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Scholz, Carolyn L. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
This paper will explore the balance between children's rights and parental responsibility from a family systems perspective. Children do not grow up in a vacuum; they are part of a biological, psychological and social system. The interaction of the child and parent within this system must include the development of responsibilities by the parent…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Childrens Rights, Child Role, Parents
Okpechi, Simeon O.; Belmasrour, Rachid – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
In the past twenty years, the number of qualified women accountants in the U.S. has outstripped that of men according to American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; yet these women occupy few strategic positions in accounting firms. Retention has been a major issue. This study explores how the perception of their status, investments and…
Descriptors: Females, Accounting, Professional Personnel, Gender Issues
Washington, Christa Ellen – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine perceived career barriers of women in entry-level and mid-level positions who were formally and informally mentored. Research studies have found that mentoring can yield positive outcomes; however, there is limited research on how mentoring style impacts career advancement. The primary research questions…
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, Barriers, Supervisory Methods
Jackson, Leah Witcher – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
An extensive body of research indicates a significant correlation between gender equality and the level of economic and social development of a country. Gender inequities have been found to influence the way members of the family spend their time and resources. Evidence suggests that women with more control over resources will spend more money on…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Correlation, Economic Progress, Females
Kuttner, Joanne Fitzmaurice – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
There is a wise proverb that insists it takes a whole village to raise a child to adulthood. In light of the expanding convolution of contemporary values, it is especially important to attentively nurture the inherent desire in each developing human person to seek good and avoid evil, especially during the critical years of adolescent formation.…
Descriptors: Social Action, Holistic Approach, Integrity, Moral Values
Cole, Helen; Hulley, Kathy; Quarles, Peggy – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
This paper presents the differing sides to the discussion of how much assessment is too much. A teacher survey was administered to practicing teachers in the Lincoln Memorial University graduate program to determine how assessment affects classroom instruction and student learning. The research reflects more often than not that assessment does…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Federal Legislation, Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Surveys
Hazlett, Lisa A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Power and status are captivating, especially the desire for social status and its commensurate authority and security. Cliques, smaller clusters within larger peer groups sharing similar views, behaviors, and attitudes, are a means of attaining societal power. Because cliques are typically composed of the disenfranchised holding views different…
Descriptors: Social Status, Power Structure, Nursery Rhymes, Hidden Curriculum
Dorris, Ronald – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Today as part of the network of globalization, the United States is trailing through the 21st century on the note of an unfinished past. As a legally segregated entity of United States citizenry from 1896-1954, people of African descent largely would be on their own when it came to creating a positive self-image. Those who genuinely sought to…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Economic Impact, Democratic Values, Desegregation Litigation
Hanks, Lawrence J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
On January 20, 2009, essentially 200 years after the enactment of the embargo against the slave trade, 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. Using the one drop rule for racial designation which has prevailed in the USA for most of its history,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, United States History, Race, Criticism
Peacock, Sunita – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
The essay discusses the role and education of the women of India, with special reference to the women of Bengal during the nineteenth-century and a comparison is made between the education of the Indian woman and the education of the European woman during this era. The education of the Indian woman is also referenced against the backdrop of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Females, Womens Education
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Smith, Catherine A.; Vellenga, Heidi E.; Parker, Marian; Butler, Norman L. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
This paper assembles innovative ideas from several disciplines and offers an integrated discussion for improving TESL/TEFL curriculum design, specifically for individuals from peripheral social contexts and to address the global demand for ESL/EFL teachers. Overall, the suggested innovations serve to: 1) increase program accessibility to…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Brantmeier, Cindy – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2006
Bernhardt (2003) claims that half of the variance in second language (L2) reading is accounted for by first language literacy (20%) and second language knowledge (30%), and that one of the central goals of current L2 reading research should be to investigate the 50% of variance that remains unexplained. Part of this variance takes consists of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Research, Gender Differences, Test Format