Education And Egalitarianism In America - 2,346 words
... s. The new methods, combined with the physical organization of the school, represented the direct opposite of Pestalozzi's belief that the child's innate powers should be allowed to develop naturally. Rather, the child must be lopped off or stretched to fit the procrustean curriculum. Subjects were graded according to difficulty, assigned to certain years, and taught by a rigid daily timetable. The amount of information that the child had absorbed through drill and memorization was determined by how much could be extracted from him by examinations. Reward or punishment came in the form of grades. At the end of the 19th century the methods of presenting information had thus been streamlin ...
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Leonardo Da Vinnci - 1,622 words
... Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 14, 1452 in the town of Vinci near Florence Italy. He kept the name of his town for his last name. He lived during the fifteenth century, a period when the people of Europe were becoming interested in art. This period of time was known as the Renaissance period. Leonardo Da Vinci was very talented. He was a great artist, but he became famous because he was able to do so many other things. He was an architect, a musician, inventor, sculptor, scientist, and mathematician. His artistic talent revealed its self early in his life. When he was about 15 years old Leonardo's father took him to Florence Italy, to train as a painter and sculptor in the studio o ...
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Gulivers Travels - 1,121 words
Swift was dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin when his novel came out. Since in this book he wrote about and often harpooned-prominent political figures, he published the book anonymously. While most readers were trying like mad to find out who the author was. Swift's close friends had fun keeping the secret. Londonwas stunned with thoughts about the author's identity, as well as those of some of his characters. Swift's dying years were a torment. He suffered awful bouts of dizziness, nausea, deafness, and mental incapacity. In fact, Swift's harshest critics tried to discredit the Travels on the grounds that the author was mad when he wrote it. But he wasn't. The Travels were published ...
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Genesis, Your Vision For The Future - 2,190 words
GENESIS Your Vision for the Future GENESIS Corporation is a company that deals with production of computer software and business applications that are essential for successful conduct of business today. We strive to provide affordable, innovative software solutions to users worldwide by applying creativity, experience and teamwork. The result of our efforts is production of high quality business solutions that make our customers live easier and their businesses more profitable. With the customers as a center of our mission, we succeed to produce successful results on challenging products. In achieving of this goal, we accept the customers as equal partners that we can rely on. We hope that ...
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It Failure And Dependance - 896 words
In Todays Society we are so Dependent on I.T that the Consequences of its Failure May be Catastrophic. Discuss the Threats and Causes of Failure, and Steps Taken to Minimise it. In todays world it is impossible to run a large organisation without the aid of computers. Businesses hold massive amounts of important data, hospitals hold large amounts of confidential patient information and large scientific research projects hold important codes, formulae, and equations. The bottom line is that loss or corruption of this information is sure to result in bankruptcy, a substantial loss of customers, and even world-wide financial meltdown. A dependency on technology is impossible to avoid even with ...
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Superhighway Or Road To Nowhere - 1,235 words
... indeed, a mythology about childhood. On the one hand, children are seen to possess a natural, spontaneous creativity, which is somehow released by the machine; while on the other, children are seen as vulnerable, innocent and in need of protection. Ultimately, both positions are symptomatic of the chronic sentimentality with which our society views children - of the very limited and limiting ways in which we construct the meaning of childhood, and thereby constrain the lives of children. At the same time, both positions are characterized by a kind of technological determinism - that is, a belief that technology will bring about social changes in and of itself`. Whether we see these chang ...
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Unemployment - 1,636 words
... ured goods grows and remains high, employment in the secondary sector remains high as well. There is also a third, or tertiary sector of employment comprising such activities as the service trades, teaching, administration, scientific research, medical care, art, and tourism, as well as other pursuits that are not carried on in factories. Technical progress in those areas is slight, compared to that in the primary and secondary sectors, and so the activities in the tertiary sector require a large number of people. In countries with high living standards, the demand for products of the tertiary sector keeps increasing; thus employment in that sector increases more rapidly than in the othe ...
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Admimssion Essay - 461 words
Surrounded by thousands of stars, complete silence, and spectacular mountains, I stood atop New Hampshire's Presidential Range awestruck by nature's beauty. Immediately, I realized that I must dedicate my life to understanding the causes of the universe's beauty. In addition, the hike taught me several valuable lessons that will allow me to increase my understanding through scientific research. Although the first few miles of the hike up Mt. Madison did not offer fantastic views, the vistas became spectacular once I climbed above tree line. Immediately, I sensed that understanding the natural world parallels climbing a mountain. To reach my goal of total comprehension of natural phenomena, I ...
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Public Schools Versus Private Schools - 1,058 words
Every parent wants what is best for their child. Though parents do not have control over everything in their child's development, education is one they do control. A person's education is one of the most important factors in determining whether or not they will become a productive member of society. Because education is so important, what kind of education is best? Whether or not a public or private school is best may be an issue worth addressing. The debate over which is better is a battle that has gone on since private schools were first introduced as an alternative. It seems most people are of the opinion that private schools are superior; the issue is simply if it is worth the money. How ...
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Executive Orders - 4,870 words
... and related marine resources and species of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in their natural character; (b) The Reserve shall be managed using available science and applying a precautionary approach with resource protection favored when there is a lack of information regarding any given activity, to the extent not contrary to law; (c) Culturally significant, noncommercial subsistence, cultural, and religious uses by Native Hawaiians should be allowed within the Reserve, consistent with applicable law and the long-term conservation and protection of Reserve resources; (d) The Reserve shall be managed using, when appropriate, geographical zoning and innovative management techniques to en ...
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Why Do We Study History - 914 words
People live in the present. They plan for and worry about the future. History, however, is the study of the past. There are so many pressures and worries about the present and future planning, why bother caring about history? When there are so many other fields of knowledge that can educate you for future like math and science, why insist on history? And why urge many students to study even more history than they are required to? History is actually a very important subject. Two major reasons why we study history are to learn from the past and to avoid mistakes from happening again. First of all, history offers a lot of information about how people and societies behave and act. We need to un ...
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Co Lasers - 920 words
Carbon dioxide lasers are one of the most powerful lasers ever constructed. The word LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers are devices that amplify light and produce light beams, ranging from infrared to ultraviolet. A light beam is consistent when its waves or photons, increase while mixing together. Laser light can be extremely intense, highly directional and very pure in color. Gas lasers such as the carbon dioxide laser is made active by ultraviolet light, electron beams, electric current. Lasers, in the future, will be used tremendously in the hospitals, research, military, and even in our homes. Albert Einstein, in 1917, was the first to devel ...
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Einstein - 1,380 words
Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1874. Before his first birthday, his family had moved to Munich where young Albert's father, Hermann Einstein, and uncle set up a small electro-chemical business. He was fortunate to have an excellent family with which he held a strong relationship. Albert's mother, Pauline Einstein, had an intense passion for music and literature, and it was she that first introduced her son to the violin in which he found much joy and relaxation. Also, he was very close with his younger sister, Maja, and they could often be found in the lakes that were scattered about the countryside near Munich. As a child, Einstein's sense of curiosity had already begun to s ...
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Electronic Revolution - 996 words
... n) A new revolution called computers is taking the world by storm. Many companies, such as Apple Computer and Tandy, introduced very successful personal computers in the 1970s. Augmented in part by a fad in computer, or video, games, development of these small computers expanded rapidly.(Carlton, p. 358) The direct or indirect influence of computers is now nearly universal. Computers are used in applications as diverse as running a farm, diagnosing a disease, and designing, constructing, and launching a space vehicle. Science is a field in which computers have been widely applied from the start. Because the development of computers has been largely the work of scientists, it is natural t ...
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Freud And Neurosis - 751 words
Sigmund Feud believed that religion was simply an illusion. His theory is based on the belief that human impulse is to murder and be promiscuous. If that assumption is correct, then his theory that religion is helping to prohibit these impulses, can have some merit. However, since it is impossible to ascertain the nature of man, it is impossible to determine whether religion is actually helping to prevent these impulses. Freud claims that moral prohibitions would not be obeyed by a majority of people if there were not external coercions, but there are many people who are not religious and yet do not murder or have sex with anyone they want. Thus, seems unlikely that religion alone could help ...
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Animal Testingrights - 1,330 words
Do we own animals...or do we simply care for them as pets and use them in our experiments and research? What distinguishes a pet from a lab/test animal..What characteristics make them any different from each other? Do the tests we do actually have significance and how far can we take them? These are the debated questions many researchers stray from answering..These tests are supposedly for the better of humanity..but what do the animals get from them? What is it that gives us the right to pluck a species from its natural environment to cram it into a cage, breed it as often as we see fit, stick needles in its eyes and burn its skin? Often it is said that because animals can't feel as much pa ...
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Lasers And Their Applications - 1,995 words
Laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. In the last century many types of lasers have been used for many different applications from welding to surgery to military and even many uses in every day life by harnessing the principles of light and stimulated emission. To understand how lasers work we must first understand the physics behind light waves. Light is emitted from a source and travels in straight lines and when it strikes an object is either absorbed, reflected, or refracted. Light behaves primarily like a wave and its this wave nature of light that allows lasers to work. Constructive interference is what amplifies light. Since light is a wave i ...
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The Unkindest Cut - 1,864 words
... g of 'not being a whole man' can be especially distressing . An aspect of self can be identified with a particular body part, as masculinity is typically identified with the penis. When that part is wounded there is often a corresponding intellectual wound to the self and a loss of self-esteem. How much of a connection there might be between low male self-esteem is uncertain. Low self-esteem often induces feelings of shame and these are projected by attacking the self-esteem of others; shame isolates us from others and from ourselves. A physical loss, like circumcision, can be a source of shame. The link between adult circumcision, loss of sensitivity, and impotence has been noted in ...
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Blaise Pascal - 1,922 words
Blaise Pascal By Victoria Hubble Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on June 19th, 1623. His mother, Antoinette Begon, died when he was three; and his father, Etienne, who was a local judge with a scientific reputation, brought him up. Etienne Pascal retired and moved to Paris in 1631 to concentrate on his own scientific research and to take care of his son, Blaise, and his two daughters, Gilberte and Jaqueline. Etienne had unorthodox views of education and decided to tutor his only son himself. Etienne Pascal locked up all the mathematics texts in the house because he believed that it was too exciting for young minds to be studying mathematics before the age of 15 and he was ...
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Classical Operant And Observational Conditioning - 762 words
Classical, operant, and observational are all types of conditioning and learning. Conditioning, in psychology, is causing an organism to exhibit a specific response to a stimulus. A stimulus is anything that Classical conditioning is a form of learning, in which a reflexive or automatic response transfers from one stimulus to another. For instance, a person who has had painful experiences at the dentists office may become fearful at just the sight of the dentists office building. Fear, a natural response to a painful stimulus, has transferred to a different stimulus, the sight of a building. Most psychologists believe that classical conditioning occurs when a person forms a mental associatio ...
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