Producing a dissertation has become a major requirement of most university courses, both undergraduate and Masters. It's likely to be the largest single piece of work you'll have to submit – and also the hardest! Writing a Dissertation For Dummies walks you through all the practical and theoretical aspects of writing a dissertation to help you produce a first-class work. This guide is ideal for any student in the broad range of the social sciences, from anthropology to law, psychology to media studies. From choosing a topic, to researching the literature, utilising your supervisor, managing your time, and structuring and writing your dissertation, you'll be able to avoid all the common mistakes and stay on top of your workload throughout the process. You'll also find tips on the best way to reference your work, and expert advice on presentation and binding. This is a must if you want to maximise your marks on your university dissertation. Writing a Dissertation For Dummies covers: Part I: What is a Dissertation? Chapter 1: So You Have to Write a Dissertation Chapter 2: Thinking About a Research Question Part II: Getting Set Up for Your Dissertation Chapter 3: The Structure of Your Dissertation Chapter 4: Getting Started Chapter 5: Finalising Your Research Question, Dissertation 'Type' And Considering Ethics Chapter 6: Reading Efficiently and Taking Useful Notes Part III: Getting On With Your Research Chapter 7: Researching in Libraries and the Using the Internet Chapter 8: Creating Your Own Empirical Data Chapter 9: Analysing Data And Drawing Conclusions Chapter 10: Staying on Track Part IV: Writing and Polishing Chapter 11: Managing Your Argument: 'Writing Up' Your Non-Empirical Dissertation Chapter 12: Writing Up Your Empirical Dissertation Chapter 13: Writing Effectively Chapter 14: References, Bibliographies and Appendices Chapter 15: Sorting Out The Presentation of Your Dissertation Part V: Managing The Overall Experience Chapter 16: Your Work Habits Chapter 17: Looking After Yourself Physically and Emotionally Chapter 18: Ten Common Dissertation Pitfalls to Avoid Chapter 19: Ten Essential Tips For Completing Your Dissertation Chapter 20: Ten Items For Your Very Final Checklist
Most parents dream of giving their children the best possible education. However an education – primary, secondary and tertiary – costs money. Parents of a child born in 2006 can pay approximately $250K for a child's lifetime education according to the latest research from the Australian Scholarships Group. And costs are constantly on the rise. Investing in Your Child's Future is aimed at parents and future parents, grandparents and other family members, and covers children's education from pre-school to tertiary studies. It is designed to show readers how they can secure and contribute to their children's future and can benefit from a higher education at the institution of their choice, without sacrificing their lifestyle or financial security, and regardless of their income. Investing in Your Child's Future shows readers how they can finance all, or some, of their children's education by planning ahead, implementing simple strategies and saving money as early and as regularly as possible. When your children are young, it's easy to delay funding their education as it is not an immediate expense. However, education is a major expense, regardless of whether you choose a private or public education, and the sooner you start saving, the more money you will accumulate, and the sooner you can stop worrying about your child's future.
Planning your Dissertation is a friendly and essential companion to your dissertation journey. It takes you step-by-step through the planning for each stage from your first idea to the finishing touches. Packed with practical advice and examples of student writing, this guide shows you how to:• find an idea and focus your research question• write a proposal• structure your literature review• choose your methodology• put the crucial finishing touches to your work
As a built environment student you are likely to be required to research, write and submit a dissertation as a core component of your degree studies. As a vocational profession, students of the built environment often have strong practical aspirations. Writing a Built Environment Dissertation provides practical guidance and will help to steer you into a position where you can develop a good dissertation by mixing your practical strengths with more theoretical tools. The book is ordered around a common dissertation structure: that is, it starts with material that should be in the introduction and finishes with material that should be in the conclusion. Each chapter provides a commentary on the kind of information that you should put in each chapter of your dissertation, supported by a variety of examples using a range of methodological designs. The book has a strong focus on data collection, data analysis, reliability and validity – all areas where student dissertations are often weak. Material that will help you think about study skills and ethics is embedded throughout the book, and the chapters on qualitative and quantitative analysis will show you how to carry out a rigorous analysis while avoiding some of the complexity in statistical work. If you are an under-graduate student in the final year of an honours degree programme in the built environment, or perhaps a student at masters or PhD level and have been away from academic study for some time, then this book will help you to write a more innovative and thorough dissertation.
This is a practical and comprehensive guide to plan, write, and defend your dissertation. The author has more than 12 years of experience of supervising research students. Moreover, this book is the collection of opinions of experienced supervisors from the UK and USA who are supervising students in top universities for a long time. Student of any field can take advantage from this book. This book greatly helpful for students who feel hesitation and issues in writing dissertation.
"If you love your child, show it through the education that you give him." Saint John, The Golden Mouth Recommendations for parents: Behave with your child the way you would like the others to do it! Establish and obey rules of good living together! Strive to understand your child’s behavior! Be proactive! Discipline with love! Laugh and have fun together! Encourage your child's efforts! Keep in mind the child's wishes! Be a good example! Promote responsibility! Love your children unconditionally !
Teachers'performance appraisal is key to the way teachers teach and the way students learn. Several methods have been discussed on how teachers should be effectively appraised in order to bring about the desired change in the education sector. The ministry of education, the school principals and all the stakeholders in education will find this book very viable in their quest to bring about transformative education. The book discusses the findings for the empirical study carried out in Uasin-Gishu County-Kenya.Get a copy and increase your knowledge on current educational issues.
Many changes have occurred in education throughout the years. However, one thing has remained constant and that is the fact that some children require extra help such as tutoring to be successful. While exploring topics for my dissertation, I found that there was very little research on the subject of tutoring students and the results it yielded. Therefore, I decided to conduct research on this topic for my dissertation.
How can we explain the gap between grand visions of E-Learning and Virtual Universities and their modest manifestations? Based on a detailed case study, this dissertation claims that the underlying dynamics of E-Learning in Higher Education is that of "Vision Erosion" in which visions are eroded by existing power structures and institutional arrangements. This work uses Actor Network Theory to study the relations between Higher Education and Technology, and comes out with surprising and insightful results. A "must read" for anyone interested in the present, and future, of Universities.
The real objective behind the preparation of this dissertation is to gain exposure to the actual work environment and including the application, the required knock to guide theoretical knowledge towards facilitating its application. For any professional and technical education, the practical means is to close contact with the prevailing system in an organization, which has a great importance. In this age of liberalization and globalization of the economic and technological world of English language keeps the vital role in front of professional and technical students.
Education is a good tool to change the society. Education in general and quality education in particular has a prominent role in the process of development. It is possible to preserve culture and heritage and inculcate values through education for better life of human beings. Education has multi-dimensional roles. Education is power. Through Education it is possible to solve all types of problems in the society viz., poverty, illiteracy, alcoholism, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy, environmental pollution, ill-health, malnutrition, corruption and terrorism. According to Swami Vivekananda… ‘Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there undigested, all your life.’ Education for him means that process by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, and intellect is sharpened, as a result of which one can stand on one’s own feet. We want such type of education for all.
Career guide aimed specifically at the large number of people working in non-academic higher education roles, such as higher education administrators or professional services staff. Based on the authors' real-life experience and first-hand research, the book features case studies which enrich the material and bring it to life.
Economists and policy makers around the world believe that education promotes economic growth and reduces the poverty. Investment in education helps to increase individual productivity that provide better earnings, and reduces the inequality in the society. Many governments in developing countries realized the importance of education and implemented new policy initiatives to improve education. Many developing countries introduced free education policies, school expansion programs, and conditional cash transfer programs to increase the quantity of education. Although these new policies help to achieve significant progress in education, many children in developing countries are still not enrolling in schools or receiving a low-quality education. Furthermore, gender disparity in education is another concern in many developing countries. This study assess both quantity and quality aspect of education policy in developing countries using two case studies in Uganda and Sri Lanka.
Over the course of his academic career, the author of this book has assisted dozens of students with their Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations and found that there were certain conceptual issues and structural challenges that many of these students shared. The author shares his experience and expertise to assist University students in cultivating an ability to conceive, develop, write, and present a research-based dissertation (or thesis). This book provides a blueprint that guides the student to develop and design a dissertation based on a five-chapter format. Each of the five chapters is introduced, dissected, and discussed in a step-by-step fashion. While the book is applicable to a wider audience and deliberately kept broad in purpose and scope, it is primarily written with a social science student in mind.
Understanding inclusion paves the way for real conversations about how to educate students, with disabilities in the traditional classroom setting. This study explored the daily lived experiences of 8 educators who taught in the inclusion setting. The participants are candid and their attitudes and beliefs are something all educators can relate to. Hold on to your easy graders, what you are about to read will awaken your senses and confirm your suspicions. Policy makers, read this carefully and be open to listening to the individuals who strive on a daily basis to provide the best education for all students, regardless of the child's academic , cognitive or physical disabilitiy. Social change in special education is well in reach. Administrators and policy makers, listen to the fear, hope, joy and frustrations of your teachers who teach in the inclusion setting.
This textbook provides a thorough researched aspect of management and policy studies in education. The textbook aims at helping educational leaders to involve and help communities participate in education through good governance. This text will be useful to university lecturers, students, those in charge of university management, educational leaders particularly principals; deputy principals; and heads of departments of schools, colleges, institutes of education, Ministry of Education officials, private entrepreneurs in education, officials of International Agencies and Non- governmental Organisations (NGOs) involved in education or practitioners interested in management and policy matters in schools.
This book provide insights on risk management in education. It gives a practical and theoretical sides of risk management in education. Strategic planning, time management and decision making, applicability of risk management in education and importance in education management is discussed. In addition, this book underlines the importance of risk management in schools by comparing developed and developing countries.
This handbook serves as a practical guide for students in institutions of higher learning with particular reference to their thesis and/or dissertation writing requirements. The simplistic approach in treating fundamental concepts and issues involved in a typical thesis and/or dissertation writing exercise, as adopted in the handbook, recommends it for not only students at different levels of higher institutions pursuits, but also their advising/supervising lecturers and indeed, the generality of knowledge seekers, especially in the area of research.
The book deals with the effectiveness and efficacy of distance education. Distance education is a powerful and growing force in education throughout the world at university level. In fact, in developing countries, distance education can educate students at a lower per capita cost than in the conventional institutions. This study will be helpful in meeting the educational needs in general and distance education in particular. It might help the planners of distance education to have a better plan in future to implement distance education in general. Undoubtedly, the standard and quality of distance education will be improved in the light of given suggestions and recommendations.
Written for department chairs and deans, this well-researched resource offers a practical reference for how to create and sustain a more civil and harmonious departmental culture. Filled with useful information, including relevant case law, the book gives readers what they need to know to enhance the climate, culture, and collegiality in an academic department, as well as the university. Praise for Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education «Bob Cipriano has provided a book that addresses department civility—a critical, ongoing problem in higher education. The book is rich in examples, best practices, and strategies for dealing with individuals as well as ways to build collegial departments?. Not only is the book packed with information, the author also has an engaging writing style and wit.»—Daniel W. Wheeler, higher education consultant; professor emeritus and former head, University of Nebraska-Lincoln «Pull out a fresh highlighter before opening this book! Be prepared to immediately collect practical, usable tools for building civility in your department from an experienced chair and successful workshop presenter.»—Sharon Brookshire, director of conferences, Division of Continuing Education, Kansas State University «Department chairs' greatest job dissatisfaction emanates from colleagues in conflict. Bob Cipriano teaches and guides us, first how to deal with toxic colleagues and then how to turn your department into a collegial environment.»—Walter Gmelch, dean, School of Education, University of San Francisco
The study has identified elementary school special education and general education teacher attitudes on inclusive education in district Kurukshetra. The general education teachers agreed significantly more than special education teachers that; students with disabilities participate in classroom activities with their peers without disabilities, that students with learning disabilities are able to participate productively in general education classroom learning activities, that inclusive education improves social skills of students with disabilities, that students without disabilities accept their peers with disabilities in the general education classroom, and that students with cognitive and learning disabilities appear to adapt behaviorally and academically to inclusive education. Lastly, the special education teachers agreed significantly more than the general education teachers that the special education room should only be used as a resource when the general education teacher cannot adequately meet the needs of the student with disabilities in their classroom.
Bangladesh is one of the environmentally rich countries in the world as Malaysia. In her education systems, the environmental education is largely considered at all levels particularly in the higher education for both the countries based on the British education systems. In 1971 and 1956, Bangladesh and Malaysia achieved her independence respectively. Meanwhile, both the governments passed some important environmental laws taught at the higher education levels but still, they are very limited in number and scope. Historically, these environmental laws were passed in eighties and the Public Health Act 1857 is one of them. This study examines the present state of the environmental education in the higher education in Bangladesh and Malaysia based on the primary and secondary sources consisting of 25 relevant respondents from the different criteria
Nepal''s targets for economic growth are often ‘wishful thinking'' due to a number of reasons including persistent poverty and educational inequality among others. Many countries including Nepal are committed to providing equal access to education to reduce the educational attainment gaps between various groups for attaining the committed goals of Universal Primary Education (UPE) of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Goals of Education for All (EFA). In order to attain these goals, a strategic effort with more effective interventions is required for further equitable distribution, which is ultimately required for balanced economic growth. This dissertation has measured educational inequality by calculating Gini coefficient using the dataset of three major household surveys. The findings in terms of educational inequality is then analyzed with the GDP per capita (PPP US$) to assess the relationship between educational inequality and economic growth.
This dissertation entitled as “Rise and Spread of English in British India" examined the history of rise and spread of English in British India from an Indian perspective. The re-reading will provide the current scenario of English as a subject of study in the independent India. Lots of changes it had witnessed from the day it had been dragged into India due to the acceptance of Macaulayan Minute on Education (1835). Macaulay had favoured English to be introduced in India just because the British needed the clerks for administration and mediators to carry out their orders in British India. Taking Macaulay’s Minutes on Education (1835) as a primary resource, this dissertation critically compares it with gradually emerged trends in the field of English studies in post-independent India. The re-reading from Macaulay to Viswanathan and Alan Durant will produce a link through which we can easily connect the changes occurred in the field of English in India from its very limited area ‘English Literature’ to the fresh and emerging area ‘English studies’ without any fix boundaries and limitations.
The genocide of 1994 resulted in the immediate death of more than 800,000 people. The loss of more than 10% of the population of Rwanda in less than 100 days has been called the most ruthless genocide of modern times. In an effort to rebuild from the utter destruction of the violence, Rwandan officials and educators turned to their school system as a key leverage point in reconstructing a nation. On a continent struggling to move schools towards reform, Rwanda is a unique case. Three key initiatives form the framework for this historical dissertation: 1) student-centered pedagogy, 2) language, and 3) enrollment. Those three form the structure that has enabled Rwanda to rebuild and push ahead in efforts to establish an education system that will drive long-term development efforts from within.
The role of women's contribution to meaningful development cannot be fully addressed without investigating women's participation in Education and issues surrounding their ability to participate fully in Education. Reproductive Health related issues has consequently been identified as one of the major challenges that women/girls face in their quest for Education. While a handful of handful of studies have been carried out on the best practices in girls' education, there is no comprehensive study that has been done on the influence reproductive health education on promotion of girl-child education thus leaving a wide knowledge gap. The book 'influence of reproductive in profiting girl-child education' brings together the practical experience I have had in the past five years of implementing Education programs through investigation of a model employed by FAWEK.
This dissertation was an inquiry into how staff in two elementary schools perceived the professional development models used to improve their ability to write Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities that were in procedural compliance with state and federal regulations. The study sought to investigate the perception of teachers, related service providers, and administrators relative to the effectiveness of professional development and training opportunities to which they were exposed. The professional development events were intended to increase their knowledge and skill in the area of special education compliance in IEP development as a component of a school improvement initiative. The overall results indicated that staff in both schools improved IEP writing skills. Staff also indicated that they became more intentional when planning and collaborating together to improve the academic and behavioral performance of students with disabilities in their learning community.
While it is one thing to adopt policies of inclusion and establish inclusive schools, a more difficult thing is the implementation of inclusive education. This book therefore highlights the challenges that have hindered effective implementation of inclusive education in schools in the North Rift Region, Kenya. In addition, this book has shown how education managers and teachers interpret the purpose and clarity of special needs education by presenting vivid findings. It has further highlighted policy dilemmas surrounding the implementation of inclusion in Special Needs Education; the relationships that exists between teachers and learners with special needs in an inclusive environment; the level of support by education managers towards the implementation of inclusive education and the level of social participation between teachers and learners in an inclusive environment. In the end, the book has given a clear and concise summary and recommendations.