School Psychology Review

Understanding and Meeting The Psychological And Educational Needs Of African-American And Spanish-Speaking Students

Sharon-ann Gopaul-McNicol

pp. 529-531

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

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“In the 21st century, racial and ethnic groups in the United States will outnumber Whites for the first time. The browning of America will alter everything in society from politics and education to industry, values and culture” (Henry, 1990). Given the expected change in the demographics of the population in the 21st century, it is imperative that minorities possess the knowledge and skills for productive and responsible participation in society.