Critical Thinking Exercise #2 Manuel Vega’s Difficult Transition
- Be detailed and specific in your explanations assuming that the reader does not know anything about your theory.
- Pay close attention to the rubric at the end of the guidelines. Use it to crosscheck your paper to make sure that you have addressed the required criteria to avoid losing points unnecessarily.
- Follow the writing conventions and do not use contractions like “it’s, can’t etc.” Always write your words in full and proof read. You will lose 0.5 points for each group of 3 errors from your total earned points on the rubric.
Read Case Study 13.3: Manuel Vega’s Difficult Transition in our text on page 407 to 408 and answer the following:
The link between school and home is very important. The more similar the two
environments, the more successful the child will be in school and at home.
- Discuss the similarities and differences between school and home in the Vega family. How might this affect Manuel’s schooling outcomes and transition?
- Communities that pose risks to healthy development are called socially toxic In what ways could Manuel’s environment be considered a socially toxic space? Support your answer using evidence from the text.
- How can peers and adults be leveraged to advance prosocial behavior within this space? Support your answer with evidence from the text and one journal article.
- Discuss the acculturation and/or assimilation experiences of Manuel.