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ERIC Number: EJ879672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1047-4412
Fostering Collaboration with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families of Children with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
Olivos, Edward M.; Gallagher, R. J.; Aguilar, Jill
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v20 n1 p28-40 2010
In this review, challenges to family-school collaboration and a framework describing how special educators can foster a climate of collaboration with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families of children with moderate to severe disabilities are described. Conditions for collaboration in this circumstance require that educators understand how they, as agents of schools, accept a CLD community's culture, power, and knowledge in the school context and how they align their own values and beliefs, as well as the school's policies and practices, to the communities they serve. Included is a critical analysis of relevant literature through which we identify factors that facilitate school-family collaboration and can be used to guide special educators in identifying practices either fostering or precluding authentic collaboration.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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