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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning
Submitted by: McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions on Dec 11, 2008
Date Last Modified: Dec 11, 2008
Title: Sociological Foundations Supporting the Study of Cultural Diversity
Description: This assignment explores some of the barriers facing low-income cultural and linguistic minority youth to educational equality.
Type of Task: Individual
Time Required 60 Minutes
Topics: Diversity and Culture: Today's Diverse World
Course: Student Success
Audience: College General Ed
Learning Objectives: Define race, culture, and ethnicity and explain the importance of understanding today's culturally diverse world.
Technical Notes: Author Mary Jean Pace
Text of Learning Exercise: Alternative Solutions: Read the research report by Hugh Mehan entitled Sociological Foundations Supporting the Study of Cultural Diversity accessed at http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/pubs/ncrcdsll/rr1.htm. Identify some of the barriers facing low-income cultural and linguistic minority youth to educational equality. After receiving permission, conduct an interview with an English language learner (ELL) student or acquaintance concerning his/her educational experiences since arrival in the United States. Using an example of an educational barrier the ELL faced, write an alternative solution for a successful educational experience. Share your writing with your classmates on the discussion board.
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