This article falls under the Area/Geography category. South Africa has a total land area of more than 1.2 million square kilometers. Its long coastline stretching more than 2,500 km. occupies the southern tip of Africa. This article really tells us the geography of Southern Africa from cities to oceans and rivers to borders.
This paper provides a brief discussion of the global division of labour as related to Africa. It recognises that class is gendered and racialised and that there is increasing inequality in today’s globalised landscape. Today, the world’s labour force is still divided largely along race and class lines.
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A social article is what this is, for it shows gender relations specifically highlighting the gender-based division of labor that is often found on this continent.
One of the contributions of traditional African religion to the continent is the preservation of the African languages. Unlike Islam and Christianity that came with foreign languages, indigenous African religion is conducted in the ...
This article falls under religion. I chose this article because it tells us how traditional African religion is part of the African culture. Prior to the advent of Islam and Christianity, most Africans practice traditional African religion. Africa has its own cultural belief systems that are deeply rooted in the extended family system.
Te article above belongs to the religion category it disscusses te main issues of reliion today with things like leadership and atheism. not to mention what actions the union is taking in order to resolve the issue.
The fictional detective retains his grip on our imaginations, even in an age when we have lost faith in the power of reason to solve problems, says philosopher John Gray.
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This article belongs in the social catagories of entertainment and lifestyle, enveloping the lives of various fangirls over several nations. Other shows aired by the BBC (a.k.a. Doctor Who) are also very popular. There have been occasions in England of people running out of houses yelling "my telly's gone out and Doctor Who's on!" And various doors open. Sherlock has also taken over lives like that, causing people across countries to come together and watch their bright, shiny TV screen.
This article I chose falls under the political structure category. The commonwealth of Australia is made up of six states and two mainland territories. It is an independent Western democracy with almost 22 million people. The Australian Government is based on the liberal democratic tradition, which upholds the right to freedom of speech and association and a commitment to religious tolerance.
Only 6000 words really matter in the 24-page document, yet they're enough to demolish claims made by politicians and critics of schools about the way to solve the innumerable problems that teachers face every day.
The document also identifies the three key challenges confronting Australian education: children are starting school below their expected level of ability; our top students are not doing as well as their international peers; and the gap between the nation's best students and the worst performers is the biggest among most developed countries.
Academics in Melbourne University's graduate school of education prepared the document as a "green paper". Titled Focusing on the learner: Charting a way forward for Australian education, the paper warns that without significant changes in education policies, Australia is unlikely to achieve the federal government's goal of becoming a top-five nation by 2025 in terms of our students' performance in reading, science and mathematics.
Those policies being by promoted by state and federal governments have cost millions of dollars with little gain in student or teacher learning. They include plans for greater school autonomy, giving parents more choice, and test-based accountability – none of which improve student outcomes, the paper says. Countries with top-performing education systems employ a different mix of policies than Australia, and "quality teaching" is their platform for success.
Too many of Australia's education policies are devoted to matters that ultimately have little impact on student learning, the paper says. Market-based notions of choice, competition, accountability and standardisation have been tried unsuccessfully by other Western countries, "none of which are high performers internationally".
This is the second recent authoritative report to reject arguments by the federal government and the Opposition that competition between schools and market forces will improve student outcomes. The Grattan Institute's study, The Myth of Markets in School Education, also concludes this is simply not true.
This article I chose falls under the intellectual/arts education category. This document identifies the three key challenges confronting Australian education: children are starting school below their expected level of abilittop their top students are not doing as well as their international peers; and the gap between the nation's best students and the worst performers is the biggest among most developed countries.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade & Investment Andrew Stoner today announced Vivid Sydney 2013 an unprecedented success, with preliminary estimates showing record attendance of more than 800,000 people across the 18-day event.
Visitors flocked to the biggest Vivid Sydney ever, which included the largest Vivid Light Walk expanding into North Sydney with the lighting of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Darling Harbour showcasing Australia’s first spectacular water show performances.
The Vivid Music program also expanded into new venues and Vivid Ideas featured more than 180 events with over 6,000 tickets sold. Over 40,000 tickets were sold for Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House.
This article falls under the sociable category in our Persia paper. FormForm this article really shows the entertainment of which the people of Australia do enjoy. This article can be seen as a window of peace through which the citizens can escape their world of dispare for a night of delight but also an adaptation or link between two very different worlds. The worlds mash together through art and literature and the opera house changes its surroundings so that the people may enjoy splenderious shows of fine culture and art.
This article falls under the Intellectual/Arts category. This article tells us how women's two bottom teeth are removed when they hit puberty and are placed a large clay disc in the whole where the two teeth were pulled out. Although this may seem very odd to us, in the Ethiopian Suri tribe, this enormous lip plate is considered a sign of beauty!
An economic article is shown above. It illustrates the areas in Africa that live in poverty. This of course tells us a lot about their economy And how unsuccessful it is despite their vast supply of oil.
Nigeria saw a major political shake-up in 2013 with the opposition coming together and governors and parliament members defecting in droves from the ruling party. Analysts see serious challenge...
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The article above is political, it discusses the pros and cons of the past political raves and with that looks to the future, hoping to create a better one. All this of course is from the views of one political party that favors only one of the 250 ethnic groups in this populous nation.
Stephany Griffith Jones and Matthias Kollatz: Supporters of excessive austerity have made overcoming the eurozone crisis more difficult and costly
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The article above discusses the Economic parts of Europe's recovery and growth. The author of the article has shared some interesting ideas on how to improve the failing economy, due to the rising unemployment rates.
The first two pages of this article belongs under the political section of our PERSIA chart. It discusses the differing views of how the European Union should be run, ultimately creating a few new political parties among the countries.
This article shows the geography side of Australia. The distribution of population shows what their climate was like. In more densely populated areas the land is rather fertile and good for farming and ranching whereas the less populated area is mostly desert and not very good for anything. The distribution shows great barriers between cultures, for example the eastern side could have vast cities and the western side could have lush and prosperous farms. These could effect the area's economy.
This article I chose falls under the economy category. Australia's black economy and illegal drugs trade are officially worth $30 billion a year. The Bureau of Statistics has estimated the nation's "underground production" is worth 1.5 per cent of gross domestic product or about $24 billion a year. The annual trade in illegal drugs is worth another 0.4 per cent of GPD or about $6.5 billion a year.
This article I chose falls under the Religion category. This article shows us that Australians see spirituality as quite seperate from religion, with the former much more widely accepted. According to the results of a national survey, what Australians really dislike is celebrities endorsing religion, stories of healing and miracles, and doctrines about homosexuality and hell.