Define culture and diversity


As the United States becomes more culturally diverse, it is important for educators to reflect on their own identities and learn more about the diverse backgrounds of the students, colleagues, and parents they will work with in the school community.

In this task you will discuss your own experiences and personal diversity framework. You may choose to respond to the requirements below in a written format or in the form of a multimedia presentation.


Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.

A. Define culture and diversity.

B. Identify four aspects of diversity that have influenced your personal identity.

Note: You may use pictures or images to help you illustrate the four aspects of diversity, but images are not required. If you do use them, be sure to cite a source or indicate that you created the image yourself.

1. Choose one of the four aspects of diversity identified in part B and do the following:

a. Explain how one observable characteristic of culture is used to express this aspect of diversity.

b. Explain how one non-observable characteristic of culture is used to express this aspect of diversity.

Note: See the attached “Iceberg Model of Culture” for common characteristics of culture and to identify observable and non-observable categories.

C. Describe a personal experience you had with a person or group of people from a different culture or diversity framework.

1. Explain how a personal or social barrier to diversity was a part of the experience described in part C.

2. Explain how your awareness of diversity has expanded.

D. Identify a key concept or topic in diversity education.

1. Explain why it is important for educators to be knowledgeable about this concept or topic.

E. Discuss three reasons why it is important for educators to continue learning about diversity issues throughout their careers.

F. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

Absolutely no plagiarism and must use In-text citation please be sure to add reference page


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