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WEEK 5 APPLICATION ASSIGNMENT 2: MAJOR ASSESSMENT: DIVERSITY TRENDS IN EDUCATION

WEEK 5 APPLICATION ASSIGNMENT 2: MAJOR ASSESSMENT: DIVERSITY TRENDS IN EDUCATION

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This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of the assigned resources for this week. To view this week's media resources, please use the streaming media player below.
Required Readings
Course Text: Bucher, R. D. (2015). Diversity consciousness: Opening our minds to people, cultures, and opportunities (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
 
Chapter 5, "Communicating in a Diverse World"
Chapter 7, "Teamwork"
Media
Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (n.d.). Microaggressions [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.eduNote: The approximate length of this media piece is 22 minutes.Dr. Derald Wing Sue describes his work on "microaggressions," unintentional and unconscious ways of communicating often founded in misunderstandings that subtly insult or attack another individual.
 
Optional Resources
Article: Dessel, A. (2010). Prejudice in schools: Promotion of an inclusive culture and climate. Education and Urban Society, 42(4), 407–429.Retrieved from the Walden Library using SAGE Premier 2010.
 
 
 
 
Week 5 Application Assignment 2: Major Assessment: Diversity Trends in Education
Last week, you chose an educational trend and began to research its potential impact on diverse populations. This week, you will complete a 5- to 7-page paper in which you will address the following:
Define and explain the educational trend you chose as it currently exists. Include the demographic or target groups that are impacted by this trend, and to what extent diversity is addressed or is not addressed in this trend.
Predict what you foresee happening in the next 5, 10, or 20 years with this educational trend. Will diversity and diversity consciousness be important to the group of people involved in this educational trend?
Describe at least two challenges for addressing diversity in the context of this educational trend.
Use at least five outside sources as well as concepts from the text to support your ideas. The following is a suggested organizational format for your paper:
Introduction
 
Attention-getter
Summary of topic
Thesis statement: This should include the topic and how this trend will impact people, schools, or organizations in the future (5–20 years).
Body Paragraph #1
 
Transition or topic sentence
Example
Supporting research
Commentary
Body Paragraph #2
 
Transition or topic sentence
Example
Supporting research
Commentary
Body Paragraph #3
 
Transition or topic sentence
Example
Supporting research
Commentary
Conclusion
 
Transition or topic sentence
Restated thesis statement
Summary of the paper's key points
The final paper needs to be correctly formatted according to APA style and should include at least five in-text citations and references. Two of the references can be from websites; at least three must be from the Walden Library.
This assignment represents your Major Assessment for this course and addresses the BS in Educational Studies program Learning Outcome, "Evaluate the potential impact of educational programs and practices on diverse populations."


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