The psychology of multiculturalism in the schools: A primer for practice, training, and research

| June 7, 2011

Title: The psychology of multiculturalism in the schools: A primer for practice, training, and research

Editor: Janine M. Jones

Publisher: National Association of School Psychologists

Call Number: HM1271 .P79 2009

From the Publisher:

Understanding the diverse cultural, linguistic, and educational needs of students is essential to creating genuinely inclusive and effective schools where all children can thrive. This is includes embracing individuality in diverse children and their families, as well as understanding the cultural foundations of learning and behavior. Edited by Janine M. Jones, The Psychology of Multiculturalism in the Schools: A Primer for Practice, Training, and Research provides school professionals the tools necessary to become culturally responsive practitioners, enhance student progress, and close the achievement gap.

About the Editor:

Janine M. Jones is an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Washington.  According to her university page she states: ”

The foundation of my research and teaching is multiculturalism—an inclusive construct that recognizes that within each person co-existing cultures can interrelate and influence one another.

My scholarly work on multiculturalism addresses the importance of understanding, respecting, valuing and incorporating culture in all services with children and families. My research focuses on three primary areas: spirituality and resilience in children and families of color, multiculturalism in the practice of School Psychology, and school based interventions that focus on socio-emotional health. I am particularly interested in culturally- related factors that promote resiliency from mental disorders in African American children and adolescents.

My current research addresses the use of multicultural counseling methods with a variety of cultural populations.  I am also conducting research on home-school-community engagement, as well as strategic initiatives that attempt to enhance home-school relationships.”

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