Overarching Mission Statement and Identified Reasonable Goals
Review of the Goals
The first goal was to promote mutual support; social participation, social control and socialization among children in the communities to prevent the development of prejudice among them. This goal is both short-term and long-term.
The second goal was to enhance the ability of young children to self-regulate and identify the changes in the world today that might affect the capacity of children to self-regulate. This goal is long-term.
The third goal was to identify various factors that influence the conception of children on gender roles and identify professional ways of advocating a gender-neutral behavior among the children. This goal is long-term.
Steps towards Achieving the Goals
For the first goal, the first step was to define the specific roles of the community in providing socialization, social, control, social participation and mutual support among the children (Schienle, 2007, p. 12). After identification of the specific roles, the second step was to identify possible avenues of using the positions to promote attitude development among young children and prevent develop prejudice among them.
For the second goal, the first step was to identify various ways to help children self-regulate (Silverstein, 2007, p. 17). The second step was to use these methods in the daily activities of the children to support their self-regulation.
For the third goal, the first step was to identify specific factors like school, community and peers that influenced children conception on gender roles (Videotrain (Firm), 2003, p. 18). The second step was to identify ways of promoting the gender-neutral behavior among children ("The Council on Renal Nutrition's goals and mission statement," 1995, p. 28).
The period of the goals affected the steps towards achieving them because there was prioritization of the first goal, which was somewhat short-term ("Walden Blackboard Login Page," n.d.). As such, the process of achieving the other goals slowed down (Ames & Archer, 2008, p. 11).
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