Faculty Book: Emilia C. Lopez, ed.
Giselle B. Esquivel, Emilia C. Lopez, and Sara G. Nahari, eds.
Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
This comprehensive handbook offers a beautifully balanced view of the emerging field of multicultural school psychology. Theory, research, and practice are integrated throughout. The opening section provides an historical overview of how the field has developed, and succeeding sections discuss multicultural issues related to consultation, instructional interventions, alternative assessment, academic assessment, vocational assessment, culturally sensitive counseling models, and working with families and special populations. Distinguishing features of the book are the interdisciplinary perspectives of the contributors, its scientist-practitioner focus, its focus on multicultural and bilingual assessment issues, and its focus on the needs of special populations such as culturally different parents, gifted and talented children, preschool children, migrant families, and children with low and high incidence learning disabilities. The handbook is appropriate for graduate courses and seminars dealing with multicultural school psychology. It is also a useful reference for researchers and practicing school psychologists and the libraries serving them. Emilia C. Lopez is a professor of educational psychology at Queens College and the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: MAR 9, 2007