging, affiliative, achievement, and self-actualizing styles. For…
Human Synergistics International. (2014). The achievement-oriented style. Retrieved September 6, 2014 from http://www.humansynergistics.com/
Human Synergistics International. (2014). The oppositional style. Retrieved September 6, 2014 from
The U.S., Army Logistics Network has defined specific pricing and costing levels by rank, and strives to push accountability and responsibility as far down the chain of command as possible. As nearly every officer who acts as a buyer within the purchasing and procurement teams has been trained on the fundamentals of accrual-based costing, cost-based accounting, supplier management and supply chain planning, each is given a set of metrics to measure their performance individually and as a team against. As a result, decision making is pushed to the lowest levels of virtual teams with accountability being assigned to the officer responsible for a given supplier. Decision making that involves the entire group is much more collaborative in nature, relying on Internet-based technologies for sharing documents, presentations, and other materials to assist in the development of alternatives. The U.S. Army Logistics Network is heavily reliant on collaborative forms of technology based…
Jay Bal, & John Gundry. (1999). Virtual teaming in the automotive supply chain. Team Performance Management, 5(6), 174.
Jay Bal, & PK Teo. (2001). Implementing virtual teamworking: Part 3 -- a methodology for introducing virtual teamworking. Logistics Information Management, 14(4), 276-292.
F Barahona, P Chowdhary, M Ettl, P Huang, & et al. (2007). Inventory allocation and transportation scheduling for logistics of network-centric military operations. IBM Journal of Research and Development, 51(3/4), 391-407.
Henri Barki, & Alain Pinsonneault. (2005). A Model of Organizational Integration, Implementation Effort, and Performance. Organization Science, 16(2), 165-179.
The apathy of private landowners discussed earlier may be due to the feeling that one may not feel that individual efforts are important. However, the case in Waldo, Florida demonstrates just how important the actions of one individual can be in averting danger.
Bend, Oregon has developed large community efforts to help reduce fuel in the area. They open up the landfill several times a year free of charge to allow citizens to dispose of debris from thinning and pruning (NCS, 2003). Thinning and pruning around houses creates a barrier of defensible space should a fire threaten. The landscape and fire resistance efforts in Bend have become a social factor.
These case studies demonstrate how communities can be spurred into action. The study conducted by eams, Haines, & enner et al., (2005) found owner apathy as the number one obstacle that they faced in preparing communities in case of a…
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)(2005) Snapshots: Successful BLM Projects Supporting the National Fire Plan. May 13, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2009 at http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc./medialib/blm/nifc/snapshots0/2005.Par.64322.File.dat/05-13-05.pdf
Davis, C. (2001). The West in Flames: The Intergovernmental Politics of Wildfire Suppression and Prevention. The Journal of Federalism. 31-93): 97-110.
FireWise. (2009). About Firewise. National Fire Protection Association. Retrieved February 21, 2009 at http://www.firewise.org .
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According to Griffin, the Odyssey is a didactic poem that delights precisely in its own lesson about human fate and its own rhetoric. Thus, as Griffin emphasizes, the Odyssey teaches its reader that the end of human life and of all the disasters, misfortune and happiness that accompanies it is to provide a theme for a beautiful song like that of Ulysses: "From the narration of suffering we are to draw serenity: the gods devise disasters, Odysseus is told, that there may be song among men (8.579), and to listen to that sad song gives delight. Listen and learn, Penelope was told: the gods bring unhappiness on many others besides you (1.353-5). In the end Odysseus and Penelope have learned that hard lesson. Life is full of unhappiness, but that is what is transmuted into song. They achieve harmony with that process and learn, as we are to learn, the…
Griffin, Jasper. Homer: The Odyssey. Cambridge University Press, 1987, pp 47-98
Halkin, Hillel. "Sailing to Ithaca." Commentary 120.4 (Nov 2005): 69(8).
Homer. The Odyssey. New York: Oxford Classics, 1973
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3D Animation Model: Parkour Performance
This paper describes a three dimensional (3D) animation movie of a parkour performer. Parkour training is defined as the art of the movement and needs a lot of skills to overcome obstacles within the range of one's path. The latter allows the animator to exhibit his/her skills demonstrating the rapid changes and randomly appearing obstacles. As the animation will last only 2 min, a simple design would be suitable to emphasize details of animation from different camera angles.
3D animations are modeled by manipulating polygon meshes, embedding them into objects, characters, and scenes and eventually moving them. ecently, 3D animations have become a part of daily life routine from the advertisements on the billboards to web pages, television, video games, simulations and medical technologies. The high demand for the 3D animation attracts a lot of young people's attention; however, the skills such as being patient,…
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He realizes that the only way to win the conflict is to kill both Sollozzo and Captain McCluskey. When his brothers kid him for bein naive and Sonny admonishes him for reacting too personally and emotionally, Michael makes a compelling argument for why killing the two is in the family's business. He concludes by stating, "It's not personal, Sonny. it's strictly business."
Not only does this scene demonstrate another example of removing perceived obstacles, it also touches upon parties perceptions and the roles they play in an organizational dispute. Although Michael is new to the business, from what he had seen in the hospital he perceives the problem being Sollozzo and McCluskey, or someone else. Based on this perception he makes the business decision to kill them, as it is what is in the best interest of his family, or the business.
As the film goes on and the violence…
HM and Culture
I have explored the case in the article regarding the experiences of Korean women. This paper has discussed how women are discriminated and established a workforce based on diversity. After going through the article about the plight of the Korean woman, I have been inspired to select the Korean woman working in a male dominated IT industry. This paper has explored HM approaches and practices as well as their alignment with the company's business strategy. It leads into a discussion about how Dell can benefit from promoting and hiring more women. This study further provides a recruitment plan for the corporation whose primary target is recruiting more women in the IT industry. Obstacles are inevitable in any plan: this study identifies the possible obstacles the corporation will probably face. In addition, the last study presents the recommended H strategies that can be employed by the corporation in…
American Society of Civil Engineers (2010). Focus on diversity. Reston, VA: American Society
of Civil Engineers
Blyton, P., & Turnbull, P. (2009). Human Resource Management: Conflicts and Contradictions.
New York: Sage Pub.
Edgar Hoover, makes public its continuing investigation into the activities of black nationalist organizations, singling out the Black Panther Party in particular, Hoover viewing the group as a national security threat.
January 05, 1970
Blacks Move Out of Inner Cities: The Bureau of Census statistics show as the quality of life in poverty-stricken urban communities worsens, a continuous stream of middle-class blacks escape to higher-income neighborhoods and suburbs.
February 13, 1970
First Black Member of the New York Stock Exchange: Joseph L. Searles III becomes the first African-American to become a member of the New York Stock Exchange, starting his training as a floor partner with the firm of Newberger, Leob & Company.
June 16, 1970
Gibson Elected Mayor of Newark, New Jersey: Kenneth A. Gibson was elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey on this date. He also became the first Black president of the Conference of U.S. Mayors during…
African-American male unemployment: Robert Carmona. (2007). Congressional Testimony.
Retrieved May 12, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P135839035.html
Algernon Austin. (2008, January 18). What a recession means for black America. EPI Issue Brief
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The advocator of the Iran Democracy Act incorporates the Iranian Monarchist groups, The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee -- AIPAC, and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs -- JINSA.
It also includes the well established organizations that may get sanctions under the Bill such as Coalition for Democracy in Iran -- CDI- which was formed by Morris Amitay of JINSA, ob Sobhani, President of Caspian Energy Consulting and Michael Ledeen of the American Enterprise Institute who were recognized as the staunch supporters of the change in the rule of Iran. Moreover, the advocators also put forth that the previous U.S. funding of opposition groups in other countries was important to promotion of democracy in such countries and Iran cannot be an exception to this. This necessitates the U.S. To include human rights and democracy on its agenda in respect of Iran. (Senator Brown Back Announces Iran Democracy Act with…
Afrasiabi, Kaveh L. Regional Obstacles to Democracy in Iran. 24 January, 2001.
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Chomsky, Noam. Promoting democracy in Middle East. Khaleej Times. 4 March, 2005. Retrieved from http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/opinion/2005/March/opinion_March6.xml& ; section=opinion& col= Accessed on 7 May, 2005
Kazemzadeh, Masoud. Political culture and obstacles to democracy in Iran. The Iranian. 30
Education then is necessary to help prevent the failures of government - for Socrates, an aristocracy represents a rule by the "best" citizens whose educations have centered upon training the warrior-guardians to be swift, philosophic, spirited and strong.
This education is significant because in order to prevent the corruption that power so often has upon those who wield it - it is the broadly educated, self-aware, and community-driven individual who can truly understand their own place within the machinery of society. The philosopher-king places himself above society leaving the warrior-guardian to protect the lives and livelihoods of not only the individual citizenry, but of the entire community itself.
7-What are Socrates main concerns about education in music? (Remember, music consists of poetry and stories, theater, and music) What are his main points about education in gymnastic and the relation of the body to the mind/soul?
Socrates understands that "Music" (which…
It can be used to establish language dominance, to determine whether a student is performing at grade level in academic subjects in his native language, and to distinguish whether or not a student's weaknesses are due to limited English proficiency or to a specific learning disability. The test has the following sections: 1) eadiness; 2) Speech; 3) Functional Word ecognition; 4) Oral eading; 5) eading Comprehension; 6) Word Analysis; 7) Listening; 8) Writing and Alphabetizing; 9) Numbers and Computation; and 10) Measurement. Not all parts of the test are administered to every student because the teacher/test administrator is encouraged to check off skills that she knows the student has mastered (Brigance Diagnostic Assessment of Basic Skills).
Obstacles Associated with the research
As it relates to conducting and carrying out the aforementioned research there are certain potential obstacles that exist. The first of which has to do with receiving the appropriate…
Brigance Diagnostic Assessment of Basic Skills. http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/databases/EAC/EAC0056.htm
Lombardi, T.P. (Ed.). (1999). Policy and Practice. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation.
Odom S.L. (2000) Preschool Inclusion: What We Know and Where We Go from Here. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. Volume: 20 (1). Pg. 20.
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Women in the Workforce
Training Plan: Breaking the Glass Ceiling at Intuit
Intuit revolutionized the accounting industry with innovative applications that assist with financial analysis and tax preparation. Since 1983 Intuit has been a proud leader providing our most famous products: Quicken and TurboTax to a wide variety of customers from individuals to small businesses and corporations. We have prided ourselves on providing an excellent workplace that sparks creativity and builds long-term relationships. Our atmosphere is one of continual learning and growth.
However, this focus on growth always means that there is room for improvement. The following examines a new training plan to help take advantage of one area that could be improved. Intuit attracts young movers and shakers. However, women have recently complained that their needs are being ignored. The following will examine a plan to include women in the Intuit mix in a way that allows them truly…
Intuit Inc., (2008, August 13). Intuit Unveils Small Business Connected Strategy. Intuit.
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Australia Retrieved from http://eprints.qut.edu.au/40898/1/40898.pdf
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Victims of a Meaningless Show of Force
In the article "Victims of a Meaningless Show of Force" the author uses language to express her point that police firing on two polar bears was unacceptable behavior and as the author says "it was illogical, unfair, and a meaningless show of force." While this statement makes her opinion clear, the author also uses language to create the same opinion in the reader.
The title of the article is a clear example of loaded language. The word 'victims' implies that the polar bears were helpless, while the words 'meaningless show of force' imply that the police officers were only acting to prove something, with no real purpose to their actions.
Before offering an opinion on the shooting, the author describes the shooting. This includes the statement "the four police officers emptied twenty blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun and a.38 caliber revolver…
Using the ring of Gyges as his 'proof,' he finds the last reason to be the most persuasive.
What Socrates definition of justice in the state is as found in Book IV? Compare the parts of the just state to the parts of the just soul. Describe the virtues of each.
Socrates defines justice in terms of balance, as every person doing what he is best suited to do -- to rule, fight, or labor. This is why the just state is structured into three classes, the philosopher kings who rule, the military class that defends the state, and the ordinary laborers. The philosopher kings govern by virtue of knowing best, the military class is necessary to defend the state, and the laborers are necessary to do the practical work of the land, so people can eat. All classes are necessary, and correspond to the soul, mind, and body split…
You see he does not believe I am sick!" (Gilman).
In fact, there is a question as to whether the narrator drags her husband along with her in her journey into madness. Two feminist writers note, "At the moment when Gilman's narrator completes the identification with her double in the wallpaper, she experiences an epiphany. To John she exclaims, 'I've got out at last... In spite of you and Jane!'" (Delashmit, and Long 33). She has realized her freedom, but at a very heavy cost. Like Nora, she leaves behind a child and a husband in order to live in her private "mad" world. Some critics believe she is the result of a "sick" society that treats women so inhumanely they have few options but to desert their families or go mad (Herndl 114). Obviously, the cost to the women and the family is extremely high, and the obstacles they…
Delashmit, Margaret, and Charles Long. "Gilman's the Yellow Wallpaper." Explicator 50.1 (1991): 32-33.
Downs, Brian W. A Study of Six Plays by Ibsen. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1950.
Egan, Michael. Henrik Ibsen: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge, 1997.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. "The Yellow Wallpaper." College of Staten Island: City University of New York. 2006. 17 Jan. 2007. http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/wallpaper.html
One of the most pervasive archetypes in literature is the hero. The Greeks presented a complex and very human type of hero, often referred to as the tragic hero. eaders can relate especially to tragic heroes because tragic heroes have flaws. Their flaws make tragic heroes more human, and are effective protagonists even when their plans fail. The hero who is semi-divine or divine is a less compelling story, given that few if any human beings can relate to a figure who is flawless, immortal, and possessing of unlimited strength. Graphic novels present complex characters including some that fit the definition of tragic hero. Modern literature teems with examples of heroes who are just like us: they have good intentions, they are far from perfect, and they sometimes fail. Yet embedded in the definition of hero is the imperative that the individual must be able to put aside egotism,…
Franklin, J.H. (n.d.). The train from hate. Retrieved online: http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/scraig/Franklin.htm
Knight, E. (n.d.). Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane. Retrieved online: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15411
Quinonez, E. (2000). Bodega Dreams. Vintage.
COPs and POPs
Community- and problem-oriented policing have been touted by some as representing the biggest changes to policing implemented at the end of the 20th century (reviewed by Maguire and King, 2004). However, as Maguire and King point out, defining these policing innovations is not a straightforward task since there may be as many variations as there are police agencies. This essay will define and contrast these two policing strategies in an attempt to better understand how crime control strategies have changed.
Department of Justice's website devoted to community-oriented policing (COPs) defines community policing as having three components: community partnerships, organizational transformation, and problem solving (Community Oriented Policing Services, n.d.). Under this definition, community not only includes residents, but also other government agencies, groups, nonprofits, service providers, businesses, and the media. Proper implementation of community policing requires police organizational transformation that may impact every corner of the…
Clarke, Ronald, V. And Eck, John E. (2005). Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps. U.S. Department of Justice. Retrieved 22 Jan. 2013 from www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/CrimeAnalysis60Steps.pdf.
Community Oriented Policing Services. (n.d.). Community policing defined. Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice. Retrieved 22 Jan. 2013 from http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=36 .
Goldstein, Herman. (2001). What is POP? Center for Problem-Oriented Policing. Retrieved 22 Jan. 2013 from http://www.popcenter.org/about/?p=whatiscpop .
Lombardo, Robert M., Olson, David, and Staton, Monte. (2010). The Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy: A reassessment of the CAPS program. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 33(4), 586-606.
CISM in the Event of a Terrorist Attack on a Nuclear Facility
This research explores the impact of mental stresses experience by workers at a nuclear power plant during and after a critical incident. Concerns over critical incidents at nuclear facilities has caused public fear that was exasperated during the Three Mile Island incident. The dangers of nuclear power and radiation exposure are embedded in modern culture and have been since the height of the Cold War. Another associated fear has been the possibility of terrorists using a nuclear facility as a target. The World Trade Tower bombings exasperated these fears when it was realized that such an attack was possible right in everyone's backyard.
A critical incident involving a nuclear power facility is different from a similar critical incident that does not involve a nuclear plant. Core meltdown is the greatest fear surrounding nuclear power plant accidents. The recent…
Barnett, L. (2007). Psychological effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Medicine, Conflict, and Survival. 23 (1), 2007.
Hatch, M., Wallenstein, S. & Beyea, J. et al. (1991). Cancer rates after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and proximity of residence to the plant. Am J. Public Health. 81(6): 719 -- 724.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (2011). Fukishima Nuclear Accident Update Log. Retrieved from http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/tsunamiupdate01.html
Jones, B. (2011, March). Praise for 'heroes' working to avert nuclear catastrophe. March 16, 2011. CNN World. Retrieved from http://articles.cnn.com/2011-03-16/world/japan.nuclear.heroes_1_millisieverts-radiation-nuclear-power-plant?_s=PM:WORLD
Hydration Advocacy Campaign
Health Advocacy Campaign
Part 1 Developing a Health Advocacy Campaign
Health advocacy programs are mostly tailored to specific groups of people that are in need of special attention. While this approach can be useful, simple approaches are sometimes more effective and can address widespread problems more economically and efficiently. The importance and simplicity of water and its role within our health and well being represents an approach of basic health advocacy and may target many in need of such information. Health advocates must look out for their patients and subscribe to the most important issues of the day that may have a deep and profound impact on healing the individual and the healing processes that can evolve in and throughout the community.
The purpose of this health advocacy development plan is to argue that the issue of hydration, for all people, is one of the most significant…
Manz, F., & Wentz, A. (2005). The importance of good hydration for the prevention of chronic diseases. Nutrition reviews, 63(s1), S2-S5.
Schwartz, L. (2002). Is there an advocate in the house? The role of health care professionals in patient advocacy. Journal of medical ethics, 28(1), 37-40.
Shaner-McRae, H., McRae, G., & Jas, V. (2007). Environmentally Safe Health Care Agencies: Nursing's Responsibility, Nightingale's Legacy. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 12(2).
Stahl, A., Kroke, A., Bolzenius, K., & Manz, F. (2007). Relation between hydration status in children and their dietary profile -- results from the DONALD study. European journal of clinical nutrition, 61(12), 1386-1392.
Obstacles to Achieving Greater Justice in Our Collective Lives
Today, major disparities continue to exist between the rich and poor in terms of money, political and health care access as well as treatment by the criminal justice system. Although these types and other fundamental inequalities have existed through history, the fact that these disparities remain firmly in place in the 21st century suggests that they are intractable to change unless aggressive steps are taken to overcome them. To this end, this paper reviews the literature to identify the greatest obstacles to achieving greater justice in our collective lives today, including class, race, gender, and ability as well as the potential for a combination of these to represent the greatest obstacle. An examination concerning how people acculturated to view these categories that interfere with meaningful change to achieve greater justice from various perspectives in the future is followed by a summary…
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Lloyd, Jason. (2003, Fall). "Let There Be Justice: A Thomistic Assessment of Utilitarianism and Libertarianism." Texas Review of Law & Politics 8(1): 229-233. Print.
Manos, Mary Ann. (2008, Summer). "The Moral Compass of Bi-Polar Ethics." Phi Kappa Phi Forum 88(2): 34-36. Print.
Russello, Gerald J. (2013, September/October). "Liberalism's Greatest Critic." The American Conservative 12(5): 49-52. Print.
Working Women and Breastfeeding
According to Bouchez (2016), nursing babies once involved hardly any complications. As a majority of mothers were housewives, it wasn't hard to keep up with breastfeeding.
However, the scenario today is quite different and complex. With throngs of females joining the labor force, an increasing number of new moms face breastfeeding-related problems, which they must balance with their career demands. About 70% of moms in the workforce have kids aged below three years. About 33% of this cluster rejoins their jobs as soon as their baby turns three months, while about 66% return to work within half a year of the baby's birth. Clearly, a large employee group's breastfeeding requirements are to be accommodated. A number of females claim rejoining their jobs is the key cause of breastfeeding cessation. The many physical and emotional obstacles they encounter at work are: the absence of a pumping-friendly, private…
Analysis of the crime scene
After Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced, he was taken to the Correctional Institution of Columbia, located in Portage; a town in Wisconsin. During his first incarceration year, Dahmer was confined separately in order to keep him physically safe in case he interacted with other prisoners. With his consent, when the first solitary confinement year was over, Dahmer was taken to a unit that was less secure. Here, he was made to work for two hours each day; he used to clean the ablution block.
Apparently, Dahmer adapted well to life in prison, although he had at first been separated from the other inmates. He ultimately managed to convince the authorities to let him interact more with his fellow prisoners. Dahmer learnt religion from photos and books he received from his father. The Correctional Institution of Columbia even allowed him to go through baptism; it was…
She remains an active advocate today, still changing people's lives through her commitment to making the world a better and more just place. Her high standards and her refusal to cave in to lobbyists and other self-interest groups has been an inspiration for other non-profit organizational leaders who have followed in her footsteps. She had no qualms about claiming former President Bill Clinton's 1996 welfare reform initiative would result in millions of black children starving, despite Hillary Clinton's active role with the Children's Defense Fund.
This exemplifies the true nature of her character and her sincere commitment to helping those in need. Thus one of the most important ways Marian continues to impact society is not only through her work as a social advocate, but through her status as modern day role model. ole model's are few and far between these days, but Marian Wright Edelman inspires young people every…
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Imig, D.R. (1996) Poverty and power: the political representation of poor Americans. University of Nebraska Press
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The existence, if any, performance difference between students in online and traditional learning environments has yet to be conclusively determined; though several studies have found no significant difference in performance, the existence of different motivational factors and learning styles as well as the increased engagement of students in online environments seems to suggest that a performance enhancement is available in online educational settings (Daymont & Blau 2008; Liu 2007; Wighting et al. 2008).
In this descriptive -- or observational -- study, five traditional students and five online students who are taking similar courses will be observed. The observations will focus on what is being learned and how it is being taught. By observing the ten students (5 traditional and 5 online), the goal will be to describe the different ways that the students get information about the course's topic (lecture, readings -- online or traditional books, through study…
Trochim, W., & Donnelly, J. (2008) The research methods knowledge base (3rd ed.).
Mason, OH: Cengage. ISBN: 9781592602919
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1-15). One may note that this amount is offset by a reduction in Federal Aid of $-2,596,200, a 29.4% drop (p. 1-15_. Educational expenses and operating the cities' public schools is by far the costliest budgetary item. This is followed by provision of police and fire services.
Costliest Line Item per Department
Office of Elections
Employee Compensation Increases
Parks, ecreation, and Cultural
Public Health and Assistance
Source: All data was obtained from the Expenditure Summary of the appropriate department section of the budget report.
The biggest expense in every department listed in the report was personnel and/or personnel related expenditures. Personnel services are the largest portion…
City of Norfolk. FY 2008 Approved Departmental Budget. The Office of Budget and Management. www.norfolk.gov/budget/2008_Depts.asp. Accessed August 24.
subordination of labor" a necessary condition for establishing an employment relationship? Are there other necessary conditions?
The capitalist take-over of production was at first merely formal. Capitalists took control of production methods via ownership and employed workers in their privately owned factories. Workers agreed to labor for the owners, because they believed that this was a more financially and socially beneficial relationship than working for their own farms, on their own privately owned land. The formal subordination of labor to capital thus is necessary in a situation of private enterprise, where labor can be rented cheaply to work on preexisting property owned by capitalists.
Why is the "real subordination of labor" described as a fundamental aspect of management? How does the unique nature of the human factor make this form of subordination problematic?
It is only later, in part under the pressure of workers' struggles, when capitalists begin to invest…
" (Al-Ghaith, Sanzogni, and Sandhu, 2010)
With a focus on Saudi Arabia it is reported that there is "no reliable local production in the fields of software or the hardware. The increased demand for ICTs is met by acquiring overseas technologies.
The trend towards increased reliance on ICTs by the Saudi people, in particular computers and internet services, is one of the highest when compared with other developing countries; however it is still far below the ownership rate in developed countries. Table 1 illustrates the ownership rate of equipment such as fixed-line telephones, cellular phone and personal computers. The ownership rate was calculated per 1000 persons in variant countries over the world." (Al-Ghaith, Sanzogni, and Sandhu, 2010) the goal of the study reported in the work of Al-Ghaith, Sanzogni, and Sandhu (2010) is to enhancing the understanding of factors that influence adoption and usage of online services in Saudi Arabia.…
Molina, Alfonsa, Ben-Jadeed, Mohammed (2004) the Emergence and Evolution of e-Banking in Saudi Arabia: The Case of Samba Financial Group. Frontiers of E-Business Research 2004
Jasimuddin, Sajjad, M. (nd) Saudi Arabian Banks on the Web. Online available at: http://www.arraydev.com/commerce/JIBC/0103_02.htm
Agarwal, R. And Prasad, J. (1998), "The antecedents and consequents of user perceptions in information technology adoptions," Decisions Support System, Vol. 22, pp. 15-29.
Ahmed, a.M., Zairi, M. And Alwabel, S.A. (2006). Global benchmarking for internet and e-commerce applications, Benchmarking: An International Journal 13(1/2), 68-80.
He taught me that any type of honest work is respectable and that a conscientious, honest, and hard-working bus driver or trash collector deserves more respect than a lazy or dishonest doctor or lawyer.
I have tried to apply that principle to every part-time job that I have ever had and I discovered that even menial labor is much more satisfying when you make a conscientious effort and try to do it to the best of your ability. It seems that even simple tasks can be psychologically rewarding when one solves problems and achieves a specific goal, regardless of the particular nature of the work itself. This is something that I learned the hard way after making less than a full effort at a relatively easy job. In some respects, I think I had trouble taking it seriously because I considered the work "beneath" me and unchallenging. Ironically, I did…
CBT integrates theory, i.e. The tenets of psychotherapy, with practical, behavior modification exercises. This, in turn, creates real tangible results. As Cooper writes, "If, on the one hand, you look at the particular therapies that have been shown to be effective for particular psychological problems -- as advocates of empirically supported treatments have done -- there is no question that the evidence base is strongest for CBT. hile, for instance, there are scores of high quality controlled trials demonstrating the effectiveness of CBT for depression17, there are just a handful of studies demonstrating the same thing for person-centred therapy. And while CBT has been shown to be effective for numerous psychological difficulties -- such as phobias, panic, PTSD, bulimia, sexual problems and deliberate self-harm -- there is little equivalent evidence for the vast array of non-CBT practices18 (2008).
CBT is an approach that has been empirically proven to be successful…
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Female Sexuality and Self Development in Chicana Culture
Eysturoy (1996) points out that studies of women's sexuality related to Chicana culture have focused on the quest "for authentic female self development." She notes that this process involves environment and psychological factors combined, and involves "coming to terms with multiple social and cultural forces" in addition to coming to terms with internal and external issues that often impede Chicana women from realizing "individuation" or understanding their sense of individual self (77).
The author notes that a recurrent theme in much of Chicana literature centers on the evolvement of a child into an older women, and that in fact a majority of the literature related to Chicana women focus on the process of self development that is not just a search for identity, but rather a method for engaging Chicana readers and exploring or articulating a process that will ultimately lead to…
Aldama, F.L. (2003). "Gang Nation: Delinquent Citizens in Puerto Rican, Chicano, and Chicana Narratives." Melus, 28(4):242
Canut, N., Cardenas, G., Cordova, T., Garcia, J. & Sierra, C. (1993). Chicana voices:
Intersections of class, race, and gender. Albuquerque: New Mexico Press.
Dicochea, P.R. (2004). "Chicana Critical Rhetoric: Recrafting la Causa in Chicana
Together these metrics will help the firm understand where the project stands and how has it really impacted the performance of both the firm as a whole and the employees as part of its system. The firm is a major manufacturer of cosmetic products. It can measure its brand equity by comparing it with other brands in the same category. Higher sales on their own are important but when compared to rival's growth, they make more sense and can be explained more easily to senior management.
The impact of this performance improvement project
The impact can be assessed from the benefits that would accrue to the firm. Greater impact will be felt in employee efficiency and productivity. More coordinated research will bring about better results in all areas including marketing and sales.
Strategies and approaches could be used to "sell" the project to Management
The management may not understand the…
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From Jessica McElrath, Your Guide to African-American History)."
In addition to the renaissance the new found self-confidence and pride that was found by Southern Blacks who moved north also impacted the work environment.
Social protest was not only possible it was available to those who were not happy with their working conditions in the North (the BLACKS and the UNIONS (http://www.socialdemocrats.org/blktu.html).While it was extremely oppressed compared to the life of African-Americans today, it was still a far cry and significantly better than anything they had experience in the south up to that point.
Currently the nation is facing a social crisis when it comes to the plight of Mexican immigrants. Whether they are here legally or illegally there are an estimated 12 million Mexicans working and living inside the American boundaries. If one were to compare their plight to those of the Southern blacks they would find several similarities.…
People at Risk
Harlem Renaissance http://afroamhistory.about.com/cs/harlemrenaissance/a/harlemren.htm
THE BLACKS and the UNIONS
Stem Cell Differentiation
The need to restore the lives of the individuals calls for more of transplantation than that which is available. There are fewer organs, which can help in the transplantation process, which means that overdependence on the process makes it to be reliable. Further, the process may also end up endangering the life of the donator. Transplantation is the only available process that can for the individuals having kidney and lung problems. However, the numbers of individuals who are suffering from kidney and lung failure are always more than those who are ready to supply the needed organs. This calls for an alternative way, which can help in compensating the loss that the individuals face. One of the major alternatives for the process of translation is stem cell differentiation that may occur in any body cell. The stem cells differentiation offer the possibility of a renewable source of…
Wang, J., Collins, J. et al., (2012). Functional analysis of transcription factor binding sites in human promoters. Genome Biology, doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-9-r50
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Lineages in Adherent Culture by Blocking Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling. Stem Cells 23: 1234-1241.
Studying in United States have always felt the need to challenge myself and learn from the situations that I have overcome in my life. These challenges and obstacles have provided me the opportunity to be more independent and responsible. I always hade passion for English and knew that learning it would always be a challenge for me. Therefore, just two-year ago, I decided to take up this challenge and went to study abroad in the United States to begin a new stage of my life.
I knew that studying in U.S. would give me a strong foundation and command over English language. Along with my brother studying in the United States, I had come to face the fact that I had left a comfortable life behind. With a sheltered and dedicated care from my parents in Hong Kong, now, living in the United States, without my parents, I realized…
Jasmine University School of Nursing has worked diligently to develop a new curriculum. Even though the faculty examined the advantages of an upper-division nursing program, they decided to continue with their 4-year integrated curriculum. This new curriculum is based on phenomenology, humanism, and feminism, with a strong focus on community-based nursing while hospital-based practice remains a major component of the curriculum. The introduction of the new curriculum will be coupled with a 50% increase in the class size i.e. from 100 to 150. The faculty faces a significant problem in clinical placements in relation to phasing out the current curriculum and introducing the new one. The introduction of the new curriculum implies that 100 fourth-year students and 75 second-year students will require clinical placements on the same units on the same days in the fall semester.
In light of the problems with clinical placements that will be brought by the…
Iwasiw, C., Goldenberg, D. & Andrusyszyn, M. (2009). Curriculum development in nursing
education (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
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Feminist Movement or Organization Challenging Globalization
What are the circumstances / background that gave rise to the movement or organization?
UN Women (UNW) was created in 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly, which also created the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNEGEEW). Creation of these two bodies was intended to increase the rate at which the UN and its Member States were working towards empowerment of women and addressing gender equality, making this an historic step. The UN itself was undergoing change, with a reform agenda directed to unify mandates and resources in order to achieve a greater impact. The overall UN organization combined four separate older organizations to create UN Women. These were the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women…
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It is important for the manager in any organization always to remain social. Sociability is a merit that benefits interaction and integration of what is important within an organization. Organizations have what is presumably the need to make change through the involvement of the different people. Managers and leaders have the sole role of initiating what is paramount to them and to those they interact (Satinder & Joan, 2011). As seen with the behaviors and connotations of the CEO, much of what they do influences the organization positively and negatively. Therefore, it is important to ensure that everything is done through an interactive atmosphere that gives the participants a freedom to express their ideas, put them in practice, and serve the objectives available.
Integrity is a value that dictates the nature of the performances and nature of the reception that clients receive from the different…
The garden was located at the back of the unit, and instead of watching television or aimlessly wandering the halls, I witnessed the residents spend hours tilling the soil, planting seeds, tending the young shoots, harvesting the fruits of their labor, and finally cooking and serving their creations. What can be more inspiring than knowing you can feed yourself and your friends? The change in their appearance was remarkable. Gardening and cooking was not just a hobby, it was a metaphor for their ability to regenerate themselves in mind and body.
My dream is to own my own restaurant, a place where all of the food on the menu is grown and raised on-premises. I would also like to employ members of the community along with professional hospitality staff to serve in the restaurant and tend the garden. My hero is Dan Barber, a man who has successfully united his…
Dear Mr. President.
Your historic win to become the President of the United States is an event that has altered our view of national policy for each of us here within the borders of our nation and it immediately alters the course of our existing foreign policies which may directly or indirectly affect every man woman and child on the planet. We are here to suggest that your foreign policy analysis must be considered to be interdisciplinary because it will draw from a variety of theoretical approaches. Usually, public pundits have added emphasis on presidential leadership as key components of United States foreign policy so it is critical that you understand what else is needed to have, create and implement a successful foreign policy process.
The success of your policies, your cabinet and all associated policy makers will require an implementation of various underlying theories towards…
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