Science and Technology: Advantages and Disadvantages
...Science and Technology: Advantages and Disadvantages Technology is a very broad concept and is used to refer to several braches of science and study. There are many advantages due to science and technology but there are also many disadvantages. Science and technology have a great impact on everyday life and several people thrive to continue discovering the best technologies. It has brought many advantages in healthcare, medicine, education, and communication to help improve the life of mankind, but mankind could also be too dependent on technology and could fall into the wrong hands. There are obviously more advantages than disadvantages. One of the biggest discoveries in science and technology is the mobile telephone. With phones we are able to talk to any person in the world, we can now also see the person we are talking to. Video calling is very popular now among companies. With the invention of video calling companies can now connect to other countries and expand their companies, which mean more jobs for the poor and unemployed. With all the new smartphones and programs on cell phones people can now conduct business anywhere and anytime. Also, cell phones now have GPS which means a parent can choose to give their children a phone and be able to track them anywhere they go (Mazar, 2011, para. 4). I can’t even remember a time when I didn’t have my cell phone in my pocket. Doctors even use smart phones to look up symptoms and treatments faster. As I was sitting in......
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Boarding School
...are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Boarding Schools? Boarding school can be a great place to meet new people and to have fun while you're at school, but day school is also a good place to go if you don't like being away from your parents or you have great friends where you are. Both are really great, but boarding school can be really fun and you get really close to the people you meet there. One cannot say that boarding school is better or Day school in comparison, while both are effective in producing good results in terms of academics, extra-curricular, social interactions etc but for some parents it's difficult to give extra-care and time to their child from the drudgery of their routine, and also due to other reasons they send their children to boarding. There are number of benefits in a boarding School. 1) Daily coexistence leads to friendships, not just among students, but also with faculty members. 2) Often Low student-teacher ratio. The median class size may be 12 students per teacher, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. 3) Boarding school reduces compartmentalization, because academic studies are blended with other activities, such as sports. This natural juxtaposition increases the appeal of both pursuits. 4) Provides stability not available in families where one or both parents travel or are virtually never home due to work schedules. 5) Safety of individuals residing in boarding school is typically higher than non boarding......
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Essay on Boarding Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages
...Many parents with affordable means prefer their children to join a boarding school to their studying in a day-time government or public school. One of the many reasons given for this preference is that living in a hostel is necessary for discipline, academic excellence and inculcating self-discipline. One other reason is an extremely busy schedule of both the parents which forces them to part with their children, when they are young, and send them to boarding schools. Yet another factor could be the fact that both the parents are employed in different parts of the country. But nobody can deny the fact, and the actual story from the mouth of a boarder can be really moving that the children who are sent to such schools tend to suffer a lot from homesickness and loneliness, initially. Later on, they get used to the new routine and do quite well. Whatever the gains of a boarding school, the fact is that nothing can substitute parents while the children are growing up. It is really very cruel to send a child of 6 or 7 years of age to a boarding school. After the 6th or 7th grade, a child could be expected to cope with the problem of separation from parents, but before that it is a cruel denial of his due, i.e. care, love and affection of his father, mother and other members of the family. However, it can’t be denied that in a boarding school a child does learn values that he or she might miss at home, such as sharing, better social adjustment, initiative,......
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The Advantage and Disadvantage of Technology on Society
...Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology on Society Annie Martin Professor Marin CS 105 March 10, 2010 Abstract Today’s society is heavily influenced and affected by technology. My paper will explain and highlight many advantages and disadvantages of technology on society. It will discuss some ways it can hinder reputations and how private matters can become public property because of technology. My paper will also reveal how technology can bring people closer together, although many people may beg to differ. Today’s society is driven and greatly influenced by technology. This can be a beneficial fact, and it can also be detrimental and yield major problems. Whether one is using a digital camera in order to snap a photo of a precious moment, or whether one is sneaking and videotaping an embarrassing video that will last forever, these are components of technology that effect society because it effects people. It is in the eye of the beholder of whether technology has more or less advantages than disadvantages on society. My paper will discuss some advantages and disadvantages of technology on society. There are many advantages of technology. Technology allows people to email, text, talk on the telephone, mow the lawn, vacuum carpets, blend food,......
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Advantage and Disadvantages
...(2002). Ongoing implementation challenges resulted in another review in 2009 and we revised the Revised National Curriculum Statement (2002) and the National Curriculum Statement Grades 10-12 to produce this document. From 2012 the two national Curriculum statements, for Grades R-9 and Grades 10-12 respectively, are combined in a single document and will simply be known as the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12. the National Curriculum Statement for Grades R-12 builds on the previous curriculum but also updates it and aims to provide clearer specification of what is to be taught and learnt on a term-by-term basis. the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12 represents a policy statement for learning and teaching in south African schools and comprises of the following: (a) (b) Curriculum and Assessment Policy statements (CAPs) for all approved subjects listed in this document; National policy pertaining to the programme and promotion requirements of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12; and National Protocol for Assessment Grades R-12. (c) MRS ANGIE MOTSHEKGA, MP MINISTER OF BASIC EDUCATION CAPS LIFE SCIENCES GRADES 10-12 CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT POLICY STATEMENT (CAPS) LIFE SCIENCES GRADES 10-12 CONTENTS seCtion 1: introduCtion to tHe CurriCulum and assessment PoliCy statements .. 3 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Background......
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Compulsory Education.
...The Advantages and Disadvantages of Compulsory Education. Over the course of history the purpose and definition of compulsory education has changed many times; from being a part of the American dream to being a political tool, compulsory always seems to change with the times. At its best compulsory education provided valuable services to children and families that added value to their lives. At its worst it compulsory education would ensure that education would be devoid of religious or political influence that immigrants would bring with them from their home countries. Today compulsory education appears to be a crutch that removes the accountability of parents for providing a strong educational foundation for their children. To determine which outweighs the other we must not only define compulsory education. We must also determine its purpose. Today compulsory education is defined as “…a period of educational attendance required of all students. The period of compulsory education is often determined by the student’s age. In the U.S., schooling is compulsory for all children. The age range for which school attendance is required varies from state to state. Some states allow students to leave school between the ages of 14–17 before finishing high school only with parental permission. In some other states, students are required to stay in school until age 18.” (US Legal Definitions) The original on the other hand definition is somewhat elusive; in researching the......
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Advantage and Disadvantage of Entrance Exams to
...Advantage and disadvantage of entrance exams to universities in China and US As we all know, students who want to go to college must take exams which are called “entrance exams to Universities”. College entrance exams are considered to be the unique approach that the students are admitted by the colleges, and a significant factor that determines a student’s future development. They’re even regarded as one of the turning points in their lives. The similarity of the college entrance exams in China and that in the Western countries is that they are both the ways of selecting students for the colleges. Well, it's a must door for all the Chinese senior students to the higher education. It may be considered to be too exam-oriented, or too narrow and strict to the students, however it has last for decades. It is actually useful in choosing talented people. To take an even spectacular example, in order to get a good result, students must be hard working, considerable, insistent and knowledgeable, and these, are just what the society needs. In total, everything exists has a reason. I think the exam is workable in some way, but can still be improved. In China, more than half students take exams on June 17th and 18th, in China. In that day, many students march in the classroom to wait for the examinations. Whatever the weather is hot, they full of confidence and stress to write down their answers. Even though they are ill and cannot give up the test, for they cannot live up to...
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...Many parents with affordable means prefer their children to join a boarding school to their studying in a day-time government or public school. One of the many reasons given for this preference is that living in a hostel is necessary for discipline, academic excellence and inculcating self-discipline. One other reason is an extremely busy schedule of both the parents which forces them to part with their children, when they are young, and send them to boarding schools. Yet another factor could be the fact that both the parents are employed in different parts of the country. But nobody can deny the fact, and the actual story from the mouth of a boarder can be really moving that the children who are sent to such schools tend to suffer a lot from home¬sickness and loneliness, initially. Later on, they get used to the new routine and do quite well. Whatever the gains of a boarding school, the fact is that nothing can substitute parents while the children are growing up. It is really very cruel to send a child of 6 or 7 years of age to a boarding school. After the 6th or 7th grade, a child could be expected to cope with the problem of separation from parents, but before that it is a cruel denial of his due, i.e. care, love and affection of his father, mother and other members of the family. However, it can’t be denied that in a boarding school a child does learn values that he or she might miss at home, such as sharing, better social adjustment, initiative, leadership and the......
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Tuorism
...ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF TOURISM Advantages 1. Tourism provides foreign exchange (US dollars) which allows: i) The government to pay bills such as: a) Allows government to pay foreign debt. b) Allows the Bahamian dollar to stay on par with the US dollar. c) Allows government to pay the thousands of persons employed in government their monthly salaries. d) Allows government to have money to do road works, school construction and all other governmental works. ii) Allows Bahamians to go shopping abroad to buy goods and send their children to school, as long as the US dollars are floating in the Bahamian economy easily. iii) Foreign Exchange allows for the easy importation of goods and food. 2. Tourism provides jobs for thousands of Bahamians both directly and indirectly. If tourists do not come to the Bahamas, those persons directly involved in tourism for example, the straw vendors, the taxi drivers, retail storeowners etc., could be unable to pay their bills. If they are unable to make money they could be unable to pay their landlords, their mortgages (the banks), etc. For example, persons indirectly involved in tourism such as landlords, could have trouble obtaining their rent. 3. Tourism plays an important role in ensuring that Bahamians are employed. If tourists do not come to the Bahamas for a period of time, persons employed directly in tourism could begin to lose their jobs and this...
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Facebook
...Today, Facebook is the world's largest social network, with morethan 1 billion users worldwide. Importance of the Study The importance of this study is to give knowledge to people about the advantages and disadvantages in using this social networking website which is Facebook. To give precautionary measures on how to be safe in using Facebook and to protect the people about the bad effects of using Facebook. Objectives of the Study General Objective: • To determine the advantages and disadvantages of using Facebook Specific objective: • To let people recognize how Facebook affect one’s life. • To prepare people on the effect of using Facebook • To identify the opinion of others about our study. 1 CHAPTER 2. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE According to tnvrstar.hubpages.com, Facebook is the most popular social networking site of all time. The popularity of Facebook has increased drastically. Within 6 years Facebook has reached more than 1 billion users and still growing rapidly. Nowadays Facebook has become very important part of our life. It is helping us in many ways and also harming us in some other ways. The use of Facebook could be very useful if any kind of addiction is avoided. This article contains full details about the pros and cons of Facebook in our daily life. Advantages of Using Facebook • Facebook is free and it's one of the best medium for communication. You can send message, start a video call, and upload photos and videos for free. • Facebook......
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Attending School in the City of Newark
...The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Attending School In The City Of Newark While attending college here at ECC, there are many obstacles I have came across for the short period of time I have been here. Though ECC has many things to offer, the pressure to reach my main goal has been pretty high. I am going to discuss the many advantages and disadvantages I have come across while trying to continue my education in Newark, NJ. One of the things I have experienced at ECC is that it is a very diversified school. There are students who come from many different walks of life who each have a different goal to reach. I have also learned of the many extracurricular programs ECC has to offer such as the Haitian club, the school newspaper and different cultural events in which I am interested in. I also like the transfer & dual admissions programs which allows me to continue my college education at a 4-year college. ECC has let me know that my education does not just stop at the doors of their college. I am also ecstatic in knowing of the tutor programs that ECC has to offer as I have a learning disability in mathematics. I also take pride in the nurturing atmosphere at ECC. This lets me know that there is help in every aspect of my life. It does not just stop at my classes or tutoring sessions. ECC has counselors that you can talk to if there is something you are going through that may hinder you from excelling academically. Even though ECC has all these special things to......
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...Advantages and Disadvantages of Convention and Concept Advantages of accounting concepts, conventions and regulations. There are many advantages that accounting concepts have on financial statements. Four important accounting concepts that underpin the preparation of any sets of accounts one of which is going concern that helps an account to assume for any future problems that occur in a business. This helps companies to make future plans and gives them time to gather money to sort out any financial problems. Consistency also has an advantage in helping in accounting by users of accounts can make more meaningful comparisons of financial performance. Prudence helps investors sort out financial performance such as future problems and cost of the business before recognising any signs of profits. Accruals also help financial data to be useful for users by all business revenues and cost are recorded in the appropriate statements and at the appropriate time. Conventions also have many advantages in influences financial statements to be useful for investors. Separate entity is one example this convention seeks to ensure that all private transactions and matters relating to the owners are segregated from transactions that relate to the business. This is an advantage because owner’s transactions are kept private. Also they are not mixed with the business finance so that users can clearly see the business financial state. Also materiality is also an important convention in a......
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Indian Boarding School
...Indian Boarding Schools Richard Pratt, who was the commander of American Buffalo soldiers, proposed that since the Americans had defeated the Indians and most of them were on the reservation, the best way to assimilate the Indians was to ensure that they acquire the American system of education. Influential whites supported his reasoning. The Carlisle school began in 1879 through the donations of the influential whites (Baker, 104). The main reasons for starting the boarding schools were to eliminate the Indian culture and replace it with mainstream American culture or the civilized American way of life. This was not what Pratt had advocated in his desire to start the schools. He wanted to make the Indians educated to limit their vulnerability to the translators who stole from them when they traded. The Indians did not embrace this and the government had to force them to send their children to school (Baker, 105). The Indian children had to shave their hair and give up all their traditional clothing; this was the first step towards eliminating the Indian culture. This continued and the kids had to take English names at the expense of their native names and they were required not to even speak their native language. This was the last thing that they were to do but they were also required to abandon their native religion and become Christians (Baker, 105). This went well with their school teachings asserting that their culture was inferior and thus they should adopt the......
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Advertising
...THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ADVERTISING Advertising is the process of commercial promotion of goods and services in order to increase its sales. The mediums of advertising like television, newspapers, wall paintings, billboards, magazines, Internet, by the word-of-mouth and in many other ways. Advertising informs the buyers about the availability of a certain product or service in the market and encourages them to buy it. There are many advantages you can get from advertising your product. For example, increasing the usage of a certain product and hence acquiring more orders, it also can create new customers and increasing brand recognition. Through advertising, you can obtain feedback directly from customers regarding your product. You also can indicate introduction of new products or replacement of old ones by advertisement. Apart from promoting commercial goods, advertising has a number of uses, it can be used to educate and motivate the public about non-commercial issues such as AIDS, deforestation, family planning, etc. It is a powerful media which is capable of reaching to large geographic area. Nowadays we commonly find many ads on the internet also. These ads in most cases have been successfully in connecting the user with the information he requires. To prevent complete commercialization of electronic media, some countries have made it mandatory for broadcasters to air some advertisements related to consumer interest. These public advertisements educate......
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Pursing an Mba
...Advantages and Disadvantages of Pursuing an MBA Advantages and Disadvantages of Pursing an MBA The decision to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration is a difficult, personal decision. In fact, I categorize it as a life changing decision. For instance, this decision is like most major decisions people make. Whether the decision is over buying a home, changing careers, starting a family or buying that dream car, it is usually laced with advantages and disadvantages, pros and cons, and benefits and consequences. Whether or not those advantages and disadvantages are tangible, quantifiable and measurable, most would agree that they exist and they sometimes have life changing affects. For example, some people think that it is a disadvantage to buy a home because it usually results in one securing a long-term loan whereby a monetary commitment is required from the borrower or homeowner. If this commitment is broken or one is unable to pay as agreed, the borrower or homeowner can lose valuable assets, seriously hinder their ability to borrow money in the future and be looked upon by the banking and financial community as a liability or risk. On the other hand, or some of the advantages of buying a home may result in credit worthiness, proves that you are trustworthy, disciplined and according to Weintrub (2010), “gives one a sense of pride in ownership, stability and security” (para. 2.). With the above mention in mind, I will explore my personal advantages and......
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The Drawbacks of Boarding Schools
When you’re considering sending your child to a boarding school, it’s a huge decision so it’s important that you have fully considered both the potential drawbacks and the possible advantages to your child. Remember that a child attending a boarding school will spend far more time there than at a day school, so this will impact their social and psychological development as well as their educational progress.
Before reading through the drawbacks, below, remember that their impact will differ depending on which kind of school you opt for. There are various different kinds of boarding schools available, including weekly boarding, when your child will stay at the school during the week and then go home for weekends; full boarding, where a student stays at school until the end of term, and “day boarding”, when a child stays at school for an extended day, usually eating all their meals at school but sleeping at home every night.The majority of the disadvantages of boarding listed below focus on the most “extreme” type, full boarding.
Potentially Intensive Periods of StressWhen a child is spending all of his or her time at school, this can result in extreme periods of stress for children. Those with tendencies towards things like eating disorders or panic attacks may be driven on with this if someone else in their “group” at school is a sufferer. Of course, this can occur within day schools too but may be particularly intense within a boarding school environment. Likewise, during exam periods when all of the kids in a certain age group are feeling tense and concerned, this can rub off on other students to create a frenzied environment.
Missing Out on Home LifeWhen your child goes to boarding school there will inevitably be some ramifications on your home environment. It may be difficult for your child to adjust to being at home during the holidays; older children may argue with parents about their comparative lack of independence while at home. During the term time you will not be seeing your child as much as you would if they lived at home with you, and this will affect your relationship with your child, and potentially your other children too. You may also be less “in tune” with their lives, interests, hobbies, and friendships, likewise they may feel the same about the lives of friends and family at home.
Less Free Time and More RulesWith the extra academic and extra curricular opportunities at boarding school, children may have less time to be alone with their thoughts and personal interests. This might mean less time for things like reading, or, for older children, having a part-time job or any of the other important developmental activities that can be offered to children living at home. Often the boarding school day is highly structured with lots of rules and regulations, which can lead to some children wanting to “rebel” against the grain. But obviously this depends on the individual school and the nature of your own child.
Making a DecisionIt is important to consider both the advantages and disadvantages of boarding schools before you ultimately make a decision about where your child will be educated. Whatever his or her age, it is also important that your child is involved in the decision-making process too, since it is he or she who will be living with the everyday reality of this kind of education.
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