Final Research Paper
ECE-111: Society, Family, and Diversity
For your final assignment in ECE111, you will research and write about a topic presented in our
course. All topics must be presented to and approved by the course instructor by the end of Unit
4 via EMAIL. The final paper will be due at the completion of Unit 8.
Some sample topics:
Influences of poverty on learning
LGBT families and children
School and family partnerships
Parent involvement in kindergarten classrooms
Race, racism, privilege and schooling
Gender roles in the schooling process
Teen parenting and early childhood
Students with disabilities and societal norms
Guilt as a means of parent involvement
Social norms and schooling
Urbanization and the landscape of early childhood
Sociology of education
Cultural competence in schools
These are some sample topics. Keep in mind that you get to choose your topic, so pick
something that you find really interesting and, as a result of that, you want to continue exploring
or digging through.
Final Paper Framework:
As you research and write this final paper, here are the required elements that must be included.
You are encouraged to use your own section headings and should join each part with appropriate
transition sentences. Finally, do not forget to write an introductory and concluding paragraph for
your final paper.
Part 1 – For the first part of your paper, be sure that you throughly explain your approved
topic and provide current data (statistics), with your analysis of that information and how
it supports your topic. Be sure that you back up your thoughts with support from the
research you have found.
Part 2 -Now that you have shared the facts (the data) that supports your chosen topic,
discuss the impact this issue has specifically on the educational profession. Remember to
support your thoughts with your research.
Part 3 – In this final section, you will provide three or more specific strategies or ideas
for teachers that will better assist their students who are impacted by the topic you have
selected. Again, the strategies you discuss must be supported by credible research. Final Paper Expectations:
3-5 pages in length, but this does not include your title page or reference page (the
minimum page length is 3 full pages)
Review your paper for spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Paper must be typed and submitted as a Word Document
Size 12 point, Times New Roman or Arial font type
A minimum of 2 credible (not Wikipedia) sources to support the points you make in your
paper. Be sure to properly cite your sources in APA format (citationmachine.net is helpful
with this!). This includes in-text citations as well as a reference page at the end of your
paper. Utilize the college’s library by selecting the Research Resources module, in our
class page on Canvas. There you will find helpful links to educational journals and
websites as well as the ability to reach out for additional support from the EGCC library
Be mindful that this assignment will be submitted through TurnitIn to ensure that the work
you submit contains your own words and correctly cited sources.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your course instructor. Be as proactive as
possible with prioritizing and planning for the successful completion of this assignment.
This assignment is worth 100 points.
Final Research Paper