EDN 509 DECISION 2 Write either Yes or No in the blanks provided:
______1. Hypodescent refers to the low status ascribed to the offspring of two parents where one of the parents is regarded as "low status" and the other "high status".
______2. The key goal of the multicultural curriculum should be to help students develop decision‑making and citizen‑action skills.
______3. It is unnecessary for students to view events and situations from the perspectives of several disciplines because any one discipline gives them a complete understanding of issues and concepts related to ethnic and cultural diversity in society.
______4. Generalizations are low‑level, specific empirical statements about limited phenomena.
______5. Facts are empirical statements, or statements that can be tested with available data or data that can be obtained.
______6. Concepts are words or phrases that enable us to categorize or classify a large class of observations and thus reduce the complexity of our social environment.
______7. A fact contains two or more concepts and states the relationship between them.
______8. All facts are at a higher level than generalizations.
______9. Almost always, social science generalizations will have some exceptions.
_____10. During initial planning, you should identify generalizations of the highest order so that you can then select content samples from a variety of cultures to enable students to test them.
_____11. Theory is the highest form of knowledge and is most useless for predicting human behavior.
_____12. One of the four major generalizations of Gordon's theory of cultural and structural assimilation is stated: "With a person of the same social class but of a different ethnic group, one shares behavioral similarities but not a sense of peoplehood."
_____13. Gordon's theory hypothesizes that even though upper‑status individuals within different ethnic groups share similar values and behavior, their close, primary group relationships are highly confined to members within their ethnic groups of the same social class.
_____14. Cultural assimilation occurs when one ethnic group refutes the values and behavior patterns of another ethnic group.
_____15. Gordon maintains that in America, our society has a high degree of structural assimilation but is characterized by cultural pluralism.
_____16. By "sense of peoplehood", Gordon means an individual's identification with a group that shares a common culture, religious beliefs, and values.
_____17. With regard to social participation in primary group and primary relationships, people tend to confine these to their own social class segment within their own ethnic group‑‑i.e., their "ethclass".
509 ANSWER KEY BANKS DECISION 2
NO 3. Not UNNECESSARY...& INCOMPLETE
NO 4. FACTS...Not GENERALIZATIONS
NO 7. GENERALIZATION...Not a fact...
NO 8. Converse: SWAP facts with generalizations
NO 11. Not USELESS... USEFUL
NO 14. Not refutes... ATTAINS
NO 15. Converse: SWAP structural assimilation with cultural pluralism