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ERIC Number: EJ1202504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Cultural-Competence Considerations for Contemporary School-Based Threat Assessment
O'Malley, Meagan D.; Wolf-Prusan, Leora; Lima Rodriguez, Cecilia; Xiong, Randy; Swarts, Mary Rose
Psychology in the Schools, v56 n2 p255-275 Feb 2019
Threat-assessment procedures are advanced for their utility in reducing racial disparities in punitive and exclusionary school discipline outcomes. Generally unexamined, however, is bias in who gets referred for school-based threat assessment and under what circumstances. Cultural-competence considerations hold promise for addressing sources of bias in the evaluation of threats made in the school setting. Using a quantitative approach, this systematic literature review examines the degree to which contemporary cultural-competence considerations are embedded in 24 school-based threat-assessment articles published between 2007 and 2017. Results indicate generally poor coverage of considerations for cultural competence both within and across threat-assessment articles. An analysis of change in cultural-competence considerations by year of publication suggests that more recently published threat-assessment literature has generally not integrated concurrent advancements in concepts of cultural competence. Preliminary guidance for incorporating contemporary cultural-competence considerations into school-based threat-assessment procedures are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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