Research Database

Reflections on Special Education Issues

A 4 page research paper that offers 3 short reflective essays. The first addresses the significance of statements made by teachers relative to inclusion of special education students in the general classroom. The second essay discusses how to respond to scenario in which a 10-year-old student questions why special education students "do not have to take the test." The last essay offers a case study in which the environment is changed to meet the needs of a struggling child. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Humanistic Education

A 3 page paper that presents a basic overview of humanistic education, a philosophy found in humanistic psychology. The writer reports how humanistic educators typically describe this approach. The basic components found in humanistic education classrooms is explained. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Growth And Evolution Of Physical Education

A 5 page paper that relates the origination of physical education in the United States. From this beginning, the writer discusses three events/trends that contributed to the growth of physical education training in schools: the Civil War, societal changes in the 1960s, the initiation of the President's Council on Fitness and the evolution of that council. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

John Dewey and James Banks On Education

This 4 page paper compares and contrasts these two theorists' ideas in the realm of education. Dewey's concepts are related to creativity and freedom in education whereas Banks is concerned with multiculturalism. No bibliography.

The Problem with Public Education

This 6 page paper explores two works which highlight the problem with unequal distribution of resources in public education. The larger issues of education are explored and suggestions are made. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Distance Learning in Continuing Medical Education

A 10 page discussion of the need for, and benefits of continued education in the medical arena. Promotes the usefulness of distance learning in completing continued education programs, comparing the advantages and disadvantages of distance learning to more traditional classroom-based approaches. Notes the trend toward distance learning is one which has been promoted by advancements in communication technology as well as by changes in our personal and business time commitments. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Nurse's Role in Teaching/Assessing Clinical Skills

A 7 page research paper that examines the education in the complex field of modern nursing. This examination of nursing literature reveals that nursing professionals and researchers are expanding the discipline in numerous directions, but particularly the field of nursing education is encompassing new research and new methods in an effort to the meet the needs of the coming century. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Locke's Ideas on Education

This 4 page paper provides an overview on John Locke's ideas on education. His book called Some Thoughts Concerning Education is explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Court Cases Concerning Religion and Constitutional Rights in Public Schools

A 5 page paper which discusses three important court cases which deal with religion in public schools. The cases discussed are Everson v. Board of Education (1947), Engel v. Vitale (1962), and Pickering v. Board of Education (1968). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Brown v. Board Of Ed As Viewed By Kluger

A 5 page look at the sociopolitical climate under which much of the country operated in during the time following the Brown v Board of Education decision. When the Supreme Court drew the line on allowing more time for states to come into compliance, it sounded the end of leniency on many issues for which there should be none. Brown v Board of Education carried implications far beyond that of equal public school instruction. No bibliography.

Lord Dearing’s Report on Education for 16 -19 Year Olds

This 8 page paper considers to what extent Lord Dearing’s Report “Review of Qualifications for 16 - 19 Year Olds” solved or simply papered over cracks in the debates concerning academic and vocational education and what measures could be implemented in British Post Compulsory Education and Training. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Sex Education Needs To Change

This 8 page paper investigates the controversy surrounding sex education programs. In recent years, there has been a push to change the curriculum to one that focuses on abstinence rather than on contraception. Statistics regarding teen pregnancy, the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases in the teen population are provided. Conclusions are drawn regarding the success of both comprehensive sex education programs and those that promote abstinence. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Analysis Education Reform In Hong Kong

A 14 page paper. Hong Kong is in the process of a massive reform movement in their education system. This paper analyzes the effectiveness of the strategies used to bring about these reform efforts. To provide a basis, a brief description of the present education system is offered followed by a brief description of some of the changes. The writer then analyses the strategies and the plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Learning According to the Ancient Philosophers

This 5 page paper contemplates theory in respect to education and knowledge according to Aristotle and Plato. The American Association of Higher Education's seven principle paradigm is explored in respect to the theorists' ideas. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Causes and Effects of Trends in Teacher Education Programs Since the 1980s: A Review of Literature

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the current literature that represents changes in the trends in teacher education programs since the 1980s. In particular, this review of the current literature provides an overview of some of the central issues in education that have impacted changes in educational programming, including the reform movement, the transformation of educational directives under TQM, increasing immigration and subsequent diversity training and educational directives to define equity in the educational setting. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

Wayland, Massachusetts

An 8 page paper that offers a comprehensive look at this city. Aspects discussed include vital statistics, including demographics, public and private education and accessible institutions of higher education, the city's library and emergency medical care, hospitals, nursing homes, other living accommodations for the elderly and disabled, and a summary of the health care status of the city. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Early Childhood Education And The Theory Of Kindergarten

A 4 page paper that discusses the initiation of kindergarten by Friedrich Froebel. Froebel's philosophies and premises are explained. The adoption of kindergarten in the U.S. is also discussed. The essay then turns to early childhood education and presents the first attempts with this concept in the early 1800s. The next serious movement towards early childhood education was the Head Start program, which began in the 1960s. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

English Education Over The Last 100 Years And Effect Of Drama

A 20 page paper. Part A provides an overview of education over the last 100 years beginning with the Committee of Ten. The emphasis is on English education. Part B discusses how drama has been and is being used in English and language arts classes. Experts discussed include Heathcote, Spolin, Applebee, and Courtney, among others. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

The Policies and Philosophies Behind British Post Compulsory Education and Training

This 20 page paper examines the way in which post compulsory education is perceived in Britain. The paper looks at education for those over sixteen in the socio-economic, political, and cultural aspect. The writer also considers the underlying values, and the way that the current trends can be seen as reflecting the government policies and economic needs of the country. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

Women in Education

A 7 page paper which examines some of the history relating to the education of women, and then argues that despite equal education, in present times, women are paid far less than men. Even in the singular position of teacher, a female teacher will make less than a man. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Should Education Be Free at All Levels in Nigeria?

This 2 page paper looks at this controversy and suggests that, for the most part, education should be without cost. However, the answer is qualified as it reaches higher levels of education. No bibliography.

Education in “Moll Flanders” by Daniel Defoe

A 4 page paper which examines the education, or lack of education, as it relates to a life of crime as seen in the character of Moll in “Moll Flanders” by Daniel Defoe. No additional sources cited.

Declaration Of Educational Finance

3 pages in length. In a world where knowledge is akin to success – both monetarily and spiritually – we declare the need for every child in every province of every country to be provided with and fortified by the knowledge that comes with education. That finances present a notable obstacle in achieving this objective can be no excuse: To refuse a child education on the grounds of money alone is to refuse him the very basic elements of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness granted to all. No bibliography.

Are Teachers Prepared For Multicultural Education

A 20 page paper that presents a modified research proposal, including an abstract and purpose of study. The literature review reports scholarly articles related to the preparation of preservice teachers in multicultural education. The purpose of the present study is to obtain information from teachers as to how prepared they feel to implement a multicultural education program. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Paulo Freire - Pedagogy Of The Oppressed

This 4 page paper reports the major ideas in Freire's book and some of his more essential comments about education, including his description of banking education and what he proposes in its place. The writer also provides examples of how the major ideas can be translated into the classroom. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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