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IMMIGRATION EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA

I. INTRODUCTION

Few issues create long-lasting controversy, the type of controversy that engages nearly every member of society regardless of their economic, ethnic, intellectual, political, religious, or social background. Examples of such issues are abortion, crime, the death penalty, racism, rape, etc. Another example of such an issue is . . . .

Introduction

Autism is one of the most severe and disruptive of all childhood disorders - a level of disruption that of course lasts well into adulthood. With both genetic and environmental elements at work, autism (which affects boys at least three times more often than girls and is found in all races and throughout the world) is a communicative disorder that interferes with an . . . .

Sami entry into the 21st century

The lives that the Sami lead are so different from the ones that most of the industrialized West lead that we might be inclined to view them as something out of history - a sort of living fossil. But, in fact, their culture is as vital as any of that on earth today and their way of life is both valid and adaptive. This does not mean that they are not . . . .

History of Cryptography

Kids decoder rings in cereal boxes, the puzzles in the comic pages of the daily newspapers and high-tech encryption all have something in common, they are all variations of cryptography. Ever since the early days of civilization, people have been trying to encode massages to keep secrets from falling into the hands of the wrong person. Today the science and math . . . .

Analysis between Pro- and Anti-Slavery Movement in the 19th Century American Society

The history of black slavery movement in the American society during the 19th century has become a common theme of debate and discussion between Americans for and against black slavery movement. There have been numerous literary works, essays, and other written works that discuss this primary issue of . . . .

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the book "The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson," by Mark Twain. Specifically, it will trace the different types of irony that Twain used in the book. What are they, and why did Twain use them? Twain's use of irony throughout Pudd'nhead Wilson vividly illustrates Twain's feelings on race, religion, and small town . . . .

Personality Assessment

Albanian refugees from Kosovo'

This paper is a research assignment regarding all aspects facing Albanians from Kosovo.

Introduction

Over the past, there have been various, significantly dramatic instances during which individuals and whole communities have migrated from their homelands as a result of a particularly crucial issue or predicament . . . .

Nearby History

Empathy is the capacity to understand an issue or principle from another's point of view. For children, especially today, that is not always an easy task. With so much information out in the world today and the newspapers expressing so many problems, it's easy to become overloaded and hence shut down to all but those things that seem to effect one directly. "Nearby . . . .

Munch and Expressionism

That death and disease that is so much part of Edvard Munch's art was a natural consequence of the time in which he lived and the painful circumstances of his personal life. That he was able to take this pain and grief and synthesize it into art, revolutionized the way visual arts were perceived. In doing this, it can be said that no one exercised more influence . . . .

Darkness at Noon"

It seems contradictory that the Russian state has people who disagree with state policies confess, then immediately execute them. The state could just execute the political prisoners and forge the prisoners' signatures on a confession statement. Even Rubashov, who has spent time in prison before, eventually confesses. "Darkness at Noon" by Arthur Koestler provides some . . . .

Metonymy and Grammar

When an individual attempt to communicate, there is often a profound difference between the connotative meaning of the words he or she uses and the denotative meaning of his or her words. The connotative meaning of a word is what a word actually means in a given context. Connotative meaning relates to the meaning of a word not simply in and of itself, but as it . . . .

The African-American in the Media

Question

The comedy Barbershop, starring Ice Cube juxtaposes the harshness of city life with the resiliency of the people living in the city. The movie with its black cast has an impressive standing in the movie industry for the year 2002. I'm not sure that I agree that this specific film means a breakthrough for African-Americans in the industry . . . .

Education:

The Intolerance of Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance Policies in Public Schools

One has only to turn on the television, log onto the Internet, or glance at a newspaper to see that violence is everywhere in our society. The nightly news is dominated by one act of depravity after another: murders, rapes, and violent assaults, among others. Hate crimes send shockwaves . . . .

The issue is whether Huey Long should be considered a genius or a monster, and in truth, the two are not mutually exclusive. Huey Long was likely both a genius and a monster. He was certainly brilliant in his ability to connect with the common man and to manipulate the political system to get elected, to govern, and to hide his unsavory activities from the public eye. Yet, the fact that he . . . .

For the past fifteen years, I have practiced speech therapy for the New York City Board of Education and thus appreciate the connection between speech and literacy in school age children. This is the fundamental reason for my pursuing a degree in literacy education: it will enhance my current career path. Through academic coursework, I hope to better understand the mechanisms of language . . . .

Mikhail Bakhtin in his rhetoric mixes literary criticism with rhetoric, following in the footsteps of Saussure and others in this regard. At the same time, Bakhtin rejected many of Saussure's ideas, such as that "the meaning of discourse is to be found in the psychological processing of signs" (911). Saussure's approach is also known as Structuralism and has been applied to a wide variety of . . . .

The "E"-Word

The word "evolution" in pre-Darwinian times refers to something much different than Darwin wanted to convey through his theories. In this time the term was used to refer to the view of life in early-nineteenth century biology. The general terminology used for this concept included terms such as transformation, transmutation, and the development hypothesis.

Thus . . . .

Immigrant education

Introduction:

During the last century, the United States has seen a high rate of immigration from other countries, with inevitable effects on our educational system. During the past decade, immigration from Asian nations in particular to the United States has reached an historically unprecedented level. Data indicate that Korea has been one of the top ten . . . .

Like it or not, there is not a single aspect of our lives that is not governed by the thinking process. As employees, students, family members, and participants in various social groups, every day we have to think about things in order to make decisions about them. Those decisions may not always be deep and significant, but they are decisions that need to be thought about and made nonetheless . . . .

In the selection that records court transcripts from "The Trials of Oscar Wilde," when the opposing council at the trial asks the defendant, Oscar Wilde, if he kissed one of the boys whom Wilde was supposed to have engaged in homosexual practices, Wilde appears unfazed. When asked if he kissed the boy, Wilde, with customary wit, responded that he did not, because "he was a very ugly boy." This . . . .

Abstract

This paper will discuss the various contributions and influences of the Hispanic community in the United States. Hispanic American's have influenced many aspects of today's American culture such as art, religion, and education since the early 1600's. It will outline the influx of the Spanish explorers and the defense of the border between the United States and Mexico. The paper . . . .

The Language of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet tells the tragic story of two 'star-crossed' lovers who can never be together. While this plot makes the play interesting, it is not a unique theme. What makes the play as powerful and as popular as it is, is not the story of the play but the way Shakespeare tells it. Shakespeare's vehicle for telling the . . . .

In "The Populist Persuasion," Michael Kazin sees populism as a vehicle for the weak and disenfranchised common person to address and challenge the ruling elite. As such, Kazin views populism as an "impulse" that is at the very root of American democracy. Kazin's view of populism can be seen as an outgrowth of the democratic ideology of the American Revolution, as described by Wood. Kazin . . . .

Factors that Precipitated the Irish Potato Famine and its Lasting Effects

There are several factors that precipitated the Irish Potato Famine of the mid-1800s. First and foremost was the lop-sided distribution of land ownership. Most of the land was held by English and Anglo-Irish families - the Ascendancy class. And many of these families were absentee landlords, spending most of their . . . .

Courtly love is, in general form, a structured form of male / female interaction which was infused with a poetic, heroic, romantic idealism about the virtue of both the man and the woman. The core idea of Courtly Love, as defined by Capellanus, is that the woman (or Lady) should be worshipped, ardently pursued, and intensely desired. She is to receive this attention and devotion not because of . . . .

Origin of Ancient Nepal

Neolithic tools found in the Kathmandu Valley indicate that people were living in the Himalayan region in the distant past, although their culture and artifacts are only slowly being explored. Written references to this region appeared only by the first millennium B.C. During that period, political or social groupings in Nepal became known in north India. The . . . .

Using Internet in Elementary ESL/EFL Classroom

Sample Research Report

Thanks to the technology, both teachers and students would find their learning sessions in class more enjoyable and more challenging than before. The Internet gives important experiences both for students and teachers, where they could advance their learning process very rapidly through the dynamic medium. . . . .

This paper presents a narrative essay exploring the family tree of the writer. The writer details his family's routes through immigration to America from Germany and the trail of building a new life based on that immigration.

To look at my family today, one might assume that my relatives traveled over on the Mayflower and broke bread at the first Thanksgiving feats, but that is not the . . . .

The Dragons Village"

On first glance, it would seem that the poverty of rural China would be an ideal place for individuals to sow communist ideology. The individuals in question were oppressed by crushing poverty, and had been treated in an inequitable fashion by the city dwelling, educated and urban classes by decades. However, to Chen Yuan-tsung's autobiographical work historical . . . .

A.R. Luria's article "Speech Development and the formation of mental processes" chronicles the developments and immense contributions of Soviet Psychology to the problem of speech development, the main contribution of which is the conception of the mind as a product of social life, and of the way social relations effect speech development. The first part of the article deals mainly with an . . . .

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