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Bridging the Gaps in Emergency Management

- Following the assessment completed by the National Science Foundation, it becomes apparent that a paradigm shift is necessary to bridge the many gaps in emergency management to include the physical, human, and constructed systems. In an ideal scenario, it was discussed by Mileti (1999) that disaster preparedness and response would be dealt with in the most efficient manner possible thereby reducing its social, political and economical impact; however, that was not the reality then and it is not certainly not the reality today....   [tags: disasters, hazards, hurricane]

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Research On Communication And Training Gaps

- A literature review is an analysis of articles researched on a narrow topic and included as part of a paper. The articles listed are part of the research on communication and training gaps that exist in patient care. Lack of communication and training can lead to patient errors, job dissatisfaction and gaps in Evidence-Based Medicine/best practices. Judd, Maureen, M.S.N., R.N. (2013) discussed the importance of nursing education in preparing individuals to meet the health care needs of patients and providing quality care....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Nurse education, Health care]

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Funding Gaps And Government Funding

- Funding Gaps and Government Funding Not only do the families of impoverished children lack resources necessary for success, the school districts themselves lack vital assets as well. In reference to the PISA exam, “the average American PISA reading score for higher-income schools exceeded that of all other developed countries, while the average score for lower-income American schools was far lower” (Friedman). Extreme funding gaps and lack of proper government funding are the main contributors to this drastic distinction in educational success....   [tags: High school, Education]

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Gender Gaps Within The World

- Gender gaps present themselves in all aspects of life, whether it be work, pop culture or even sports. These all play an extremely influential role in people’s lives. Almost every child in America plays soccer or tee ball and many continued to have sports be a part of their lives, either through participating or spectating. I was one of those kids that played a sport all year around starting at age three all the way through high school, so they have always been a major part of my life. Beginning in first grade, I played Little League baseball on a team with all boys....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Man]

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GAPS Analysis Development Plan

- “The gaps of GAPS analysis help leadership practitioners identify high priority development needs...,” (Hughes, Ginnett, & Curphy 2012). The gaps of this analysis are the spaces in-between each step (Hughes et al., 2012). To bridge these gaps, a development plan should be constructed (Hughes et al., 2012). “A good development plan is like a road map: it clearly identifies the final destination, lays out the steps or interim check points, builds in regular feedback to keep people on track, identifies when additional resources are needed, and builds in reflection time so people can periodically review progress and determine whether an alternative route is needed,” (Hughes et al., 2012)....   [tags: road map, feedback, resources, reflection]

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Gaps in Talent Lead to Success in Business

- Introduction Organizations big and small should understand the importance of future focused succession planning and the ability to identify knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform certain functions needed for organization to succeed; and developing the human capital (talent) to perform these functions. Organizations that will be successful are those that have talent with varied skills and abilities and are able to adapt to the future demands (Silzer & Dowell, 2010). Techniques The challenge for businesses is in the prediction and who has the potential to be what the business needs currently and in the future (Silzer & Dowell, 2010)....   [tags: organizations, assessment, performance]

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Running Head : Closing Achievement Gaps

- Running head: CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAPS: REVISTING BENJAMIN S. BLOOM’S Guskey, T. R. (2007). Closing achievement gaps: revisiting Benjamin S. Bloom 's “learning for mastery”. Journal of Advanced Academics, 19(1), 8-31. The author begins the article by first acknowledging the existence of achievement gaps within the school system, a problem that has plagued the country for some time now. As a result of education reform and the desire for change to take place within the education system, political leaders and programs like No Child Left Behind, has shifted its focus once again to closing the achievement gap....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Assessment]

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The Gaps And The Contradictions From My Framework

- The gaps and the contradictions from my framework to my video. In my framework, I talk about working in a holistic way using Te Whare Tapa Wha model. However, in the role- play I did not work with the client in a holistic way. Although, it was very person centred as the client was choosing what she felt was important. I also talk about working from a strengths based perspective, which I felt like at times during the role- play I did very well. However, I feel like overall I was not working consistently from a strengths based perspective, especially when we were discussing the situation with her partner....   [tags: Social justice, Social work, Sociology, Ethics]

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Classroom Performance Gaps And Lead Students With Learning Disabilities

- All teachers have experienced in the classroom performance or achievement gaps and they implement different approaches to address the needs of the students to close those gaps. In reality, there are an infinite number of teaching strategies that educators can utilize to close performance gaps and lead students with learning disabilities to success. In one of the videos, Dr. Deshler emphasizes the different ways to close gaps and provides guidelines for using content enhancement routines to make content more accessible to all students (Laureate Education, n.d-c)....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology, Learning]

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Wage Gaps and Demographic Behavior

- Wage Gaps and Demographic Behavior *Works Cited Not Included We examine the possible sources of the larger racial and ethnic wage gaps for men than for women in the U.S. Specifically, using a newly created employer-employee matched data set containing workers in essentially all occupations, industries, and regions, we examine whether these wage differences can be accounted for by differences between men and women in the patterns of racial and ethnic segregation within occupation, industry, establishments and occupation-establishment cells....   [tags: Papers]

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Corporate Responsibility For Project Employment Gaps At The Store Level

- Planning Currently, the Manager of Operations and Human Resources in each store is in charge of planning, recruiting, and initial screening (Kammeyer-Mueller, 2012). The owners of Tanglewood want to establish a central planning body in staffing to sustain efficiency while preserving the unique qualities of the organization (Kammeyer-Mueller, 2012). Corporate responsibility to project employment gaps for each store would be an overwhelming task. This responsibility will fall on the Assistant Store Manager for Operations and HR at the store level....   [tags: Recruitment, Employment, Job interview]

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Birling Gaps and Eastbourne's Coastline

- Birling Gaps and Eastbourne's Coastline My project is on Birling Gaps and Eastbourne's coastline. Their grid references are 553,960 (Birling Gap) and 630,003 (Eastbourne). These are both situated in the south east of England on the south east coast. The reason we are doing our work on these particular places is that these places have a recurring problem. Erosion. !. BIRLING GAP !. & !. EASTBOURNE !. Birling Gap and Eastbourne are both areas of coastline along the south east of England....   [tags: Papers]

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The Gaps, The Divergent And Experiential Understandings Of Opportunity Gap

- This paper addresses what we are calling “ in the gaps,” the divergent and contextual understandings of “opportunity gap” and “achievement gap” evident in 22 public school leaders in a large Northeastern state. Drawing from urban schools, inner-ring suburban schools, and outer-ring suburban schools, we have been exploring how school leaders define and respond to what has been generally described in the research literature and the media as the “achievement gap” and that has been conceptualized in different ways (such as the “opportunity gap” by critical theorists and social justice theorists and researchers.) For instance, Carter and Welner (2013) argue that the “opportunity” framework moves...   [tags: High school, Education, Leadership, School]

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Cultural Capital And Educational Gaps Affecting Social Mobility

- Is cultural capital and educational gaps affecting social mobility. This paper will briefly present the idea of cultural capital and American educational gaps by comparing research of studies about the smartest kids in the world. United States claims that every child has an equal right to an education no matter what their race, ethnic background, religion or sex or whether they are rich or poor, citizen or non-citizen, ( While high school dropout rates have steadily decreased for all races since 1997, the drop out rates for 16-24 years in college has steadily increased 70% whites, more than 50% for blacks and more than 60% for Hispanics in 2007, (, 2009)....   [tags: Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu, School, High school]

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The Soccer Controversy Dealing With Gendered Wage Gaps

- The soccer controversy dealing with gendered wage gaps only reinforces the idea that gender is a psychologically ingrained social construct instead of an innate quality, especially in a patriarchal society where women oppression is still prevalent (Risman, 1998). As Hope mentions, “this day and age is about equality and about equal pay. We are pushing that and to be treated with respect.” By conveying this statement, Hope and her teammates are not only expressing their concerns about the gendered pay gap in soccer and in other realms of the work field, but they are also illuminating the existence of a pay gap as a larger sociological problem; a problem where a woman makes 76 cents for a man’...   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Gender role, Man]

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High Dropout Rates And Closing The Achievement Gaps

- For teachers, ESSA helps teachers, especially when a student is falling behind because the state will provide better resources for the student in need. This will continue the focus on preventing schools from performing poorly, lower dropout rates, and closing the achievement gaps. According to the National Education Association (NEA) (2008), English learners’ “academic performance is well below that of their peers and that ELLs have excessively high dropout rates. NEA believes that closing the achievement gap for ELLs must be a priority” (para....   [tags: English language, Education, School]

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The Organization's Gaps in Patient-Centered Care Attributes

- Healthcare in the twenty-first century is transforming as swiftly as I type these words. Now, more than ever, patients, families, and teams of wellness providers are continuously striving towards comprehensive partnership development, to allow for the best possible patient outcomes. McGregor PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), is a managed care program in Cleveland, Ohio that has paved the way for over a decade, in the area of patient and family-centered care. The attached “Patient- and Family-Centered Care Organizational Tool” (Self-Assessment Tool, 2013) displays areas of facility strengths, as well as developmental areas within the organization....   [tags: healthcare, McGregor PACE]

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School Tracking As An Important Strategy For Reducing Achievement Gaps

- Our initial findings demonstrate that a selected number of school leaders consider issues of tracking as an important strategy in reducing achievement gaps in their school. School tracking is the process in which students are assigned to different levels of classes based on academic proficiency (Oakes, 2005). Though research has demonstrated that tracking can have a negative influence for those students placed in lower tracked classes—more often negatively affecting students of color and of low-SES—it remains a prominent practice in schools....   [tags: Education, Teacher, High school, College]

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Music Bridging Cultural Gaps

- Music Bridging Cultural Gaps In Hong Kong people look down on those from 'the mainland'. Historically the Cantonese have been inclined to assume mainlanders are coarse, ill educated and tactless; this unfair stereotyping continues to this day. Still, despite the pianist's mainland-Chinese background, the Cultural Centre was packed for his concert. He was the youngest gold medallist in the history of the Chopin International Piano Competition, and this was enough to intrigue Hong Kong audiences....   [tags: Papers]

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Fossil Gaps

- Fossil Gaps “The study of fossils provides strong evidence for evolution.” (Campbell, 260) Or does it. The fact is that the fossil record is a silent testimony against Darwin’s erroneous theories of the fossil record documenting his idea of macroevolution. The book, Biology: Concepts and Connections (hereafter referred to as Biology), clearly agrees with the evolutionary outlook of “fossils [being] a rich source of evidence for evolution.” (Campbell, 260) However, this book, along with most evolutionists, avoids the substantial questions the fossil record actually represents....   [tags: Geology Evolution Essays Biology]

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Global Public Policy and Management Networks

- Introduction Policy and management networks are widely used around the world at both the national and international levels. These networks are conceptualized, perceived, and studied in different ways around the globe. Major examples of applications of networks in other countries are the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), United Nations (UN), and International Space Station (ISS). This concept paper will increase understanding of policy networks from a global perspective and offer specific examples....   [tags: governance gaps, global agenda]

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Research of Technology in the Classroom

- ... One of the critiques for the technology used for this purpose is the fact that it does not require direct teacher student interaction. The student can work independently with minimal guidance from the teacher. The resource based approach uses technology as support resources. Using computer based technology to access information in the target language provides the students with real world activities and exposes them to the target language. This allows the student to be immersed in the language for short periods of time in order to practice the required skills or specific domains....   [tags: theories, relationships, gaps, contradictions]

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The Antideficiency Act Should Be Ammended

- As an Act that prohibits the appropriation of funds that would incur government compensation or monetary obligation, the Antideficiency Act further prohibits the use of volunteers during a government shutdown. The Act “prohibits federal agencies from obligating or expanding federal funds in advance or in excess of an appropriation, apportionment, or certain administrative subdivision of those funds. The act also prohibits agencies from accepting voluntary services.” During the most recent government shutdown, non-essential federal employees were furloughed as dictated by the Antideficiency Act because the government did not have the proper appropriations to continue funding these programs....   [tags: government shutdowns, funding gaps]

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Gaps in Test Scores: Overcoming Discrepancies Among Different Races

- Through out education and its progress many Presidents have put forth plans to help increase achievement in the United States school systems.(Moores, 2004) From the Department of Education, Washington D.C. educators were given a toolkit to help them understand and achieve what the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was asking from the educational systems. Educators have been asked to use the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 goal, of having every child making the grade on state-defined education standards by the end of the 2013-2014 school year....   [tags: Education, race]

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The Battle Between Science and Religion: The God of the Gaps Theory by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

- Imagine a world where many people are not born the way they are just by chance, but by design. Not a design by a god but by men. What is one of the most common science fiction topics. Well thanks to scientific advancement people can start moving cloning more into science and less into fiction. Thanks to the impeccable work of many scientists across the world the world is moving forward in many ways. But it begs the question, what limits do politicians have to place on science. Is best to let them have free reign over their domain, as politicians have on their own, or do they need to be tethered....   [tags: god, scientific ignorance, bias, media]

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Review of Literature

- Independent Study Unit – Phase 2 Review of Literature Introduction 21 of the first 23 astronauts into space were first-born; there is a reason to this (Hartshorne, 2010). They say that the order in which a person is born, and the gap years between siblings determines the personality of a person (Hartshorne, 2010). For those born first, they are seen as dominant and having the pressure put on them, while the youngest child is the most beloved (Hartshorne, 2010). The middle child at times feels neglected and has no sense of identity in the household (Hartshorne, 2010)....   [tags: Parents, Children, Age Gaps]

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God in the Gaps

- This world is subject to great acts of goodness and also great acts of evil. These acts have extreme range on both sides, demonstrated in kindly helping your neighbor to build a fence and conversely, descending all the way to the holocaust. As it seems, both sides act on their own volition. Evil and good can also happen in seemingly non-directed ways, as in finding a giant sack of money on the ground or having your town destroyed by a tornado. The state of the world is that there are acts of good and evil, for whatever reason they happen....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Hegemonic Masculinity in the Media

- Hegemonic masculinity can be defined as “the cultural idealized form of masculine character, which emphasizes the connecting of masculinity to toughness and competitiveness as well as the subordination of women and the marginalization of gay men” (Trujillo, 1991, p. 290). We live society were male dominance is the order of the day, from the family arena to the workplace, and in sports in which individuals with certain characteristics and attributes as seen as normal and the rest are termed as the “other”....   [tags: Society, Gender Gaps, Male Dominance]

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Generation Gaps in Flannery's A Good Man is Hard to Find

- Generation Gaps in Flannery's A Good Man is Hard to Find The use of symbolism that emphasizes a major gap between the two generations, as well as religion, theme, and imagery along with an intriguing story plot make Flannery's A Good Man is hard to Find one of America's classic short stories. Imagery is widely used in O'Connor's story, which makes the characters and surroundings seem lifelike. In the depiction of the grandmother the reader can visual see the woman sitting in the car waiting on the others to arrive....   [tags: Papers]

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Identifying the Gaps Between Out of the Box Aptify Functionality and Requirements Validated for ISFL’s Aptify Implementation

- 1 INTRODUCTION Aptify conducted Requirements Confirmation meetings with ISFL to validate information exchanged during the sales process, discuss previously unknown requirements, discover gaps and clarify open questions or issues. This document identifies the gaps between out of the box Aptify functionality and requirements validated for ISFL’s Aptify implementation. This document also contains all requirements identified for this implementation in section 8. 1.1 Assumptions and constraints The following have been identified as assumptions during the confirmation meetings: • ISFL purchased Aptify 5.0 which comes bundled with eBusiness and includes the following applications: o Campaign Mana...   [tags: Business Management]

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Gener Gaps in the Muslim World

- Discrimination lives, separation prevails, and oppression will always remain.“Why do they hate us?” writes Mona Eltahawy, a freelance Egyptian-American Journalist who writes publications about women issues and social welfare in the Islamic world. She talks of a short story written in the book entitled “Distant View of a Minaret” by another Egyptian writer, Alifa Rifaat. The book begins with a piece about a woman who feels nothing about her relationship with her husband. She remains unmoved, as Eltahawy would say, by intercourse with her husband as he only does the act for his own pleasure.The woman is distracted during sex and notices the simplest things around the room--a spider web hanging...   [tags: inequality for women in Islamic countries]

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Generational Gaps And Conflicts

- In the short story Who’s Irish by Gish Jen and Everyday Use written by Alice Walker, both authors address generational conflicts between mothers and daughters, as well as struggles to coexist while living in very different cultural mindsets. The moral of both stories is that cross-cultural issues exist in every family tree and we often find comfort in unlikely places. While a mother may not agree with her daughter’s choices she never loses love, and while a daughter may not like decisions that are made by their mother she never loses respect....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Gaps & Challenges to the Development of the Learning Organizations

- The success of an organization depends on the culture within the organization. Many businesses are finding success in developing learning organizations. Some organizations have challenges in creating a learning organization, which often leads to failure of the company. Two common barriers in developing a learning organization are leadership support and lack of a learning structure. Learning organizations are successful in all aspects of the business. A learning organization provide staff with the opportunities to gain knowledge, they accelerate learning curves and adopt new technologies more quickly....   [tags: Education]

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Effects of Generational Gaps on Work Environments

- This paper will be analyzing how is the generational gap affecting our work. When people think about the generational gap in the workplace three questions tend to come to mind: 1. Is there a difference between the qualities of work being done. 2. Is there a different sense of loyalty towards employers. 3. Is there a difference in motivation towards getting the work done. Along with the analysis of those questions, this paper will also discuss the negative and positive aspects of the three questions above....   [tags: Work Ethic, Generational Differences]

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Financial Gaps in Mexico and The Pearl by John Steinbeck

- Out of the total population in Mexico, twenty million are considered to live in extreme poverty. (DePalma, In The Pearl by John Steinbeck, (which takes place in Baja California, Mexico) the main character and his wife live in very poor conditions; however, just a few miles away from their village, lives a rich town. This presents a major gap in the quality of life between these classes. The answers to the questions discussed in this paper (i.e., “To what extent is this financial gap in Mexico?” “Why does this gap exist?” and “What could we have done to prevent this gap?”) provide a basis of understanding of this topic....   [tags: poverty, economic cooperation, analysis]

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Analyzing Education Gaps: Why Boys Fail

- In the United States, many lack the skills necessary for college. Unfortunately, the education system fails to prepare some of its students for work or higher learning. Despite these circumstances, teachers and bureaucrats seek improvements to obtain higher success. In spite of the pressure for success, the current situation is not yielding the desired results. Moreover, in the recent State of the Union Address in early 2014, President Barack Obama stated the need for improved education, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM fields....   [tags: richard whitmire, education system, failing]

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Racial and Demographic Challenges Faced in Schools Today

- Schools face challenges of educating increasingly diverse population as the racial and ethnic demography in America is changing. Achievement gap is observed between the white’s and the minority students. Research show, that this kind of achievement gap can induce lifetime consequences and limiting opportunities for minority education in their higher education and also in their employment. The achievement gap in the education basically refers to the disparity in the academic performances between groups of different races....   [tags: education, minority students, academics]

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Tropical Forestlands and Human Activities

- Tropical forestlands have been severely impacted by human activity, resulting in 850 million hectares of degraded land [1]. Intact forests provide a variety of ecosystem services, and degraded forests sequester less carbon, have lower biomass and biodiversity, and may even promote the spread of infectious diseases [2-4]. Restoration of these forests may occur passively through natural forest succession. Passive regeneration may have fewer unintended consequences (such as slowed regeneration), and requires fewer resources and manpower than the active planting of trees [5]....   [tags: biomass and biodiversity]

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Questioning the Traditional Diversification Theory

- It is widely accepted that portfolio diversification is one of the most important concepts of modern finance. Based on the Efficient Frontier theory, long-term portfolio performance is not mainly determined by the quality of individual investments, but by the allocation of assets among broad security classes, aiming to target above-average returns with appropriate capital diversification. Successful investing is made immeasurably easier by knowledge of the historical range of returns and risks associated with various security classes....   [tags: investments and allocation of assets]

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The Gap Between Blacks and Whites Test Scores

- The Gap Between Blacks and Whites Test Scores The “gap” as referred to in the title, is the distribution of the scores on achievement tests that differ between black and white students in the United States. The purpose of this study was to record the degree of the gap in achievement scores, decide how much of the racial gap is due to social-class, how the gap differed in the 30-year period, and how that which is credited to the social-class has changed over the years. Differences in social-class, family structure, and discrimination against blacks as a disgraced group are all proposed causes for the black-white gap in test scores....   [tags: Papers]

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Ideology of the Photographs: Thinking with Sontag and Butler

- When I considered at first to discuss the role of photography and frame as evidence and their limitations, keeping in mind Butler’s argument regarding the visual modes of regulation of reality, the first problem that came up before me was: would it be something futile and an imposition of meaning on something which is by nature to be seen. But Butler’s claim regarding the way suffering is presented to us through the framing of reality in a certain way – for example, “embedded reporting” and our ethical response to it – prompted me to address certain questions involving the frame and its role in establishing or not establishing legal, political and ethical responsibility....   [tags: photography, frame, Auschwitz, human suffering]

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Teaching Skills And Learning Opportunities Teachers

- It is essential for educators to assess their students continuously for the understanding of skills and concepts. The background knowledge that students bring into the classroom influences how they understand the material, the lessons, and learning opportunities teachers provide. The use of oral language, concepts prints, word recognition, phonemic awareness, vocabulary and fluency will guide the students to achieve the goals needed to be proficient in school and overcome the gaps just like R. Reutzel mentions (Laureate Education, 2010)....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Knowledge]

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Understanding Linear Measure It Discusses Both Tiling And Unit Iteration, And The Difference Between Them

- In the article Understand Linear Measure it discusses both tiling and unit iteration, and the difference between them. Unit iteration is when you use a set unit such as a centimeter or inch and using that to measure along the length of an object without any gaps or overlap and then you find how many units the length required. However tiling is covered a whole surface using multiple of the the same sized unit. The difference is the amount and the area that is being covered. In unit iteration you could only use one unit and mark each place as you go along, however you can also use multiple of the same unit to and then counting up the required units needed to cover the length....   [tags: Units of measurement, Measurement, Quantity]

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The Achievement Gap Of Education System

- Cover Letter I did not submit my first draft on time, which gave me no feedbacks from my professor or my classmates. I was busy moving from the states to China, but it is my own mistake to have an unorganized schedule. I read through my classmates’ drafts, the PowerPoint and the specifics for the project. There are some changes I made from my first draft. First, my first draft has some my personal views involved. I deleted and changed those sentences to more informative sentences for my final version....   [tags: United States, African American, Education]

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When The Data From Key Performance

- Gaps in Performance When the data from key performance measures show that there is a gap in performance such as listed above, several things take place in the school to ensure that these gaps get filled and this school is able to push forward and continually strive to meet the performance projections from year to year. First, since this is a Title I school extra resources are provided in the form of paraprofessionals to be used as classroom aids in teaching children in small groups. This school utilizes this resource as best they can by providing a 30 minute reading intervention time as well as a 30 minute math intervention time built into the daily schedule....   [tags: Teacher, Education, High school]

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The Idea Of Universal Preschool

- The idea of universal preschool (UP) has recently exploded across America. Who wouldn’t want cheap or free early education for their children. From a distance the whole idea looks as if there’s nothing wrong with it, but close up it’s a different story. While parents will be saving money, the schools are going to be losing it, with funds being spread even thinner than before. In conjunction to this, the government would be the ones providing the money, and therefore, the curriculum. The trouble is that they would then take the “cookie-cutter” approach, shaping kids’ minds the way they see fit....   [tags: The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman]

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Challenges Faced By Global Inequality

- Global inequality has been rising significantly around world. Some countries achieved rapid growth, while some others did not. Not only across the countries, inequality is also exist among groups in the economy. Even, the world biggest economies included in G20 are now the home of half of the world’s poor people (G20 2014). Many economist debates about the underlying drivers and solutions. The deterioration effect of globalization, technological change, and even intergenerational process has been pointed as the causes of inequality....   [tags: Poverty, Economic inequality, World Bank]

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Training and Needs Assessment

- Needs Assessment for Employee Customer Service Training A needs assessment is a process that evaluates an employee’s current condition and compares it to the employer’s desired condition. The differences between the current and desired condition are called “gaps” or needs. Gaps can identify areas of improvement or deficiency. Employees and management all have training needs because no one knows everything or behaves perfectly; an assessment will assist an organization in identifying where the training needs are that will best support the organizational improvement....   [tags: Employee, Customer Service, Training]

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Why Teaching Intellingent Design and Creationism in Schools and not just Evolution Isn't a Good Idea

- ... Supporters of intelligent design also use this as a way to point out that there are gaps in the theory of evolution. They believe the theory of evolution cannot be true because it does not bring in to play the intelligent designer himself. In other words, intelligent design is a theory centered on religion. And if intelligent design is unscientific and religiously in nature, why should this one theological idea be given time over all the others if it were to be taught in a science course. Most intelligent design supporters imply there is only one creator or intelligent designer: in other words a monotheistic creator....   [tags: personal beliefs on academics]

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Close Readings of Historical and Fictional Narratives of Conspiracy Theories: Challenging the Dominant Narrative

- Conspiracy theories have gained a greater discourse in the twenty-first century. Fictional narratives, Hollywood blockbusters, television series and documentaries, and many other pop culture mediums have used conspiracies to spin tales and capture an audience. In this essay I would like to argue that the dominant narrative of a historical event exists because the elite have the power to manipulate and transform it. The group in power values a hegemonic society, perpetuating certain myths in order to create social cohesion within a nation....   [tags: hegemonic society, Titanic, Don DeLilo, Libra]

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Reducing Dropout Rates and Closing the Achievement Gap

- Current interests in reducing high dropout rates and closing the achievement gap across many United States high schools have resulted in a major education reform. According to Durden (2008), with the passing of the No Child Left Behind legislation in 2002, national officials authorized the Comprehensive School Reform program to support low performing schools as they struggled to improve student achievement. As a result, a wide range of approaches have been considered to help solve this nation-wide concern....   [tags: Education ]

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Strengths And Weaknesses Of A Leadership Development Program

- a. Enable leaders to understand their weaknesses and strengths and implement initiatives to improve on their weaknesses and leverage their strengths to be better leaders. b. Improve the decision-making abilities of the leaders through inculcating structured decision-making practices and skills. c. Impart industry knowledge and technical skills that will enable leaders to provide leadership in a highly competitive industry to achieve organizational goals and objectives because of the insights gained into the operational aspects of the industry....   [tags: Leadership, Skill, Management, Coaching]

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Closing the Achievement Gap of Multicultural Education

- Introduction Education experts have spent many years planning and revising learning material and assessment tools to meet the demands of diverse learners coming into the 21st century. Educators have responded to this demand by becoming more aware of the need for a multicultural education program that helps meet the needs of each diverse learner, examining their own attitudes and bias opinions toward minority students, and acknowledging the important role every stakeholder plays in providing an equal education to every learner....   [tags: prospects and challenges in the 21st century]

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Emerging Infectious Diseases ( Eid )

- Introduction Emerging infectious diseases (EID) and those that are reemerging are a threat to public health in the United States and around the world. This was evident when in December 2013, the international community started to track an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak that was occurring in West Africa. In March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the EVD a public health emergency, and by August 2014, it declared EVD an emergency of international concern.1 Furthermore, by October 2014, the first two cases of EDV contracted in the U.S....   [tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Public health]

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Emerging Infectious Diseases ( Eid )

- Introduction Emerging infectious diseases (EID) and those that are reemerging are a threat to public health in the United States and around the world. This was evident when in December 2013, the international community started to track an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak that was occurring in West Africa. In March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the EVD a public health emergency, and by August 2014, it declared EVD an emergency of international concern.1 Furthermore, by October 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had confirmed the first two cases of EDV contracted in the U.S.2 Over the last several decades, there have been several EID such as hum...   [tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Public health]

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We Do NOT Need Affirmative Action

-   Affirmative Action is steps that are taken to ensure that the opportunities are equal between minorities and others. There have been many heated debates over this issue, and maybe the worst is yet to come. Some might feel it is necessary because they feel opportunities are not equal for minorities. Many people believe that gaps need to be closed between minorities and others, but there is a difference in the method. I feel the current method is not constitutional, lawful, and not proven to be an adequate solution....   [tags: Affirmative Action Not Necessary 2014]

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If Disney Ran Your Hospital

- Introduction According to Fred Lee (2004) hospitals use clinical results and process improvement as a gauge of quality as this data can be readily measured and objective. Conversely, patients judge the quality of care by individual perception. Therein a gap of what the patient’s perception of quality care and how the healthcare providers perceive quality of care is created. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Gaps Model of Service Quality while comparing the findings of the work done by Fred Lee in the book, If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 91/2 Things You would Do Differently....   [tags: Healthcare]

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Essay on The Yellow Wallpaper, A Rose for Emily and Babylon

- The Yellow Wallpaper, A Rose for Emily and Babylon It is amazing how differently people see the world. People from different walks of life interpret everyday experiences in different ways. This is ever so apparent when discussing the gaps that occur in stories by great authors. In The Yellow Wallpaper, a woman is being "treated" by a doctor (her husband) for a condition he refers to as anxiety. She is placed in a room, apparently one that was previously inhabited by a mental patient, and told to rest....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper essays]

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Analysis of Management and Customer Perspectives on Various Branding Elements Used in the Indian Retail Banking Industry

- 6 Discussion In this study, analysis of management and customer perspectives on various branding elements used in the Indian retail banking industry was conducted. Based on responses in table 1-A and Table 2-A, gaps were identified in five out of seven brand elements namely Bank logo, Bank advertisements, Bank atmosphere, Bank general communication and Bank personal communication, as shown in Table 3. No gap was found for 2 branding parameters - Bank name and Bank appeal. The gap analysis method showed that while brand practitioners have positive perspectives regarding how their customers view the banks’ brand, it is strikingly different from what customers are thinking....   [tags: Business Management]

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Diversity, Gender, Religion, Cultures, Values, Beliefs, And Diversity

- Diversity, there is so much that can be said on various levels when it pertains to diversity. Essentially it is based on a premise that individuals have many differences, such as, ethnicity, gender, religion, cultures, values, beliefs, etc. and as a society those differences should be accepted and seen as being inclusive, not only in everyday life, but also the work environment (Snell, Morris, & Bohlander, 2016). We learned in school about the days of segregation and many long bus rides home that Rosa Parks must have had to endure and in some cases there are those individuals who personally experienced time such as those....   [tags: African American, Race]

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Ethics in Journalism: The Past and Now

- From the times of Walter Williams to now, journalism and especially ethics have been changing. Ethics in journalism is very important for journalists in today’s society. Williams was a 20th century journalist that founded the first American journalism school, the School of Journalism at Indiana University (Ibold). He brought a global perspective to journalism at a critical point while American journalism and code of ethics were developing (Ibold). Everything changes with time. So, has ethics in journalism changed from the past to now....   [tags: Journalism]

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Managing Operations and Improvement of Productive Systems

- Introduction (Russell & Taylor, 2011) define operations management (OM) as the design, operation and improvement of productive systems. In other words, OM is concerned with certain processes that aim to monitor and manage tasks to achieve a desired outcome. OM is crucial to the success of companies as it aims to increase productivity and quality. By increasing productivity, the profit margin of a company will increase; and increased quality leads to customer satisfaction and in turn, increased market share....   [tags: quality management, poor quality, ]

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Characteristics Of Change At Florence Middle School

- Characteristics of Change Need The Route to Intervention (RTI) initiative at Florence Middle School (FMS) addressed the need to boost reading and math proficiency for the school’s lowest achieving students. Formerly these students were assigned to a remedial course where they received extra help on class assignments and tests. However, this class did not diagnose students’ learning gaps nor did it provide any remediation for reading or math. The new initiative focused on separating students who scored in the bottom 25 percent based on their Mississippi Curriculum Test 2 scores (MCT2) into one of two remedial classes to receive small group or one-on-one support within to overcome learning gap...   [tags: High school, Education, Middle school, Teacher]

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Problem With My Team Partner Leticia Osborne

- After discussing my case scenario with my team partner Leticia Osborne she agreed that the situation is terrible and “with a smaller number of employees in your Orlando office that one would assume they would be able to handle management and scheduling even better than in the New York office that was so much bigger (Osborne)”. I loved interacting with her because I was able to get an opinion from an outsider, from someone that might be able to see the situation from another perspective. She mentioned something, I once thought of it, but never gave it a thought; she said that having fewer employees to manage makes the workload fall on each employee even more than it should as they are fewer b...   [tags: Control, Management, Leadership, The Work]

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Measuring The Permeability Of Cell Membrane

- Biology Assignment 2 Measuring the Permeability of Cell Membrane in correlation to temperature. Prediction: The Prediction is that as the temperature rises as does the permeability of the cell membrane, as the permeability and the temperature increase so does the amount of pigment being released. Introduction: During the experiment I worked with Helen Grinter. The Reasoning behind the experiment is to see what effects Temperature has on the permeability of Phospholipid bi-layer of Beetroot cells and the amount of pigment released from the vacuole....   [tags: Energy, Temperature, Cell membrane, Lipid bilayer]

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The Gap Of The Achievement Gap

- Once again, the initial purpose of our study was to see not only how the recent literature on the opportunity gap relates to educational practitioners through the sense making of school leaders but also how that sense making leads to data use to address what we term “justice in the gaps.” To control for a bias response, school leaders were asked the open-response question, “What is your understanding of the achievement gap?” On the one hand, our findings demonstrate a progress by school leaders in adjusting their mindset towards language accentuating opportunity gaps....   [tags: Education, Teacher, High school]

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Equal Pay Act And Higher Education

- It is no hidden secret that there even in today’s day and age there are many companies which have gender gaps in wages and discriminate against women by paying them significantly less than their male counterparts. In news we hear about women fighting for their right to equal pay and trying to break the “glass ceiling” yet companies still continue to treat employees differently based on their sex. One key area in which this is seen as a reoccurring issue is in the higher education sector. There have been many cases of sex discrimination, in the form of a wage difference, through colleges and university across the country....   [tags: Discrimination, Gender, Sexism]

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Narratology in The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby demonstrates what Marie-Laure Ryan, H. Porter Abbott and David Herman state about what narratology should be. These theorists emphasize the importance of conflict, human experience, gaps and consciousness, among many other elements, in order for a story to be considered a narrative. The Great Gatsby shows these elements throughout the book in an essential way. This makes the reader become intrigued and desperate to know what will happen next. The Great Gatsby is unpredictable throughout the use of gaps, consciousness and conflict....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, litarature]

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Needs Assessment and SWOT Analysis

- Needs assessments are imperative to the success of a project. They are an essential part of the planning process. A need assessment guides the administrators as they define the terms of the project. A needs assessment is defined as, “a systematic approach to studying the state of knowledge, ability, interest, or attitude of a defined audience or group involving a particular subject” (McCawley, 2009, p. 3). An effective needs assessment provides insight, information, is objective, and assists in identifying gaps in services....   [tags: administrators, target groups]

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Service Delivery And Service Quality

- Service Quality Service quality can be defined as the reflection of service delivery by finding the gap between the perceived service and expected service. For this we need to find out the difference between perceived and expected service. Total quality management depend mainly on quality control tools and previously developed quality techniques....   [tags: Management, Process management, Health care]

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Eating Disorders Destroy Lives

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How to Cleanse and Repair Your Sluggish Computer

- More and more developers are creating programs that are supposed to fix everyday problems. What the common person doesn’t know is that even though it might seem that your computer is fixed, most likely your computer is in even worse condition than before. For some reason college students, right out of developing class, like to attach Ad-ware and Spy-ware to the programs they create. Have no fear, I will walk you through the cleansing and repair of your sluggish computer. Over long periods of using your computer, applications and files will add up slowing down the time it takes to search your computer for the files you want; this process is called Indexing....   [tags: Process Essays]

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Management Case Study : Performance Management Case Study

- MGT 431 Performance Management Case Study It seems like this store is sinking fast and can use many changes. The new manager will have many challenges to take care of. Her job description will included the highest priority issues with this company will need to address first. In her job description she will need to start an HR scorecard, I think starting this will put things in perspective of what is wrong with this company and the changes that need to be made. I will give her a year to get a HR scorecard in place, the company needs a lot of work so this will take some time....   [tags: Employment, Want, Need, Human resource management]

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Personal Opinion of Black Economics by William Raspberry

- Black Economics In Black Economics William Raspberry offers a personal insight into the economics of the black American, but as he states Raspberry is “neither a businessman, an economist, nor a social scientist.” He presents his views without analysis and his solutions without a business outlook; instead Raspberry looks to the people for the cause and the answer. William Raspberry makes a bold effort by calling on his race, the African Americans, for both the cause and solution to their economic problems....   [tags: essays research papers]

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How Can Guidance Counselors Assist Sen Students With Ld Into Becoming Career Ready When Transitioning From High School?

- Title: How can guidance counselors assist SEN students with LD into becoming career ready when transitioning from high school. Introduction According to Cease-Cook, Fowler and Test (2015), students with disabilities continue to be employed as adults at lower rates compared to their peers without disabilities and this has a direct effect on their quality of life. This low rate has been attributed to an ineffective transition from high school into career life. Gothberg (2015) reports that only 60% of students with disabilities were recorded to continue with postsecondary education within eight years of leaving high school and of those, only 41% in a 2-year program and 34% in a 4-year program c...   [tags: Special education]

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Analysis Of The Play ' A Hansberry 's The Sun '

- The importance of art can be summarized as a collection of collective art experiences bringing an understanding of what kinds of beauty can be produced by a human. Music, paintings, architectural and other forms of art expression are extensions of ones understanding to another. Many forms of art have been produced over the centuries from sculptures of ancient Egypt to DA Vinci’s cathedral art. The cultural art less examined has been the black art produced through the early building of the Untied States....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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An Episode Of Ned 's Declassified School Survival Guide

- In an episode of Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide titled “School Newspaper,” the trio of Ned, Cookie, and Moze join the schools newspaper. At first neither one of the three best friends want to be there, but soon get interested once they start investigating. After doing some intense digging, they discover that there is twenty thousand dollars missing from the James K. Polk Middle School’s maintenance budget. The missing money is very crucial to the schools development. The ceiling tile is falling on student’s heads which are causing concussions, the lockers are worn down, and the walls need to be repainted....   [tags: Teacher, College, Private school, High school]

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History Of Trinity Industries Passed Their Sox Compliance

- Trinity Industries passed their SOX compliance in 2004 by applying the bottom-up approach in identifying the gaps and the lack documentation controls. Bottom-up approach looks at individual base elements of a system first and then those elements are linked together to form a larger subsystems. Trinity used this method to figure out where the material weakness for SOX compliance were and to organize a system to fix the problems. This process involved Trinity going into the BUs work environment, collecting information form the employees, observing the flow process, collecting data on the system gaps and documentation, correcting the weakness, and educating the employees in the correct process....   [tags: Management, Internal control]

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Is Music Industry Hiring Too Few Women, Minorities?

- than continue a career in the music field. The article “Is music industry hiring too few women, minorities?” by Ed Christman and Don Jeffrey states that “Female executives also say they have made advances but say the sales/distribution corridor of the music industry must dismantle the "old-boy network." Says one woman executive, ‘"It 's still a boys club, and it 's very hard to break in.’" which means that there is an explicit gender gap that is prominent for females working in this field. This raises problems for closing the employment and wage gap because management is still dominated by females....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sex]

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Impact Of Performance Management System On Job Satisfaction

- IMPACT OF PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ON JOB SATISFACTION OF EMPLOYEES IN SOFTWARE FIRMS *Venkat Raghav S, Ph.D Research scholar, Department of Management Studies, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. **Dr.Panatula Murali Krishna Professor School of Management SK University Anantapur Abstract Performance management sets expectations for employee performance and motivates employees to work hard in ways that is expected by the organization. Moreover, performance management system provides a completed and professional management process for organizations to assess the performance results of organization sand employees....   [tags: Human resource management, Management]

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