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ERIC Number: EJ995632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
A Framework for Providing Culturally Responsive Early Intervention Services
Bradshaw, Wendy
Young Exceptional Children, v16 n1 p3-15 Mar 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide a framework that offers a way for early intervention (EI) service providers to better meet the needs of the culturally diverse children and families they serve. This framework was created to organize existing research and literature on cultural responsiveness in a way that fit the unique context of EI. The framework draws from multiple fields of study, including early childhood, multicultural, and special education, as well as psychology and speech-language pathology, and synthesizes knowledge and best practices into four guiding principles: (1) Examining One's Own Culture; (2) Acquiring Knowledge of Family Cultures; (3) Building Culturally Responsive Practices; and (4) Reflecting and Evaluating Practices. Each principle ties together correspondent themes and ideas from multiple fields, and suggests knowledge and best practices that can be utilized to increase one's cultural responsiveness when working with families. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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