First, Think About It:
What is a social problem or occurrence that you have observed that really bothers you? What do you think is the root of the problem? What do you think could be done to improve the problem or the conditions in which the problem thrives? How could a program help? What would your program look like? How would your program help people? What data exists to support your improvement theories OTHER than anecdotal evidence? (In other words, what evidence do you have that your strategies are appropriate for your audience and their situation?) Where might you find data to help solve the problem?
Second, Research It:
Now that you have a topic in mind, let’s see what has already been done in the area that has shown success at improving the situation that concerns you. What evidence did you find? Institutional data, scholarly research, informational websites, government offices, examples of similar programs, etc. (Keep this information handy, you will need it for your Week 12 Assignment.)
Third, Answer the Discussion Question:
Describe a program you would like to create or replicate to solve a problem that has meaning to you. In your program description, be sure to mention what services/skills you think should be delivered/taught, how long would it take for the program to make an impact, who would attend the program (target audience), and what does the program hope to accomplish?
· Purpose/ Hope to Accomplish (Goal Statement)
· What should people be able to do after they have received the services or instruction? (Outcomes, with an action verb that completes the statement: Students will be able to ______.
· Length of Time before Impact could be noticeable? Short-term indicators and Long-term indicators
Take the time to provide constructive feedback to at least one of your classmate’s post. Feel free to ask each other questions about the programs, about their current involvement with any such services, etc. This is a great opportunity for you to learn from each other, network with others who may work in the same field as you do, and to really add something of value to each other’s work. Chances are very likely that what you work on in class, you also work on in real life.
A social problem that I have observed that really bothers me is Gender inequality in the workforce. I personally think the root of problem is job segregation, unequal pay, sexual harassment, less promotion, and bias against mothers. A program to implement several pointers on how the workplace can acknowledge complex layers and make systematic changes to support women across our country could help tremendously by giving women a safe space to express themselves freely.
Social scientists have documented a “gender revolution” in the previous 50 years, which has resulted in significant change in gender disparity. it demonstrates the rapid progress made in the direction of gender equality between 1970 and 2018, as well as the fact that progress has slowed or stopped in more recent decades. The slowing in some measures and the stall in others point to the need for significant institutional and cultural reform in order to advance further. Increased male participation in household and childcare tasks, government-funded childcare, and the adoption by employers of policies that lessen gender discrimination and assist both men and women in balancing work and family obligations are all necessary for progress.
I would like to create a program to help bridge the gap in our workforce for women.
· Purpose: Empower women through weekly sessions.
· Audience: Women
· Services: Help figure out what the root of each woman’s issue is in their role and help guide through the process on how to give honest feedback to their leaders on their gender bias attitudes.
· As a result of this program, women should be able to achieve gender equality within their role at work.
· Length of time before impact can be made varies from person to person.
Bulgarella, C. (2022, June 27). A threat to workplace equality, the reversal of Roe v. Wade calls organizations to action. Forbes. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/caterinabulgarella/2022/06/24/a-threat-to-workplace-equality-the-reversal-of-roe-v-wade-calls-organizations-to-action/?sh=7dff91b95edf
England, P., Levine, A., & Mishel, E. (2020, March 30). Progress toward gender equality in the United States has slowed … – PNAS. www.pnas.org. Retrieved July 20, 2022, from https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1918891117
Tharwani, K. (2022, March 10). Causes of gender inequality in the Workplace. OpenGrowth. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.opengrowth.com/article/causes-of-gender-inequality-in-the-workplace