School Psychology Review

Implications For School Psychologists: Synthesis Of The Mini-Series

Sharon-ann Gopaul-McNicol

pp. 597-600

Mini-Series: Understanding and Meeting the Psychological and Educational Needs of African-American and Spanish-Speaking Students

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A synthesis of the special issue is presented by showing how the psychoeducational status of minority students can be enhanced if school psychologists and teachers take into consideration the linguistic and cultural differences of students. More responsive educational approaches that match and nurture the positive cultural experiences of minority students are emphasized. Implications for conducting culturally relevant assessments of intelligence and personality are discussed. A research agenda for the next decade is proposed.