This unique guidebook is specifically designed with useful multicultural applications aimed at practice-based school psychology. The text compiles an informational and instructional array of helpful "hands-on" checklists, reviews of some of the most current cultural literature applicable to best practices, and provides guided steps to take in various practice-based situations. Multicultural School Psychology Competencies: A Practical Guide is practice-based, culture-sensitive, and intended for the multicultural competency preparation of psychologists-in-training and in practice as well as other professionals working with diverse children and youth in schools and other educational settings.
Chapter 10: Acculturation
Almost 20 percent of children in the United States are the offspring of immigrants. Children who are immigrants or American-born progeny of immigrants numbered 13.7 million in 1997 (cited in Drugger, 1998). Many of these children are from Central America, Asia, Russia, and other Eastern European countries. ...