This week’s journal article was focused on how information and communication innovation drives change in educational settings. The key focus of the article was how technology-based leadership has driven the digital age. Also, that the role of technology leadership incorporates with the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). In this paper, address the following key concepts: 1. Define TAM and the components. 2. Note how TAM is impacting educational settings. 3. Give an overview of the case study presented and the findings. Journal Article 2.1: Learmonth, M. and Morrell, K. (2017) ‘Is critical leadership studies ‘critical’?’ Leadership, 13(3): 257–271. Journal Article 2.2: Spector, B.A. (2016) ‘Carlyle, Freud, and the great man theory more fully considered’, Leadership, 12(2): 250–260. be sure that journal articles are peer-reviewed and are published within the last five years. The paper should meet the following requirements: • 3 pages in length (not including title page or references) • APA guidelines must be followed. The paper must include a cover page, an introduction, a body with fully developed content, and a conclusion. Purchase the answer to view it
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. This discussion assignment requires you to submit at least four posts: an initial post, two reply posts to fellow students in threads other than your own, and a revised post. In preparation for your first post in this discussion, you will become familiar with the case of Perdue Farms by means of the material listed under Required Resources (Generally). You will also find more material under Required Resources (Per Subject Heading) because the specific task for this discussion is to examine this case with an eye for any one of the following four subject headings in business ethics: (1) the environment, (2) advertising, (3) consumer safety and (4) moral responsibility. You must select one of these subject headings and your selection will be the specific focus of your work for your discussion. Accordingly, you will be responsible to complete the readings and videos listed under your chosen subject heading. If you choose the environment subject heading, reflect on the sheer density of chickens raised at any given time in the Perdue facilities. The disposal of their discarded remains and their processing for distribution, either individually and most definitely together, pose a number of environmental concerns. If you choose the advertising subject heading, reflect on how the two videos on Perdue farms present the sharp contrast between the way the company presents its product and the way in which it has been discovered to run its chicken farms. Consider whether this is an example of failure to provide truth in advertising and how you would support such a stance. If you choose the consumer safety subject heading, reflect on the way in which chickens raised in factory farms risks consumer safety. These might include (a) bacterial contamination, (b) the effects of antibiotics on the meat that is consumed, or (c) the release of adrenaline, cortisone, and other chemicals resulting from the acute stress endured by factory farm animals, which then becomes part of the meat that is later consumed by humans. If you choose the moral responsibility heading, reflect on the stewardship role that may fall upon humans toward non-human animals. Can we utilize them as mere means to an end (for entertainment, companionship, or food)? Or do we have special obligations toward them (e.g., not to mistreat or torture them and to slaughter them quickly and without stress) because they are sentient beings? Once you have completed the indicated readings and videos, reflect on the ethical theories that we have covered in the discussions thus far and identify one that you want to apply for your analysis in your discussion post. Also, reflect on the regulations (or lack thereof) in the factory farming industry in order to be able to examine how our nation’s laws affect the operations of the business. . Finally, since Perdue Farms is an American corporation, reflect on the mixed economic system in the United States in order to articulate the setting for the operations of factory farming, and then, be able to analyze the ethical actions of Perdue given this setting. In the first part of your initial post, you will need to introduce the Perdue case within the particular subject heading that you have chosen. In this introduction, you will also need to (1) articulate the relevant characteristics of our mixed economic system and (2) present the regulations for the factory farming industry. These will provide the setting for you to be able to examine how the nation’s laws affect its operations. In the second part of your initial post, present your analysis of the problem in a way that identifies which entities (Perdue as a corporation, the economic system in the USA, the regulatory control of the state, or all of these) have a role in the problem that you have presented. In your analysis, you must assess the negative effects of the interplay between business activity and one of the following: the environment, advertising, consumer safety, or corporate social responsibility. Your focus must be an ethical analysis of this interplay, and it must be well supported by reliable and/or scholarly sources by clearly identifying the ethical theory that you are applying in your analysis. Read the feedback provided by your professor to your initial post, either directly to you or to your fellow students. Use this as an opportunity to learn from your professor, especially with regard to the best ways to apply the course material and your research to your analysis. On the basis of what you have learned in this process, post an improved revision of your initial post that applies the additional knowledge that you have gained. Remember that your grade depends on the quality of your initial and revised responses, not just on the submission of an attempt at improvement. It is thus to your advantage to post the best initial post you can and then to also improve that best effort as much as you can through revision. Taking this process seriously will you develop the skills you need to do well on the Final Project. Carefully review the for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread. Respond This section lists options that can be used to view responses.
Clinical research is not the same as evidenced based practice. Clinical research is “any kind of research that involves patients and ranges from case reports and case series” where the reviewer, uses a retrospective study of their own outcomes. (Neumayer, 2006). The obstacles include time constraints, lack of support staff, reward or recognition, potential impact on the patient-doctor relationship, loss of professional autonomy, incompatibility of protocol with daily practice and problems with the consent procedure (Hebert, 2005). Clinical trials also are expensive and take several years to complete (Neumayer, 2006). Evidence based research is a process that includes “collecting, processing and implementing research findings to improve clinical practice, the work environment or patient outcomes (Chrisman, 2014). Another great concern is protecting the vulnerable, which are “populations who are at risk of being misused in the course of medical research, either by coercion or a lack of knowledge or understanding” (Park, 2008). How does your facility incorporate EBP in a clinical setting to promote patient outcomes? Do you have recommendations on how your facility can improve its use of EBP? The facility for which I work has begun to use encourage and promote the use of evidence based research. We have nurses that participate in different associations that return with information from other facilities that have made changes for the benefit of patient outcomes and have proof that it has worked. Because journals and articles are researched with the evidence that supports better patient outcomes, my facility has continued to use this method. As recent as yesterday, I was participating in a hospital wide meeting where we are discussing what each department is implementing to promote patient outcomes. In my specific department, we have started the task of safety for the patients and for the staff, This is due the fact that there have been some incidences where police have been involved and reports were filed on behalf of patients and the staff. In this meeting, while there are employees, we also have upper management who encourage us to work on the project and have offered us use of libraries and studies where we can continue to research. Management specifically stated that evidence based research is more likely to be received and implemented over any other type of research. This is encouraging to many staff, because it allows us to learn, research and make a better environment for our patients and our fellow coworkers. fully, my department not only has support from management but was offered additional evidence from one manager who had implemented safety measures at a previous facility. How can you use EBP in your practice? Our facility is working on becoming obtaining a magnet status and projects that are implemented must be evidence based. Discuss some impediments to creating a program of nursing research in your clinical environment. Patient selection would be an impediment in nursing research in our clinical environment, because we are in the ER and our population is continues to be open ended and rotating. We also have the problem with our population of being inconsistent, with care, medications and follow up. Another problem would be obtaining consent. Many people are concerned about the integrity of confidentiality and may not desire to participate. Timing is another issue, it takes time to gather and collect information, time and money and finance to complete and process the statistics and we need staff. As we currently are, we work shifts that lack an appropriate amount of nurses and therefore must close sections, losing nurses to in research would further create a deficit in patient care. Identify and discuss strategies for promoting EBP in your practice. Our shared governance committee meets at regularly scheduled intervals and we report to corporate managers regarding our progress. This is being used now, as a way to provide upper management with options that we suggest that can be implemented such as safety measures. This also unites us as a department and a company with a common goal, improving patient outcomes. Management gets to hear us provide them with proof of suggestions that we believe will work and we are dedicated to trying in order to solve solutions and provide better care. References Chrisman, J., Jordan, R., Davis, C., & Williams, W. (2014) Exploring evidence-based practice research. Nursing made Incredibly Easy, 12(4), 8-12. doi:10.1097/01.NME.0000450295.93626.e7 Hebert-Croteau, N., Brisson, J., Lemaire, J., & Latreille, J. (2005). The benefit of participating to clinical research. (3), 279-81. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10549-005-0320-0 Neumayer, L. (2006). Clinical Research. (2), 264. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsung.2006.05.005 Park, S.S., & Grayson, M.H. (2008). Clinical research: Protection of the “vulnerable”? (5), 1103-1107. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2008.01.014 Purchase the answer to view it
As students in the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU, you want to supplement your academic education by availing yourself of professional development opportunities. One of these professional development opportunities is the that focuses on fostering essential skills that are hallmarks of successful businesspeople. Instead of attending lectures by business professionals, attendees of this conference give presentations. Typically, two to four participants form a panel that centers on an important concept or skill in business relations. Each panel has a common theme, and presenters speak on different aspects of this theme. There is no limit to your creativity! For example, leadership skills are crucial in many positions that businesspeople will hold in their careers. In a panel on leadership skills, presenter 1 might explore the use of extrinsic rewards (e.g. bonuses, gifts), presenter 2 might investigate the use of intrinsic rewards (promotion, assignment of more responsible duties), and presenter 3 might report on the characteristics of “servant leadership” (the leader functioning as a servant to those he leads). In another panel, presenters might draw on their own experience as well as secondary research to prepare conference attendees for interactions with businesspeople in multicultural or international settings. For example, in order to prepare conference attendees for a business trip to China, presenters may consider aspects such as specific characteristics of Chinese business culture and social etiquette. They may also report on related issues such as language problems, health issues, and major tourist attractions (relevant to a specific city where the company of a business partner is located). The website may give you a good idea of areas presenters would want to cover. In another panel, presenters might provide information on relatively innovative methods of growing food. Presenter 1 could present research on entomophagy (eating insects), Presenter 2 could talk about aquafarming (raising fish in a controlled environment), and Presenter 3 could explore freight farming (growing produce in freight containers). The assignment consists of two components: As a group of two to four students (depending on the chosen topic), you will select a topic for your panel presentation and collaborate on both the written report and the oral presentation. The written report is single-spaced and uses Times New Roman, 12-points. The is the organizer of the Young Business Leaders Conference, Jonathan Ellsworth, Ph.D. Dr. Ellsworth will select the best entries and will respond to the presenters to inform them if they have been chosen to present at this highly prestigious conference. The has the following components: This letter expresses the desire to give a presentation at the Young Business Leaders Conference, announces the topic selected by the panel, offers a brief description/rationale of the panel topic, and presents the speakers with a outline of their presentations. The letter concludes with a persuasive statement pertaining to the importance of the chosen topic and provides contact information for the panel leader (5% of grade). of each individual presentation within the panel. . Each presenter also indicates both primary and secondary sources (APA format). This section will be individually graded (10% of grade). The written portion of the assignment is accompanied by an use a Power Point Presentation (number of slides depends on the complexity of the topic) or a Prezi as a visual aid. You need to rehearse your presentation to ensure that you will stay within the allotted time. Even though you will be working on this presentation as a group, the visual aid should look as though a single person had designed it. Each presenter speaks on the section of the written report that he or she developed. You will be graded not only on content, but also on elements such as fluency, clarity, and audience awareness (5% of final grade).
As with all areas of the social work process, cultural competence is essential when engaging and assessing a child’s concerns. Being culturally competent includes understanding the unique needs of your client and asking how those needs can be fulfilled. Using an empowerment perspective treating clients as experts on their lives and their needs is essential. Not only does this establish your commitment to being culturally sensitive and aware, but it will enhance the therapeutic relationship. While it is essential to learn and master social work skills and techniques to be a successful practitioner, another significant indicator of a successful intervention is the relationship a social worker builds with his or her client. Some research suggests that the quality of the therapeutic relationship will account for 30% of the clinical outcome of the treatment (Miller, Duncan, and Hubble, 2005, as stated in Walsh, 2010, p. 7). Exhibiting a dedication to learning about a client’s culture, history, and current environmental factors exemplifies a social worker’s desire to build that client–worker bond. For this Assignment, read the case study for Claudia and find two to three scholarly articles on social issues surrounding immigrant families. In a 2- to 4-page paper, explain how the literature informs you about Claudia and her family when assessing her situation. Purchase the answer to view it
1. Double taxation is a drawback for whichof the following types of business organization excelpt? 2. Sole proprietorships have all of the following advantages except? 3. which of the following would cause he future value of an annuity to decrease? 4. In a TVM calculation, if the interest rate is 10% per year and payments are monthly, the interest rate should be entered into the formula as ? 5. if you were a manager of a company, which of the three right side components of th Dupont would you want to increase and which would you want to decrease, other things being equal? 6. A stock has just paid dividend and has declared an anual dividend of $2.00 to be paid one year from today. the dividend is not expected to grow. the return on rquity of similar stocks is 12%. What isp? 7. A stock has just paid a dividend has declared an annual dividend of $12.00 to be paid one year rom today. The dvidend is expected to grow at a rate of 7% annual rate. The return on equity for simlar stocks is 12%.what is p? 8. A bond has 5 years to maturity and has a YTM of 8. Its par value is $1,000. its semiannual coupons are $50. What is the bonds current market price. 9. A bond currently sells for $1,030 even though it has a par value of $1000……….. 10. Using examples, explain the difference between systematic risk and nonsystematic risk 11. A company has 30 million shares outstandingtradng for $8 per share……….. 12.what is the difference between capital……
Due Week 3 and worth 210 points The purpose of the assignments is to introduce students to the field of public administration and nonprofit organizations by identifying and analyzing the challenges a public administrator faces in a dynamic organizational and politicial environment. Each assignment builds upon the previous assignment allowing the student to gradually develop an understanding of how public administration and its policies are addressed on all levels of government. For this assignment, you will use the readings and e-Activities from Weeks 1 through 3. In this first assignment, you will select a policy issue and evaluate its impact. Select one (1) issue of interest from the White House Issues Page, located at . Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you: When writing the paper, use the outline headings below that correspond to sections of the paper: Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Purchase the answer to view it Purchase the answer to view it Purchase the answer to view it
Gun control i) Examine the symbolic structure that is used for both pro-con arguments a. What signifiers compose the basic terms of the debate b. What is the basic structure that defines the rules for the composition of the signifiers? c. What is the master signifier around which the signifiers are organized? d. How does this structure allow for the production of its conclusion? e. What images are mobilized in other to make the signifiers in the structure affective. f. Show the impossibilities that arise out of the structure. g. What would it be impossible to represent within this structure. h. Reformulate the entire problem by viewing the ethical problem through the real. 4 pages, mla, no plagiarism Purchase the answer to view it
In most organizations and programs today, leaders are acutely aware of the limitations that political, bureaucratic, organizational, and training challenges place on effective service delivery and effective interagency collaboration. Based on the reading about a strengths-based focus for leadership and supervision, in your initial post, examine how you would leverage strengths in building a coalition to pursue important community objectives. Describe how you have used a strengths-based approach or have observed the use of a strengths-based approach in a project within your organization or community. Read the posts of the other learners and respond to the initial posts of two. In each response, compare insights from your own observations of strengths-based practices to the reflections of the other learner. This activity will you achieve the following learning components: Purchase the answer to view it
classmate 1 Curriculum is defined as the content of schooling in all of its forms. The Latin origins of the word appear to define it as a designed experience. Curriculum serves to provide a guide of content that should be taught, and as Levitt states, serves as a “platform for subsequent testing”. People in power determine what gets taught and what doesn’t. As mentioned in “The Function of Curriculum in Schools”, there is an unequal distribution of power in every society, there are fewer people who have more power than those who don’t. This negatively affects those who are have very little power in society. Take for example Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act and Obama’s Race to the Top act. Both were failures at ing children in low income schools. They don’t seem to understand the internal operations of schools. They also fail to consider that reconstructing the inside of a school does nothing to change the mentality of the students who are in and outside of the school, who may view themselves as a “higher” power than others. I found Freire’s to be very interesting and somewhat disturbing as well. Here, Freire explains the “banking” and “problem-posing” concepts of education. He defines the “banking” concept of education to be an “act of depositing, in which the students are the depositories and the teacher is the depositor”. The teacher gives students information in which they are meant to receive, memorize, and repeat. I was particularly moved by the quote, “it is the people themselves who are filed away through the lack of creativity, transformation, and knowledge in this (at best) misguided system” (Freire 72). I often find myself struggling to teach the content that I am instructed to teach, I feel like the aim of the curriculum is to create “robots” who all think and act the same. There is very little room for their own opinion. Problem-posing education offers a solution to teacher-student contradiction found in banking education. In this concept, the teacher and the students “become jointly responsible in a process in which all grow” (Freire 80). These concepts of education relate to liberation and social justice, because in the “banking” concept of education, the students are being oppressed. Students aren’t exposed to reality and their thoughts are not authentic. However, in problem-posing education, students are no longer being oppressed. They are posed with problems that relate to themselves and their world and are increasingly being challenged, as opposed to being fed information. classmate 2 Curriculum, according to , is sanctified content to be taught in schools. It is any document or plan that exist in a school or school system that defines the work of teachers, to the extent of identifying the content to be taught and the methods to be used in the process. The purpose of curriculum is to focus teaching within a common boundary and connect the work of classroom teachers across boundaries. The government (people in power, state officials ) are the ones who determine what gets taught and what does not. Micheal Apple tells us that the power over the curriculum has been taken away from the hands of professional educators and curriculum scholars. I know that within my school district, we teachers have no say in what curriculum we would like to use. We have just adapted the Maisa curriculum for reading around 2 years ago, and have been using Everyday Math for math for about 5 years. We all agree that neither of these curriculums work for the students we service, which are students who are not on grade level and continue to struggle with learning due to the content. But as I read it s me understand that the state officials who create these curriculums have them designed for a certain group of people. I honestly just thought it was these particular curriculum that didn’t work for us, not that all curriculums were set up the same way. When Bush started the No Child Left Behind Act, and Obama’s Race to the Top campaign, they were both suppose to be put in place to children succeed, but as the reading from points out, both of these plans failed to recognize the issues and problems of using schools to confront socioeconomic inequities. and both state that curriculum is never a neutral assembly of knowledge, it is a selective tradition. The government says whose knowledge should be taught, and who should receive it. Official knowledge, according to Apple is the explicit knowledge that students are intended to learn. Curriculum has 3 aspects 1-institutioanl 2- formal and 3- hidden. It is really sad, that the people that are in the trenches going through it all, have only a say so in the “hidden” aspects. The readings made me think about how I teach my students, and how I was taught as a student. The first thing that comes to my mind when I read about textbooks, and how they meant for a certain group is black leaders. Textbooks only teach children about Dr. King, Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman. They leave out lots of other amazing people black and white who fought for equality. And as a teacher I think about what Freire says about “banking” and I do agree with him. It is like training little robots because we through stuff out and expect them to remember it. However, due to the fact that the curriculum I use is not fit for my students, I also do a lot of teaching of my own things. I have to build a different foundation in order to try and place them where they need to be in terms of the curriculum and I am sure a lot of teacher do this because we know what our student need!