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Reflect back on the Week 1 discussion in which you shared with the class the global societal issue that you would like to further address (LACK OF EDUCATION). Explore critical insight

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Reflect: Reflect back on the Week 1 discussion in which you shared with the class the global societal issue that you would like to further address (LACK OF EDUCATION). Explore critical insights that were shared by your peers and/or your instructor on the topic chosen and begin your search for scholarly sources with those insights in mind.

Write: For this assignment, review the Annotated Bibliography Formatting Guidelines

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and address the following prompts:

•  Introductory paragraph to topic (refer to the Final Paper guidelines for your topic selection).

◦  Write an introductory paragraph with at least 150 words that clearly explains the topic, the importance of further research, and ethical implications.

•  Thesis statement.

◦  Write a direct and concise thesis statement, which will become the solution to the problem that you will argue or prove in the Week 5 Final Paper. (A thesis statement should be a concise, declarative statement. The thesis statement must appear at the end of the introductory paragraph.)

•  Annotated bibliography.

◦  Develop an annotated bibliography to indicate the quality of the sources you have read.

◦  Summarize in your own words how the source contributes to the solution of the global societal issue for each annotation.

◦  Address fully the purpose, content, evidence, and relation to other sources you found on this topic (your annotation should be one to two paragraphs long—150 words or more.

◦  Include no less than five scholarly sources in the annotated bibliography that will be used to support the major points of the Final Paper.

◦  Demonstrate critical thinking skills by accurately interpreting evidence used to support various positions of the topic.

The Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Annotated Bibliography

•  Must be 1,000 to 1,250 words in length (not including title page) and formatted according to APA style, as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource. 

•  Must use at least five scholarly sources.

◦  The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for an assignment. The Integrating Research (Links to an external site.) tutorial will offer further assistance with including supporting information and reasoning.

•  Must document in APA style any information used from sources, as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper. (Links to an external site.)

Week 3 Discussion 1

Hello Class!

I chose lack of education for my topic; however, I think my interpretation differs from others. I interpret a lack of education as a lack of education within the trade’s education realm and not traditional university education. The lack of skilled tradesmen in a dynamic country is alarming for future growth, sustainability, and quality of life for citizens of the world. Specifically, in the United States, the lack of skilled tradesmen is causing a skilled worker shortage and forcing the price of everything associated with them to be increasingly higher.

Lack of education within the skilled trades is causing a worker shortage in the workforce because the value placed on traditional education is considered to hold more value.

The global societal impact of the lack of education does not delineate between specific populations rather than demographics. The demographics can afford to pay for a college education, which means paying with cash flow and not going into debt with predatory student loans. The debt incurred is at an all-time high, whereas the cost of a trade college has only risen with the price of living on average. I view it as too much of a good thing, the good thing being a college or university education. Traditional education has decreased over the past few decades, and the rarity of a trade college education experienced the same fate of becoming scarcer. The ability to exploit what a trade college offers for a societal impact will only be realized when the creature comforts that we take for granted, like water, power, automobiles, and housing, to name a few, are removed from our lives.

According to Reynolds, R. (2004) “For a few, high school is the first step along a path to a successful career. The students who are of concern here are those who are not necessarily going to college. Students who are not going to college deserve as much attention and assistance as do those bound for college. But it is precisely those students who are most often forgotten.” The date of this publication is what surprised me, 2004. I knew the intense persuasion for high school graduates to attend a university was apparent today; however, this path to success was evident 18 years ago.

References

Reynolds, R. (2004). Vocational Education and the Great Divide: Have Student Needs Been Overlooked?. University of Arkansas, Spring 2004, Volume 4, Number 1. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ848206.pdf

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