Research Papers on Counseling in Education

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  • Education Research Proposal Sample

    This 20 page proposal offers an example educational proposal on the issue of school uniforms and dress codes as they relate to two regional elementary schools. This sample study includes an introduction, literature reivew, metholodgy, partial resutls/analysis and conclusions drawn. Current and available case studies utilized and exampled. Bibliography lists 40 sources.

  • Program Proposal on School Violence Prevention

    10 pages in length. The scope of gratuitous violence, which has typically extended only as far as the mutinous fringe of society, has crossed over into a heretofore untouchable population and spawned a new and alarming perspective upon violent behavior. The extent to which schools are now faced with the dual task of preventing brutal attacks while at the same time addressing the issue of violence from its core is both grand and far-reaching; that children and adolescents are committing acts of unspeakable brutality upon their classmates and teachers speaks to a tremendous breakdown in social and cultural principles. If adults are doing such a poor job at precluding school violence, the only logical alternative is to employ those who are more like-minded to those committing the criminal acts. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Urban versus Suburban Standardized Testing

    This 9 page paper presents part of a research proposal to study the factors that contribute to the difference in achievement levels between suburban and urban students. The introduction provides a basic overview of standardized tests, the purpose of the study and the hypothesis for the study. The literature review reports studies that confirm the gap between suburban and urban but also identifies other variables affecting achievement, such as poverty. The methodology section describes the types of data to be collected. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Multicultural Education Challenges for Teachers

    A 20 page paper that presents a modified research proposal, including an abstract and purpose of study. The literature review reports scholarly articles related to the preparation of preservice teachers in multicultural education. The purpose of the present study is to obtain information from teachers as to how prepared they feel to implement a multicultural education program. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Education and the Impact of Parental Involvement

    A 6 page paper that provides an example of Chapter 1 of a dissertation or thesis. The sections included are: the problem, problem background, literature review, purpose of study, hypotheses, limitations and delimitations, definitions, and the importance of the study. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Overview of Educational Research

    This 11 page paper begins with a stimulus statement alleging research in social sciences, including education lack rigor. The essay discusses the criticisms levied against social science research and then discusses different qualitative methods that have been shown to be effective and valid. A table illustrates the criteria of good research and how that is translated into quantitative and qualitative approaches. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Research Proposal Entitled Parent Support and Educational Success

    An 8 page paper that offers a research proposal regarding the title, specifically, does parental involvement enhance the child's school success. The paper provides an introduction with hypothesis, proposed methodology, literature review and conclusions. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Importance of Education and Teen Pregnancy

    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.

  • The Importance of Cultural Skills in Reaching Multicultural Students

    A 10 page proposal for a research study to assess teacher ability to successfully interact with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and the relation that skill has with student performance in reading comprehension. The proposed study revolves around a ten question survey designed to assess teachers' cultural skill in Cuban-American language and other cultural elements as well as the teachers' educational approaches. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Science Achievement and Gender Differences Proposal

    A 14 page paper that presents a proposal for a study to determine gender differences in science achievement in Hong Kong. The stereotype of males performing far better than girls in science has been perpetuated for all time. The literature, however, would suggest that this stereotype is a myth. This paper provides an introduction/literature review, research questions and hypotheses, method for the study, and a discussion of what the investigator would hope to accomplish through the study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Inner City School Youth Subculture Development and Transference

    This 9 page paper is research proposal and literature review looking at the development and transference of anti-school youth sub-culture in an inner-city school and the implications this has for policy and practice. The literature review includes the theories of Bourdieu, Piaget and Sherif. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Problems with Non-Retention of Non-Traditional Students: A Research Proposal

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of non-retention and non-traditional students. A structured interview design is established, supported, and its value to institutional policy is emphasized. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • School Safety following Columbine A Research Proposal

    This 4 page paper uses the Columbine massacre as a springboard for discussion. A proposal is made for school safety. Would such measures have prevented Columbine? The paper evaluates the proposal in light of the horrific event. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Suspension Alternative Program Grant Proposal

    A 16 page research paper that presents a hypothetical grant proposal to start an alternative program to out-of-school suspension in the Palm Beach County School District in Florida. The writer discusses why suspension and zero tolerance policies have not worked to correct disciplinary problems; reviews literature on alternative programs; and recommends the RALLY program designed by Noam, Warner and Dyken (2001). Budgetary considerations and evaluation processes are also discussed. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Bullying and How to Address It

    An 8 page paper assesses the probable causes of bullying. The author presents a research proposal to quantify the relationship between bullying, violent media content, and shyness. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Education Gender Inequities Proposal

    This 3 page paper is a proposal for a study focusing on gender inequities in education. The introduction comments on the purpose of the project. The literature research reports studies that demonstrate boys receive more attention from their teachers than girls. The writer comments on the importance of school as a socialization process for learning gender roles. The paper ends with a summary and suggestions for research. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Achievement and School Uniforms

    A Research Proposal: This 5 page paper presents a research proposal to determine if wearing school uniforms has any effect on elementary student academic achievement. The paper begins with an introduction that discusses the lack of empirical evidence regarding the effects of wearing uniforms. Very few studies have been conducted and the few that are published have conflicting data. The writer presents the hypothesis in this introduction. The next section is the proposed methodology for the study and finally, the data analysis strategies to be used. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Promiscuity and Sex Education Proposal

    An 11 page paper. A scenario is presented wherein parents of middle school students believe the sex education program promotes and encourages promiscuity. The writer is designing a study to determine the effects of the program. Sections include: the hypothesis, dependent and independent variables, method description, internal validity, sample population, data collection, types of measurement validity, example of Likert and semantic differential questions, ethical considerations, external validity and how data is to be analysis. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Community Colleges and Sustainability - A Dissertation Proposal

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of sustainability programs in community colleges. A research design is proposed to measure what types of programs are most successful. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Accountability and School Principals Proposal

    A 17 page paper that presents a dissertation proposal. Schools have changed and so has the principalship. Accountability is not the focus word and principals are required to be accountable not only for the smooth operation of the school but also for student achievement. Many experienced principals are saying the multitude of tasks and responsibilities are simply not 'doable' and are retiring early. How are novice/beginning principals dealing with the challenges of expanded demands on the principal? This paper includes these sections: introduction, problem statement, purpose of study, significance of study, literature review and methodology. Standards for principals as published by two organizations are reported along with some of their many responsibilities. 2 Appendices reflect the surveys to be sent to new principals for this study. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Reducing Class Size/A Research Proposal

    This 15 page paper presents a research proposal for the state of Virginia but the information is applicable to any school district or as a general resource for research on the topic. It begins with a short abstract, and includes a statement of the problem, literature review, hypothesis, significance of the study, participants, instruments to be used, and procedure. There is an abundance of literature addressing the issue of class size and academic achievement but there is still a great deal of controversy. The writer attempts to place the controversy in context and explains some of the reasons for the criticism of research studies addressing this issue. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Class Size Effect/A Research Proposal

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal to determine the effects of class size on academic achievement. This is an issue of controversy and heated debates. The research has often been controversial but the general prevailing opinion is that students in small classes have higher academic performance than students in classrooms with more students. The paper includes: introduction to the study proposal, statement of the problem, hypothesis; literature review that includes the results of a number of different studies in different states; design of the study, including selection of participants, methodology, data to be collected, treatment of data; possible outcomes and a summary. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Delimitations, Limitations, Summary/Research Proposal

    A 3 page research paper that elaborates on a research study proposal. In previous papers, this writer/tutor has provided guides to a student to aid in formulating a research study whose goal is to determine the effect of absenteeism in the elementary grades. This paper adds to the previous guides by discussing how to formulate the sections of the proposed study dealing with delimitations, limitations, and a study summary. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Tonya: A Case Study

    A 6 page research paper that reports on a case study of an eight-year-old who was caught stealing food from other children. The writer discusses how the teacher handled the case and offers recommendations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Educational Sphere, Sexual Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

    A 3 page paper that identifies the standards of liability in terms of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination in schools, examples of cases and comments about monetary awards. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Issues Pertaining to School Policy Formation

    An 8 page research paper that addresses issues involved in forming school policy in regards to teacher responsibilities; sexual harassment and violence. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Elementary School and Family Life Education

    A 3 page position paper that defends the role of family life education at the elementary school level, arguing that open and honest answers to all student questions concerning sexual matters serve to protect children from peer and media sexual pressure. While parents would like to protect their children from sexual messages until a later age, the truth is that children are bombarded with sexual images from television, billboards, movies and other media. Research shows that between sixth grade and junior high school, students' intentions to become sexually active increase (Price, et al, 2003). Therefore, the upper elementary grades provide an ideal time to provide a positive influence on sexual behavior by providing honest answers to sexual issues. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • An 18 Year Old Male's Sexual History

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the sexual history of an eighteen year old boy. In the United States, by the time a teenage boy has reached the age of eighteen, he has had over a decade of sexual education. At about the age of 8 or 10, research has shown that boys and girls are aware of sexual intercourse and the other sexual options used such as anal or oral sex among others. In addition, at around this age, boys become aware of the sexual development and interest of others in their peer group. On average, teenage boys start being sexually active at the age of 13 or 14 after which they begin experimenting with the different options available in which they can obtain higher degrees of satisfaction from sex. By the time most teenagers reach grade twelve, they have had over six different sexual partners. Teenage boys also report having sex for pleasure and not necessarily intimacy; explore more sexual options; have more liberal sexual attitudes; and, are not as concerned as girls about protected sex despite their knowledge of the importance of protected sex. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Children and Abuse

    (5 pp) Every child is vulnerable to sexual abuse, and many are vulnerable to neglect or physical abuse. Today's parents must face the possibility that someone may hurt or take advantage of their child. Research indicates that as many as one out of every four children will be the victim of sexual abuse. Very young children as well as older teenagers are victimized. Almost all of these children will be abused by someone they know and trust: a relative, family friend or caretaker. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Theories, Policies, and Intervention Regarding Youth Suicide

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the theory, intervention and policies about youth suicide. Because of the increase in youth suicide in the United States in the last thirty years, researchers have provided cognitive theories in an attempt to describe the continuum which occurs in adolescents from negative emotions to depression to suicide ideation to eventually suicide. Once understood, parents, educators and counselling professionals try and implement intervention programs which are available to adolescents in school programs, outside counselling and hotlines to provide for all possible avenues of screening and intervention. Primary and secondary programs should be included in any policies implemented for the prevention of youth suicide starting with programming for youths at risk in the primary school level and continuing throughout the teen years allowing for proper education of counsellors and teachers in regards to the research available. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • School Policies and Suicide

    A 3 page paper. The writer compares and contrasts student welfare policies from two school provided by the student. The writer comments on the issue of suicide in terms of the policies and suggests what the schools should do. No Bibliography.

  • Standardized Testing and its History

    This 11 page paper discusses the history of standardized testing and it's impact on education. This paper examines standardized testing from its inception through the 1970's. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century History of American Public Education

    This 6 page paper discusses some of the major movements in public education beginning in about 1850. Some topics discussed include the common school crusade and Horace Mann's and Elwood Cubberly's parts in that movement, the attempt of the NEA to change the administrative structure from local to centralized. The reforms of the 1950s and 1960s and what caused them are discussed along with comments from authors like Ravitch. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • School Violence and its History

    This seven-page-paper presents a discussion the history of school violence and the reasons for increased school violence in recent decades. Bibliography lists five sources.

  • U.S. Employment Prospects in History Teaching

    This 5 page paper discusses the various options for a history education major. Examples are given. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Education and Literature's Role

    This 5 page paper considers how and why we should use literary as part of a further education curriculum. Using authors such as Mark Twain and Arthur Miller the writer considers the value that can be gained by the student form this type of study. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Early Childhood Education and Multicultural Literature

    This 2.5 page paper discusses the benefits of using multicultural literature in the ECE classroom. The essay begins with the fact that children develop attitudes and opinions towards people from other cultures, nations, races very early in life. Exposure to different cultures through picture and early reader books can help change children's attitudes. The writer then discuses the dual role multicultural literature can play in the early childhood classroom. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Literature Review on Mentally Retarded Students and Best Instruction Methods

    This 10 page paper explores the relevant literature in terms of how to best educate students with mental retardation. This paper highlights many effective studies which highlight promising methods. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Competency Based Education Literature Review

    This 8 page paper reviews key theories, concepts and research as it applies to competency based education. This paper examines both the pros and cons of the subject as well as providing a comprehensive analysis of the topic. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Children in Family Situations and Literature

    This 3 page paper discusses the elements of literature which specifically address the situations of children in families. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Math Classrooms and Cultural Sensitivity

    A 12 page paper. As schools become even more diversified, teachers face daunting challenges in creating a classroom that meets the needs of all students. Math is typically viewed as the subject area in which culturally and linguistically diverse students would have the fewest problems. This is not true. Upon more careful review, we find that mathematics has its own language and includes terminology that can easily cause confusion to culturally diverse students. This essay begins with general comments about teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students and provides suggestions within that discussion. The essay then discusses issues concerning classroom environment and then, language and materials in the teaching of math. Suggestions for improving math instruction for students from different cultures are included. There are also specific discussions about African-American and Hispanic students. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Autobiographical Account of 'Math Anxiety'

    A 5 page research paper that explores the topic of "math anxiety," a term which refers to the paralyzing fear experienced by many people that they will perform badly when faced with a timed aptitude test on any form of math. This examination of math anxiety offers an autobiographical account of this author's math experience, from the elementary to the college level, as well as the math experiences of a colleague. This is followed by a discussion as to whether or not math anxiety is gender related. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Anxiety In Children In The Classroom

    A 5 page paper. This essay on anxiety in children, reviews and comments on three journal articles that discuss the topic. The articles specifically deal with: strategies teachers can use to reduce anxiety; how anxiety and other factors affect student math performance; and treating and preventing test anxiety in the school. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Multiculturalism And Literature In The Classroom

    This 9 page paper is written in four parts. The first part looks at the current trends in content area reading and content oriented literature, including the movement towards the requirement for the ability to discern between sources and critical literature review skills rather than just issues of comprehension. The second part fop the paper considers the way that technology may be used within a reading program. The third part of the paper examines the four approaches proposed by Banks in the way multicultural literature may be used in the classroom, looking at the contribution approach, the additive approach, the transformation approach and the decision making and social action approach. The last part of the paper outlines some ideas for the way multicultural literature may be used in the classroom. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Literature Review on Absenteeism

    An 8 page research paper that addresses the topic of chronic school absenteeism, that is, when a student misses more than 18 days of schools, which is a severe problem that is evident throughout the public school system and not just a phenomenon of the upper grades (Breaoen, 2007). This literature review examines what empirical literature conveys on the topic of elementary school absenteeism. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • The Development and Value of Alternate Education

    This 118 page paper is a comprehensive literature review looking at the development and value of alternative education, with an emphasis on the US. The paper looks at a range of theories regarding the way education is delivered, including teaching styles, curriculum design and learning styles. The development of different educational institutions and the provision of learning for different students is also discussed, along with the results and benefits that have been realized. The bibliography cites 187 sources.

  • Children and Early Formal Educational Instruction

    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.

  • Improving High School Graduation Rates for Texas Minorities in the Presence of Exit-Level Testing

    A 19 page review of the numerous factors that interrelate to result in a high Mexican American drop out rate. The author reviews these factors in relation to the standardized exit test that is now required by law for Texas to issue high school diplomas. Includes a brief Methods section for the literature search that was conducted. Bibliography lists 24 sources.

  • Reducing Playground Violence

    A 20 page research paper that proposes the framework for a hypothetical research study designed to reduce the incidence of playground violence due to bullying. The writer summarizes the vast amount of literature that relates bullying to aggression and particularly to future violent behavior. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Benefits of Teen Jobs

    A 5 page paper providing a section for a much larger work examining the problems created by teens working too many hours during the school year. This section provides a review of the current environment and difficulties of change, as well as a plan for solution. The plan is that educators create lessons based in disciplines relevant to students’ jobs. Likely subject candidates include business math; technology use in business; business planning; business strategy; microeconomics; and macroeconomics. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • New York City and Asian American High School Students

    A 18 page paper that discuses the academic achievement of Asian American students with an emphasis on Manhattan. The essay includes available data regarding the achievement of high school students, e.g., the percentage who meet graduation requirements in English and Math, the dropout and graduation rates. Cram schools in NYC are discussed. The writer comments on the effects of stereotyping. The education system in Japan, China and Korea are described to illustrate the effects of culture on learning and achievement. Immigrants from these countries transferred the focus on education from their home countries to America. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Adult Educators and Managing Stress

    A 5 page paper which examines various perspectives concerning stress management and job burn-out among adult educators. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Williams Syndrome in Children, Problematic Behavior, and Pain Management

    A review of an article which deals with the problem behaviours consequent on hyperacusis in a child with Williams Syndrome, and the ways in which pain management methods can be applied to allow the child to modify such behaviours in a mainstream classroom environment. Bibliography lists one source

  • Educational Management Business Model

    A 7 page paper. This essay is based on one book: "The "Business" of Reforming American Schools" by Denise Gelburg. The writer addresses the issue of adopting private sector business and management models to public education. the writer comments the effect of this practice on social justice and equity and also on the profession of teaching. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Educational Human Resources and Diversity Management

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the impact and implications of diversity management in regards to educational human resource management. The writer specifically focuses on the example of LaGuardia Community College in New York City, which has used diversity management techniques to address the needs of its diverse student body. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Asia and American Popular Culture

    A 7 page paper which examines the impact of American popular culture on Asia, in terms of food, fashion, sports and amusements. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • FVSNs and School Nurses

    This 6 page paper looks at the role of the school nurse and how he or she can handle the frequent visitors some call FVSNs. A description of the problem is noted. Solutions are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser and the Opinions of Freire and Thoman

    7 pages in length. Critically analyzing Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation" based upon the opinions of Thoman and Freire enables one to better understand the extent to which Schlosser's concept is adopted – sometimes subtly, other times more obviously – throughout the vastness of academic psychology. Clearly, the fundamental purpose of Schlosser's book is to illustrate how homogenized society has become in direct relation to the fast food mentality; as such, contemporary education has been unwittingly drawn into the downward spiral of this existence, serving to deny students the ability to apply self-determination rather than coercion, intentionality rather than reaction, creativity rather than homogeneity and rationality rather than chance. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Discrimination and Justice in Public Education

    Ju An 8 page paper. There are three general elements in this paper. First, there is a discussion of the growing diversity in the public schools and the discrimination that exists against "minority" students; next, is a discussion of what the Bible says about discrimination and justice; third, there are recommendations regarding changing the situation. Data are provided. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Alternatives to Student Learning Assessed

    This 6 page opinion paper discusses alternatives for assessing student learning. Tests are historically used to measure student learning but tests are not the only way to assess learning and, in fact, may be the worst method for determining what a student has learned. This essay explains why tests are not necessarily the best assessment method and offers alternative methods, such as portfolios, journals, observation, performance-based methods and others. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Learning Theory in 'Stand & Deliver'

    4 pages in length. Unmotivated, rebellious and without any understanding of how education represents their only way out of existing social and economic circumstances, the students of Stand & Deliver experience a metamorphosis unlike any before them: Through the unyielding dedication of a teacher who knows there is more to these teenagers than contempt and failure, they achieve academic success supported by nothing more than the steadfast faith a single man has in their ability to do so. This ability to influence the students is based upon the observational learning theory of Albert Bandura. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • English Language Learning and Lau v. Nichols

    This 9 page paper begins with an chronological outline of the laws addressing English language learners, both before and after the Lau case. The writer then provides a comprehensive overview of the Lau v Nichols case beginning with initial complaint filed on behalf of 12 Chinese-American students in San Francisco, a case that asked only that the school district teach the children English, and the final outcome from the U.S. Supreme Court. Actual excerpts of the different written decisions are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Influential Factors in Early Childhood Learning

    A 7 page review of the factors influencing early childhood learning. The author reviews numerous theories on the importance of environment, parental interaction, and culturally sensitive materials. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Social Learning Theory of Albert Bandura

    A 7 page paper that discusses Albert Bandura's social learning theory and comments on its impact on curriculum design. Bandura believed that learning occurs by observing others. His theory became the bridge between behaviorism and cognitivism. The four components or steps in the theory are explained. Bandura's thoughts on self-regulation are also discussed. The writer also discusses the relationship between social learning theory and lifelong learning goals and reports a program that uses the concepts to reduce physical aggression in children. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Social Pedagogy and Protest

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of social pedagogy through the lens of protest. An illumination of the inherent capitalist values in contemporary pedagogy is carried out. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Learning How to Drive and the Lessons Learned Along the Way

    This 11 page paper considers the development personal practice and skills by looking at a learning experience; the way in which driving is learnt. The paper begins with a fictional account of the experience of learning to drive,. This is the examined with reference to learning theories, such as Lewin and Klob and motivation theory of Maslow. With this understanding the value of learning new skills can then be understood when it is a potential re-offender who is undertaking the learning. A lesson that has been enhanced by beginning the process from a personal rather than a theoretical perceptive. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Gender Bias and the Developmental Stages of Kohlberg

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of the issue of bias in mathematics education, with a focus on the way in which Kohlberg's developmetal stages can be used to understand gender bias. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Ultimate Value Question and Axiology

    (5pp) We as humans always claim that we are concerned with values. Largely this centers around the "value" of things, or the "best value" in relationship to cost, time and energy. German theorist Robert S. Hartman took the concept of value much farther than we might be prompted to do today. However after experiencing the organizational evils of the Nazis on a first hand basis, Hartman began to wonder if it was possible" to organize good as effectively as the Nazis organized evil." Ultimately Hartman game up with what he called "value mathematics,' as a method of determining the values of our everyday experiences. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Rain Forest Interdisciplinary Unit for Second Grade

    A 6 page paper that describes the major components of a thematic interdisciplinary unit for second-graders. The paper begins with a rationale for the unit and then presents the objectives for the unit. (These are also correlated to the Pennsylvania Standards.) Materials and resources are then listed. This is followed by activities for each of five different disciplinary areas. No Bibliography.

  • Sociological and Biological Definitions of Sexuality

    An 8 page discussion of our biological and societal definitions of sexuality. With very few exceptions, exceptions which will be noted below, definitive biological criteria determine our sex. Those criteria are whether we have testes or ovaries. While biology determines our sex, however, our sexuality and our concept of gender can be both biologically and societally influenced. Unfortunately, our schools have played a negative role in this process. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Importance of Healthy Lifestyle

    This 4 page paper discusses why health education is important in elementary grade schools. The writer defines health and wellness and discusses the benefits of these programs. The paper also notes the benefits of these programs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Dropout Rates in High Schools

    A 4 page overview of high school drop out rates. The author contends that a number of factors affect these rates. The emphasis is made that the cultural group to which an individual belongs and their gender are particularly important predictors of drop out. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • An Article Review on HIV/AIDS

    A 4 page discussion of the dangers of HIV and AIDS. Centering the discussion around the facts presented in a September 15, 2004 article in the Houston Chronicle by La Monica Everett-Haynes, the author of this paper points out the many misperceptions that perpetuate HIV infection. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Education

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the issue of diversity in the educational setting, with a focus on the issue for two dominant subcultures. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 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.

  • Government, Financial Assistance, and Childcare

    5 pages in length. Today's typical family is made up of two working parents and a child or two in either the public or private school system. If those children are old enough to tend to their own personal daily needs, the pressure is significantly reduced from the parents' long list of responsibilities; however, if even one happens to be too young for school, he or she requires round-the-clock supervision that the two busy parents just cannot provide. This is where childcare comes in, offering supervised sessions that are educational, socially productive and mentally stimulating. While this option is ideal for parents, it also presents a significant financial strain for many who are already on a tight budget. With more government assistance, parents would be better able to provide adequate childcare during their workday, as well as have the peace of mind that the child is receiving the necessary mental, physical and emotional stimulation so critical to the formative years. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Issues of Socialization and Achievement in Homeschooling

    A 5 page paper. Homeschooling has become a definite trend in this country. More and more children are being schooled at home by their parents. Opponents argue these children will suffer both academically and socially. This essay demonstrates through studies that neither of these arguments are valid. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Literature Review on Absenteeism

    An 8 page research paper that addresses the topic of chronic school absenteeism, that is, when a student misses more than 18 days of schools, which is a severe problem that is evident throughout the public school system and not just a phenomenon of the upper grades (Breaoen, 2007). This literature review examines what empirical literature conveys on the topic of elementary school absenteeism. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Academic Cheating

    This 5 page paper discusses academic cheating: why students do it, how they do it, and what can be done about it. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • ACADEMIC DISHONESTY AND THE IMPACT ON HIGHER EDUCATION

    This 5-page paper discusses the concept of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarizing, etc.) and its impact on higher education. The paper also discusses academic dishonesty and its impact on life lessons

  • ADHD and ADD and School Compulsory Medication

    A 14 page research paper that explores the use of psychoactive drug use in the US with schoolchildren. The first half of the paper offers a legal analysis and the second half an ethical analysis. The writer concludes from a review of available research that while these drugs are crucial for some children (1 to 2 percent of the childhood population), they are dramatically over-prescribed and used as a "quick fix" to enforce compliance with unrealistic behavioral expectations for young children. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Decisions on the Educational Needs of Children With Down Syndrome

    A 3 page discussion of the emotional struggles that confront parents of Down Syndrome children both on receiving the news that their child has the syndrome and as they try to make decisions about their child’s education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Importance of Black History Month for African American Youth

    A 5 page paper which illustrates why Black History Month is important for the African Americna youth to learn and celebrate. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Role of First Language in Second Language Acquisition

    This 11 page paper examines the role of first language in second language acquisition. The paper considers the way that the level of proficiency and use of a native language will impact on the acquisition of the second language, for example, the way the development and use of a langue such as Spanish or Japanese will impact on the ability to learn English. The paper looks at the research which has taken place bringing together a range of studies to assess the scope and scale of the influence. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Multicultural Educational Tool of Drama

    A 12 page paper that begins with data regarding the proportion of ethnic and racial minorities in the U.S., the definitions of culture, and the need for multicultural education. Attitudes begin very early in life. The writer then discusses how drama can be used to lead to awareness and understanding of other cultures. Lesson plan is included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 20th Century Educational Inequality

    A 3 page discussion of the attempts which have been made to insure equal education in the twentieth century. The author contends that these attempts have fallen short, that our schools are not meeting the dual goals of equality and excellence . Part of the reason is an almost myopic concentration on equality in funding when what is really needed is equality in circumstance.

  • The Development and Value of Alternate Education

    This 118 page paper is a comprehensive literature review looking at the development and value of alternative education, with an emphasis on the US. The paper looks at a range of theories regarding the way education is delivered, including teaching styles, curriculum design and learning styles. The development of different educational institutions and the provision of learning for different students is also discussed, along with the results and benefits that have been realized. The bibliography cites 187 sources.

  • Standards: No Child Left Behind

    A 5 page paper which examines some of the standards for teachers in the No Child Left Behind Act. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Considerations in Standardized Testing

    A 5 page overview of the many problems inherent in standardized testing. Despite these problems, standardized testing is a requirement in the contemporary classrooms and as such must be embraced as a tool to help students develop and succeed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Standardized Testing, Immigrants And ESL

    This 5 page paper discusses nine journal articles/book chapters with a focus on standardized testing. The essay is not a summary of the articles/book chapters but rather discusses issues that are cross-referenced, such as the issue of using standardized tests with new immigrants, the disadvantages and English language learners. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Perspectives On Aggression And Bullying Behaviors In Schools

    This 5 page paper begins by reporting the incidence of bullying and defining what a bully is and describing the types of aggressive behaviors they exhibit. The paper considers the cognitive, social and developmental perspectives of bullying, explaining how they interact. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Bullying and How to Address It

    An 8 page paper assesses the probable causes of bullying. The author presents a research proposal to quantify the relationship between bullying, violent media content, and shyness. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Education Assessment

    This 5 page paper considers the use of assessment tools. Looking first at the British Pictures Vocabulary Scale, the test is outlined and value considered. The paper then considers the value of competence based tests and looks at their advantages and disadvantages. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Education and Leadership

    This 5 page paper discusses leadership in education. The research focusing on educational leadership is plentiful, yet, despite the volumes, leadership remains an elusive concept. This essay reviews some of the literature and what is said about the characteristics and theories of leadership in educational settings. Sizer's essential schools concept is mentioned as is stewardship leadership. A list of commonalities among leaders is provided as are other comments. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Reducing High School Dropout Rates in North Toledo

    A 9 page paper examining Ohio high school dropout rates. The dropout rate in North Toledo appears to be higher than in other parts of the city, and Toledo's dropout rate overall is quite high. The purpose here is to investigate why that may be and to suggest appropriate interventions. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Overcoming Our Passivity and Addressing Bullying

    This 5 page paper encourages educators and parents alike to step up to the plate to eradicate bullying. The author discusses the factors that contribute to bullying and suggests educating people to be more proactive can help eliminate the problem. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Need for Mandatory Sex Ed

    A 3 page essay that argues that the State of Massachusetts should mandate comprehensive sex education in junior high, beginning at age 12. No bibliography is offered.

  • Adult Literacy and the New York City Public Library

    A 26 page paper that begins with a definition of literacy, the three types of literacy assessed and scoring processes. National and international literacy rates are then reported along with the negative effects of illiteracy. The paper then changes to report the history of the New York Public Library, which provides services in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Borough Public Library. The adult literacy programs offered by each of these library systems is reported, the types of services, the characteristics of the literacy programs and the number of locations for these programs. The paper ends with a report of the New York City Adult Literacy Initiative. Statistical data are included. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Adolescent Literacy Rates

    A 4 page paper. that reports statistical data from different sources regarding the literacy (reading and writing) skills of adolescents. The writer also comments on a report from Canada regarding literacy rates and identifies where the U.S. falls in terms of national literacy rates across the world. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • High School and Career Counseling

    This 8 page paper outlines the critical need for moral and ethical career counselors in the high school. It offers case studies, sample research cases and offers solutions and ways for the career development specialist to implement new technology and methods in their schools. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Tutorial on Personal Education Views

    This is a 6 page paper that offers personal views about different aspects of education. The topics discussed include: the roles of parents and the community in education, including citations related to the effects of parent involvement; administration's impact on teaching; and the impact of the student population, specifically, the need to meet the needs of a diverse population. Tutorial comments and recommendations throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Shootings in School

    An 8 page paper which examines and analyzes the cause of school shootings. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Autobiographical Account of 'Math Anxiety'

    A 5 page research paper that explores the topic of "math anxiety," a term which refers to the paralyzing fear experienced by many people that they will perform badly when faced with a timed aptitude test on any form of math. This examination of math anxiety offers an autobiographical account of this author's math experience, from the elementary to the college level, as well as the math experiences of a colleague. This is followed by a discussion as to whether or not math anxiety is gender related. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Anxiety In Children In The Classroom

    A 5 page paper. This essay on anxiety in children, reviews and comments on three journal articles that discuss the topic. The articles specifically deal with: strategies teachers can use to reduce anxiety; how anxiety and other factors affect student math performance; and treating and preventing test anxiety in the school. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Ethics and NCLB Act

    This 11 page paper considers ethical issues related to the NCLB Act. The essay begins with the major provisions of the Act and the funding levels for 2004. The ethical issues raised are: Chicago's refusal to stop their public tutoring program paid for with NCLB funds (they failed to meet the criteria to continue funding their own program). The ethical issue addressed is the law versus the child's needs. Another ethical issue discussed is the fact that every state is sitting on NCLB money they have not distributed to local districts and they have been holding these monies for over three years, in most cases. The essay ends concluding most educational leaders will not face the same ethical issue that exists in Chicago but they will face another issue. This is discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Educators Views on the 2001 NCLB Act

    This 50 page paper provides an overview of this issue. Educators are the population in the most difficult position when assessing the implications of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. Though administrators may find that NCLB defines specific trends and changes in curriculum design that may influence administrative processes, educators are the ones who must implement new curriculum design imposed by restructuring under NCLB; must use this curriculum as a basis for their instruction; and must integrate assessments based on both the curriculum and the increasing use of standardized testing to determine the outcomes of the NCLB. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • What Makes a Public School Public

    This 5 page paper begins with a very brief overview of the history of education in America. The essay discusses what makes a public school public and some of the many differences in the country. The proportion of federal, state, and local funding is reported. Accountability is also discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Racial Profiling: The Classroom as the Base of Societal Change

    This 3 page paper explores the issue of stereotypical images created on television and in film that lead to racism and racial profiling. The paper argues that the classroom and technology are the proper forum for changing this world view. Bibliography lists 3 student sources.

  • School Dress Issues and Public School Uniform Codes

    This 5 page paper discusses the social problem of school dress and asserts that public schools should enforce strict dress codes. This paper maintains that such a policy would be beneficial for numerous reasons, such as better attitude for students, better grades, etc. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Achievement and School Uniforms

    A Research Proposal: This 5 page paper presents a research proposal to determine if wearing school uniforms has any effect on elementary student academic achievement. The paper begins with an introduction that discusses the lack of empirical evidence regarding the effects of wearing uniforms. Very few studies have been conducted and the few that are published have conflicting data. The writer presents the hypothesis in this introduction. The next section is the proposed methodology for the study and finally, the data analysis strategies to be used. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Utilitarian Approach to School Uniforms

    (11 pp) The issue of school uniforms in public school remains a debated one. Those in favor of a uniform method of dressing for school feel it aids in discipline and student attitude. Those who are opposed to public school uniforms are basing their decisions on an emotional premise, which does not have much validity. This discussion is in favor of implementing public school uniforms (within our district.) Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Children and Science Education

    A 4 page paper consisting of personal reflection on personal attitudes toward science and how they developed, followed by an assessment of personal learning style and ideas of how science should be taught to children. As warning not to operate under preconceptions, the paper includes mention of Dr. Ben Carson, largely ignored by his white teachers in the 1950s and 1960s but who has been the director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins since 1984. The paper praises the Montessori philosophy of "following the child." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Style of Teaching and Gender Impact

    A 12 page paper. An individual's sex is a biological factor but gender is developed through culture and socialization. This paper addresses the question of whether or not gender affects a teacher's instructional approach in the classroom. Some studies have found specific gender-related differences in teaching style while other studies conclude there are no dramatic differences between the approaches used by men and women teachers. As one researcher said: teachers are teachers first and gendered persons second, although even this investigator did find some differences. Another study is reported that compared classroom approaches of experienced and inexperienced teachers; result are reported according to male and female teachers. 5 Tables included. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • The Importance of Cultural Skills in Reaching Multicultural Students

    A 10 page proposal for a research study to assess teacher ability to successfully interact with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and the relation that skill has with student performance in reading comprehension. The proposed study revolves around a ten question survey designed to assess teachers' cultural skill in Cuban-American language and other cultural elements as well as the teachers' educational approaches. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Suspension Alternative Program Grant Proposal

    A 16 page research paper that presents a hypothetical grant proposal to start an alternative program to out-of-school suspension in the Palm Beach County School District in Florida. The writer discusses why suspension and zero tolerance policies have not worked to correct disciplinary problems; reviews literature on alternative programs; and recommends the RALLY program designed by Noam, Warner and Dyken (2001). Budgetary considerations and evaluation processes are also discussed. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Teaching Reading

    A 9 page paper. For more than three decades, a battle has raged over the most effective approach to reading instruction. Is phonics or whole language better when teaching reading? This paper discusses the controversy from each of the perspectives, explaining each along with their respective advantages or benefits. The writer suggests a balanced approach may be the answer to end the controversy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Teaching Profession

    A 4 page paper that begins by providing a definition for the student's personal name. The second section addresses some issues regarding teaching: definition of teacher, personal comments of writer regarding motives, the first teacher, the degrees, etc. required, job outlook, and the advantages and disadvantages of the profession. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Teaching Profession from a Philosophical Position

    This 7 page first person essay provides an example of what a teacher might write concerning his or her own philosophical position on the profession. An essay provided by a student is referenced and used as the basis for the discussion. No bibliography.

  • Becoming Motivated to Enter the Teaching Profession

    A 4 page discussion of one student's motivations for becoming a teacher. The author outlines the events, observations, and experiences that persuaded this student to become a teacher. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Scholastic Achievement, Limited TV Viewing, and Structure

    This 3 page paper argues that too much television, and not enough structure, can lead to academic failure. Theories and studies are discussed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Early Childhood Education Programs and the Involvement of Fathers and Males

    This 7 page paper discusses and outlines the need for father/male relationships in early childhood education programs. Examples of successful programs offered. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Teen Alcohol Abuse Socioeconomic Policy Control and Proposition

    It has been shown that economic factors can have a decisive effect on the ability to purchase a product. The product under consideration is alcohol and its availability to adolescents. Although preventative programmes are in place, statistics indicate that success of deterrent programmes is questionable when used in isolation. Therefore, if a government regulatory agency were to make a decision about substantially curtailing the use of alcohol by adolescents to alleviate its long term effects, the agency could learn from economics theories surrounding supply and demand, particularly in relationship to binding price floors. But this would not work in isolation because of market factors. Therefore, the ultimate policy would incorporate educational methods as well. 5 works sited. jvAlcPrc.rtf

  • High Schools and Later Starting Times

    A 5 page research paper that examines why and how high schools in Minneapolis school districts have switches to later starting times. The writer discusses research supporting the idea that high school students need more sleep, as well as how the later starting time impacted the Minneapolis schools. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Women's Rights According to Edmund Burke and Mary Wollenstonecraft

    (6 pp.) This discussion will examine Mary Wollenstonecraft's idea of individual self development especially as it applies to women in her essay the Vindication of the Rights of Man and Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792), in relationship to political thought as it is expressed in Edmond Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1791).

  • Library Sources and the Research of a Controversial Issue

    A 5 page essay in which the writer provides thoughtful tips on library use. The writer essentially 'walks' the novice researcher through everything he or she would need to know in order to quickly find information on both sides of an issue. No additional sources cited.

  • Controversy Over Schools Being Open All Year

    6 pages in length. In the ongoing pursuit of lowered costs, higher academic retention and expanded space, many schools across the nation have adopted the concept of year-round schooling, a trend that has students attending classes every single month with small breaks dispersed throughout the year. The controversy surrounding this alternative to the conventional education format is decidedly strong, particularly from the instructor's point of view; however, there is just as much support for year-round schooling due to its non-conformist nature. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Latino Students of California and Changes in Population

    9 pages in length. As a result of the changing demography of Latino students within California's school system, it has become apparent that other changes have also taken place due to this shift in population that adversely affect the academic needs of the Chicano/Latino population at the elementary, secondary and post secondary segments of the educational pipeline. Humanity has been enduring an ongoing battle for centuries: the strained relations among the races. Despite efforts to put the past behind, signs remain at nearly every juncture that there still exists a strong sense of racial dissension. While many Caucasians do not see the problem being as severe as it is represented, Latinos angrily reply that the lighter skinned race has not had to endure such prejudice and, therefore, cannot begin to identify with the situation. Caucasian Americans do not interpret racism as a big problem, therefore, they do not see a need for government intervention. Similarly other United States minorities believe they often receive unfair treatment, as well, because of their race. However, assimilation into the California school system presents yet another obstacle for the growing Latino population. The writer discusses issues of academic interference, as well as addresses potential solutions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Characteristics of Learners Who Are At Risk

    Three sections comprise this 10 page paper which examines the at-risk population. Explored in the first two parts are the characteristics of at risk learners as well as potential manifestations. Key contributory factors are noted in the third section. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Can Anything Be Done About School Violence?

    A 12 page examination of violence in our schools and the anti-violence programs which are being implemented to deter it. Special emphasis is placed on one such program in Northwest Florida. Bibliography lists seven sources.

  • Children and the Impact of Divorce

    A 9 page discussion of the effects of divorce on children. Emphasizes that these impacts are numerous and diverse and include both short and long-term psychological, social, academic, and behavioral problems which vary according to a number of factors specific to the divorce. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Peer Mediation Industry Assessment

    13 pages in length. The writer compares and contrasts 7 journal articles that address the concept of peer mediation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Public School System in America and Horace Mann

    A 12 page research paper that examines the impact and influence of nineteenth century educator Horace Mann on the public school system and the formulation of this 'common school' philosophy. Mann's influence during the twelve years that he was secretary of the Massachusetts School Board effected lasting change not only in the public school system of Massachusetts, but also in the way that public schooling was perceived throughout the country. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Causes and Solutions Regarding Teen Pregnancy

    A 4 page discussion of the causative factors surrounding teen pregnancy. Examined the role of the parent and of society as a whole in shaping the teen’s perception of the rights and wrongs of premarital sex. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Discipline and Middle School

    In 5 pages, the author discusses different techniques that may be used for the problem of middle school discipline. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Parent's Rights and Home Schooling

    This 10-page-paper presents an in-depth look at the home schooling movement in America. it opens with a discussion about the history of home schooling and the reasons parents choose to do it. Throughout the paper the legal and moral aspects of home schooling are examined and the conclusion outlines the ideal educational setting for children. Bibliography lists eight sources.

  • Children and Abuse

    (5 pp) Every child is vulnerable to sexual abuse, and many are vulnerable to neglect or physical abuse. Today's parents must face the possibility that someone may hurt or take advantage of their child. Research indicates that as many as one out of every four children will be the victim of sexual abuse. Very young children as well as older teenagers are victimized. Almost all of these children will be abused by someone they know and trust: a relative, family friend or caretaker. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Adult Children of Alcoholics

    (5pp)Janet Geringer Woititz's (1990) Adult Children of Alcoholics synthesizes the signs that may enable any substance abuse counselor to recognize a client who is an ACoA, as many individuals, unfortunately, particularly students caught up in the roles or behaviors, are not forthcoming with this information, and a counselor unfamiliar with characteristics of ACoAs may misdiagnosis what is going on with his/her client if s/he is not aware that the client comes from this type of background. Bibliography lists one source.

  • Common Ground, A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony Lukas

    (5pp) Common Ground: covering a great deal more than its subtitle suggests, is a huge non-fiction study of Boston in the 1970's, when it was under the pressure of court-ordered busing to achieve school desegregation. The three families J. Anthony Lukas focuses on include only a handful of the hundreds of people in a multilayered account of the moral fabric of a city and the vastly different social universes of its neighborhoods. Eventually the turmoil surrounding the desegregation efforts is seen in the context of history, not just national history, or that of Boston, but the history of the little villages cities are made up of, and in many cases even the histories of individuals.

  • Continuing Evolution of U.S. Desegregation

    ( 5 pp) The federal mandate of racially integrated schools began over forty years ago. Some schools, particularly in the South, were able to ward off compliance, for decades. Unfortunately, the desegregation of schools has been predicated on a case-by-case base and racially identifiable school systems continue to exist today. But recently, after the magnet and mid-point school plans, a new wrinkle in the form of choice and charter schools has surfaced. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

 

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