For your first reflection for class, Id like you to consider your own background, skills, and experiences that youll bring into a program evaluation. For this reflection, you should consider the program you plan to create a program evaluation for over the course of the semester.
MY PROGRAM IS: AUTISM CHILDREN, AUTISM CHILDREN FROM POOR, LOW INCOME, IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
Your reflection can take the form of a written document [about 2 pages, double spaced] or a video recording [about 5-7 minutes] where you consider [some or all] of the following:
What is my cultural background? Where am I from [in terms of geography, heritage, or otherwise]?
I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN VIETNAM. I GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT BEFORE I MOVED TO THE U.S WITH MY FAMILY. I CAME TO THE U.S AS AN IMMIGRANT. I GOT CULTURE SHOCK WHEN I JUST MOVE HERE, I WAS CRY EVERY NIGHT. I WAS NOT ABLE TO SPEAK ENGLISH, BUT I STILL DECIDED TO LEARN ENGLISH AND GO TO COLLEGE TO STUDY. BECAUSE I WANT TO IMPROVE MY KNOWLEDGE AND I WANT TO ACHIEVE THE EDUCATIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT, I CHOSE THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT MAJOR BECAUSE I LOVE CHILDREN SO MUCH.
What skills and assets do I bring to a program evaluation? [spend a lot of time here!] I found this resource helpful in thinking about skills/assets: Cultural Wealth Wheel (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zMF7fFD4Fb643Xz8AFDVCivm4nBMZm_i/view)
In what ways am I similar to the target population of this program?
In what ways do my background and experiences enhance this program evaluation?
In what ways am I different from the target population of this program?
What potential gaps in knowledge, skills, or assets might I bring into this program evaluation, and how might I address those gaps?
The purpose of this is for you to consider cultural competence in your program evaluation and to recognize the skills and assets you bring to the program evaluation. I also want you to consider what areas of growth you might have and how you might address any potential gaps in the cultural competence of your program evaluation.
This work is inherently personal, and I encourage you to share your own experiences to the extent that you feel comfortable. I also encourage you to consider the many various, different ways your strengths may show up in a program evaluation.