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The Importance of Integrating Social Studies, Science, and Literacy in the Primary Classroom - A school day compartmentalized into separate content areas does not reflect life in our society (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Speech Communication Association & Council for Elementary Science International, 1996 as cited in Plummer & Kuhlman, 2008, p. 96). The world in which our students live is integrated and cross-disciplinary (Jones & Thomas, 2006, p. 64). A child’s brain searches for patterns and connections in order to build meaning and “an integrated, balanced curriculum promotes this type of brain growth and development through an enriched environment” (Diamond and Hopson as cited in Cuthrell & Yates, 2007, p....   [tags: Education Position Statement]
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The Physiological Effects Upon the Brain and Body During Processes of Spirituality - Humans are spiritual beings even when wisdom and evidence points in another direction humans believe in a higher power. However, as researchers look for answers and they find new questions. Opening a Pandora's box spirituality and religiosity create questions that open up vast amounts of discussion on cognitive ability and spirituality. Finally, neurobiologists and neuropsychologist are researching and looking at spirituality and meditation to determine answers to questions about brain activities during spiritual processes....   [tags: Psychology] 1512 words
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In support of the constructivist theory of education for future athletic trainers - Educational philosophies differ from person to person. From behaviorist to constructivist and everything in between, the one thing they have in common is that they attempt to explain how people learn. This paper will explain why I tend to lean toward the constructivist theory of education and defend this theory using a variety of current literature. It is important to note that the theories that are talked about as educational theories are often looked at as both theories of teaching and learning; however most of these theories are not theories of teaching but rather learning (Baviskar, Hartle, Whitney, 2009)....   [tags: Educational Philosophy]
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Inspector Goole and the Theme of Socialism in An Inspector Calls - JB Priestley’s intent in ‘An Inspector Calls’ was to convey the attitudes of socialism to the minds of the society in the Edwardian Era as he was a passionate believer of the concept. Priestley has attempted this through the employment of ‘Inspector Goole’ in the play. In the play drama is displayed through a variety of methods for the interest of the audience and the communication of personal views from JB Priestley. At the start the playwright creates slight allusions that produce tension; Sheila wondered ‘half seriously what had happened to Gerald previous summer when Gerald never went near Sheila’....   [tags: Literary Themes] 2333 words
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War and Peace: An Analysis of Metafiction in the Post-Modern World - The diversity summit was an interesting experience in that it presents diversity as a topic that is not only nuanced, but multi-faceted. Prior to the retreat I had anticipated an event which would entail discussion primarily on political correctness and how to respond to and respect issues of diversity. Dr. Cullen managed to counteract my preconceived notions, stating that the increased focus on political correctness—the over analysis of the appropriate terminology—forces conversations to become less genuine....   [tags: Literature] 1119 words
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The Role of The Science Notebook in Our Elementary School - School Population: Our elementary school serves a diverse group of about 600 students within the Denver metro area. Currently, we have one document camera that is shared within each grade level, but this technology is in high demand, and often cannot be checked out when needed. With our 21st century learners, the document camera is quickly becoming an essential tool for our science classrooms. Our school expects larger class sizes in 2010-2011. Greater access to the document camera in the science curriculum would aid in the development of higher-level thinking and spontaneous exploration of the physical world....   [tags: Educational Issues] 1374 words
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The Role of Evidence-Based Practice & Research in Nursing Practice - “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts” - Eleanor Roosevelt. Traditional approaches in health care are under review by the process of evidence-based practice (EBP). It is a multi-step process, which investigates the methods used to collect research data that has been incorporated with scientific theories. The purpose of this paper is to explain the role of EBP and the value that EBP has in various clinical settings. EBP enables nurses to “make clinical decisions using the best available research evidence, their clinical expertise and patient preferences” (Razmus 2008)....   [tags: health, nursing]
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Critical Analysis: What did You Learn at School Today? - Critical Analysis: What did You Learn at School Today. At present, the subject of education, “consists of bodies of information and of skills that have been worked out in the past; therefore, the chief business of the school is to transmit them to the new generation” (Dewey). To what end. John Dewey, Professor at the University of Chicago and Columbia University, suggests that the purpose of learning is to “prepare the young for future responsibilities and for success in life, by means of acquisition of the organized bodies of information and prepared forms of skill, which comprehend the material of instruction”(Dewey)....   [tags: Education ]
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Bloody Sunday and Historical Interpretation from Two Sources - 'Bloody Sunday', as it became known, has produced many different interpretations of events. Since January 1972 people have recorded diverse versions of events depending on where they were or which faction of society they belonged to. The sources used for the purpose of this essay are all from the media. The first two are from news paper reports written 27 years after the event following new revelations made during the partial disclosure of evidence submitted to the inquiry lead by Lord Saville, commissioned by Tony Blair....   [tags: Bloody Sunday,history, 1972, ] 1182 words
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Oppression and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Oppression Generations ago, the United States was a country of the male wardrobe. Today's movements for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are leveraging the existence of more globalized and open systems. Besides, the promotion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population have been acknowledged through smart partnerships within conventional, political and economic scene, while the males and heterosexuals are still pervasive....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
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The Relationship Between Student and Teacher - The relationship between student and teacher refers to an ancient and deeply respected bond. Children spend the daylight hours engrossed in education lasting typically 9 months of the year. As members of a collegiate institution, we experience every aspect of the student-teacher relationship (STR). We understand the difference between a professor that captivates us, leaving the ticking clock behind and instead drawing us in until we stare into the subject matter with intense passion and one whose lifeless lectures cause our eyelids to fall....   [tags: Education, philosophy of education]
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Primary Source Material on the Web - Primary Sources on the Web Teaching with primary sources is not a new idea, but the ways in which to access these valuable sources has changed dramatically with the popularization of the Internet. More and more historical collections and archives are being digitized and made available online by governments, museums, and other educational and non-profit organizations. Now it is just a matter of training educators to locate, access and utilize the vast amount of primary source materials available in digital format....   [tags: Educational Technology, teaching]
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Hypothetical Research Designs on Anorexia Nervosa - There are several research methods and designs available to researchers. With all these options, researchers must stay focused as they collect, and analyze the information as the information needs to be presented in a format that ismindfullofo the audience it is presented to. This paper describes the tow design methods that will be employed in my hypothetical research. Hypothetical Research Designs Anorexia nervosa is a severe eating disorder with psychological roots. This disorder affects both men and women, but most of the patients come from the latter group....   [tags: research methods, anorexia, low weight]
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The Benefits of Teaching Critical Media Literacy - We live in an ever-changing world. Our society evolves each day, and in doing so renders certain standards and paradigms obsolete. The field of communications serves as an example of this evolution. For a long time, this sector was dominated by print media. Newspapers, magazines, and letters functioned as the primary methods of information delivery. Within recent years, however, the field of communications has experienced the emergence of a new phenomenon: the internet. The internet has altered greatly the way in which information is delivered and presented....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Reflexivity and Modern Works of Anthropology - Reflexivity and Modern Works of Anthropology The role of reflexivity in Anthropology has changed a great deal over time. The effects of doing ethnography on the ethnographer was not considered an important mode of inquiry in the past. While inevitably, going to far distant lands and living with a culture so different from your own will at least cause the ethnographer to reflect on personal issues but most likely will cause profound changes in the way he or she will view the world. But in the past these changes were not important....   [tags: Ethnography Culture Essays] 1082 words
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Bloody Sunday: What Really Happened? - On the 30th of January 197213 Catholics were killed by British Paratroopers on the streets of Londonderry. It was the result of an illegal but originally peaceful march led by the NICRA the civil rights movement. The march attracted 15000 people all for a similar cause, to ban Internment. The day became known as Bloody Sunday because of the terrible events that took place. Although the details of what actually happened remain undecided, because of the controversial views of the people that took part in the march....   [tags: British History, European History, Catholic] 1961 words
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The Relativity of Ethical Issues - Nowadays moral ethics are considered relative. Relative to culture, relative to the needs of a person, relative to circumstances and relative to what one assumes is right or wrong. Everyone has a different perspective on what is true; a person might believe that ‘x’ is true while another may not. The same concept applies to ethics, one person might say killing animals for food is correct and another might say it is incorrect as we can survive on natural food. So each person has a different estimation on making truth claims about ethics, the opinion depends on what is right or wrong and what is ethical and what is not....   [tags: Morality/Ethics] 1278 words
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The Developmental Impact of Scholasticism - Scholasticism, which experienced its height around 1250, was the conjunction of faith and reason directed toward understanding the contradictions in the bible and Church teachings. The goal was to strengthen the Church’s teachings by validating them against argument and critical analysis (at least more critically than previously had been allowed with the sole goal of producing results positive toward the Church.) There were warnings made by Anselm of Canterbury that reason and religious studies don’t blend well since religious studies should be based on faith and not reason....   [tags: Religious History]
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Qualitative Research in Instructional Technology - WHAT IS QUALITATIVE RESEARCH. One of the trends over the past decade has been the growing use of and interest in qualitative research for educational research. Qualitative research, broadly defined, means "any kind of research that produces findings not arrived at by means of statistical procedures or other means of quantification. Where quantitative researchers seek causal determination, prediction, and generalization of findings, qualitative researchers seek instead illumination, understanding, and extrapolation to similar situations....   [tags: Qualitative Research in Education]
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Multiculturalism in the 21st Century - Multiculturalism in the 21st century is the concept of combining inclusion, respect and acceptance to our varied diversities. Sounds simple, but it is not an easy challenge for colleges and universities in the United States and around the world. Recognition of diversity is not the only facet of creating a multicultural community. The key difference in the 21st century multiculturalism is the concept that diversity must encompass the concept of inclusion. For decades we have been addressing diversity by embedding dissimilar players in campus situations; we have created a man-made form of diversity....   [tags: culture, diversity, education, inclusion, college]
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Achieving an Ideal School Community - School Communities are the best way of promoting student achievement and teacher excellence. We will explore the different views and ideas on achieving an ideal school community. Having a Democratic Community is very important in sustaining the US democratic society. In promoting a Democratic School we must value each individual and respect each other which will create an environment of well-being of everyone. Everyone in the school environment must participate for it to be successful including teachers, students and parents....   [tags: student achievements, teachers, ]
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Qualitative Research Methods: J.W. Creswell - Five Approaches and Theory Creswell (2013) notes that qualitative research methods typically aid in researching topics where little is known about a phenomenon. Tavallaei and Talib (2010) further note that qualitative approaches are utilized “when the researcher’s variables are unclear and unknown and when a relevant theory base is missing in any sense” (p. 571). This suggests that qualitative research is less focused on testing hypothesis and relationships between variables, but the description, analysis, and interpretation of a given phenomenon (Creswell, 2013; Tavallaei & Talib, 2010)....   [tags: ethnography, cultural bias, phenomenology]
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IDEO Product Development Case Study - Written Case Analysis – IDEO Product Development IDEO faces the decision of whether it should shortcut its product development process to meet a client’s time frame, or request a product launch extension so that IDEO has enough time to carry out a complete development process. IDEO’s client, Handspring, has requested that IDEO create a competitor to the Palm V, which IDEO helped to develop. IDEO faces the task of reconfiguring a palm-like product that meets Handspring’s desire to provide a lower-cost palm product with interchangeable cards and an enhanced design aesthetic that will appeal to a larger customer base....   [tags: Written Case Analysis]
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College Admission Essay: My Love for Learning - I dreamt of walking on Commonwealth Ave. I envisioned myself entering the Morse Auditorium, books in hand, eager to learn. Ever since I had visited the eclectic city of Boston in 2006, I knew it was the right fit for me. I knew that the city itself, along with the remarkable academic resources that Boston University offers would allow me to grow socially and mentally. Until this day I ask questions on end from my comrades at the BU, impatient to learn more and more about their lives on and off campus....   [tags: college admissions essays] 506 words
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Bloody Sunday - Bloody Sunday The sequence of events known as "Bloody Sunday" has some very differing interpretations. The main two being those of the British paratroopers stationed in Northern Ireland at the time and the Catholics marching on the day and their families. Each side has stood firmly by their interpretations, but new evidence has led to some changes in opinion. The Catholics who were marching have remained adamant that they were fired on first. They believed that none of those shot had been in contact with explosives, although the Widgery inquiry 'ruled that many of those who had been shot had been handling weapons.' Many Nationalists were under the impression th...   [tags: Papers] 778 words
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The Parmenidean Paradox Of Motion - Philosophical thought begins with the Milesians, where intellectual curiosity propelled thinkers like Anaximander and Heraclitus to attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe by means of specific physical elements. During the 6th century BC, Eleatics, like Parmenides and Zeno, had rejected physical phenomena and propounded metaphysical paradoxes that cut at the roots of belief in the very existence of the natural world. Parmenides uproots the theories of his predecessors by bearing to light the logical possibilities of any philosophical inquiry....   [tags: essays research papers] 1233 words
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Affirmative Action - Affirmative Action In the Human Rights Act, Chapter 214 of the revised statutes, 1989, it states that “in recognition that human rights must be protected by the rule of law, this Legislature affirms the principal that every person is free and equal in dignity and rights without regard to race, religion, religious creed, colour, sex, physical or mental disability or ethnic or national origin.” Unfortunately though, sometimes this law is not always abided by. Women, aboriginal people who are physically or mentally challenged, and visible minorities have often been denied employment equity, or equal employment opportunities due to discriminatory practices....   [tags: essays research papers] 509 words
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Defining Excellence in "Meno" - In Plato’s Meno, Socrates purposefully uses ignorance and irony to insufficiently define excellence for Meno. Initially, Meno argues a particular definition, which is a universally inconsistent proof, is sufficient to define excellence. However, Socrates asserts that the definition of excellence must be consistent and applicable to all individuals, by comparing individuals in a society to bees in a colony. Socrates demonstrates the failure of a particular proof to define all constituents of a group....   [tags: Literary Themes] 2005 words
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Appropriation in Relation to Elaine Sturtevant - Appropriation art has frequently occurred alleged to favor the understanding that authorship in art is an old-fashioned or erroneous notion. Throughout a supposed experimentation associating appropriation art to a distinctive example of creative imitation, I scrutinize and discard a sum of applicants for the division that forges artists the creators of their work whilst imitators are not. The fundamental divergence is perceived to lie in the circumstance that artists assume definitive liability for whatever ideas they decide to follow within their work, while the forger’s main purposes are decided by the attributes of the action of forgery....   [tags: art, forgery, replicas]
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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka - In The Metamorphosis, a work originally written in German by Franz Kafka, Gregor Samsa, a salesman, undergoes a transformation into a repulsive creature. The transformation occurs before the actual events of the short story and the story focuses on the result of that transformation and how it affects both Gregor and those around him. Gregor represents Kafka, and throughout the story, Kafka uses Gregor to express his feelings and personal events in his life. Kafka expresses these aspects of his life through various details such as Gregor’s appearance, Gregor’s volatile relationship with his father, and Gregor’s inability to communicate with those around him....   [tags: transformation, creature, gregor]
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Philosophy of Science and the Theory of Natural Selection - Toulmin, Hull, Campbell, and Popper have defended an "Evolutionary-Analogy" view of scientific evaluative practice. In this view, competing concepts, theories and methods of inquiry engage in a competitive struggle from which the "best adapted" emerge victorious. Whether applications of this analogy contribute to our understanding of science depends on the importance accorded the disanalogies between natural selection theory and scientific inquiry. Michael Ruse has suggested instead an "Evolutionary-Origins" view of scientific evaluative practices in which scientific inquiry is directed by application of epigenetic rules that have become encoded in homo sapiens in the course of evolutionary...   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays] 4356 words
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Genocide in Darfur - The Holocaust of Today: Genocide in Darfur By definition, genocide is “the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.” According to Eric Reeves, writer for the Sudan Tribune, genocide “encompasses not only the killing of members of a national, ethical, racial, or religious group, as such, but also deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or part.” Whatever genocide may be defined as, it is the most grotesque form of massacre known to man....   [tags: African Holocaust]
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Meaningful Social Studies - Meaningful Social Studies Introduction Today many classroom teachers are faced with the challenge of delivering meaningful and powerful social studies lessons to their students. This paper will explain how the learning cycle can help students gain a better understanding when learning new concepts. This paper will also give an example of a Native American Indians unit can be taught in a 4th grade classroom, covering the following contents: Location; Movement/Migration; and Individuals Groups, Institutions....   [tags: Education]
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Worldview of Research - Worldview of Research According to Creswell (2007) in Quality Inquiry & Research Design, everybody sees the world of research from different perspectives. Therefore, the assumption of researchers who choose the qualitative methods approach reflects their own views on the subject matter at hand. Creswell suggest, “When researchers do this, their research becomes shaped by bringing it into the inquiry paradigms, views of the world. Creswell suggest when qualitative researcher views vary according to the beliefs they bring into their research, which represent paradigms” (pg....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Canadian Law Enforcement - “Taser Changes go Ahead”, an article published in the Alberta News in February, indicates that the RCMP is moving forward and will be instituting some previously described changes into its 2011 Police Manual framework. The framework is currently being reviewed and will later be reviewed and approved by the Albertan Solicitor General. The 16 recommendations made by the Braidwood inquiry, including yearly re-trainings, monthly quality and adherence audits, as well as updated procedures based on the minimization of any potentially adverse health effects to the subject, should be reflected in the final version of the manual for 2011....   [tags: Technology, Tasers] 2402 words
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Thomas Kuhn's Paradigm - In this paper I will argue that Kuhn’s defense on the two charges against his view is good although it does have weak spots in them. When Kuhn came out with his book The Structure of Scientific Revolution in 1962, it became quite controversial. There is one specific charge that was held against Kuhn’s view that his view makes it seems that theory change is merely a matter of “mob psychology.” In response to all the critical things that were said about his book, Kuhn wrote The Essential Tension in 1972, within this book he defended his view against the charge in the chapter “Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice.” While his defenses against these charges are acceptable, they are no...   [tags: Scientific Research]
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Philosophy for Children - I. The concept of the Community of Inquiry Central to the heart of P4C lies the notion of a community of inquiry. Originally a term from Pierce to reference interaction among scientists, the concept of "COI" dominates the discussion of educational revisionism as presented by commentators on the P4C movement. The key description marking a COI is: a group (a social setting) of individuals who use dialogue (interaction among participants) to search out the problematic borders of a puzzling concept (inquiry as philosophical.) Implicit in the ideal workings of this group are two key concepts: a demonstration of thinking that is caring (each member is supported and allowed to be an integral mem...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Metaphysical]
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The Bloody Sunday - The Bloody Sunday On 30th January 1972, 13 Catholics were killed when soldiers of a British paratroop regiment opened fire during a civil rights march in Londonderry. The day became known as Bloody Sunday. Its impact led to a resurgence of violent opposition to the British presence in Northern Ireland. Although the details of what took place that day remain controversial, many of the basic facts are not disputed, 14 people had been killed etc. The demonstration was held in protest at the policy of internment without trial....   [tags: Papers] 1134 words
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Diversity in Outdoor Adventure Recreation - Diversity in Outdoor Adventure Recreation People with disabilities in the past have commonly been limited to experiencing outdoor programs that were segregated to only include the disabled. According to Sugerman (1996), this has historically been the only solution for overcoming "environmental barriers such as transportation, architecture, economics, and public attitudes" (p. 44). Diversity within an adventure program can present new challenges for the participants as well as opportunities for growth....   [tags: Papers] 673 words
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Overview Of Clinton's Impeachment Proceedings - An Overview of the Impeachment Proceedings of William J. Clinton The impeachment trial of President Clinton originated from a civil lawsuit filed in 1994 by Paula Jones. Jones alleged that in 1991 Governor Clinton asked a state trooper to bring her up to his room at Excelsior Hotel, where she alleged he dropped his trousers and asked her to "kiss it" (Chronology of the Paula Jones Case, BBC, January, 1998). The case made it to the Supreme Court because of the President's request to delay the trial until the end of his term....   [tags: William Jefferson Clinton Essays]
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Parts Maintenance Inventory Information System - Almost all aircraft carrier organizations have their own maintenance facilities and maintenance employees. Most of these organizations maintain their inventory and maintenance information on an Information System. ABX Air, Incorporated uses an information system called PMI (Parts, Maintenance, Inventory) this system was developed by Renee Perez and Associates, and is designed specifically for parts inventory and maintenance control. The PMI system provides information on all parts, such as history of repair, which aircraft it's currently installed on, how many parts there are on hand, and how many spares the company should have on hand based on past usage....   [tags: Information Technology] 1313 words
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What Are Ethics? - The word “ethics” is connected intrinsically with questions of correct conduct within society. The word “ethics” comes from the Greek “ethos” meaning “character” which indicates a concern for virtuous people, reliable character and proper conduct. The term “morality” is derived from “mores” or custom — the rules of conduct of a group or society. An initial definition of ethics, then, is the analysis, evaluation, and promotion of correct conduct and/or good character, according to the best available standards....   [tags: Ethics in Decision Making] 486 words
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Reading Instruction - Reading and writing are two of the main features of literacy education for both children and out-of-school adults. Components of reading and writing are not mutually exclusive and some educators argue that reading paves way for writing. Therefore, it is crucial to develop reading programs are strong and skill building. Reading processes for children and adults are different but some practices are applicable to both populations despite developmental differences. Therefore, reading programs should take into consideration the literacy program philosophy about reading, unique characteristics of adult learners, strategies to be used and literacy environment....   [tags: Education / Pedagogy]
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Dominant and Subordinate Cultures - Dominant and Subordinate Cultures Some of the greatest assaults committed on particular cultures have been with good intentions. In some cases, the cultures just may have different viewpoints as to what is right, or best in that specific situation. For the Australian Aboriginals, the greatest assault may well have been the taking of children from their families; they later became known as the ‘Stolen Generation’....   [tags: Papers] 1682 words
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Design & Engineering, Fabrication, Inspection, Testing and Supply of Radar Level Transmitter as per CB&I Enquiry Document no: CE-010-3304 subsequent c - Sub: Design & Engineering, Fabrication, Inspection, Testing and Supply of Radar Level Transmitter as per CB&I Enquiry Document no: CE-010-3304 subsequent correspondence. Ref : Annexure-E for List of Correspondence. Dear Sir, With reference to the above Inquiry from our EPCM Contractor M/s.CB&I Lummus Crest Mauritius hereinafter called “EPCM CONTRACTOR”, we Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Limited, hereinafter called as “OWNER”, are pleased to release this Letter of Intent (LOI) to you, Magnetrol International N.V, hereinafter called as “SELLER”, on the following terms & conditions....   [tags: Business Management] 1240 words
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integration and synthesis of three grounded theories and conceptual principles of the educational leadership field - Introduction The objective that I have for this paper is to present the integration and synthesis of at least three grounded theories and conceptual principles of the educational leadership field. Then, according with guidelines, I will compare and contrast those theories by using different authors’ perspectives, to critically analyze the body of knowledge achieved by those principles and explain how those theories in educational leadership add knowledge through the implementation of their premises and the interaction among them in the area of education....   [tags: School Community, Organizational Vision]
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Research Article Critique: The Professional Adjunct The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration - The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration (ojdla) is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles from practitioners or researchers “with specific focus or implications for the management of distance education programs” (ojdla, 2009, Mission section). The need to recruit, train, and retain qualified online instructors is a concern for administrators of distance learning programs. This research article critique focuses on Bedford’s (2009) ojdla article which presented her research into a new trend she identified in online instruction: the emergence of the full-time professional adjunct....   [tags: Article Review]
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Impact of the Great Recession in Texas and the Rio Grande Valley - Short-Term and Long-Term Impacts of the Great Recession and Related Financial Crisis in Texas and the Rio Grande Valley Introduction The 2008 financial crisis erupted straightforwardly because of the breakdown of the lodging move in the United States in 2006, which brought about give or take October 2007 called sub- prime mortgages. The effect of the credit emergency started to show a to a great degree genuine since right on time 2008, first tainting the U.s. monetary framework, and after that worldwide, having thus a profound liquidity crisis and creating, in a roundabout way, other budgetary phenomena, for example food crisis, unemployment, different stock crumples and on the whole, a fin...   [tags: Financial Crisis]
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International Relations Theory: Changes in the Hierarchy of International Politics - "Should international relations theory be held accountable for explaining fundamental changes in the hierarchy of international politics and the emergence of new actors?" It seems absurd to answer that international relations theory should not be in the business of explaining fundamental changes in international politics. However, this response paper will argue on both edges of the question. First, it actually does make sense to attempt to hold as many things as possible constant, or as "givens" in attempting to craft explanations for events in international politics....   [tags: International Relations]
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The Historical Progression of African American’s from 1865 Till Today - 1 The Historical Progression of African American HIS204: American History since 1865 (GSN1028D) The Historical Progression of African American’s from 1865 Till Today 2 The Historical Progression of African American’s from 1865 Till Today America has changed as a whole, and is different now then it was back in 1865. We have had many presidents, elections, wars, and other world issues, but African Americans have dealt with a lot of different issues and faced many problems in the past centuries themselves....   [tags: History, discrimination, prejudice]
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Maintaining the Rage: Values Education in Queensland Senior Legal Studies - Various significant and sometimes contentious legal and societal issues face individuals and groups alike in Australian society in everyday life. By notion, Legal Studies is then intended as an opportunity for students in their senior years of schooling to develop knowledge and tangible skills, as well as shape the values, attitudes and beliefs necessary to enhance their awareness and ability to participate actively as informed, proactive and critical members of society (Queensland Studies Authority, 2007)....   [tags: Education ]
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Case Studies and the Design and Application of Information Technology - Case studies play a significant role in the design and implementation of information technology. This is because of the fact that the global information technology industry is almost influenced by the same technological trends and it is feasible for them to share information regarding customization, upgrades and developments (Petrides 2000, 23). This paper will attempt to shed light on the manner in which case studies can inform in the design and application of information technology. In this regard, the paper will give special attention the nature of utility that case studies provide to the design and application of information technology....   [tags: Information Technology]
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Analysis of Sinner's in the Hands of an Angry God - To take the first jab at answering this inquiry, it would be fair to assume one would ask this question in rhetorical context, being that the answer is blatantly obvious. Though to prove my conjecture, it will be necessary to first prove logical validations in this Question. We will also apply the analysis of the reference to a sermon titled “sinners in the hand's of an angry god” which was given by a preacher named Johnathan Edwards in 1741, it was a well written argument, first providing a danger or infinite despair in “Hell”, then supplying the ultimate trump card of happiness in the form of “Heaven,” but ultimately it was highly successful in attracting people to the puritan religion....   [tags: religion, beliefs, hell, heaven]
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Practical and Theoretical Problems in Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies - Introduction Along with qualitative and quantitative methodologies in research, the trend of combining both qualitative and quantitative methodologies is widely used and increasingly articulated, attached to research practice and recognized as the third major research approach or research paradigm (Johnson, Onwuegbuzie & Turner, 2007). The start of the combined methods was argued on the notion that different methodologies that have always comfortably coexisted (Datta, 1994). On the other hand, Greene (2007) argued that another perspective on the development of combining both quantitative and qualitative methods emerged because of the willing acceptance of mixing methodologies in the applie...   [tags: research, data, healthcare]
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Comparison of Curricula Design: Associate Level Program and Baccalaureate Program - Comparison of Programs of Curricula Introduction Nursing education is fundamental to ensure that newly graduated nurses provide safe and efficient care within the current workforce. Developing an effective nursing program that meets the standards of the credentialing body will enable programs to prepare students for the future. The curriculum should provide the student with learning experiences that are essential for quality nursing practice (NLN, 2013). Curriculum should produce an atmosphere of excitement about learning with a spirit of inquiry (NLN, 2013)....   [tags: nursing education, graduates]
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The Sinking of the Titanic: Who Was at Fault - April 14th, 1912, will go down in history as a day when disaster struck. It was the day the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg that after a mere four hours, caused it to sink to the bottom of the ocean, taking 1,500 people with it. But it wasn’t just one thing that caused this tragedy, and although there were many individuals and events that led to the sinking of the Titanic, the person most responsible for the sinking of this ship is Bruce Ismay. He chose not to put enough lifeboats on the Titanic, urged the captain to make the ship maintain speed while passing through ice fields, and allowed the use of cheap material and watertight compartments that didn’t reach high enough....   [tags: Titanic, History]
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The Learning Return on Our Educational Technology Investment - Introduction When I was perusing the article choices for this week, the title, The Learning Return on Our Educational Technology Investment, really intrigued me. This title seems to encapsulate the concerns of all educational personnel-from teacher to district administrator. Though all of us may define the term “learning return” a bit differently, the questions remain. “What are we getting for our money. Is this investment really helping our students. And finally, if there will be a worthwhile return on our investment, which best practices will most efficiently produce the greatest benefits?” Although the studies that have attempted to address these concerns have produced varying results, t...   [tags: Education, computers, teaching] 1611 words
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The League of Nations; Why Did it Fail? - In the First World War approximately 16,543,185 people were killed within the four year span (World War I Casualties 4). After this devastation countries from all over the world gathered in France for Peace Conferences. Their goal; to prevent anything reminiscent of what had happened during the Great War from ever occurring again. It was during these conferences that the League of Nations (LON) came into existence. Their first meeting was held on the sixteenth of January 1920, six days after the Versailles Conferences had come into effect (MacMillan 94)....   [tags: World History]
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Global Education - Senior Study of Society Rationale - The intention of this rationale is to discuss the value of implementing global education into the school’s Study of Society senior work program. Therefore, this rationale will outline the focus of the curriculum initiative, address its significance, demonstrate how to implement the initiative into Study of Society, and why senior students would find it interesting and worthwhile. To address these areas the rationale will draw on the initiative itself, and will apply the initiative to the Study of Society senior syllabus (Queensland Board of Senior Secondary School Studies [QBSSSS], 2000) and Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (Ministerial Council on Education, E...   [tags: Education ] 1237 words
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Keller’s Theory vs. Wlodkowski’s Theory: Comparison and Contrast - It is important at any level of teaching and/or training that whoever being taught is not only motivated to learn but they are motivated to retain what has been taught. In this paper the definition of motivational design concept will be discussed as well as John Keller’s A.R.C.S. (ARCS) Model of Motivational Design and Raymond J. Wlodkowski’s Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching. The similarities between both theories in addition to the differences will also be discussed. What is a motivational design concept....   [tags: Education]
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Research Analysis: A Discussion of the Four Worldviews - Introduction This paper will provide a hypothetical discussion of how each of the four “worldviews” (post-positivism, constructivism, advocacy/participatory, and pragmatism) might apply to the proposed study. It will refer to the topic paper developed during the class RSH9101B (Research Topic, Problem, Purpose, and Questions) with the assistance of Dr. Kenneth Gossett, class mentor. The portion of the Topic Paper to be used will be the problem statement, which will provide the foundation for this discussion and completion of this assignment....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Intergrating the Worldwide Web into 21st Century Classrooms - In 1995, Professor Bernie Dodge and Thomas March developed the WebQuest strategy for integrating the World Wide Web into 21st century classrooms. Dodge (1995), originally defined a WebQuest as ‘an inquiry orientated activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from sources on the internet.’ The WebQuest definition revised by March (2003) intends to incorporate the critical attributes of real WebQuests to facilitate the transformation of information into a newly constructed, assimilated understanding....   [tags: WebQuest Strategies, Elements]
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An Analysis of Publications on Malcom X's Assassination - Conspiracy theories, secret societies, are phenomena’s common to all minority groups, especially among oppressed groups with a long history of injustice. Bounded by secrecy, based on exclusivity, such organizations are essentially reactionary. This paper is a convergence of three areas of inquiry; (1) the text and critiques of Alex Haley’s, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, William Sales’s, From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: Malcolm X and the Organization of Afro-American Unity , George Breitman’s The Last Year of Malcolm X: The Evolution of a Revolutionary and Marika Sherwood’s Malcolm X Visits Abroad; (2) which of the text best solidifies the facts surrounding Malcolm X’s assassination a...   [tags: Civil Rights, Black Nationalist]
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Theoretical Stance on Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Research Essay: Theoretical Stance for the Teaching of Mathematics – As a pre-service teacher, my philosophy of teaching Mathematics is based on a constructivist, student-centred approach. I have learned, through my practicum experiences, as well as Mathematics Education courses, which advocate this approach, that it is the most effective way to teach Mathematics. This essay will explicitly describe my philosophy, as well as explain and justify the specific teaching and learning strategies related to this philosophy, supported by the research and literature....   [tags: Education, math, math teacher] 1489 words
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The Unmoved Mover: God in Aristotle’s Metaphysics - For millennia, human beings have pondered the existence of supreme beings. The origin of this all-too-human yearning for such divine entities stems in part from our desire to grasp the truth of the cosmos we inhabit. One part of this universe physically surrounds us and, at the end of our lives, consumes us entirely, and so we return from whence we came. Yet there is another, arguably more eternal, part of the cosmos that, in some ways, is separable from the transient, material world we so easily perceive but that, in other ways, is inextricably linked to it by unexplored, divinable forces....   [tags: Supreme Beings, Time] 1471 words
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The skills gap in Big Data analytics - Our every day life has changed forever, thanks for the ubiquitous smart phones and technology dependent information age. We leave a trail of data while travelling, shopping, driveing, bloggin, and even voting. All of these activities leave a digital signature unique to us, which if analyzed can predict our next move. Similarly, a large set of data is being created each day by businesses, researchers and the World Wide Web. According to an estimate by the government, there are about 1.2 zettabytes (250 billion DVDs) of electronic data generated each year by everything from underground physics experiments and telescopes to retail transactions and Twitter posts (Mervis 22)....   [tags: Technology, Data Growth, Big Data]
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Quality Services in Banks in the Bahamas - This paper will discuss an upcoming qualitative study entitled, ‘Quality service: Can the use of technology lead to increased competitiveness among commercial banks in The Bahamas?’ Two of the major concerns for the upcoming qualitative research study are the ethical concerns and the adequacy of the statistical sample size in order to provide sufficient rigor and authenticity to the study results. The location of the study is Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas. Ethical concerns are paramount when planning, conducting and evaluating research (Cozby, 2012)....   [tags: technology, ethical concerns]
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Analysis: Pagan Survivals by Tomás Ó Cathasaigh - Tomás Ó Cathasaigh’s article, “Pagan survivals: the evidence of early Irish narrative,” is primarily concerned with elucidating the approaches used by scholars in the study of the literature. The article begins with a discussion concerning the relationship between pre-existing traditions and Christianity’s entrance into Ireland. Ó Cathasaigh questions W.G. Wood-Martin’s assessment that the influence each entity had on the other is easily disentangled. However, he remarks that Ireland has the benefit of a large body of literature from an early medieval time, a set of literature marked by an evident interest in pre-Christian mythology....   [tags: church, behavior]
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Aboriginal Canadians and The Criminal Justice System - No community in Canada comes into conflict with criminal justice system officials more disproportionately than Aboriginals (Dickson-Gilmore, 2011, p.77). Indeed, Aboriginal Canadians are often subject to both overt and unintended discrimination from Canadian law enforcement due in large part to institutionalized reputations as chronic substance abusers who are incapable of reform (Dickson-Gilmore, 2011, p.77-78). One of the more startling contemporary examples of this is the case of Frank Paul; a Mi’kmaq Canadian who was left to die in a Vancouver alley by officers of the Vancouver Police Department after being denied refuge in a police “drunk tank”....   [tags: criminal justice, chronic substance abusers]
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Ethical Issues in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Mary Shelley expresses various ethical issues by creating a mythical monster called Frankenstein. There is some controversy on how Mary Shelley defines human nature in the novel, there are many features of the way humans react in situations. Shelley uses a relationship between morality and science, she brings the two subjects together when writing Frankenstein, and she shows the amount of controversy with the advancement of science. There are said to be some limits to the scientific inquiry that could have restrained the quantity of scientific implications that Mary Shelley was able to make, along with the types of scientific restraints....   [tags: Ethic, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein,] 1228 words
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The End of a New Beginning - Thunderous booms and bangs sounded the evening of February 15, 1898. The battleship Maine exploded on the harbors in Havana, Cuba. Panicky passengers scurried frightened to safety, while some remained trapped, helplessly, with no possible escape. Startled survivors searched for crew members and friends. The battleship which detonated into several pieces sank to the ocean floor dragging rapt wounded and dead. Two-hundred and sixty-six of the three-hundred and fifty-five officers, crew members, sailors, and Marines on board died or drowned in the explosion or shortly after suffering from injuries or shock....   [tags: Military History]
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United Nations on settling International Disputes - People see the United Nations as an international organization that is there always for international disputes, international peacekeepers at the heart of everything else they do. Giving hope to this confused world. Although, who’s really behind this. Aside from the big three- UN Secretary General, the Security Council and the General Assembly, which are considered the most famous among the other organs, the UN is composed of many other smaller distinct and independent entities. (White 3) The United Nations brings all organs to work hand-in-hand in trying to make the world a better place....   [tags: International Government ]
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When the Irish Potato Famine Struck - The word ‘vulnerable’ is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as; ‘open to harm’. The defenceless position Ireland found itself in at the time of the great hunger will be explained by examining the political and economic system of the time, and the way in which the peasant class lived because of the social structures that were set in place. From the 1790s through to 1815, Ireland experience economic growth due to the demand for grain during the Napoleonic war and the export of textiles. This growth came to a halt when the war ended....   [tags: History] 1517 words
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The Universe in a Single Atom - The Dalai Lama the acclaimed spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism was forced into exile in 1959. He now resides in Dharamsala, India but considers himself to be a citizen of the world. The first of his pragmatic words to make an impression upon me was this statement. “If scientific analysis was to conclusively demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims”. The mere articulation of these words by an eminent religious world leader is enough to cause me to pause and listen with rapture to what this ecumenical gentleman has to disseminate....   [tags: Buddhism ] 897 words
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Bravely J. Silver's Forces of Labour - There are several sociological theories in the study of contemporary labor unrest. However, this essay will start off to examine the rationale of capital mobility and labor transformation processes, as a coherent point of departure. To what extent is this approach significant. A simple answer is the sociological framework of Silver (2003), which is our central focus, is in contrast with the above approaches. Therefore, it’s imperative to provide an overview of what Silver was critical about. Silver conceived that the above approaches and numerous other literatures about labor unrest and globalization comprise severe methodological ramifications....   [tags: Marxism, Labor Unrest]
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Application: Comparative Look at Action Research - Research can be seen as an orderly approach to investigate a subject matter for the purpose of obtaining and adding new knowledge (Ross, 2005 Ed). Research in education, is very dynamic because of the change we experienced in the 21st century classroom. “The movement of people and the transition of culture and language to the classroom and how we deal with it are answer through the use of researches” (Opie, 2003). The paradigm shift in the job market to a more technological advance environment the school is currently place on test to meet these challenges, but preparing it student for the world of work....   [tags: research, educational conduct, focus area]
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Keeping the End Goal in Mind - Keeping in mind the end goal to address all the goals set out in this thesis, essential exploration is vital. The procedure will represent the picked systems embraced to lead the essential examination. It will bestow avocation into the picked strategy for examination and give evaluation to the picked approach as far as preferences, impediments and limits. 3.2 Selection of research method: The method of exploration strategies might be isolated into quantitative and qualitative methodologies....   [tags: Essential Exploration, Procedures, Goals]
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