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  1. Explain how the history of education has been a process of continual change. You must refer to key theories of education in your answer.

    Everyone holds '... their own views of the purpose of education...' (Bartlett, S. Burton, D and Peim, N. 2001: 34). However there is one universal meaning for education, it is a process which teaches life lessons and gives knowledge to those who enter this field. Education was not always a highly prioritised aspect in society, schools, colleges and universities were very uncommon as they were not available to the general public. During the sixteenth and seventeenth century, many people did not have the privilege to attend school. Many did not see the point in learning how to read and write, when they were '...eking out a living to worry about such niceties...'

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  2. Many Children Left Behind

    With its efficacy and desirability still in question, No Child Left Behind will be reassessed when the act goes up for possible reauthorization in 2007 (Lemann, 2002). One of the primary provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act states that in order for a school to receive federal funding, all of its teachers must be "highly-qualified" as defined by the law. A highly qualified teacher is defined as someone who meets the following requirements: fulfillment of the states individual requirements for licensing and certification, attainment of at least a bachelor's degree, and the demonstration of exceptional proficiency in their given subject matter (Spellings 2002).

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  3. Theoretical Analysis of migration

    Diaspora identity is that of a hybridity, which learns and takes from whichever culture that it comes into contact with. As agreed by Stuart Hall (Cohen, 2008, p.125) 'Diaspora identities are those which are constantly producing and reproducing themselves anew, through transformation and difference'. In the Narrative of Migration it was stated that Selena's family wanted to move from the Caribbean with the intension of having a higher standards of life and to increase their employment opportunities. As referred to by Cantle (2008, p.2)

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  4. Educational Aatainment

    Functionalist would argue that education is there to better the whole society. They would also argue that we can't all be brain surgeons, because if we were, who would be there to clean up the blood after or nurse the patients back to good health. In order to fully account for the differences in educational attainment it is of course important to firstly discuss how educational attainment is measured in the UK. 'State education began in Britain in 1870 with the Foster Education Act by which the state assumed responsibility for elementary education' Haralambos (1998, p. 26). Although education only began bout 139 years ago it has changed a lot over time.

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  6. The National Curriculum 2008 for Physical Education is the area discussed within this essay. The basis of this assignment will be focusing on several key questions in relation to this NCPE. With this National Curriculum being broad and having several key

    "The Overall purpose of the new NC2008 is covered by 3 broad aims. To create learners who are- * Successful Learners * Confident Individuals * Responsible Individuals (NCPE_review_A_Neville, 2008) In relation to HR within the NCPE the aim targeting this area is "Confident Individuals" (NCPE_review_A_Neville, 2008). The NCPE then expands on this aims of creating "Confident Individuals" (NCPE_review_A_Neville, 2008) to explain in more depth what this aim is achieving. "Confident Learners- Competence in physical activity and the sense of enjoyment brought about by being active and successful engenders a sense of confidence and self-esteem in pupils and enables them to become increasingly independent.

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  7. Human Resource Planning

    * To optimize staffing in the organization. * To estimate the value of human resources and their contribution to the organization Human resource planning at different planning levels * Corporate-level planning * Employment policy, Welfare policy, development policy etc. * Intermediate-level planning � This planning is done at strategic business unit level � Planning includes determining the recruitment/ layoff strategy, retaining strategy etc. Human resource planning at different planning levels * Operations planning � These include simple plans like plans for training and development of resources, recruitment etc. * Planning short-term activities * Includes management of day-to-day activities like grievance handling.

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  8. IT LAB

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  9. Citizenship Lesson Plan. In this lesson the students will explore the idea of what a citizen is and what characteristics they would expect to find in someone considered a good citizen within a community.

    Starter (10 minutes) 1. Share the lesson objectives/outcomes with the students 2. Give out one set of the citizen cards to each of the students the students should separate the cards into who they think is a good person and who they think is a bad person. They should be prepared to explain their choices. Main activity Activity 1: Teacher Led (10 minutes) Explain to the students that in this lesson they are going to be looking at what it means to be a good citizen for their local, national and international communities.

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  10. To what extent is English-medium education the solution or the problem in settings where English is not the dominant language of the pupils homes or local community? Answer with reference to the UK and at least one other country.

    In India, English medium education puts extra demands on children who are expected to learn through a language which they do not understand and find difficult to express themselves. Although competent in their own language in which subject specific concepts are understood when the same concepts are taught through the medium of English children are left confused. H Narasimhaiah (Resource and Reference, 2009, 80) an educationalist in India argues that a child's education during the formative years should be conducted through the medium of their mother tongue.

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  11. Identify key aspects Of Current Legislative Requirements and Codes of Practice Relevant to Your Subject and the Type of Organisation

    The Equality Act (2006) recognizes inclusiveness by respecting the right of learners to attend and participate, regardless of the gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability sexual orientation or age. Other relevant legislation include The Disability Discrimination act (1995) , The Sex Discrimination act (1975), The Race Relation Act (1976), The Equal Pay Act (1970), The human rights acts (1998)

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  12. Post-graduate students are required to evaluate, apply and synthesize. Explain what is meant by these terms. Illustrate your answer with examples.

    Sousa DA(2009:54) Describes Evaluate as judging the value of given data on the basis of specific criteria and standards. Learners examine criteria from several categories and select those that are the most relevant to the situation. Learners tend to consolidate their thinking and become more receptive to the other points of view. Evaluation Plan for Implementation Valuable and credible conclusion is the outcome of a good evaluation. The process of evaluation may be affected negatively by self-interested perceptions and assertions, undocumented claims and biases. To make the conclusion credible the process of evaluation should be scientific. An evaluation must provide information that address the situation and should be communicated timely and in an acceptable format to the decision makers.

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    Curriculum Essay

    Task Outline In order to achieve a successful mock parliament in the classroom five assessment tasks have been devised. They are: multiple choice test, mock parliament role play, group work - writing and performance task, presentation to an selected audience including peer to peer assessment, and a reflective essay. Each of the tasks will be briefly outlined and the justification of why they were chosen will be discussed in detail in the assessment criteria section. Task One- Multiple Choice Test Students will undertake a twenty question multiple-choice test. (See Appendix 1b) After students complete the test individually, answers will be shared as a class.

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  14. English Literature

    They were: The House Where Wombats Live and Dreadful David. Everyday either my grandmother or mother would sit with me and read one of these books first, followed by a new book. Rita Van Haren demonstrates the importance of reading aloud to children, in her case study of teaching Year Eight boys Shakespeare in an English class. She states (2002, p.1) "...by the end of the story some students were so involved in listening that they had given up on rearranging the words." Thus, reading aloud to students allows them to develop their listening skills, which can help them to both understand and enjoy the text.

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  15. Social Diversity

    In 1999 the Ministerial Council designed a national policy for anti-racism and to an extent it was introduced in all of the states and territories. (http://racismnoway.com.au/library/legislation/index-Commonwe.html#Heading60) In addition to the legislation, the Federal Government has established a website for teachers and schools entitled 'Racism- No Way!'(http://racismnoway.com.au/) The website provides teachers with resources, lesson plans, competitions for students, and information on how other countries are dealing with racism in schools. Students can even post or discuss issues surrounding racism online through an interactive blog.

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  16. "How To Read A Book"

    as well as the different schools of thought in teaching it. Inspectional reading is basically speed reading or skimming. This is the skill most use to get through school and the skill that most adults who read for enjoyment use. We read to follow the plot and get the big ideas to see what going to happen next before turning out the light for the evening. I found that I tend to mostly use this type of reading and have gotten a better understanding as to why I cant remember a thing once I'm done. The retainability in this reading level is not the best when it comes to learning or bettering one self.

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  17. Lesson plan for English literature. Topic: Revision Literature: Sonnet 18 Subtopics: Literal and figurative meaning of Sonnet 18, the themes, tone and atmosphere

    appreciate poetry, beauty and love Thinking Skills: To understand, retelling the poem in one's own words as well as able to recognize important elements of the poem. Steps/Time allocation Contents Teaching activities & Learning Activities Remarks (Values/ thinking skills/Methods/Strategy/Teaching aids) Teaching activities Learning Activities Step 1 (Induction set) 5 minutes Topic: Revision - Literature: Sonnet 18 Subtopics: Literal and figurative meaning of Sonnet 18, the themes, tone and atmosphere * Sonnet 18: Literal and figurative meaning of each quatrains and couplet.

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  18. This essay will examine the individual learning needs of a child with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) called Mikail. The essay will explore the continuum of provision within the education system and also the continuum of needs with regards to Mikail

    The Learning Trust (2007) considers all children and young people to be on a continuum of needs. Where there is a continuum of need, a continuum of provision should be made available. A continuum of provision looks at the difference in provision for different learning needs and include mainstream, mainstream with specialist adjustments, co-located provision and advisory, support and outreach services. The continuum of needs was officially recognised within the Warnock Report (1978) which resulted in provision being implemented in the form of The Code of Practice and the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Need (DfE, 1994).

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  19. Grades and self-esteem

    First of all, grades are a central part of education since they help to judge a student's quality of work. In addition, as Moore states, these grades cannot be given without merit since good grades are a reflection of more than just knowledge, they also exemplify learned skills that would represent good workers in the future. Nevertheless, grading not only means paying attention on academic performance but also on other features as classroom behaviour, effort, participation, attendance, punctuality, attitude, personality traits or student interest in the course material.

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  20. Henrik Ibsen, A Dolls House

    Naturalism occurs copiously throughout the play of the marriage between Torvald Helmer and Nora Helmer. The play starts off right away by showing the reader how Helmer does not think very highly of women, by treating Nora as a child. Throughout the novel, Torvald refers to Nora as his little lark or his squirrel. This type of diction that Torvald uses toward Nora proves how he speaks to her in such a childish way. Torvald also treats her like she is naive because he acts like he is her father by not wanting her teeth to go bad from eating sweets all the time. Helmer states, "Hasn't Miss SweetTooth been breaking rules in town to-day?"

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  21. Grades vs. Learning

    This will ultimately get them the ideal job that they have always been looking for. Students need their minds expanded as much as they possibly can be. Through the liberal arts education, the students are not being completely closed minded about other ideas and topics that are floating around in the world. Instead, they can use what they have learned and apply this information to real world situations that they may encounter in the future. According to "A UW-Green Bay Education," "The University approaches the liberal arts ideal-and aspires to transform rather than to merely teach students-with a strategy that recognizes understanding that is deep, complete and effective requires from multiple perspectives"(6).

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  22. Darfur Lesson Plan

    Armed conflicts, epidemics, famine, natural disasters and other major emergencies may all involve or lead to a humanitarian crisis. The Red Cross calls incidents like Darfur "long-term man-made disasters" - the Janjaweed are the government militia; they are mostly armed gunmen in Darfur comprised of nomadic Arab tribes who have long been at odds with Darfur's settled African farmers - Feb 23 2003 was the "starting point" of the conflict - the DLF takes credit for attacking public headquarters - This isn't the beginning of the fighting.

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  23. Reflective Review of Practice

    personal satisfaction, goal achievement). In the classroom this corresponds to students achieving their target grades. During my teaching practice I have moved away from trying to impart knowledge on students towards assisting individual students fulfil their potential. In order to achieve this I have moved to see students' problems and needs through their eyes and then help overcome these problems. This works to support Rogers (1994), a key philosopher in the humanistic movement who said: - "The outstanding quality of the successful teacher is empathy - the ability to see someone else's problem through ones' own eyes and to communicate that understanding with clarity and care" Whilst at this stage of my development I would not class myself as a 'successful teacher' I believe I am working to develop the skills required to be successful.

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  24. Reflective Report on Inclusive Resource

    Inclusion is focused upon by professionals, authorities and schools as special educational needs; however inclusion is a focus on a wide range of diverse socio economic backgrounds, differing ethnicities, gender imbalances with regards to attainment and also those who are described as "gifted and talented". Hence a more appropriate definition is "Inclusion is about the quality of children's experience; how they are helped to learn, achieve and participate fully in the life of the school." (DfES, Removing Barriers to Achievement (2004)).

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