Research Papers on Education Politics

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  • CASE STUDY - HYPOTHETICAL U

    This 5-page paper constructs the formation of a Hypothetical University, from its governing board, to its leader. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Developmental Supervision Case Studies

    A 6 page research paper/essay that summarizes and analyzes three case studies that deal with examples of supervisory style in education. Each case study discusses how a supervisor handled the problems of a particular teacher. Supervisory styles examined include collaborative, directive informational, an directive control. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • Four Frame Analysis of Bolman and Deal

    Case Study : A 15 page paper that begins with an introduction to the four frame model of organizations and leadership as proposed by Bolman and Deal and the justification for the model. Basically, the authors say that everyone sees the world and any situation through their own frame or perspective and it is important to recognize and understand other frames. The four frames found in organizations are comprehensively described and explained. The type of leader and leadership process that would be found under each frame is also explained and discussed. The second half of the paper is a case study: a scenario is provided and the situation is then analyzed according to each frame. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • High School Compliance and Title IX

    10 pages in length. Title IX was originally implemented as a means by which to address myriad issues that stemmed from a significant sense of equality and equity within the school system. From grade school through college, Title IX policies have sought to right the wrongs of such issues as gender discrimination, sexual harassment and several other pertinent concerns that ultimately impact the overall educational environment, with a great deal of focus placed upon high schools. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Rights and Conduct of Students

    A 5 page paper which discusses some legal concerns of students in relationship to conduct and personal rights. In discussing these issues, the paper addresses the actions that can be taken by the leaders or teachers involved, and the level of involvement that the leaders and teachers can expect from the issues. The focus of the conduct and rights addresses four individual issues. Those issues are right to privacy as it relates to searching lockers and personal belongings, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and sexual harassment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Banned Books In California: K-12

    5 pages in length. Contemporaries and classics alike, such titles as Grapes of Wrath (unflattering to the state), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (use of the word 'nigger'), Catcher in the Rye (perceived inappropriateness of violence, sexual content, occultism and vulgarity), The Chocolate War, The Color Purple (issues pertaining to race relations, God, human sexuality and African history), Cujo (sexual content and profanity), It's Okay if You Don't Love Me (allegedly depicts sex as the primary objective for people) and Silas Marner (American Library Association, 2007) illustrate how the value of broad-scoped literary exposure and inherent constitutional rights in California's K-12 are disregarded by short-sighted censors. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Public Schools and Sex Education

    A 5 page discussion of the necessity of sex education in the school system. Contends that due to the complexity of modern society, sexual promiscuity is a fact of life for many children and must be addressed. Concludes that since the traditional mechanisms are not longer in place to educate our children regarding the intricacies of sex this role falls to the school system. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • 2 Education Law Cases Analyzed

    This 10 page paper provides two legal briefs (Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley; Felter v. Cape Girardeau School District). The cases are compared and contrasted. No bibliography.

  • Teaching Jr. and Sr. High School History Problems and Perspectives

    A 7 page paper which examines some of the problems and perspectives of teaching history in Junior highs and High schools. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • History and Trade School Problems

    8 pages. This is a literature review regarding the issue of trade schools vs. schools of higher education. For the most part there is an ongoing argument that trade schools are not as socially responsible nor as distinguished as schools of higher education. This paper shows why that statement is in most cases a false one; trade schools can be and in many cases are advantageous over schools of higher education. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • G.B. Nash, C. Crabtree, and R.E. Dunn's History on Trial Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past

    This is a 6 page paper discussing the book “History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past” (1997). The publication of “History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past” which describes the heated controversy surrounding the formation of the National History Standards in the mid-1990s, has in itself several controversial issues which makes it a useful tool in discussion forums in the social sciences. The authors of the text, Gary B. Nash, Charlotte Crabtree and Ross E. Dunn were involved in the selection of the committee working on the standards and have provided a background look at the events which took place during the development of the standards. Different issues discussed were the fact that while several historians approved of the constant updating and reinterpretation of historical events in the past and the inclusion of addition of multicultural issues while others believe that history as it has traditionally been taught should not be altered to any extent. The authors provide criticism of their own critics but their close proximity to the situation also provides additional limitations to the work which is provided to the reader as highly subjective in its context. Overall however, it is in a sense a historical document in its own right which like any other event from history is open for discussion or controversy and widely resembles many of the points outlined by the authors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Reading Education History

    A 6 page paper. One writer developed a historical framework that illustrated four ages of reading pedagogy. These are used as the basis for the historical account of reading education. The writer also includes major theorists in the discussion, such as Noah Webster, John Dewey and Norm Chomsky. A history of reading education would not be complete without mentioning the decades old debate of phonics versus whole language. Finally, the essay considers the major trend in literacy and reading programs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Professional Education Organizations

    A 15 page discussion of the importance of teachers' groups. The author emphasizes that these groups can be very diverse yet can play a tremendously important role in the shaping of policy and even law relating to education. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • A Special Education Integrative Literature Summary

    This 5 page paper discusses a variety of special education topics from the perspective of a special edcuation director. This paper highlights the importance of a person in this position in regards to the information provided in these articles, and asserts that the director necessarily must be informed on these issues. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Early Intervention Programs and Student Achievement: A Review of Literature

    This 4 page paper examines early intervention programs. Several articles and books, in addition to online information, is reviewed. Politics are noted as well. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Need for CTE Education

    An 8 page research paper that examines literature pertaining to career and technical education (CTE) and to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. Three research questions are explored via a literature review and the writer concludes that the NCLB Act is not achieving its agenda and viable options for students, such as CTE, are being dropped as a consequence of pressure from high-stakes testing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Status of American Education

    A 3 page research paper that offers a discussion of educational literature. Since 1983 and the publication of “A Nation at Risk,” which gave a devastatingly negative report on the status of American education, the federal government has been attempting to reform the public school system with such programs as the Goals 2000, and then with the institution of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act. This examination of literature looks at a variety of scholarly articles in order to ascertain the current status of American education, its successes and failures. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Leadership According to Principals and Faculty

    A 4 page research paper that examines several articles and studies from current literature regarding how teachers and principals view the topic of school leadership. The writer particularly emphasizes the benefits that this literature suggests can come from educational programs for teachers regarding this subject. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Stakeholders and School Leadership

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the topic of school leadership and what research tells stakeholders about this topic. Leadership research and literature pertaining to school environments shows that educational leadership is a factor that is significant to the role of all stakeholders, not simply that of formal administrators, such as principals (Wallin, 2003). Successful school leaders require a complex blend of "knowledge, skill, theory, disposition and values" in order to achieve and sustain students learning goals (Halverson, 2004, p. 90). Literature on this topic shows that administrators, teachers, parents and even students must all contribute to the leadership equation for a school to enjoy success (Wallin, 2003). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • No Child Left Behind and Standardized Testing

    A 10 page research paper that examines the topic of high-stakes, standardized testing, which was implemented by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The writer looks the effect of such testing on teaching practices and the teaching profession in general. This literature review reveals that educators have found the effect of this testing to be highly detrimental to the goals of good teaching practice. Bibliography lists 7 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.

  • President George W. Bush's 'No Child Left Behind' Act and Its Implementation

    5 pages in length. Contemporary society has a significant challenge on its hands: to provide students with a strong enough education to meet the ever-growing standards imposed by society. As a means by which to address this tremendous need, President Bush instituted the No Child Left Behind Act, which calls for the implementation of solutions to what he deems as the ten most important concerns within the nation's school system: Achieving Excellence Through High Standards and Accountability; Improving Literacy by Putting Reading First; Improving Teacher Quality; Improving Math and Science Instruction; Moving Limited English Proficient Students to English Fluency; Promoting Parental Options and Innovative Programs; Encouraging Safe Schools for the 21st Century; Enhancing Education Through Technology; Providing Impact Aid; and Encouraging Freedom and Accountability. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Post September 11 Elementary Schools in New Jersey

    This 3 page paper argues that elementary school children should not have been prohibited from speaking their minds after the tragic event. Glen Rock public schools in New Jersey are mentioned but the topic is addressed in a very general manner. No bibliography.

  • The Individual and Societal Value of the Arts and Music

    Using the life of Billy Holliday, in particular, this paper describes art instruction as a much-needed inclusion in the schools. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Bolman and Deal's Theories as they relate to School Systems

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the primary management practices within the school system in the context of Bolman and Deal’s four organizational frames. Bolman and Deal’s text “Reframing Organizations” (2003) deals with the concepts of frames within the workplace which employs the “usable knowledge” available from a management perspective and also addresses the failures within organizations “due to lack of imagination”. Organizations are broken into the four conceptual “frames” of structural, human resources, political and symbolic which account for the various aspects of planning, staffing, organizing, directing and controlling within any organization. The management functions within school systems can also work within these frames as they include all of the same vital components which must be managed and maintained as within corporations. A study published by Souchet (2001) is used to show the management practices within the school system in regards to the role of a principal within a small urban setting in the Mid-Western United States. The school principal within the school setting is “also known as the middle manager and the site administrator” in organizational terms and is considered as the major managerial influence within the school as he or she must determine “whether the education is effective or ineffective, whether morale is high or low, whether the school climate is positive or negative; whether personnel are satisfied or dissatisfied; whether students achieve or don’t achieve; whether parents and the public are cooperative or uncooperative; and whether there is effective or ineffective management and leadership”. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 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.

  • Elementary School Math Teaching and Textbooks

    A 3 page discussion of the problems that regional diversity and expectations have caused in regard to textbook production. The author contends that because textbook producers are struggling to produce a book that will attract the greatest buying audience, they attempt to incorporate all of the varying criteria that our diverse school system presents. The result is too often a book that is not only bulky but that has room to explore only a few topics in the depth that is needed to properly instill mathematical concepts in the elementary classroom. Bibliography lists 1 source.

 

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