ERIC Number: EJ783592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct-18
Reference Count: 0
Multicultural Issues in Evidence-Based Interventions
Ingraham, Colette L.; Oka, Evelyn R.
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v22 n2 p127-149 Oct 2006
School psychologists involved in the delivery of psychological and educational interventions face the challenge of identifying interventions that will work within their schools. The evidence-based intervention (EBI) approach has received attention as a promising way to identify effective interventions. The national Task Force on Evidence Based Interventions in School Psychology (sponsored by the American Psychological Association Division 16 and the Society for the Study of School Psychology, and endorsed by the National Association of School Psychologists) has developed coding criteria to review, evaluate, and identify efficacious interventions. This paper expands the work of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee of the EBI Task Force and offers direction for school psychologists in selecting and implementing interventions appropriate for their settings. We explore the meaning of EBIs in the context of a diverse world and discuss the cultural considerations that are necessary to responsibly adopt an EBI perspective. The paper is organized into three sections where we (a) examine EBIs from a multicultural perspective, (b) describe recent advances in infusing a multicultural perspective into EBI work and the "Procedural and Coding Manual for Review of EBIs", and (c) offer a set of guidelines for making decisions about implementing an EBI in a new setting.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Differences, Identification, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Guidelines, School Psychology, Intervention, Professional Development
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