This assignment is designed to engage you in a process of examining how life experiences and research-grounded findings inform your teaching and learning.
-Compose a double-spaced 3-4 page paper that incorporates the following elements:
-Personal Identity: A self-ethnographic autobiography exploring how your life experiences, affiliations, perspectives, lenses, assumptions, and prejudices have contributed to your understanding and practice of teaching and learning. Special attention should be given to ways in which salient aspects of your identity inform your interaction with students, colleagues, parents, or others (as relevant to your work).
-Focus on one life experience that you believe has given you a unique insight into multicultural issues. How has this, or later life situations that challenged it, informed the way you interact with students or colleagues or parents, either in or out of your group?
-use 2 academic articles to support your arguments/thoughts and connect it to your personal identity, either by confirming your shared personal experiences/beliefs or by challenging them. Consider what perspectives these 2 articles will help you bring into the classroom and how they can contribute to multicultural education. Also consider the ways in which this article purposefully or not, may be contributing to inequity in your classroom, school or workplace