Learner Diversity and Educational Philosophy

Learner Diversity and Educational Philosophy
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Learner Diversity and Educational Philosophy Scoring Guide.
APA style and formatting.
Many of our discussions and readings have been related in one way or another to diversity in our society and in educational settings. In some cases, traditional philosophies have been used to help educators understand diversity and attempt to reach learners equitably. For example, the philosophy most associated with conservative ideology (Idealism) has been promoted as a desirable way to reach all students equitably and without bias. On the other hand, questions and issues related to human diversity have raised new sentiments and ideas, and have resulted in reexamination of educational philosophies.
Here, we will draw on philosophical ideas as practitioners and scholars to help us understand the challenges and opportunities of diversity.
In this assignment, you will find and critique a scholarly paper related to educational philosophy and diversity. You are required to use and cite scholarly resources either from the course readings or from alternative sources. Resources and citations should be formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
Your paper of approximately 7001000 words (not including cover page and references) will include the following components:
Overview and introduction
Discussion of diversity as discussed in the article
Analysis of the philosophical perspectives advocated or otherwise discussed in the article
Summary of implications for a specific educational setting
Conclusions and recommendations
A list of possible resources and readings is provided, however you may find your own peer-reviewed, scholarly article using the Capella library.
The article you choose may or may not discuss a specific educational philosophy explicitlyin such a case it will be up to you to carefully critique it in light of philosophy. Do choose an article that discusses a diversity issue explicitly. The list of several suggested articles follow a range of ideologies and views. You may choose one of these, find your own from the online journal links at the bottom of the list, or conduct a search of the Capella library. If you do choose your own article keep in mind that it must be scholarly and from a peer-reviewed journal.
Antrop-Gonzalez and De Jesus, 2006, \”Toward a theory of critical care in urban small school reform: examining structures and pedagogies of caring in two Latino community-based schools.\”
Banks, Cookson, Gay, et al., 2001, \”Diversity within unity: Essential principles for teaching and learning in a multicultural society.\”
Dantley\’s 2005 article, \”African American spirituality and Cornel West\’s notions of prophetic pragmatism: Restructuring educational leadership in American urban schools.\”
Enslin, Pendlebury, & Tjiattas, 2001, \”Deliberative democracy: diversity and the challenges of citizenship education.\”
Nicholson\’s 1998 article, \”Three views of philosophy and multiculturalism: Searle, Rorty, and Taylor.\”
Papa Stephanous 2005 article, \”Globalization.\”
Stitzlein\’s 2004 article, \”Replacing the \”view from nowhere\”: A pragmatist-feminist science classroom.\”
U.S. Department of Education, 2006, \”A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education.\”
You are also invited to choose your own article to critique in light of diversity and educational philosophy. However it must be a scholarly, peer-reviewed article. Other suitable articles might be found in the following locations:
The Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society\’s Philosophical Studies in Education.

Learner Diversity and Educational Philosophy Scoring Guide
Due Date: End of Unit 9.
Percentage of Course Grade: 20%.
CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
Critique a scholarly article related to educational diversity from the perspective of one or more educational philosophies.
25% Does not critique a scholarly article related to educational diversity from the perspective of educational philosophy. Provides a partial critique of a scholarly article related to educational diversity from the perspective of one or more educational philosophies. Critiques a scholarly article related to educational diversity from the perspective of one or more educational philosophies. Critiques a scholarly article related to educational diversity through a comparison of at least two educational philosophies, providing specific details and supporting materials.
Analyze diversity issues in terms of implications for a specific educational setting or for a specific population of learners.
25% Does not analyze diversity issues in terms of implications for a specific educational setting or a specific population of learners. Describes but does not analyze diversity issues in terms of implications for a specific educational setting or a specific population of learners. Analyzes diversity issues in terms of implications for a specific educational setting or a specific population of learners. Analyzes diversity issues in terms of implications for a specific educational setting or a specific population of learners; providing specific details and supporting evidence from additional peer-reviewed literature.
Communicate in a scholarly, professional manner consistent with expectations for graduate-level learners.
25% Fails to communicate in a scholarly, professional manner that is consistent with expectations for graduate-level learners. Communicates in a manner that is well-developed, but lacks organization, scholarly voice, and/or grammatical, mechanical, or APA consistency. Communicates in a scholarly, professional manner consistent with expectations for graduate-level learners Communicates in a scholarly, professional manner and exceeds standard expectations for graduate-level learners.
Write in adherence to APA format with work free of grammatical and mechanical errors that distract from the overall message. Cite and provide references for scholarly resources.
25% Does not write in adherence to APA format with work free of grammatical and mechanical errors that distract from the overall message, or does not cite and provide references for scholarly resources. Includes some writing errors in APA formatting and reference citations, or includes numerous grammatical and mechanical errors that distract from the overall message. Writes in adherence to APA format with work free of significant grammatical and mechanical errors that distract from the overall message. Cites and provides references for scholarly resources. Writes without significant grammatical and mechanical errors that distract from the overall message. Adheres to APA format, cites, and provides references for a comprehensive list of scholarly resources.

Using the APA Manual
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