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ERIC Number: ED438651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 262
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Cross-Cultural Support Services to Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families. Strategies for Paraprofessionals Who Support Individuals with Disabilities. Facilitator Edition [and] Student Edition.
Slobof, Jenelle; Brown, Maria; Hewitt, Amy; O'Nell, Susan
This training module focuses on cross cultural support services to individuals with disabilities and their families, and is part of a training series for paraprofessionals working with students who have disabilities. The module is comprised of two components, a facilitator's guide and a student guide. The facilitator's guide provides the full text of the student's edition as well as chapter goals to be accomplished by students, an outline of topics covered in each text section, materials necessary to teach each chapter (such as transparencies, handouts, and supplemental readings), discussion questions, suggested activities to be completed by students outside of class, and lists of resources (many in Minnesota). Individual chapters cover the following topics: (1) an introduction to diversity and direct service; (2) a cultural self-evaluation; (3) institutional cultural competence; (4) individual cultural competence; (5) looking at similarities and differences; (6) using culturally sensitive and inclusive language; (7) being a culturally competent paraprofessional; and (8) moving forward on a culturally competent journey. Appendices provide a glossary and list of resources. (Contains 19 references.) (DB)
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 150 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($15 for the facilitator's guide, $10 for the student guide). Tel: 612-624-5412; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Hutchinson Technical Coll., MN.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.; Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota