Title: Managing Common Resources
Managing Common Resources
The literature on global commons or common pool resources or the common property has grown speedily in the past two decades. This growth has been inspired worldwide due to apprehensions about environmental destruction and resource exhaustion. Global commons or Common Property Resource (CPR) refer to natural or human-made resource systems that are adequately large as to make it expensive (but not unmanageable) to disregard potential recipients from earning benefits by utilizing it (Edelenbos & Meerkerk 2015). Examples of common resources include water bodies (lakes, rivers, streams, dams, oceans), the atmosphere, pastures, forests, fisheries, just to mention but a few. The disappointments characterized by individual states managing such resources have made cooperation management of resources attractive to several policymakers as a substitute actor for governance. The shifts of these policies redefine communities, local organizations, and resource management to govern global commons (Edelenbos & Meerkerk 2015).
Title: Annotated Bibliographies on Charter Schools
Annotated Bibliographies on Charter Schools
Buchanan, R. D., & Waddle, J. L. (2004). A study of a charter school. In National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal (Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 1-7).
The laws aligned to Charter Schools explicitly addressed advancements and not only student achievement but also the attitudes and behavior of the enrolled students. Studies in the past decade were concern about the worth of the new technique of education. Others researched to review what went on in the Charter Schools. But in this scholarly paper, Buchanan and Waddle (2004) were determined to examine if the behavior and attitude of the students in one Charter School advanced over a period of three years. The evaluative study that was carried out on July 1, 2000, went through to June 30, 2003, adhering to the objective of students’ academic achievements. The evaluation team also checked if there were any alterations in the attitudes and character of the students.
Title: Death by Landscape by Margaret Atwood
Death by Landscape by Margaret Atwood
The piece of multi-prize captivating Canadian composer and story writer, Margaret Atwood, Death by Landscape, is of a newly widowed woman (Lois) who in her later days lives in soliloquy, having memories of childhood times with an ally (Lucy). The friendship between Lucy and Lois started off at a time when Lois attended a camp in Manitou, Canada. In the course of a canoe tour, Lucy vanishes and is not ever found. For a better part of Lois’ life, she gathers landscape paintings, giving her the feel of Lucy being with her. Even though, the paintings do not give her the peace she needs, for Lucy cannot be traced in them (Aurylaite 5). This paper discusses varied aspects of the childhood accident that contributes to the protagonist’s unease in her grown life.
Title: Career Portfolio Report
The aim of this career portfolio was to predict an appropriate professional stand to meet my career path and subsequent success. Illustrated in this report is the significance of having defined goals (short-term and long-term) in the process of working towards the ultimate goal. Short-term goals are essential in building the bigger picture as well as deterring destructions such as challenges that come along with pursuing one’s profession. Therefore, professional planning moves in line with short-term goals and the manner to gain the ultimate long-term objective. My goals formulation was guided by goal setting theory of motivation by Edwin Locke (1990) that relates setting of objectives to task performance. The model is of great assistance in visualizing my goals as well as the direction to attain them. Based on my three years’ experience in the hospitality industry, I would be able to steer towards my career after completing post-graduate studies. My short term objective would run for 2-3 years that would allow me to gain experience and move deeper into the hospitality industry in the preferred five-star hotels as a Food and Service Manager. The long-term goal would be attaining a managerial position in a five-star hotel in a span of 8 years. It would improve on my skills in financial control as well as advanced knowledge in the Department of Food and Beverage. The encounters would help me grow professionally and make me a director of such a department in a span of 15-18 years in the United States. In the Appendices, I have a list of most preferred workplaces in Australia. Additionally, there will be a Career Goal Worksheet showing short and long-term goals.
Title: Capitalism, Commodity Fetischism and Ideology
Discipline: Film Review
Capitalism, Commodity Fetischism and Ideology
In David Redmon’s ‘Mardi Gras: Made in China,: Carnivalesque Film Productions, 2008, shows the manner in which drunk celebrators in New Orleans have no idea of where the strings of colored beads critical for the merriments originate. Mardi Gras (2008) also shows the factory in Fuzhou-China where workers are exposed to hard labor, weeping, and sweat as they manufacture the beads. The troop of teenage females and males living like slaves in a hedged compound, operating for 16 hours daily with continuous exposure to styrene (a compound notorious for causing cancer) for 10 cents every hour. Roger Wong appears essentially to consider that he offers a suitable, gratifying workplace for his personnel, while they have a contrasting narration. The development of this essay was based on the contradicting way of life of Chinese workers subjected to making serious sacrifices at tender ages, and the indulgent New Orleans with the intention to merry in ignorance of the origin of the beautiful beads.