BSHS/345 Diversity and Special Populations
Arab Culture: Learn about Arab etiquette and protocols. (2004). In Planet Egypt online. Retrieved from http://www.planetegypt.co.uk/samoora.shtml
This article discusses the difference between Arab, Middle-Eastern and Muslim people. The author talks about the region in which a person is from, as well as language and religion is what determines which group one would identify with. The history and cultures of Arabic people are provided in this article.
Cacho, L. M. (2001). Asian Americans. University of Hawaii Press
The article discusses the relationships between Asian Americans and their families. The author explains how they have to deal with certain stereotypes in order to succeed in a place where they are Americans, but still considered to be foreigners. The article is a good resource for understanding how Asian Americans feel in a country where so many barriers are placed upon them.
Caroll, S.R. (1994, December). Why poor black children succeed or fail. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved from http://www.chicagotribune.com/africanamericancultue
The conceptual article begins with the broad discussion about African American culture. It projects today’s youth and the inconsistency of what Americans idolize as equality in school systems. It discusses the present’s findings of family and individual studies that factor in the high and low achieving African-American students. It schemes the risk factors that are associated with the group of disadvantage kids and why it is important to identify them earlier on. These factors are to include those who are born with low birth rate, the home environment and low socioeconomic statue. The author describes how the aspects of their culture and home life have an impact on the child success. The Research graphed in this article displays that children who were more exposed to the afterschool or neighborhood programs were most likely to succeed in school. Included in the article were the different percentages of curricula offered in this types of settings and the number of kids who retain them. It also showed the success rate of these specified groups along with other ethnicities. Thus one could come to believe that the success of these students was because of the extra after school promoted programs. Studies were done on African American adolescents and proved that those who were involved in these curriculums were more in tuned with classroom environment and progressed efficiently. The author also promotes the approach and behaviors must develop in order to have progression in school. Majority of single family backgrounds are left with the decisions to leave their kids at home with either an older siblings or sometimes alone. This creates a lack of attention to school with parents who have other priorities and worries with everyday life necessities. Caroll states the studies done was primarily to evaluate and examine this qualitative study. Carroll promotes the need for schools to deploy resources for families. This should include the representation of the communities and service agencies to promote social, mental, and academic needs to these students. These services could potentially change the statistics and of African American inner-city youth and Carroll believes these programs could boost the number of successors.
Eisenstat, S. A., M.D., & Bancroft, L., B.A. (1999). Domestic violence. The New England Journal of Medicine, 341(12), 886-892. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/223942500?accountid=458
This article describes the psychological mentality behind domestic violence perpetrators. Essentially, domestic violence is played as a power and control game with perpetrators and victims. Patterns of abuse are acknowledged as learned behavior, or acted out when an individual has experienced a similar traumatic experience. The article explains the escalation