Disproportionately high percentages of minority school-aged children score below basic proficiency in reading and math, have lower than average high school graduation rates, and have higher than normal rates of behavioral problems. Although there is excellent research on how to combat these problems, the research has not been discussed, distilled, or disseminated in a practical, useful way for school psychologists. This book, written by an expert in the field of multicultural school psychology, will provide comprehensive coverage of the research showing what is effective when working with African-American, Hispanic, Native American, and other diverse students. Coverage of curriculum and instruction, testing and assessment, discipline and behavior management, special education, and the home and family environment is included. In addition, legal and ethical issues related to working with minority students will be interwoven throughout.
CRAIG L. FRISBY, PhD, is Associate Professor who teaches in the School Psychology Training Program at the University of MissouriColumbia. Dr. Frisby has previously served as coeditor of School Psychology Review, the official journal of the National Association of School Psychologists. He currently serves as member of the Technical Review Committee of the National Center on Response to Intervention, and as Associate Editor for the APA journal Psychological Assessment. He is coeditor of the text Comprehensive Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology.
Chapter 1 Why the Need for This Book?
Chapter 2 The Problem of Quack Multiculturalism
Chapter 3 Home and Family
Chapter 4 Contexts for School Learning
Chapter 5 General Cognitive Ability, Learning, and Instruction
Chapter 6 Testing and Assessment
Chapter 7 School Discipline and Behavior Management
Chapter 8 Crime, Delinquency, and Gangs
Chapter 9 School District Resources
Chapter 10 Where Do We Go From Here?