Final Project Rough Draft (Optional)
For the Final Project, you will synthesize the knowledge you have gained about diversity throughout this course and use it to make recommendations to professionals who work with children and adolescents. You have chosen one diversity topic on which to focus for your paper. Consider what factors related to diversity professionals should consider when communicating, instructing, and supporting the development of children and adolescents.
- Consider the role of diversity in childhood and adolescence and how individual characteristics of diversity could positively or negatively impact development and learning.
- Revisit your approved topic from Week 2, along with the resources developed throughout the course, as the focus of your paper.
- Consider the constituencies to which social change can be applied.
Submit an 8- to 10-page paper on the topic approved in Week 2 using the resources developed in the course. Develop recommendations for professionals (e.g., teachers, counselors, social workers, or other professionals) who will be working with children or adolescents in a variety of capacities. Be sure to include the impact of the environment in which these professionals will be working (e.g., classroom setting, neighborhood, community mental health). Be sure to remember that any one characteristic does not operate in a vacuum. Therefore, include and discuss how other characteristics of diversity impact your main topic for this population.
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rubric for project
Final Project Submission Rubric
(175 points possible)
Paper demonstrates an excellent understanding of all of the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper provides significant detail, including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other sources, and discerning ideas.
Paper demonstrates a good understanding of most of the concepts and key points presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper includes moderate detail, evidence from the readings, and discerning ideas.
Paper demonstrates a fair understanding of the concepts and key points as presented in the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper may be lacking in detail and specificity and/or may not include sufficient pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.
Paper demonstrates poor understanding of the concepts and key points of the text/s and Learning Resources. Paper is missing detail and specificity and/or does not include any pertinent examples or provide sufficient evidence from the readings.
(75 possible points)
Paper is well organized, uses scholarly tone, follows APA style, uses original writing and proper paraphrasing, contains very few or no writing and/or spelling errors, and is fully consistent with graduate-level writing style. Paper contains multiple, appropriate and exemplary sources expected/required for the assignment.
Paper is mostly consistent with graduate-level writing style. Paper may have some small or infrequent organization, scholarly tone, or APA style issues, and/or may contain a few writing and spelling errors, and/or somewhat fewer than the expected number of or type of sources.
Paper is somewhat below graduate-level writing style, with multiple smaller or a few major problems. Paper may be lacking in organization, scholarly tone, APA style, and/or contain many writing and/or spelling errors, or shows moderate reliance on quoting vs. original writing and paraphrasing. Paper may contain inferior resources (number or quality).
Paper is well below graduate-level writing style expectations for organization, scholarly tone, APA style, and writing, or relies excessively on quoting. Paper may contain few or no quality resources.
Total Score (250 possible points):