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20 Jul 2008
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Existentialism in today's classroom

Essay - 7 pages - Educational studies

This paper looks at Dr. Van Cleve Morris's ideas on existentialism in order to see whether existentialism can be used effectively in today's classroom. Dr. Morris's idea of existentialism is one of responsible individualism. One is responsible for their choices and therefore, makes responsible...

20 Jul 2008
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Staying afloat: Income and poverty determinants for Southern Maine

Tutorials/exercises - 22 pages - Educational studies

In this study I will be looking at data from the Southern Maine subset within the 2000 United States Census. This sample includes a 5% random sampling of the residents of Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennedy, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and York counties. The data that I will use comes from Integrated...

17 Jul 2008
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Graduation and Race : Asian, African-American, Hispanic and Caucasian

Essay - 5 pages - Educational studies

Differing racial cultural attitudes towards education affect college graduation rates. In this paper we will be discussing the racial attitudes of four distinct racial groups: Asian, African-American, Hispanic and Caucasian. At the very outset of the paper I want to begin with my personal...

14 Jul 2008
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Comparing and differentiating the quantitative methods of investigation.

Essay - 9 pages - Educational studies

If information is to be labeled credible then it has to be acquired in nothing less than a scientific way. By saying this, it means that there should be a systematically planned method of obtaining data that begins with finding reliable sources in significant quantity and ends in formulating...

09 Jul 2008
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The relationship between drop-out rates and high-stake exams

Tutorials/exercises - 9 pages - Educational studies

Issues on education took up a complicated level wherein the micro aspects of this pervasive social institution are given much scholarly attention. Recently, a concern about the effect of increased use of high-stake testing on students' academic performance has baffled the intellectual circle....

09 Jul 2008
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Getting the necessary nutrition on a vegetarian diet ( Different nutrients and its sources included )

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

Regardless of one's reason for choosing to become a vegetarian, there is more to this choice than simply eliminating meat from one's diet. Meat contains nutrients vital to the human body, so when meat is removed from a person's diet, extra measures must be taken in order to ensure that that...

09 Jul 2008
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Salvaguardar a los niños o abandonar a las escuelas?: La política educativa del "NCLB" y su impacto en dos comunidades de Atlanta

Case study - 4 pages - Educational studies

Jurando que la reforma educativa bipartidista sería la piedra angular de su administración, George W. Bush fomentó una serie de propuestas a cerca del tema durante su campaña presidencial de 2000. Con la intención principal de mejorar el sistema de escuela pública a través de los Estados Unidos,...

08 Jul 2008
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Pornography is not your friend: Pornography and the First Amendment

Essay - 4 pages - Educational studies

Under the First Amendment, pornography is sometimes protected as freedom of speech in our country today. However, pornography harms our society in several ways. Pornography is detrimental to attitudes and views about healthy sexuality, particularly the views held by men. Pornography promotes...

07 Jul 2008
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A consideration of a comparison/contrast of two research studies in the field of education: One quantitative study and one qualitative study

Essay - 6 pages - Educational studies

Research in the field of education administration demonstrates that there are plethora of pressing issues that are addressed in this context. While many of the investigations undertaken in this discipline focus on quantitative methodologies, some utilize qualitative methodologies in order to...

07 Jul 2008
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E-commerce safety guide

Essay - 14 pages - Educational studies

Few developments have altered America's lifestyle more quickly and more completely than the Internet. Online access has enabled people from all walks of life to bring entire libraries, entertainment venues, post offices and financial centers to a workplace, to a desktop or to a shirt pocket. The...

07 Jul 2008
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A framework for the development and implementation of character education into the larger school curriculum

Essay - 6 pages - Educational studies

The current state of the American education system has promulgated a substantial outpouring of criticism for what teachers and administrators are accomplishing in the school. Although many schools defend their academic programs—arguing that a lack of funding makes it difficult for them to...

07 Jul 2008
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A herbarium report on: Aralia spinosa, saponaria officinalis, schinus molle and sphaeralcea cisplatina

Essay - 4 pages - Educational studies

Perhaps, most of the time, if not always, what actually makes plants attractive to common men is the presence of budding flowers. However, not all organisms under the kingdom Plantae bear flowers. Nevertheless, in the vast taxonomy of plants, there is one class that is composed of flowering...

07 Jul 2008
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The significance of computer literacy in college and in the workforce

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

Today's information age has progressed very rapidly that the world is suddenly controlled and overwhelmed by vast innovations - the most dominant of which are the computers. The device has literally run every single detail of our lives that people are almost obliged to familiarize themselves with...

04 Jul 2008
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How music can affect academic achievement

Essay - 4 pages - Educational studies

The Cognitive theory is concerned with the development of one's thought processes or basically how the mind acquires knowledge. There are many ideas that make up the cognitive theories—from the developmental theories of Piaget to relatively more recent theories like Gardner's Multiple...

03 Jul 2008
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Arresting the alienation of foreign college students in the United States

Essay - 6 pages - Educational studies

College life in itself is proven to be a challenging time. There are quite a number of factors that can inhibit college success. Some of these factors may be financial—such as the demand of scholarships, the inadequacy of monetary support from the parents, or the need to look for a part-time...

29 Jun 2008
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Can SATs survey scholarship, skills and service?

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

Panic swallows the streets of a small town in southern New Hampshire. At every turn, people are wallowing in sadness: bent over backwards begging the heavens for answers. What could have happened to cause such appalling misery, a flood or a fire? No, college rejection letters have arrived in...

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 pass...

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 Newman in The Idea...

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 are to...

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 personal and...

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 a child is...

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...