Archive for 2012

Immigration Federalism: Which Policy Prevails?

October 11, 2012 | Social Sciences

In the lead-up to the 2012 US presidential election, a major point of contention between Republican and Democratic candidates has been the division of responsibility for immigration policy and enforcement between the federal government and states.

More Evidence Links Early Cannabis Use to Psychosis

October 4, 2012 | Social Sciences

Early adolescent cannabis use may contribute to the development of symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) in adulthood, according to new data from a longitudinal cohort study.

Pot arrests top 50K in 2011 despite NYPD order

October 4, 2012 | Social Sciences

New York City police still arrested more than 50,000 people on low-level marijuana charges last year despite a drop off after officers were told not to use tactics that critics decry as tricking people into getting arrested, according to New York state data obtained by an advocacy group.

Accelerating Academic Vocabulary

July 13, 2012 | Social Sciences

Research has shown that a lack of academic vocabulary prevents English Language Learners (ELLs) from achieving academic success. On average, native English speaking students have learned about 12,000 words by high school (Nagy & Anderson, 1984; Nation, 2006), while secondary ELLs often have to begin their academic vocabulary from scratch.

Building computer technology skills in TESOL teacher education

June 13, 2012 | Uncategorized

The use of technology in education can no longer be thought of as a    choice to be made on the part of teachers, nor can it be considered an add-on to the curriculum or reserved for special occasions in the classroom.

A Prospective Investigation of Physical Health Outcomes in Abused and Neglected Children: New Findings From a 30-Year Follow-Up

June 2, 2012 | Social Sciences

Objectives. We investigated whether abused and neglected children are at risk for negative physical health outcomes in adulthood.

The AAAI 2011 Robot Exhibition

June 2, 2012 | Uncategorized

In this article we report on the exhibits and challenges shown at the AAAI 2011 Robotics Program in San Francisco. The event included a broad demonstration of innovative research at the intersection of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Examining school counseling students’ multicultural and sexual orientation competencies through a cross-specialization comparison

April 5, 2012 | Social Sciences

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth face exigent
educational, emotional, and social problems (Coker, Austin, & Schuster, 2010).

Realising the Right to Work

March 13, 2012 | Uncategorized

The Battle for Employment Guarantee is a collection of rst-rate essays skilfully selected, organised, analysed and edited by Reetika Khera. The volume is an excellent resource for anyone seeking to understand the origins of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) 2005, how it has fared during its rst ve years in operation, and the larger signicance of this gigantic, ambitious, unwieldy, and ultimately worthwhile experiment in realising the right to work.

A Dangerous Divide: The Deterioration of Jewish-Palestinian Relations in Israel

February 23, 2012 | Social Sciences

This article examines the relations between Jewish and Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel since the events of October 2000, when massive Arab protests and riots took place and thirteen Arab demonstrators were killed. In the decade since then Arab-Jewish relations have been characterized by growing mutual mistrust, fear, and hostility. Together with these negative attitudes, political polarization between the two communities has also increased. This poses a serious threat to Arab-Jewish coexistence in Israel and to Israeli democracy itself.