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Scholz, Carolyn L. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
This paper will explore the balance between children's rights and parental responsibility from a family systems perspective. Children do not grow up in a vacuum; they are part of a biological, psychological and social system. The interaction of the child and parent within this system must include the development of responsibilities by the parent…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Childrens Rights, Child Role, Parents
Okpechi, Simeon O.; Belmasrour, Rachid – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
In the past twenty years, the number of qualified women accountants in the U.S. has outstripped that of men according to American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; yet these women occupy few strategic positions in accounting firms. Retention has been a major issue. This study explores how the perception of their status, investments and…
Descriptors: Females, Accounting, Professional Personnel, Gender Issues
Kuttner, Joanne Fitzmaurice – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
There is a wise proverb that insists it takes a whole village to raise a child to adulthood. In light of the expanding convolution of contemporary values, it is especially important to attentively nurture the inherent desire in each developing human person to seek good and avoid evil, especially during the critical years of adolescent formation.…
Descriptors: Social Action, Holistic Approach, Integrity, Moral Values
Dorris, Ronald – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Today as part of the network of globalization, the United States is trailing through the 21st century on the note of an unfinished past. As a legally segregated entity of United States citizenry from 1896-1954, people of African descent largely would be on their own when it came to creating a positive self-image. Those who genuinely sought to…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Economic Impact, Democratic Values, Desegregation Litigation
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Brantmeier, Cindy – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2006
Bernhardt (2003) claims that half of the variance in second language (L2) reading is accounted for by first language literacy (20%) and second language knowledge (30%), and that one of the central goals of current L2 reading research should be to investigate the 50% of variance that remains unexplained. Part of this variance takes consists of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Research, Gender Differences, Test Format