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Week 4–Assignment: Rearrange Your Problem and Evaluate Solutions Through the Human Resources and Political Perspectives

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Think back to the problem you chose in Week 3. Now imagine that you are a member of the diversity committee of your educational institution. If you are not working in education, it is fine to imagine a plausible scenario in education that covers all the prompts.

You have been asked to make a presentation to the top-ranking administrator (principal, superintendent, university president, or board of directors) regarding how your problem intersects with the issue of diversity.

By doing this assignment, you will apply the human resources and political frames to your problem in a diverse educational setting.

First, you need to provide some definitions for the audience.

Start by defining diversity. Next, consider that some individuals and organizations are moving toward the phrase “equity and inclusion.” Define equity and inclusion. Instead of offering dictionary definitions, describe what those words mean to you. Are equity and inclusion equivalent in meaning to diversity? Why or why not? Why might someone prefer the words equity and inclusion over the word diversity? Is equity the same thing as equality? Give a reason for your answer.

Now think about your problem. Describe to the top-ranking administrator the steps you are taking to contemplate the problem through the lenses of equity and inclusion.

How would the concepts of equity and inclusion change the way you would evaluate possible solutions to the problem you identified in Week 3?

Finally, how would equity and inclusion change your decision to recommend or reject possible solutions to the problem?

Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.

Length: 12-15 slides with short bullet points of text per slide and in-text citations. Make speaker’s notes in full sentence format explaining each slide. The final slide should be a references list in APA style.

Notes Length: 100-150 words for each slide

References: Include a minimum of five credible resources appropriate to your specialization of which at least one should be from a scholarly journal.