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Special Education - Case Study

This 7 page paper responds to specific requirements. These include: networking with two sources to identify trends and hot topics in special education; having discussions with two principals about their experience with parent advocacy groups; discussing information with school special education coordinator; and identifying priority areas for the school. The three areas are assessing ELL students for learning disabilities, parent involvement and support for general education teachers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Paulo Friere’s “The ‘Banking’ Concept of Education”

This 8 page report discusses “The Banking Concept of Education” in which Friere discusses that so much of modern education is a form of “banking” in which a student receives information in much the same way as a bank takes in deposits. Knowledge becomes a commodity to be stored, organized, and withdrawn as necessary. True education and learning are rare commodities in a system focused only on making “deposits.” No bibliography.

The Philosophy of American Education: A Teacher’s Perspective

This 5 page paper outlines a teacher’s perspective on the American philosophy in education, and considers common precepts like 'teach to the test.' This paper also considers the basic foundation of the philosophy of American education laid down by John Dewey, which defined the necessity for public education and equity in access. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Bilingual Education / An Overview

A 3 page paper presenting an overview of bilingual education in the United States. Through a brief history on the development of bilingual education, current conditions and future proposals, the practice of bilingual education currently used in America is presented.Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Importance of Booker T. Washington & W.E.B. DuBois to African-American Education & Intellectual Thought

A 5 page paper which examines the diverse influences of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois in terms of early twentieth-century African-American education and intellectual thought, including their differing definitions of education, their interpretations of education to the freed slave, the basis for their beliefs, and a consideration of Washington's 'Atlanta Compromise.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Civil Rights Movement / Its Importance to Educational Equality

A 3 page overview of the positive results of the Civil Rights Movement on Education. Identifies bilingual education and the Civil Rights Act as being perhaps the two most important spin-offs of this movement. Relies heavily on 'Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society' (1998) by Donna Gollnick and Philip Chinn. No additional sources cited.

A Comparison of Educational Perspectives: Whitehead and Chaudhuri

This 8 page paper considers the perspectives of Alfred North Whitehead in his work The Aims of Education, and Haridas Chaudhuri in his work The Evolution of Integral Consciousness. This paper outlines these 2 different perspectives on education, creates a critical analysis of both and then identifies the beliefs of each of the authors as they compare to existing perspectives on education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Crisis in American Public Education

5 pages in length. There currently exists a crisis in American public education. According to Education: Opposing Viewpoints, the most important reason for this crisis is the situation that exists in American public schools today. Such factors as poorly prepared teachers, low curricula, and multiple inequities including those that are racial and financial all combine to make public education currently seem to be in a crisis situation. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Sex Education and High School Students

This 5 page report presents an argument in behalf of high school students being required to take a sex education class. The ever-present debate over whether or not high school students (or students of any age) should be required to take sex education classes has resulted in a great deal of animosity. Even though sex education has been implemented in most schools, adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in America are still significant problems. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Inclusion in Physical Education

5 pages in length. Inclusion is the fairly new philosophy of merging special and general education and placing all children with disabilities in general education settings. While inclusion has been around for nearly ten years, there still seem to be more questions than ever regarding the success of the theory of inclusion. This paper is focused on educators of physical education and inclusion programs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Cost-Benefit Analysis: Massachusetts Educational Law Change

A 7 page paper discussing a change in Massachusetts law within a cost-benefit framework. The change discussed is that replacing "special needs" with "disabled" in preparation for Massachusetts' switch from its own special education standard to that of the federal government. Requiring that all special education students be disabled in some manner excludes all those without a specific disability, saving $125 million annually that can be redistributed or invested in special education for the disabled. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Proposal for Educational Research

A 10 page research proposal directed to the local school board and addressing perceptions of teachers, families and the local community in how effective current special education practices are. The very laws intended to ensure that all learning disabled students receive the education most valuable to them work to categorize and label students in ways difficult to overcome. The purpose of the research is to discover whether inequities exist in assigning students to special education and whether current practice is effective. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Bush: His Plans for Higher Education

7 pages in length. Within this paper we will discuss the proposals of George W. Bush for higher education policy. Included will be an advance memo which highlights the key issues that will be made during the President's briefing. The briefing will include the basic background and context on where higher education fits as a political issue in comparison to K-12, and information on the central public concerns in higher education.Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Assessments in Special Education

One of the most challenging aspects of addressing student needs in Special Education is the process of student assessment to determine eligibility for services by Special educators and extended support personnel, to determine the student-oriented educational process that will be incorporated into a child's individual education plan (IEP), and to reflect gains, improvements and specific areas of concern for the child with a Special Education designation. This 3 page paper considers the scope of assessment and planning for children with disabilities, and determines the need for ethical use of assessment techniques. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Italian Education System and the Effect on Family Planning

This 8 page paper considers the structure and history of the Italian education system, including the influence of the Roman Catholic Church, and relates the impact of this system on sex education and family planning. This paper assesses the most significant determinants within the education system that influence the personal decision making related to family planning and the views of parents and students. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Inclusion Programming & Addressing the Problem of Implementation for a Varied Population

The word 'inclusion' has been widely used in recent years as more and more school districts recognize the call for 'least restrictive environment' in programming for special education students and relates to the side-by-side programming of special education and regular education students in classroom settings. This 25 page paper provides an overview of the current literature and then presents a description of the methods for conducting a study of students, outcomes, and teacher perceptions of inclusion programming. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

How the Internet has Impacted Education

A 6 page paper which discusses various aspects of education in relationship to the Internet. From Internet classrooms to obtaining a degree through the Internet, education has become more readily available to many people. In addition, it has also greatly added to the education level of children and older students in the traditional classroom. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Enhancing Parental Involvement in Early Childhood Education

In 10 pages, the author discusses enhancing parental involvement in early childhood education. When parents are involved in early childhood education, they have equal power with professionals in making decisions regarding a child's program of care and education. This benefits the child. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Importance of Booker T. Washington & W.E.B. DuBois to African-American Education & Intellectual Thought

A 5 page paper which examines the diverse influences of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois in terms of early twentieth-century African-American education and intellectual thought, including their differing definitions of education, their interpretations of education to the freed slave, the basis for their beliefs, and a consideration of Washington’s “Atlanta Compromise.” Bibliography lists 5 sources.

New Managerialism in Further Education

This 13 page paper looks at the emergence of ‘new managerialism’ in further education. The papers looks at what is meant by this term, the driving forces behind the introduction of ‘new managerialism’ in further education and critically examines the impact of this model on the further education sector. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

Multicultural Instruction/Health & PE

A 4 page research paper that discusses multicultural education, which is of the current trends that has had a tremendous impact on contemporary instruction and educational research. This exploration of this topic looks at the ways in which inclusion of multicultural education principles can benefit health and physical education instruction. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Current Perspectives/Math and Science Education

A 3 page research paper that discusses the fact that the position of the United States in relation to other countries and math and science education has been a cause for concern for the last decades. This examination of literature looks at current perspectives on trends in US education, with a focus on math and science education and how this impacts the country as a whole. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Bush and Kerry on Education

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts Bush and Kerry's proposals on education. Both public education and higher education subjects are addressed. The No Child Left Behind Act is discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Educational Needs Assessment

A 5 page paper proposing an educational needs assessment at a large New York City hospital, for the purpose of enhancing diabetic education among patients. The initial assessment indicates that a need exists in further training and education in techniques and rationale of diabetic teaching in the hospital setting; the paper addresses surveying health care workers; administrative resistance; staff resistance; and the need for better patient education. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

California Master Plan For Higher Education

A 5 page paper. The California Master Plan for Higher Education, passed in 1960, outlined the population pool for each higher education system in California, the University of California, the California State University and the Community College system. The Cal Grant program was also put into place to help low-income students pay for their education. This essay explains the criteria for admission, discusses the effects of Proposition 209 and increasing tuition fees. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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