Practical Case Study
Overview: For this paper, you will select an educational site, legislative policy/practice, or learning program as the target for this analysis. You will write a brief (3-4 page) case study that summarizes the overall structure or goals of the target, outlines relevant developmental theories or principles that currently inform the target, and provides research-based recommendations for how the target can better incorporate developmental psychology into its philosophy or action. For this assignment, you MUST select a real and active target, rather than a hypothetical one. For instance, you could use something like “The School District of Palm Beach County” or “official US policy on migrant children entering the country illegally (Links to an external site.)”.
In this case study, you should focus on providing recommendations to the target that are based on concepts learned in this course. You should use at least 2 peer-reviewed sources in your paper, and should also provide an overview of whatever theory or principle you’re using to inform your recommendations. You should treat the paper as a brief or synopsis that would be read by administrators at the target and as though you’ve been hired by this target to complete the case study.
Here’s an outline (and examples) you should use while preparing your presentation:
Paper Format and Expectations: The entire case study should be 3-4 pages long. You will need to plan accordingly, and save room for relevant details. You must use proper APA style citations and references throughout the paper.