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Cultural Reciprocity in Special Education: Building FamilyProfessional Relationships
Supporting Development in Internationally Adopted Children
Transition Planning for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Youth
Skilled Dialogue: Strategies for Responding to Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood, Second Edition
Supporting Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education: A Cross-Cultural Competence Video Library
The New Voices ~ Nuevas Voces Guide to Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood
Understanding Families: Approaches to Diversity, Disability, and Risk
Early Childhood Coaching Handbook
One Child, Two Languages: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language, Second Edition
NEW editionall the latest on working with diverse families
Developing Cross-Cultural Competence
A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families, Fourth Edition
Edited by Eleanor W. Lynch, Ph.D., San Diego State University, & Marci J. Hanson, Ph.D., San Francisco State University
|“Updated examples help to clearly position this book in the complexities of the 21st century. This text should be required reading ... we all need to deepen our understandings of the role of culture in our professional lives.” Linda M. Espinosa, Ph.D., former professor of Early Childhood Education, University of MissouriColumbia
“Avoids stereotyping, while at the same time providing a much needed window into common beliefs and perceptions that may be held by a diverse range of families. From intake through service delivery this volume will serve as invaluable guide to helping practitioners build strong and respectful relationships with the families and children they serve.” Lillian K. Durán, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Special Education & Rehabilitation, Utah State University
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
- Get a primer on cultural competence. Readers will examine how their own cultural values and beliefs shape their professional practice, how the worldviews of diverse families may affect their perceptions of programs and services, and how providers can communicate more effectively with families from different cultural backgrounds.
- Deepen their understanding of cultural groups. Learn from in-depth chapters with nuanced, multifaceted explorations of nine different cultural backgrounds: Anglo-European, American Indian, African American, Latino, Asian, Filipino, Native Hawaiian and Samoan, Middle Eastern, and South Asian. Readers will get up-to-date insights on history, demographics, traditions, values, and family structure, and they'll examine the diverse ways each culture approaches child rearing, medical care, education, and disability.
- Discover better ways to serve families. Readers will get concrete recommendations for providing more effective, sensitive, and culturally competent services to children and families. They'll find practical guidance for every step in the service delivery process, from initiating contact with families to implementing and evaluating services. Vivid case stories and photos bring the principles of cultural competence to life, and the helpful appendixes give professionals quick access to cultural courtesies and customs, key vocabulary words, significant cultural events and holidays, and more. Plus an expanded list of resources points readers to books, films, theater, and other media that will enhance their understanding of other cultures.
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.
- Revised chapter on African American roots
- Every chapter thoroughly updated and expanded
- Expanded coverage of disabilities
- More on spiritual and religious diversity
- Strategies for helping families make decisions about language use (English-only vs. preservation of native language)
568 pages /7 x 10