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Human Resources and Functional Illiteracy Article Review

… 001), in part because BSD workers were unable to comprehend rules and policies. However, these agencies encountered few problems when promoting these same employees (p < 0.001), despite BSD workers having higher rates of absenteeism, accidents, and job loss across all types of agencies. It should be noted that the authors mentioned that increased accident rates tend to be associated with low-skill jobs. These agencies were also more likely to adapt the job to the BSD employee's skill level through de-skilling the job (p < 0.01), rather than provide basic skills training (p < 0.05).

Discussion

The study by Anderson and Ricks (1993) represented a quantitative survey study. They used a 41-item survey instrument to collect the data, but also left room for individualized responses…. [read more]


Ngos and Human Rights Essay

… For example, "L'Association Mauritanienne des Droits de l'Homme (AMDH)" in Mauritania, was mainly composed of high school and university students, teachers, and lawyers. The NGO focused its activities on three main areas of violations of human rights including mass killings of black soldiers, massive Mauritian repatriation from Senegal, and the deportation of members of press and soldiers to the desert (Appiagyei-Atua 2002). The NGO used press campaigns and provoked international communities to denounce the killings and pressure Mauritius government to create a commission of inquiry. The NGO is an example of African NGOs that promoted human rights concerns by undertaking fact-findings, investigation of violations of human rights.

The fight for human rights and freedoms in Africa has centered on gathering international support to pressure governments…. [read more]


International Human Resource Management Articles Essay

… They were also asked how did the management of the organization where they worked informed them about the assessment of their work, here majority of both the multinational as well as local firm's employees replied with the individual interview reply. "Knowing the employees more is very important in the business of Human Resource Management" (Ewert, 1996).

Overall, it was observed that most of the employees of either the local or multinational firms agreed with each other on many different points regarding the mentioned above topics. "One of the ways by which any firm can attract a more talented workforce is to offer better incentives as compared to its rival firm" (Harris, 2004).

Now let's review the globalization article. Here, globalization is defined as the flow…. [read more]


Health Literacy Essay

… Health Literacy

The nurse plays the most critical role in improving patient health literacy, because the nurse serves as a patient advocate. As Speros (2011) points out, "It is imperative that nursing responds to the call of creating a health literate society by taking an active role in health literacy research, education, and promotion (p. 321). The nurse is often the person to whim the patient goes when there are questions related to intake forms, insurance, or specific care issues like wound dressings or nutrition when the physician is unavailable. "Nurses have a professional and ethical obligation to communicate in a clear, purposeful way that addresses the unique information needs of each patient," (Speros, 2011, p. 321). Health literacy entails everything from being able to…. [read more]


Police Reform in Post-Authoritarian Brazil Thesis

… 2) This particular research will also be of immense help for policy formulators in metropolitan police departments and in police departments of small vicinities, in making effectual judgment regarding relevant development.

3) The material along with the conclusion of this particular study will certainly enhance and modernize the methodologies of the investigations linked to job performance and challenges related to police development in Brazil.

Chapter 2: Literature Review

Section 1: Police and Crime in Brazil

Since the last ten years the focus of the Brazilian establishment concerning the protection of the civil society has been on the conglomeration out of three immense spectrums: (a) the police department, essential constituent of numerous problems and possibly the recurrent performer in every region of urban space; (b) violent…. [read more]


Ghana Blunch and Verner (Determinants Term Paper

… These are some of the issues brought up by this study of functional literacy in Ghana by Blunch and Verner, who analyzed literacy patterns in the nation and found a number of important, if to a large measure predictable patterns.

The two researchers found that the most important demographic factors correlated with literacy are age, gender, the educational background of one's family (in particular one's father), personal and family income and the distance to the nearest school.

This last is something that citizens of the First World might not automatically remember to consider because schools are so close to nearly every citizen in a nation like the United States.

However, in poorer nations, schools are more widely spaced, especially in rural areas. For poor families,…. [read more]


Formation Organizations Factors Influencing Essay

… All the cases and procedures are studied, measured, and quantified according to the confirmations of the technique used. Besides, the usability of the design item, and the longevity of the system in order to have a genuine organization formation process are also tested. Moreover, quantification responded to the nature and effectiveness of the methods and procedures involved in designing the organization formation and system matter. Quantified scales are established and recorded for future organization formation processes (Information resources management association & Khosrowpour 2006, p. 89). This was done so that succinct measures would have been developed to cater for possible risk occurrences.

Features of the employment contract I would advise my next employer to include in my next contract

Conception: the organization formation activities are…. [read more]


Cultural and Construction History of the Romanesque Period Essay

… Cultural and Construction History Of Romanesque Period

Cultural Environment

The term Romanesque is an architectural category that refers to the art and architecture of the Mid -- Late Medieval Period in Europe (1000 to 1240 AD). It was coined in the nineteenth century to delineate features of the post-Roman Empire style. The Romanesque period saw the decline and downfall of the Roman Empire, a vacuum that was filled by the Roman Catholic Church. During this time, cathedrals and castles connected with the church and the Crusades sprang up in stone. Their Romanesque elements comprise round-headed arches, barrel vaults, apses, and decorations, and in southern Europe are often blended with Byzantine elements (Atrisgerinko). Additionally, the Romanesque style developed to reflect a rebirth of art, science, and…. [read more]


Intervening With Juvenile Drug Crimes Term Paper

… Arrests among juveniles for aggravated assault rose 67% between 1988 and 1992. Arrests for aggravated assault for children under 15 years of age climbed by 80%.

Between 1988 and 1992, the number of children under the age of 15 arrested for committing forcible rape increased over 49%.

There are many reasons for concern when it comes to literacy rates in the United States. The Los Angeles Times recently reported that approximately 60% of local children were in danger of failing their third-grade reading proficiency test (Tallal, 2000).

Millions of American students are not learning disabled yet they enter school with poor English skills. As a result, they do not learn to read and end up in special education classes, which have lowered expectations and poor…. [read more]


Branding Affects the Buying Decision Thesis

… Then, the telephone numbers of fifteen hundred people was randomly generated from the national directory. Telephone interviews were conducted with three hundred and eight people, deeming a response rate of 20%. (Weiping, 2008)

A highly structured questionnaire was designed to decrease time spent on the phone for both the interviewer and the respondent. This allowed the interviewer to take notes accurately whilst letting the person on the other end relax and answer questions comfortably. A statistical analysis was done to ascertain the validity of the gathered results. The independent variables included brand trust, brand loyalty and product familiarity. The dependent variable was the future purchase intention. The 7 point Likert scale was applied for data collection. The analysis illustrated a support for the direct, positive…. [read more]


Development of Health Management System in Saudi Arabia Research Proposal

… Healthcare in Saudi Arabia

Project Title: Development of Health Management Systems in Saudi Arabia

Geopolitical Overview

Within the global healthcare model there are various expressions of appropriateness of care. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for instance, healthcare has always been the purview of the government, funded at the behest of the ruling family, designed for a predominately young or middle aged population, and certainly not designed for the increasing urbanization and economic improvements that oil and natural gas have brought to the region. In addition, changing demographics in the Kingdom make it necessary to rethink the model of healthcare.

A geopolitical and cultural background of the country and comparison with the region is first provided to engage the reader in the synergism between these…. [read more]


Adult Literacy in African-American Communities Thesis

… Adult Literacy in African-American Communities

STATISTICALLY FOURTH-GRADE

The modern definition of literacy extends beyond reading and writing. The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 defines it as "an individual's ability to read, write, speak in English, compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family... And in society." The ability of adult education to "mold a world" has been questioned in the light of complex and current social and economic realities. Sharp decline in employment in major urban centers, poorly performing schools and low educational levels among African-Americans and other people of color are among these.

Surveys show that African-Americans and Hispanics combined account for more than half of all the participants in federally funded adult literacy education…. [read more]


Environmental Themes in Grapes Term Paper

… The Everglades would be confined to one million acres within the levees and the shallow marsh of Everglades National Park (Douglas, 1997).

This federal act called for the control of water levels though a network of pumps and roughly 1,400 miles of canals and levees. "Within the Everglades, the project created five enormous impoundments, the water conservation areas, running through western sections of Palm Beach, Broward and Dad counties, and ending at the northern edge of Everglades National Park" (Douglas, 422). Water would be stored to carry to the cities during winter months, then dumped to make room for the summer hurricane rains. The cost would run well over half a billion dollars. The Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District was created to buy…. [read more]


Best Practices of Reading Instruction for Special Education Research Paper

… Special Education

Best Practices of Reading Instruction for Special Education

There are several things to consider when looking for special education resources in the area of reading. They include the students, their background, program, best practices in reading instruction, analysis of the material for reading and fluency oral and reading. A basic structure for how to best teach reading to these students is vital. There are many reading programs available online and at the local library. Special education teachers also have access to key information and materials, as do schools and businesses that focus in reading training (Special Education Resources for Reading, n.d.).

Reading is the pivotal skill that allows children to achieve at high levels and become reflective, lifelong learners. Becoming a fluent reader…. [read more]


Management of Change Campaign Internal Communications Essay

… Management of Change Campaign: Internal Communications

Company overview

Tesco is a British-based multinational grocery retail chain founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen. Currently the company is the largest of the kind in Britain with group worldwide revenues exceeding £50 bn, running operations in 13 countries and employing more than 440,000 people (Tesco Annual Report, 2008).

Up until the 1990s, the retailer grew organically and by acquiring existing grocery stores, the expansion being limited to the grocery sector. In 1997, Tesco made its first step outside this sector by forging a business alliance with Esso referring to the leasing of several petrol filling stations where the former would operate small supermarkets under the Express format and in return the later would sell their fuel via Tesco…. [read more]

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