Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table

Articles from Summer

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Trends and Choices-Taiwanese and Chinese Identities: An Examination of Language and Culture Textbooks in Taiwan
Introduction The aim of this study is to examine how political ideology and cultural representation in grade-seven Chinese language/culture textbooks have influenced the formation of Taiwanese students' national identity with respect to four different...
Unintended Consequences of No Child Left Behind Mandates on Gifted Students
We are to provide an education adapted to the years, the capacity, and the condition of everyone ... directed to their freedom and happiness. We hope to avail the state of those talents which nature has sown as liberally among the poor as the rich,...
Use of the Historic Range of Variability to Evaluate Ecosystem Sustainability
Introduction Ecosystem sustainability is a societal goal closely linked with sustainability of present human cultures and values. Natural resources within ecosystems provide materials and energy needed for housing, food, water, air, transportation,...
What Does Quality Programming Mean for High Achieving Students?
Introduction The structure and design of public education in the USA tends to focus on the low-to-moderately performing students. While such efforts are noble in that they strive to ensure the success of all students, the unintended effect is to...
"What in Me Is Dark/illumine" (PL 1:22-23): The "Other" Body of Samson Agonistes
How do we read a text like Samson Agonistes in the light of the 21st century where distinctions between father and mother, brother and brother, father/mother and child lose its character in collective madness. If we are walking, to borrow the title...
Who Are the Women Who Have Broken through the Military's "Brass" Ceiling?
Introduction The military is not commonly perceived as a career that women would voluntarily pursue. And yet, women have voluntarily served in all of America's wars and in the military since the beginning of our history. For most of this time they...
"Who's Got the Chalk?": Beginning Mathematics Teachers and Educational Policies in New York City
Preface For now, the politicians are silent and the best we can do is to slap absurdly Orwellian names upon bills such as The No Child Left Behind Act; I tried to do my part from within the classroom. The system is broken, but everyday millions...
Why Band-Aids Don't Work: Analyzing and Evaluating No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in Light of Constructivist Philosophy, Theory, and Practice
The overwhelming consensus as the twentieth century has closed has been that knowledge is constructed. D. C. Phillips, Constructivism in Education No Child Left Behind (NCLB) When Shawn Sturgill began Shelbyville High School, southwest of...
Wind Power and Seawater, Save Corn from Ethanol Production: Marine Resources Recovery and Offshore Integrated Plant for Sodium Fuel, Fresh Water, Ethanol, Vegetable, and Fish Production with Wind Energy and Seawater
Introduction The major cause of global warming is fossil fuel. It is oil, among the fuels, that most easily generates energy. Life in society fails if either of energy and food is lacking; therefore, we heavily reply on oil. When the price of oil...
Women's Voices of Resistance: An Analysis of Process and Content in National Higher Education Policy
Introduction Talbot (1998) describes the professional importance of public speaking and states that "Women still do not have equal access to privileged professional discourses or to dominant speaker positions within them ... As a consequence, they...
World Religions in War and Peace in Conflict and Concord
Introduction This paper is my contribution to the twentieth anniversary of the Oxford Round Table that met in Oxford July 13-18, 2008. The topic of the Round Table was "Religion: The politics of Peace and Conflict." In choosing this theme the Oxford...
Yankee Migration: Causes and Reverse Trends in Urbanization
I In the past, we used to think of Yankee (1) as residents of the five boroughs (2) of New York City (referred to as the City). Presently we are not so sure. The high cost of residential life in the City, along with personal/corporate income and...