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Children with Dyslexia

| January 4, 2015

Introduction Derived from the Greek word ‘dys’, meaning inadequate, and ‘lexis’, meaning language, dyslexia is a learning disability affecting comprehension of both oral and written language.

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In what ways are social class, ‘race’/ethnicity, and gender problematic identity constructions? And how can they affect achievement in education?

| January 4, 2015

Abstract An examination of the problematic identity constructions associated with social class, race / ethnicity and gender. Theories of essentialism and social constructism are used to understand these notions, and to assess the extent to which they can affect achievement in education.

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Report on how to educate Gifted and Talented Children

| January 3, 2015

1. Introduction to Gifted and Talented In order to understand how a teacher is to educate gifted and talented children it is necessary for them to comprehend exactly what is meant by ‘Gifted and Talented’. What is it that makes a gifted and talented child different from those around them? It is this question that […]

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Long Term Impact Of The Atlantic Slave Trade On The Economic Development Of Capitalism

| January 3, 2015

Introduction The Atlantic slave trade (AST) was a trade in human slaves that took place across the Atlantic Ocean from the 16th and on through the 19th century. It was a trade predominantly in African slaves from mainly the central and western regions of the continent, who were sold by African slave merchants and tribal […]

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The potential impact of the Economic Crime Agency

| January 3, 2015

Introduction The economic crisis of recent years has lead to a heightened focus on tackling financial criminality, also known as ‘white collar crime’. According to D.Leigh and R.Evans, “Ministers are publicly committed to merging the Serious Fraud Office, plus part of the Financial Services Agency … into one large economic crime agency that would tackle […]

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The Treatment of Somali Refugees in Kenya and Ethiopia: an Assessment

| January 3, 2015

1. Introduction 1.1 Background After the end of the Cold War, the international community had to build an entirely new agenda for human rights, democracy and development in the world’s most troubled regions (Forsythe, 2006: 210-215; Normand & Zaidi, 2008: 316-323). In Africa, conflicts in the Congo, Rwanda and Somalia left the region tormented by […]

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headscarf debate in France

| January 3, 2015

Introduction On March 15th, 2004 the government of the French Republic passed a law that banned the wearing of “conspicuous signs” of religious affiliation in public schools (Bowen, 2007). Whilst this law affected Jewish skullcaps, large crosses, Sikh turbans, many scholars (i.e. Wing and Smith, Tarhan) believe that its main purpose was to ban the […]

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Racism and its likely Implications for University Education

| January 3, 2015

Introduction The rise of cultural assimilation (a policy response to support multi-ethnicity that promotes the assimilation of ethnic minorities into the dominant culture), integration and cultural diversity over the past decades in the UK would be a seeming assurance that racism is a thing of past but such assurance would be wrong because racism, while […]

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Modern methods of packaging reduce the amount of waste that society produces

| January 3, 2015

Introduction The claim that “modern methods of packaging reduces the amount of waste that society produces” can indeed be said to be true given that in modern packaging methods – efforts are geared towards techniques which focuses on maximizing resources while generating minimal waste. Ultimately, such technique focuses on saving costs and resources through flat […]

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Archeological Models for Social Classifications

| January 29, 2014

1. Introduction The Cadbury Castle and the surrounding area was developed in the later Bronze and Early Iron age and has been developed around the first Millennium (Colebatch, 1977 , Gem, 1996 , Lane, 1995). The site is important as a fort, as it provided defensive arrangements for the community of the time, and led […]

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The War on Drugs – Is a hard-line approach working to combat the use of harmful drugs? Discuss arguments for and against current systems of drug control.

| January 22, 2014

Abstract Internationally during this century and the last, the debate about the war on illegal drugs has been fuelled by arguments both for and against their legalisation or prohibition.  Both of these approaches to managing illegal drugs have their advantages and disadvantages.  Each of these shall be discussed and critically analysed in this essay to […]

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What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

What were the key drivers for equal opportunities for men and women during the 20th Century?

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

This essay will discuss the transcendence of nineteenth century thinking towards a twentieth century that revolutionised what it meant to be a citizen of equal opportunities. An initial focus will be on the impact of the world wars, (1914-1919 – 1939-1945) as a catalyst of opportunity for women, a plausible beginning to cultural change. The […]

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Impact of Science and Technology on Climate Change

Impact of Science and Technology on Climate Change

| May 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Introduction Earth, its nature, and climate are ever-changing and there is an increasing awareness that the earth is warming up. There is a scientific consensus now that the change in climate is induced by humans. Many have also agreed that climate change is one of the greatest threats that the planet has ever faced. Science […]

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A systematic review of serious case reviews

A systematic review of serious case reviews

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Introduction   Identifying the benefits of child abuse reviews first emerged in the early 90’s and emphasised numerous issues later addressed in subsequent government guidelines (Hill, 1990). Serious Case Reviews (SCRs), previously referred to as “Part 8 reviews”, are directed towards examining and learning from the death of a child or serious injury tragedies. A […]

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Social Work Gender Class

Social Work Gender Class

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

In what ways are social class, ‘race’/ethnicity, and gender problematic identity constructions? And how can they affect achievement in education?   Abstract An examination of the problematic identity constructions associated with social class, race / ethnicity and gender. Theories of essentialism and social constructism are used to understand these notions, and to assess the extent […]

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Piaget’s Developmental Theory

Piaget’s Developmental Theory

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

1.      ABSTRACT The main aim of this research was to test Piaget’s developmental theory on children within the pre-operational stage. Piaget claimed that children aged 2 – 7 are unable to make appearance and reality distinctions of liquids, mass and numbers, while some other theorists claim that with the appropriate wording and concept, children would […]

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Sociology Essay: Impact of Heroin on Families

Sociology Essay: Impact of Heroin on Families

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In today’s global world, there has been rising cases of drug abuse. Illicit use of Opiates, especially heroin has dominated most parts of the world with more than 281,000 heroin users in England and more than 50,000 drug users in Scotland. UK currently has the highest the rates of illicit drug use in […]

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Sociology Essay: Impact of Globalization Trends

Sociology Essay: Impact of Globalization Trends

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Introduction Globalization is a widely discussed and contested topic. The process of globalization has profound impacts on the capacity of a nation to formulate its policies. It is accompanied by a seemingly endless process of change within education (Peters, 1992). Globalization is one main issue that is increasingly attracting the attention of most academicians, researchers […]

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The Causes of Young Homelessness and the Theory Behind It

The Causes of Young Homelessness and the Theory Behind It

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

  I have chosen this research topic in order to increase awareness of homelessness amongst young people of 16-24 years old. By raising awareness I hope also to put pressure on local people  to be more helpful to them so that they feel less socially excluded.

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Free Practical Sociology Essay

Free Practical Sociology Essay

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

1. Introduction In the following I will assess a research article ‘No place called home: the causes and social consequences of the UK housing ‘bubble’’ by Bone and O’Reilly (2010).   A short summary of the article will be included. The article will then be discussed in terms of a model from Burawoy’s typography, identifying which […]

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