Latina/Gender relations/school acheivement/poverty

Latina/Gender relations/school acheivement/poverty

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Discipline Other

Assignment type : Essay



  1. GENDER: what are some of the demographic traits of Latinas? How are they doing in the labor market? What kinds of jobs do they have? Can we apply concepts like marianismo to them? For a good summary on Puerto Rican women see Toro-Morn & Garcia, Gendered Fault Lines (in our class website under course documents). A great book on Central American women is Fragmented ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America, by Cecilia Menjivar. Also, the book written by Gina Perez is a great account on how Puerto Rican women adjusted to life in Chicago (The Near Northwest Side Story, Migration, Displacement and Puerto Rican Families).
  2. How important is fluency in English in the school experience of Latino children? What are the best programs or strategies to help those who are Limited English Proficient (LEP’s) ? For example, should programs be developed to maintain the child’s native language while learning English (additive approach) or should they emphasize that students be transitioned as soon as possible to the monolingual program (subtractive approach). Explain the differences between developmental and transitional bilingual education.

Using a combination of primary sources and websites (some are listed below), demonstrate your understanding of both the argument for and against bilingual education. What does the research say about the effectiveness of bilingual education? Is the “English Only” movement an example of linguicism? Use a minimum of three sources to support each side of the argument (a total of six sources). If you need locating more sources please contact the multicultural studies librarian at 229-6613. Also, the publication “Education Week” has some good articles on language learners. For example, read the article “Momentum builds for Dual Language Learning” (March 23, 2012).

Websites for Assignment 2:

ARTICLE available on website: “Immersion, not Submersion” (reviews evidence on effectiveness of Proposition 227 in California). Also “Lecture notes on Bilingual Education” and “Confronting the Crisis in Literacy”

These two books can be purchased and contain great material:

Crawford, J. English Learners in American Classrooms: 101 Questions, 101 Answers

Crawford, J. At War With Diversity: US Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety

If you are interested in other topics in education, for example national trends in youth literacy, read the article “Confronting the Crisis in Literacy” (under “Course Documents”).

Note: The second paper should be of a theoretical nature, that is, based on examining an issue (e.g., Latino poverty, school achievement, gender relations, employment) in light of the existing research literature. The second paper should be of 10-15 pages in length (not including references) and is due on Friday, December 15. Students are allowed and encouraged to collaborate in producing written assignments (but additional length or number of pages will be expected)

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Academic Level: –

Volume of 8 pages (2200 words)

Type of service: Custom writing


Social Movement

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Discipline Sociology

Assignment type : Essay 


Over the course of the last two or three years, the media as reported on a number of incidences of collective behavior around the world. Collective behavior appears in 3 forms: crowd behavior, mass behavior, and social movements. We have watched the news coverage of over-zealous fans celebrating their team’s victory turning in a destructive mob. We’ve seen reports of riots and protests in response to some injustice act or actions where people have taken a stance to say enough is enough. Some collective behaviors have enough momentum to evolve into social movements instituting social change on national and/or international level. But how and why?

Ralph Turner and Lewis Killian’s Emergent Norm theory states that there are a number of factors that may motivate people to participate in collective behavior. While some are temporary and seem to disband as quickly as they appear, others give birth to social movements. However, the underlying assumption is that a group is guided by norms (shared cultural expectations for behavior) that emerge in response to a situation, and as a result, the behavior of those in the crowd is structured to fit within the collective action (Ferris and Stein 2016).

In this assignment you are being asked to select a social movement that has occurred within the last 15 years in America and answer the questions below.

Derek Siver’s TEDTalk suggests, it only takes one to “set it off” and a social movement is born. Who or what event was the spark that would later lead to the social movement you selected?

Describe the crowd behavior sparked by the event or situation in question 1, that is believed to be ground zero of the movement you have selected.

What mass behavior was triggered by the crowd behavior at ground zero? What were the shared cultural expectations of those who participated in the mass behavior?

Describe the stages in the development of the social movement you have selected. How does the relative deprivation theory to platform of the social movement you have selected?

Format APA

Academic Level: Undergraduate/Bachelor

Volume of 3 pages (825 words)

Type of service: Custom writing

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