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The History of Physical Education

This 5 page report discusses the history of physical education programs. Formalized fitness programs in the schools started in the 18th century in Germany and expanded to other European nations and the United States. In the United States, a classical scholar trained in theology, Charles Beck (1798-1866) Charles Follen (1795-1840) are thought of as two of the first American physical education teachers and were responsible for the creation of the first outdoor gymnasium for children and the first college gymnasium (at Harvard). Since that time, physical education and fitness have come to be understood as essential components in a well-rounded education and life. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Student Portfolios for Use in Achievement Assessment

A 16 page thesis paper discussing the rationale for investigating portfolios for assessing achievement and determining placement in special education. The best known aspect of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) is the individualized education program (IEP) as a base from which to ensure that each student receives the kind of educational approach he needs. Because every disability is as different as the children possessing them, it is critical that the child receive education appropriate to his condition. As more school districts lean toward full inclusion and the least restrictive environment, proper placement becomes a greater issue. Many disabled children perform poorly on standardized tests, and the existence of a portfolio gives solid evidence for the true level of achievement the student has reached. Bibliography lists 52 sources.

Higher Education In West Virginia And Mississippi: Key Areas And Issues

11 pages in length. Contemporary society has come to respect and appreciate academic knowledge for more than just a ticket to one's chosen profession. The manner by which both liberal and mechanical education still defines today's educational systems is established at very simplistic level within the overall academic community. Inasmuch as collegiate achievement, in and of itself, has remained a distant second to the pursuit of capitalism, one can readily argue that one's own pursuit of education merely for its intrinsic knowledge has not held fast through the passage of time, which clearly speaks volumes with regard to the way in which contemporary higher education is approached in different states. The writer discusses higher education as it relates to Mississippi and West Virginia. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Comparing Financing for Higher Education in the US, Germany, China, South Africa, Australia, Argentina and India

This 17 page paper looks at the financing of higher education in seven different countries, looking at the general policies, the way funding is provided and the costs of the education to the student and the state. The paper starts with a matrix to provide a direct comparison on specific key features and then moves onto a more in-depth assessment of four countries; the US, South Africa, China and Argentina. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

Education Budget

This 2.5-page paper shows that the government should stop cutting the budget on education spending for states throughout the US and that a good education for our students is essential for our country to succeed in years to come and to compete globally. There are 3 sources cited.

Robotics in Education

This 14 page examines the potential use of robots and robotics in education, considering how the technology may be utilized, the benefits to the students, the teachers and the education industry as well as the challenges that are inherent with the use of robots. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

Case Study: Socio-Cultural Aspects Of Education

11 pages in length. With the student teaching populations of primarily Hmong and Hispanic individuals, there are several issues to be addressed, not the least of which include stereotypical attitudes, gender discrimination and social class oppression. The young men are typically between seventeen and nineteen years of age and have had significant dealings with the law; as such, their attitudes toward education in particular and social structure in general do not reflect well within the classroom. The student's concern appears to be twofold: 1) abandoning her own ingrained stereotypical issues so that her attention is equally divided among the classroom and 2) addressing the school's distasteful practice of shuffling otherwise unqualified individuals through the system as a means by which to obtain grant funds. The bigger picture, however, is assessing the importance and quality of education within America's school system, inasmuch as special education programs, such as the one in which the student is involved, tend to turn the instructor into more of a glorified baby sitter than one who imparts knowledge. The writer discusses social and economic oppression as they relate to furthered education. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Dissertation Proposal - Sustainability Programs in Community Colleges

This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of sustainability programs in community colleges. A research design is proposed to measure what types of programs are most successful. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

IEP For First-Grader

This 4 page paper presents an Individualized Education Plan for a first grade student who has been assessed and been determined to qualify for special education based on assessment results provided by the student. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Studies in Distance Education

This 3 page paper analyzes three articles about distance education very briefly, and discusses what the concept of distance education comprises. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Revenue For Education

A 3 page paper. The writer reports data from the Digest of Education Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics related to revenue for public schools. Comparison data are reported for federal versus types of state funding. Statistical data included.

Henry Levin’s Rebuttal Article, “Déjà Vu All Over Again?”

Is Privatization ‘the Hope for the Future’ in Education?: In three pages this reaction paper considers Henry Levin’s rebuttal to Edison Schools’ founder and CEO Chris Whittle’s assertion that education will be revitalized in the future through privatization by criticizing Whittle’s assumptions and conclusions, both of which are featured in the 15th edition of James Wm. Noll’s text, Taking Sides – Clashing Views on Educational Issues.

National Standards/Addressing specific topics

A 3 page research paper that address 3 topics that pertain to national standards, which are what education was like prior to the standards; how they have changed education; and whether or not they are effective. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Study Guide for Students Entering Tertiary Education

This 5 page paper looks at the skills needed by a new student entering tertiary education, considering the difference between secondary and tertiary education and some of the strategies that may be used in preparing lectures, preparing for tutorials, note taking skills and time management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Jean Piaget

This 5 page paper begins with the key points and major events in Piaget’s life. The writer explains his theories on cognitive learning and discusses how he influenced education, including early childhood education. The writer shares their own opinion of Piaget’s theories. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Sex Education

This 6-page paper compares comprehensive sex education to an abstinence-only approach. The argument is made that comprehensive sex education proves to be much more beneficial delaying students from having sex while reducing the alarming teenage pregnancy rate in the United States. There are 8 sources cited.

The Potential for Part-Time University Education in Ghana

This 23 page paper examines the potential for a part-time University education sector in the West African country of Ghana. The paper argues that the economy has reached a state which makes this viable, and explore this hypothesis by looking at the economy of the country and then at the provision for university education within the country. Following this the potential market, the opportunities and requirements for the opportunities to be realized are discussed. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

Is Education in America Working?

A 3 page paper which asks the question, Is education in America working? The paper focuses on the work of John Dewey, Experience and Education, in asking the question. The question is not answered in the paper, only asked and examined. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Integration and Inclusive Educational Approaches

This 7 page paper looks at the concepts of integration and inclusiveness in education, identifying differences between the two approaches and considering the way in which inclusive education can take place. The paper includes consideration of the Salamanca statement. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

China, Mexico, and Nigeria -- Education and Change

This 10 page report discusses the numerous influences that have determined what education will be and how it will develop in these three countries. Each has had the experience of Western imperialism and each have reacted to it in different ways in terms of education. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Special Education Today

This 7 page paper provides an overview of special education and its political underpinnings. Whether or not Special Education is overemphasized is discussed. Inclusion is also addressed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Post-Compulsory Education in Australia

This 9 page paper discusses the sectors of Australia's post-compulsory education system, their client groups and programs; major forces and trends in education; and recent reforms. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Adequacy and Equity in Education; The Case of Illinois

This 5 page paper considers what is meant by adequacy and equity as it applies to education. The paper discusses the relationship between these two different goals of the education system. The paper then applies these to the situation in the Illinois schools. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Article Review on Multicultural Education

This 5 page paper provides a critical review of a paper called "Tolerance and Intolerance in Multicultural Education," by Robert Heslep of the University of Georgia. Concepts in multicultural education, tolerance and morality are broached. An abstract of the article is included. No bibliography.

Community Needs Assessment for Outreach Education in Health Services: A Proposal

A 3 page proposal for conducting a needs assessment of community outreach education efforts targeting health care issues. Designs a study incorporating qualitative input from independent focus groups and representatives from various governmental and private agencies regarding the effectiveness of existing outreach programs and specific community needs. Anticipates that coupling this qualitative input with quantitative information retrieved from the U.S. Census Bureau will aid the design of stand-alone, financially independent, outreach education programs within a three year time frame.

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