ERIC Number: EJ1040598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Multicultural Supervision: What Difference Does Difference Make?
Eklund, Katie; Aros-O'Malley, Megan; Murrieta, Imelda
Contemporary School Psychology, v18 n3 p195-204 Sep 2014
Multicultural sensitivity and competency represent critical components to contemporary practice and supervision in school psychology. Internship and supervision experiences are a capstone experience for many new school psychologists; however, few receive formal training and supervision in multicultural competencies. As an increased number of students from culturally diverse backgrounds are accepted into school psychology training programs, it is likely students will encounter supervisory experiences in which the supervisor is of a culture other than their own. This paper explores cultural factors impacting supervision, reviews research on cultural match between supervisor and supervisee, as well as highlights best practice considerations for engaging in effective multicultural supervision.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Supervision, School Psychology, Cultural Awareness, Interpersonal Competence, Supervisory Methods, Supervisory Training, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Cultural Pluralism, Best Practices, Internship Programs, Supervisor Qualifications
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