Overview of KAM
The objective in this study of Organizational and Social Systems KAM III is to broaden the knowledge and understanding of the impact of the education system on Hispanic Women. The theorists and researchers of this study are Peter Senge (1994), Karl Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1955), and Kenneth E. Boulding (1956). Our study focus and emphasis will be on how the education system has impacted Hispanic women in our culture, especially in Florida County.
KAM will examine and evaluate the current research to find out critical factors that affect Hispanic women’s decision-making in both education and career-wise.
The application component of KAM III provides evidence to us on how the education system has affected Hispanic Women. The study was carried out in Florida. The study shows us ways that these women could use to break away from the current norm and make positive impacts. The study, therefore, aims to conduct a thorough analysis and research to assess these impacts.
SBSF 8310: Theories of Organizational and Social Systems
- Study systems theory in nature, society and science with a focus on education especially on the Hispanic Women
- Identify, compare and contrast the theories of education by analyzing the original works of researchers Senge, Bertalanffy and Boulding.
- Analyze the impact of these theorists on Hispanic women in public K-12 schools
- Bertalanffy, L. (1950). “An Outline of General Systems Theory.” Philosophy of Science, Vol. 1, No. 2.
- Bertalanffy, L. (1955). “An Essay on the Relativity of Categories.” Philosophy of Science, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 243–263.
- Boulding, K. E. (1966). Economic Analysis. New York: Harper and Row.
- Boulding, E.K. (1971). Collected Papers. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press.
- Boulding, K. E. (1956). The Image. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
- Boulding, K. E. (1953). The Organizational Revolution: A Study in the Ethics of Economic Organization. New York: Harper and Brothers.
- Senge, P. (1998). The Practice of Innovation. Leader to Leader 9ю
- Senge, P. (1994). The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization.
- Senge, P., Kleiner, A., Roberts, C., Ross, R., Roth, G. and Smith, B. (1999). The Dance of Change: The Challenges of Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations, New York: Doubleday/Currency).
- Senge, P., Cambron-McCabe, N. Lucas, T., Smith, B., Dutton, J. and Kleiner, A. (2000). Schools That Learn. A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education. New York: Doubleday/Currency
This paper will introduce systems theory; nature, society and science as it relates to education and career choices of impact Hispanic Women in Florida County. In order to demonstrate a mastery of knowledge of the material researched, the research will include a scholarly paper of 20 -25 pages that critically evaluates how education and career choices positively and negatively affect Hispanic Women in our communities, Florida Country to be precise.
SBSF 8320: Current Research in Organizational and Social Systems
- Study and annotate 15 current research articles on Female Hispanic teachers in K-12 public schools
- Conduct an in-depth analysis
- Evaluate the findings of the research to determine both the positive and negative impact of the education system on Hispanic Women on career development.
- Adams, R. (2005). Once upon a time in America: Review of The World Is Flat. The Guardian.
- Alexander, F. (2006). The states’ failure to support Higher Education. Chronicle of Higher Education, p.16
- Baez, B. (2004). The study of diversity: The “knowledge of difference” and the limits of science. Journal of Higher Education, 75, p. 285-306.
- Bagnato, K. (2005). The clock is ticking. Community College Week, pp. 6-8.
- Bailey, T., Alfonso, M., Scott, M., & Leinbach, T. 2004). Educational outcomes of postsecondary occupational students (CCRC Brief No. 22). New York: CCRC, Teachers College, Columbia University.
- Bailey, T., Calcagno, J.C., Jenkins, D., Kienzl, G., & Leinbach, T. (2005). The effects of institutional factors on the success of community college students (CCRC Brief No. 24). New York: CCRC, Teachers College, Columbia University.
- Boykin, A. W. (2004). Cultural integrity and schooling outcomes of African American children from low-income backgrounds, rethinking childhood. In P. B. Pulfall & R. P. Unsworth (Eds.ew Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
- Friedman, T.L. (2006). The World is Flat A Brief history of the twenty first century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
- Fry, R. (2002). Latinos in higher education: Many enroll, too few graduates. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center.
- Fry, R. (2004). Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center.
- Gándara, P. (2006). Strengthening the academic pipeline leading to careers in math, science, and technology for Latino students. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 5, p.222-237
- González, R.J. (2005). Falling flat: As the world’s boundaries are worn smooth, Friedman examines changing horizons. San Francisco Chronicle.
- Ntiri, D. (2001). Access to Higher Education for Nontraditional Students and Minorities in a Technology-Focused Society. Urban Education, 36, pp. 129 – 144.
- Oakes, J. (1990). Opportunities, Achievement, and Choice: Women and Minority Students in Science and Mathematics. Review of Research in Education, 16, pp. 153 – 222.
- U.S. Census. (2005). Statistics related to educational achievement.
- Varmu-Joshi, M., Baker, C. J., & Tanaka, C. (2004). Names will never hurt me? Harvard Educational Review, 74, 174-208.
The research will demonstrate mastery knowledge in the depth component of KAM III by means of a compiled annotated bibliography of 15 sources to assess the impact of education on Hispanic Women in relation to their education and career choice. The goals of this research are; first, to evaluate how research articles have related to this issue with evidence on how Hispanic Women have struggled their way through by educating themselves so as to fit in the current society. Second, to demonstrate and analyzes various ways in which educational system theories have impacted Hispanic women’s career development in K-12 public schools.
SBSF 8330: Professional Practice and Organizational and Social Systems
- Create a pamphlet for Female Hispanic teachers in K-12 public schools
- Discuss the importance of education for Hispanic women and how it relates to the choices that they make in relation to their careers.
To demonstrate mastery knowledge in the Application component and present the studies and analysis in a 10-15-page paper that includes findings and conclusion of the research. This will be incorporated into a pamphlet that will be made available to female Hispanic teachers of K-12 schools in Florida County and the entire LA.