Much is written about rigor but there are few research studies on the subject. This study by Dr. Misenheimer adds to the research on teacher's perception of the rigor present in their classroom assignments and the actual amount of rigor that is present. This study may challenge your thinking about a subject we often discuss but have very little agreement on. This study examines high school English assignments in traditional high schools grades 9-12 and one Early College.
Exploring success and the influence of culture in international assignments for pr practitioners. This study is designed to develop an understanding of what influences the degree of success of public relations professionals in international assignments. It explores the degree of success in international assignments of public relations professionals in South Africa and the United States and determines the influence of any correlations to organizational and national culture.
A shortened assignment, as an accommodation, can help learning disabled students learn and demonstrate their knowledge. The purpose of this qualitative case study using grounded theory analysis was to explore the administration and implementation of shortened assignments for four learning disabled students and to describe the perceptions of co-teachers and parents of how shortened assignments benefit or hinder learning for these students within a co-teaching context at an urban middle school. Shortened assignments, when applied consistently and appropriately by general and special education teachers, can help learning disabled students in a variety of ways.
What would you do if you found yourself teaching at a school that is usually surrounded by high floods from February to August each year and your school is about 40km away from the drier land? Worse still, your school is far away from services such as electricity, public roads,regional centres where all academic support is available and the related. How would you prepare and post your assignments?
The business world of today looks considerably different than twenty years ago; companies used to compete domestically, but the number of organizations that continues to do so becomes very scarce. Globalization forces organizations to expand their boundaries and look for new markets. Because of this relatively new phenomenon, more and more companies are sending their employees on international assignments. Traditionally, these expatriates have been men. Despite the need and rise of deployment of expatriates, the number of women in such positions remains low (2-15%). However, if companies want to keep on sending their best and most qualified staff, they cannot rely primarily on men anymore. The increasing demand for expatriates can be met by deploying more women. However, statistical figures show that this is not so easy in practice. This thesis clarifies possible explanations for the scarcity of females on international assignments and researches the ambition of both males and females to pursue an international career. Therefore, this research would be of particular interest for both individuals with international ambitions as well as companies that are sending individuals abroad.
Ready-to-use therapeutic exercises for overcoming parenting deficits The Parenting Skills Homework Planner provides complete, customizable, copy-ready exercises for use with parents in therapy. Designed as a companion for the Parenting Skills Treatment Planner, this invaluable resource can also be used alone to facilitate counseling and help clients take a more proactive role. Organized by topic, each section provides specific goals for each exercise and suggests additional exercises that may help clients organize their thoughts and behaviors surrounding complex family dynamics. From behavioral problems and negative relationships to career development, blended families, grandparenting, and much more, this book provides practical tools for therapists helping clients navigate the landmines of parenthood. In an era of brief therapy, tangible homework assignments help clients continue their therapeutic work outside of the session, offering a quicker, more effective route to solving parenting skills deficits. This book provides insightful prompts and helpful exercises designed to uncover the root of the problem, focus on a solution, and help clients think deeply and critically about past and ongoing behaviors and habits. Use tested homework assignments independently, or in alignment with the Parenting Skills Treatment Planner Customize each exercise to suit each client's situation using downloadable files Help clients get more out of therapy by using time between sessions productively Tackle issues relating to abuse, depression, school difficulties, divorce, poverty, and more Today's complex family structures, combined with increased childhood pressures from school, peers, and the general culture, make parenting a more difficult job than ever before. Homework assignments extend therapy into family time, and facilitate constructive thought and discussion outside of the session. With 60 customizable exercises tailored to specific parenting problems, the Parenting Skills Homework Planner is an essential resource for the family therapist.
Writing as a communicative activity imposes great difficulties on EFL learners and both cognitive and affective aspects of writing have a sharing part in this complex process. Apprehension and blocking as two prominent factors, due to their adverse effect on learning language are more challenging for EFL learners as they write in a new language system. The present book tries to provide insights on the importance of these two phenomena specifically in the EFL context. This book allude to the role of strategy instruction, the saliency of explicit writing strategy use, prewriting strategies in particular, in relieving many problems that may arise from overlooking affective and cognitive aspects of writing. It further emphasized that the implementation of explicit writing instruction as a solution can make a world of difference for students in the process of learning. Finally, this book contributes to look at EFL writing in a new perspective, to rethink of other factors which may play hidden roles in the writing tasks and to change the view of writing from unlearnable gift to the process of discovery.
With an increasing amount of technology being incorporated into teachers’ lessons, there is need for research to be done so teachers can include technology in a way that most benefits students. Previous research has found that, in the university setting, implementing student written weblogs into ESL writing instruction and practice has shown improvement in the quality of student composition. The present study took place over six weeks, and included five intermediate level English language learners in a middle school setting. After receiving lecture-based instruction from the classroom teacher, each participant completed a writing assignment. The experimental group completed five assignments using a weblog created on EDUblogs.org for this study while the control group completed five writing assignments using a word processor or pen and paper. Each assignment was scored using an ESL composition profile by the classroom teacher. The results showed that the participants in the control group showed the most improvement in their writing scores.
We suggest an original method of student cheating evaluation based on the comparison of students’ grades in exams in class, home assignments and experimental homework. The data for the study is collected from the survey of 2012–2013 sophomores of the International College of Economics and Finance at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. At the end of the course in Statistics in addition to standard assignments (homework and exams) students were given experimental homework with a ban on cooperation among them. The violation of this rule was qualified as cheating. The scale of cooperation is measured and then tested through the stochastic frontier technique; it reveals connection with the GPA level, students’ expectations of the cheaters’ share and students’ moral norms. We also find different behavioral patterns for high and low performing students as well as country specific context of student cheating behavior.
This project is aimed at downloading and uploading online assignments for students; with each assignment having information about the instructions, description, deadline, and submission details. The main goal of this thesis is to design and implement online assignment submission and provide an interface use for uploading test program (Nant script file) by instructors, who would be able to evaluate assignments automatically. The system provides an interface for testing assignments such that they can be plugged in by the teachers. This testing could invoke a compiler and make a test-run of the compiled code and check the result or test for plagiarism, existence of certain documents or simply check the file type (extension). The most obvious advantage offered by online assignment submission is that it offers faster transmission of assignments than using traditional way by using online system. The interface use to invoke different testing program by teachers, So Save the time and cost for teachers by enabling them to put up a fast response for students as well as increasing the quality of the feedback provided to students.
This is an exposed fact that our teacher education institutions are not catering to the market demand due to mismatch in our teacher education programme and the requirements of the school to reduce the gap between the training imparted and actual job done by secondary school teachers. For example, the pupil-teachers seldom get a chance to know how to plan remedial teaching, taking children on excursions, checking students’ assignments, setting of question papers, conducting admissions and examinations, preparing school time-table and schemes for monthly tests and examinations, etc. Thus, it is necessary to emphasize upon a student-teacher the need for executing his job with the absolute devotion, conscientiousness, honesty and professional integrity; but this is seldom taught during the course of training period. Qualified teacher-educators should be recruited in teacher training institutions and interest in teaching, learning, research and maintenance of professional standard should be created in them for the betterment of prospective teachers and nation building.
Globally it is known that international managers are a valuable resource to all organisations. However, it is relatively unknown what challenges these managers face in reality and how to manage such challenges in order to retain their skills, knowledge and expertise within MNEs.This study attempted to understand the challenges facing new international managers in order to determine whether a gap exists between what new international managers on assignment are actually facing and what experienced managers perceive they are facing.An exploratory research approach using a qualitative methodology was followed using a sample comprising of six new international managers and 24 experienced international managers. Findings suggest that a gap exists between the challenges new international managers are facing in reality, and the assumptions and perceptions of experienced international managers. It is recommended that the MNE review current human resources recruitment and management policies, implement hiring policies based on skills and competencies beyond technical ability, and establish cross-cultural programmes to address the challenges facing new international managers.
A lockdown catches five grade 12 students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing: the boys' washroom. They sit in silence, judging each other by what they see, by the stories they've heard over the years. Stuck here with them--could anything be worse?There's Alice: an introverted writer, trapped in the role of big sister to her older autistic brother, Noah.Isabelle: the popular, high-achieving, student council president, whose greatest performance is her everyday life. Hogan: an ex-football player with a troubled past and a hopeless future.Xander: that socially awkward guy hiding behind the camera, whose candid pictures of school life, especially those of Isabelle, have brought him more trouble than answers.Told in five unique voices through prose, poetry, text messages, journals and homework assignments, this modern-day Breakfast Club takes a twist when Isabelle gets a text that changes everything: NOT A DRILL!! Shooter in the school!Suddenly, the bathroom doesn't seem so safe anymore. Especially when they learn that one of them knows more about the shooter than they realized...
As a result of an evaluation of the structure of a Leadership Development Programme against existing learning frameworks such as Problem-Based Learning Framework (Vygotsky, 1978, Leontiev, 1959), Experiential Learning Theory (Kolb, 1984) and Action Learning (Lewin, 1946, Torbert, 2004) the author presents evidence that three elements are imperative to the success of an effective Leadership Development Programme: rehearsal and practice, collaboration and co-construction, and reflection. In addition to presenting an innovative framework for effective leadership development in schools, the author discusses how the entrenched, protracted effects of a Leadership Development Programme affects the leader’s capabilities to undertake their roles, responsibilities, job assignments and builds relationships between participants. Consequently, the outcomes of establishing a Leadership Development Programme in schools influences strategic leadership, the authenticity of distributed leadership, the scope of leadership influence and contributes to succession planning. In culmination the author presents a discussion guide for teachers, school principals and senior school leaders.
Multinational organizations need to develop internationally sophisticated and skilled managers in order to compete with the competitive global environment. Organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to find employees who are willing to accept international assignments, one of the most powerful means to shape effective global leaders. Furthermore, organizations do not have an adequate understanding of what factors influence employees'' willingness to accept an international assignment. This study analyzes the impact of multiple factors which may influence an individual''s willingness to accept an international assignment. Prior research that investigated individuals'' willingness to accept an international assignment mainly focused on one particular aspect. Findings of this research include: students are generally more willing to accept a short-term than a long-term international assignment; male and female students are equally willing to accept international assignments; students are equally willing to accept international assignments within or outside of Europe; from seventeen European countries, students are most willing to work in the UK, Switzerland, Spain and Sweden.
Jackson Lamb, Slough House's overweight, surly chief of operations, and the rest of the "Slow Horses"--disgraced MI5 agents banished to endless clerical assignments--have a chance to redeem themselves by solving the murder of an old, forgotten Cold War-era spy.
Many colleges and universities require students to take at least one math course, and Calculus I is often the chosen option. Calculus Essentials For Dummies provides explanations of key concepts for students who may have taken calculus in high school and want to review the most important concepts as they gear up for a faster-paced college course. Free of review and ramp-up material, Calculus Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point with content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical two-semester high school calculus class or a college level Calculus I course, from limits and differentiation to integration and infinite series. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical calculus concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.