2003). In addition to improving the core academic instruction, by working together, educators
will have the opportunity to focus on instruction and monitoring students’ response to accurately
determine those in need of special education...
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Participating in an internship for the Department of State in the U.S. Embassy in
Brasilia has been very beneficial to me academically, professionally, and personally. I
participated in an organization that was...
self-reported as being a good reader, reading between 30 minutes to one hour a day. The other student who scored on a 5.8 grade equivalent level on the DRP also highly agreed with the results of the test at 9 out of 10 and reported being a good...
involves working with word meaning and understanding text. Currently, “direct screenings in the
areas of vocabulary and comprehension have yet to be developed for elementary learners”
(Mesmer & Mesmer, 2008, p. 289). Fuchs and Fuchs go on to...
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to handle the things that bother them about another person. Sister-wives do not always get along; when this happens, each woman must evaluate her own needs and work out the issues. Much like interviewee #13, Interviewee #4...
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experiences like “argument” or “the mind,” structural metaphors emerge as the format for
how we understand these ideas. Structural metaphors “allow us…to use one highly
structured and clearly delineated concept to...
sources such as referrals from family, friends and work colleagues (McCartney et al.,
2008; Sönmez & Sirakaya, 2002; and Dore & Crouch, 2003). Respondents were asked
whether or not they heard about Austria from individual advertising sources...
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A managerial approach to studying cultures comes from the work of Laurent (1983) and Victor (1992). Laurent identified four dimensions or parameters, as he refers to them: perception of organizations as political systems,...
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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a bank holding firm that provides services in
investment banking, investment management, and security services to major corporations
and organizations around the world (About, 2009). They analyze...
out of respect for the educator’s time as well as to be sure to observe the class for the entire time
allotted. An observational protocol (Creswell, 2012) was developed to focus on particular aspects
of instruction and classroom dynamics. This...
Modern digital devices have a venerable history dating back to 1936. Early
digital devices were basically electrical logic machines and complex number
calculators. The first special-purpose electronic digital computer appeared in 1939
and the first...
RTI has been a nationwide initiative, because “to meet the needs of all students, the
educational system must use its collective resources to intervene early and provide appropriate
interventions and supports to prevent...
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After World War II, the United States and its allies built a new world
order. Today, it is up to the BRICs and the developed world to do it once
again! \ What can be done to secure its position as the “best of the
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“Generally their parents are incarcerated, or on drugs. There are a small percentage of parents going to school or away for employment. So they leave the children with the grandparents. The positive thing is that they are not...
area. The identities of all participants have been kept confidential and findings will be reported in
this study without revealing their personal information.
A Brief Explanation of the Studied School’s Framework
The following is the...
Tables 7 and 8 represent the frequency and descriptive analyses, respectively, for
Section F: Information Sources. Table 7 indicates whether or not the respondents had
heard about Austria from the given source while Table 8 shows whether or not...
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Forensic Botany & Archaeology
Forensic science is the branch of criminology that applies science to legal issues, and two emphases within forensic science are botany and archaeology (Yoon 1993). Forensic archaeologists and...
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largely remained unstudied. The emergence of this culture allows for a greater understanding of the beliefs, norms, and lifestyle of a unique and interesting culture.
Consistent with all participant observation studies where...