How did you feel about Mr. Gradgrind’s theory of education?

How did you feel about Mr. Gradgrind’s theory of education?

How did you feel about Mr. Gradgrind’s theory of education?

How did you feel about Mr. Gradgrind’s theory of education?

Dickens’ creation of Gradgrind’s teaching style seems to be a direct indictment of capitalism and a world where acquisition is the sole driving force.  Gradgrind’s mantra of “facts, not fancy” and his lack of developing an emotional affect in his students, his children, helps to create a setting where the acquiring of capital and the failure to acknowledge other forms of the good is present.  This ends up having fairly disastrous emotional consequences in the end of the work, as the children become adults who lie or steal and who become emotionally impotent in being able to deal with the challenges that consciousness offers.  In a larger sense, our current educational model seems to have understood where Gradgrind’s failures lie.  We are now much more open to teaching “the whole child” and embracing other methodologies that are willing to place facts and factual learning in a context of critical thought.  It is interesting in the United States, though, to examine Gradgrind’s model of teaching to the current federal mandate of No Child Left Behind, a formula for determining educational success through percentages and standardized tests.  Given how some school districts have had to cut back funding for co- curricular activities such as the arts, perhaps Gradgrind’s vision is more present than we would like to admit.
How did you feel about Mr. Gradgrind’s theory of education?
How did you feel about Mr. Gradgrind’s theory of education?
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How closely do the characters in Pride and Prejudice reflect the culture of the community?

How closely do the characters in Pride and Prejudice reflect the culture of the community?

How closely do the characters in Pride and Prejudice reflect the culture of the community?

How closely do the characters in Pride and Prejudice reflect the culture of the community?

One of the great things about Jane Austen’s work that has been recognized and acknowledged from their first publication dates through to the analysis of contemporary critics is that Jane Austen’s body of work, beginning with the beloved Pride and Prejudice, does reflect the society that Jane Austen herself was a part of. She was herself a gentleman’s daughter, making her part of the gentility, and she moved in social circles that included individuals in higher social ranks. Sir Walter Scott was one of her greatest admirers and one comment he made was that she drew the picture of the individuals in her sphere of society so perfectly that he recognized many of them as identical to his own personal acquaintances. One thing Austen herself said was that she painted her world with a fine brush on a small piece of ivory, signifying that her writing represents a small but accurately described part of English society.
How closely do the characters in Pride and Prejudice reflect the culture of the community?
How closely do the characters in Pride and Prejudice reflect the culture of the community?
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Ther are many churches who’s services are open in which it is very easy to go and observe what is being said.What about thwe churches that gather…

Ther are many churches who’s services are open in which it is very easy to go and observe what is being said.What about thwe churches that gather…

Ther are many churches who’s services are open in which it is very easy to go and observe what is being said.What about thwe churches that gather…

Ther are many churches who’s services are open in which it is very easy to go and observe what is being said.What about thwe churches that gather…

Uhhh… no?  In all seriousness, I am not sure that any church or house of worship needs to be treated differently by the world for any reason. Naturally, we are making the assumptions that these forms of worship do not violate any laws or established codes of social conduct.  With this being true, some houses of worship are more open to the outside world than others.  This is not a particular reason to treat them differently than others.  A person’s religious worship should not be treated as a popularity contest.  In the final analysis, the question makes the presumption that the ability for someone not associated with the religion to be able to “understand” that worship is more important than all else.  While this might be a reality that some religions have to face, it might not be one that should there.  The relationship between an individual and their faith is probably one of the most sacred elements of consciousness because it is “sacred.”  For us, as outsiders, to be able to pass judgment on it because of “openness” might not be very effective for it is the ultimate decision of the relationship between the individual and their house of worship that holds the most amount of relevance.
Ther are many churches who’s services are open in which it is very easy to go and observe what is being said.What about thwe churches that gather…
Ther are many churches who’s services are open in which it is very easy to go and observe what is being said.What about thwe churches that gather…
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Ther are many churches who’s services are open in which it is very easy to go and observe what is being said.What about thwe churches that gather…
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Hello. My question is about Pauline Barrett. What kind of surgery did she have? Hysterectomy?Is she unable to have children and if…

Hello. My question is about Pauline Barrett. What kind of surgery did she have? Hysterectomy?Is she unable to have children and if…

Hello. My question is about Pauline Barrett. What kind of surgery did she have? Hysterectomy?Is she unable to have children and if…

Hello. My question is about Pauline Barrett. What kind of surgery did she have? Hysterectomy?Is she unable to have children and if…

Poor Pauline Barrett had an operation from which she never really recovered. Ten years after her marriage, she feels herself to be half dead, not fully alive any more, with no vitality, no passion, no spark. Gray. Tired. Depressed.She exists without hope of ever getting better, of being who she used to be and of being loved. Sadness and weakness have overcome her as she stands before the mirror. Sadness for what she has become and for the man she has shared her life with till now.I see her stabbing herself just below her breastbone, but it doesn’t matter how she does it. It is done quietly, a final act of resignation.
Hello. My question is about Pauline Barrett. What kind of surgery did she have? Hysterectomy?Is she unable to have children and if…
Hello. My question is about Pauline Barrett. What kind of surgery did she have? Hysterectomy?Is she unable to have children and if…
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Who was the only religious character who was truly holy in The Canterbury Tales?

Who was the only religious character who was truly holy in The Canterbury Tales?

Who was the only religious character who was truly holy in The Canterbury Tales?

Who was the only religious character who was truly holy in The Canterbury Tales?

The Parson is the only religious character who was truly holy in Cantebury Tales. Unlike the other characters, his story is not in fable form. Rather, he speaks about what he thinks is important. He also refers to the Bible in his story. The subject matter of his tale is penitence – how to seek and obtain forgiveness from God and how to live a holy life. He expounds a great deal on the destructive nature of sin, outlining the so-called Seven Deadly Sins mentioned in the Bible. The only sexual connotations in his “tale” revolve around how a good Christian should avoid sexual sins, adultery, etc.You can read about the Parson’s Tale and Cantebury Tales in general here on enotes. See the links below.
Who was the only religious character who was truly holy in The Canterbury Tales?
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Poetry and unreality by Platoplato

Poetry and unreality by Platoplato

Poetry and unreality by Platoplato

Poetry and unreality by Platoplato

That’s not a question, now is it?There is certainly a chapter in Plato’s Republic called “Poetry and Unreality.” It is Chapter 13. Want to know more? The chapter, like the rest of the Republic is a dialogue. This dialogue is between two people, Socrates and Glaucon. The dialogue is about poetry and its relevance to the State. In general, the question being decided is whether or not poetry has a useful place in a good, well-run society. What do you think the conclusion is? Do you want to know?Well, as it turns out, Plato (who wrote the Republic and all the dialogues contained therein), must have had something bad to eat the day he wrote this chapter, because he seems to have little use for poets, from Homer on down. According to his character, Socrates, and with the agreement of Glaucon, poets are not just mere imitators of imitators, the emotions they portray can be detrimental to people who read or see their works performed. In short, if poets want a place in a good society, they had better watch what they say.Now, aren’t you glad you didn’t ask? 🙂
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Does anyone have a suggestion for simple activities that can be used in discussing the Hunger Games with an adult ladies book club?Our discussion…

Does anyone have a suggestion for simple activities that can be used in discussing the Hunger Games with an adult ladies book club?Our discussion…

Does anyone have a suggestion for simple activities that can be used in discussing the Hunger Games with an adult ladies book club?Our discussion…

Does anyone have a suggestion for simple activities that can be used in discussing the Hunger Games with an adult ladies book club?Our discussion…

I read where this novel was being made into a movie. Do you think the ladies would enjoy speculating on which actors or actresses would play the different roles in the movie?Since these are “mature” ladies, perhaps they would enjoy brainstorming, for example, about which Hollywood actor might play the role of Haymitch Abernathy. Would Jack Nicholsen be good for him? Perhaps Alec Baldwin? Or, maybe William Shatner?What about Effie Trinket, another more mature character? Which actress could play her? Someone outrageous, colorful – a comedian, perhaps? It could even be a deceased actress, if no living actress fits the bill. What about Mrs. Everdeen?Since the ladies are educated, perhaps they would enjoy comparing this work to something more classic, such as the short story The Lottery. If the women have not read this story, or if they have not read it in awhile, you could find the story on an audio-book and play it for them to open the discussion. This might be available in your local library or, if not, you could read the story to them aloud. It is not very long. Or, you could find some other science fiction story that is available on audio book, or even a video, and show a clip to get the discusison going. Any short story by Ray Bradbury would do – perhaps something from The Martian Chronicles. Or, another doomsday-type story that is similar to the scenario in this novel.Good luck.
Does anyone have a suggestion for simple activities that can be used in discussing the Hunger Games with an adult ladies book club?Our discussion…
Does anyone have a suggestion for simple activities that can be used in discussing the Hunger Games with an adult ladies book club?Our discussion…
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How does Harper Lee show the conflict between good and evil in To Kill a Mockingbird?Good: Atticus, Boo Radley , Tom RobinsonEvil: Bob Ewell ,…

How does Harper Lee show the conflict between good and evil in To Kill a Mockingbird?Good: Atticus, Boo Radley , Tom RobinsonEvil: Bob Ewell ,…

How does Harper Lee show the conflict between good and evil in To Kill a Mockingbird?Good: Atticus, Boo Radley , Tom RobinsonEvil: Bob Ewell ,…

How does Harper Lee show the conflict between good and evil in To Kill a Mockingbird?Good: Atticus, Boo Radley , Tom RobinsonEvil: Bob Ewell ,…

While I’m happy to provide you with some assistance on this question, you will need to complete it more fully per your teacher’s directions, which you have included in the sub-heading of the question itself.Maycomb is a very black-and-white community, both literally and figuratively speaking. It is against this backdrop that Lee paints a portrait of injustice for us by making our African-American character, Tom, an embodiment of good. That is not to say, however, that some of our other white characters are not good — Atticus, for instance, represents moral character and rightness in nearly every scene he is in. Boo Radley, the captive son of Nathan Radley, is good, as he proves in the final chapters of this book.In contrast, we have several characters who show bad character — either in the form of ignorance, or in the form of outright evil. Bob Ewell, for instance, illustrates both ignorance and evil in this novel, as Atticus proves to the court that he has battered his own daughter, Mayella. Ewell is a racist, as his testimony before the court proves. The white community at large in Maycomb is largely still coming to grips with the idea of civil rights. Mr. Cunningham, for instance, is among the men at the jail the night Atticus blocks the doorway. He is not there out of sheer hatred, but instead, to go along with popular mentality that all negroes are evil and all negroes are “not to be trusted around our women,” as Atticus states in his closing arguments. Cunningham’s willingness to follow the herd is an example of ignorance rather than explicit evil. Nathan Radley is an embittered old man who hates life because he feels that his son is a social pariah. His evil is one borne of ignorance also. I hope these few facts begin to help you in your quest to complete the writing assignment.
How does Harper Lee show the conflict between good and evil in To Kill a Mockingbird?Good: Atticus, Boo Radley , Tom RobinsonEvil: Bob Ewell ,…
How does Harper Lee show the conflict between good and evil in To Kill a Mockingbird?Good: Atticus, Boo Radley , Tom RobinsonEvil: Bob Ewell ,…
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Explain the different factors of human resource planning: recruiting,training, and motivation.

Explain the different factors of human resource planning: recruiting,training, and motivation.

Explain the different factors of human resource planning: recruiting,training, and motivation.

Explain the different factors of human resource planning: recruiting,training, and motivation.

HR recruiting is concerned with getting competent new hires into the organization in positions where they will be effective and motivated.  While they must make hiring decisions to meet current business demands, they also want to bring in people who will grow with the organization, thus the heavy emphasis many businesses place on college recruitment.  A huge factor in recruitment is remaining in compliance with the many laws and regulations that affect the hiring process, especially those regarding Affirmative Action and other non-discrimination factors.  Because recruitment results in the new hires, those laws and regulations that govern hiring are an important factor in where and how the organization recruits. Training is handled very differently by organizations, from outsourcing (sending employees to outside training), to entire divisions or departments that design and provide training, or a mix of the two.  Some training is a mandated part of employee performance (such as training in standards compliance) or has been negotiated by a union contract (employees cannot be fired for poor performance if they’ve not received formal training in a particular skill). HR is concerned that the training meets legal obligations, is conducted appropriately, that employees are selected for training in a fair and non-discriminatory manner, and that employees are gaining job-relevant skills that keep the organization effective and productive.  Motivating employees to remain effective and productive involves knowing what actually motivates employees in general and making choices about how employee programs or decisions that affect employees will raise or lower their motivation.  Should they implement raises or provide new furniture; provide a better phone system or a break room?  Much has been written about employee motivation and studies abound.  It’s HR’s job to review these and find out what its employees need to motivate them to perform.  This is probably the most difficult aspect of the three factors.All three factors require that HR actually understands the needs of the business, knows the department or division heads and how they operate, and listens to employees.  These will help HR gain a better understanding of the business, the people who run it, and the people who do the work so HR can make better hiring and training decisions and create an environment that motivates people to work towards the organization’s goals.
Explain the different factors of human resource planning: recruiting,training, and motivation.
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What was nailed to the toolshed door in "The Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird"?

What was nailed to the toolshed door in "The Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird"?

What was nailed to the toolshed door in "The Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird"?

What was nailed to the toolshed door in "The Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird"?

When the filmmakers and cameraman come to Granny Cain’s house to film her life as part of a county documentary on the Food Stamps Program, Granddaddy Cain is away from hunting chicken hawks. Granny tells the filmmakers and cameraman to leave, but they only step further away.When Granddaddy Cain comes home, he is carrying a dead chicken hawk over his shoulder. It is the chicken hawk that Granddaddy Cain nails to the door of the toolshed so it can drain to be prepared for eating. The chicken hawk’s mate has followed Granddaddy home and is swooping and trying to attack Granddaddy, who throws the hammer he had been using at the swooping hawk.
What was nailed to the toolshed door in "The Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird"?
What was nailed to the toolshed door in "The Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird"?
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