How are these values similar or different from those of your own family/culture?

This assignment is divided into three parts.

In Part A, you will be collecting materials pertaining to the culture and ethnicity of the family you are interviewing.

In Part B, you will visit a family to collect data about parenting practices and interview the family about their culture and ethnic background.

In Part C you will write a paper which will make use of the information collected in Parts A and B. You will also include reflection about the experiences you had while doing the project and please be sure to include information from your research and if that information lined up with what the family said. The following few paragraphs give you detailed information about each part of the project. The subsequent paragraphs give you information about how to write the paper.

Part A

Read at least five books and five journal articles on child development practices/ parenting practices in a culture of your choice (different from your own). Your selection of research must include the following:

Select two pieces of children’s literature on that culture and analyze what you learned about families, children, values and cultural practices from the reading of the books. Be prepared to share the books with the class for discussion and reflection.
The role of family members and community in the caring for and educating of young children in that particular culture.
How children and the family are perceived in that culture.
Part B

Visit the family to gather the following information. You may need to use subsequent phone calls to clarify doubts or questions.
Observe daily routines and listen to the stories about daily schedules and activities.
Record ideas, information on family composition and structure, educational background, occupations, economic conditions, dynamics, etc.
Make notes about the type of family, any special needs, and characteristics of the family.
Interview parents about their child’s or children’s school. Inquire about the school’s family support system and how it has helped then to raise their child/children. Discuss the school’s goal, structure, activities, partners and schedules with the parents.
Part C

When finished with the interview process, examine the influence of the family on the child’s or children’s development, and how the family has benefited from support from the school. In the evaluation of the family and school’s support mechanisms, state any additional recommendations for making the home-school relationship more successful. Write a 1500 to 2000 word report of this assignment and submit it as a word document via the blackboard email. Use the following headings for your paper:

Description of the culture’s parenting practices ()
What are the values this culture holds for parenting that you have learned from your research (use citations)?
What children’s books did you find about this culture and how do they represent these values?
What are the roles of the family members and community members in caring for and educating children?
How are these values similar or different from those of your own family/culture?
Family Visit and Interview ()
Describe the characteristics of the family.
Describe what you learned about the family routines and practices of the family you visited.
Describe the home-school interactions the family has experienced. How has the family benefited from the support of the school.
Analyze how closely this family’s experience fits the cultural description you created in Part A.
Analysis and Recommendations
Describe the influence of the family on the child’s or children’s development.
Offer recommendations for making the home-school relationship more successful and what you can do to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.
Grading Rubric

Categories

Did not meet standards

Approaches or shows developing competence to showing standards

Meets standards

Exceeds standards

Correct application of APA style (NJCU II; INTASC #6)

Shows no evidence of correct application of APA style

Shows evidence of correct application of APA style some of the time, with attempts to use APA style.

Shows evidence of correct application of APA style most of the time, with use of APA style with few errors

Shows much evidence of correct application of APA style all the time, with almost no errors.

Proper grammatical usage and spelling (NJCU II; INTASC #6)

Shows no evidence of proper grammatical usage and spelling

Shows evidence of proper grammatical usage and spelling, with more errors some time.

Shows evidence of proper grammatical usage and spelling with few errors most of the time

Shows much evidence of proper grammatical usage and spelling, with almost no errors all the time.

Research evidence for cultural practices

Has no research evidence of cultural practices.

Has sparse research evidence of cultural practice

Has relevant research evidence of cultural practice

Has detailed research evidence of cultural practice and is able to interpret them appropriately.

Children’s books and relation to research

Provides no information about children’s books

Has some information about children’s books however does not relate it to research information

Provides information about children’s books and correlates the information in the book with research literature

Provides thorough and detailed information about children’s books. This information is weaved appropriately with research literature

Description of roles of the family members and community members in caring for and educating children. Comparison to own family values and culture.

Provides no information about family members and community members in caring for and education children. Does not provide comparison information to one’s own family values and culture

Provides scanty information about care providers, family and community members in caring for and education of children. Provides some comparative information of one’s own family values and culture

Provides relevant information about parenting, family practices and community members in the care and education of children. Provides appropriate comparative information of one’s own family values and culture.

Provides detailed information about parenting, family practices, role of family and community members in the care and education of children. Provides detailed and thorough comparative information of one’s own family values and culture which is thoroughly grounded in theory and research.

Description of characteristics of the family, family routines and practices of the family visited.

Provides no information about family, family routines and practices of the family the candidate visited.

Provides some information about the family, family routines and practices of the family the candidate visited.

Provides appropriate and relevant information about the family, family routines, an
d practices of the family the candidate visited.

Provides detailed information about the family, family routines, and practices of the family the candidate visited. This information was correlated appropriately with research literature.

Description of the home-school interactions the family has experienced and the support of the school.

Provides no information about family-school interaction.

Provides minimal information about family-school interaction. However, provides no information about if the family benefited from this experience or not.

Provides appropriate and relevant information about family-school interaction. Also provides information about how the family and child benefited from such experiences.

Provides detailed description and information about family-school interaction. Also provides information about the benefits of such interaction experienced by the family. The above information was blended very well with current research.

Recommendations for making the home-school relationship more successful and what you can do to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.

Provides no recommendations for improving home-school connections and to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.

Provides minimal recommendations for improving home-school connections and to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.

Provides appropriate and relevant recommendations for improving home-school connections and to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.. Uses information from the interview to make the recommendations.

Provides detailed recommendations for improving home-school connections and to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.. Uses information from the interview and current research to make the recommendations.

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