Assignment Type: Individual Project Deliverable Length: 1 test application in java (must be a .java file) Create a Book class that stores book information. Your Book class will store the following: · book title · author’s first name · author’s last name · book ISBN-10 number · publisher · price Create a test application that creates several objects of type Book class and adds each book to an ArrayList. Your test application should then do the following: · Iterate through all books in the ArrayList and print the information out in readable form · Print the total number of books stored · Prompt you for an index and print the book information stored in the index Hint: You may want to consider overriding the toString() method to provide a readable string representation of Book object. Code must be readable with consistent style and should contain embedded comments and method headers.

Assignment Type: Individual Project Deliverable Length: 1 test application in java (must be a .java file)

Create a Book class that stores book information. Your Book class will store the following:

·         book title

·         author’s first name

·         author’s last name

·         book ISBN-10 number

·         publisher

·         price

Create a test application that creates several objects of type Book class and adds each book to an ArrayList. Your test application should then do the following:

·         Iterate through all books in the ArrayList and print the information out in readable form

·         Print the total number of books stored

·         Prompt you for an index and print the book information stored in the index

Hint: You may want to consider overriding the toString() method to provide a readable string representation of Book object.

Code must be readable with consistent style and should contain embedded comments and method headers.

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Assignment Type: Individual Project Deliverable Length: 1 test application in java (must be a .java file) Create a Book class that stores book information. Your Book class will store the following: · book title · author’s first name · author’s last name · book ISBN-10 number · publisher · price Create a test application that creates several objects of type Book class and adds each book to an ArrayList. Your test application should then do the following: · Iterate through all books in the ArrayList and print the information out in readable form · Print the total number of books stored · Prompt you for an index and print the book information stored in the index Hint: You may want to consider overriding the toString() method to provide a readable string representation of Book object. Code must be readable with consistent style and should contain embedded comments and method headers.

Assignment Type: Individual Project Deliverable Length: 1 test application in java (must be a .java file)

Create a Book class that stores book information. Your Book class will store the following:

·         book title

·         author’s first name

·         author’s last name

·         book ISBN-10 number

·         publisher

·         price

Create a test application that creates several objects of type Book class and adds each book to an ArrayList. Your test application should then do the following:

·         Iterate through all books in the ArrayList and print the information out in readable form

·         Print the total number of books stored

·         Prompt you for an index and print the book information stored in the index

Hint: You may want to consider overriding the toString() method to provide a readable string representation of Book object.

Code must be readable with consistent style and should contain embedded comments and method headers.

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This is the text book: Booth, W.C., Colomb, G.G., & Williams, J.M. (2008). The Craft of Research. (3rd Ed.) Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Chapter 3: From Topics to Questions Chapter 4: From Questions to a Problem Read Chapters 3 and 4 in The Craft of Research and then follow the three steps in section 3.4 to develop a clear statement of your research topic, question, and significance. In your assignment submission: State your research topic in the format “I am studying _____ because I want to find out _____ so that my reader can better understand _____” (see p. 45-48). Explain what problem you are trying to solve (See p. 51-54), including the consequence of not answering your research question (p. 56-58) along with any potential practical applications of answering the question (p. 59-61). Discuss which humanities disciplines will be relevant to your topic and why (e.g., philosophy, religion, history, literature, art, etc.). Note that some disciplines are more relevant for solving certain kinds of problems, but even when multiple disciplines might be appropriate, focusing on one or more specific disciplines can narrow your research to make it more manageable. There is no length requirement for this assignment, but your entire explanation will probably not be much more than 1 page long.

This is the text book:

Booth, W.C., Colomb, G.G., & Williams, J.M. (2008). The Craft of Research. (3rd Ed.) Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

  • Chapter 3: From Topics to Questions
  • Chapter 4: From Questions to a Problem

Read Chapters 3 and 4 in The Craft of Research and then follow the three steps in section 3.4 to develop a clear statement of your research topic, question, and significance.

In your assignment submission:

    1. State your research topic in the format “I am studying _____ because I want to find out _____ so that my reader can better understand _____” (see p. 45-48).
    2. Explain what problem you are trying to solve (See p. 51-54), including the consequence of not answering your research question (p. 56-58) along with any potential practical applications of answering the question (p. 59-61).
    3. Discuss which humanities disciplines will be relevant to your topic and why (e.g., philosophy, religion, history, literature, art, etc.). Note that some disciplines are more relevant for solving certain kinds of problems, but even when multiple disciplines might be appropriate, focusing on one or more specific disciplines can narrow your research to make it more manageable.

There is no length requirement for this assignment, but your entire explanation will probably not be much more than 1 page long.

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Assignment 1: Binary Logistic Regression in SPSS Earlier this week, you practiced fitting simple regression models and, ideally, used the Collaboration Lab to ask, answer, and otherwise address any questions you had. In this Assignment, you apply what you learned to answer a social research question using logistic regression. To prepare Review the datasets provided. Construct a research question based on one of those datasets. Remember that your dependent variable must be dichotomous. Think about how you might use the odds ratio in your analysis to simplify the interpretation of your results. The Assignment Use SPSS to answer the research question you constructed. Then, compose a 1- to 2-paragraph analysis in APA format in which you answer the following questions: What is the null hypothesis for your question? What research design(s) would align with this question? What dependent variable was used and how is it measured? What independent variable is used and how is it measured? How well did the model fit? If you found significance, what is the strength of the effect? What is the answer to your research question? What are the possible implications of social change? Possible references The attached PDF’s are for these Media Laureate Education (Producer). (2017j). Introduction to binary logistic regression [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Laureate Education (Producer). (2017d). Binary logistic regression [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Dataset References: NOTE please convert files to SPSS and give all output in that format Note the output is required from SPSS; however, this site you are not able to click and get it or can I upload the dataset so I converted them to Excel and you can convert them back to SPSS to get the output only the Afrobarometer you can get online I put the link and if you are using that http://afrobarometer.org/data/merged-round-6-data-36-countries-2016 HS Long Study_[student] (4).sav Be sure to include your data output with your analysis.

Assignment 1: Binary Logistic Regression in SPSS

Earlier this week, you practiced fitting simple regression models and, ideally, used the Collaboration Lab to ask, answer, and otherwise address any questions you had. In this Assignment, you apply what you learned to answer a social research question using logistic regression.

To prepare

  • Review the datasets provided.
  • Construct a research question based on one of those datasets.
  • Remember that your dependent variable must be dichotomous.
  • Think about how you might use the odds ratio in your analysis to simplify the interpretation of your results.

The Assignment

Use SPSS to answer the research question you constructed. Then, compose a 1- to 2-paragraph analysis in APA format in which you answer the following questions:

  1. What is the null hypothesis for your question?
  2. What research design(s) would align with this question?
  3. What dependent variable was used and how is it measured?
  4. What independent variable is used and how is it measured?
  5. How well did the model fit?
  6. If you found significance, what is the strength of the effect?
  7. What is the answer to your research question?
  8. What are the possible implications of social change?

Possible references

The attached PDF’s are for these

Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2017j). Introduction to binary logistic regression [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2017d). Binary logistic regression [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Dataset References:

NOTE please convert files to SPSS and give all output in that format

Note the output is required from SPSS; however, this site you are not able to click and get it or can I upload the dataset so I converted them to Excel and you can convert them back to SPSS to get the output only the Afrobarometer you can get online I put the link and if you are using that

http://afrobarometer.org/data/merged-round-6-data-36-countries-2016

HS Long Study_[student] (4).sav

Be sure to include your data output with your analysis.

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Q1 – Why is it important for counselors and other behavioral health professionals to become familiar with the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? How can use of the DSM’s cross-cutting symptom measures aid counselors in clinical diagnosing? Q2 – What are differences between forensic and therapeutic assessment and when is it appropriate to use either? In addition, briefly explain the difference between psychological and personality assessments

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Why is it important for counselors and other behavioral health professionals to become familiar with the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? How can use of the DSM’s cross-cutting symptom measures aid counselors in clinical diagnosing?

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What are differences between forensic and therapeutic assessment and when is it appropriate to use either? In addition, briefly explain the difference between psychological and personality assessments

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Purpose of Assignment The purpose of this assignment is to allow the student an opportunity to calculate the rate of return of equity and debt instruments. It allows the student to understand the effects of dividends; capital gains; inflation rates; and how the nominal rate of return affects valuation and pricing. The assignment also allows the student to apply concepts related to CAPM, WACC, and Flotation Costs to understand the influence of debt and equity on the company’s capital structure. Assignment Steps Resources: Corporate Finance Calculate the following problems and provide an overall summary of how companies make financial decisions in no more than 700 words, based on your answers: Stock Valuation: A stock has an initial price of $100 per share, paid a dividend of $2.00 per share during the year, and had an ending share price of $125. Compute the percentage total return, capital gains yield, and dividend yield. Total Return: You bought a share of 4% preferred stock for $100 last year. The market price for your stock is now $120. What was your total return for last year? CAPM: A stock has a beta of 1.20, the expected market rate of return is 12%, and a risk-free rate of 5 percent. What is the expected rate of return of the stock? WACC: The Corporation has a targeted capital structure of 80% common stock and 20% debt. The cost of equity is 12% and the cost of debt is 7%. The tax rate is 30%. What is the company’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC)? Flotation Costs: Medina Corp. has a debt-equity ratio of .75. The company is considering a new plant that will cost $125 million to build. When the company issues new equity, it incurs a flotation cost of 10%. The flotation cost on new debt is 4%. What is the initial cost of the plant if the company raises all equity externally

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to allow the student an opportunity to calculate the rate of return of equity and debt instruments. It allows the student to understand the effects of dividends; capital gains; inflation rates; and how the nominal rate of return affects valuation and pricing. The assignment also allows the student to apply concepts related to CAPM, WACC, and Flotation Costs to understand the influence of debt and equity on the company’s capital structure.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Corporate Finance

Calculate the following problems and provide an overall summary of how companies make financial decisions in no more than 700 words, based on your answers:

  1. Stock Valuation: A stock has an initial price of $100 per share, paid a dividend of $2.00 per share during the year, and had an ending share price of $125. Compute the percentage total return, capital gains yield, and dividend yield.
  2. Total Return: You bought a share of 4% preferred stock for $100 last year. The market price for your stock is now $120. What was your total return for last year?
  3. CAPM: A stock has a beta of 1.20, the expected market rate of return is 12%, and a risk-free rate of 5 percent. What is the expected rate of return of the stock?
  4. WACC: The Corporation has a targeted capital structure of 80% common stock and 20% debt. The cost of equity is 12% and the cost of debt is 7%. The tax rate is 30%. What is the company’s weighted average cost of capital (WACC)?
  5. Flotation Costs: Medina Corp. has a debt-equity ratio of .75. The company is considering a new plant that will cost $125 million to build. When the company issues new equity, it incurs a flotation cost of 10%. The flotation cost on new debt is 4%. What is the initial cost of the plant if the company raises all equity externally

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Research Paper (40%) due week 11. A 10-12 page (exclusive of title page, appendices, and citations) research paper is due Week 10. The paper is to be written in accordance with APA guidelines. Please select a problematic policy issue that affects the delivery of services for low-income families, substance-abusing families, or children with special needs. The policy issue can be a specific policy formulated at the federal or state level (e.g., Indian Child Welfare Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), or can be an issue which has been created by a number of interesting policies (e.g., concurrent planning, inter-racial or inter-country adoption). The selected policy issue should be of sufficient magnitude that its genesis and impact can be traced through scholarly literature, documents, and first-hand personal accounts, incorporating concepts and data from course readings and outside research. Also, the research paper must demonstrate a clear link between race, gender and inequality. The paper should: identify the policy issue with specificity and summarize its importance and why you see it as problematic present the historical context within which the policy issue developed, specifically citing any laws, cases, or orders that contributed to its creation describe the impact (positive/negative) of the policy issue on consumers, practitioners, and service systems analyze the groups, organizations, or types of people who were (or are) involved in the debate about the policy issue and their positions discuss the assumptions and values underlying the policy issue conclude with potential recommendations and rationale for change to the policy that you would make as a social work professional, and specific strategy which could be used to make this policy change throughout the paper cite all sources in APA format. A paper of this magnitude should have no less than 8 scholarly journal citations external to class reading. The paper should also include direct quotes from the literature. please note that no re-writes of the paper will be permitted. The student must hand in a clear, organized and focused paper on the first attempt. Students who hand in late papers will be penalized 20%. for the student to receive full credit for the assignment, the student must answer all of the expected questions in a narrative manner. Short and fragmented responses will not be accepted and points will be deducted for each unanswered question.

Research Paper (40%) due week 11. A 10-12 page (exclusive of title page, appendices, and citations) research paper is due Week 10. The paper is to be written in accordance with APA guidelines.

Please select a problematic policy issue that affects the delivery of services for low-income families, substance-abusing families, or children with special needs. The policy issue can be a specific policy formulated at the federal or state level (e.g., Indian Child Welfare Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), or can be an issue which has been created by a number of interesting policies (e.g., concurrent planning, inter-racial or inter-country adoption). The selected policy issue should be of sufficient magnitude that its genesis and impact can be traced through scholarly literature, documents, and first-hand personal accounts, incorporating concepts and data from course readings and outside research. Also, the research paper must demonstrate a clear link between race, gender and inequality. The paper should:

identify the policy issue with specificity and summarize its importance and why you see it as problematic
present the historical context within which the policy issue developed, specifically citing any laws, cases, or orders that contributed to its creation
describe the impact (positive/negative) of the policy issue on consumers, practitioners, and service systems
analyze the groups, organizations, or types of people who were (or are) involved in the debate about the policy issue and their positions
discuss the assumptions and values underlying the policy issue
conclude with potential recommendations and rationale for change to the policy that you would make as a social work professional, and specific strategy which could be used to make this policy change
throughout the paper cite all sources in APA format. A paper of this magnitude should have no less than 8 scholarly journal citations external to class reading. The paper should also include direct quotes from the literature.
please note that no re-writes of the paper will be permitted. The student must hand in a clear, organized and focused paper on the first attempt. Students who hand in late papers will be penalized 20%.
for the student to receive full credit for the assignment, the student must answer all of the expected questions in a narrative manner. Short and fragmented responses will not be accepted and points will be deducted for each unanswered question.

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Title : A Study of the hBCAT Protein in Immortal Cell Lines. Aims and Hypothesis: Main Aim 1: To experimentally determine the resistance of cells containing hBCAT to anticancer therapies such as chemotherapy in terms of the levels of Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity when the cells are subjected to different doses of chemotherapeutic drugs. This will be done by using different cytotoxity assays to test for the cell viability of cells in a cell culture containing hBCAT after the culture has been incubated with different doses of chemotherapeutic drugs. Main Aim 2: To investigate the complex biochemical activities of hBCAT and its potential therapeutic significance in the improvement of the clinical outcomes of chemotherapy Sub Aim 1: To assess the effects of chemotherapy on the metabolic activity, cell viability and genotoxicity of the cell cultures treated with various chemotherapeutic drugs Hypothesis It is hypothesized that blocking the expression of hBCAT will result in increased chemotherapy induced cytotoxicity and genotoxicit

Title : A Study of the hBCAT Protein in Immortal Cell Lines.
Aims and Hypothesis:
Main Aim 1:
To experimentally determine the resistance of cells containing hBCAT to anticancer therapies such as chemotherapy in terms of the levels of Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity when the cells are subjected to different doses of chemotherapeutic drugs. This will be done by using different cytotoxity assays to test for the cell viability of cells in a cell culture containing hBCAT after the culture has been incubated with different doses of chemotherapeutic drugs.
Main Aim 2:
To investigate the complex biochemical activities of hBCAT and its potential therapeutic significance in the improvement of the clinical outcomes of chemotherapy

Sub Aim 1:
To assess the effects of chemotherapy on the metabolic activity, cell viability and genotoxicity of the cell cultures treated with various chemotherapeutic drugs
Hypothesis
It is hypothesized that blocking the expression of hBCAT will result in increased chemotherapy induced cytotoxicity and genotoxicit

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Mini-Lecture—Preparing SPED Students for Life in the 21st Century Special Education has been undergoing school reform in the same way that general education has over the last few years. While some of the issues are different, many of the main ones are similar, such as: how can we implement “all children can learn” and “all children will perform on grade level” policies fairly, how can schools be held accountable for the achievement of its students when so many other variables also affect student learning, and how can we implement assessment programs that adequately and fairly assess all students without discriminating against some subgroups? Some of our major concerns during SPED reform have included High Stakes Testing, Diverse Student Populations, School Safety, Response to Intervention (RTI) approaches to identification, Authentic Access to General Education Curriculum for SPED students, etc. Students with learning disabilities are a part of the population that has been affected by recent school reform efforts. One very positive reform affecting service delivery for SPED students, especially in the general education inclusion setting, involves legislative efforts to integrate the use of methods for this population of students that are based upon scientific research. Both No Child Left Behind (2001) and IDEA (2004) Special Education legislation require schools/teachers to use research based methods and interventions where possible. You cannot use them if you do not know what they are or how to apply them. Assignments Review the following Internet resources in preparation for responding to Critical Issue #4. Wrightslaw. (2010). Research Based Instruction. Available at http://www.wrightslaw.com/nclb/rbi.htm (Links to an external site.) Thurlow, M.L., Quenemoen, R.F., & Lazarus, S.S. (n.d.). Education Students: Recommendations for the Race to the Top Consortia and States. http://www.cehd.umn.edu/NCEO/onlinepubs/Martha_Thurlow-Meeting_the_Needs_of_Special_Education_Students.pdf (Links to an external site.) Research Spotlight on Best Practices in Education http://www.nea.org/tools/17073.htm (Links to an external site.) (multiple resources) Emphasis on Research-Based Resources and Practices http://www.specialconnections.ku.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/specconn/main.php?cat=auxil§ion=research (Links to an external site.) 10 Ways to Build Instructional Materials For 21st Century Skills – Information Overload Part 3 http://www.educationbusinessblog.com/2007/10/10_ways_to_build_instructional_1.html The IRIS Center. (2016). Evidence-Based Practice Summaries. Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Available at http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ebp_summaries/ (Links to an external site.) The IRIS Center. (2016). Evidence-Based Practices (Part 1): Identifying and Selecting a Practice or Program Available at http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/ebp_01/ (Links to an external site.) The IRIS Center. (2016). Evidence-Based Practices (Part 2): Implementing a Practice or Program with Fidelity. Available at http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/ebp_02/ (Links to an external site.) The IRIS Center. (2016). Evidence-Based Practices (Part 3): Evaluating Learner Outcomes and Fidelity. Available at http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/ebp_03/ (Links to an external site.) What Works Clearinghouse. Available at https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/ (Links to an external site.) See also: RESEARCH VALIDATED TEACHING PRACTICES rtf.docxPreview the documentView in a new window Teacher.Parent Resources.docxPreview the documentView in a new window Respond in writing to the following Critical Issue # 4 and submit your response to the designated Assignment link in the Assignments section of the course menu. Please respond with a minimum of 4 pages, double spaced. Critical Issue # 4: You have been hired as a consultant by the area of Special Education at a local university to collaborate with the SPED faculty and advise them on the best way to integrate the use of best practices into their teaching methods courses for general education and special education teaching majors. You know that you, as a consultant, and they (as higher education faculty) have a difficult task ahead. You know that general education and special education teachers are already nearly overwhelmed with the responsibilities of meeting new curriculum requirements, high stakes testing criteria, SPED paperwork, IEPs, and monitoring of student outcomes—which is expected to be positive (or else). Still, you know that applications of researched based instruction to prepare SPED students to be successful in the 21st century is critical. So…how do you propose to carry out your consulting duties? Come up with a set of recommendations or a plan for helping ensure that the School of Education faculty integrates research based best practices into their methods classes. As you prepare your consultative report, consider the following: Does research based best practices for SPED students differ from what is currently focused on by teachers of these students? Whose major responsibility will it be to teach the best practices (general educator or special educator)? What are the most critical best practice skills to be taught, in your opinion? Why? Pick one skill set and give specific and practical advice about how the teacher education programs at the university can support/promote its teacher education candidates to teach the best practices to students with disabilities when they exit their programs. What resources have you found on the Internet that might be helpful with this process?

Mini-Lecture—Preparing SPED Students for Life in the 21st Century

Special Education has been undergoing school reform in the same way that general education has over the last few years. While some of the issues are different, many of the main ones are similar, such as: how can we implement “all children can learn” and “all children will perform on grade level” policies fairly, how can schools be held accountable for the achievement of its students when so many other variables also affect student learning, and how can we implement assessment programs that adequately and fairly assess all students without discriminating against some subgroups?

Some of our major concerns during SPED reform have included High Stakes Testing, Diverse Student Populations, School Safety, Response to Intervention (RTI) approaches to identification, Authentic Access to General Education Curriculum for SPED students, etc. Students with learning disabilities are a part of the population that has been affected by recent school reform efforts.

One very positive reform affecting service delivery for SPED students, especially in the general education inclusion setting, involves legislative efforts to integrate the use of methods for this population of students that are based upon scientific research. Both No Child Left Behind (2001) and IDEA (2004) Special Education legislation require schools/teachers to use research based methods and interventions where possible. You cannot use them if you do not know what they are or how to apply them.

Assignments
Review the following Internet resources in preparation for responding to Critical Issue #4.

Wrightslaw. (2010). Research Based Instruction. Available at http://www.wrightslaw.com/nclb/rbi.htm (Links to an external site.)

Thurlow, M.L., Quenemoen, R.F., & Lazarus, S.S. (n.d.). Education Students: Recommendations for the Race to the Top Consortia and States.

http://www.cehd.umn.edu/NCEO/onlinepubs/Martha_Thurlow-Meeting_the_Needs_of_Special_Education_Students.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Research Spotlight on Best Practices in Education
http://www.nea.org/tools/17073.htm (Links to an external site.) (multiple resources)

Emphasis on Research-Based Resources and Practices
http://www.specialconnections.ku.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/specconn/main.php?cat=auxil§ion=research (Links to an external site.)

10 Ways to Build Instructional Materials For 21st Century Skills – Information Overload Part 3
http://www.educationbusinessblog.com/2007/10/10_ways_to_build_instructional_1.html

The IRIS Center. (2016). Evidence-Based Practice Summaries. Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Available at http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ebp_summaries/ (Links to an external site.)

The IRIS Center. (2016). Evidence-Based Practices (Part 1): Identifying and Selecting a Practice or Program Available at http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/ebp_01/ (Links to an external site.)
The IRIS Center. (2016). Evidence-Based Practices (Part 2): Implementing a Practice or Program with Fidelity. Available at http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/ebp_02/ (Links to an external site.)
The IRIS Center. (2016). Evidence-Based Practices (Part 3): Evaluating Learner Outcomes and Fidelity. Available at http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/ebp_03/ (Links to an external site.)
What Works Clearinghouse. Available at https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/ (Links to an external site.)

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Respond in writing to the following Critical Issue # 4 and submit your response to the designated Assignment link in the Assignments section of the course menu. Please respond with a minimum of 4 pages, double spaced.

Critical Issue # 4: You have been hired as a consultant by the area of Special Education at a local university to collaborate with the SPED faculty and advise them on the best way to integrate the use of best practices into their teaching methods courses for general education and special education teaching majors.

You know that you, as a consultant, and they (as higher education faculty) have a difficult task ahead. You know that general education and special education teachers are already nearly overwhelmed with the responsibilities of meeting new curriculum requirements, high stakes testing criteria, SPED paperwork, IEPs, and monitoring of student outcomes—which is expected to be positive (or else).

Still, you know that applications of researched based instruction to prepare SPED students to be successful in the 21st century is critical. So…how do you propose to carry out your consulting duties? Come up with a set of recommendations or a plan for helping ensure that the School of Education faculty integrates research based best practices into their methods classes.

As you prepare your consultative report, consider the following:

Does research based best practices for SPED students differ from what is currently focused on by teachers of these students?
Whose major responsibility will it be to teach the best practices (general educator or special educator)?
What are the most critical best practice skills to be taught, in your opinion? Why?
Pick one skill set and give specific and practical advice about how the teacher education programs at the university can support/promote its teacher education candidates to teach the best practices to students with disabilities when they exit their programs.
What resources have you found on the Internet that might be helpful with this process?

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Essay should not be summary of the book. Should be brief one-page summary but answering the following throughout the essay. Analyze authors argument, why do you think this book was assigned? What is its relevance in the current discourse of IPE and its respective issue-area? What is the author’s argument? What have other authors said (from what you’ve read in other classes, and in this class) that either corroborates or negates their theoretical perspectives? (Perspectives of IPE are merhanalism, liberalism and Marxism, could pick one) Does the book and its arguments still hold up in today’s global economy, with the ever-shifting power dynamic amongst states? If they don’t, why? You could posit your own counter-argument, if you disagree with what the author says. Provide empirical evidence to support your claims. (quotes from the book)

Essay should not be summary of the book. Should be brief one-page summary but answering the following throughout the essay. Analyze authors argument, why do you think this book was assigned? What is its relevance in the current discourse of IPE and its respective issue-area? What is the author’s argument? What have other authors said (from what you’ve read in other classes, and in this class) that either corroborates or negates their theoretical perspectives? (Perspectives of IPE are merhanalism, liberalism and Marxism, could pick one) Does the book and its arguments still hold up in today’s global economy, with the ever-shifting power dynamic amongst states? If they don’t, why? You could posit your own counter-argument, if you disagree with what the author says. Provide empirical evidence to support your claims. (quotes from the book)

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