Research Database

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.

Thoughts on Special Education

This 3 page paper provides an overview of some thoughts/theories on special education.

The Need for Vocational Education in Schools

This four-page-paper supports the need to maintain vocational education programs in the nation's high schools Bibliography lists two sources.

Multicultural Education

A 3 page paper which examines aspects of multicultural education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Importance of an Education

A 5 page paper which examines the importance of an education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

ASSURE

A 3 page paper which summarizes the ASSURE model for education. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Cycles of activity

A five page paper which looks at the Montessori theory of child development and education with particular reference to cycles of activity.

BANKING OF EDUCATION: AN ANALYSIS

This 3-page paper analyzes Freire's treatise, "Banking of Education." Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Lyndon B. Johnson's 'Great Society' Speech

15 pages in length. Perhaps no other speech in political history has hit upon as many delicate subjects as Lyndon B. Johnson's 'Great Society.' Considered the one dissertation to cure all the country's ills at once, the President sought to implement broad and widely sweeping changes with regard to education, environmental degradation, immigration and health care. Indeed, it can readily be argued that these concerns were at the forefront of the nation's mind; however, the manner by which Johnson went about originating these drastic modifications in social and political policy were delivered quite abruptly and without a great deal of follow-through. Some of the myriad acts put into place by this speech include the Civil Rights Act, food stamp legislation, the Economic Opportunity Act, programs for mass transportation, Medicare and Medicaid, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and the Public Works and Economic Development Act. Historians who have studied the President's speech contend that while it was comprised of eloquence and forthrightness, it proved to be but a Band-Aid upon the problems it had sought to resolve. The writer evaluates Johnson's speech as it relates to rhetoric, content, consistency, flow, as well as the impact it has had upon the nation some thirty years later. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Brown v. Board of Education / Analysis

In 7 pages, the author analyzes the case of Brown v. Board of Education, a landmark Supreme Court Case. Brown v. Board of Education will forever stand as one of the most important Supreme Court Cases of the 1900s. It was this case that not only gave equal elementary and secondary public school education to Blacks, it also established a legal precedent of due process under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. For a number of years segregation had been the norm and Blacks were faced with inequality. Because of Brown v. Board of Education, this type of racial inequality was abolished. Its importance cannot be stressed sufficiently. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Adult Learning Styles, Temperaments And Theories In "Educating Rita"

3 pages in length. Educating Rita is about two types of education: cognitive and experiential. Academic education is what drives a civilized society and the fundamental component of success, be that financial, interpersonal or self-worth. Practical education is that which is acquired as one moves through the different phases of life and learns from the inside out. For Rita, education was all of this rolled together; while she already possessed experiential knowledge, she gravely lacked proper intellectual prowess she knew would serve to fill in the missing pieces of her life. Rita was both overzealous and under-prepared as a student when pitted against the advanced academic career of her tutor, Dr. Bryant. Watching their educational dance proceed with an undeniable awkwardness, the audience comes to appreciate the intensity of Rita's quest for self-improvement just as much as her somewhat jaded professor, who ultimately comes around to champion her aspirations with the help of a number of learning theories. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Is Formal Education Too Early

An 11 page paper. There is a significant amount of pressure to begin children in formal education programs younger and younger. For this essay, a 'formal education program' is defined as any systematic early childhood education program where children receive any type of rating on cognitive performance, even reciting their numbers or the alphabet. It seems to make sense to think that sending children to formal programs at early ages would be detrimental to them. The literature belies this supposition, however, in fact, there is an ever-increasing amount of literature that demonstrates the short- and long-term benefits of very early education. This essay discusses the issues and presents the literature. The writer does comment on the practice of using standardized tests with four-year-olds. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

How Is An Educated Person Defined?

5 pages in length. The word "education" has many definitions; not only does it represent academic knowledge, but it also reflects an inner understanding about the world in which one lives. People speak of "street smarts," a concept that many believe precludes the ability for one to possess an education, however, being street wise is often a much more comprehensive form of education than one obtain through academic study. Indeed, these two diverse types of education are defined in two completely different ways, clearly illustrating how there is often more to linguistic expression than meets the eye. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Three Events in the History of Higher Education

A 4 page research paper that discusses the history of higher education in relation to three events. This examination will briefly examine these three events and discuss how they influenced higher education's development. In general, the progression that these three events dramatize a gradual evolution toward offering higher education to an increasing diverse, more numerous segment of the population of a particular era. These three events are the origin of universities in the medieval period; the opening of higher education to women and the implementation of the G.I. Bill after World War II. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Effectiveness Of Online Learning In Continuing Education

This 50 page paper discussed the issue of the effectiveness of Online training and continuing education courses. The essay begins by explaining the terms effective or successful education cannot really be defined. A comprehensive discussion of this issue is provided. This section also includes a discussion of the seven principles of effective education and evaluation processes. The literature review reports and discusses numerous Online continuing education or professional development courses, their purpose, how they were evaluated, when that information is provided, and what critics say about Online learning. The Methodology section provides a comprehensive discussion of the design-based research model, including a comparison with a more scientific model and why design-based is so useful. Specific statistical data included. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

Teaching Character Education

A 7 page research paper that explores the topic of character education. The goal of using pedagogy to promote character building in their students is not a new one for educators has education has always been designed with two primary functions in mind--as one educator has phrases the objections --they are "to make kids smart and to make kids good" (Loud 50). Today, educators are struggling to offset, as far as is humanly possible, environmental deficits that are known to contribute to negative character development in our nation's children. In order to accomplish these goals, educational literature recommends strategies that go beyond the scope of the traditional teacher-as-lecturer classroom paradigm, this examination of character education will explore some of these strategies and also offer a brief historical background to this side of elementary education. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Social Problem: Sex Education

A 6 page paper. The social problem discussed is parents transferring the responsibility for sex education to schools and why so few parents talk with their children about sex. The writer comments on the functionalist and conflict perspectives of family and education. The essay reports polls that reveal what themes parents want emphasized in sex education programs as well as polls of adolescents that reveal their preference to discuss this topic with their parents. The writer concludes that parents need to take back the function of sex education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Special Education: Cost Effectiveness In Relation To The Educational System In Particular And American Society In General

35 pages in length. Despite the understanding that every child in the United States is entitled to an education, the quality of that education does not fall within the guidelines of this birthright. As such, the variance between and among levels of academic accessibility leaves a tremendous amount of students in its wake due to any number of special needs challenges prevalent throughout the educational system. While the clamor is quite significant for greater attention to be paid to special education needs, the manner by which to approach these modifications continues to incite a great deal of debate, whereby each side of the argument contends what they believe to be the most appropriate method for reaching this particularly challenged population. What appears to be at the bottom of the long list of considerations, however, is the financial toll any sweeping changes will have upon the education system in particular and the American society in general. Annotated bibliography lists 16 sources. 20 pages text; 20 pages annotated bibliography.

Personal Philosophy Of Moral Education

An 8 page paper that presents a teacher's personal philosophy of moral education and a discussion of issues related to moral education. The writer mentions the CELS goal of encouraging critical thinking. Topics discussed include the reluctance of teachers to discuss character or moral education and why they are reluctant. The writer also presents models that may be used Durkheim, Kohlberg and Lickona and why each is useful. An example of the morality of sexuality education is used to demonstrate Durkheim's thoughts. The importance of not imposing one's own values is discussed as is the acknowledgement that these values will be transmitted to students in one way or another. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Investigating Inclusion Classroom Grades

A 4 page paper constructing a problem statement for action research into how to ensure that special education students can receive the positive feedback they need in the form of passing grades. It is reasonable that feedback in the form of grades would be important to special education students, and that passing grades on report cards can provide the positive feedback that special education students need. Thus the problem statement for the proposed research is that special education students need to receive passing grades but generally do not. The paper concludes with the problem statement refined in a matrix form. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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