ERIC Number: ED426552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Project CRAFT: Culturally Responsive and Family Focused Training: A Learning Activities Guide.
Chen, Deborah; Chan, Sam; Brekken, Linda; Lynch, Eleanor W.; Valverde, Aracelly
This learning activities guide was developed as part of Project CRAFT (Culturally Responsive and Family Focused Training), an effort to train service providers in California in ways of working with young children (particularly those with disabilities) and their families from diverse cultural backgrounds. The learning activities are intended to be used to develop a 15- to 20-hour course, or as separate selected topics for workshops, or infused into other courses. Introductory material offers guidelines for course development such as a list of course competencies, recommended training materials, and assignments. The activities are organized into eight modules: (1) dynamics of difference; (2) cultural values; (3) child rearing practices; (4) communication styles; (5) working with interpreters; (6) building family/professional relationships; (7) effective assessment practices; and (8) effective intervention practices. Provided for most of the activities are information on topic, activity name, time requirements, necessary supplies, objectives, key points, outline, and procedures. Appended are some suggested tools, including a needs assessment and course/workshop evaluation forms and resource lists for print training materials, video training materials, and children's books. (Individual activity outlines contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Communication Skills, Course Content, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Ethnic Groups, Family Involvement, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Learning Activities, Minority Groups, Staff Development, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge. Dept. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: California