Volume 2008 No. 2

Vol 2008 no 2


Unintended Consequences of No Child Left Behind Mandates on Gifted Students
Sally R. Beisser 
Bildung and Moral Self-Cultivation in Higher Education: What Does it Mean and How Can it be Achieved?
Henrik Bohlin
Commodification of Knowledge in Developing Economy: The Case of the University of Botswana
I.S. Botshelo
Is the No Child Left Behind Act Adversely Impacting the Academic Performance of Latino Students in the U.S.?  Yes, Indeed!
Martha Casas
Enhancing The Learning Proficiency of Students in Higher Education
Erik De Corte and Chris Masui
Complexity and the Universe of Education
Alejandro J. Gallard Martínez
Beyond Insanity: Creating All Male Classrooms and Schools as a Policy Option in the Portfolio of Local School Districts
Wilhelmina D. Goff and Norman J. Johnson
“Who’s Got The Chalk?”: Beginning Mathematics Teachers and Educational Policies in New York City
Hanna Haydar
Creating Change in the Large Urban Public Schools of the United States
Ernest L. Heyman and Peter Vigil
A Comparative Analysis of the Influence of High Stakes Testing Mandates in the Elementary School
Albert Inserra and Kenneth R. Bossert
Increasing Male Academic Achievement
Barbara Talbert Jackson
Apply Deming’s Methods to K–12 Curriculum and Improve Student Achievement
Thomas F. Kelly
Blending Assessment with Standards-Based Instruction as an Approach To Adding Equity To No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Edward L. Meyen, Diana L. Greer, and John C. Poggio
Alignment in teacher education and distribution of leadership: An example concerning learning study
Ingrid Nilsson
New Problems and Solutions in Basic University Teaching
Mogens Noergaard Olesen
Biliteracy and the Attainment of Sustainable Development in Multilingual Nigeria
Chukwuemeka Onukaogu
Trends and Choices—Taiwanese and Chinese Identities: An Examination of Language and Culture Textbooks in Taiwan
Sheue-jen Ou
What Does Quality Programming Mean For High Achieving Students?
Cleo Samudzi
Why Band-Aids Don’t Work: Analyzing and Evaluating No Child Left Behind (NCLB) In Light Of Constructivist Philosophy, Theory, And Practice
Arthur Shapiro and Alana S. Thompson
Can universities survive the 21st century?
Alastair J. S. Summerlee and Jacqueline Murray
Are State and National Standards Leaving the Advanced Learners Behind? The Crisis Ahead
Sandra Watkins and Zhaohui Sheng


Sustainable mining through innovation in waste disposal
Shahid Azam
Climate Change and Sustainability: Connecting Atmospheric, Ocean and Climate Science with Public Literacy
Mary Louise Batteen, Timothy Peter Stanton, and Wieslaw Maslowski
Institutionalising Environmental Space at the Global Level
Ton Bührs
Sustainability: A Challenge For Domestic Households In Daily Life
Elisabeth Leicht-Eckardt
Improving Campus Sustainability: The Authentic Results from Higher Education on Environmental Sustainability, Student Engagement, and Financial Effectiveness
Steven S. Kreidler,  Lane G Perry III, and  Bob J. Ault
Sustainability of Gaia: A Question of Balance
M. Y. Leclerc, E. Holland, T. Foken and N. Pingintha
Plant biotechnology helps quest for sustainability: With emphasis on climate change and endangered plants
David W.M. Leung
Evaluation of post-Kyoto frameworks focusing on sector-based approaches and national numerical targets
Ryuji Matsuhashi, Hiromasa Mori, Kohei Misumi, and Yoshikuni Yoshida
A Policy for Sustainability of Low Volume Traffic Roads in an Australian Context
Kerry John McManus
Use of the Historic Range of Variability to Evaluate Ecosystem Sustainability
Carolyn B. Meyer, Dennis H. Knight and Greg K. Dillon
Rethinking Groundwater Supplies in Light of Climate Change: How Can Groundwater be Sustainablly Managed While Preparing for Water Shortages, Increased Demand, and Resource Depletion?
Sarah J. Meyland
Wind Power and Seawater, Save Corn from Ethanol Production
Masataka Murahara
The Public Management of Water Resources in South Africa
G.J. Pienaar and E. van der Schyff
Developing Social Resilience Amidst Climate Change and Global Insecurity: Finding Peaceful Pathways to the Future 
Ruth A. Reck
Towards Energy Sustainability: A Quest of Global Proportions
Marc A. Rosen
The Link between Human Health and Sustainability
May Linda Samuel
Habitat Restoration: An Aspect of Sustainable Management
H. R. Thorpe
Correlation of Affect, Verbal Commitment, Knowledge, Locus of Control and Attitude to Environmentally Responsible Behavior in Designers of the Built Environment: Is Knowledge Enough?
Kathy Weidenboerner


Double Interpretation of History and “The War of the Monuments”: Estonia’s Case I and The War of the Monuments: Estonian Case II
Aurika Meimre and Irina Belobrovtseva
Remaking the World:  Personal Diplomacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt with the Allies during the Second World War
Keith Huxen
State Building in the Government of Tang Taizong
Lily Hwa
Genocide and Reconciliation in Rwanda: From Complicity to Credibility
Stephen D. Lowe
Fear, Flight, Frustration and Dedicated Service: A Brief History of International Disease Control Activities, 1918-2008
Heather MacDougall
John Dewey’s Philosophy of History as a Guide to the International Order
George C. Stone
The Moral of Virginia: On Her Majesties’ Solemn Obligations to the Virginia Indian Nations
Jay Hansford C. Vest
Dead Men Walking: Soviet Elite Cemeteries and Social Control
Katya Vladimirov
The Attitude of Liberal Clergymen in Hungary to Politics in 1848/49
Péter Zakar
The Activity of the Islamic Order  al-Sanūsīyah at the Turn of the 19th Century
Zygmunt Stefan Zalewski

Human Rights Law

The Bail Jurisprudence of Ghana, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia
Samuel Kwesi Amoo
The Intersection of School Desegregation and Economic Globalization in America
Frank Brown
Building an International Conscience: Great Britain and the Atlantic Slave Trade
Marvin L. Ellis
Child Poverty and Education Attainment Disparity in the State Of Alabama, (1990-2006)
Chukudi V. Izeogu
Human Rights—The Road Ahead
C.N. Krishna Naik, G.V. Prabhakar and G. Swapna Bhargavi
Managing Human Rights and Human Resources: The Dual Responsibility of Global Corporations
Jennifer Palthe
The International Law Commission and State Responsibility: Application of a Comparative Paradigm on Oil and Watercourses
Connie S. Singh


The Procession of Allusions to God In British Poetry From The Beginning:  God’s Acts And The Response Of Poets
Rob Blain
“What in me is dark/ Illumine”(PL 1:22-23):  The “Other” body of Samson Agonistes
Jane Lilly Fernandez
George Eliot’s enthusiastic bachelors: topical fictional accounts of nineteenth-century homoerotic Christian masculinities and the manhood question
Dennis S. Gouws
A Tragic Optimism:  The Existential Vacuum and God in the Poetic Vision
Barbara A. Heavilin and Charles W. Heavilin
The Agnostic Musings of African American Popular Novelist Frank Garvin Yerby
James L. Hill
Cosmopoetics and Politics:  Were Those “Unacknowledged Legislators of the World” Actually Women?
Julie L. Smith-Hubbard
The Private Servant, the Public Servant, and the “Good and Faithful Servant” in Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend
Linda M. Lewis
The Silence of God in the Modern Catholic Novel: Graham Greene and French Catholic Novelists Adopting a Pascalian Deus Absconditus Perspective
on Faith, Truth and Reason

Anne Loddegaard
God of Our Yankees: The Evolution of God in Robert Frost
Nancy Nahra
Creator and Fallen Angel: The Christian Atheism of Mark Twain
Diane M. Plotkin
Introducing Charlotte Mason’s Use of Narration
J. Carroll Smith
Flannery O’Connor’s Quest
Mattie Daniels Thomas
“Ancient Wisdom” to “Supreme Fiction”: Ideas of God in the Poetry of H.D. and Wallace Stevens
Heather Harrison Thomas
The Cleric and the Lady: The Affair of Lady Byron and F.W. Robertson
Marilyn Thomas
Heaven in a grain of sand—Patrick White’s Contemporary Vision
Cynthia vanden Driesen

Migration and Diversity

Affirmative Action, The Academy and Compromised Standards: Does Affirmative Action Lower Standards in University Hiring, Tenure and Promotion?
Lawrence J. Hanks, Jas Sullivan, Sara B. Spencer and Elgin Rogers
Race, Class and Legal Risk in the United States: Youth of Color and Colluding Systems of Social Control
Nancy A. Heitzeg
Expedited Citizenship for Immigrant Soldiers: Tribute or Bounty?
Gabrielle Malfatti-Rachell
Embracing The Stranger: Hispanics, American Christianity, And Immigration
Lourdes E. Morales-Gudmundsson
Strategic Human Resources and Human Capital Development: Strategies for Managing the 21st Century Workforce
Kristie Roberts, Shamiah Woods, Allyson Earvin Richardson, Sheena Murray, Michael Moss, Mano Smith
Yankee Migration: Causes and Reverse Trends in Urbanization
Onoyom Godfrey Ukpong
The Virgin of Guadalupe: Linking the past and present by exploring the role of religion in the cultural heritage of Mexican Consciousness
Annmarie Valdes
Discounting the Value Of Federal Fencing and Minutemen watching Illegal Immigrants Crossing The U. S.–Mexican Border
A.B. Villanueva
Gentrification: The New Colonialism in the Modern Era
Jonathan L. Wharton
September 11th Aftermath Changes Traditional Sioux Movement Patterns
Daniel P. Zielske


Social Science and Religion: Epistemology, Metaphysics and Considerations of the Public Good
L.A. Duhs
Teenage Suicide Missions: The Role of Religion in the Recruitment of Young Suicide Bombers
William W. Emilsen
World Religions in War and Peace in Conflict and Concord
George F. Fry
Evolution, Religion, and Race: Critical Thinking and the Public Good
Joseph L. Graves Jr. and Gary Bailey
Science and religion as concepts: a history
Roger H. Green
A Worldly View for Preventing Tragedies in Periods of Paradigm Shift: Reviewing the Thoughts of Shan-tao and Kitarō Nishida
Masanori Matsuda and Hiromasa Akiyama
Alienated Neighbours: Interpreting the Cronulla Race Riots For Christ’s Sake
Clive Robert Pearson
Status of Modern Science and Religion
Paul S. Ramalingam
Interfaith Dialogue and Salvation:  Is there one Heaven in our Future?
Leon Strieder


Central America Central Bank: Proposal of Monetary Integration of Central America
Juan Castro
Fairer Trade & the Human Right to Development—A Perfect Match or Misconceived Twins
Jianfu Chen
Consequences of Trade Liberalization in Integration Groups Created by the Russian Federation
Katarzyna Czerewacz
Agricultural Trade Liberalization and Human Rights : Economic Analysis for Poverty Reduction in LDCs—A Survey
Atsuko Matsumura
Trade and Declining Worker Rights In Nigeria’s Textile Industry: 1997-2006
Teresa Mwuese Nmadu
Trade Liberalization and Human Rights: A Case Study of a Rural Region in Atlantic Canada
Sid-Ahmed Selouani and Habib Hamam

Arts and Sciences (Two Cultures)

Language Networks as Complex Systems
Max Kueiming Lee and Sheue-Jen Ou
Bringing the Two Cultures together through A World of Light and Color
Shabbir M. Mian, Jeffrey D. Marx and Vasilis Pagonis
Mathematics and Literature:  Educators’ Perspectives on Utilizing a Reformative Approach to Bridge Two Cultures
Suzanne J. Nesmith
Evolution of Priorities in Higher Education and R&D in the European Union: Case of Poland
Ida Musiałkowska
Invention, Technology, and the GI Bill
Robert E. Parkin
Dr. Benjamin Franklin—Embodiment of the Two Cultures: How His Example Continues to be Relevant in Today’s World
Viola Ruck
Everyone but Rizzo: Using the Arts to Transform Communities
W. Alan Smith
The Symbiotic Relationship between Liberal Studies and Science
Jim I. Unah

 Women’s Issues

The Major Influences of the Boundless-Extended Family System on the Professional Experiences of Black Zimbabwean Women Leaders in Higher Education
Miriam Miranda Chitiga
Stepping out of the third wave: A contemporary Black feminist paradigm
Chiquita D. Howard-Bostic
Who Are the Women Who Have Broken Through the Military’s “Brass” Ceiling?
Darlene M. Iskra
Women’s Voices of Resistance: An Analysis of Process and Content in National Higher Education Policy
Penny A. Pasque
Literature And Ethos Of Public Space: Is There A Heaven Space For The Woman?
Anthonia I. Umoren and Rose Acholonu
A Consideration of Tenure and Its Effect on Women Faculty Members: A Proposal for Increasing Parity Between Men and Women on College Campuses
Patricia A. Wilson