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Adoption Rationale for Annotated Bibliography Selections Annotated Bibliography

… ¶ … Adoption

Rationale for annotated bibliography selections: With the increase in international adoptions over the past decade, it is important to look at the emotional and behavioral issues that are often manifested. Adoptive parents and educators must be aware of the risk factors that may be associated with adoptees. Understanding the causes of the problems, including genetics, pre- and post-natal care, and length and nature of pre-adoptive care, can help in the planning of education and behavior management programs. The articles selected examine recent literature on this topic.

Balbernie, R. (2010). Reactive attachment disorder as an evolutionary adaptation.

Attachment & Human Development 12(3), pp. 265-281.

Behaviors associated with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) may be a function of adaptation rather than a mental health issue.…. [read more]

Overarching Goal Essay

… ¶ … overarching goal of this study was to develop an improved understanding concerning assessing and developing the survey research methodology within an educational setting in general and the use of the survey research method to determine attitudes and behavioral intentions of the students in a university setting regarding their acceptance of e-learning in particular. The first part of the study presents the breadth component which is used to identify the differences between three important research paradigms which are defined, compared, and contrasted with various types of research methodologies with a particular emphasis on survey research methodology, using a selected bibliography to evaluate the methods.

Identifying Constraints to e-Learning for Rural Nigerian Students

The Breadth Component


This study is organized into three parts. The…. [read more]

Tenure: Perceptions of Online Professors Essay

… Post Tenure

The Perceptions of Online Professors Regarding Tenure and Post-Tenure Review

Over the course of several months, researchers here have compiled a wealth of resources relating to the subjects of academic tenure and post-tenure review. These resources have served in the preliminary capacity to prepare for a focused scientific inquiry on the subject, producing a full spectrum of opinions and findings relating to the institution of tenure. Among these opinions and findings are those endorsing the importance of tenure; arguing on the behalf of its protection; espousing such imperatives as the need for academic freedom; and responding with defensiveness, resistance and concern over the notion of post-tenure review. Conversely, research has also produced a bevy of opinions and…. [read more]

Utilizing Intrinsic Motivation and Transformational Leadership in Professional Services Organizations Research Paper

… Professional services organizations of all types and sizes are faced with some significant challenges in an increasingly globalized and competitive marketplace, but properly managed, these challenges can be translated into opportunities for growth providing that the right blend of intrinsic motivation and transformational leadership methods are used. These issues are particularly relevant for professional services firms competing in the information technology sector today. Therefore, to identify what optimal approaches are currently being used and advocated for improving performance and productivity in professional services firms today, this study examines the relevant peer-reviewed and scholarly literature, followed by a summary of the research and important findings in the conclusion.

Utilizing Intrinsic Motivation and Transformational Leadership in Professional Services Organizations


Professional services organizations such as law firms,…. [read more]

Incentives and Performance Kopelman, R Research Paper

… In order these include: faith in people, charismatic leadership, working through family conflict, movies and television, and then reading as part of their continuum scale. Interestingly, most were not overly motivated by fiscal means, after a certain level of expectations and comfort was achieved.

All in all, the study is robust, understandable, and in general appropriate for the audience and topic. The authors realized that more work needs to be done; there are some holes in the study. For instance, do work groups that have managers who score higher in the XY range engender certain behaviors that become part of that group's culture? Or, is it the managerial assumptions that tend to synthesize the group into further generalizations on the continuum? Whatever the case, the…. [read more]

Moore Kearsley Thesis

… ¶ … Technologies for Teaching at a Distance

Multiple technologies may aid the distance educator in creating optimal course material and engendering student participation. From simple online text-based readings to instant messaging during office hours, technological tools are enhancing the learning process. Yet technology is presenting tremendous challenges for distance educators. Instructors struggle to keep up with emerging technologies even before they have mastered those already in use. Exploring the range of different technologies for teaching at a distance requires many hours of work beyond that which is already required to design the course content, curriculum, and methods of assessment. Technology is increasing the demands placed on instructors at a time when funding and policy in education is floundering.

Technology can be capitalized on to…. [read more]

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