For the Final Paper, you will write a literature review. During each week of the course, you will develop an annotated bibliography of scholarly articles that are relevant to a chosen theme of cultural competence in early childhood education. The themes are as follows: Culturally Relevant Methods Anti-Bias Curriculum Diverse Family Structures Multicultural Education You will finalize the literature review by incorporating two additional scholarly sources into your paper that highlight the necessity of designing a classroom to meet the needs of diverse learners. Be sure to align your selection with your chosen theme. The finalized literature review must include the scholarly sources submitted in Weeks Two through Four as well as the two additional scholarly sources you select in Week Five.
Your literature review must include the following: An introduction that provides the reader with an understanding of what research has been completed and why the topic under investigation is important to early childhood education. An explanation of the common ideas or themes in the scholarly sources that you have found. An analysis of what you have learned based your research. An analysis and discussion of how the research findings translate into real-world classroom application. A summary of the information and an explanation of how the information from these articles will impact you in your career. An explanation of how your chosen topic is connected to the other themes that make up overall cultural competence. The four themes to address are: Culturally Relevant Methods Anti-Bias Curriculum Diverse Family Structures Multicultural Education
The literature review must be 4 to 5 pages in length excluding the title page and reference page. The review should be formatted according to APA guidelines.
The Library Guide Link may assist you in your research of the Cultural Competence Topics for your annotated bibliography and final literature review.