Comprehensive Learning Assessment (CLA) 1 (CLOs 1, 2, 3, 6)
Like many in modern society, you probably see yourself as evolved and tolerant regarding people who are different from you because of skin color, age, gender, etc. You think of yourself as open to and appreciating of other cultural practices. You possibly have even become an advocate for those without a voice, fighting for the rights of others when misconduct or impropriety is observed. However, what you believe based on your opinion and what can be proven by assessment and data-based results can be very different.
For the first part of this assignment you will write a one-page reflection on how ethnocentric you perceive yourself to be. Please include suggestions about changes you have seen in yourself, outside factors that have influenced you, and any other information that will explain what you think about your level of ethnocentricity. Be honest with yourself and decide using a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least ethnocentric and 5 being the most ethnocentric.
Part Two assesses you and two friends or family members. You will take/administer the assessment found at the link below to see if your perception (as written about in your part 1 reflection) and reality (quantitative assessment results) are the same. Scores can range from 10-50. The higher the score, the more ethnocentric the test taker is.
With assessment scores calculated, the third part of the project will be to reflect on the results of the entire group. How did everyone do? Were you correct on your own assessment? What were the results of those people you assessed? What patterns, if any, did you see in the results? Were there any surprises in any of the results? This report will be 2-3 pages and include a full-page table that shows the results of your assessments on separate page.