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ERIC Number: EJ981572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Strengthening Competence in Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Lineman, Janeann M.; Miller, Gloria E.
Communique, v40 n8 p20-21 Jun 2012
It has been projected that by 2020 one out of three children will be from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) background. Rapid changes in school demographics and student needs are already presenting new challenges to school-based service-delivery methods and there have been calls for increased professional development efforts to better meet the needs of the diverse population. While studies have linked perceptions of value and skill levels to general service-delivery practices, there is little research on such perceptions as related to CLD problem-solving practices. Yet such information is a critical issue in identifying professional development needs regarding one of the foundational practice domains identified in the NASP "Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services". Understanding of diversity in development and learning is a key competency area that underlies and supports all areas of practice. Unfortunately, there continues to be a need for guidance on the implementation of specific CLD practices that occur in daily practice. Thus, the goal of this study was to develop a survey to directly assess practitioners' perceptions of effective CLD strategies that occur within a problem-solving consultation framework. The results of the survey could help initiate discussion of future training needs. It is also hoped that results will help align professional development opportunities regarding effective evidence-based strategies to enhance services related to Domain 8 of the NASP (2010) Practice Model. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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