1. Choose any one of the questions, scenarios or issues from the Discussions 2 through 10 and explain the problem or issue that it involves.
2. Then choose two (2) thinkers and/or theories from the text and briefly outline what you think the respective view of each thinker /theory would be on this Discussion topic.
3. Critique each thinker/theorys view and determine which (if either) is more effective in this situation.
4. Explain which of these views on this topic you agree with more and why? What do you think about the issue?
Discussion 5
Many ethnic groups in our multicultural society want to make their own decisions about how to raise their childrenand even decide when children are still childrenwithout the State interfering with their cultural practices. The Amish, for instance, want to take their daughters out of schooling to work at home after 8th grade. Girls in their community, they claim, do not need education beyond this level and are needed to support their families at home. Still other groups consider people in their community to be adultsable to marry, work, and have childrenat age 13. And many groups believe that the State has no right at all to tell parents how to discipline childrenparticularly since proper discipline is such a subjective and culturally relative concept.
Are these groups correct, and is the States intent to regulate the ethnic practices an unwarranted intrusion? Or is establishing uniform standards of health and safety via such regulation the States proper domain? Most importantly, who should be the ultimate authority on how to raise children or decide when someone even is a child: Child-rearing experts with degrees and training? Should State legislatures, State Child Protective Investigators, Parents of the children themselves, or some other source of authority pass child health and safety laws? Give reasons to support your answers.
Use at least three sources (including the textbook, if you wish).
Consist of at least 1000 words not including title page, works cited page, etc. (3-5 pages long) and should have at least three sources (including the text if you wish).
Paraphrase or use a quotation, citation, and reference all your sources.