Ultural Awareness, Understanding, and Acceptance 2

Objective 601.3.3-04: Reflect on personal commitment to respecting cultural differences and avoiding cultural bias.


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Given:



Schools in America are a microcosm of cultures. As a new teacher, it is important to recognize what your own understanding and beliefs are about culture and multicultural education.



Task:



A. Create a graphic organizer (suggested length of 1 page; similar to those in Inspiration or in a Microsoft Word drawing document) to organize your thoughts about respecting cultural differences and avoiding cultural bias in an educational setting. A graphic organizer (e.g., hierarchy, concept map, T chart) is a visual communication tool that organizes ideas, concepts, or steps.


B. Using your textbooks and other references, investigate academic research about culture and multicultural education. In an essay (suggested length of 1a 2 pages):

1. Define culture.

2. Define multicultural education.

3. Explain how multicultural education could address cultural differences and cultural bias in an educational setting.

4. Validate your findings.

a. Include APA in-text citations.

b. Use at least three academic sources.



C. After completing your research, reexamine your graphic organizer. In an essay (suggested length of 1 page or less):

1. Compare your preconceptions about cultural differences and cultural bias with your research findings.

2. Reflect on how this research has changed your ideas and beliefs about cultural differences and cultural bias.

3. Predict the impact this new understanding will have on your teaching practices.



Note: A free trial version of Inspiration is available at inspiration.com.


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Note: When using outside sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.



Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly.