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    Both Iceland and Japan’s language policies are resistant to change – both countries are seen as homogenous both internally and externally, which especially in Japan has resulted in language planning and policy being slow to respond to changes (Gottlieb 2008; Hilmarsson-Dunn 2006). In Iceland, long traditions in lexical purism have affected the official language policies, but in recent years, the focus has shifted more towards ensuring Icelandic’s status at the national language in the country against the forces of English (Hilmarsson-Dunn & Kristinsson 2010). In Japan, on the other hand, Japanese is a ‘killer language’ due to the reluctance to acknowledge the existence of indigenous languages, let alone their rights, until recently (Gottlieb…

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    What is an Environmental Policy? An environmental policy statement is a declaration of an organizations commitment to the environment (Green Business Program, n.d.). The policy provides a summary of the organization’s environmental goals and how to achieve the goals. The organization can provide a unified vision through an environmental policy statement, in which employees can refer and identify actions of the organization. Additionally, an environmental policy can provide a clear explanation…

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    Policy and Procedure Developing policies and procedures is an integral step to the success of any business. Policies are designed to address a specific issue and ensure that it is handled consistently in the future. It is imperative that businesses have a true understanding of the specific issues that they are trying to improve upon or correct when writing and developing a policies and procedures (Vardiman, Shepherd, Jinkerson 32-43). In order to develop an effective policy and procedure…

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    resources policy manual, also colloquially known as an “employee handbook,” is a document which sets the tone for the company’s overall employee relationship philosophy. This document informs employees of the policies and procedures of the company who has hired them and some of their rights and responsibilities to this company (Gomez-Mejia, Balkin, & Cardy, 2016; Guerin & DelPo, 2005; Lawson, 1998). There is no particular law that requires an employer to publish a policy manual. That being said,…

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    It is in the intrinsic motives of international image that genocide is circumvented as admissible. If the Canadian government is to lay claim that it no longer has the values that lead to policies of the IRS system, then it would have to admit to a colonial past of assimilation. The mandates of the TRC are not based on the protection of children; rather, to legitimize the government’s guilt in a mea culpa. These sentiments take shape by the current attitudes toward the reconciliation of redress.…

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    The individual level examines how the personal attributes and ideologies of a state’s leader affect foreign policy and their decisions in contrast to systemic or domestic factors. In Daniel Treisman’s Why Putin Took Crimea he argues from the individual level of analysis. While Treisman acknowledges that some systemic factors may have influenced Putin’s decision to annex Crimea, he argues that it is best explained by understanding Vladimir Putin’s personal beliefs. Treisman’s syntax and focus on…

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    Information technology policy is the definition of how coming plans protect their physical information technology assets. It should act as a living document, meaning that the document is never finished but it is continuously updated as technology an employer requirement changed. A company security for policy may include anything from acceptable use policy to an explanation security measures will be carried out and enforced or even a procedure for evaluating effectiveness security policy.…

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    Equity In Education

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    States. This movement is underscored by the pursuit for academic success of all students—regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, culture, neighborhood, or home language (Ferguson, 2007; Ishimaru & Galloway, 2014; Scheurich & Skrla, 2003). Although the emerges of equity has only been emphasize during the last few decades (Wallace Foundation, 2013), equity has now become a significant debate (Castelli, Ragazzi, & Crescentini, 2012) among policy analyst, policy-makers, government…

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    Analysis Of the many theoretical frameworks of policy making, the Every Student Succeeds Act is a near perfect manifestation of John Kingdon’s theory of policy making. While other theories partially explain ESSA’s passage, Kingdon’s theory most closely fits the law’s development and thus forms the foundation of this analysis. Kingdon describes the importance of agenda setting and the participants involved with the process, but the bulk of his theory consists of what he calls the three “streams”…

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    Are your policies and procedures something that sit on a shelf until the auditors and/or regulators ask to see them? Have they become akin to "Shelfware"? As I write this, my colleagues and I are very busy assisting companies with assessing risks, recommending security posture and well yeah, auditing IT controls too. So what about policies and procedures? Where do they fit? Are they anything more than the product of “give the auditors what they want”? When was the last time or better yet,…

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