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Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is the first book to offer the theoretical background, practical knowledge, and training strategies needed to achieve multicultural competence. Focusing on a wide range of professional settings, editors Donald B. Pope-Davis, Hardin L.K. Coleman, William Ming Liu, and Rebecca L. Toporek provide a compendium of the latest research related to multicultural competency and the hands-on framework to develop specialized multicultural practices. An indispensable resource for psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and teachers, Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology is also an ideal supplementary text for students in counseling and clinical practice courses.

The Multicultural Competence of Teachers and the Challenge of Academic Achievement
The multicultural competence of teachers and the challenge of academic achievement
Ernest D.Washington Jr. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The multicultural movement and the school reform movement have evolved to address the underachievement of poor children. The multicultural movement set as its first priority to challenge the Eurocentric perspective in the schools. It is now widely accepted that the curriculum and instruction in schools should reflect a multicultural perspective. The first phase of challenging the hegemony of the Eurocentric perspective is now a fait accompli. This movement, led by people of color and their supporters, did have its successes. Nevertheless, a change to a multicultural perspective did not result in increased achievement. The multicultural movement is now ...

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