Cultural Adaptability and Spirituality

| December 29, 2014

Cultural Adaptability and Spirituality

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In this module’s case assignment, an age-old debate is about to hit home and you must prepare an argument! You have just learned the organization’s board of directors of a health care institution is about to vote on a policy to mandate the exclusive use of the English language in the work place. In other words they are going to vote on a policy that will require all employees to speak only English at ALL TIMES in the work place. This board action has come about as a result of increasing numbers of members of minority groups being hired by the organization and several complaints from employees and customers.

A group of board members believe in cultural and linguistic diversity, but do not have the background to present their argument at the board meeting. This group also knows that you are taking a cultural competence course and asks you to research the impact of such a policy, providing evidence from the literature. You are asked to provide the following information, focusing on the impact of the organization’s culture in a 3-5 page paper:

1. Rationale for and against this policy.

2. Benefits of cultural and linguistic inclusion.

3. Drawbacks of cultural and linguistic inclusion.

4. Propose ways all members of the organization’s staff can feel included and part of the company, despite your decision to accept or reject the proposed policy.

Assignment Expectations
Use information from your module readings/articles as well as appropriate research to support your selection.

Length: The Case assignment should be 3-5 pages long (double-spaced).

References: At least three references must be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required Reading is included. Quoted materials should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. Materials copied verbatim from external sources must be enclosed in quotation marks. In-text citations are required as well as a list of references at the end of the assignment. (APA format is recommended.)

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.

Format: APA format is recommended for this assignment.

Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.

The following items will be assessed in particular:
•Achievement of learning objectives for Case assignment.
•Relevance – All content is connected to the question.
•Precision – Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.
•Depth of discussion – Points that lead to deeper issues are presented and integrated.
•Breadth – Multiple perspectives and references, and multiple issues/factors are considered.
•Evidence – Points are well supported with facts, statistics, and references.
•Logic – Discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.
•Clarity – Writing is concise and understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples.
•Objectivity – Avoids the use of first person and subjective bias.


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