An Interdisciplinary Course to Prepare School Professionals to Collaborate with Families of Exceptional Children
Lam, Sarah Kit-Yee, Multicultural Education
To help children succeed in schools, professionals must work with the family system since "the family is the child's first teacher" (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2001, p. 48) and the benefits of involving families in educating children are evident in research findings (California State Board of Education, 1994; Henderson & Berla, 1994). School professionals include teachers, school social workers, school psychologists, school counselors, and school nurses.
When professionals collaborate with families, they must understand and align their approaches with the world view of families from different cultures (Brown, Pryzwansky, & Schulte, 2001). In essence …
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Publication information: Article title: An Interdisciplinary Course to Prepare School Professionals to Collaborate with Families of Exceptional Children. Contributors: Lam, Sarah Kit-Yee - Author. Magazine title: Multicultural Education. Volume: 13. Issue: 2 Publication date: Winter 2005. Page number: 38+. © 2005 Caddo Gap Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.