Cultural And Ethnic Contexts

Use this week’s readings to assist in completion of the written assignment. Imagine that you have been contracted to modify an existing program to assist new mothers return to the work force in a culturally and ethnically diverse metropolitan city in the United States. The existing program does not encompass specific needs of diverse cultures or ethnicities within the community. For example, the program does not incorporate the cultural beliefs related to paternalism, gender stereotypes, or child rearing practices as they relate to diverse cultures. This program would be in need of modification. In a three- to five-page paper, discuss how you would go about modifying this program to make it more culturally appropriate for a racial or ethnic minority group of your choosing.

Resources

Required Text

Netting, F.E., O’Conner, M.K., & Fauri, D.P. (2008). Comparative approaches to program planning (1st ed.). Retrieved from https://redshelf.com

  • Chapter 6: Program Planning in Diverse Cultural Contexts

Required References

Directorate for Education and Human Resources. (2010). The 2010 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation. Chapter 7. Retrieved from  https://www.purdue.edu/research/docs/pdf/2010NSFuser-friendlyhandbookforprojectevaluation.pdf (Links to an external site.) 

Fierson, H.T, Hood, S., & Hughes, G. Strategies that address culturally responsive evaluation. Retrieved from http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02057/nsf02057_5.pdf (Links to an external site.) 

Manoogian, M., Jurich, J., Sano, Y., & Ko, J. (2013). “My Kids Are More Important Than Money”: Parenting Expectations and Commitment Among Appalachian Low-Income Mothers. Journal of Family Issues, 34(5), doi: 10.1177/0192513X13490402 Sage Database  Retrieved from  http://jfi.sagepub.com/content/36/3/326.full.pdf (Links to an external site.)  (Click while logged into your course). Also available in the University of the Rockies library.