ERIC Number: ED461214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Concerns in Addressing Barriers to Learning: An Introductory Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This introductory packet provides information on cultural concerns that should be considered in addressing barriers to student learning. Topics discussed include: (1) what is meant by ethnicity; (2) the importance of considering culture; (3) characteristics of culturally competent programs; (4) reasons school staff should be concerned about cultural and racial differences; (5) goals of multicultural education; (6) principles for learning and teaching; (7) working with bilingual students to address barriers to learning; (8) assessment of bilingual students; (9) planning and implementing interventions for bilingual students; (10) using interpreters with bilingual students; (11) implications of cultural concerns for staff development and systems change; (12) steps for beginning the change process; (13) broadening the concept of cultural competence; and cultural competence issues to consider. The information packet includes selected references relating to cultural concerns and resource aids that include information on the changing ethnic profile of the United States, cultural competence in servicing students with mental health problems, guidelines for program development and evaluation, and guidelines for providers of psychological services. Descriptions of model programs related to cultural concerns are also included. The packet ends with a state list of consultants, organizational resources, and an ERIC digest on issues in multicultural counseling. (CR)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Behavior Disorders, Bilingual Students, Change Strategies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Ethnicity, Intervention, Language Minorities, Learning Disabilities, Minority Group Children, Models, Multicultural Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Psychological Services, Racial Differences, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Student Needs
School Mental Health Project, Center for Mental Health in Schools, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.smph.psych.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.