ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES PAPER

In Week 4 you began this step in the research scaffold process, which extends the examination begun in the Literature Review and continued in the Diversity Perspectives paper. Through the Ethical Perspectives Paper (Scaffold Step #5) you analyze and synthesize the research relating to ethical issues affecting individuals and communities. You identify examples of actions, practices, and policies affecting the vulnerable and disenfranchised groups addressed in your Diversity Perspectives paper and consider the ethical underpinnings, likely outcomes, and consequences of such actions. Be prepared to examine the issue from multiple perspectives.

Depending on the number of scholarly sources used, your Ethical Perspectives paper should be approximately 1,500-2,000 words, and no more than 2,500 words. (Word counts exclude title pages, headers, and reference lists.)

You will identify areas needing further study and substantiate that position by well-reasoned evidence drawn from the scholarly research. Remember, you are not to propose solutions at this point!

Sound complicated? Remember, you’re building on the solid foundation you developed in the Literature Review, and extending the examination begun in your Diversity Perspectives paper