Multicultural Issues in School Psychology

Author: Bonnie K. Nastasi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317786416
Format: PDF, ePub
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Make a professional commitment to developing knowledge and awareness of your students' cultural differences. Multicultural Issues in School Psychology presents theoretical and empirical models that provide a framework for addressing cross-cultural concerns and introducing culturally specific services in school psychology practice. This unique book connects scientific knowledge with practical applications to address issues related to assessment, intervention, consultation, systems/community intervention, home-school partnerships, and the adoption of evidence-based interventions. The book also looks at the school psychologist’s role in multicultural practice and the implications for developing culturally competent practitioners. Thsi book provides much-needed practical guidance in theory development, research, training, policy, and practice. The books contributors, all active participants in the effort to develop multicultural perspectives and practices in schools, address the importance of an ecological perspective, the broad and varied definitions of culture, the involvement of stakeholders in decision making, innovative approaches to data collection and intervention design, and the reconsideration of the school psychologist’s role. Multicultural Issues in School Psychology examines: a mixed-methods technique for developing culturally sound assessment tools a culture-specific, peer victimization intervention for addressing the effects of bullying on middle school students the instructional needs of English language learners in non-bilingual settings an illustrative case study of Hmong parents in home-school partnerships various issues concerning multicultural interventions at a system level coding criteria for reviewing, evaluating, and identifying effective interventions and much more Multicultural Issues in School Psychology is an essential professional resource for counselors and researchers working in the field of adolescent health, particularly drug abuse, and for practicing psychologists, child clinical psychologists, and mental health professionals working in educational settings.

Comprehensive Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology

Author: Craig Frisby
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471266150
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A comprehensive guide to current information about multicultural issues, science, and practice in school psychology Today's schools are characterized by wide variations in students' ethnic, racial, language, religious, socioeconomic, and geographical characteristics. Cultural issues pervade all aspects of psychological practice as applied to school effectiveness, classroom learning and instruction, academic achievement, student behavior, and mental health. School psychologists and related personnel must apply critical thinking skills in successfully meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population, while working effectively with school personnel to maximize learning for all students. The Comprehensive Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology highlights the latest research in this area and offers practical information on integrating issues of cultural diversity into research and practice. This new resource is the first text of its kind to examine the pervasive influence of culture on all aspects of school psychology, including child development, psychometrics, and interventions. Thought-provoking and practical, yet grounded in empirical research, this text covers: Conceptual, philosophical, and sociopolitical foundations of multicultural school psychology Cultural variation within American subgroups Educational and psychological foundations of culture, individual differences, and schooling Testing, assessment, and intervention issues Training and legal issues International school psychology Featuring contributions from the world's leading scholars in this area, this definitive resource is required reading for all current and future school psychologists, as well as counselors, teachers, and administrators working in school settings.

Encyclopedia of Cross Cultural School Psychology

Author: Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387717986
Format: PDF, Docs
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With contributions from leading school psychology practitioners, this encyclopedia provides a one-of-a-kind guide to cross-cultural school psychology. Some 400 entries explore concepts, themes, and the latest research findings to answer your questions in all aspects of the field. Moreover, the encyclopedia offers support at all levels of primary and secondary education, from pre-K to 12th grade. Each entry offers a description of a particular term, a bibliography, and additional readings. The editor is widely known for her bi-weekly Spanish-language columns and her appearances on television and radio as a cross-cultural expert.

Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology

Author: Emilia C. Lopez
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135015198
Format: PDF
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The second edition of the Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology continues the mission of its predecessor, offering a comprehensive, interdisciplinary view of the field of multicultural school psychology and addressing the needs of children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. The revised organizational structure includes the following: History and Professional Issues; Consultation and Collaboration; Interventions Focused on Academic and Mental Health Issues; Data-based Decision Making; Systems-based Issues; Training and Research; and Future Perspectives. Nineteen of the volume's twenty-three chapters are completely new to this edition, while the rest have been effectively revised and updated. Comprehensive—In seven sections, this book covers theoretical, research, and practical concerns in a wide range of areas that include multicultural and bilingual issues, second language acquisition, acculturation, parent collaboration, research, and systemic issues. Chapter Structure—Chapter authors follow a uniform structure that includes theoretical and research issues and implications for practice. Recent practice and training guidelines including Blueprint for Training and Practice III (2006), NASP Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (2010), and APA Multicultural Guidelines (2003) are covered. Interdisciplinary Perspective—Contributing authors are from a wide range of related fields that include school psychology, special education, general education, early childhood education, educational psychology, clinical psychology, counseling, and mental health, thus exposing readers to theory and research from various approaches. Changes—New to this edition is a section focusing on systemic issues such as overrepresentation of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in special education, prejudice, response to intervention (RTI) for CLD students and English Language Learners (ELL), and end-of-chapter discussion questions. This book is ideal for graduate courses and seminars on multicultural school psychology. It is also a useful reference for researchers and practicing school psychologists and the libraries that serve them.

An Educational Psychology of Methods in Multicultural Education

Author: Christopher Thao Vang
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433107900
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The United States of America is a multilingual and multicultural nation made up of people of culturally, economically, religiously, and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Designed to appeal to all educators, this book was written to help prospective educators address socio-cultural questions, ideas, issues, and curiosities they encounter in multicultural education. Differences in race, ethnicity, culture, religion, social class, and socio-economic status call for comprehensive multicultural education – not only for students, but also for teachers. Today’s pre-service and in-service educators – teachers, administrators, parents, and teacher candidates – need to understand how students of various cultures feel, learn, understand, and behave in elementary and secondary schools as well as how these students adjust and adapt to the mainstream society in the communities where they live. The information in this book will guide educators in exploring the socio-cultural issues of cultural diversity and multiculturalism.

Multicultural School Psychology Competencies

Author: Danielle Martines
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412905141
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Practical Resource Guide of Multicultural School Psychology Competencies presents lecturers and students with material which will help apply the theory of multicultural school psychology and counseling in practice. Its emphasis on helping educational psychologists and counselors to develop and refine multicultural competencies and assessments will make this book particularly appealing.

Multicultural Handbook of School Psychology

Author: Sara G. Nahari
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Incorporated
ISBN: 9780805845624
Format: PDF, Docs
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This comprehensive handbook offers a beautifully balanced view of the emerging field of multicultural school psychology. The opening section provides an historical overview of how the field has developed, and succeeding sections discuss multicultural issues related to consultation, instructional interventions, alternative assessment, academic assessment, vocational assessment, culturally sensitive counseling models, and working with families and special populations. this exciting new book include: interdisciplinary perspective - many chapters are written by authors from different disciplines, all of whom have multicultural expertise. The last chapter provides summarizing commentaries written by leaders in different disciplines. Scientist-Practitioner Focus - Evidence-based interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse students are provided for major competency areas such as consultation, counseling, and special programs (e.g., bilingual and multicultural education). discussed in the chapters covering language, cognitive, personality, behavioral, neuropsychological, vocational, acculturational, and academic assessment. Special Populations Focus - The needs of special populations such as culturally different parents, gifted and talented children, preschool children, migrant families, and children with low and high incidence learning disabilities are discussed in section VI. This book is appropriate for graduate courses and seminars dealing with multicultural school psychology. It is also a useful reference for researchers and practicing school psychologists and the libraries serving them.

Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students

Author: Craig L. Frisby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118282086
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Dr. Frisby focuses a bright light on issues that often remainobscured in a fog of polemics, deeply held convictions, and genuineconcern for the plight of minority students. Meeting thePsychoeducational Needs of Minority Students cuts through thisfog with intense, sharp, clear thinking and data-drivenconclusions." —Jeffrey P. Braden, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Dean ofthe College of Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina StateUniversity "Going beyond superficial 'feel good' or 'feel bad' ideologiesto probe what really makes a difference in meeting the needs ofoften underserved populations, Craig Frisby provides acomprehensive, rigorous, well-written, and entertaining (honest!)work that addresses the intersection of race, ethnicity, andeducation." —Betty Henry, PhD, School Psychologist, California School forthe Blind "Dr. Frisby makes a perceptive and incisive assessment of muchof the multicultural ideology currently propagated in professionalpsychology and education and directly confronts some of the majorissues surrounding multiculturalism. Unlike many other critiquesthat have been proffered over the last few decades, however,Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Studentsalso provides many concrete solutions for how to begin changing thecurrent milieu." —A. Alexander Beaujean, PhD, Associate Professor, BaylorUniversity A practical, research-based guide to facilitating positiveeducational outcomes for racial, ethnic, and language minoritystudents This timely book is written from the perspective of contemporaryschool psychology for a variety of school personnel, includingschool psychologists, teachers, guidance counselors, andadministrators, with coverage of: The problem of quack multiculturalism Home and family Context for school learning General cognitive ability, learning, and instruction Testing and assessment School discipline and behavior management Crime, delinquency, and gangs School district resources

Cultural Competency Training in a Global Society

Author: Richard H. Dana
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387798226
Format: PDF, ePub
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Cultural competence is more than an admirable goal: it is an essential skill set for mental health professionals working in a diverse global society marked by crisis and trauma. It is essential for clinicians to understand the intricate mix of history and self-concept, identity and tradition that are central not only for ameliorating psychological problems but to foster psychological health and well-being. As the definition of culture takes on broader meanings-at once embracing multiple identities and increasing globalization- Cultural Competency Training in a Global Society brings a vital perspective and practical understanding to clinical, counseling, and school psychologists, as well as to graduate students entering these fields. By describing a comprehensive training model for professional education and practice in the United States with ethnic minority groups, indigenous populations, immigrants, and refugees, this book has relevance for other multicultural societies because the implications are multidisciplinary in focus and potentially international in scope. The existing and emergent global multicultural populations described in this book represent the neglected human faces of economic globalization. Among the topics covered: Requirements for professional training in cultural competency. Research basis for cultural competency training. International resources and their usage in training and practice. Multicultural assessment in the service of intervention. Evaluating cultural competency training.