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27 Jun 2008
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The problem of binge drinking, alcohol abuse among contemporary college transfer students

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

Except for scratches and wounds that occur during school breaks every year, the most notable outcomes of college drinking that frequently come to the public's attention are sporadic student deaths resulting from excessive use of alcohol like for instance alcohol poisoning or other alcohol-related...

26 Jun 2008
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All day kindergarten Vs half day kindergarten

Case study - 6 pages - Educational studies

Kindergarten programs first became popular after World War I. The kindergarten programs during that time were given on a half-day basis in order to serve more children and to save more money. During the depression, the enrollment in kindergarten programs got too low that a majority of school...

26 Jun 2008
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Alternative Vs Traditional School Calendar In The United States

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

There is an increasing popularity in year-round school programs that are seen as alternatives to the traditional ten-month school calendar. This alternative was seen as necessary in order to match the educational superiority of economically leading countries such as Japan which have longer school...

24 Jun 2008
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The Application of Metacognitive Reading Strategies by Learning From and Teaching Disabled Students in the Regular Classroom

Essay - 9 pages - Educational studies

As a child, I was an average reader but never enjoyed reading. I especially dreaded reading chapter books because once I had completed the book I had forgotten what had happened at the beginning. Even though I struggled with the comprehension of reading for pleasure, I was able to...

19 Jun 2008
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The Ideas of the University Student

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

Here at Columbia University I am asked to weigh two arguments, which are concerned with the nature of the scales I use to weigh them as well as with the purpose of those scales. By scales I am referring to the university setting in America. The first argument is made by John...

17 Jun 2008
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School desegregation in the United States and problems with this issue as a pervasive part of social discourse

Essay - 4 pages - Educational studies

Boston's Mess 1974-1978 Research on the process of school desegregation in the United States reveals that even though notable steps were taken after the Brown v Board of Education (1954) ruling to reduce segregation, problems with this issue remained a pervasive part of social discourse. For...

15 Jun 2008
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Educational Culture

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

Introduction Culture is an interval part of society and all of its institutions. Thus, it is not surprising to find that educators examining the development of public school education have been forced to address the issue of culture in the context of organizational development. If schools...

12 Jun 2008
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Providing Library Multimedia Services to Children and Young Adults

Essay - 4 pages - Educational studies

Introduction Recent studies on the development of multimedia services demonstrate that children and young adults are most likely to utilize these services (Kuhlthau, 1997). Because children from Kindergarten to high school typically find themselves in need of information, for both...

10 Jun 2008
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Second Language Acquisition

Essay - 6 pages - Educational studies

Second Language Acquisition (SLA) is learning development in which people acquire a new or more commonly known as “second language” in addition to their native tongue. The second language is often referred as “target language” or “L2”. Moreover, a second language...

04 Jun 2008
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Adult learning theory and self-directed learning

Essay - 6 pages - Educational studies

Over the course of the last several decades, researchers have made notable progress in understanding the process of human development and learning. While the principle focus of investigation has, in many cases, been with respect to child development and learning, what has been learned in this...

03 Jun 2008
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Methods for Improving Reading Fluency among Struggling Readers in the Intermediate Grades

Case study - 7 pages - Educational studies

The ultimate goal of reading is being able to comprehend. There are many components and stages to reading that need to be addressed before comprehension can occur, beginning with the concepts of print on up to phonemic awareness and word recognition. Many people believe that once...

03 Jun 2008
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Is multicultural education a paradigm for improving education?

Essay - 5 pages - Educational studies

Over the course of the last 45 years, the process of multicultural education has emerged as one of the most notable paradigms for student development. Although multicultural education is often seen as antithetical to more traditional educational paradigms, the reality is that this process has a...

03 Jun 2008
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The educational system in Ireland

Essay - 4 pages - Educational studies

Over the course of the last decade, notable changes in education have occurred throughout the international community. While many of these changes have taken place in the context of primary education, research demonstrates that changes have also taken place on the post-primary or secondary level....

02 Jun 2008
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The SAT: Standardized Aptitude Test or Stratifying Academic Troublemaker?

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

1600 has become one of the most desirable numbers in academic society. There is arguably no other number that carries so much weight, that sends such a heavy message among members of the educational system. The SAT test (or Scholastic Aptitude Test as it was originally called) has been the...

30 May 2008
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Too Dumb To Know You're Smart?

Case study - 4 pages - Educational studies

Since World War II high school students have become increasingly used to government imposed standardized testing: its language, its implications, its impact. Graduation tests and college admissions tests like the SAT are hotly disputed, but the Advanced Placement testing program is a...

23 May 2008
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The merits and demerits of homeschooling

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

Among educators, child psychologists, and sociologists, the question of home schooling versus public schooling is one of the most controversial subjects of the last few decades. The problem is, however, that there is research supporting one—and only one—side of this argument....

23 May 2008
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The top facts about Hmong students.

Essay - 2 pages - Educational studies

The Hmong are an Ethnic group native to Asia, specifically Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, specifically the northern, mountainous areas. They are believed to have existed as a group for at least 7,000 years. Most left those areas in the late 60's through the late 70's, after America...

13 May 2008
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Internet Access and the Government

Essay - 5 pages - Educational studies

Internet availability has much improved since its inception. Accessing the Internet has gone from requiring military clearance to traveling to a local library and hopping on a computer. The importance of the Internet has also subsequently risen as more people gained access to it. The Internet is...

06 May 2008
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The Demarcation Problem: Conflict Between What to Teach And What Not To Teach

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

In late 2005 a federal judge barred a Pennsylvania public school from teaching “intelligent design” in its biology classes. The trial had taken six weeks and resulted in a resounding win for those who support the teaching of evolution in the classroom. The ruling...

30 Apr 2008
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Do You Really Need a College Degree?

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

I think this is a question that most adults over the age of 25 ask themselves if they did not attend and complete college right after high school. I sit back nearly one year after finally finishing my degree and remember the multitude of times I asked myself that question. I can laugh now at the...

28 Apr 2008
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Purposes of Education

Presentation - 6 pages - Educational studies

What educational purposes should schools seek to attain? What educational experiences can be provided to help attain these purposes? How can these educational experiences be effectively organized? How can we determine whether (and to what extent) the purposes have been attained? Strengthen the...

28 Apr 2008
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Integrating Moral Dilemmas

Presentation - 27 pages - Educational studies

“Let's make one thing perfectly clear-you are a character educator. Whether you are a teacher, administrator, custodian, or school bus driver, you are helping to shape the character of the kids you come in contact with. It's in the way you talk, the behaviors you model, the conduct...

24 Apr 2008
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The Creation of a Special Education Graduations Requirements Committee and Creation of Special Education Graduation Requirements Framework with regard to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Tutorials/exercises - 15 pages - Educational studies

What does a high school diploma signify? Does it signify mastery of a specific subject set? An ability to succeed in college? An ability to obtain gainful employment? A high school diploma is a nationally accredited document, a document has benefits including, enabling a person to be eligible for...

22 Apr 2008
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Teen Pregnancy: The need for a Comprehensive Sexual Education Program in Massachusetts

Case study - 9 pages - Educational studies

Why does the United States have almost four times the rate of teen pregnancies as France? Almost nine times the teen pregnancy rates of the Netherlands? Other nations have sexual education implemented in an effective manner within their school systems. France has implemented a...

21 Apr 2008
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Pre-Travel Advice Sysytem in The UK - An Assesment

Case study - 8 pages - Educational studies

The UK residents are well-recognized international travelers exploring different parts of the world including disease endemic regions like the Indian Sub-continent & the Africa. This pattern of travel makes them vulnerable to infectious diseases like malaria and diarrhea, which are...

18 Apr 2008
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Philosophy, Ideology, and Theory

Essay - 2 pages - Educational studies

Comparison of Philosophy. Ideology and Theory Philosophy, ideology, and theory are terms mentioned frequently in academic discussions. Their meanings are so intertwined, however, that one can easily confuse what term belongs in which context. In this paper, I will discuss the...

17 Apr 2008
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The Definition of Teacher (Summaries of Interviews)

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

The responsibilities of teachers include teaching effectively by considering the individual students' needs in their classroom and using different instructional strategies as appropriate. In addition, teachers should be capable of organizing and connecting ideas and subjects. It is...

14 Apr 2008
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"The Separation Between Meaning and Its Signifiers and Identity as the Form Outside: The Possibilities Within Identity Politics"

Case study - 6 pages - Educational studies

A country subjects itself to the hegemony of essentialism through its use of borders to define its geography and its attempts to effectively identify itself through the distillation of its dominant cultural characteristics. It subscribes to the notion of hierarchy through the resulting...

03 Jan 2008
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The Responsibility of University Administration Off-Campus: How far Does Liability Extend, and Under What Circumstances Does it Exist?

Thesis - 6 pages - Educational studies

Universities and colleges in the United States have long been held legally responsible for their students, even though the circumstances surrounding this responsibility have evolved over time. The basis of this responsibility lies in the concept of in loco parentis, when a university takes the...

03 Jan 2008
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The Practice of Sophism in Athenian Politics, Religion, and Decision Making

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Educational studies

In this paper I will discuss the study of sophism as a system of education in ancient Greece and the ways in which it impacted the inhabitants and the conflicts of the ancient Greek society. In the first part I will discuss the subject matters that sophists taught, the reasons why young...