Response Essay

Whether an individual fully assimilates into American society may depend on whether or not the individual voluntarily immigrates to the U.S., or whether the individual is a  member of a group who were brought  involuntarily to the United States (Gollnick & Chinn, 2013). Notice that the citation is placed BEFORE the endmark (period) of the sentence.

The following are examples of  APA Style references:

for a book: Gollnick, D. & Chinn, P. (2017).  Multicultural education in a pluralistic society (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NU: Pearson Education. for a journal article: Welner, K.G. (2002).  Ability tracking:  What role for the courts?  Educational Law Reporter, 163 (2), 565-571. for a website: Wright, V.R., Chau, M., & Aratami, Y. (2011).  Who are America’s poor children?  Retrieved on June 4, 2018, from

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You are to write a four paragraph essay.  Paragraph #1 is to include your response to Question #1 (listed below).  Paragraph #2 is to include your response to Question #2.  Paragraph #3 is to include your response to Question #3.  Paragraph #4 is to include your response to Question #4.   Each paragraph is to have no fewer than 7 full sentences, and some of your paragraphs might be considerably longer.  Include in each of  paragraphs #2, #3, and #4 at least one citation for your textbook, i.e. (Gollnick & Chinn, 2017), since you will be including information that you learned from Chapter 1 of your textbook in each of these three paragraphs of your essay.  You are ALWAYS encouraged to use additional outside sources, in addition to your textbook, and when you do so, you will need to provide APA Style citations and references for those sources as well.    Question #1: (no citation is required in responding to Question #1)  In either a face-to-face classroom, or a web-based learning environment, what are the characteristics of that learning environment that help YOU to feel most safe and secure in terms of participating and sharing ideas with your classmates?  In THIS web-based class, what types of things would help you most in terms of feeling safe about sharing your ideas and thoughts, even when the issues being discussed are potentially controversial?   Question #2: (include  at least  one APA in-text citation in this paragraph)  Select one of the characteristics of culture (pages 4 & 5) and then discuss that characteristic by providing an example and analyzing it in the context of the cultural characteristic.  Do not use an example that is already provided in your textbook; instead, create your own example based on your experiences and observations. Question #3: (include  at least  one APA in-text citation in this paragraph)   Contrast and compare the concepts of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism.  How are they related?   Question #4: (include  at least  one APA in-text citation in this paragraph)   What practices in schools or other environments could support and promote multiculturalism?  Be specific here, providing some actual ideas for promoting multiculturalism, cultural awareness, and respect of diversity.

In addition to the in-text citations that you will include in paragraphs 2,3, and 4, BE SURE to include a Reference Section at the end of your Assignment Post in which you list the reference listings, in alphabetical order, for each of the citations that you have used.  Refer to the Purdue OWL website to learn how to format your Reference Section.