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ERIC Number: ED529118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 568
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5985-7163-9
Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families. Fourth Edition
Lynch, Eleanor W., Ed.; Hanson, Marci J., Ed.
Brookes Publishing Company
As the U.S. population grows more and more diverse, how can professionals who work with young children and families deliver the best services while honoring different customs, beliefs, and values? The answers are in the fourth edition of this bestselling textbook, fully revised to reflect nearly a decade of population changes and best practices in culturally competent service delivery. The gold-standard text on cross-cultural competence, this book has been widely adopted by college faculty and trusted as a reference by in-service practitioners for almost 20 years. For this timely new edition (see box), the highly regarded authors have carefully updated and expanded every chapter while retaining the basic approach and structure that made the previous editions so popular. Professionals will: (1) Get a primer on cultural competence; (2) Deepen their understanding of cultural groups; and (3) Discover better ways to serve families. Equally valuable as a textbook and a reference for practicing professionals, this comprehensive book will prepare early interventionists and other professionals to work effectively with families whose customs, beliefs, and values may differ from their own. Part I, Introduction, contains: (1) Diversity in Service Settings (Marci J. Hanson); (2) Conceptual Framework: From Culture Shock to Cultural Learning (Eleanor W. Lynch); and (3) Developing Cross-Cultural Competence (Eleanor W. Lynch). Part II, Cultural Perspectives, contains: (4) Families with Anglo-European Roots (Marci J. Hanson); (5) Families with American Indian Roots (Jennie R. Joe and Randi Suzanne Malach); (6) Families with African American Roots (Tawara D. Goode, Wendy Jones, and Vivian Jackson); (7) Families with Latino Roots (Maria E. Zuniga); (8) Families with Asian Roots (Sam Chan and Deborah Chen); (9) Families with Filipino Roots (Rosa Milagros Santos and Sam Chan); (10) Families with Native Hawaiian and Samoan Roots (Noreen Mokuau and Pemerika Tauili'ili); (11) Families with Middle Eastern Roots (Virginia-Shirin Sharifzadeh); (12) Families with South Asian Roots (Namita Jacob); and Postlude: Children of Many Songs: Diversity Within the Family (Eleanor W. Lynch and Marci J. Hanson). Part III, Summary and Implications, contains: (13) Steps in the Right Direction: Implications for Service Providers (Eleanor W. Lynch and Marci J. Hanson). Suggested reading and resources are included. [For "Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families, Third Edition," see ED491776.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States