This book provides a comprehensive exploration of critical topics in multicultural special education. Filled with case studies, objectives, and summaries to support deeper learning, the chapters discuss privilege and power in K-12 school systems, effective and differentiated instruction, culturally competent IEPs and transition plans, and appropriate assessment. Drawing from seminal multicultural education and culturally sustaining pedagogies, this essential text helps educators develop the skills necessary to affirm and honor identities while meeting the instructional needs of culturally diverse students with disabilities.
1. Social Construction of Disability 2. Intersection of Multicultural Education and Special Education in Theory and Practice 3. Alternative Education Placements for Students with Disabilities 4. Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for all Youth: Practitioner Framework and Introduction to Learning Lab 5. Cultural Competence in Special Education Assessment 6. Cultural Competence in Special Education Instruction 7. Affirming IEP and Transition Plans for Students with Disabilities 8. Family, School, and Community 9. Case Study: Engaging Native Families and Tribal Communities in Children’s Education: Venerating Indigenous Knowledges as the Fundamental Principles on which to Base Pedagogy and Practice 10. Case Study: School-Community Partnerships for a Multicultural Education