Gutierrez Case Study

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1. What specific places can you point to in the selection that illustrates what is at issue for Gutierrez?
• In the fourth paragraph Gutierrez states the point of her review of her own study and other studies which is how learning styles approaches that use “narrow assumptions of cultural communities” (paragraph three) “minimize variation and focus on perceived or over generalized regularities”. In the fifth paragraph Gutierrez addresses the issue of using this form of method further. She states “ attribution of learning style or difference based on group membership can serve to buttress( reinforce) persistent deficit model orientations to teaching students from nondominant communities” and she also says that “without acknowledging both the
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In my proposal paper I conducted a survey that employed short response to learn the opinions of my focus group, college aged women between the ages 18-25, and have included statistics from multiple sources to also prove the relevancy of the issue. In order to fully prove relevancy and why it’s should be at the forefront of people’s minds I would need more personal stories from women within the age group, continue to offer the opposite perspective of the male view, and gain more information on how different social groups to properly appeal to the…show more content…
The first was a study done by Virginia M. Quick and Carol Byrd-Bredbenner that focused on disordered eating and the socio-cultural media influences, body image, and psychological factors among a racially/ethnically diverse population of college. In their study they addressed the fact that college age women are at a higher risk for body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and even is quoted saying ‘ their desire to fit in with peers and/ or achieve the media’s ideal body shape likely promotes body dissatisfaction”. Another source was another study by Shelly Grabe, L. Monique Ward, and Janet Shibley Hyde. The topic was “The Role of the Media in Body Image Concerns among Women” and it examined the relationship between the media and the decline in positive body image. Some quotes from the study are “Approximately 50% of girls and undergraduate women report being dissatisfied with their bodies”, “Among the many forces believed to play a role is the increasingly thin ideal dominating the media”, and “Media’s presentation of women’s bodies is so skewed, showcasing an ideal that is out of reach for most, adopting this reality may lead to decreased satisfaction with one’s own body”. Also, I have discovered more recent sources while building my annotated bibliography. One of the being an article named “Fat is Not a Feeling: How to Combat a Negative Body Image” by Laney Cline King,
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