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n this paper, you will synthesize your own K-12 schooling experiences with course themes related to diversity, philosophy of
education, identity, language, theories of learning, OR any other course themes (see menu of themes below).
Write a 5-6 page paper based on your own K-12 School experiences
Pick a 2-3 themes (SEE MENU OF THEMES BELOW) that relate to your own K-12 experiences or to any educational experiences you
Write about your experience using relevant peer-reviewed to support your analysis. Connect concrete details to course themes. Explain how your details connect to the course themes.
Cite at least SIX academic articles found using USF library database for your search.
( https://lib.usf.edu/library-research/databases/ )
For BETTER support, cite other materials ( videos, documentaries). The more
connections, the better! The paper should balance your personal K-12 narrative with academic sources to support your argument.
APA is required. Use Purdue Owl APA guide to help with in-text and reference list.
Include a paragraph (300 words) in which you reflect on:
o How have the themes of multiculturalism and diversity made you think differently about your own K-12 experience?
Format: Times New Roman, 12 point-font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, no cover pager required, include reference list.
This assignment assesses the following Gen Ed Student Learning Outcomes for Human and Cultural Diversity
Analyze how diversity affects interactions with major societal institutions (such as health care, criminal justice, education, employment,
voting, military) from contemporary and/or historical perspectives. (HCD Student Learning Outcome)
Demonstrate the ability to see issues from the perspective(s) of other groups/cultures by describing the values and communication styles
found in groups different from one’s own and the way in which those differences can affect styles of verbal and nonverbal
communication. (HCD Student Learning Outcome)
MENU OF THEMES:
Goals of Multicultural Education
Philosophies of Education
Banks’ Dimensions of Multicultural Education
Haberman “Pedagogyof Poverty”
v. “Good Teaching”
AdditiveV. SubtractiveSchoolingfor ELLs
Race/ Gender as asocial construction
Tenets of Critical RaceTheory
“Silenced” voices in the
Standardized Testing– impact
Curriculumand Student Lives
Elements of Culture
International or Communicative
Useof Students’ first language
Theories of Learning
Ethic of Care(Nel Noddings)