Multicultural Special Education Culturally Responsive Teaching

ISBN-10: 0131178121
ISBN-13: 9780131178120
Edition: 2007
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List price: $67.60
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Because of recent demographic changes in our society, general and special educators are challenged to look for innovative ways to maximize all studentsrsquo; potential in school programs. Multicultural Special Education: Culturally Responsive Teaching is a timely book that examines multiculturalism, disability, and education and focuses on how to make education better for all multicultural learners. Contributions from leading experts examine categories of exceptionalities (from multicultural perspectives), while integrated case studies andnbsp;chapter material focus on ways to be an effective and culturally responsive educator. Divided into four parts, this new offering examines the foundations of multicultural special education; the categories of exceptionalities from multicultural perspectives; lifespan issues; and the future of the field.

Festus E. Obiakor, Ph.D.,nbsp;is Department Head and Professor, Early Childhood and Special Education, Dewar College of Education and Human Services, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia. A teacher, scholar, and consultant, he has served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at a variety of universities. Henbsp;is the author of more than 150 publications, including books, articles, and commentaries; and he has presented papers at many national and international conferences.nbsp;He serves on the editorial boards of reputable nationally and internationally refereed journals, including Multicultural Learningnbsp;and Teaching (MLT)nbsp;in whichnbsp;he serves as co-executive Editor. Obiakor is a leader whonbsp;has been involved in many landmark scholarly works in the fields of general and special education, with particular focus on African American and other culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners and he continues to prescribe multidimensional methods of assessment, teaching, and intervention for these individuals. Based on this premise, henbsp;created the Comprehensive Support Model (CSM), an intervention model that values the collaborative, consultative, and cooperative energies of students, families, teachers/service providers, communities, and government agencies.

Foundations of Multicultural Special Education
Multicultural Special Education in Today's Schools
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
The Identification of Juan
The Assessment of Juan
The Categorization of Juan
The Placement of Juan
The Instruction of Juan
Making Multicultural Special Education Functional
Understanding Multicultural Education
Language Valuing/Devaluing and Special Education
Multicultural Special Education: The Reality of Change
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Bilingualism and Special Education
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Referrals of ELLs
Assessment and Eligibility Considerations
Creating Optimal Learning Experiences for ELLs
Making Instruction Comprehensible for ELLs in General and Special Education: What Ms. Webster Did
Lesson Preparation
Comprehensibility
Lesson Delivery
Interaction
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Litigation and Legislation: Impact on Multicultural Special Education
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Litigation and Legislation: Civil Rights Channels
Disability Legislation
Equalizing Education: In Quest of Learners' Rights
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Impact on Multicultural Learners with Exceptionalities
Multicultural Special Education: Responding to Civil Rights
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Categories of Exceptionalities: Multicultural Perspectives
Working with Multicultural Learners with Communication Disorders
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
The Reality of Cultural and Linguistic Diversities
Language Difference Versus Language Disorder
Language Difference and Nonstandard Varieties of English
Proactive Strategies for Multicultural Learners with Communication Disorders
Valuing Language Minority/English-Language Learners
Taking Advantage of Home and School Cultures
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Working with Multicultural Learners with Cognitive Disabilities
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Identification and Assessment of Students with Cognitive Disabilities
Responding to Learning Characteristics of Multicultural Students with Cognitive Disabilities
Receptive and Expressive Language
Generalization of Skills
Memory
Motivation and Self-Direction
Reaching Students Like Joseph
Culturally Centric Curriculum and Pedagogy
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Working with Multicultural Learners with Learning Disabilities
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Conceptual Frameworks of Learning Disabilities
The Imperative Nature of Multicultural Education
Working with Multicultural Learners with Learning Disabilities
Doing Clinical Interviews
Making Assessments Ecological
Interviewing Parents
Doing Teacher Interviews
Interpreting Intelligence Tests Multidimensionally
Understanding Achievement Testing
Reviewing Cumulative Reports and Records
Incorporating Innovative Teaching Techniques
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Working with Multicultural Learners with Behavioral Problems
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
The Identification of Roberto
Prereferral Process
The Assessment of Roberto
The Categorization of Roberto
Culturally Responsive Interventions for Roberto
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Working with Multicultural Learners with Gifts and Talents
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Characteristics of Multicultural Learners with Gifts and Talents
Academic and Learning Capabilities
Social and Emotional Abilities
Educational Considerations for Multicultural Learners with Gifts and Talents
Learning Style Preferences
Educational Programming
Culturally Responsive Teaching
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Working with Multicultural Learners with Autism
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Defining Autism
Characteristics of Autism
Social Skills
Communication Skills
Behavioral Repertoire
Assessment and Classification of Multicultural Learners with Autism
Instruction of Multicultural Learners with Autism
Multidimensional Vision for the 21st Century
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Working with Multicultural Learners with Traumatic Brain Injury
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Multicultural Issues and TBI
Trauma as a Multicultural Issue
Developmental Attributes of TBI
Family Influences
Economic Issues
Place of Residence
Language Fluency
Educating Multicultural Learners with TBI
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Working with Multicultural Learners with Physical and Health Impairments
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Definitions and Terms in Physical and Health Impairments
Functional Educational Needs of Multicultural Learners with Physical and Health Impairments
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Working with Multicultural Learners with Hearing Loss
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Language and Communication
Assessment and Placement
Cultural Issues and Role Models
Effective Programming for Multicultural Learners with Hearing Loss
Educational Support Services
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Working with Multicultural Learners with Visual Impairments
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Historical Perspectives
Etiologies of Visual Impairments in Cultural Groups
Beliefs About Visual Impairments
Beliefs About Causes of Visual Impairments
Beliefs About Treatment of Visual Impairments
Beliefs About Education
Working with Multicultural Students Who Are English-Language Learners
Multicultural Learners with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities
Resources for Educators
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Lifespan Issues and Multicultural Special Education
Early Childhood Multicultural Special Education
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Cultural Competency in Early Childhood Special Education
Early Childhood Special Education and Family Involvement
Assessing Young Children with Special Needs
Multicultural Intervention for Young Children with Exceptionalities
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Multicultural Special Education Transition Programming
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Foundations of Transition Planning for Multicultural Learners
Using Nondiscriminatory Assessment
Involving Multicultural Students and Their Family
Putting Together the Transition Planning Team
Individualizing Transition Plans
Developing Self-Determination
Beyond Tradition: Multicultural Considerations in Transition Planning
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Family Empowerment and Multicultural Special Education
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Family Empowerment in Education
Moving Forward with Family Empowerment in an Era of Accountability
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Culturally Responsive School Leadership for Exceptional Learners
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Cultural Imperatives and Government Accountability
Community and Multicultural Partnerships
District-Level Visionary Leadership for Multicultural Learners
Professional Learning Communities in Multicultural Contexts
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Future Perspectives of Multicultural Special Education
Transforming Special Education Through Culturally Responsive Practices
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Espoused Theory Versus Theory in Action in the Education of Multicultural Learners
Prevention and Early Intervention
Accountability
Full and Individual Evaluations
Decision Making
Intervention
Personnel Preparation
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Teacher Preparation and Multicultural Special Education
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Educating Multicultural Learners
Multicultural Teacher Preparation
Program Components for Multicultural Teacher Preparation
Focusing Attention on Diversity and Culture
Increasing Knowledge About Multicultural Groups
Facilitating the Development of Multicultural Teaching Competencies
Initiating Ideological Development
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Using Technology to Advance Multicultural Special Education
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Multiculturalism and Technology
Instructional Technology
Assistive Technology Devices and Services
New Vision for the New Millennium
Involving the Family in Decision Making
Understanding the Family's Value System
Knowing the Importance of Cooperation Versus Personal Achievement
Recognizing Important Holidays
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Multicultural Special Education: Future Perspectives
Thinking About Multicultural Special Education
Cultural Issues in Special Education: Future Challenges
Accommodating Culture in Special Education Practice: Future Directions
A Culturally Responsive Educator
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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