Collins, T. L. (2014). Into the west. North Mankato, MN: Capstone Press. Into the West is a great book to use in this unit because it focuses on not just what happened during the U.S. westward expansion but also the causes and effects of it. For the unit, it would show students not only what happened, but the effects of the expansion west.
In my opinion, in order to understand how socioeconomic status of Hispanics affects the quality of health care, more research still needs to be conducted. This research should be a collaboration between Hispanic communities and researchers, which would build trust and potentially increase sample sizes. Future studies should also take into consideration the cultural variety of Hispanic population. For example, current federal standards require federal agencies use Hispanic or Latino term. Hispanics are identified by Spanish surname, Spanish origin, Spanish language and birthplace in a Latin American country.
As visitors from all over the world come to Expo 17’, it is important to prove that Canada is a diverse and accepting country. The inclusion of minority groups as a theme for an exhibit would further expose the fact of Canada being a diverse and accepting nation. Visitors of my exhibit will leave with a unique experience, which will be remarkably distinct from the other potential exhibits. My exhibit will not just provide information about minority groups but will also allow visitors to encounter the journey and struggles of people of minority. My design equally includes opportunities for visitors to learn, think, and experience.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, before I deliver my words to you, I would like to say that it is a truly honor to be given the privilege to speak not only for my community, but for the Hispanic community as a whole. Once again, thank you for welcoming me to this meeting. As some of you may or may not know there has been an innumerable amount of controversy involving the Hispanic community in the past decade. As a representative of my community I would like to address our fears and concerns before you. Consequently, following former president Barack Obama the statistics pertaining to deportation of Hispanic immigrants have drastically increased.
October 14, 2015 Dr. Jennifer Retherford 315 John D. Tickle Building Knoxville, TN 37996 Dr. Retherford: First and foremost, thank you for your comments on my draft of Written Assignment 02 before I officially submitted the document. I found your commentary to be very beneficial because it demonstrated skills of specifically what to look for when reviewing a technical document. I took your remarks into consideration when submitting WA02, but more so during this written assignment as they taught me how to practically break down my paragraphs and sentence structure in order to fortify my paper in addition to what my sources taught. In my WA02 the two principles I was to demonstrate through my writing were “Making Transitions” and “Designing
In the reading, “(Re)constructing Latinidad: The challenge of Latina/o studies.” it explains the challenge that is, defining what it is to be a Latino in America. In the reading, it gives reasons as to why there is a challenge, examples include how diverse the Latino community is in America and how others in America perceive the Latino community. After reading the article, I saw two main ideas that Aparicio had and they were; redefining what it means to be Latino in America and to show that there are issues in the Latino community that need to be addressed. Then I will provide my reaction based on the ideas I got out of the reading. The first main idea from the reading was redefining what it means to be Latino in America.
Population First, because my research was focused on understanding the portrayal of Native Americans, it was important to get the perspective from Native Americans themselves. The opinions of a sample of Native students were collected as a way to begin answering these questions and to provide a basis for further research. The population for this research was ten native students recruited from the Speel-Ya program and by email invitation at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. I introduced myself to them at one of the Speel-Ya meetings. To protect their identities, I decided to give them pseudonyms.
The European Union (EU) is an alliance of fifteen independent states based on the European Communities, initiated to enhance political, economic and social co-operation among European nations. EU is the result of the initial cooperation and integration between six countries, namely Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxemburg and the Netherlands. The main mission of the EU is to establish coherent relationships between the member states and their people on the basis of solidarity. Moreover, one of the main objectives of the EU is to promote economical and social growth and this has been somewhat achieved thus far through the creation of a single market in 1993 as well as the single currency in 1999. Introducing a European citizenship, as well
This political attitude favors immigration and makes the racial and cultural identity of immigrants an important factor at least for voting exploitation. Due to the huge number of immigrants settled in western societies the last decade, States are forced to implement policies for a gradual racial and political convergence and affiliation . According to the European Consortium for Political Research workshops in 2007 at Helsinki about Political Representation of Immigrants and Minorities, liberal democracies must be emphasized in a strategic perspective toward minority representation, from voter preferences to parliamentary behavior. More specifically it focus on the growing politicization of ethnicity in these democracies, which they explain as “the emergence of ethnic minorities as political actors – as community activists, voters, candidates, and increasingly, as elected representatives – who at least to some extent express their ethnicity through their political projects.” Subsequently the different policy objectives of minorities strengthens pluralism and diversity and undermines state unity. Each ethnic minority group serves selfish interests which do not promote the assimilation and the acceptance of the new national identity of the host
This piece analyzes three case studies and focuses on a look at critical intercultural communication pedagogy and cosmopolitanism pedagogy, supporting the idea that all participants in the learning environment can act as both the instructor and the learner. The first case study uses empirical methods to analyze Hostelling International-Chicago and the effectiveness of intercultural programs and activities made available to underserved students in the greater Chicago area in an effort to foster CICP and encourage participants to embrace and engage difference and broaden their perspectives (Sobre-Denton 2017). The second case study also used empirical methods and looks at Space2Cre8, a social networking platform designed to connect middle and high school students to international peers, with the objective for students to learn from one another in this intercultural pedagogical space (Sobre-Denton, 2017). This case study provides a great example of virtual cosmopolitanism as well as CICP. The final and third case study presented in this publication focuses on Sobre-Denton’s (2017) autoethnographic account of shifting the focus of a course to a CICP from
Ethnoracial equality is a concept that is being explored in the book as it explores the struggle in the United States to accept the incorporation of historically disadvantaged immigrant groups. The future of their incorporation is dependent on their representation and participation in relation to their coalition building in the fight for ethnoracial incorporation. The book examines post-1965 immigration and the ways immigration has evolved the demographics of the United States. The book primarily focuses on the recent immigration of minorities and their political incorporation as well as their history of racial segregation in conjunction with ethnoracial politics. The book provides a clear discussion of immigration, race, and ethnicity.
One of my closest friends, Ellen Gates Starr, and I have pondered on the idea of naming one of the many settlement houses to be named the “Hull House” where it would be located in Chicago and also provide such services to those in nearby communities and neighborhoods as well. The many goals of this settlement house would be to “assimilate and ease the transition of immigrants into the labor force by teaching them middle class American values” and “…provide social services to families who are unable to afford daycare centers and various necessities”. Following the opening of numerous settlement houses, I would guarantee you that I will express my journey and findings in a book to which I would name “Twenty Years at Hull House”.
Meetings – Attending meetings to identify areas of development, strength and weaknesses relating to job role. Mentors – They put you through the right career pathway. Observation – My Manager or coordinator can observe my work, gives me one-on-one appraisal and also advise me on any concern and support on how to
At my high school, most people believe that being Hispanic means you are from Mexico. As an officer in my school’s Hispanic Society, I work to educate fellow students that being Hispanic includes many nationalities and cultures. Both of my parents are from Guatemala, and my Hispanic heritage is strong. This is why I participate in Hispanic Society. Our missions are to educate others on the Latino cultures; to represent fellow Hispanic students when issues come before school administrators; and to facilitate community service efforts.
The interview questions were based on the “six characteristics of a discourse community according to John Swales” (Swales, 1990) as well as “the chacteristics of an activity system according to Elizabeth Wardle and Donna Kain” (Donna Kain, 2014). During, the interview many of the questions allowed for further discussion to take place about each individual characteristic of the community and how that characteristic benefits the community. Similiarily, in the interview other topics were discussed such as events that were going to take place in the community and how those events connected with the “ motives of the association” (Donna Kain, 2014). The interview was conducted like a conversation to easily receive information concerning the characteristics of an activity system or discourse community. The readings contributed to the interview as well by defining the characteristics to make it easier for the interviewee to understand the different concepts being discussed.