Explain how Christian worldview may or may not be a part of your cultural values.

Becoming a great teacher requires you to reflect upon your own personal and cultural experiences in order to best understand your students’ unique needs. In this two-part assignment, you will first examine the layers and complexities of your own personal identity while also researching and exploring key terms related to social justice education.

Part 1: Social Justice Key Terminology

Using the “Social Justice Key Terminology and Cultural Identifiers Topic Essay Pre-Writing Template,” define the key terms listed, in your own words. Describe what the key terms look like in a school or a classroom setting considering how each term might appear through student-teacher engagement, classroom instruction, classroom management, curriculum, schoolwide events, or parent/community-school connections. With the blank rows, choose two words related to social justice that are of interest to you. In the Reflection section of the template, based on your current understanding of social justice, in 50-100 words reflect on how diversity presents both challenges and opportunities for teachers. In another 50-100 words, explain how your personal experiences, spiritual beliefs, and cultural values have shaped your personal perspectives on education. Explain how Christian worldview may or may not be a part of your cultural values.

Part 2: Cultural Identifiers Topic Essay Pre-Write

Throughout this course, you will be working on a 1,000-1,250 word research essay on a controversial topic involving a cultural identifier and the implications of the controversial topic on K-12 education. The purpose of Part 2 is to begin preparing you for the Cultural Identifiers Topic Essay. This is the first part of a five-part process to complete a final draft of your Social Injustice and Cultural Identifiers Research Essay.

Utilize the GCU Library, the EDU-330 Library Guide, and the template directions to complete Part 2 of the “Social Justice Key Terminology and Cultural Identifiers Topic Essay Pre-Writing Template.”

Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite Technical Support Articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

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