Research Papers on Higher Education

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Distance Education Research

    A 6 page paper discussing two distance education research efforts and assessing their value for contributing to the advancement of online education. One author decries the lack of quantitative methods used in education research, another focuses on the lack of framework-defining theory in much of today’s current research into distance education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Introduction of Sororities and Fraternities at NYIT Bahrain

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of a proposal for the introduction of sororities and fraternities at NYIT's Bahrain campus. This paper relates the benefits of this kind of change. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Proposal on Distance Learning and 'Desocialization'

    A 25 page research paper. While distance education itself is not new, Internet-based courses are a relatively new phenomenon. The question this proposal asks is: Is there a difference in student achievement between those taking Online courses and those attending the traditional classroom course? The paper is a research proposal that includes: a general introduction to the topic of distance education/learning and to Internet-based education, in particular. The purpose of the study, hypotheses and methodology are included. The literature review reports both anecdotal comments and results of previous research studies, both qualitative and quantitative. One concern with this medium has been students feeling isolated with a lack of socialization with other students. As the literature illustrates, there are many tools and strategies that can be used to minimize any negative effect of distance. Statistical data are reported. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Methods of Qualitative Research

    This 4 page paper outlines the use of qualitative research methods, including content analysis. Content analysis is one form of qualitative research that has been used in creating comparative views of different views presented in the current literature or in the mass media. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Research Proposal on University Student Absenteeism

    This 14 page paper is a full proposal for a study of why university students are absent form lectures. The paper begins with an outline and justification, undertakes a literature review and then outlines a proposal for undertaking the study including the collection and analysis of data. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • University Student Performance and Class Size Research Study Proposal

    This 21 page paper is an in-depth research proposal for examining the impact of class size on university student performance. The proposal is put together using Veal’s (1996) format that includes background, methods, data requirements and data collection techniques, time table, budget and outline of final report. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • PowerPoint Presentation on Stress and Educational Attainment

    This 6 page paper is a 7 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes to present a methodology and report notional results for research to assess any potential correlation between educational level of the individual and the stress levels that they suffer. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Action Plan for Research Design and Method

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of a research design and method. Grounded theory is supported as a method for analyzing sustainability in community colleges. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Australian Universities and Ethnic Minorities

    A 6 page research paper that offers a proposed research study to investigate the question of why there is a lack of ethnic minority students in Australian universities. The writer summarizes relevant research, proposes an outline for the study and offer an annotated bibliography. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Harvard Case Study Analyses (Beacon College, Brooklyn College, Conrad Stetson University and Mercer University)

    This 16 page paper evaluates these four case studies. The paper is divided equally, which is four pages each. Bibliography lists four sources.

  • Creating a Survey Questionnaire

    A 10 page paper using 46 student-supplied questions to devise a questionnaire that ultimately will be used for a case study research investigation of a higher education class that includes a distance component. The questionnaire devised here will not be able to provide all of the input required in case study research, but it can define a framework within which the researcher can assess his observations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Legal Or Ethical Issue Pertaining To The Role Of Faculty Member In Higher Education

    7 pages in length. Sexual harassment on college campuses falls within the boundaries of both legal and ethical considerations, inasmuch as there are laws prohibiting any interaction of an intimate nature between faculty member and student, as well as the unwritten codes of behavior that should be inherent to every civilized instructor. The extent to which teacher/student sexual harassment negatively impacts the student's ability to achieve academic objectives due to the inherent anxiety of the situation is both grand and far-reaching; that faculty members utilize sex as a way to manipulate students speaks to an act of unethical and illegal behavior beyond the limits of any reasonable person. Bibliography lists 6 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.

  • Ohio's Oberlin College and Its History

    This 5 page paper examines the long history of Oberlin College in Ohio. Early founders to the modern trend examined as well as Oberlin's contribution to the early educational efforts in the US. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The History of Turkish Higher Education

    A 6 page overview of the many changes that have occurred in Turkish tertiary education. This paper traces these changes from the mid twentieth century to the present and explains the various factors that have contributed to the move from centralization to decentralization and back again. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Computer-Based Instruction/Effect on Reading Achievement

    A 33 page research paper that offers a review of literature addressing this topic. The following study surveys a broad-selection of scholarly literature pertaining to the effect that CBI has on increasing reading achievement. Using Internet resources and database, the researcher located articles describing empirical research studies with CBI and also articles summarizing and discussing CBI in regards to reading. These articles are summarized in an extensive literature review and then summarized and analyzed as to content and the resulting implications. Results from this investigation were mixed, but, on the whole, they support the contention that CBI does increase student reading achievement. However, the researcher also discusses literature that disagrees with this assessment and what this suggests as to future ramifications. Paper includes 1 page abstract and a 2 page table of contents. Bibliography lists 30 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.

  • The Under Representation Ethnic Minority Students in College Attendance Figures

    This 14 page paper considers two hypotheses; Members of ethnic minorities are less likely to attend colleges for post compulsory education and counties with higher than average ethnic minority populations are more likely a lower proportional number of college degrees than countries where there is an average or lower than average ethnic population. The paper starts by explaining the hypotheses, then conducts a short literature review, presents an annotated bibliography and then conducts two statistical tests, one for each hypothesis, to test if they are correct. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Game of Life by Shulman and Bowen

    A 10 page paper that offers an overview of some of the most significant points made by these authors in their text The Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values. The writer/tutor's main focus, however, is on advising the student researching this topic on how the information in the book can be applied within the context of the student's career plans. No other sources cited.

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Online Education

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

  • Comparing Various Programs of Project Management

    A 12 page paper. Project management is an important field in both the public and private sectors. This importance is evidenced by the fact that there are so many college/university programs specifically for project management. With an emphasis on the United Kingdom, more than 8 programs for masters degrees or certificates in project management are described. These include three in the U.S. and the rest either Online or in the UK. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Empowerment, Management, and Leadership

    A 5 page paper that begins with a discussion of the differences between leadership and management. This discussion includes a comparative list of some of the different actions characteristic of each. The paper then comments that a change of organizational culture to one of empowerment may be met with resistance, which, in turn, may be the result of fear and the three steps to take when dealing with this kind of resistance. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • College Classroom Management

    A 5 page paper that focuses on classroom management in college classrooms. Contrary to what many college instructors, especially new instructors, believe, a classroom discipline or management plan must be developed. This essay offers ideas and suggestions for developing such a plan. Glasser's work is cited in terms of choice theory, drive theory and classroom meetings. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Questions and Prompts Mathematical Thinking

    This 3 page paper looks at the value and use of prompts and questions in the teaching of mathematics in post compulsory education. The paper considers why questions and prompts can be important in developing mathematical thinking and considers the ideas of theorists including Zygfryd Dyrszlag. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Sports Betting: Tie-In To The Lottery For Boosting States' Educational Coffers

    6 pages in length. Gambling has long subsidized revenues from states where it is either legal or conducted via the black market. While sports betting has remained largely off the legal scope in most states across the country, it stands to reflect one of the most potentially lucrative options for funding collegiate scholarships when associated with a given state's lottery system. Oregon, one state in which this coupling rendered 2.5 million dollars for athletic scholarships for in-state students, has set the precedent for mixing gambling with academia and coming up with a winning hand. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • American College and University Campuses and the Practice of Illegal Gambling on Sports

    A 5-page paper that examines the causes and concerns of widespread illegal sports gambling practices among America's college and university students. Discussed is the nature of this problem and the steps that are being considered to resolve it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Beer and Circus How Big Time College Sports is Crippling Undergraduate Education by Murray Sperber

    6 pages in length. Murray Sperber's gutsy portrayal of academia gone awry gives readers a significantly better perspective of just how influential big money has become in determining the level of education being taught at contemporary colleges. The extent to which sports and all its generated income has long been a big part of collegiate life is both grand and far-reaching; that the pursuit of athletics and the lure of party life has overtaken a solid academic focus, however, is what Sperber vocalizes as being inexcusable and wholly responsible for the downfall of society's undergraduate scholastic future. No additional sources cited.

  • Beer and Circus by Murray Sperber

    A 10 page essay/book review that discusses the basic premise of Murray Sperber's book Beer and Circus, How Big-Time College Sports is Crippling Undergraduate Education. The writer/tutor also offers the student research this topic suggestions for how to apply Sperber's book to a planned career in college sports. No additional sources are cited.

  • Nurse Mentoring Issues

    This 10 page paper is written in two parts. The first part considers how mentors can understand and communicate more efficiently with the charges by understanding their level of development and the type of communication they need. The second part of the paper examines the way learning can be facilitated by looking at different learning styles and how the learning process may be managed to ensure all learners benefit. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • World History, Religions, Psychology

    This 5 page paper responds to three disparate issues. The first discusses some of the issues that should be included in a new World Civilizations textbook, the second reports the origins of five major world religions and the last, comments on whether psychology is the only way to truly understand ourselves. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Nursing Career Development

    A 10 page overview of the steps which are necessary to develop a nursing career. This paper proceeds from the basic requirement of obtaining nursing certification to the more advanced requirements of higher degrees and specialized training. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Community College and Psychology Teaching

    A 3 page essay supporting the choice to teach psychology at the community college level. The psychology instructor at a university enjoys full access to subscription-based literature databases as well as employer-paid conference attendance opportunities. Psychologists in private practice gain the satisfaction of being involved in improving the lives of individuals, and some achieve significant financial rewards. The community college can expect none of these financial supports or rewards. The rewards possible are significant and can be immense, however. As is the case when comparing community college education with university education, the end result is only different, certainly not inferior. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Using Learning Contracts Within Patient Education

    A 12 page paper presenting the beginning point from which a nursing learning contract can be negotiated. The paper discusses attributes of adult learners, which includes the nurse involved in contract learning as well as the patients benefiting from the end result, which is to be a booklet that a general practice can use in educating patients in the proper use of medication. The proposed learning contract lists 5 learning objectives, and 5 possible approaches to meeting those objectives. It discusses evidence of mastery, evaluation approaches, and provides a time line for completing individual assignments. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Significance of Information Literacy

    A 5 page research paper that focuses on the importance of teaching information literacy to today's students. The paper emphasizes the significance of this subject to professionalism, and uses nursing as an example. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • What Is A Scholar Practitioner?

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses how scholar-practitioner applies to the student's current courses in attaining a psychology degree. Bibliography lists 2 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.

  • Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory

    A 6 page paper. The writer identifies the two experiential learning orientations/perspectives, then, outlines, reports and discusses the four stages in Kolb's model, which have also been referred to as the Learning Cycle along with other titles. The four learning styles based on the Learning Cycle are discussed. The essay then comments on the relationship of Kolb's model to the adult student's specific situation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Adult Undergraduate Learning

    A 35 page research paper that explores the nature of adult learning undergraduate learning. By “adult” the writer means those students who are over age 25. The writer explores the idea that these students’ learning processes are different from those of traditional students due to their greater maturity and life experiences. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Personal Learning Experience

    A 6 page paper that discusses the writer's personal learning experiences with an anatomy and physiology course. The essay comments on the learner's attitudes towards taking the class, the type of learning experience it was, whether classical conditioning was involved, the obstacles for the student, and what could have made it a more positive experience. Theorists commented on include Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura and Gardner. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Achievement in Web-Based Courses

    A 6 page research paper that offers a critique of a study on web-based learning. Bell (2007) conducted a study that investigated the effects of self-regulated learning (SRL) and epistemological beliefs (EB) on the achievement of individual learners involved in courses that included web-based learning environments. The researcher points out that while online learning has been praised as creating greater access to higher education, it is questionable as to whether or not all students in their late adolescence/early adult years can benefit from this experience, as the online learning environment requires a high degree of self-regulation, as well as “higher levels of intellectual development” (Bell, 2007, p. 523). This critique of this study focuses on the methodology that was employed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Learning Theories - Emphasis On Adult Learning Theories

    A 30 page paper. Part 1 of the paper discusses the learning/development theories of Thorndike Bandura, Rogers, Maslow and Kohlberg. The major points of each theory are presented and discussed, including the contribution of that theory to the field of education. The five theories are also compared and contrasted. The second part of the paper discusses adult learning, specifically, again, relating comments to the five theorists identified. 1 Table is included that shows the differences in focus of each theory. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Distance Learning is Ideal for Stay at Home Mothers

    This 3 page paper examines distance learning and how it has made it easier for stay at home mothers to earn their degrees. Online learning is discussed. Its applicability for this population is the focus of attention. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Multicultural Learning Community Development

    This 10 page paper outlines Boyer's six principles of a learning community. The writer discusses the variables or elements that must be present in an educational institution for these six principles to exist. Two examples of variables that promote the principles of a learning community are commitment and collaboration. The last part of the paper is a plan for developing one of the principles in a school. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Learning Styles And The Mature Learner

    A 6 page paper that begins by defining the mature learner in higher education degree course. The paper discuses the advantages and challenges for this student and reports and discusses Kolb's Learning Cycle and Honey and Mumford's learning styles. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Three Stages in the Development of a Distance Learning Program

    This 9 page paper looks at a university aiming to implement an elearning program using the internet. The paper presents three milestones including the development of strategy and initial framework for the web pages, the needs assessment and the development of a platform to facilitate access to the sources on a mobile device. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Adult Development and Learning Models

    This 8 page paper discusses factors and strategies that provide a realistic approach to adult learning. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Personality Profiles and Learning Styles

    This 8 page paper discusses learning styles and gives the results of several evaluations designed to determine the best method for one person to learn. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Utilizing a Learning Contract Within an Academic Setting

    This 12 page paper considers how a learning contract may be developed. This examines the proposed project background, how the project links in with academic studies, the personal learning objectives and how these can be defined and measures, with three different targets given. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Project Presentation on a Distance Learning Program

    A 3 page paper that presents an outline for a presentation to an investment agency for initiating a distance learning program. The essay begins with general comments about preparation and how the speaker should present him/herself. An outline of the presentation follows with the number of minutes scheduled for each segment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Distance Learning Program Initiation

    This 5 page comments on some of the issues that need to be addressed when setting up a new distance education program. issues include technology, faculty training, the extra time needed, synchronous and asynchronous technology, and quality issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Harvard Case Study Analyses (Beacon College, Brooklyn College, Conrad Stetson University and Mercer University)

    This 16 page paper evaluates these four case studies. The paper is divided equally, which is four pages each. Bibliography lists four sources.

  • Three Events in the History of Higher Education

    A 4 page research paper that discusses the history of higher education in relation to three events. This examination will briefly examine these three events and discuss how they influenced higher education's development. In general, the progression that these three events dramatize a gradual evolution toward offering higher education to an increasing diverse, more numerous segment of the population of a particular era. These three events are the origin of universities in the medieval period; the opening of higher education to women and the implementation of the G.I. Bill after World War II. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Effects of Academic Dishonesty on Higher Education

    In eight pages this paper examines the academic dishonesty in an overview that includes causes, effects, impact on higher education, direct correlation with workplace behaviors, and makes recommendations as to how higher education can tackle this growing problem. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Accreditation & Regulatory Education Agencies

    A 7 page research paper which contrasts and compares an accreditation agency and a regulatory agency in regards to higher education, pointing out the similarities and differences between these two types of organization and how each contributes toward facilitating the goals of higher education. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Ramifications of Cheating on College Exams

    This 5 page paper argues that if the cheating forges a path of numerous infidelities, then its consequences can be life changing. The focus of this paper examines cheating on college tests. No bibliography.

  • Accreditation Need and Distance Education

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of distance education, the increasing enrollment in Online higher education programs, research comparing Online versus traditional classroom student achievement and the need for accreditation. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Research Proposal on University Student Absenteeism

    This 14 page paper is a full proposal for a study of why university students are absent form lectures. The paper begins with an outline and justification, undertakes a literature review and then outlines a proposal for undertaking the study including the collection and analysis of data. The bibliography cites 8 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

  • Cheating Is No Way to Learn

    This 4 page paper is a classification essay on the consequences of a college student cheating.

  • SUPPORTING INTEGRITY AND DISCOURAGING CHEATING IN HIGHER ACADEMICS

    This 5-page paper examines the necessity for academic honesty and the reason for presenting and writing original work. Also discussed are why students cheat. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Academic Honesty

    A 3 page paper which examines and discusses the importance of academic honesty. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Impact of Adult ADD/ADHD on Education

    A 20 page research paper that provides a literature review on the topic of adult ADD, with particular focus on how ADD affects the processes involved in adult education and degree completion. Topics include diagnosis, treatment, medication, and learning, as well as the impact of ADD on adult education and degree completion. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Self-Realization And The Liberal Arts: Assessing The Link

    6 pages in length. Building upon the intrinsic connection that exists between self and culture is the fundamental element of a liberal arts education. The extent to which liberal arts serves as a conduit between the individual and the surrounding world is both grand and far-reaching; that this direction of study empowers one with the capacity to experience a greater level of self-knowledge and self-realization speaks to the holistic value of a liberal arts education. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Alcohol Advertisements and College Student Binge Drinking

    14 pages in length. Examining binge drinking in college students and how alcohol advertisements in the ten most popular men's and women's magazines might influence that behavior in the average college student between the ages of 17 and 23, one must consider the psychological aspects of the advertising industry. The writer further discusses the aspects of binge drinking on today's college campuses. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Recreational Activity of Gambling

    This 7 page paper examines the differences between "problem" gamblers and those who gamble for recreation among the college-age population. Bibliography lists 6 sources

  • The Practice and Philosophy of Adult Education

    In this 5 page paper, the writer describes their own personal philosophy of adult education, which is a combination of three of the five primary philosophical orientations in the field. Each of the three are described. The writer then goes on to discuss Knowles' comments on andragogy as compared to pedagogy. Finally, a mission statement for the adult educator is provided with a conclusion that describes an overriding principle of adult education. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Changes in Higher Education Due to the Internet

    This 7 page paper discusses the changes that online education has had on higher learning. It considers the rise of the Internet education; the way in which this type of education has moved away from the liberal arts tradition; and the impact on tenure caused by distance education. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sarasota, Florida and Careers in Chiropractics and Radiology

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of job information and educational opportunities in the career areas of radiology and chiropractic services. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Teaching Students of Different Subjects; Differences in Approach

    This 7 page paper looks at the differences and the similarities that may exist when comparing the way accounting students and marketing students are taught. The paper also looks at some of the tools which may be used for effective teaching. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Expectations of a College Education

    A 3 page College Admissions Essay discussing what a student expects to receive from their college experience. Written from the perspective of one student, this paper outlines the major purposes of a college education. These purposes include the instillation of skills and knowledge, the transition from youth to adulthood, the enhancement of communication skills, and the provision of contacts that will be of value in the future. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • School Year Student Time Saving Resources

    This 3 page paper outlines the resources that will help a student save time during the school year. This paper offers advice to college students returning to school.

  • Zinsser's College Pressures

    This 3-page paper, based on Williams Zinsser's essay "College Pressures," compares the college students of today (ala 1979) with those of earlier years.

  • College Students and Spirituality

    This 17 page paper actually responds to the question: What are the outcomes when college students are able to fulfill their spiritual needs? The essay begins with an introduction to spiritual development in adults. One author believes spirituality is part of human nature. Studies have shown that despite the media reporting on binge drinking, a large proportion of our college students are very spiritual and they believe it is important to integrate spirituality and/or religion into their lives. Many are turning to the traditional morals and practices their parents avoided. A study from UCLA is discussed because it provides the most amount of data relative to spirituality on our college campuses. The differences between students who are highly spiritual and those who are not are discussed. Data are included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Ethics of College Funding

    A 14 page paper with several subheadings. The paper discusses how these colleges are funded, the cuts they have experienced in recent years, increasing tuition and fees, other sources of funding, and ethical issues that could arise with each situation. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Higher Education in California

    A 5 page paper. The California Master Plan for Higher Education, passed in 1960, outlined the population pool for each higher education system in California, the University of California, the California State University and the Community College system. The Cal Grant program was also put into place to help low-income students pay for their education. This essay explains the criteria for admission, discusses the effects of Proposition 209 and increasing tuition fees. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Free Resources For Teachers

    A 5 page paper. The first part of this paper presents several Web sites that offer free resources, materials and/or lesson plans for teachers. The writer describes each site with its hyperlinks and provides an example of the type of free information/materials. The last page is a lesson plan intended to teach college students how to use the Web to discover free resources for teachers. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Behaviorism/Teaching College Students

    A 5 page research paper/essay that addresses use of behaviorism in the college classroom. As Russell (2002) points out, educators search for the environment and teaching approach that is “ideal,” that is, which aids students in learning efficiently and effectively. One of the principal approaches to creating the “ideal” learning environment, which dominated much of the teaching that occurred in the twentieth century, is the behaviorist approach. This examination of behaviorism, first of all, defines this model of instruction, but then considers whether or not behaviorism is appropriate to today’s college classroom. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • School Bullying/The Effect on Bullies and Victims

    This 20 page research paper consists of a 15 page report and a 5 page annotated bibliography. The paper offers an examination of literature that explores what is known about the effects and repercussions of bullying, both in regards to victims, but also in regard to what the bully experiences in terms of mental health outcomes. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Co-Ed College Adaptation

    5 pages in length. Adjusting to change is an integral part of what it means to be human; the extent to which man's world is filled with constant modification of one sort or another is both grand and far-reaching. That life is one progressive transformation from one aspect to another speaks to the need for people to learn to adapt to these changes; while many are small and subtle in nature, others – like adapting to a co-ed college from an all-girls or all-boys school – can represent one of the most challenging of all life changes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Internet and the Impacts on Post-Secondary Education

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of research on the impacts of the Internet on changes at colleges and universities. This paper reflects the process of change, as well as the views of different populations about the impacts of changes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Chemical Toxic Threat of Mercury

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin and for this reason, it has been targeted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a primary toxic exposure threat. Mercury is transferred through multiple means including ingestion, airborne, and osmosis through the skin. Mercury toxins are released into the air naturally, as well as through car and other exhaust. Mercury is a component of computer chip manufacturing and for the IUB, it is served in the cafeterias and restaurants around campus via fish. The National Research Council cites prenatal exposure effects ranging from mental retardation and cerebral palsy to deafness and blindness.... 9 references. jvToxThr.rtf

  • Plagiarism in Colleges

    An 8 page paper. Following an introduction to the topic of plagiarism, the paper reports data on the frequency of this act with examples that include the attitude and responses of students. The paper discusses some of the plagiarism detection programs available for higher education instructors and comments on them. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Completing a Course of Study: The Impacts on Personal and Professional Development

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the steps that it took for one student to complete a course of study. This paper relates these steps to personal and professional growth. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Should American College Students Wear Uniforms?

    This 3 page paper discusses some of the pros and cons of wearing school uniforms, and argues that they are not appropriate at the college level. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Quebec's Adult Education Provision

    A twelve page paper which looks at the development of adult educational provision in Canada with specific reference to Quebec; the dual system of school board and community education; the way in which the workfare and learnfare programmes have affected the training and employment figures in Quebec and the benefits which have been gained from the liaison between educational practitioners in Quebec and those from other countries in Europe and the Americas. Bibliography lists 11 sources

  • Research Methods; Why Does the United States Have Fewer Students Taking Advanced Examinations Compared England and Wales, France and Germany

    This 10 page paper is the third chapter for a project looking at the different performance of students in the US compared to others countries in terms of the level of advanced examination that are taken. This paper is the research methodology paper, recapping on the purpose of the study and this aims and then outlining the research models, approached and methodology that will be utilised as well as the required resources and the brief findings of the pilot study. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • How Money Woes Inflate Grades

    A 3 page paper reviewing a 2001 article by Richard Barndt linking grade inflation with public higher learning institutions' pursuit of public funds. The points that the author addresses he covers well, but he fails to provide a full view of schools' funding sources. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Gender Inequality and the Effects of Title IX

    This 3 page paper discusses the impact Title XI has had on gender inequality in classrooms. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Student Debt: Whose Fault is it?

    This 6 page paper blames public institutions for the dilemma. Credit card debt is discussed but student loans are the focus of attention. This paper also argues that college is desirable, even if it causes one to go into debt. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Issues in Staff Development

    A 4 page research paper that consists of 3 small papers on staff development issues, which are the effectiveness of the inquiry model of staff development (1 page); discrepancies between principal's stated beliefs about novice teachers and their own behavior (1 page) and discussion of four propositions on the principal's role toward novice teachers (2 pages). Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Value of Social Networking Tools in a Teaching Environment with Specific Consideration of Business Students

    The use of internet and interactive tools has increased over the last decade. This 7 page paper looks at the way that social networking tools, such as wiki and blogs may be of benefit to business student, aiding learning in an academic environment. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Examination of Automated Attendance Systems

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the problems related to establishing attendance tracking technologies in a college setting, provides a list of possible equipment necessary and considers student reaction to this process.

  • Entering the Field of Banking

    This 8 page report discusses a number of the factors associated with a college graduate entering the field of banking. Whether a student has graduated with a degree in marketing or finance, economics or business, all of the factors in the comprehensively labeled profession of 'banking' require an understanding of the scope and importance of the modern financial world in the daily lives of virtually all Americans. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Dangerous Game of Binge Drinking

    5 pages in length. Provides a cover letter, cover page, proposal of problem, methodology, solutions and evaluation addressing the problem of binge drinking on college campuses and the alcohol-related deaths among college students. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • School Principal Ethical Leadership Philosophy

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