What are three of the most specific concerns, and are these concerns legitimate and reasonable? Why or why not?

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1. Why are people in the western world (North America and Western Europe) plus Japan so concerned about the influx of immigrants from different cultures?

2. What are three of the most specific concerns, and are these concerns legitimate and reasonable? Why or why not?

3. What, if anything, can or should be done about these concerns?


1. Which cultural practices for socializing the young among immigrants into the US and Western Europe are most likely to cause friction, misunderstanding or resentment, or even conflict, with Western values? Why?

2. Conversely, which features or practices or behaviors in our US culture might be offensive to members of more traditional cultures in Africa or Asia or South America? Why? Again, be specific.

3. What is the solution, if any, to resolving these differences?


Imagine that you are a high school counselor in a school with a culturally diverse student body.

1.  A teacher refers a male student from a poor immigrant working class family to your office.  The teacher is convinced that this student is highly intelligent and wants you to encourage him to continue his studies and go on to college.  But he tells you that he is under family pressure to drop out and get a job to support his family.  You suspect that his family is undocumented and entered the US illegally.  What problems might you encounter in counseling this young man?  What would you do?

2.  A young female immigrant student from rural Pakistan confides to you that she is under great pressure from her family to return to their home country for an arranged marriage to a much older man to ensure the family’s financial success.  However, she is very upset and wishes to remain in school here in the US.  What problems might you encounter in counseling this young woman?


Please do the question below on a different word document.

For this project, you are to interview an elderly person (65 years of age or older). Your questions should reflect the issues and concepts we will discuss and read about in class.

Assignment 1 requires the following:

1. A brief biographical sketch including whether your interviewee is living independently, with relatives, a retirement home, assisted living facility or nursing home.

2. What are you most curious about this person?

3. A list of preliminary questions, though it is expected that you will add to your list as we cover the objectives of the course.