The Psychology of Multiculturalism in the Schools: A Primer for Practice, Training, and Research
Understanding the diverse cultural, linguistic, and
educational needs of students is essential to creating genuinely inclusive and
effective schools where all children can thrive. This is includes
embracing individuality in diverse children and their families, as well as
understanding the cultural foundations of learning and behavior. Edited by
Janine M. Jones, The Psychology of
Multiculturalism in the Schools: A Primer for Practice, Training, and Research provides school professionals the tools necessary to become culturally responsive
practitioners, enhance student progress, and close the achievement gap.
Organized in two
Part I: Conceptual Foundations—reflects on the theoretical basis for understanding
multiculturalism in the schools, including cultural competence, privilege,
social justice, cultural knowledge, and training.
Part II: Practical Applications—includes
specific clinical, research, and policy applications of multicultural service
delivery, addressing issues associated with everyday practice in schools.
Do You Know
and racially diverse students represent 43% of the
students 17 and younger are Latino.
- Approximately 20% of children ages 5–17 speak a
language other than English at home, and 5 percent speak English with
- 34% of Indigenous American children, 33% of Black
students, 26% of Latino students, and 17% of
students overall, live in
- In 2007, about 16 million children
age 17 and under had at least one immigrant parent.
- 86% of sexual minority youth report being harassed at
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