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At some point in time, everyone meets a person that they will never be able to forget. Some people don't realize how big an impact that person has had on their life until it is too late to thank them for it. I am happy that I can say I found that person and everything about her is special to me. Her name is Evelyn and I met her one summer when we went to summer camp together at the Boys and Girls Club in Illinois. I liked her then, but I had no idea how important she would end up being in my life and how much I would end up caring for her. At the time, she was very shy and stayed secluded from everyone else because she has had a few traumatic experiences in her life. She was a foster child and has moved from one foster home to another all throughout her life. She was eventually adopted, but having never lived in a place long enough to make real friends, she was very cautious about talking to people. We just happened to be paired in a group together so we almost had no choice but to talk to each other. That was the beginning of what would be the best thing to ever happen to me. She wore glasses and she had braces. She may not have seemed like the type of girl you would see on television, but in my eyes, she was the most beautiful thing in the world. She has since then grown into a beautiful young woman. She's even more beautiful now then ever before. She taught me what it meant to love someone and have them love you back just as much, if not more. I'm happy we met each other because I was able...
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In the middle of May, when the flowers start to come out and the sun starts to burn, high school students everywhere begin to decide where they would like to spend the next four years of their lives. Will they continue to stay with their parents, still exempt from rent but at the same time living under someone else's roof? Or will they give living on their own a try, with unlimited freedom but absolutely none of the comforts of home sweet home? This important yet very difficult decision millions and millions of people encounter every day could be very easy to get too involved in. The outcome of each situation must be weighed and measured accordingly in order to make the perfect decision. The phrase "still living at home" brings up a mental image of an overweight middle-aged man who does not work and freeloads off of his family. Indeed this scares many teenagers into thinking they must leave home right away to avoid becoming something so looked down upon. On the other hand, staying home a little longer than some people can actually improve the relationship between parents and kids. The parent's good influence on their child will have a lot more time to develop, therefore, causing him or her to grow up into a responsible, well-educated adult with excellent values and morals. Most teenagers who choose to live with their parents eventually land a job to earn themselves a little extra money for weekends, personal expenses, and such. Although having a job while going to school can be stressful, there would not be any bills to worry about paying so the student's work load would be considerably less, allowing the balance between work and school seem quite easy. The student has his or her family close by to lend...
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"A Time I Took a Chance on a Big Decision" Prologue A decision that would change my point of view of life completly. Sunndenly as I was walking on a bright and sunny day but if it was a good decision or bad one, is up to you to find out.Take a chance on this. "Hi", said Emillia "what are you doing tomorrow?because my friends and I are going to a club for thirteen year olds to eighteen year old. I can get you a fake pass if you want to go. Do you want to come. "I'll think about it." I said knowing that there is no way in the world that either of my parents were going to let me go to that club. There was just no way. They would tell me in a heart beat that I could not go. "Mom and dad," I said, about to ask a question that I already knew the answer]- were to, "can I go to a club for thirteen year olds and eighteen year olds? "No," they said even before I got to finish my sentence. A decision that I contemplated on for an eternity decision that would effect my social life and my personal life with my parents.It was mandatory that I accumulated the decision A.S.A.P., because the day that Emillia and her friends were going to the club was today. Was I going to lose, my friends, or was I going to lose my trust in my parents?What was I going to do could just stay home and lie to my friend Emillia or I could go and lie to my parents.My choices were out of good and bad, righteousness and wickedness,ying and yang.So what was I going to do will tell you what I was going to dol. was going to make the right decision,and not go to the club.There's so many reasons to stay home and so many reasons not to...
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"This can't happen to me!!! It just can't!!" I screamed. I ran out of my English class, towards the guidance office, but there they were waiting for me. I quickly did a 180, and dashed out the side door. I ran as fast as I could towards the little woods behind Greenwood High School. I wasn't sure where I was going or when I was going to stop, I just needed some time to think. I found a big apple tree and slumped down on one of its big roots. It was here that I stayed until late at night. Millions of thoughts were going through my head all at once; how could this have happened? She was fine yesterday! I saw her last night! Why did this happen? She was only 16. Tears filled my eyes as I thought of how Stephanie looked last night. She is so beautiful, I thought, I just don't understand. "RING!" The bell for my last class just rang. "Great guys, we're late again," I said to Kara. "Yea, Mrs. Oaks is going to kill us." We slammed our lockers shut and sprinted to room 207. Maybe Steph will be in there, I thought to myself. She hadn't come to school today and I had tried calling her eight times during lunch, but got no answer. Kara must have been thinking the same thing, "Hey, do you think Steph will be there?" I just shrugged. It was really odd for her not to come to school without telling one of us first. As soon as Kara and me entered the room we expected to get the death look from Mrs. Oaks. The look that says if I wasn't so old and weak, I would kill you with my bear hands for being late, but we...
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Imagine being able to wake up every morning, roll out of bed, put on the same thing you wore the day before, and head off to school. Not only would you be able to do such a thing, but all of your friends were doing it, too! Sound too good to be true? Well, it's becoming more common in our society as school uniforms have gone beyond private schools to public schools. Uniforms have a positive effect on students' self-esteem, attendance, discipline, and test scores. They have also been proven to decrease the rate of crime and violence in public schools. Most students and even parents will argue that school uniforms stifle individualism. The teenage years are a time when adolescents try out different personas, often experimenting with different styles of clothing during this phase. Opponents argue that uniforms take away an individual's freedom of expression. However, the clothes that people wear, or can afford to wear, often define the group by which they are accepted. As a result, many teens are outcast due to the fact that they cannot afford the top-of-the-line, name-brand clothing. This rejection can lead to several problems for the outcast teen: depression, inability to concentrate on schoolwork, or just a general feeling of inferiority. School uniforms put everyone on the same level because no outfit is more stylish or expensive than another. Linda Moore, principal at Will Rogers Middle School in Long Beach, California, states, "Uniforms reduce the differences between the haves and have-nots" (Ritter, 1). Uniforms allow students to interact with one another without experiencing the socioeconomic barrier that non-uniform schools create. More importantly, children are not judged on how much they spent on clothes or how stylish they look, but rather for their talents and personalities. School uniforms not only break down socioeconomic barriers, but...
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In Callwood's depiction of life in "A Village Childhood", a very serene and affectionate village setting symbolizes the author's early childhood years. For me personally, a relatively similar community encompasses a similar amount of individual value for me. This community is the uncomplicated neighborhood where I spent the first eight years of my childhood. The somewhat brief period that I spent there was the essential foundation of my life; it was literally the primary stage of the development of my character. Callwood's village, in its own sense, carried an immeasurable sum of value to her. Through her eyes, the place was one of acceptance to her. There she would be nurtured, sheltered and delivered all necessities. My own childhood neighborhood carried just as much, if not greater significance for me. It was simply a place where I belonged; it was an unforgettable memory to which I would be infinitely attached. Of course, there are the evident differences that separate my life in my own community from that of Callwood's. However, the crucial experiences and interactions with my community, as described here, show just how closely bonded the two communities really are. Life in my childhood neighborhood, with a name which I cannot recall at the moment, was filled with eventful happenings and unique characters. My residence was located in the country of Iran, and within the indisputably populated city of Tehran. A place full of massive traffic lines and deafening street volume, it would seem the least bit peaceful. However, the neighborhood where I resided was one of the few fortunate ones that were displaced further away from the turmoil of a large city life. Located on the approximate outskirts of town, the neighborhood was aligned with the picturesque northern mountains. Separated from the stench of air pollution that filled the...
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more joined when hostilities began between the North and South. A bloody civil war then engulfed the nation as Lincoln vowed to preserve the Union, enforce the laws of the United States , and end the secession. The war lasted within more than four years with a staggering loss of over 600,000 Americans dead. Midway through the war , Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation , which freed all the slaves within the Confederacy and changed the war from a battle to a preserve the Union into a battle for freedom. He was the first Republican president , and Union victory ended forever the claim tha In the 1860 campaign for president , Lincoln firmly expressed his opposition to slavery and his determination to limit the expansion of slavery westward into the new territories acquired from Mexico in 1850. His election victory created a crisis for the nation as many southern Democrats feared that it would just be a matter of time before Lincoln would move to kill slavery in the South. Rather than face a future in which black people will become free and equal citizens , much of the white south supported secession. This reasoning was based upon the doctrine of states rights , which placed ultimate sovereignty with the states. t state sovereignty superseded Lincoln vowed to preserve the union even if it meant war. He eventually raised an army and navy of nearly 3 million northern men to face the southern army of over 2 million soldiers. In battles fought from Virginia to California, but mainly in Virginia , in Mississippi river valley, and along border states, the great civil war tore apart the United States apart. In pursuing victory , Lincoln assumed extra-legal powers over the press , virtually ignored the supreme court , declared martial law in areas...
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Part One Long characterized as the wife of the second president and the mother of the sixth, Natalie Bober, in Abigail Adams witness to a Revolution, describes Abigail Adams as an accomplished woman in her own right. In this well researched biography she presents an intimate portrait of a unique individual while also reflecting the course and times of the 18th century. Bober uses information derived from Abigail's more than two thousand personal letters as a vehicle to transport her readers to the uneasy era of our nation's beginning. Bober demonstrates how Abigail mingled the important historical events of the 18th century with the normal, everyday activities of daily life. The way Abigail interspersed historically significant characters with family gossip gives an air of vibrancy and a sense of immediacy to dates, names, and events. The letters reveal Abigail's deep love for her the pulsating loneliness she experienced due to long periods of separation from her husband, John Adams, and her commitment to achieve more than the goals set for women of the era in which she lived. Bober begins with a lengthy chronology that contrasts political and personal event, and includes a family tree and local maps. The reference notes and a bibliography indicating manuscript and secondary sources conclude the book. Excellent quality archival reproductions, all clearly labeled, appear throughout the book. The reader comes to know an intelligent, strong, and vitality individual from the stroke of the subject's own pen. Throughout the book the reader encounters a remarkable person becoming increasingly independent and informed through her own efforts. She learns to manage both her family and the family farm on her own while supporting her husband in his political endeavors, particularly his work for American Independence fro England. Abigail's letters also reveal that she was an advocate for independence and women's rights....
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Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt were two of the most influential and empowering women in the history of the United States. They made great contributions that helped improve the rights of all people. Their persistence and determination for a better way of life has shaped the foundation for which we live. Abigail Adams was born on November 11, 1744 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, as Abigail Smith. When she was twenty years old she married John Adams and they moved to Braintree, MA. Abigail and John had six children, two girls and four boys. Their second daughter Susanna, died after only living a year. Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 in New York City. She married Franklin Roosevelt on March 17, 1905. They continued to live in New York and had 6 children, two girls and four boys. One son died as an infant and this hurt Eleanor greatly. As a young girl Abigail Adams did not go to school with the other children, partly because she was always sick and mainly because she was a girl. Instead her parents taught her at home. As soon as she could talk her mother taught her the alphabet. Her father had an extensive library and Abigail loved to read. She was one of the best-read women in the colonies. Eleanor Roosevelt was educated in England at a small girls school outside of London called Allenswood. Eleanor loved school even though it could be strict and far from luxurious. There she joined the field hockey team and traveled in the spring. Her trips to Italy and France she said were "one of the most momentous things ever to happen to my education." When she was eighteen she reluctantly moved home after spending three years at Allenswood. A short time after Abigail and John Adams were married the Revolutionary...
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The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is an over the edge masterpiece set in the small modest village of Salem, Massachusetts around the 17th century. This is a drama of emotion, power, and continuous consequences that are created by a few young girls just dancing the woods and a manipulative teenager known as Abigail Williams who takes playtime just a bit to far. Abigail contains various characteristics to use to her advantage during the ingenious play. She makes use of her unique lying abilities, smooth vengeance, and remorseful control to gain respect with those who surround her. As tensions run haywire, she accuses many of the town's innocent citizens of witchcraft to get what she desires. As suspense and relentless hysteria rises, accusations multiply to consume the entire town of Salem as Abby's dynamic character never acts to rest. The base of all the chaos is coming from a young, seventeen year-old women, who goes by he name of Abby. She holds in her hands a deceitful plan to rain vengeance and get what she wants which is the heart of John Proctor, but there are some people standing in her way. Nobody suspects a thing or even thinks twice of what hidden agenda this quiet girl has on her mind. She will not stop at anything to have John Proctor even if it leads to murder. Abigail is infatuated with the man and keen on taken his wife's place. ("You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!" p.19 Betty) Abigail will even go lengths as far as even hurting herself. She stabs and punctures her own flesh so she can accuse Goody Proctor of witchery. If Goody Proctor is suspected of witchcraft the penalty is certainly death. ("Why...
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It is sacred, complex and often misunderstood. But governments have sidestepped Aboriginal Customary Law and Punishment issues for decades, while defendants continue to face two entirely different forms of justice. Can a solution be found? It is often argued that our legal system is of little relevance to the Aboriginal People of Australia. Many Aboriginals still observe Tribal Law handed down from generation to generation. These laws are often at variance with the laws of Modern Australia, but their influence on the lives of Aboriginals is great. A report by the Australian Institute of Criminology claims that some young male Aboriginals deliberately commit crimes as part of their initiation into manhood. Does this clash of culture create problems? Yes, because although the problem has decreased since the early Twentieth Century when which means i really doint car about any of this but as some people do its not really my fault i just want this to be over and done with as soon as possible og well this is about all i have to say in the matter but if u you would like top be of assistance please ring the bell and the cabin crew will gladly help you find your seat once the plain has taken off please dont hesistate to ask for a drink or some nibblies as most people feel uncomforotable when flying ad some of us hjkfjkal jkjkldjksj kdlkdl;ksdl; kdl;kdlsa ldklsdk Aboriignals well i dont kno wat else to say but 25o words never seemed so long i wonder how many it actually is maybe i could hjecj Charity's Name: Life link, Catholic Caring Agencies. Calling Card: "Together, we can make a difference" What they do: West Australians helping West Australians in need. In 1993, Archbishop Hickey wanted to ensure people in need within the Western Australian community would always...
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Abortion is a tremendous issue in our society today. As well as the article "Abortion" by Selzer, I have also read Mortal Lessons, a book he had also written. Selzer is an author who wrote in order to describe "unsparingly the surgeon's art, opening up the body to view one part at a time." The article "Abortion" classifies him as a doctor, but the way in which he writes makes him a philosopher as well. Selzer not only writes about the physical aspects of surgery, but also the emotional and psychological sides that agree with it. In the essay "Abortion", Selzer took presence during an abortion procedure: "I am present because I asked to be present. I wanted to see what I have never seen (p. 280)." What he had never seen before was something that shocked and amazed him. He though he saw the fetus "struggling against the needle (281)" trying to get away from it. He observed that the needle inside the woman's stomach was moving and believed that to be the fetus fighting against what it instinctively knew as death. These observations, in my eyes, make him a philosopher. He not only thinks about the woman having the abortion but also the fetus that is being aborted. He links the physical act with emotions and psychological aspects, which make him think differently than other surgeons. To have an abortion at all, I personally do not agree with. However, there are certain extents in which I think are right to have an abortion, such as being rapped. It is true that after anyone is violated in that way, no one is going to want to carry around a rapist's baby to remind you of how you were abused. This is one way that I think is acceptable to have an...
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yeah Argument for abortion The issue of abortion is one of the hottest cases debated among politicians, philosophers, and all others everyday. In his essay entitled Why Abortion is Immoral, Donald Marquis adds his point of view to this much-debated topic. He acknowledges the fact that this is a difficult ... Argument for Abortion Abortion: Life or Death, Who chooses? During the past quarter century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subject of controversy in the United States. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion poses a moral, social and Ethnics of Abortion Ethics Of Abortion Abortion The Ethics Of Abortion Abortion is a very controversial subject that has been continually argued over for the past few years and probably many years to come. The main controversy is should abortion be legalized? First before we get into the many sides Abortion Abortion: Life or Death, Who chooses? During the past quarter century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subject of controversy in the United States. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion poses a moral, social and What is meant by abortion? Abortion is defined in the dictionary as, "The expulsion of a foetus (naturally or by medical induction) from the womb before it is able to survive independently (around 28 weeks)." This simply means the foetus is removed by either a natural Abortion is defined in the dictionary as, "The expulsion of a foetus (naturally or by medical induction) from the womb before it is able to survive independently (around 28 weeks)." This simply means the foetus is removed by either a natural ... i agree Argument for abortion The issue of abortion is one of the hottest cases...
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The sixteenth president of the Untied States,...
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Abstinence And STD Prevention Today's world is full of worries and problems which did not affect teens a generation ago. New problems keep appearing in today's world, such as STDs, increased pregnancy rates, and other factors facing teens who choose to have sex. Emotionally and physically teens and getting less developed before having sex and are not prepared for the serious problems which come along with their decision to have sex. No longer is it a matter which will just go away if we ignore it, but teen health and the health of our society depend on choices which today's teens make regarding sex. With so many diseases and problems facing today's world, abstinence is the only way to protect ourselves. Abstinence is a safe choice in preventing the possibility of pregnancy. One-tenth of young women between the ages of 15 and 19 get pregnant every year, 83 percent of these pregnancies are unwanted or unplanned. Half of the unmarried teens who get pregnant do so within six months of their first sexual experience. In fact, between 1986 and 1990, teen childbearing increased by 16 percent. What's worse, pregnant teenagers often don't see a doctor until the time of delivery. Another serious problem surrounding teen sexual intercourse is the probability of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Each year, three million teens are infected with STDs. Among 14- to 20-year-olds, chlamydia is the most common. It has no obvious symptoms, and can cause infertility if left untreated. Another common disease is herpes, which causes sores and painful swelling of the genitals. Its symptoms can be managed, but not cured. Fifteen percent of all teenage girls carry the virus that causes genital warts, another common STD. Gonorrhea, not uncommon in teens, is known to cause pelvic pain, discharge, and painful urination....
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Violence Against women by the Republic of India Background of Violence against women: Violence against women has been going on ever since the start of civilization. Women have always been lower than man in every nation, country and city in the world and in every aspect of life. It is still okay for people living in other nations for them to beat women, and it still happens in nations that restrict it and half the time women abusers never get punished. In some nations it is acceptable to commit battery on a women. Women are needed in many governments, the lack of having female leaders is the problem for many nations and governments. Many nations despise of the idea of women with power, because they believe that only men are supposed to rule and have power. The reasons vary though in developed countries and undeveloped countries, in developed countries and undeveloped countries the main reasons are the abuser is under the influence of either alcohol or some kind of drug. This is a weapon against violent crimes, that are done to millions of women nationwide. Beatings, rape, murder and verbal abuse are all violent acts that are committed against women every year. If the world doesn't recognize women's rights the world will never be able to grow economically or socially. UN Involvement: The United Nations has been involved with this conflict ever since the UN was created. The UN took an enormous step forward when they created the World Conference on Women. The World Conferences on Women have all helped take many steps forward in abolishing this conflict period. One of the main steps that they have taken is how they established a platform where women can address the UN with all their needs and their issues they did this at the Fourth World Conference on Women. Another historic step forward for women and the advance of equality between sexes, was the women's right to vote in...
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The following is an out line of an action plan for successful recruiting. 1. Department Manager completes authority to recruit form. 2. Internal transfer of employee? Yes „h Approach employees immediate manager to discuss possible transfer „h Authority to appoint is completed and authorised by the General Manager „h Submit these documents with job description to Personnel Administrator „h A letter confirming transfer details is issued No 3. Outside recruitment agency? Yes „h Agree recruitment fees No 4. Publisise vacancy 5. Interview scheduled only after receipt of the Application for employment and qualifications form 6. Interview candidates based on Person Specification and Job Description 7. Completed authority to appoint authorised by the General Manager 8. Manager takes up verbally references from the details on the application form. 9. Is candidate to be offered the job? No „h Documents kept by Departmental manager if necessary „h Rejection letter sent out if appropriate Yes 10. Departmental Manager passes completed forms to Personnel Department 11. A formal job offer pack is undertaken by the personnel department on the departmental manager¡¦s behalf 12. Has candidate sent back signed documents No „h Negotiation between candidate and Departmental manager „h Agreement between employee and Departmental Manager Yes 13. Personnel department establishes personnel file 14. Training and induction are undertaken by the Departmental Manager or Supervisor A detailed example of the Action Plan to successful recruiting Position ¡V Graphic Designer Create the job specification and person specification to determine what the vacancy involves and the type of person best suited to fill the vacancy. Finding suitable candidates: There are a number of ways to attract candidates for vacancies, but there are two important points to bear in mind when deciding which to use. „h The chosen method should be cost effective „h There should be no hint of discrimination The most widely used methods are: „h Advertising ¡V whether through professional journals, local or national press. „h Internal ¡V Notice boards, internal publications or the company intranet. „h Agency ¡V Jobcenter, Recruitment agency „h Management consultants „h Head-hunters Advertising The main aim of...
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Reading as a Skill Any good writer knows about the impact that reading can have on his/her work, as well as that in order to be able to fully understand and digest a piece of literature, one should follow the basic guidelines of active reading, the type of reading where a reader subjects a writing to a critical analyze by using different types of reading techniques (Stubbs, Barnet, and Cain, 2). However, every reader, just like every writer, has his/her own style of reading that is composed of or is guided by a combination of different standard techniques set by active reading. Navigated by the guidelines of active reading, a reader can experience a book as a whole, without missing any important parts or ideas, while at the same time have an opportunity to establish a writer's persona and subject his/her work to critical thinking. In order to explore further on the different reading styles I had an opportunity to interview a classmate, Valeriya Pupchenko, and compare her approach to reading with mine. It was clear from the beginning that we enjoy similar types of literature for our leisure reading, however our tactic of picking a book and the pre reading actions have their differences. In order to pick an appropriate book for her purposes Valeriya prefers to rely on the title of the book and the authors note (Pupchenko, Valeriya). The title may provide a clue by using different methods presenting a book (Stubbs, Barnet, and Cain, 3). A title can have the ability to attract a reader with intriguing or appealing sound, or it can simply attract a reader by presenting the contents of the book in just a few words. Although a title does not always gets to the point of the book, a reader can often rely on...
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Teaching was explained to me as an art form and a mystery. It draws to the fact that the student is a blank canvas waiting to be transformed into a painting; yet the mystery is the artist does not have complete control of how the canvas will transform the paint. Each canvas will take the colors applied by the artist and may change it just a slight shade, or the canvas could be completely resistant to all paints thus remaining blank. It is this blank canvas or resistant student that keeps teachers up at night wondering, "How can I get through to this student?" Is it the pedagogy, or is it that the student has had years of practice of creating academic avoidance strategies? Or more importantly is there a correlation between the two? This is the question that a recent article in The Journal of Educational Psychology entitled "The Classroom Environment and Students' Reports of Avoidance Strategies in Mathematics: A Multimethod Study." The researchers observed 1,197 sixth-grade elementary students and 65 sixth-grade classrooms in the Midwestern states to support their hypotheses: It is predicted that perceptions of an emphasis on mastery goals in the classroom are negatively related to the use of avoidance strategies, whereas perceptions of an emphasis on performance in the classroom are positively related to the use of avoidance strategies…It is also expected that nonsupportive instructional motivational discourse will be associated with higher reports of avoidance strategies with perceptions of a performance goal structure. (Turner, et. al. 2002 p.91) The researchers seemed to approach the constructivist philosophy as a potential panacea to student avoidant behaviors. These hypotheses are in support of the teacher who is focused on the classroom's zone of proximal development. This means the teacher supports scaffolding transference and encourages student autonomy (Ibid p.103). One might agree...
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Have you ever stopped to think about how much people take advantage of their lifestyle? I can I honestly say it wasn't really something I had thought about, except on Thanksgiving and watching those t.v. commercials about starving children in third world countries. It was when I read "Shame" by Dick Gregory and "On the Meaning of Plumbing and Poverty" by Melanie Sheller. These two selections are stories about what life is like growing up in poverty in a country that was mostly wealthy. Despite the fact that both these writers shared the same pain of living their lives in shame and embarrassment, there were three distinctive problems that they didn't share and they are housing, plumbing, and food. In the story "On the Meaning of Plumbing and Poverty". By Melanie Scheller, the most talked about problem was the fact that it was extremely difficult for her and her family to keep a house. Scheller describes to us that she and her family were always moving from one dilapidated house to another for a number of reasons. One reason being the increased cost of the rent. A second reason being that the house just burnt down. And the last reason is that they were evicted without warning. As described in Scheller's passage, she and her family lived on farmland, which gave them easy access to some foods such as tomatoes, string beans, and some fruits. But unfortunately, Gregory didn't have the advantage of living on farmland. Gregory was in such poverty, that sometimes, because of such strong hunger pains, he would eat the paste that sat in the back of his classroom just so he could have something in his stomach. The third difference was the plumbing situation. Although Gregory had plumbing, the pipes often froze over in the winter leaving him no...
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