Research Database

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.

Learner Characteristics and Learning Readiness in a Public Hospital

A 4 page paper discussing early steps in designing a continuing education program for nurses in a public hospital setting. Technological change dictates that ongoing education in health care is a continuing requirement. Continuing education programs can be expected to be most successful when planners consider learner characteristics; developmental stage; learning styles; and readiness to learn in determining what teaching strategies to use. 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.

Education: Micro And Macro

6 pages in length. Education is the lifeblood of success in virtually every aspect of post-academic life. The extent to which education plays an integral role in the micro and macro levels of outcome/trends is both grand and far-reaching; that obtaining an education is many times hinged upon class, race and gender speaks to the inequitable circumstances surrounding the quest to obtain knowledge, a lifesaving commodity allegedly - yet not realistically - available to all. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

SPED Parents

A 3 page paper in the form of a brochure to parents of special education children, encouraging them to become and remain involved with their children’s education. The brochure addresses both legal and practical aspects of special education and ways they can become more involved. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Roles in Education/Chapter Summaries

A 10 page research paper that addresses issues in leadership as they apply to education. The first page addresses the question of what roles community leader and religious institutions should play in the process of education. This is followed by three 3-page summaries of articles on education and leadership. Bibliography sites these articles, but this information is incomplete.

Parental Issues in Education

A 3 page research paper that discusses 3 parental issues in education, which are: How parental values affect children’s education; how home-schooling affects performance in higher education; and whether parents should be allowed choice under the NCLB. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Du Bois & Washington on Education

A 3 page essay that discusses the views of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois, two of the most renowned leaders of Black Americans in the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries, on education for Black Americans. Washington emphasized general education and vocational/industrial studies and Du Bois favored having higher education being made more accessible to the Black intellectual elite, a group whom he referred to as “Talented Tenth.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Education and social inequality

A paper which looks at the relationship between social inequality and the education system. The writer considers the way in which education perpetrates inequality through mainstream ideological values, and also the extent to which the education system has the capacity to redress such inequalities. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Philosophy of Education

A 20 page research paper that offers a detailed discussion of factors contributing to the formulation of a personal philosophy of education. This discussion, first of all, examines the historical and philosophical trends that have led to the present moment in education, as well as social theories that influence educational philosophy. This information is drawn upon to discuss how this author's personal philosophy of education developed, which includes discussion of a personal vision of the ideal school system. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

The Importance of Education in Today's Competitive World:

This 5 page paper is an opinion piece which discusses the importance of education in today's competitive world. This paper offers many reasons for getting a solid education as well as the consequences of not having a good education. Bibliography lists no sources.

Importance Of Education In Modern Africa

This 6 page paper discusses the role of education in the development of Africa. Brief statements are made regarding the education system under colonial rule and the models the system follows today. To demonstrate the importance of incorporating African folklore into the education of children, the film Keita (The Heritage of the Griot) is discussed. The theme demonstrates that there must be an integration of the old with the new for cultural integration. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Development Comprehensive Education In UK, Post-War

This 5 page paper discusses the development of the comprehensive education system following World War II. The Butler Education Act of 1944 established the comprehensive secondary education system. It was a tripartite system with students identified for one of three types of secondary schools based on tests they took at age 11. This essay discuses the purpose of the Act and the arguments for and against the system. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The History of Public Education in the United States

This is a 10 page paper discussing the history of public education in the United States. Since the 17th century, the Americans have been concerned with the support of public education in the United States. Many public schools which opened, the first reported in Boston in 1642, were still mainly for the education of those in the middle and upper classes as the lower classes were dependent upon the income brought in by their children. Through the support of advocates for the importance of public education, such Horace Mann and later, the Philadelphia Working Men’s Committee, the idea of public education funded by the state became more of a reality with stipulations which would allow for children to work and attend school at the same time. Many discriminatory aspects were still to be overcome however as the education of women, racial minorities and Catholics were highly restricted. Several innovators and centuries later, the development of public education was expanded to include women, African Americans and other minorities aided by laws of desegregation in the Fourteenth Amendment. Today, public education is still a controversial issue since the voucher system has been introduced to allow individuals to apply their public education taxes to tuition to private institutions which may provide more suitable and specific educational needs for those who do not wish to educate their children in the state and federal based curriculum. Regardless of the results of this latest controversial issue, public education will always remain an important part of the American society in their efforts to educate all Americans without fear of financial loss or discrimination. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Applying Educational Planning Principles in Physical Education

A 5 page paper discussing developing comprehensive physical education programs. Everyone associated with education is well aware of the struggles that public education has been facing for some time in meeting demands for greater educational results, greater accountability and overall enhanced performance. Physical education all too often is overlooked in this debate, although it also is important in setting a life-long mind set focused on health and well being. Eight planning elements - vision, standards, assessment, accountability, alignment with other district priorities, school environment, collaboration, and continuous improvement – can help districts develop and implement comprehensive physical education programs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Newman And Education

7 pages in length. To educate means to instill ideas and bring about thought where they had previously not existed. In order to interpret Newman's distinction between liberal and mechanical education, one needs only to understand the significant difference that exists between philosophical enlightenment and practical cognizance as assessed by Newman himself. Newman was keen on asserting the fact that education is not an ends to a means, but rather its own ends. In essence, what he was attempting to demonstrate is that education must be sought out for the pure enlightenment of learning; if education is achieved for no other reason than to better one's position within economic or social circles, then it serves no purpose. The writer discusses the concept behind several of Newman's stances on higher education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Ethical Issues and Dilemmas Faced in Adult Education

This is a 5 page paper on ethical issues faced in adult education. Ethical issues are of great importance in the process of adult education. Through the process of adult education, adult learners and their educators must determine what courses, learning processes and goals can be established for content and throughout this process social and moral considerations may be controversial and involve conflicting beliefs and values. Educators must identify the goals of the course in relation to the personal and professional goals of the adult learner while at the same time allowing for adult learners to either accept or reject the opportunities made available to them through education. Sometimes, educators may be upset or may disagree with the goals adult learners have set for themselves but they must also allow for the fact that adult learners differ from students who are children in that they already have established goals, lifestyles, beliefs and values which they may not care to change through the course of education. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Reconstructing Dropout & the Culture of Education

The transformation of the American education system over the past 3 decades has resulted in the emergence of differing views on how to address the inherent problems in providing standard education for a varied population. Restructuring has focused on the problems in education that have stemmed from what many have perceived as ineffectual teaching and educational design or curricula problems. But a number of recent theorists have posited that there is a greater link between internal factors, including cultural components, and problems that result in poor student outcomes, and that these need to be addressed in improving education. This 6 page paper provides an analytical overview of the major points presented by G.J. Sefa Dei and J. Bruner in their works Reconstructing Dropout (Sefa Dei) and The Culture of Education (Bruner), and relates these premises to educational restructuring. No additional sources cited.

Parental Involvement in Education / Article Review

A 2 page review of a 1995 journal article discussing the role of parental involvement in a child's education.

Bandura and Weiner

This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the theories of Albert Bandura and Bernard Weiner in the field of education.

STANDARDS-BASED EDUCATION

This 7-page paper discusses standardized testing in U.S. education. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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