Research Database

The Role of Education Within Social Movements

This 3 page paper considers the connection between adult education and social movements. Using the Cuban Literacy Movement and the Highland Folk School as examples, the author emphasizes that education can take many forms. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Effects of Poverty

This 5 page research paper, which includes an abstract, discusses the effects of poverty and the impact that low socioeconomic background, that is, families whose income hovers around the poverty line, has on academic achievement and student outcomes. Topics addressed include issues pertaining to education and special education, the social and emotional status of families, and the impact of teacher expectations. The research consulted indicates that the impact of poverty affects all age groups, involves multiple issues and variables, and requires comprehensive interventional strategies. Research studies also reveal that ethnic minority groups are the demographic groups most affected by poverty. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

African American Education

A 10 page paper which discusses the general conditions of African American education, both past and present. Issues addressed include the miseducation and diseducation of African Americans, reasons behind the approaches, history of African American education, relevancy to today's education system, and what the current conditions of African American education are. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Education and the Labor Movement

A 10 page research paper that examines the various stances taken by labor in regards to education. The writer explains how two basic viewpoints battled for supremacy. On one side were the leaders of organized labor who favored vocational training and universal public education. Other labor advocates, however, argued that formal higher education, the established universities, unconsciously reflected the views of big business, and, therefore, workers needed education designed specifically for them. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Special Education vs. General Education Teachers

A 10 page paper which compares the stress levels between special education teachers to general education teachers and considers if special education teachers are at a higher risk of stress disorders than their general education counterparts. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Jazz Curriculum for Korea

A 25 page research paper that examines the topic of jazz education, and, specifically, jazz education in Korea. The writer discusses what jazz is; the nature of jazz education; the place and meaning of jazz in Korea; jazz education in the US (with specific descriptions of curricula); and jazz in Japan before concluding with recommendations and suggestions for jazz pedagogy and instruction. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

Changes in Higher Education Due to the Internet

This 7 page paper discusses the changes that online education has had on higher learning. It considers the rise of the Internet education; the way in which this type of education has moved away from the liberal arts tradition; and the impact on tenure caused by distance education. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Research in Distance Education

A 6 page paper discussing two distance education research efforts and assessing their value for contributing to the advancement of online education. One author decries the lack of quantitative methods used in education research, another focuses on the lack of framework-defining theory in much of today’s current research into distance education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Advances In Health Education

A 10 page research paper that discusses various aspects of the tremendous advances made in health education in the first part of this century. This is when John Dewey and others of the ‘‘progressive education movement'' protested against the regimented ways of the past and brought significant change to health education and education as a whole. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Special Education / Harmful Labels for 'Slower' Children ?

A 5 page analytical look at special education and the effects of labeling children as such. The special education system as it currently exists is largely criticized. Special education's positive attributes are cited as well but the writer argues that one of the worst existing problems occurs when children are mislabeled as 'special' education and just 'thrown' into some classification that is really unnecessary. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

John Dewey and the Education as a Social Function

This 5 page report discusses John Dewey's (1859-1944) definition of education as a social function, what he felt the meaning of education to be, and his views on the environment. These ideas are compared to modern views of education as a social function and presents two current and popular views of education in the 1990s. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Cost of Bilingual Education

A 10 page paper which argues that bilingual education is not costing the education system a great deal in terms of academic achievement and functioning. The problems with the education system in this country is only compounded and further emphasized by the stress bilingual education places upon it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Importance of Physical Education

A 14 page paper which discusses how physical education is an important part of our education system. The paper discusses how adults greatly benefit from physical activity, and that children and young adults can serve to benefit just as much, if not more, by being, and remaining, physically active. The paper also discusses changes that are taking place in the field of physical education and then presents a proposed research concerning the establishment of a physical education program that serves to benefit all types of students. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

This 7 page paper is based on a book chapter by Donna Queeney entitled, "Continuing Professional Education." The paper begins with general comments about continuing professional education and Queeney's statements regarding what's wrong with it. The writer then selects one of the five strategies Queeney offers to improving continuing education programs. The paper is written from the perspective of a continuing education department at a local college. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Community College Prospectus

A 12 page paper, which is a dissertation prospectus. The topic is sustainability. The paper includes an introduction, problem statement significance of the study, problem statement, research questions, literature review, and method. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Dissertation Defense - Alignment of Learning Organization Characteristics and Readiness for Change in Kuwaiti Distribution Firms

This 9 page paper is a 24 slide PowerPoint presentation regarding a dissertation undertaken to assess the alignment of learning organization characteristics with readiness for change characteristics in distribution firms located in Kuwait. The aim of the study, research questions, important literature, methodology and results are all presented.

Reflection on Modules in a HR Course

This 10 page paper reflects of five different models that formed part of a HRM course. Modules covered issues international HRM, strategic HRM motivation, leadership and management, team working, and a dissertation.

Mining Dissertation Literature Reviews

A 3 page paper. Mining is the act of reviewing a literature review and noting authors and topics they write about. This has been accomplished with the following two dissertations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Green Logistics - Freight

This 25 page paper looks at the subject of green logistics, considering how and why firms adopt strategies which reduce polluting emissions, what motivates the change and the barriers to adopting green transport polices. The paper is written in the style of a dissertation, with an introduction to the problem, hypothesis statement, in depth literature review and simulated primary research. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

If God Exists Why Is There So Much Evil

An 8 page paper that provides a brief model/proposal of a dissertation that will ask this question: If God exists, why is there so much evil in the world? This essay includes the background to the study, statement of the problem, purpose of the study, why we should discuss the issue of evil, and the proposed methodology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Influence Of Performance Appraisal On Organizational Commitment

This 66 page paper is a full length dissertation style paper with the aim of assessing whether or not there is a relationship between employees organizational commitment and performance appraisals. The paper includes an introduction, literature review, research methodology, simulated results and a discussion on the findings. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

Mergers and Acquisitions - Could they Benefit the Nigerian Economy?

This 23 page paper is the first part of a dissertation examining the potential of mergers and acquisition strategies to support growth in the Nigerian economy. This paper presents the introduction, which includes the research questions, aims and objectives. The literature review is also included, defining mergers and acquisition, the advantages, disadvantages and challenges that are associated with merger and acquisition activities, and examples of successful and failed merger activity. The bibliography cites 28 sources.

The Influence of Performance Appraisal on Organizational Commitment - Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology

This 31 page paper is the introduction, literature review and methodology section of a dissertation to examine the impact of performance appraisals on an employee's commitment to their organization. The literature review includes an examination of the concept of organizational commitment, how commitment may be gained and measured as well as different types of appraisals and how they impact on employees. The methodology proposed a mixed methodology approach, using quantitative and qualitative research. The bibliography cites 33 sources.

Introduction a Methodology for a Research Project Examining the Implementation of TQM in Nigerian Firms

This 16 page paper is the first part of a dissertation to examine the barriers and challenges for implementing TQM in Nigerian firms. The introduction provide information about TQM and the project aims and objectives, along with justification for the research. The second section is the methodology, proposes the use of qualitative research with a case study approach. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

Education Policy In The UK Before And After W.W.II

This 6 page paper discuses education policies in the United Kingdom before and after World War II and comments on how policies prior to the war established the foundation for policies after the war. The writer begins with an overview of the general attitude toward education in the 19th century and discusses official commissions established to investigate education. The Forster Education Act of 1870 is discussed. The first major education act after the war was the Butler Education Act in 1945, which addressed secondary education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

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Chapter Three:  Methodology

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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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Bibliography

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