Final Research Paper ECE-111: Society, Family, and Diversity
Title: Final Research Paper ECE-111: Society, Family, and Diversity
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For your final assignment in ECE111, you will research and write about a topic presented in our
course. All topics must be presented to and approved by the course instructor by the end of Unit
4. The final paper will be due at the completion of Unit 8.
Some sample topics:
Influences of poverty on learning
LGBT families and children
School and family partnerships
Parent involvement in kindergarten classrooms
Race, racism, privilege and schooling
Gender roles in the schooling process
Teen parenting and early childhood
Students with disabilities and societal norms
Guilt as a means of parent involvement
Social norms and schooling
Urbanization and the landscape of early childhood
Sociology of education
Cultural competence in schools
These are some sample topics. Keep in mind that you get to choose your topic, so pick
something that you find interesting and, as a result of that, you want to continue exploring or
learning more about.
Final Paper Framework:
As you research and write this final paper, here are the required elements that must be included.
You are encouraged to use your own section headings and should join each part with appropriate
transition sentences. Finally, do not forget to write an introductory and concluding paragraph for
your final paper.
Part 1 – For the first part of your paper, be sure that you thoroughly explain your
approved topic and provide current data (statistics), with your analysis of that information
and how it supports your topic. Be sure that you back up your thoughts with support
from the research you have found.
Part 2 -Now that you have shared the facts (the data) that supports your chosen topic,
discuss the impact this issue has specifically on the educational profession. Remember to
support your thoughts with your research.
Part 3 – In this final section, you will provide three or more specific strategies or ideas
for teachers that will better assist their students who are impacted by the topic you have
selected. Again, the strategies you discuss must be supported by credible research.
Final Paper Expectations:
3-5 pages in length, but this does not include your title page or reference page (the
minimum page length is 3 full pages)
Review your paper for spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Paper must be typed and submitted as a Word Document
Size 12 point, Times New Roman or Arial font type
A minimum of 2 credible (not Wikipedia) sources to support the points you make in your
paper. Be sure to properly cite your sources in APA format (citationmachine.net is helpful
with this!). This includes in-text citations as well as a reference page at the end of your
paper. Utilize the college’s library by selecting the Research Resources module, in our
class page on Canvas. There you will find helpful links to educational journals and
websites as well as the ability to reach out for additional support from the EGCC libr