The purpose of this assignment is to go beyond the usual social network(s) and realm of understanding in order to build a bridge of understanding about another person from his/her perception about his/her own life experiences in the workplace and or helping professions.
Interview two adults: one adult of a different ethnicity/race than yourself and one adult who is at least 10 years older and/or younger than you. You must choose one person from each category, not the same person. Ask him/her the following questions and document the answers for each interview.
Document if the person you interviewed is male or female.
What is your ethnicity/race or age? (Make sure the person is ok with sharing his/her age.)
What is your level of education?
What is your occupation?
Have you ever experienced discrimination in the workplace? How did you feel? How did you react? Please explain what happened.
During your lifetime, what significant current event have you experienced? (e.g., 911)
How has this significant event shaped your experiences with others?
After you have the aforementioned interview questions answered, please provide the following regarding your findings:
Compare and/or contrast the experiences of the person you interviewed to your own. Provide one example. Write an explanation at least two paragraphs in length for each interview. Be sure to address the following questions, along with any additional information your wish to include and/or share:
What conclusions can you draw from the commonalities?
How could some of these situations be mediated or resolved (e.g., by the person experiencing the discrimination, by institutions employing those who are discriminating others or dealing with clients/customers who are discriminating against employees).
Please be sure to inform the people you are interviewing in informed his or her responses will be kept confidential and anonymous and thank him or her for the time spent interviewing with you.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 3-4 pages (not including title page or references page)
12-point Times New Roman font
References page (as needed)
Interview Grading Rubric – 150 pts
Interview Grading Rubric – 150 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength
Meets length requirement
Does not meet length requirement
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInterview Details
The interview responses reflect a thorough interaction with the interviewee that delves into experiences of and reactions to discrimination.
The interview responses are missing many details that suggest a more thorough interaction with the interviewee could have revealed more reflection and analysis regarding experiences of and reactions to discrimination
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeComparison
The findings show depth of critical thought with a detailed comparison of experiences.
The findings show critical thought that compares experiences but may lack some detail that could better support the points.
The findings compare some aspects of experiences but some gaps in comparison exist.
The comparison of experiences is shallow or unclear.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis
The analysis shows depth of critical thought by proposing ways to deal with barriers to communication effectively and by thoroughly examining the value of diversity.
The analysis considers ways to deal with barriers to communication and examines the value of diversity but may lack details for a thorough analysis.
The analysis needs more depth to explore communication barriers and the value of diversity as a consideration for a more inclusive and functional professional environment.
The writing lacks critical thought. The analysis does not consider the barriers to communication or the value of diversity suggesting an insufficient understanding of the environment necessary in the profession setting.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization
Paper is clear and cohesive. Introduction and conclusion support the overall flow of the paper.
Paper is basically clear and well-organized with a minimum of non-related material present.
Paper has some issues with clarity, flow, and cohesion. Paper lacks organization.
Paper lacks organization and has difficulty staying on track. Central themes are difficult to identify.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting: Mechanics & Usage
The writing is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that would detract from a clear reading of the paper.
The writing contains a few major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but the errors do not detract from a clear reading of the text.
The writing contains some major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that need to be addressed for a clearer reading of the paper.
The writing contains several major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation that impede a clear reading of the paper.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity & Flow
The writing contains strong word choice that clarifies ideas and masterful sentence variety aids with the flow of ideas.
The writing contains varied word choice and sentence structures that clarify ideas and aid with the flow of ideas.
The writing contains word choice and sentence structures that can be revised for better clarification of ideas and flow of ideas.
The writing contains wording and sentence structures that are awkward and/or unclear, impeding the clarity and flow of ideas.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format
If used, all sources are properly integrated and cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery of integrating resources and APA format. Paper is properly formatted in APA style, including title page, running headers, page numbers, double-spacing, and Times New Roman 12-point font with no errors.
If used, most sources are integrated and cited in the text and references page. Some minor errors may exist in integration and/or citation, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information. Paper is properly formatted in APA style, including title page, running headers, page numbers, double-spacing, and Times New Roman 12-point font with no major errors but possible some minor errors.
If used, most sources are integrated and cited in the text and references page. Some errors may exist in integration and/or citation that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information. Paper is formatted in APA style, including title page, running headers, page numbers, double-spacing, and Times New Roman 12-point font with some major errors.
If used, sources are not properly integrated/cited in the text/references page. Formatting contains several errors that suggest a lack of understanding of the integration of resources and APA format. Paper is not properly formatted in APA style and/or contains several major errors.
Total Points: 150.0
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