Diversity has become an important topic of conversation among members of the education profession, as well as an issue that presents great concern within other areas, professions, and fields of study. While diversity is a multi-tiered entity with multiple elements including but not limited to socio-economic, gender, sexual orientation, religious, physical differences, and cultural intricacies, perhaps the most inclusive of the composition of diversity is that of race and ethnical diversity in regards to a variety of aspects, but none so dramatic as that of the educational process and educational system in general (Jorgan & Ross-Vega, 2010). In addition to the entity known as diversity, an increasingly trending topic of interest, the research has been presented the opportunity to live in what most experts within the context of diversity would consider and refer to as a vapidly diverse geographic location. The location in question is the region known as Appalachia, more specific, Central Appalachia, and within its population of citizens, it has a minute percentage of those that would be categorized as racial minorities. In putting this into context to location would include, African Americans, Hispanics, First Generation Americans(Native Americans), Asian, bi-racial, an d those whom identify themselves as multiracial or considered “other” (Pollard, 2004).
In addition to elements of diversity, primarily narrowing on the racial/ethnicity aspect as a major piece of this proposed topic of research, the outreach of involvement in extra curricula activities such as sports, choir, band, and various clubs and its impact on minority student achievement is a second piece of the proposed research. Are there connections between m...
... middle of paper ...
...n skills of
Candidate teachers in term of playing sports or not. Science, Movement, and
Health, 7(2), 118-121.
Lohman, J. (2010). Comparing no child left behind and race to the top. OLR Research Report,
McBride, A. (2006). Brown v. board of education (1954). Landmark Cases, Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/landmark_brown.html
U.S. Census Bureau, (2011). Census bureau releases 2010 census demographics profiles
For the District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Main, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina,
Tennessee and West Virginia. Retrieved from website: http://www.centus.gov./
Wisker, G. (2007). Postgraduate research handbook: Succeed with your ma, mphil, edd and phd . (2 ed.). Brighton, England: Palgrave Macmillan.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Relate aspects of culture to teaching and learning. Give examples of how to create a cohesive learning community. Culture is “The knowledge, values, attitudes and traditions that guide the behavior of a group of people and allow them to solve the problems of leaving in the environment” (Woolfolk, 2013, p. 206). Knowing what culture is, I will relate these aspects into teaching and learning the following way: In the U.S. classrooms, we face diversity everyday. As teachers we should recognize all of the aspects of multicultural diversity and try to see the positive way of it, to see all the students as unique individuals that have their own values and deserve all the respect and understandi... [tags: cohesive, community, diversity]
635 words (1.8 pages)
- With the concept of multicultural education programs becoming more popular, educators are seeking new ways to present diversity into their school community, classrooms, and lesson plans. According to Birkel (2000), multicultural education is, first of all, education concerned with the teaching/learning processes and the acceptance and appreciation of diversity. Culturally relevant teaching practices give students the opportunity to learn in ways that are affirming, validating, and connected to their interests and backgrounds (Ladson-Billings, 1994).... [tags: school community,multicultural education,diversity]
987 words (2.8 pages)
- Kids these days have a bad rap. Adults who don’t regularly interact with high school students may only see the negative side of the adolescents in their community. In fact, “sixty-one percent of American adults are convinced that today’s youth face a crisis in their values and morals, look at teenagers with misgiving and view them as undisciplined, disrespectful, and unfriendly” (Latham, 2003). One way to help change the attitudes of adults and also encourage youth personal development is service learning programs in local communities.... [tags: community service,youth development,diversity]
1384 words (4 pages)
- The diversity of an organization’s workforce and taking affirmative steps to attract, develop and retain diverse employees has become an essential component to business success. It is to encourage managers to use all resources when recruiting to enhance the cultural diversity in their work place as “dynamic atmosphere of collaboration”. Ethic represents the principles by which people distinguish what is morally right. “Diversity is characteristics of individuals that shape their identities and the experience they have in society” (Certo, 2010, p.117) Workplace diversity is similarities and differences among employees in terms of age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities,... [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
1199 words (3.4 pages)
- ... Arriving at Rutgers University, I found some friends who were always able to afford the things they wanted and I also found friends who studied day and night to earn a scholarship and come to college. This opened my eyes to how privileged I was and how I had taken for grants all the privileges I had been given. The diverse socio-economic community at Rutgers University inspired me to work harder and strive to earn scholarships and ease the burden, of paying for college, that my mom carries. After noticing the various socio-economic groups, I began to develop a new perception of the world, all the while taking notice of the perceptual diversity that accompanied Rutgers University.... [tags: Mind, Thought, Social class, Perception]
722 words (2.1 pages)
- A. Introduction The purpose of therapeutic recreation is to enable all individuals to achieve quality of life and optimal health through meaningful experiences in recreation and leisure. In this paper the definition of therapeutic recreation will be discussed as well as what should be included in the definition and what should be rejected. This definition will mainly focus on health and use the Health Promotion Model to further explain my choice to focus on health and well-being. I will also be discussing the importance of inclusion in therapeutic recreation for different learning styles in many environments, and the significance of diversity in the community and what we hope to achieve by... [tags: Learning styles, Kinesthetic learning, Learning]
1205 words (3.4 pages)
- Each person has his or her own style of learning. Learning styles include visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. In the questionnaire, I learned that I am very much a visual learner. This reflection will show what I have learned about my unique learning style and how understanding learning styles of the children I teach will be helpful as I become a teacher. Without realizing it, I learned about what a visual learner is and methods I used in school to make sense of the knowledge I obtained. According to Judie Haynes (2009), a visual learner is able to learn best by seeing or observing and includes examples of using computer graphics, cartoons, posters, diagrams, graphic organizers, text with pic... [tags: Education, Learning, Kinesthetic learning]
999 words (2.9 pages)
- A major issue for today’s colleges and universities is the increased diversity of students. Thoroughly define the term ‘diversity’. Also, discuss the implications that this increased diversity has for college and university academic and/or administrative leaders. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (2016), the definition of diversity is, the condition of having or being composed of differing elements, variety; especially the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.... [tags: Education, Higher education, Cultural diversity]
1183 words (3.4 pages)
- ... It is not the lack of ability to learn, but the power to perform with creativity. The inability to learn is when you reach a point in life where you are unable to learn, and you give up, that is not the case with willed not learning. What is “creative maladjustment”. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “The salvation of the world lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” To me it means to find a creative way to adapt to my own particular maladjustment to the nature of society, and learning how others are affected by those systems, and turn the injustices into positive action.... [tags: Education, Psychology, Learning, Knowledge]
825 words (2.4 pages)
- Diversity Behavior is best defined as the unique behaviors, emotions and thought processes of an individual including the way that he or she interacts with others. While much of behavior may be thought to be innate, there are also external factors that can impact an individual's behavior. These factors have diversity and demographic characteristics; four of these factors will be discussed in this paper and the impact each has on individuals will be shown. Religion, personality traits, age and gender are thought to have the greatest impacts and therefore providing the best opportunity for discussion.... [tags: Diversity Culture People]
1125 words (3.2 pages)