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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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