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ERIC Number: EJ862328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Biculturalization: Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Family Participation
Sheehey, Patricia; Ornelles, Cecily; Noonan, Mary Jo
Intervention in School and Clinic, v45 n2 p132-139 2009
This manuscript describes a process for addressing cultural differences that is effective when applied specifically to collaborating with families in planning an intervention or an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The process, known as biculturalization, is designed to create culturally appropriate interventions by identifying and integrating the compatible beliefs and values found in a Western intervention with those of an indigenous intervention. Here, each step in the biculturalization process is described. As each step is described, its use with the McGill Action Planning System (MAPS) and 'Ohana Conferencing is illustrated. Differences between 'Ohana Conferencing and MAPS are noted, and suggestions for addressing those differences are provided. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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