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Education Plan Academic Goal Establishment Essay

… One specific strategy that would be used to achieve this goal would be the regular assignment of individual reading projects, and one-on-one meetings with students (ideally meeting with each student once every two weeks) to discuss progress. Reading selections would need to be approved, but could com at all levels and could be tailored to individual preferences and skill levels. Through the ongoing discussion of the reading projects, including any issues that came up (hard words, complex plots, enigmatic characters, etc.) and how the student handled them, encouragement and practical solutions can be provided that will both help to boost confidence and explain stylistic choices on the part of the other. Reinforcement of major concepts will be occurring in class as part of the regular…. [read more]


Academic Engagements With Course Materials Term Paper

… " And somehow, Maimela continues, this theology of oppression builds a case for concept of an "authoritarian" God who "establishes different social classes in every society." In other words, Maimela is viewing the Christian church mainstream as perpetuating the belief that God doesn't care about the oppressed people of color, and also the belief that God accepts injustice as par for the course.

What options does Maimela offer; what do I think of his issues and options?

On the other hand, Maimela writes that critics of liberation theology (AKA, in support of black theology) miss the point that God's love is "unconditional" (149) and that God "accepts the unacceptable, the rejected, and the worthless." God is in fact, Maimela states, the liberator of slaves, and…. [read more]


Academic Library Quality Services Essay

… The reference librarian, must now be prepared to join the Twitter generation. Patrons now can ask the reference librarian questions via e-mail, texting, cell phone applications, instant messaging, Facebook and Twitter.

One response to technology was the evolution of the Information Common (IC) which is a rearranging of the library to organize computers and other technology in a common area. One of the ideas behind this was that so many students were coming to the library to do group assignments and they congregated around one computer. This way, there are a group of computers in one area, or a WI-Fi section where laptops can be set up and the group can work together utilizing the data from the research section of the library. Some libraries…. [read more]


Media Engagement With the Television Essay

… Aside from some of his physical features and voice, what truly marks Pamuk as another "race" is the fact that his character is almost entirely made up of racist stereotypes relating to the supposed sexual promiscuity and aggression of non-white men. While in the United States these stereotypes are most frequently associated with black men, in Europe and elsewhere, these stereotypes extend to those races and ethnicities with which the white residents of Europe have had more immediate contact; as such, the "exotic" Turkish diplomat is saddled with a kind of characterization that focuses exclusively on his supposedly uncontrollable sexual appetites. Pamuk kisses Lady Mary, the eldest of the aristocratic family's daughters, without her consent, and later he goes to her bedroom unannounced. However, once…. [read more]


Faculty Student Interaction in Online Learning Environment Literature Review

… Student engagement is important when teaching any class. It is especially significant when faculty teach in the online learning environment where students are not only isolated from their instructor but from fellow students. Advances in online technologies are creating exciting opportunities for learning in the virtual space. Benefits of online learning are well-known, but online learning also has its disadvantages including high attrition rates due to diminished student engagement, inadequate training and support for teachers tasked with implementing and administering online courses, and the relative newness of the technologies themselves.

Introduction to the Three Streams

Online relationships with faculty and students. The first stream considered is the types of online relationships that exist between faculty and students. The fundamental differences that exist between online relationships…. [read more]


Student Engagement Essay

… Everyone in a learning community including the teachers pay a role in ensuring that the students are engaged and successful. This type of support is essential to student engagement and assist in ensuring that students will have the ability to excel academically.

As such student engagement is important because it is through this process that students truly learn and understand the material they are presented. Students who understand the subject matter presented to them are more likely to do well and experience academic achievement. Academic achievement is important because it serves as a source of self-esteem and increases the likelihood that the student will have academic success in the future.

Yorke (2004 also reports that student success in the realm of higher education is vitally…. [read more]


Academic Discipline, There Is a Difference Term Paper

… ¶ … academic discipline, there is a difference between theory and practice. One of the areas in which this difference is most apparent is in the visual arts. For example, an art history class is vastly different from an art studio class. While students in a studio class might mimic their mentors or favorite artists, ultimately the creations that studio artists make are wholly unique. Furthermore, the process of creating artwork in the studio involves materials and media that are only talked about in an art history class. On the other hand, the study of visual art expressions as they have manifested throughout different cultures and human history is an intellectual discipline that relies heavily on reading, writing, and critical analysis. Therefore, art history and…. [read more]


Improving the Academic Performance of Males in Early Childhood Education Term Paper

… Improving Boys' Academics

Improving the Academic Performance of Males in Early Childhood Education to Foster Greater Success in the Future.

The foundation of early childhood education has been historically limited, as the standard idea that a child under the age of 6 should not be separated from his or her parents, as the watchful eye was needed to keep them safe, that a single instructor, of many children could not provide, the more we learn about children the more aware we are that they need educated instruction far earlier. (Morgan, 1999, p. 94) Early quality education is clearly the tool that determines later success (Abboud & Kim 2005 p. 5) and yet, boys are failing at alarming rates in the developmentally challenged system that has…. [read more]


Nanoengineering Materials Term Paper

… Nanoengineering Materials

Nanotechnology is the ability to precisely control matter at the atomic and molecular level to make new and better materials, products, and devices. While the technology remains in a state of evolution, nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize the fields of medicine, drug delivery systems pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, energy, environmental remediation, and much more. The ability to manipulate materials at the atomic and molecular level will allow scientists to identify yet unknown applications for these processes at the nanoscale, thereby providing the ability to control the fundamental properties of materials that have remained unchanged throughout the history of mankind. These emerging nanotechnologies will also provide scientists with the ability to improve the efficiency of chemical reactions, develop harder and more durable materials, manufacture drugs…. [read more]


Journalistic News Media Term Paper

… g., do not violate constitutional rights) [premise]

Therefore, Judge Brieant's ruling constitute acting like an education czar [conclusion; enthymematic]

Will ends his editorial with [argument 4]:

The inclusion of mystical/spiritual/holistic worldviews within educational practices is not necessarily unjustified [premise]

Judge Brieant finds the practices of using 'worry dolls' and the teacher's assertion that the world is overpopulated to be instances of unjustified educational practices [premise]

Therefore, Judge Brieant's rulings are inconsistent [conclusion; enthymematic]

The above four arguments provided by Will are mostly valid, however, only some are sound. However, it is helpful to assign truth-values to each one of his statements in the arguments above. They can be assigned as follows:

Argument 1

Premise 1: False

Premise 2: True

Conclusion: False

Argument 2

Premise 1:…. [read more]


Reading Strategies Impact on ELL ESL Students Capstone Project

… ¶ … Reading Strategies' Impact on ELL Students

Today, more than 2 million students from non-English-speaking backgrounds attend public school in the United States and their numbers are expected to triple by 2020. The research to date confirms that these students require support in their native languages as well as in English to achieve academic proficiency, but far too few English language learners (ELLs) are receiving the level of educational support that is required. In this environment, identifying improved strategies for facilitating English language acquisition represents a timely and valuable enterprise. There are a number of challenges that are involved, but the mandates are clear. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, signed into law January 2002, placed renewed emphasis, urgency, and expectations on all…. [read more]


Group Counseling as an Alternative for the Prevention of Academic Failure Among Middle School Students Thesis

… ¶ … Justification for the Research

Page 8 Chapter Two / Historical Background of Counseling

Page 9 Historical Background of Group Counseling

Page 11 ASCA Description of Counselor's Duties

Page 12 Review of Literature / Role of Parents & Counselors

Page 15 Group Counseling -- Positive Results

Page 18 Group Counseling -- Students Motivated to Succeed

Page 19 Service Learning -- Helping Others

Page 21 Counselors Kick-Starting Girls' Interest in Math

Page 22 Counselors & Student Successes

Page 24 Dynamics of Leadership

Page 30 Survival Guide for Middle School Counselors

Page 33 Humanizing the Process for Adolescents

Page 36 Chapter Two Conclusion

Page 37 Chapter Three Methodology

Page 37 Chapter Four Discussion and Conclusions

Page 38 Conclusion -- Florida Dropout Issues

Page 40 Discussion

Page…. [read more]


Art Violence and Social Engagement in Colombia Research Proposal

… ¶ … Colombia is the third-largest recipient of military aid from the United States and is at a critical juncture in its turbulent history. More than three million people have been displaced in Colombia during the past decade alone, and violent deaths and kidnappings remain alarmingly high. While violence is nothing new to the people of Colombia, their response to its sources and causes have been portrayed in the visual arts in various ways, with one of the most recent manifestations of this being portrayal such as the "The Skin of Memory," developed by the anthropologist Pilar Riano-Alcala and the artist Suzanne Lacy in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team in Colombia. Because art must also serve a social function and civic responsibility, this thesis evaluates…. [read more]


Gender Segregated Math Classes in Middle School Research Proposal

… Gender-Based Education

For many decades there have been disparities in education along the lines of gender. Some of these disparities were as a result of sexism and an unwillingness to teach female students. However, in the current educational environment many of these disparities can be attributed to the fact that boys and girls simply learn differently. As such, adjustments have to be made as it pertains to teaching styles. These adjustments are particularly needed at the middle school level where subjects such as math and science become more difficult and female students start to lose interest. Gender segregation within the context of middle schools is a topic that has received a great deal of attention in recent years. In addition a great deal of attention…. [read more]


Technological Tools Impact on Learning in Online Professional Development Courses Chapter

… Student, counselor and parent feedback is important in maintaining the program as well as improving it. This is important for the success of the program. Advisory programs need to have clear goals and focus, which should be discussed by the school employees. They also need to be assessed frequently and enhanced in order to achieve positive results, which are expected by the entire school community.

Student and Teacher relationships as an effect of advisory

Creating and nurturing relationships is clearly the main aim of coming up with advisory programs in most schools. Human relationships determine organizations' and schools' success levels. Human relationships are seen to be the fundamental component of almost every program. The most important step is determining the activities as well as the…. [read more]


Positive Effects of Extracurricular Activity on Academic Research Proposal

… Positive Effects of Extracurricular Activity on Academic Achievement in District of Columbia High Schools

"A good education ought to help people to become both more receptive to and more discriminating about the world: seeing, feeling, and understanding more...."

Laurent a. Daloz (20th century)

On Academic Achievement

The Alliance for Excellent Education (2008) reports that when students do not follow through with obtaining a good education and graduating from high school, they cost society money. In fact, the Alliance points out, students who drop out of school in Washington, D.C. cost the District of Columbia area millions in lost wages: "If the nearly 2,000 high school dropouts from the Class of 2008 had earned their diplomas instead of dropping out, the District of Columbia's economy would…. [read more]


Loans Logins and Lasting the Couse Academic Library Use and Student Retention Article Review

… Loans, Logins, And Lasting the Course: Academic Library Use and Student Retention

Library article review:

Haddow, G. & Joseph, J. (2010). Loans, logins, and lasting the course: Academic library use and student retention. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 41 (4): 233-244. Retrieved: http://archive2013.alia.org.au/publishing/aarl/41/AARL_2010_41_4.pdf

This study examines the correlation between student engagement and retention and use of the university library. Previous literature indicated that university students who made use of the academic library in a constructive manner were more likely to be academically successful. "The specific aims of the study were: to explore if an association between library use and student retention is evident, and to investigate whether socio-economic status (SES) and age at entry are influencing factors in library use and retention" (Haddow & Joseph…. [read more]


Navies in American Revolution Term Paper

… ] [14: Dull, p. 119.]

Britain's First Lord of the Admiralty, the Earl of Sandwich, would have preferred to keep British naval strength concentrated in the English Channel, to deter the threat of a Franco-Spanish invasion. A major drawback to this strategy was that it meant allowing France and Spain more of a free hand in North America, the West Indies and the Far East. War with France and Spain also strengthened the hand of the peace party in Parliament, led by Whigs like Charles James Fox, who were prepared to grant independence to the United States in order to better defend the rest of the British Empire. This led to a "fierce governmental dispute over strategy" in 1778-79, since Britain simply seemed to have…. [read more]


Developing Text for Web-Based Instruction Davis Thesis

… ¶ … Web-based learning and online courses become increasingly common, educators are seeking the most effective methods of delivering text materials digitally to students. Students usually prefer reading hard copies of weighty tomes, but in "Developing Text for Web-based Instruction," Davis points out the possibilities of hypertext and related technological tools. Digital texts allow instructors to embed notes and questions in the core material, permit cross-referencing for more robust learning experiences, and may even enhance some learners' comprehension. Advancements in technology, both hardware and software, have made the online reading experience more fruitful than it ever has been in the past. The future offers enormous potential for educators to create and disseminate course materials digitally.

Davis notes that students approach online reading differently than they…. [read more]


Feminist Scholars Such as Cixous, Foss Term Paper

… ¶ … feminist scholars such as Cixous, Foss and Griffin, Fraser, Anzaldua, and the authors of the essays in the hip hop feminism anthology, rethought rhetorical concepts?

Feminism is a concept that makes even those persons thought to be practicing it to feel uncomfortable. However, when it goes beyond academics, feminists are mistaken to Feminazis and defenders of political correctness. The truth of the matter is that even though one may refute with several of the political feminist theorists supporters, if you experienced a similar politicization of rhetoric with theorists such as, Cixous, Foss and Griffin, Fraser, Anzaldua among others, then you perhaps experience a similar thing that scholars and feminists rhetoricians encounter. Most of the scholars and theorists discussed on class have a broader…. [read more]


Print Media Is Dead Essay

… In addition to the viewpoints of these people, the print media experienced a huge decline and death when the television came into existence. In light of this fact, from one of the empirical investigations, it has come to notice that the total readership of physical newspapers has dropped off to a significant proportion over the last couple of years. Quite in contradiction, other survey records highlight the statistical records that the readerships of few of the highly regarded newspapers have actually increased during the past decade (Sandelin, 2012).

Social media websites have become one of the most dominating and prevailing mediums in digital media that is extensively being used by increasing number of brands and businesses. One of the benefits that make the channel of…. [read more]


Auditory Computer Files Assist College Research Paper

… This type of auditory software technology further enables the independence of the learner as compared to their previous dependence upon others to assist them in their learning of the English language, which served as a detrimental effect on their capacity to learn the English language at their own pace.

Works Cited

Casidy (1996) in: Kurzweil Educational Systems (2005) Scientifically-Based Research Validating Kurzweil 3000: An Annotated Review of Research Supporting the Use of Kurzweil 3000 in English Language Learner Classrooms. Oct 2005. Retrieved from: http://www.vocalinks.com/site/vocalinks/assets/pdf/K3000_ELL_Research.pdf

Chisholm and Beckett (2003) in: Kurzweil Educational Systems (2005) Scientifically-Based Research VAliding Kurzweil 3000: An Annotated Review of Research Supporting the Use of Kurzweil 3000 in English Language Learner Classrooms. Oct 2005. Retrieved from: http://www.vocalinks.com/site/vocalinks/assets/pdf/K3000_ELL_Research.pdf

Dwyer, L. (nd) Confronting Hegemonies of…. [read more]


Application for New School Essay

… ¶ … Newschool

The usage of Smartphone application is exploding, and the trends have significantly increased the acceptance and installation of million of applications within the Smartphone across the United States and the use of Smartphone has facilitated easy communication among American students. Despite fundamental importance of Smartphone applications, new students in the American colleges and the universities are facing challenges to interact effectively with their peers because of different communication barriers.

Our mission is to take the advantages of the recent trends in the use of Smartphone application by introducing and integrating new school student application, which will allow new students to sell or buy and trade their items using their Smartphone. We envisage that the new project will create a sense of community…. [read more]


Successful Collaboration in Higher Ed Essay

… You will need to be able to identify the skills sets that are a good match for the problems you need to collaboratively solve, locate people within the college community who possess those skill sets, evoke the most positive perspectives from the most skilled problem solvers, and ensure that those who are not core problem solvers are still -- meaningfully -- included in the collaborative tasks. I wish you luck, and I look forward to learning how you are progressing in your inter-departmental collaborative endeavors.

References

____. (2010). ACPA / NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners.

____. (2006). Frameworks for assessing learning and development outcomes (FALDO). Washington, DC: Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Retrieved http://www.cas.edu/index.php/index.php/index.php

Anderson, K.A. (2010).…. [read more]


Teaching Reflective Commentary Portfolio Research Paper

… Teaching Reflective Commentary Portfolio

Mathematics is an area of education not often sought after by those teachers interested in true education. The subjects typically seem dry and students rarely take the courses seriously. In the field of accounting, however, there has been a much larger deficiency in properly educating students. As stated by Rob Gray (2006), in his article,

There is evidence that accounting education fails to develop students' intellectual and, relatedly, ethical maturity. This, it can be argued, may be seen as a moral failure on the part of accounting educators. This, it can be argued, may be seen as a moral failure on the part of accounting educators. The content of much of what currently passes for core accounting knowledge has characteristics which…. [read more]


Public Policy and Service Research Paper

… The term leadership, of course, brings up additional theories, viewpoints and modes of operation, which then led me to even more research.

I discovered that I was both a coach and a leader, and aspired to be more of both through knowledge and experience. Indeed, leaders and coaches, whatever the title is really mentors within the context of a particular organization or activity. In governmental service, leaders help communicate policy, but in that, they mentor staff, communicate with other stakeholders, and model the type of behavior that engenders confidence. In the workplace, we may define leadership as a coaching model, or a framework to use as an underlying structure to build teamwork, confidence, improve performance and behavior. In this way, someone with more experience and…. [read more]


Distance Learners Many of Us Literature Review

… Distance Learners

Many of us have an image of what we think a "normal" student looks like. And that typical -- or even stereotypical -- student is dressed casually but neatly. Sitting in a classroom with desks in slightly disarrayed rows, the twenty-year-old is mostly listening to her professor -- who is dressed only a little more formally than she is. But every once in a while she glances out the window over the campus and smiles to herself at the squirrels running up and down an ancient tree. She's also thinking about what she will do when she finishes this class. Maybe she'll go to a coffee shop with some friends before heading off to the library to study for a few hours before…. [read more]


Brigade the 56Th Heavy Essay

… There are across-the-board problems with coordination that must be addressed for the BCT to successfully transition to Train / Ready.

capacity to of the units to function effectively and efficiently

Description of vision for the Brigade

I want to see the HBCT exceed it past levels of high quality leadership and functioning. The characteristic of the HBCT that I want to restore as the absolute commitment of leadership to continually improve and to build and sustain engagement of the officers and the non-commissioned officers. I believe the Battalions can be find distinction as members of the best maneuver brigade in the Forces Command, rather than seeking distinction as stand-out battalions at great cost to the Brigade. The driver of positive change for the Brigade is…. [read more]


Non-Participanting Online Students Non-Participants Essay

… On all outcome measures, Distinctive students were more active than Pass students and Pass students were more active than Fail students.

Despite the apparent clarity of these findings, Nagel and colleagues (2009) found some association between poor student performance and technical difficulties. Problems with computers, software, connectivity, and the electric supply seemed to interfere with participation levels by some students. The authors also noted that the number of original postings was a poor predictor of student involvement, since a few average students would post indiscriminately and thus create 'noise' and some high performing students tended to remain 'silent' until they had something significant to contribute. In contrast, the content and number of replies, when viewed as a ratio with original postings, provided a better indicator…. [read more]


Language Development in Young Children Essay

… A positive response and sufficient care instills confidence in a child. He is more likely to interact with his surrounding and speak to the responsive figures, openly and frequently. Joint attention is a qualitative response and fosters early linguistic and literary skills that a child needs, to enter kindergarten, eager and prepared to learn.

Keeping in view the importance of early language development and its far-reaching impact upon the life of a child, it is necessary that the special training programs are designed for the parents. In these programs, the parents as well as the caretakers must be informed about different stages in language development of a child. They must be trained to keep a close eye on their developing infants so that they can…. [read more]

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