Nov 16, 2017
Global education systems continue to face significant challenges every dawn. Despite the fact that approximately 189 have committed to achieving primary education by 2015, the biggest challenge that continue to universal education system is curriculum development. Various countries across the world are struggling to develop the most appropriate curriculum for their students so that they remain competitive in the job market (Tye, 2009). Governments across the world are in the process of weeding out subjects that are deemed as irrelevant. New trends and development in the schooling segment is not replicated in many curricula’s. This becomes a challenge even to students aiming for careers outside their countries of origin.
Nov 16, 2017
In the early 1970s, the Sino-Soviet split resulted in the further escalation of tensions on the continent. By this time the Soviet Union had reached a nuclear parity with the United States, which meant that the latter could not afford to miss an opportunity to remedy its souring relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In a bid to pave the way towards rapprochement between the two countries, President Nixon paid a visit on his Chinese counterpart Mao Zedong.
Dec 1, 2017
The modern history of Japan can be counted from the existence of Empire of Japan that emerged in 1868 and lasted until 1945. However, as I see the beginning of the modern Japanese history is more related to the fall of the isolation policy. Seclusion that lasted more than 200 years had to end due to the western countries, which wanted to open borders and build strong trade relationship with Asian countries. The policy of seclusion that meant to be a protector of the land, from which modern history started with its fall led to the today`s Japan`s prosperity.
Dec 4, 2017
March 6, 1913 the new word "jazz" was mentioned for the first time in the world press. It appeared in a newspaper in San Francisco. In 1917, jazz music got "capacious" definition - American Literary Digest magazine explained that "jazz - music that forces people to shake, jump and squirm." Apparently, "jazz" (originally “jass”) came from New Orleans, and was applied to mean sexual intercourse, but gradually came to be used for something interesting. Syncopation, complex rhythms, improvisation, call-and-response, and the swung note of ragtime usually characterize jazz music. The undisputed “King of Jazz”, Paul Whitman stated: “Jazz came to America 300 years ago in chains”. Since that time jazz has been developing by both Americans and Africans, and at the beginning of the XXth century finally conquered the world.
Dec 4, 2017
Judith G. Coffin & Robert C. Stacey in their book, “Western Civilization: Their History and Their Culture, volume 3” give a major turning point in history. This is as far as the understanding of the death or the emergence of imperialisms in the culture of the nineteenth century is concerned. Their book helps in understanding the difference between formal imperialism and informal imperialism. According to Coffin & Stacey, imperialism can be defined as the establishment of unequal human and territorial relationship in developing empires. It is only based on the idea of superiority and practices that are intended to dominate and have extensive authority and control over others. This term has therefore been applied in understanding the Western political and economic dominance culture in the 19th century.
Dec 4, 2017
The American history is well-known as violent. The country has been struggling against any discrimination and for equality of rights for years. Though such battles were not always peaceful. One of the prominent events on the way of changes may be considered in Watts Riot. It took place in Los Angeles in August, 1965 and lasted for six days. The results were damage and destroying