How do structure and power relationships influence decision making within an organization?

   
Write a  1,750- to 2,100-word paper in which you analyze the values of the  organization for which you work, or one with which you are familiar.  Observe and analyze the corporate or business culture. Include the  structure of the organization and information-sharing practices. In the  introduction to your paper, explain and provide the relevant background  of your organization.
Include the following:

How do structure and power relationships influence decision making within your organization?
Assess the physical, behavioral, and verbal manifestation symbols  that affect the culture of your organization, such as décor, logos,  ceremonies, rituals, jokes, jargon, and anecdotes.
How would you assess your organization’s method for the collection,  management, and use of information? How could you use these data from an  assessment to strategically improve your organization’s communication? 
Provide an assessment of the conditions, channels, and strategies used by your organization.
Reflect upon the ethical checks and balances related to communications within your organization.
Using strategies and theories discussed in class or from the  readings, suggest ways in which organizational communication can be  measurably improved.

Cite at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed sources other than your textbook, Introducing Communication Theory, in your research for this paper.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab

How factors external to infant settings such as government policies and funding impact quality care.

Application: Infant Settings as Supportive Systems
As you have been learning throughout your program and in the first week of this course, quality infant settings provide supportive environments for very young children and their families. In this course, you are exploring the role developmentally appropriate practice and programs play in creating nurturing, respectful environments that emphasize partnerships with families.
Before you begin your Week 1 Application, review the outline below in order to plan effectively:

Week 1: Infant Settings as Supportive Systems. You will develop a newsletter that provides information on the role infant settings play in supporting young children and their families.
Week 2: Observing Infant Development. You will practice observation skills within an infant setting and learn more about the development of a child between the ages of birth and 18 months.
Week 3: There is no Application this week; however you will apply much of what you learn in Week 3 when you participate in the observation assignment in Week 4.
Week 4: Observing Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Part 2: You will observe and reflect on the role indoor and outdoor environments and curriculum play in supporting healthy infant development and learning.
Week 5: Developmentally Appropriate Programming from the Teacher’s Perspective. You will interview an infant teacher regarding the role s/he believes developmentally appropriate programming plays in supporting healthy infant and family development and learning.

For your Application assignment this week, imagine that you are a director of an infant program, and have been asked by a community leader to create a newsletter that brings to life the role infant settings play in supporting young children’s healthy development and learning. Reflect on what you have learned in Chapters 1 & 2 about the vital role infant settings can play in the lives of very young children and their families, and how infant settings are impacted by community, state, and national factors. Be sure that your newsletter addresses the following:

How infant care meets pressing family needs today
The role of infant teachers in supporting infant and family development and learning
How factors external to infant settings—such as government policies and funding—impact quality care
Why high-quality, developmentally appropriate infant care is an important aspect of every community

Before you begin, note:
Take time to think about what you want to say and how you can make the information you want to communicate clear and useful. Though an elaborate design for your newsletter is not a requirement of this assignment, give your newsletter a title and also consider charting the information into short articles using titles that will capture the attention of readers. To cover the points above, you may also include a short editorial that expresses your professional views on at least one of these topics and sections that use a series of bullet points to communicate your thinking in concise and clear ways. Additionally, do not forget to cite your sources to substantiate your thinking and recommend one or two resources to your readers.

Assignment length: 2 pages 

Discuss how educators can positively influence a school-age child to not hold biases or prejudices against others.

 Cultural and Linguistic Differences     
Listen to the Cultural and Linguistic Differences (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. podcast from The IRIS Center, or read the transcript (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Consider what Donna Ford has to say about prejudice and stereotyping. Then, read the “Culture-Based Education and Its Relationship to Student Outcomes (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” article.
 
Discuss how educators can positively influence a school-age child to not hold biases or prejudices against others. Give an example of how a teacher can create a community of learners who support one another by fostering positive attitudes. Give an example of how an educator could teach his or her students the importance of acceptance. Your post must address the children in the concrete operational stage.  
 

 

Discuss specific personal strategies that you will use for improved time and stress management.

325 word paper – MUST BE ORIGINAL WORK

See attached file for reference material for this project.

Here is what I need (325-words):

  
Learning Journal
  
Based on the results of your personal time survey and what you have read about dealing with stress and time management, discuss 3 specific personal strategies that you will use for improved time and stress management.
 
Also, include 3-5 words and their definitions (from any of the readings) that were unfamiliar to you. If you do not find any words that are unfamiliar in the readings, then take 3-5 unfamiliar words from a dictionary, and include their definitions.

What is mindfulness, and how does it relate to criminal justice?

 Unit VIII PowerPoint Presentation For your final assignment, you will create an eight-slide PowerPoint training presentation about mindfulness within criminal justice departments. Imagine that your supervisor has asked you to present this training, in which you will be teaching your peers about the topics indicated below. 

The overall goal is to explain why mindfulness and peacemaking are important to the future of your department. Keep in mind that you are training your peers. You should assume that they do not know much about the topic. CRJ 4103, Diversity and Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 Be creative and have fun with this! A presentation should be visually engaging; add a mindfulness activity, pictures, video clips, or anything else you want. Make certain to include the elements listed below in your presentation. What is mindfulness, and how does it relate to criminal justice? What is peacemaking, and how does it relate to criminal justice? How do mindfulness and peacemaking relate to each other? Summarize order keeping, and explain how it interferes with peacemaking. 

You are required to use your textbook and at least one source from the Waldorf Online Library to support your presentation. Be sure that you cite any information with APA in-text citations, and include a reference slide at the end. The title slide and the reference slide do not count toward meeting the minimum slide requirement. Do not utilize the notes section of your presentation. It is not required for this assignment. You are also not required to narrate your presentation. Ensure the presentation you create is your own authentic work. Ensure that you follow APA-style guidelines, and cite any resources that you use. 

Reference: Braswell, M. C., McCarthy, B. R., & McCarthy, B. J. (2017). Justice, crime, and ethics (9th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge 

Identify the informal fallacies, assumptions, and biases involved in manipulative appeals and abuses of language.

 
When looking for information about a particular issue, how often do you try to resist biases toward your own point of view? This assignment asks you to engage in this aspect of critical thinking by playing the “Believing Game.” The Believing Game is about making the effort to “believe” – or at least consider – the reasons for an opposing view on an issue.
The assignment is divided into two (2) parts.
In Part I of the assignment (due Week 2), you will first read a book excerpt about critical thinking processes: “The Believing Game and How to Make Conflicting Opinions More Fruitful” at http://www.procon.org/sourcefiles/believinggame.pdf. Next, you will review the Procon.org Website in order to gather information. Then, you will engage in prewriting to examine your thoughts.
Note: In Part II of the assignment (due Week 4), you will write an essay geared towards synthesizing your ideas.
Part I – Prewriting: Follow the instructions below for this prewriting activity. Use complete sentences and adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.
1. Select one (1) of the approved topics from the www.procon.org Website and state your position on the issue.
2. From the Procon.org Website, identify three (3) premises (reasons) listed under either the Pro or Con section – whichever section opposesyour position.
3.For each of the three (3) premises (reasons) that oppose your position on the issue, answer these “believing” questions suggested by Elbow:

What’s interesting or helpful about this view?
What would I notice if I believed this view?
In what sense or under what conditions might this idea be true?”

The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:

Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph.
Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences.
Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Identify the informal fallacies, assumptions, and biases involved in manipulative appeals and abuses of language.
Create written work utilizing the concepts of critical thinking.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in critical thinking skills and informal logic.

Why knowledge of metatheories is important?

  
Discussion: Metatheories of Childrearing
Consider the following two quotes by infant/toddler expert Ronald Lally:

“Every single adult, whether conscious of it or not, has an overarching theory that drives his or her childrearing practices” (Lally, 2006, p. 7).
“Often differences of opinion about strategies for childrearing occur between a child development professional and a client, parent, or trainee. Many times this difference is caused not because of a lack of information but rather because information that does not fit one’s metatheory is rejected. To be effective in our work, we not only have to share the latest research theory about who children are and how they grow, but we also need to acknowledge and relate to the strong and sometimes unacknowledged theories that are held by those engaged in childrearing—including ourselves” (Lally, 2006, p. 8).

Based on what you have learned about how personal metatheories of childrearing impact how each of us relates to and cares for children, complete the following:
By Day 3
Post:

An example of your own personal metatheory of childrearing
Whether and how your own personal metatheories of childrearing have changed over the course of your study
How you would learn about the metatheories families have for their young children
Why knowledge of metatheories is important

 
Course Text: Lally, J. R., Mangione, P. L., & Greenwald, D. (Eds.). (2006). Concepts for Care: 20 Essays on Infant/Toddler Development and Learning. San Francisco: WestEd.

“Infant Mental Health” by Jeree Pawl (pp. 71–75)
“Teachers and Family Members: Talking Together” by Amy Laura Dombro (pp. 59–63)
“Metatheories of Childrearing” by J. Ronald Lally (pp. 7–1 3)

What is confirmation bias?

  
Please read the following exert and answer the questions.  For case studies, it is not merely answering the question.  It is using materials learned from the class to help support your theory and answer.  You will need to use citations and APA to help you answer the questions. 4-6 pages

The Lexington aircraft crash in the USA in 2006 is a case study in confirmation bias (Ref. 2). A regional jet took off from the wrong runway in darkness and failed to get airborne in sufficient time to clear trees at the end of the runway, causing the deaths of 49 passengers and crew. Multiple cues were missed by the pilots that should have alerted them to the fact that they were on the wrong runway. Instead, it is believed that the crew talked themselves into believing they were in the correct position. For example, in response to a comment about the lack of runway lights, the first officer said that he remembered several runway lights being unserviceable last time he had operated from the airfield. 
1. What is confirmation bias? How does it apply or not apply to this case study?
2. What is availability bias? How does it apply or not apply to this case study?
3. What is the remedy for controlling and avoiding thinking traps using this example as your basis?

What is Quality? How does One Recognize Quality?

It is important to not only understand the terms used in scholarly writing, but to apply the expectations of quality in academic writing. For this assignment, write a paper that explains to your professor what quality, what quality in scholarly writing is, or is not, and why this is important. Start with an APA style cover page and a developed introduction; then address the following topics. Include citations referencing the two assigned scholarly articles. 

What is Quality? How does One Recognize Quality? 
What are the Qualities of Good Academic Writing? 
Why is Quality Academic Writing Important? 
Discuss Challenges Faced by Novice Scholarly Writers. 

Finally, end with a developed conclusion and an APA formatted References section. 
Be sure your paper follows APA style, including the use of a reference section and in-text citations. Be sure to use examples and details to demonstrate your understanding. 
Length: 3-4 pages, not including the title and reference pages 
Use the two scholarly references that are provided in the Activity 1 Resources. 

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