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ERIC Number: EJ837807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
Cultural Brokering as a Core Practice of a Special Education Parent Liaison Program in a Large Urban School District
Smiley, Azure Dee; Howland, Allison A.; Anderson, Jeffrey A.
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v4 p86-95 2008
Cultural brokering has been identified as an important skill for practitioners in urban school districts who are attempting to improve connections between home and school. This paper describes an evaluation of the special education liaison program in Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), a large urban district located in the Midwest. Findings from the evaluation indicated that a substantial part of the liaison's job involved cultural brokering. Qualitative results share service provider voice in describing activities specific to cultural brokering practices. The importance of these activities in urban schools and future research needs are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana