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What is Christian Religious Education?

What is Christian Religious Education?. Introduction Christian religious education is defined as the process where by Christian learning takes place. It often involves “teaching which enables practicing Christians to adopt and deepen their Christian belief, values and dispositions to experience and act in a Christian way. It depends to a greater extent on how this process is adopted and practiced in different churches. Different practices in Christian education in local churches At some degree of certainty that all Christian churches have a similar aim’s and practices. The liturgical aspect is of paramount importance in the Trinitarian belief and practices in that it serves as introduction to what Christianity is all about. This is where the process of Cognitive learning takes places it involves the worship service where hymns are sang, lessons extracted from the books of the bible are read, sermon often punctuated with exhortation, admonishment and instruction in righteous living is delivered and prayers are said. It also involves the celebration of the holy Eucharist which Jesus Christ himself, recognized as the head of the church, initiated based on experience acquired in the worship service, it can be seen as Christian religious education is a confessional churchly activity of evangelism, instruction and nurture. I assure that “Youth are the most critical of all critics when it comes to religion”. Today, common inhabitants do pray and accept the holiness in church for Christ which they are aware that Christ constitutes the sacred bread and wine, but do not entirely act upon worshipping and fail to confront the thoughts and feelings to masses which would spread dignity of godliness among selves. The moral lies in the fact that this creates lackness to reach spiritual beliefs through worship and liturgy resulting in declination the faith which affects the divine nature approaching positivity. Christian education is a vital important part in youth development. For Christian education to be explored, generation of today should be brought into contact through various practices. In the early centuries, reformers emphasized and trusted true faith and doctrines, to change and reform behaviour as the only solution for salvation in Christian education. Christian school movements prove a challenge as a messenger to convey god’s given mission and honour god. Traditional approach This approach was practiced since many decades and is still continued to be practiced which helps in binding and governing the ethics and morality within the religion and belief. Since beginning described, in leaving our homeland to teach the gospels throughout the world through scriptures, god conveyed his message – by sending his son Jesus for us, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Church, and Baptism for building unity. Christianity consists of three things – Religious faith, way of life and community of mankind towards salvation are most important. The most vital of all belief preached is that there is only one god. The term Christian does not imply on the fact that a Christian should grow up in a Christian community, but precisely accepts Christian faith and belief, follows and leads the path of life on which Jesus walked on and made mankind accept Christian community through involvement and participation physically and mentally, as a result, traditional approach is how the local churches and preachers go about conducting their services. The apostle’s creed was apparently developed to summarize the Christian doctrine for man who baptised himself. Theological and Biblical approach This approach is regarded as an abstract discipline which teaches what bible is written. It is the study of god expressing god’s thought. The movement of bible indicates the doctrines to the kerygma to didache, to theological ethics, to revealed truth, to the way of living in Christian community. God’s salvation to the world, worshipping the holy spirit, baptizing people in the name of god, preaching gospels as the word of god, share Christ’s own body and blood as bread and wine in holy communion, repenting and confessing god’s forgiveness etc are the concepts of theological and biblical foundation to Christian education. Even though mankind is aware but fail to involve due to the increasing evil and greed. The service is organized to accept the call of god and to love him and others and which aims to gather people to worship him in return allowing him to take control over the world and through his presence spread peace, righteousness, justice, joy and helps in the growth of the life in an individual through increased faith. Activities organized and performed in different local churches through to these practices Some churches develop the initiative of the worshippers by confessing their faith in the words of the apostle creed. Each activity is correlated and composes a range of varied elements. Their current activities reflect the lives of an individual and drive them for a purpose through various numbers of activities to attain a better quality of life. Due to activities, all age group gain variety of skills through many spiritual centred activities. Church acts as an interpreter between god and the worshippers to support in training the composition of these activities which are far more complex to solve a disturbed youth. They have to thereby standardize their curriculum and activities in regards to implement it. Different denominations organize activities to resolve the aim therefore to meet the need of the youth. Curriculum should be more focused than just on providing knowledge. Activities are necessarily planned to build youth commitment. I believe it is necessary to reach them, i.e. train them to be strong future leaders. They should be kept one step ahead, for their life is very challenging. I believe that the best way to outreach youths mind is to be a youth like them to understand their psychology as it differs from every individual. The same activities do get affected as the youth is choosy and subtle. Changing activities for tomorrow Here the question is voiced that, what substantial change can be brought apart from the current activities to eradicate the above upcoming and dynamic problems in nature with respect to behavioural management or of what medication of healing would work out. I would comment, the activities in the practices should be expanded and conduct likewise programmes workshops on educating purity before marriage, sex, child abuse, exploitation, rape, adultery, adolescence sex, teenage mothers, drugs addiction, aids, and divorce. Workshops, seminars for sex, abuse, peer mentoring, identifying preventive measures instead of curative measures targeting the social, political and the economical factors would be effective for incorporating the overall issues to bring the insight of the good and evil sides of every consequence, discussion on essential real life skills. Our goal is to create “world changers”, inviting the sacrifiers of evil and giving and sharing healthy priorities to save ourselves and the world, before it becomes a terrible fate and a debt for our own selves. As the world is in unsafe fists of crime, terrorism, corruption, violence, youth have been diverted to a fast-paced and expects instant opportunities. Perhaps, the approaches of these local activities tend to be helpful and may bring positive results but I still feel that there is something missing, to monitor the youth from within. In an article – Practical: The Role of the Full-Time Youth Pastor in the Local Church, by Graeme Codrington, Denomination: Baptist (All), submitted on, May 18, 1997, states that, “In a world that is so busy, and demands so much of all of its inhabitants, young people need a secure environment, where they can experiment and decide who they want to be. They need significant people to be there to help them through this process. They need role models to follow”. Above statement eventually satisfies the fact that these folks are craving for friendly support socially and for stimulation. Overall factors which conglomerate are peers, parents, teachers, church members and Christian community. All factors rely on one common feature which constitutes leadership. Ironically, most youth do understand the surrounding factors but the factors themselves become tough unknowingly that they can’t quite control the situation which then becomes too late to recover. The task is questioned commonly as what kind of leader a person should be to prove creditability and capability to influence the youth to pursue the direction towards god? In an article again stated by, Graeme Codrington, Denomination: Baptist (All), – Practical: The Role of the Full-Time Youth Pastor in the Local Church, submitted on, May 18, 1997, “Young people are not just “little adults” (cf. Elkind 1984:18). They are complex individuals who are battling to deal with the awesome transformation of their bodies, minds, and emotions. They are in a time of transition and growth, developing from the birthed bundle of potential to a fully integrated, functional member of society. The church is in a unique position to assist in this process”. Church as a role model fosters spiritual growth in every youth making them responsible to participate in Christian faith; she is a sign for an entrance of the god’s kingdom to the world of salvation, repentance, justice and peace to bring equality. She struggles hard and performs her duties wholly and solemnly reminds parents to structure their offspring’s life in Christian formation. Church members acting as supporters, preach to establish and to promote a platform and share to encourage several types of civic, cultural, religious educational associations. In an article by Arthur Paul Boer – What must a Pastor know? Reflection on Congregational studies defines on writer James Hopewell’s statement saying beyond the embarrassment. “He has also observed that churches are sometimes chagrined by the change of hypocrisy and lament that they cannot measure upto ideals of Christian community”. Writer James Hopewell referred by Arthur Paul Boer notes that Christian leaders are incharge and build a church thereby rise in hypocrites. I observe practically that, though the world is changing, church strategy is also changing in complementing the growth. It still targets the set mission. Even though, somewhere in the corner hypocrites do exist but church leaders aim to find out what is the outcome in the people from the traditional, theological and biblical practices. Perhaps according my research, I suggest they experiment bringing out good approaches to youth’s growth. Instead of the current activities followed in churches I would want to suggest the approach can be focused to bring in the outcome irrespective to exploration and innovation of ideas and thoughts for internal and external behaviour of an individual related to the surroundings around him, deepening of commitments to the teaching, provide opportunities to analyse socially and theologically and viewing his life in a theological manner. To build a framework of an activity consist of – to have an experience “like us”, to sense new boundaries by exploring new links to every Christian among themselves and to god across social and cultural boundaries. In addition, exploration and inventive programmes can be executed to judge youth’s spirituality. Daily opportunities resulting in disorientation gets support through mission of god. Integration conceptual activities also can help in building and to capture ‘a born leader’. Church leader serves them as task leaders in the corrosion and freeing the task of a disconnected mind by planning tactics and dividing the burden of other’s through consultation. As the purpose is commitment, to serve the lost, skill based leadership formation training programmes can be organized to develop an effective leader so as to sustain the capability and capacity of the leader to solve the complaints lies in the dimensions of the ability. Workshops on intersections to shape boundaries of an individual and communities through theological and biblical language, symbols, and rituals to attain certain centered objectives. As growth of globalization is tremendous, these leaders come across and face new opportunities and challenges. I believe they help in building an integral performance in conducting entrepreneurial business-based activities, describing the activities because youth’s mind is business-oriented, therefore the activities are to be structured keeping business in mind involving biblical and theological approaches with the existing resources for a business oriented youth. They tend to produce facilitate management sources to sustain and develop faith and love. When the youth develops a church from within, he will be able to observe and analyse the holistic environment. The activities require presence of not only church members but also worshippers for youth development in successful implementation of these practices. Some worshippers form in small groups, some large varied to race culture. Arthur Paul Boer also examines simultaneously that when a group of pastors were having service of congregation, one among them exclaimed in deep breath “It showed me I’m not alone”. So often in our churches we berate ourselves for problems we face: not enough men, too few youth, preponderance of a certain race or culture. He is clear with the fact that a single person fails, unity increases strength. We ourselves give birth to a problem and then strive hard to face it because as there are few leaders left to catch a grip to support a large community. Due to less number of youth, less support is achieved to sustain the laws and policies of the church and unable to accomplish god’s mission. It is not only one who contributes but many. Above mentioned statement “It showed me I’m not alone” expresses that each race and culture form their own group; build small churches for their own community within their own boundaries, where god expects togetherness, wholeness. It requires lot of efforts to help small churches grow whereas large church with mass contribution grows as their already exist efforts in large numbers which take over the chained actions for development. Whether single church group or many, big or small, the development is important. On this contradiction, I would suggest that this also includes that in small group the development is paid more attention and given a close eye, problems are spotted quickly and easily to meet the challenges. No matter how large or small challenges occur, the way we approach it is unique and comprehensive as this brings out effects of development in the youth. Whereas in large it becomes difficult to assist as there are more than one individuals. Due to small groups according to races and culture, differentiation exists. But the important criterion is group commitment and work effort in all sets of practice for congregations in any race or culture for a healthy youth so that to accomplish god’s mission. As a result both objectives are co-related to each other. To understand the nature of Christian youth it is a very distinguished and a unique phenomenon. Due to the increasing issues of ‘peer pressure’, this has led to the obstruction in the development of youth. There are negative as well as positive aspects of it. Negative aspects influence a weaker mind. It is the most consistent findings revealed in observation. Due to the inquisitive innocence, an innocent becomes a prey of the negative aspect, thereby exploited and develops an evil companionship where he adopts negative qualities and habits. But there is positive aspects as in there are some groups who work towards peer relationship. Here innocent gets an opportunity to identify his fear, weakness and have control over his own power. The peer mentors play the part in organizing programmes to understand the behaviour. They interact with the teens and open lines of communication, build up action plans to change the behaviour by using the discipline skills wherever necessary. As church members play an integrate role, it is a challenge for them to develop the youth and make Christian education reachable to them. Teachers are responsible preachers. Youth growth depends on a teacher infact they are the true facilitators of our learning, are Baptist figures and true authors of an individual’s life book. They also act as the resource developer and planner setting the curriculum for the healthy growth of an individual, depending how the curriculum is designed with the kind and level of leadership skills to recognize the youth psychology. Parents play a significant role in Christian education. They are the promising leaders which shape up Christianity, infact are the real teachers of Christian education. Parents act as a moral standard and support, therefore can synchronize to their growing youth to be aware from their early hood to gain knowledge in Christian faith and this is done when they themselves too experience a fullness of church. Misunderstandings and miscommunication between parents and their children are one of the issues which follow breakings in the development of the youth. Due to parent’s own principles, for respect and love of family values often creates harmness to the children’s growth which tempts them to behave against them. Thus youth becomes a totalitarian of his own life by going against the values and ethics and unknowingly gets stucked in the torturous situations. Most Christian youth, fail to act upon the 10 commandments of bible. I must say, I myself as a youth in my real life experience have observed that the originality of the commandments has changed excessively and replaced with the following: Thou must worship money Thou must “lyrically” murder Thou must have evil possession Thou must have sex Thou must enjoy drug addiction Thou must prosper, worship own self Thou must not feel guilty Thou must have no respect for ancestral values Thou must not serve, sacrifice Thou must differentiate Due to the above, youth fails to feel guilty in which guiltness is a part of our conscience creating a false belief system as an obstacle in his maturity and creating structure of his own. Under such circumstances he avoids promoting prayer, sacrifice, grace, redemption, worship and meditation, atonement. Considering money and sex are the only two things reliable to satisfy the needs, creating a limitation and a boundary for establishing personal spiritual growth and development. In general terms, when the efforts of religious and educational institutions, society lack to perform the planned task for Christian education, a positive approach is expected and constructed to gain knowledge and teaching through parents and teachers. Youth must be aware of guiltiness which is a gift from god to help us in being and doing well. Still the question is raised in a Journal: Volume 5 Number 4, October 2003 by Author Charlene Tan, “Can Christian teachers and parents teach Christian beliefs without indoctrinating their students and children?” Yes, they can teach Christian beliefs without indoctrinating their students and children they need to be careful when a child is to be handled as their minds are immature. At times it is difficult to understand them because their way of thinking is varied. Firstly before going to the next process, the first process has to be resolved. As teachers and parents are the role models for the development. In order to develop and understand these three role models should be systematically developed first. Only by abiding this rule, they can achieve the development in child. But the point lies beneath that how teachers and parents can prove themselves as an effective source of development by keeping in mind the relative factor of Child’s mind compatibility and psychology? As there are variations in psychological behavior teachers and parents should be mentally prepared, be changeable and adjustment oriented accordingly. The political and current affair of the nation is affected by corruption and evilness rationally which gave birth to vivid factors like jealousy, modesty and so on, making human’s built a tendency to mislead the positive factors. The situations have made the teachers adapt those inequalities within them, affecting the surrounding factors. Parents have too due to their increasing self priority created barriers of understanding among their families. Many people are often drawn towards the attention of the church because of their felt needs and not for spiritual needs. For instance, it does occur that why the youth is tuned out of his own way? Even in their interaction with their own members it tends to happen with them that they fail to hear a word said to them – stating “I didn’t hear a word you said?”, even though it is obvious that they have said something relating to us. This proves a kind of negligence in contacting the positive mechanism which grows in the back of our minds. Such system blocks all the wanted and useful messages allowing us to hear and see only what our mind tells us to hear and believe. As this tendency is increased in the youth generation, it is creating gaps between a believer and faith of god. The question is – How? How can we overcome this problem? Youth have themselves developed a capacity in mind to hear only what pleasures them without taking a decision that whether it is false or truth. My query is – How we can bring these groups of youth closer to god? Unconsciously resulting in unexpected calamities and unknowingly they are unable to repent it wisely. Due to this increasing factor, youth can’t get a grip of effective communication and develop themselves internally. Here the parents then enter the scene to play their role. The main question lies whether the local churches fulfill and meet to mature disciples in Christian education? As stated above, ‘youth’ are the most critical of all critics when it comes to religion. In this modern era, youth is distracted to church because they are building castles in air due to the unmaterialistic desire. Youth today have focused their vision to crave success and prosperity for their rising life graph; they exploit their own ones due to greed and selfishness. During the primary phase of struggle and hard work, youth craves to achieve prosperity, at the same time, do thank god and accept his involvement for success, but hand in hand, lack to follow the bibles ethics which says to respect others in and with unity. Due to the competition and growth politically, more often youth seem to push the fellow mates and strive to takeover their place. They themselves are unaware that they give birth to exploitation and inequality. And due to inequality, unity is declined, wherein bible does not specify inequality. In a book source, Pastor – “Rick Warren’ – illustrates in his book – The Purpose-Driven Church -“The issue is church health, not church growth!” declares warren. “if your church is healthy, growth will occur naturally. Healthy consistent growth is the result of balancing the five biblical purposes of the church.” In addition to this he also declares that “If u concentrate on building people, God will build the church”. I agree at a certain point with the above statement. I herewith would want to magnify on “How would one build a healthy youth for a healthy church”? In this sense I believe that both are co-related with each other. Again the issue arises in my mind ‘How will the church be healthy if the youth is unhealthy?’ The issue can’t be only concentrated on church. For a church to survive, the basic foundation is the youth and for the youth to be saved and attracted the church has to be healthy. In my knowledge it is a ‘Vicious Circle’. Local churches upto some extent do specifically fulfill the discipleship through the practices and play a great emphasis in fulfilling and conveying the message of god to us, but still lack to read the minds and bring the youth closer to her, for which she has to upgrade her atmospheric appearance with new packages to reach the youth in a new taste due to the competitive modernism which is hovering on the youth. The latter part can play the best part coz when first falls in place, everything else falls in place, from the beginning to the end, from all angles in all walks of life. Towards a healthy faith, healthy church can turn and seed a growth of spirituality through which mankind will grow spiritually from within thereby causing church growth. Author Perry G. Down states in his book – “Teaching for spiritual growth” that ‘how can we best enable Christians to grow towards maturity?’ For this question he suggests three key concepts- ministry, believer, and purpose. But my understanding says that these concepts are incomplete somewhere to create a bond in reaching the results because today’s youth is attracted towards the unrealistic worldly matters, but has resulted in declination towards the god’s spiritual growth. The major role connecting these three concepts is commitment and effort. As the church ministry is the foundation pillar, the main aim is how much measure of commitment is valued and given to achieve the target successfully. Mankind is able to commit only when he chooses the right direction in fear and is able but this is unfortunate as the alien world tend to let us unidentify the type of strategies of growth for maturity. By identifying the type of strategies of growth, we can understand the level of growth required towards maturity at which we can be spiritual. Another reason for in growth is fear. As the youth fears to face unexpected problems, the efforts are less and require the hierarchy’s support. Author Gary C. Newton stated in his book – “Going towards spiritual maturity” quotes the principle that “God is ultimately responsible for all spiritual growth”. The question arises at this point that if god is responsible for everything, what will be the purpose and role of human? I comment that while god supplies the resources like bible, church, Holy Spirit, baptism, it is also our responsibility to supply effort and commitment to utilize those resources and give results to god. In bible, Paul highlights this principle of his personal lifestyle and in his teachings comparing with the example of a soldier or athlete to illustrate the amount of sincerity and efforts. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27), Paul states that “In a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize”. I herewith conclude in a Christian race all runners (ministry, believers, purpose) will fail to get a prize if there is no effort that is commitment from everyone. Along with the concept of ministry, believer, purpose; effort is also the key concept and it has to be achieved from the youth as well. A healthy youth will gain efforts only when the growth will favour them from within, when the forces of the ministry believers and youth will collide with each other to form a healthy growth. This will create a mutual relationship between god’s provisional resources and our active involvement in process which is more clearly in Philippians 2:12-13: “Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is god who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose”. This principle is intricate but the application is clear. If one is to grow towards maturity in Christ then one must cultivate and demonstrate the efforts with passion, Philippians 2:17-18: ” But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you be glad and rejoice with me”. Therefore the conclusion lies in the above concept, both; effort of the youth along with the work of ministry, believers proves in the healthiness of the church. In the book “Youth At Risk” by Peter Christian Olsen, 2003, he highlights four basic needs which he has clearly created an awareness of the effects that affects the development of youth: Acceptance – belonging New beginnings and second chances – forgiveness Significance – generosity Freedom – independence I agree with his confirmation that he examines in deriving the above developmental needs from the provision of the Almighty’s resources as the absence of these needs do intentionally contribute in how they shape the personality, maturity, responsibility and stability of emotions. He emphasizes Christian community in respond to the needs determining that, the resources will be polishing youth through support during the fear and avoid them from destruction. At times the concepts will be foreign, indigestive for youth because unable to realize its importance. Rather the community need not re-interpret or change the language but simplify their thoughts and improve their visionary and understanding by change in structure through a friendly communication by becoming an effective leader to bridge the gap between the church and the youth. Therefore forces and efforts are needed for decision making which is an effective key in respond to ministry believer and purpose for a possibility of a healthy youth to build a healthy church, which will make the church flourish. Supporting surveys According to a survey, some findings proved that church fails to answer every question of the youth. Q.1 In what way and sense is Christian religion, faith and church viewed by today’s modern youth? Youth of today’s modern era is firm on the point stating that inspiration is lacked in religion; they feel that the world is divided through religion and is the major factor which is affecting the growth. A 17-year-old Jude from Kent says confidently that “He does not agree with the church who talks on subject morality” and is “Overfilled with traditionality”. Youth pick their ideas which suit their taste through various religious beliefs. There are few in bunch who strongly believe, there exist only single religion which has controlled the truth. Young generation refer to perform all activities as per their own desire which in return less importance to the religious belief are being given, which gives birth to the side effects of the conduct. Q.2 Why do young crowd feel that Christianity is not a ‘happening’ cultural activity? An 18-year-old Marcus said that he left church when he was 15 because the teachings did not amuse him and it did not interest him of anything as a youth. The major quest, a struggle for a religion is to impose an exertion of force of involvement in terms of attraction. I usually attend church service wherein I find young ones missing the services. I kept questioning myself that, where the young crowd has disappeared? Surprisingly the young ones have taken charge for the attendance of the church. In this consequence the church should give priority to change its curriculum and its way of presenting the services with new attractive packages for enhancement. Q.3 Are the young preachers practicing different approaches in Christianity declining. What are your suggestions? As the attendance of the youth in church has declined, but on the other hand people practicing approaches are increasing in numbers. The following is revealed through one of the youths that more the deepening are the studies of the bible, more a person becomes a hypocrite of the Christian leadership and unintentionally accepts and performs the lifestyle of the clergy right or wrong at times unknowingly. In such case, the practices are affected and become different from those which are to be precise. Seen are still some true Christian youngsters who are different in their attitude and conduct, but in spite of such difference, they are not involved into the immorality and violence activities with other youths. They present themselves as they are from a different unknown religion, but practice the religion and it What is Christian Religious Education?

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Using the textbook, answer the following question. Your answer MUST be at least one paragraph (at least 5 sentences). At the end of the paragraph, include the page number where you located your answer. the book is (sports ethics for sports management professionals By Patrick Thornton, Walter T. Champion, Jr., Lawrence S. Ruddell, Larry RuddellChapter 1 Explain the collaborative model and its potential benefits.How can sports ethics help SMPs make their organizations successful?Chapter 2 How does baseball blur the thin line between gamesmanship and sportsmanship, as illustrated by the brushback pitch?Chapter 3 Review the NCAA’s official position on gambling.How does sports “office” gambling impact company employees?Chapter 4 What are the key concerns for each party involved in athletic competition?Explain how the PGA engenders ethics and etiquette among its participants.Chapter 5 Describe how ethical parents approach sports with their children.Give an overview of the problem of parental rage in sports.Chapter 6 Compare the Canadian approach to Hockey violence with the American approach.
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The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Indian Economy Economics Essay

assignment writing services This assignment will help me identify the strengths and weaknesses of Indian economy. It will help to know about the future of Indian economy and also the role of entrepreneurship in the growth of Indian economy. It will tell whether the Indian economy is progressing or not. It will also explain the role of government in helping the country to progress. The world today presents a picture of sharp contrasts between the advanced and backward countries. About one-sixth of world’s population lives in countries which are classified as rich, advanced or developed economy. Developed countries include USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, etc. These developed countries together account for just about 16% of world population with over 77% share in world income, thus enabling their people to have high living standards and better quality of life. On the other hand, four- fifths of world population inhabits the poor or backward countries spread over much of Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America. These backward or underdeveloped countries accounting for over 72% of world population have a mere 13% share in world income. In between these developed and underdeveloped countries are some high middle income countries such as Poland, Romania, Hungary, Russia, etc., who account for about 13% of world population and 10% of world income. The underdeveloped or the developing countries are also known as countries of the ‘Third World’ or the Third World Nations. India comes under this category. Economic growth is a process whereby a country’s real national income increases over a long period of time. It thus refers to, increase in country’s real national and per capita income and that this increase is sustained over a long period of time. Economic development not only concerns itself with increase in income, but with its composition and distribution as well. It thus covers the process of achieving long term increase in income, as well as a more equitable income distribution along with adopting some measures of poverty alleviation. In other words, economic development includes growth plus change: change in the structure of output wherein non- agricultural output contributes a larger share of national income than the agricultural output, changes in occupational structure, associated with changes in production structure, changes in institutional and organizational setup, changes in allocation of resources in various lines of production, etc. It includes improvements in material welfare, especially of persons with lowest incomes, eradication of mass poverty, illiteracy, disease and early death. ANALYSIS India is a large economy with the world’s second largest population and a huge growing market. The economy is predominately agrarian in nature where agriculture employs nearly two-third of workforce, contributes about a quarter share of national income and accounts for a significant part of export trade. Industry is still not much developed and the country is short of capital goods production and infrastructural facilities. Poverty is quite widespread. Unemployment among the educated youth, as well as worklessness among agriculturalists and industrial workers is quite visible. We can say that, India even today is an underdeveloped economy which is struggling to move ahead and get rid of its age old poverty, unemployment and various other features associated with underdevelopment. India is home to 1.21 billion people, which is about 17.4 % of the global population. India’s national income was placed at Rs. 8650 crores for the year 1948-49. The Indian economy is the eleventh largest in the world in terms of nominal GDP and the third largest in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). It is one of the G-20 economies and a member of BRICS. According to IMF, India ranked 140th in nominal GDP and 129th in PPP in 2011 on the basis of per capita income. India has seen the highest growth rates in the mid-2000, and is growing at a very rapid rate. It is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. India is the 19th largest exporter and 10th largest importer in the world. It has seen a growth of over 200 times in per capita income in a period from 1947 (Rs 249.6) to 2011. The growth was due to increase in the size of the middle class consumers, a large labor force, rise in the manufacturing sector because of rising education levels and technical skills and considerable foreign investments. Economic growth rate stood at around 6.5% for the fiscal year 2011-12, as against 8.4% achieved in two preceding years. The decline in India’s GDP growth rate is mainly because of the RBI’s policy. RBI’s high-interest regime is the main cause and it is believed that reduction in interest rates will immediately increase India’s growth rate to over 8 per cent, making it the world’s fastest economy. But the RBI is keen in controlling inflation to less than 5 per cent as against present levels of approximately 7.5 per cent and so it has refrained from cutting down interest rates which will cause the inflation to get out of control which will ultimately neutralize growth rates. During the eleventh 5-year plan (2007-12), India’s GDP grew by 47 per cent from Rs.35.64 trillion in 2007 to Rs.52.22 trillion in 2012. The average comes out to be 7.94 per cent p.a. The target of the growth rate for the years 2007-2012 was 9 per cent. During this period India’s GDP at market price grew from Rs.42.95 trillion in 2007 to Rs.89.12 trillion in 2012 averaging 208 per cent. If the trend continues, the market price GDP will cross Rs.200 trillion by the year 2017. India is the most preferred destination for FDI. During 2011, FDI inflow was $ 36.5 billion, which is 51.1 per cent higher than the year 2010 which stood at $ 24.15 billion. India has strengths in information technology, telecommunications and other important areas like auto components, apparels, chemicals, jewellery and pharmaceuticals. Rigid FDI policies were a hindrance to the development of the country. But, due to positive economic reforms, India has gained itself as a front-runner of the growing Asia Pacific region. The size of the middle-class population is300 million and it represents a growing consumer market. During 2000-10, India attracted $178 billion as FDI. Mauritius is a huge investor. The high investment from Mauritius is because of the routing of international funds which gives significant tax advantages- double taxation is avoided due to the tax treaty between Mauritius and India, creating a zero-taxation FDI channel. This shows that Indian economy is on rise. Now India has allowed 51 percent FDI in multi brand retail. India is regarded as the 15th best economy in terms of production of service sector. A sizeable amount of Indian workforce is also employed by the service sector. In the 10 year period between 1990 and 2000, the rate of growth has been 7.5%, up from 4.5% during the 30 year period from 1951 to 1980. FINDINGS WILL INDIAN ECONOMY WILL FLOURISH OR STAGNATE? Indian economy is progressing but at a very slow rate. With the ongoing progress there are certain problems which our country is facing and so it can happen that it might just stagnate because of the government’s loose fiscal and monetary policy and strong rise in real rural wage growth without the increase in productivity. The reasons because of which our country might stagnate are: Inflation- Inflation is a rise in price of goods and services. It results in loss of value of money. It causes the price of any good to rise over time, therefore consumers and businesses may choose to make purchases earlier than later before the worth of their money declines. This will keep an economy active in the short term by influencing spending and borrowings of the people. But it will also reduce incentives to save, so the effect on savings and investments is negative. In the quarterly monetary policy review, RBI has lowered the economic growth projection for the current fiscal year to 6.5% from its earlier estimate of 7.3%, stating that the increase in government expenditure poses risks to economic stability. Earnings slowdown- high inflation and rising interest rates not only affects individuals and tax-payers but also affects corporate profitability. High input costs leads to low corporate profits at operating level or a spread to generalized inflation if the same is passed on to final consumers. While the pure commodity players are likely to benefit from the demand and supply mismatch, others involved in processing of raw-materials and turning them into finished goods might see an impact on the cost of their products and operating margins of the company. STEPS TAKEN UP BY GOVERNMENT FOR HELPING ECONOMY TO FLOURISH Government plays a very important role in helping the economy to grow. Some of the steps taken by the Government are- Anti-poverty programs- The government has initiated many programs since independence to help the poor attain self sufficiency in food production. Most important initiative taken is the supply of basic commodities like food at subsidized prices, available throughout the country. The poor spends almost 80% of their income on food while the rest of the population spends around 60%. Production of services- Private firms are either unwilling to produce or due to some reasons are not allowed to produce services for the country. This public provision may be to provide immediate benefits like defence, law and order or deferred benefits like investment in roads. Regulatory responsibilities- the Government also has a regulatory responsibility which enables it to control various macroeconomic aspects of the economy. It levies taxes which enables it to preserve and safeguard home industries. Stabilization of the economy- Government tries to reduce fluctuations in income and employment to control inflation. The effect can be seen in the volume and the mix of transactions between the government and the rest of the economy. Policies of the country which places emphasis on the control of the money supply and interest rates pays close attention to the government’s budget deficit or surplus. CONCLUSION The Indian economy is one of the largest economies in the world. The country began to develop as a fast-paced economic growth, due to free market principles which were initiated in 1990 for international competition and foreign investment. The economy includes manufacturing industries, services, agriculture, and textiles and handicrafts. Agriculture is a major contributor to the Indian economy, as around 66 per cent of the Indian population earns its livelihood from this area. But now the service sector is rising and plays a very important role. India has become the hub of outsourcing activities for some of the economies of the world like the U.K. and the U.S.A. Other areas where India is expected to make progress are aviation, manufacturing, construction of ships, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology ,tourism, retailing and telecommunications. The role of government has changed from being a controller to a regulator. Role of government is important as it is the one which decides about the various factors controlling our economy and makes the rules and regulations for the public welfare.

Leading Diverse teams

Leading Diverse teams. I’m studying for my Management class and need an explanation.

Managing a Global Team: Greg James at Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Read the case study and then respond to these questions. In your analysis of the case please use provide possible solutions to the problems. Use specific data from the case to support your analysis of the problems along with your recommended potential solutions. You may wish to provide some of your analysis visually through charts or tables.
Answer these questions:
As your overall guide to answering these questions use what you have learned and are learning from the course material and textbook on leading high-performance projects and teams. Consider the “new paradigm” presented in the course/text and how those concepts relate to the issues presented in the case. As you answer each question please clearly identify which question you are responding to.

Who is responsible for the HS Holdings crisis?
What are the mistakes James made in terms of team building, given the geographical differences, time zone differences, cultural differences?
How did the geographic distances and cultural differences of the teams bring on conflict?
What should James do to use the benefits of geographic and cultural diversity that was represented in his team?
What characteristics of the US subteam make it unique? How did this contribute to issues among the other subteams?
What were some of the obvious and no so obvious issues between the different countries and how could James worked to eliminate the issues?
Communications was lacking. What could James do to improve communications among the teams/locations? Also consider how technology helped or hindered communications.
What strategies could James have used to maximize the value that the diversity of his team represented?
What are your recommendations for what James could have done to build a shared team identity?

Leading Diverse teams

ENG 315 Strayer University Formal Business Letter

ENG 315 Strayer University Formal Business Letter.

I’m working on a english writing question and need support to help me understand better.

Length: 750 words minimum, not counting Works CitedAudience: Your supervisor, colleagues, and clientsPurpose: To research and recommend career advice to potential clientsFormat: Formal business letter style, including the following elements: Return Address (or you may use a Letterhead) Date Inside Address Salutation, followed by colon Letter contents Closing Signature Block Second Page Heading MLA-style parenthetical, in-text references for any source material used MLA-style Works Cited ListWriting Situation: You work for a company1 whose mission is to offer advice to college students who are considering their career options. In today’s meeting, your supervisor asked you to research the career outlook in one of the Occupation Groups listed in the “Occupational Outlook Handbook” section of the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website available at this address: example, if you click the Education, Training, and Library link in the Occupational Groups list, you might research the career of High School Teacher. If you click the Healthcare link, you might research the Nursing career. You may select any career from the ones listed on the BLS website.Assignment Requirements: Write a 750-word (roughly two full pages, single-spaced) Letter Report in which you present your findings about the career outlook for the occupation you have chosen to research. You should include the following information, in addition to any other relevant material you find in your research:Employment prospectsTypical jobsAdvancement opportunitiesSalary rangeCareer advantages/disadvantagesTypical responsibilitiesYour recommendation (see below for more information about this important section)To succeed on this assignment, you will need clear recommendations in your Report. The specific audience for this part of the Report will be the potential clients who seek advice about their careers. Based on your research, what would you recommend to a college student who is interested in the career you have researched in this Report?In addition to the BLS website provided above, you might also search for information disseminated by professional societies. These groups will often publish useful statistics on salaries, working conditions, and other information about the field. For instance, the NSA and AICPA are both professional societies for Accountants. Whatever sources you use should be credible and professional or academic-based. Do not consult sources such as Wikipedia, Ask, or other sites whose information might not be reliable.
ENG 315 Strayer University Formal Business Letter