Research Papers on Education Politics

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  • Learning Disabilities and Standardized Testing

    In five pages this paper considers learning disabled students within the context of standardized testing. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Freedom of Knowledge and the Courage of Learning

    In five pages this essay discusses education's purpose and the advantages of living in a society where knowledge is freely accessed with the Little Chinese Seamstress and Balzac by Dai Sijie referred to in this consideration. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • No Child Left Behind and Standardized Testing

    In ten pages this research paper examines 2001's NCLB in terms of its impact on teaching and presents a literature review that exposes the educational detriments of standardized testing. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Unanticipated Impacts of the No Child Left Behind Act

    This paper considers the findings of researchers Linda Vallie and Daria Buese in regard to this Act's negative impacts on teacher roles, impacts that reverberate all the way down to teaching effectiveness. There are four sources listed in this three page paper.

  • Learning and School Aid Decreases

    In five pages chaos theory and the connection between learning and nutrition are examined within the context of the question 'Does decreasing public school aid hinder learning?' Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Improved School Learning Through Student Uniforms

    In five pages this paper discusses the student learning benefits realized from wearing school uniforms. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reducing High School Dropout Statistics by Applying Title I Social Welfare Policy

    In fifteen pages this paper examines how the rates of high school dropouts can be reduced through the Title I program. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 1990s American Education Legislation

    In twenty seven pages this paper discusses the education trends that took shape in America during the 1990s as typified by 'Goal 2000' to improve elementary and secondary education standards and increasing minority acces to higher education. There are twenty six bibliographic sources listed.

  • Should Schools Allow Spanking?

    Once a staple along with eraser dust and gym class, corporal punishment has fallen into disfavor in public schools. This paper examines both sides of the corporal punishment debate and gives a list of states where it has been banned, as well as statistics on students beaten in the states that have not.This paper has five pages and five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Education and Diversity

    A 6 page paper which examines tips for elementary school teachers regarding diversity and the condition of diversity in students. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • National Standards/Fine Arts

    A 3 page research paper that, first of all, briefly outlines the general content of national standards addressing the fine arts: art education, dance, music and visual arts. Then the writer briefly discusses research on how to accomplish these goals. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Funding for Schools in New York State

    In a paper of five pages, the writer looks at New York state educational funding. The rationale behind funding decisions and Title I funds are examined in a pamphlet format. Paper uses four sources.

  • Effectiveness of Sex Education in Teen HIV Prevention

    A 14 page research paper that offers a research study proposal. The hypothesis for the proposed study is that a sex education program that significantly affects the attitudes and norms of participant adolescents and creates positive cognition toward abstinence and delayed sexual behavior can be termed to be effective, as this result can logically be assumed to have a positive effect on the incidence of HIV among adolescents/young adults. The proposal outlines the parameters of the problem and provides background information on the issues, which states the purpose of the proposed study. A literature review provides context, as it summarizes previous research on this topic. The proposed methodology, data collection and analysis are then summarized. Samples of a parental/guardian consent form and a participant asset form are also included. The proposal also includes a 1 page abstract. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Questions/Public Relations in Schools

    A 6 page research paper that answers specific questions from a text addressing public relations for public schools. Issues addressed include obstacles to good PR for schools, models of PR, reflective practice and legal issues pertaining to defamation and religion in schools. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Full Inclusion in the Classroom

    A 4 page paper which examines information available regarding full inclusion in classrooms. bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • STD Abstinence-Only Education/Is It Working?

    A 6 page research paper that examines what empirical studies and experts have to say about the content of sex education and whether abstinence-only programs should be preferred. The writer argues that this body of evidence indicates that while abstinence is an important message to send to teens, sex education should be comprehensive. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Overview of Freedom of Expression and Students

    In thirteen pages this paper discusses students' freedom of expression in term so how it is exercised and how available it is in the United States. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Freedom of Expression and Students

    In fourteen pages this report examines student freedom of expression in the United States. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Chicago and School Dress Code Effectiveness

    In six pages this paper assesses the pros and cons of dress codes in school with schools in Chicago being the primary focus. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 20th Century Educational Inequality

    In three pages educational inequality as it continues to exist in the 20th century is discussed.

  • Motivating Gifted Students

    The writer argues that gifted students are often bored and drop out, and that educators who do not motivate them are complicit in the loss of these minds to the nation. The writer also describes students who are disabled and gifted, and argues that the educational system must find a way to allow gifted students to develop their full potential. The paper is nine pages long and there are nine sources listed in the bibliography.

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

    In five pages this paper examines various implementations of the 'No Child Left Behind' Act in a consideration of 10 concerns. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Qualifications: No Child Left Behind Act

    A 3 page paper which summarizes the qualifications for teachers and paraprofessionals who work in the public school system as it involves the No Child Left Behind Act. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Standards: No Child Left Behind

    A 5 page paper which examines some of the standards for teachers in the No Child Left Behind Act. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Action Research and Education

    In five pages this essay subdivided into 2 sections considers the merits of action research in a new math class for high school students that are not going to college with reference made to the reflection in action model of Scott along with the review of an article regarding action science versus action learning as it pertains to the change model for reflection in action. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Link Between Scholastic Performance and Extracurricular Activities

    In fifteen pages this research study proposal considers the link between student scholastic performance and involvement in public school extracurricular activities. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography and 1 chart is also included.

  • Affirmative Action and 'Equal Opportunity For All and Preferences For None'

    In this paper that consists of 5 pages the abandonment of the college admission practice of affirmative action as practiced by the University of California is supported for reasons contained within. There are 6 bibliographic sources.

  • Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action in the Area of Higher Education

    In a paper consisting of seven pages the recent decisions in the University of Michigan case are presented in terms of the ruling that applying Affirmative Action to admissions policies was an acceptable practice. There are five bibliographic sources cited.

  • Education in Virginia, Florida, and Alabama

    In five pages this paper discusses school safety, reforms in testing, and overcrowding issues in education as they affect Virginia, Florida, and Alabama. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Audit School District

    School districts receive funding from many sources at the state and federal levels. Each funding comes with laws, rules, and regulations and if the district violates those, it will find itself being audited beyond the annual external audit. In this essay, a school district misused funds. The essay discusses an audit plan with actions embedded in these discussions. There are three sources used in this fuve page paper.

  • Fremont Technology Plan and Enhancing Education through Technology Grant Program

    This 3 page paper compares section 5 of the Fremont Technology Plan to Criterion 5 of Enhancing Education through Technology Grant Program. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Educational Leadership Effectiveness

    In five pages this essay considers what it takes to achieve effectiveness in educational leadership with an application of Scott's general leadership framework. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Education and Leadership

    In five pages educational leadership is examined in a literature review that also includes the essential schools of Sizer along with stewardship leadership and leaders' shared attributes. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Leadership and Education

    In seven pages educational leadership is examined in terms of the concept's problems and choices associated with it. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Shortcomings of a Cookie Cutter Education

    This paper uses the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Dewey to point out the problems that result when trying to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • United Kingdom Early Childhood Education Politics and Policy

    In five pages this paper discusses the policy and political information to be aware of in United Kingdom's early childhood education. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Early Childhood Education Politics and Policy

    In five pages this paper discusses the importance of policy and political information when working in early childhood education in a consideration of nongoverment organizations such as the United Way and the struggles they face particularly regarding Head Start programs. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Positive and Negative Aspects of Homeschooling

    In four pages this paper examines the impact homeschooling will have on the future of public schools in this assessment overview. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Homeschooling and the Conflicting Perspectives Regarding Legal Protection

    In five pages the increasing tendency in the U.S. towards homeschooling children is examined in terms of the lack of legal protections regarding this practice. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Technology Effects on Education

    In six pages this research paper examines the impact of technology upon education with such topics as classroom teaching, educator approaches, and student performance discussed. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tutorial on Personal Education Views

    In six pages this tutorial discusses education in a consideration of personal views regarding topics including education roles of the community and parents, teaching and the impact of administration, and the student population's impact. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Inequities in School Funding

    A 3 page research paper that addresses three issues in school funding: (1) Inequalities in funding affect education quality; (2) Alternatives to reliance on local property tax for funding and (3) Challenges in improving school finance formulae. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Education and Citizens in the Postindustrial American Society

    In a nine page paper that includes an outline of one page the Second Bill of Rights by President Franklin D. Roosevelt is examined within the context of whether or not all citizens in postindustrial America are receiving the 'good education' they have a right to. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Democracy and Education

    In four pages democracy and its demands are examined in terms of social ideals and education's role.

  • Roles in Education/Chapter Summaries

    A 10 page research paper that addresses issues in leadership as they apply to education. The first page addresses the question of what roles community leader and religious institutions should play in the process of education. This is followed by three 3-page summaries of articles on education and leadership. Bibliography sites these articles, but this information is incomplete.

  • A History of Foreign Language Curricula in American Schools

    This 11 page paper traces the history of foreign language in American schools. The paper looks at the decades of the twentieth century to see the course that foreign language curricula would take primarily in high school but also in elementary school and in higher education. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Language Acquisition Principles: Immersion

    A 3 page paper which examines the conditions of immersion as it pertains to education and language acquisition principles. The paper summarizes/analyzes the article Dual-language immersion by Jennifer Esposito. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Cultural And Gender Influences In Education And Organizations

    20 pages in length. Education is becoming an elusive entity for many students who are not equipped to learn the 'American' way. The underpinning of socioeconomic, gender, racial and cultural components often erects barriers that prevent certain populations from engaging in the learning process with their Caucasian counterparts. Indeed, the extent to which the academic process is skewed toward American teaching ideals is both grand and far-reaching; that such marginalizing aspects as language deficiency, gender construct, stereotype vulnerability and standardized testing serve to segregate some student populations from receiving an equal education speaks to the manner by which different backgrounds may cause students difficulty in fitting in with a particular classroom culture, often instigating negative influence upon the self-esteem, perceived abilities as well as how they approach their studies and career choices. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Social Content and Literacy Connection

    In six pages cultural literacy in the classroom is examined in terms of social studies course application that can bridge the gaps of a multicultural society by celebrating diversity and emphasizing common traits cultures share. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Space Age Mathematics Education' Verbal Report

    In six pages a verbal report is presented that is based upon a paper with the same name composed of twenty pages with a conversational summary provided. There are no sources cited.

  • NCLB, View of Teachers

    A 10 page research paper that discusses how teachers see the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act. The NCLB radically changed the nature of the public school system as it serves to deemphasize the local control of public schools, which has been a hallmark of American public education since its inception. The NCLB began to affect schools in the 2002-3 academic years, which means its effects have been ongoing for the last six years. This brings up the question of how do teachers, six years into the NCLB, perceive this legislation and its implications for the future of education in America. This literature review focuses on this question and the opinions of educators, rather than politicians or the general public. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • NCLB and High Qualified Teachers

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), which was enacted by Congress in 2002, and which requires among its provisions that all teachers, as of end of 2005-6 school year, should be "highly qualified," that is, meet the defining list of requirements listed in the law (Harrison-Jones, 2007, p. 356). This review of literature, first of all, describes the variety of forces that have shaped the public's understanding of the issues involved with the NCLB, using a historical perspective that indicates the impact that this law has had on teacher qualifications. This is followed by a discussion of the positive effects that the NCLB has had on teacher qualifications before addressing the issue of challenges for highly qualified teachers. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The NCLB, A School Improvement Idea

    This five page research paper discusses the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), looking specifically at its role and impact as a reform measure on student learning, while also considering the costs entailed in this law. The references include six sources.

  • ELL and NCLB's Implications

    In eight pages this paper examines how English Language Learner programs are impacted by the No Child Left Behind legislation particularly regarding special education programs. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • No Child Left Behind Act

    A 5 page research paper that addresses policy issues associated with the NCLB Act. The writer outlines that issue, its background, efficacy of its assumptions and how scholarship addresses this issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Head Start under the NCLB Act

    A 7 page research paper that discusses the goals and strengths of the Head Start program, as well as what evaluation methods are being used to assess this program, before offering writer recommendations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ethics and NCLB Act

    In eleven pages this paper examines the controversial No Child Left Behind Act in a consideration of issues of ethics as they relate to it. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Educators Views on the 2001 NCLB Act

    In fifty pages the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is presented in this comprehensive overview that assesses standardized testing effectiveness and includes the perspectives of educators. Twenty five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • No Child Left Behind - A Review of Literature

    In a paper of four pages, the writer looks at the impact of No Child Left Behind. Issues relating to racial discrimination are assessed via a review of relevant literature. Paper uses ten sources.

  • Parents and Accountability

    In this paper consisting of five pages the issue of whether schools or parents should be accountable for educating children is discussed with the emphasis on single parent accountability and whether more should be expected from schools as far as accountability with regards to students from single parent households is also considered. There are five bibliographic sources cited.

  • Contemporary School Problems and Solutions

    In five pages this paper examines the public school problems of funding, educator refresher course mandating, involvement of parents, certification route options, and salaries of teachers along with possible solutions. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The NCLB Act and Pros and Cons

    In a paper of four pages, the author reflects on the No Child Left Behind Act and the pros and cons of the legislation. The author reflects on the issues raised by the act, including the emerging teach to the test paradigm. There are three sources referenced in this paper.

  • Rochester, NY, and Education According to John Dewey's Philosophy and Carter G. Woodson's The Mis Education of the Negro

    In fifteen pages consisting of 3 subsections of five pages this paper discusses Woodson's text, Rochester's failed reforms of education, and John Dewey's constructivist philosophy of education. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Modern Youth and Education

    In five pages early education is the primary concentration of this paper on the education of America's youth with the extent of family and government responsbility assessed and recommendations offered. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Legal Issues in Education

    A 30 page research paper that addresses specific legal issues as they apply to teaching and education. Topics covered include tort liability, negligence, law pertaining to disabled children, privacy issues, drug testing, search and seizure and others. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Public Education's Missing Component, Professional Development

    This paper consists of eight pages and discusses professional development programs and how they can be applied to public school education. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Pros and Cons of School Uniforms

    In four pages school uniform pros and cons are discussed with other options also considered. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Public School Funding

    In four pages this considers the funding of public schools and argues that the success or failure of public schools is not solely determined on the basis of funding. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • State Funding of Public Education

    A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses the issue of whether or not states should provide full state funding for public schools. This examination looks at this concept as a means for equalizing funding and concludes that broadened. but not necessarily full, state funding would serve this purpose, while helping school districts to retain some control. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Legality of Searching Public Schools at Random

    In seven pages this research paper discusses random public school searches in terms of their constitutionality with Supreme Court case precedents included. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Single Sex Schools Should Not be Banned

    This 3 page paper argues that single-sex schools should not be banned. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Single Sex Schools and Educational Reform

    In nine pages this paper argues that segregating students by gender is not an effective process of educational reform. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tradition and School Discipline

    In seven pages this paper examines the increased incidences of violence in schools and considers how the environment can be improved with violence and truancy problems reduced. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • School Uniforms and the Law

    In seven pages this research paper discusses the debate that continues to rage on regarding public schools and mandatory school uniforms implementation. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Research Proposal on Achievement and School Uniforms

    In five pages this research proposal seeks to investigate whether or not the scholastic achievement of elementary school students is related to the wearing of school uniforms with hypothesis, methodology, and statistical analysis included. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Utilitarian Approach to School Uniforms

    In eleven pages this paper provides a utilitarian approach to the issue of school uniforms by recommending a district implementation of such a policy. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Science in Society

    This 3 page paper evaluates an article about science education. The importance of science in society is emphasized. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sex Education and Censorship

    The use of sexually explicit films in the context of teaching sex education is the subject of this research paper. This report looks at a variety of positions but concludes that pornography and education films involving sex are two different things. This five page paper has 5 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Academic Integrity, Student Research Methods, and Study Skills

    In six pages this paper discusses academic integrity, Internet and library research, time management, and the importance of setting and achieving objectives. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Issues in Staff Development

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

  • Teaching Reading

    The writer discusses the controversy over whether phonics or whole language is a better method for teaching reading. The writer argues in favor of a balanced approach that uses both methods. The paper is nine pages long and there are ten sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Reading and Writing Fundamentals and the 'Hooked on Phonics' Program

    This paper discusses how the basic 'Hooked on Phonics' program teaches children the basics of reading and writing in fourteen pages. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Becoming Motivated to Enter the Teaching Profession

    In four pages a student's desire to become a teacher is examined in a consideration of motivating factors. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Thurgood Marshall's Role in Education

    This 8 page paper examines biographical information in addition to Marshall's role as a judge. How his life relates to the theme of education is the focus of this paper. An annotated bibliography is included.

  • Proposal on the Benefits of Wearing School Uniforms

    In seven pages this paper presents a proposal to investigate the benefits of adopting a school uniform policy with longer paper suggestions also offered. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • School Revenue Issues

    A 4 page research paper that addresses 3 issues pertaining to school finance, which are how school revenue & expenditures are impacted by demographics & economic change; current social problems that are causing an increase in the annual costs of elementary and secondary education and the issue of year-round schools. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Controversy Over Schools Being Open All Year

    In six pages this paper examines the controversies surrounding the prospect of schooling all year round. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

 

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