Cape Verde

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  • Four Wrong Policy Drivers

    Before I mention three points that I saw as important, I would like to say thank you for presenting this summary to the class. I’ve order the book, because I feel that Fullan ushered in some very valuable concepts that will benefit me as I move forward in a new phase of my career as an administrator. The first important point for me from this summary of Michael Fullan’s book by Jenn David-Lang in The Main Idea, were the four wrong policy drivers. I agree with Fullan in that a principal needs to possess the ability to motivate their staff. However, in chapter 2, Michael Fullan points out “four wrong policy drivers” (Jenn David-Lang, 2014) that will cripple a principal in their critical skill of motivation. The four wrong policies include accountability; individualistic solutions; Technology; and Fragmented strategies. As Jenn David-Lang, took the time to summarize these wrong policies, there shortcomings became very evident. For instance, I agree that accountability alone will not lead to people to meet the “measures at any cost” (Jenn David-Lang, 2014). This was evident to me with the California state standards and the CST’s that were developed to gauge student progress. Schools and teachers were spending weeks of their instructional minutes not teaching curricular material, but instead teaching directly to the test. All with the attempt to improve the school 's status. I strongly agree with Fullan, in that, improvement in accountability will be more apparent if…

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  • Taloria Anzaldua How To Tame A Wild Tongue Analysis

    It was a big “Forget you, I have learned a new language, a superior language.” It was almost as if I was ashamed to speak my language because everything was lined up to speak Creole the setting, the people, the respect aspect of the situation and I still chose to speak English. I of course had an alternative motive for speaking English than my mother had thought, but that is what it sounded like to my mother. Growing up under her wing I knew the last thing she would ever let happen was let me…

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  • The Sedona Culture

    But more on today later, first circle back to 650 A.D., when the Sinagua people entered the Verde Valley. To place 650 A.D. in historical perceptive, the Muslim conquests to unify Arabia under the Prophet Muhammad started around 622. These conquests brought an end to the Byzantine Empire, which itself comprised the eastern remnants of the Roman Empire. So yes, we’re talking a long, long time ago. The Sinagua culture is known for its art--petroglyphs, pottery and basketry--as well as its masonry.…

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  • Religion In Anthropology

    covered in ice from the ice age and not covered in water like it is now. Though there is much evidence suggesting the Clovis being the first to migrate to the Americas, new research has since “debunked” Clovis-First Theory in favor of The Monte Verde Migration Theory. This Theory revolves around a archaeological evidence found in Monte Verde, Chile in 1979. describes this as the earliest known evidence of humans in the America’s because of findings such as human remains,…

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  • Pacific Coast Migration Model

    The most likely correct theory is the Pacific Coast Migration because of the strong evidence proving this model. First of all, data collected from the Beringia and the Pacific Rim area, show seafaring culture who in their travels could have come across the Americas. Furthermore, in order for some South American sites to be established, such as Monte Verde, humans would have to have left Beringia earlier than the ice free corridor opened. The Pacific Coast Migration could have occurred around…

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  • South African Cultural Domains

    relationship as well as influences that have expanded South Africa’s political standing. The third main point will be to inform the reader as to why the United States has developed an interest in South Africa. 2. South Africa is filled with a rich and interesting history that has been heavily influenced and shaped by that of European settlers over the last 350 years. According to World Fact Book, the first European settlers to arrive and settle in South Africa were Dutch spice traders and…

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  • District Six Anthropology

    we live in, that we are shaped by the ability of these simple structures to resist being defiled” by Achmat Dango. It is understandable why people over the age of twenty-five might still fear and have traumatic experiences from the apartheid era. However, Noor made it clear he does not resent white people and he has forgiven them. In a similar manner as Nelson Mandela and reminding people that the only way to move forward is to forgive, but it is difficult to forget. After the District Six…

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    landowners who needed protection from the Indian and French, and Eastern class merchants who had more liberal views and wanted growth of the colony to continue. This political party would accordingly become the patriots fighting for freedom. Geography The soil of Massachusetts is very thin and rocky, the area is only about 190 miles from East to West and 110 from North to South, and a 192-mile coastline, made up mostly of bays, hence the name the Bay State. Rolling plains and small streams…

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  • Nelson Mandela Ethical Leadership Essay

    Literature review Nelson Mandela was a South African leader. He succeeded to end apartheid and with the African National Congress (ANC), he was the first one who won the presidential election with black-African origin. Thus, Mandela received the Nobel Prize for Peace (Britannica, 2016). 27 years as a strong-willed prisoner (Shriberg and Shriberg, 2011, p. ) improved his personal development of forgiveness for his rivals, formed his strength and established supplementary leadership skills like…

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  • Analysis Of Playing The Enemy: Nelson Mandela And The Game That Made A Nation

    Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation by Josh Carlin is an extraordinary read about a nation that no one ever thought would come together as one. As a politician of South Africa and eventually the president, Nelson Mandela, always seemed to know how to win others over. Not only would he win them over, he would develop a connection through his words that made the people feel adoring to his nature. The drive and motivation combined with the smooth talker he was led him…

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