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Dissertation Proposal for International Strategy and the Use of the Internet as a Tool of Globalisation

This 14 page paper looks at the trend of internationalization and he use of the internet in this trend. The sample of a dissertation proposal proposes that the student over a period of four months will formulate a new business model regarding international trade by way of the World Wide Web. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

Reason, Nature & Progress - The Elements of an Enlightened Age

A 2 page paper that discusses the elements of reason, nature and progress as they were interpreted and presented by the philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment. Discussed are Thomas Hobbes' The Elements of Law Natural and Politic (1640), John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), and Jean-Jacques Rousseau's A Dissertation on the Origin and Foundation of the Inequality of Mankind (1755). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Research Proposal to Assess the Causes of Employee Theft

This 22 page paper is a research proposal for a full-length dissertation in the causes of employee theft. The problem is considered from the context of security risk management, looking at a number of different theoretical approaches to causes of crime, with an in-depth literature review, and a proposal for a suitable research methodology utilizing quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

An Apologia for Medea

This 5 page report uses the character of Medea and presents an argument in her behalf or an “apologia” that follows the logic and reasoning of Gorgias’ “Encomium of Helen.” To apply a persuasive apologia for Medea in a fashion similar to Gorgias’ dissertation for Helen requires that one consider the interpretation of the import of the crime and the resulting condemnation of its perpetrator. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

THE CURE FOR LIFE

This 13 page paper examines various religious belief systems, such as Christian and Hinduism, in a philosophical dissertation on what each proposes as a 'cure for life'. Veiw of after life, temptation, death and why mankind NEEDs God. A discussion of salvation from several prospectives is entertained. Numerous quotes from experts in the field. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

CDI Training In The World Of Manufacturing

A 23 page dissertation proposal concerning a research project involving administrators of major corporations. The research proposed would serve to determine if CDi training is in fact the best method of training. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

I.B.M.'s RISC Technology / A Model Dissertation Proposal

A model 8 page dissertation proposal to discuss the possibility of preparing research into whether or not IBM's RISC technology is likely to remain a worthwhile strategy in the future. Goals, barriers & issues, and a fairly lengthy bibliography are included. This paper is linked to a complete version (Ibmrisc.wps; 20 pages)-- Please send us for more details.

Model Dissertation Proposal / Drugs & Psychology

A 20 page model research proposal designed to present plans for a dissertation on the prevalence of family-- (not social) influences in instigating drug abuse. The writer posits that the breakdown of family life occurring during the latter portion of the 20th century, is largely responsible for the increase in abuse problems we are experiencing today. Bibliography lists approximately 30 sources.

Married Women in the Workplace; A Dissertation Proposal

This 5 page paper is a proposal for a dissertation that will study the influences that act on married women determining whether or not they actively participate in the workplace. The paper considers the background, the research question, a brief literary review as well as considering how the study may be conducted. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Contemporary American Movies and their Relationship to American Culture

A seven page paper which looks at the ways in which contemporary American films reflect or satirise modern American culture, including tutorial notes to assist the student in using the paper as the basis for a longer dissertation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Induction Programs And Attrition Rate Of Beginning Teachers

A 12 page paper. One of the issues faced by the education system is retaining new teachers. Various strategies have been tried to combat this problem. This research paper provides a summary and overview of six journal articles addressing the retention of new teachers and then provides a summary and analysis of two dissertations about induction programs and concerns of new teachers. The writer then offers an outline for a new research study to determine the effects of induction programs and includes an outline of the elements of an effective induction program. Bibliography lists 12 sources. P

Parental Involvement in Education -- Journal Articles Review

This 16 page report discusses recent research conducted regarding the issue of parental involvement in their children’s education. According to the U.S. Department of Education (1997), “research over the past thirty years has consistently shown that greater family involvement in children's learning is a critical link to achieving a high-quality education and a safe, disciplined learning environment for every student.” Bibliography lists 15 sources.

The Influence of Religion on American Education

(5 pp.) When we try to break down the influence of religion on American education, it would almost seem easier to try and determine those times that religion did not have an influence on the education system in the United States. This discussion will look at historical influences of religion on American education, and project some possible reconsiderations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Teenage Pregnancy/The Need for Further Education

A 15 page research paper that explores the current literature on teen sex education. The writer explores the debate between those who promote abstinence-only sex education versus comprehensive sex education and argues that research shows that abstinence-only sex ed. does not work. Mandatory comprehensive sex ed. is proposed. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Attitudes to Mathematics: A View of Attitudes in UK Education

This 50 page paper provides an overview of the issue of the attitudes towards mathematics in education in the United Kingdom. This paper considers the attitudes, how they are measured, and how these attitudes impact learning. Though this paper has a definitive bias for UK education, the studies integrated into the review of literature include sources that relate the general factors that influence views of mathematics in Western education in general, including issues like gender bias and curriculum development. Bibliography lists 30 sources

Learning Management Systems in Education

A 10 page paper discussing the emergence of the learning management system (LMS) for online education. Initially within the domain of business training only, online schools have begun to use many of the techniques that the LMS promotes. The LMS has come into being concurrently with a return to proven approaches to education, bringing the best of all worlds to online learning. The focus of the paper is that of higher education, but the principles apply to training in the workplace as well. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

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.

Bilingualism

A 5 page research paper that investigates the debate over bilingualism. Some people see bilingual education as a necessary mechanism for assimilation, while others view such education, and the multicultural approach that usually accompanies it, as something that blocks assimilation and legitimates differences that could eventually fracture the cohesion of the United States. An examination of literature pertaining to this topic demonstrates that there are persuasive arguments on both sides of this issue. The writer sides with those in favor of bilingual education. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Moving With the Times; The Opportunities Available to School Leavers Undertaking Post Compulsory Education

This 10 page paper examines the potential benefits to student of undertake post compulsory education, known as second level education in Ireland, how these benefits may have changed over time and the way these benefits may or may not be realised dependant on the type of education that is followed by a school leaver. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Teaching Online

A 4 page research paper that investigates this topic. Online learning encompasses the possibility of bringing about a revolution in delivery of higher education. However, along with benefits, online education also brings concerns. Literature addressing online education discusses concerns about instructional strategies and best practices in online teaching, as well as advantages, disadvantages, and how online learning compares with traditional classroom instruction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Appellate Brief Pennsylvania

A 5 page paper providing an appellate brief according to the laws of Pennsylvania. Clients’ child has been denied access to public education because she is HIV-positive. The brief suggests that appeal first focus on whether Ginger’s right to medical information privacy under Pennsylvania law has been violated, then continue to the requirements of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), which state that every public school district must provide free public education to all of those requesting it. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Education and Democracy

This 8 page paper argues that education and democracy are inextricable. Three areas are explored which are the ideas that democracy should be promoted through public education, that education must be equitable and that there should be separation of church and state. The ideas of Jefferson, Dewey and Plato are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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.

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.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

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Bibliography

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