Success Factors for Multiculturalism

Assignment 1: Analysis: Success Factors for Multiculturalism

By the due date assigned, post your response to this assignment as a Word document to this Discussion Area. Make use of the knowledge that you have gained from this module’s activities, such as contemplations, and your discussions with your peers, to support your views, observations, and findings that you present in your assignment.

Through the end of the module, respond to at least two of your peers’ entries and provide constructive feedback to their postings.

Compare and contrast the initiatives taken by any two schools of your choice. Consider yourself to be a teacher in that school district. Study the strengths and weaknesses of the schools’ district programs, such as the reading programs and the standardized test scores. Create a checklist of factors that are important to ensure the success of multicultural efforts within the classroom.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Compared and contrasted the   initiatives taken by any two schools of your choice.

8

Studied the strengths and   weaknesses of the schools’ district programs, such as the reading programs   and the standardized test scores.

8

Created a checklist   containing at least five factors that are important to ensure the success of   multicultural efforts within the classroom.

8

Reviewed at least two peer   postings and provided constructive feedback.

8

Wrote in a clear, concise,   and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate   representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling,   grammar, and punctuation.

8

Total:

40

PART 2

M7 Assignment 2 Discussion

Assignment 2: Discussion Question

By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question.

Use the Argosy University online library and the Internet to find an example of a school or organization that has successfully implemented multiculturalism. What factors do you think contributed to the success? What were the challenges faced and how were they overcome? What aspects or strategies would you like to apply in your environment?

Support your responses with relevant citations, using proper APA format, both from the course materials, as well as outside resources. All discussion questions should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Be sure to use vocabulary that is relevant to the topic.

Through the end of the module, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Response Criteria

Provided an in-depth   explanation or analysis of subject or topic.

4

Used a clear, logical, and   organized line of reasoning.

4

Provided adequate   justification and evidence that supports the opinion expressed.

4

Wrote in a clear, concise,   and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate   representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar,   and punctuation.

4

Used vocabulary relevant to   the current modules topics.

4

Participation Criteria

Used vocabulary relevant to   the current modules topics.

4

Participated in the   discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification,   providing a point of view with rationale, challenging a point of discussion,   or making a relationship between one or more points of the discussion.

4

Displayed consistent   sensitivity when working with individuals from varied backgrounds.

4

Justified ideas and responses   by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other   references or personal experience.

4

Submitted on time; wrote in a   clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in   accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate   spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

4

Total:

40

PART 3

M8 Assignment 1 Discussion

Assignment 1: Reflective

By the due date assigned, reflect on the biography you wrote at the beginning of this class and answer the following questions.

· Compare and contrast your idea of multicultural education before and after this course. How has it changed?

· How do you think this course has shaped your approach to teaching and learning?

· Early in the course, you identified the diversity and cultural issues that you found yourself struggling with. After completing this course, do you feel you are better equipped to handle these areas?

· What are your key learnings from this course? What did you find most relevant to your work environment?
Post the responses to Doc Sharing.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Compared and contrasted the   idea of multicultural education before and after this course and described   how it has changed.

5

Explained how this course has   shaped approach toward teaching and learning.

5

Expressed confidence to   better handle multiculturalism issues found challenging at the beginning of   the course.

5

Described key learnings from   the course.

5

Described the learning most   relevant to the workplace.

5

Justified ideas and responses   by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other   references or personal experience.

5

Responded to the reflective   of classmates.

5

Submitted on time; wrote in a   clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in   accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate   spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Assignment 1: Analysis: Success Factors for Multiculturalism

By the due date assigned, post your response to this assignment as a Word document to this Discussion Area. Make use of the knowledge that you have gained from this module’s activities, such as contemplations, and your discussions with your peers, to support your views, observations, and findings that you present in your assignment.

Through the end of the module, respond to at least two of your peers’ entries and provide constructive feedback to their postings.

Compare and contrast the initiatives taken by any two schools of your choice. Consider yourself to be a teacher in that school district. Study the strengths and weaknesses of the schools’ district programs, such as the reading programs and the standardized test scores. Create a checklist of factors that are important to ensure the success of multicultural efforts within the classroom.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Compared and contrasted the   initiatives taken by any two schools of your choice.

8

Studied the strengths and   weaknesses of the schools’ district programs, such as the reading programs   and the standardized test scores.

8

Created a checklist   containing at least five factors that are important to ensure the success of   multicultural efforts within the classroom.

8

Reviewed at least two peer   postings and provided constructive feedback.

8

Wrote in a clear, concise,   and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate   representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling,   grammar, and punctuation.

8

Total:

40

PART 2

M7 Assignment 2 Discussion

Assignment 2: Discussion Question

By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question.

Use the Argosy University online library and the Internet to find an example of a school or organization that has successfully implemented multiculturalism. What factors do you think contributed to the success? What were the challenges faced and how were they overcome? What aspects or strategies would you like to apply in your environment?

Support your responses with relevant citations, using proper APA format, both from the course materials, as well as outside resources. All discussion questions should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Be sure to use vocabulary that is relevant to the topic.

Through the end of the module, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Response Criteria

Provided an in-depth   explanation or analysis of subject or topic.

4

Used a clear, logical, and   organized line of reasoning.

4

Provided adequate   justification and evidence that supports the opinion expressed.

4

Wrote in a clear, concise,   and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate   representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar,   and punctuation.

4

Used vocabulary relevant to   the current modules topics.

4

Participation Criteria

Used vocabulary relevant to   the current modules topics.

4

Participated in the   discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification,   providing a point of view with rationale, challenging a point of discussion,   or making a relationship between one or more points of the discussion.

4

Displayed consistent   sensitivity when working with individuals from varied backgrounds.

4

Justified ideas and responses   by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other   references or personal experience.

4

Submitted on time; wrote in a   clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in   accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate   spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

4

Total:

40

PART 3

M8 Assignment 1 Discussion

Assignment 1: Reflective

By the due date assigned, reflect on the biography you wrote at the beginning of this class and answer the following questions.

· Compare and contrast your idea of multicultural education before and after this course. How has it changed?

· How do you think this course has shaped your approach to teaching and learning?

· Early in the course, you identified the diversity and cultural issues that you found yourself struggling with. After completing this course, do you feel you are better equipped to handle these areas?

· What are your key learnings from this course? What did you find most relevant to your work environment?
Post the responses to Doc Sharing.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Compared and contrasted the   idea of multicultural education before and after this course and described   how it has changed.

5

Explained how this course has   shaped approach toward teaching and learning.

5

Expressed confidence to   better handle multiculturalism issues found challenging at the beginning of   the course.

5

Described key learnings from   the course.

5

Described the learning most   relevant to the workplace.

5

Justified ideas and responses   by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other   references or personal experience.

5

Responded to the reflective   of classmates.

5

Submitted on time; wrote in a   clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in   accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate   spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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