Iversity Awareness / Different Perspectives Assignment
Different-Perspectives Assignment. Bucher, R.D.(2010). Diversity Consciousness: Opening Our Minds to People, Cultures, and Opportunities. (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
***For this assignment, you will select a person who is different from you in at least one of the diversity areas we study in this course (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc.). You will meet with this person on at least two different occasions for at least one hour each time, preferably face to face. If you cannot meet in person, discuss options with your instructor.
Discuss with the selected individual significant differences and similarities between the two of you, paying attention to everyday life experiences as well as major life experiences.
The objectives of this report are to: (1) see the world through the lens of someone who is significantly different from you, and (2) appreciate the similarities that exist among humans, even in the face of significant differneces.
Content of the Report
For this written assignment, you will need to address the following:
Whom did you interview, and why?
In what major way(s) is this individual different from you (age, gender, race, sexual orientation, etc.)?
What significant differences did you discover in everyday life experiences?
What significant differences did you discover in major life experiences?
What was the most unexpected information you learned from this activity?
How comfortable were you in talking with this individual?
What were the similarities you discovered?
What was the most surprising similarity you discovered?
Describe how this activity contributed to your diversity awareness.
Format of the Report
This is an official written assignment and requires that you adhere to proper APA reporting format. To review APA style, see citationguides.shtml or a manual on APA style.
Font: 12 point Arial or Times New Roman. Line Spacing: 2.0. If you do not adhere to this format, points will be deducted
Your report will be 5-6 pages long (not counting the bibliography or title page).
Be sure to use appropriate language; do NOT use colloquial language or conjunctions (e.g. dont, isnt, etc.).
Grammar and spelling are important in this assignment.
Remember to cite all references, including the person interviewed and the dates of the interviews.
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