Sociocultural Issues Paper

For this paper, you will address an issue of interest to you as reflected in class readings and discussions and reflective of children’s current experiences in the UAE.  You will make comparisons between the UAE and at least 2 other cultural contexts. You may select one of the sociocultural issues listed below or address a different issue in order to meet the paper requirement.   Should you choose a different issue than those listed, please follow-up with your instructor for permission.

 

 

Sleeping arrangements What is best for babies, sleeping alone, or with others? What is an acceptable age for children to be expected to sleep in their own bed? How are young children trained to sleep on their own?
Teasing and bullying How is teasing and bullying defined and tolerated in different cultures? What are the consequences of bullying on young children? How is this issue viewed by parents and handled by educators?
Obesity What are acceptable feeding practices for babies? How important is body image in different cultures? How do we teach children to make healthy choices? Is it acceptable to restrict children’s food intake and how?
Gender roles How do young children become socialized to accept particular gender roles? What is acceptable behavior for young boys versus girls in different cultures?
Physical punishment Is spanking a child harmful? Under what circumstances is it acceptable? What is the difference between spanking and physical abuse? What legal consequences are there for parents?
Child labor At what age is it acceptable for children to work? Under what circumstances should children be able to work, especially when this means they will not get an education?
Relationships between children and their fathers What is the role of a father in child rearing? What effects do a good, poor, or no relationship with one’s father have on child development?
Childcare At what age should children begin going to school, or a childcare facility? What are common childcare options for new mothers? What effects do placing young children in childcare or employing nannies have on their development?
Siblinghood How do families prepare children for siblinghood? What rituals exist for welcoming a baby to the home? How does siblinghood affect child development?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Guidelines

 

  1. Provide an introduction stating the importance of the sociocultural issue and why you were interested in the topic.

 

  1. Describe the issue. Reference theories and examples to explain its importance as it relates to children and their development.

 

  1. Discuss the issue from:
  1. the perspective of UAE culture -What practices are usual in the UAE.
  2. compare the UAE practices to that of at least 2 other cultures; what are the similarities or differences based on comparisons to the other cultures.

 

  1. As a result of your research, what are some possible recommendations that you may give for use with family, community, and school/classroom (make reference to relevant reading).

 

  1. The paper should be typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, and should be no more/no less than 4 pages in length (not including title page and references).

 

  1. Cite the sources of theories, terms, concepts, ideas where appropriate in the text and in the reference list at the end of the paper, using APA referencing style.

 

 

NOTE: In order to earn 40 points, you must demonstrate exemplary work on this paper. This is an out-of-class assignment that will provide the opportunity for you to relate class and textbook information with the real-world experiences of children.

 

Be sure to include your cover page with ZU logo, ECE 207, Socio Cultural Paper, Your name, ID number, Course Instructor/Professor Name, and Spring 2018

 

You must submit it on-line on the BB and bring a hard copy of the paper with you to class.

 

 

Student Name: ________________________________________                                                                     Grade: ___________________________________

Date:                     ________________________________________

 

 

Rating Indicator Exemplary

(A) 90-100

Accomplished

(A-/B+/B) 89-89

Developing

(B-/C+/C) 79-70

Beginning

C-/D+/D) 69-60

Unsatisfactory

(F) 0-59

Paper addresses the issue as it relates to the UAE culture

 

20%

Paper thoroughly addresses all relevant issue and makes numerous applications to the UAE culture. Paper appropriately addresses most relevant issue and provide many applications to the UAE culture Paper addresses few relevant issue and provide few applications to the UAE culture. Paper addresses the issue at a surface level  and does not make  adequate application to the UAE culture. Paper does not accurately address the issue nor make any application to the UAE culture.
Paper makes effectively accurate comparison to at least 2 other cultures

 

 

20%

Paper thoroughly addresses comparison to at least 2 other cultures and numerous appropriate examples are provided. Paper makes effective comparison to that of 2 other cultures and many appropriate examples are provided. Paper makes comparison to that of 2 other cultures or cultures but few examples are provided. Paper makes comparison to that of at least 1 other culture but examples provided are not accurate Paper does not make accurate comparison to another culture or cultures.
Paper addresses the issue referencing theories and examples to explain its significance to child development.

 

 

20%

Paper thoroughly addresses issue, with numerous references to theories and examples to explain its significance to child development

 

Paper effectively address the issue with many references to theories and examples to explain its significance to child development

 

 

Paper effectively address the issue with few references to theories and examples to explain its significance to child development or   references incorrect theory. Paper addresses the issue at a surface level but does not reference   theories nor examples to explain its significance to child development, or if provided it is inaccurate Paper does not address the issue nor reference theories and examples to explain its significance to child development, or if provided, it is inappropriate

 

Paper provides possible recommendations towards influencing change and positively affecting children’s development.

 

25%

Paper thoroughly addresses multiple recommendations towards influencing change and positively effecting children’s development. Paper provides some recommendations towards influencing change and positively affecting children’s development.

 

Paper provides some recommendations towards influencing change and positively affecting children’s development but not all recommendations are appropriate.

 

Paper provides few recommendations towards influencing change and positively affecting children’s development and most

recommendations are inappropriate.

Paper does not provide recommendations towards influencing change and positively affecting children’s development, or if provided, recommendations are inappropriate.
Writing

 

 

15%

Few if any errors (3 or fewer) and paper is well organized and carefully written.  Provides an appropriate introduction. Minimal errors (6 or fewer) that do not impact the reader’s understanding of the message conveyed; paper demonstrates organization and it is easy to follow.  Provides an appropriate introduction.

 

Some errors (12 or  more) that do not impact the reader’s understanding of the message conveyed; paper demonstrates organization and it is easy to follow.  Provides an introduction that is somewhat unfocused. Many errors (15 or more) that impacts the reader’s understanding of the message conveyed; paper demonstrates lack of organization and is sometimes difficult to follow.  Provides an introduction that mostly lacks direction. Multiple errors (more than 15) that impact the reader’s understanding of the message conveyed; paper lacks organization and is consistently difficult to follow. Provides an introduction that lacks direction.
Resources

 

 

5%

All sources cited to support claims. Paper meets APA standards. Some sources cited to support claims. Paper meets APA standards. Few sources cited to support claims. Paper meets APA standards. Few sources cited to support claims and paper does not meet APA standards. No source cited to support claims. Paper does not meet APA standards.

 

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