Integrating Diversity Topics Think about the relevance of sexual identity/orientation to your Final.

Integrating Diversity Topics

Think about the relevance of sexual identity/orientation to your Final Project. As you begin to develop your paper, consider to what extent sexual identity/orientation should be considered when examining your diversity topic.

To prepare: Consider how sexual identity/orientation relates to your topic. Identify specific resources that are applicable.

Write a paragraph that explains how sexual identity development relates to your Final Project and why.

In addition, submit a preliminary reference list of resources for your Final Project, including at minimum one reference introduced in this course plus any additional scholarly articles, for a minimum of 10 total references.

Final project part 1:

Diversity is a common attribute of the modern classrooms as international students and those from the minori rights for education. Such trends require educators to develop adequate and evidence-based teaching models that would help them to meet the specific needs of their learners. This project examines the various techniques that instructors could use to help their students value cultural diversity through research‐based teaching. The policymakers in the education sectors require the instructors to assist their students to attain high levels of intellectual independence regardless of their background (Deakins, 2009). However, various pieces of evidence suggest that the instructors could be missing valuable opportunities to implement universal and culturally sensitive programs in their practice. This issue raises numerous concerns because it shows the prominent of ethnocentrism in the curriculum system, which could take many versions such as beliefs and assumptions that would be hard to validate.

The traditional educational models no longer hold as effective for instruction in modern learning institutions because of the recognition of cultural differences that significantly determine the development and learning achievements of the children and adolescents. A research-based teaching approach is sufficient for facilitating the progressive development of the students and engagement with advanced cognitive skills (Flores, 2015). It is essential to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of this instruction approach to determine whether it can be applied as a universal model and to identify other support mechanisms that could improve its suitability in different contexts. Additional inquiry into the research-based teaching approach would help to identify the various practical and effective teaching approaches that educators could use to improve the learning experience and achievements of their students, which would help them to develop into competent professionals and beneficial society members.


Deakins, E. (2009). Helping students value cultural diversity through research‐based  teaching. Higher Education Research & Development, 28(2), 209-226.

Flores, I. M. (2015). Developing Preservice Teachers’ Self-Efficacy through Field-Based  Science Teaching Practice with Elementary Students. Research in Higher Education  Journal, 27.