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Zucker, Gloria H. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Students with special needs require unique intervention strategies as they enter infant care and preschool environments. The techniques and materials discussed in this paper are designed especially for the child's unique abilities and disabilities. This paper will also focus on the skills needed for infants who have been identified as requiring…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Preschool Children
Simpson, Barbara E. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
As the title suggests, it will be suggested in this paper that attachment is a useful concept and that attachment disorders need to be addressed for infants and children to develop into responsible, caring, and mature adults for whom the everyday ability to learn from experience and adapt appropriately to an ever changing world. There will be no…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Self Control, Role, Children
Hall, Vickie A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
"Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword." Bulwer-Lytton recognized this strength years ago, and its truth continues to ring true in the works of authors: Tzvetan Todorov, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, Rigoberta Menchu, and Deborah Tannen. Language is a centuries-old weapon wielded in the struggle against…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Higher Education, Females, Gender Differences
Ballenger, Julia – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The Labor Force 2008 projections reflected that the rate of growth for women in the labor force will increase at a faster rate than that of men (Fullerton, 1999). In 2008, the majority of employed women (39 percent) worked in management, professional, and related occupations (U.S. Department of Labor, 2008). Although women's participation in the…
Descriptors: Labor Force, Leadership, Males, Disproportionate Representation
Rawles, Portia D. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This paper presents two premises regarding school violence in urban America. First, that traumatic stress among urban youth in the United States is a key factor in the development and exacerbation of school violence in urban areas. Secondly, an efficacious approach to the resolution of school violence cannot be achieved without addressing this…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Violence, Poverty, Urban Areas
Mandleco, Barbara – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Women are not tenured at the same rate they are receiving PhDs, and less likely to be tenured when compared to their male counterparts. Reasons women have difficulty achieving tenure include not discussing important information about an academic appointment with colleagues, working part time or as adjunct faculty, being involved in "pastoral or…
Descriptors: Job Sharing, Mentors, Tenure, Search Committees (Personnel)
Hornbuckle, Suzanne R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Various factors influence the developmental course of the behaviorally inhibited child. These factors include reciprocating, contextual factors, such as the child's own traits, the environment, the maternal characteristics, and the environment. Behaviorally inhibited children show physiological and behavioral signs of fear and anxiety when…
Descriptors: Children, Inhibition, Psychological Patterns, Depression (Psychology)
Baker, Nancy V. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
More than thirty years ago, an administrative assistant at Cornell University first challenged her university's indifference to her boss's sexually predatory behavior. While she did not prevail, her case sparked a movement. Litigation, news stories, and government guidelines defining sexual harassment followed. And universities responded: policies…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Females, Grievance Procedures, Court Litigation
Williams, Elvira S. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
University leadership from career and organizational viewpoints are discussed from the perspective of a woman physicist. Laws of physics are used, through appropriate analogies, as templates for structuring useful life lessons on holistic WHAM leadership. Interactive university skill sets and program policies based on holistic WHAM approaches are…
Descriptors: Leadership, Females, Holistic Approach, Higher Education
Williams-Boyd, Pat – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
One of every two children in the world lives in poverty, with no access to safe water, health services or adequate shelter to the extent that 25,000 children die every day. Thirty-seven million Americans, thirteen million of whom are children, live below the poverty level. Of the developed world, despite our wealth and sophistication, the United…
Descriptors: Children, Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged, School Role
Reid, Ethna R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
By presenting a brief general history of educators' efforts and struggles to influence the intellectual and social growth of young children, it will help the reader understand why the Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction (ECRI), a research and consulting group concerned with instructional practices, sought for and obtained funds from the U.S.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Program Effectiveness, Psychomotor Skills
Telesco, Paula J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
We have likely all heard of the so-called "Mozart Effect," the claim that listening to music increases intelligence. While the often-cited 1993 study never actually claimed such a profound conclusion, the resultant publicity focused the nation's attention on the evidence of music's positive effect on various types of cognitive skills.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Publicity, Music, Early Childhood Education
Fox-Cardamone, Lee – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The literature on higher education in the United States has maintained a place for the specific topic of discrimination against women in the American academy. Institutional restrictions, invisible ceilings, hidden hierarchies--all of these have entered into the discussion surrounding both the failure of women to progress through the academic ranks…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Universities, Females, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
Steele, Paul D. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
To use Lisbeth Schorr's term, children who are at risk for "rotten outcomes" are not randomly scattered throughout the society but are, rather, concentrated in impoverished neighborhoods. In recent decades, government policy and public opinion in the U.S. has reflected the belief that children who experience rotten outcomes are, at least…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Poverty Areas, Children, Ecology
Nishimura, Amy – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Teaching within institutions that prototypically privilege the social order of language is often problematic for both genders, especially because we tend to occupy masculine lines of rhetoric. The "standards" that women adhere to are not always associated in the feminine construction, and when we question "standards," the…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Altruism, Females, Figurative Language
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