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The Psychology of Multiculturalism in the Schools: A Primer for Practice, Training, and Research

This book takes you from the place of self-understanding to understanding others. Then we apply these “understandings” in the context of school psychology practice. The first half of the book focuses on conceptual foundations and the second half is practical application.

In the conceptual foundations section, the first chapter identifies strategies for increasing multicultural competence including a rubric that can be used for professional development. The second chapter helps practitioners develop cultural literacy. In this chapter, the reader is exposed to the historical background and cultural norms of a variety of ethnic and minority groups. Although they define common cultural characteristics, the authors clearly recognize within-group cultural variation and provide the practitioner ideas on how to utilize the information to determine…read more