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Voices From Around the IEP Table : Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families, Paperback / softback Book

Voices From Around the IEP Table : Perspectives on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families Paperback / softback

Description

When a group meets to discuss a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP), they are called a team, but they rarely understand the perspectives of the people with whom they are sitting at the table. This is especially true when cultural and linguistic diversity is part of the equation. This unique book explores the individual perspectives of IEP meeting participants who work with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD). Authors interviewed a principal, a general education teacher, a special education teacher, a teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), an educational advocate, a disability rights attorney, a parent, a translator, a school psychologist, a specialist, a transition services specialist, and a guidance counselor. Their experiences provide critical insight for those seeking to realize the potential of these sometimes marginalized students. Interviews examined the dynamics of home-school communication, IEP meetings, and cross-cultural interactions. The perspectives shared in this book relate to known best practices and also provide practical suggestions for improving the experiences of teams serving the CLD population.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 1 Tables, unspecified; 1 Halftones, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Educational strategies & policy
  • ISBN: 9781475841466

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