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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.

Higher Education In California

This 5 page paper begins with an explanation of the Higher Education Reauthorization Act. The paper comments on the California Master Plan for higher education, which was written in 1960. The writer identifies the components in the reauthorization that will help students attending higher education institutions in California. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

School Sex Education Stand On Sexual Orientation

This six-page-paper discusses whether or not sexual orientation should or should not be part of the sex education curriculum in our nation's schools. It opens with a definition of sexual orientation and outlines what is currently being taught in sex education. It then discusses the many reasons sexual orientation should be part of the overall sex education curriculum. Bibliography lists seven 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 Ė can help districts develop and implement comprehensive physical education programs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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.

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 Menís 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.

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.

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.

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