School psychology practice does not exist in a vacuum and is not value-neutral. As the role and function of the school psychologist continues to evolve and expand, social justice provides a needed real-world framework for school psychology students, practitioners, supervisors, and professors to guide their efforts. Culled from years of experience by experts working in a vast array of applied environments and appropriate both for practitioners and for graduate courses in multicultural school psychology and/or the role and function of school psychologists, this book takes the reader through a tour of common school psychology topics and functions through the lens of social justice. Utilizing case examples and concrete suggestions, a critical yet hopeful vision of ways in which school psychologists can work to achieve positive outcomes for students, families, schools, and society is provided.
"School Psychology and Social Justiceis the most comprehensive compendium of papers about social justice and school psychology published to date. It elucidates the rich meaning of the construct of social justice and artfully links concepts of social justice with important developments in school psychology, including public health, global health, multiculturalism, and positive psychology. This text is an essential resource for researchers, educators, students, and practitioners."
—Thomas J. Power, PhD, professor of school psychology in pediatrics, psychiatry and education at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Pediatric School Psychology: Conceptualization, Applications, and Leadership Development
"The editors and authors of School Psychology and Social Justice contribute their extensive expertise in first defining and clarifying the construct of social justice and then articulating the application of social justice principles to many diverse areas, including; assessment, behavior, mental health, family, school, community, culture, and advocacy. Professionals, faculty, and students will all benefit from reading this important book."
—Shane R. Jimerson, PhD, professor of school psychology at University of California–Santa Barbara
"In School Psychology and Social Justice, the authors provide much-needed practical advice for school psychologists interested in working effectively with diverse individuals, groups, and communities. This is a must read for all school psychologists."
—Tammy L. Hughes, PhD, coauthor of Understanding Girl Bullying and What to Do About It: Strategies to Heal the Divide and Martin Hehir CSSp Chair in Scholarly Excellence at Duquesne University
"This book is an important contribution to the field of school psychology. The authors expertly weave theory, research and practice into a best-practices framework that intentionally considers social injustices in our schools and strategies to systematically address them."
—Paul McCabe, PhD, author of Psychiatric Disorders: Current Topics and Interventions for Educators and professor of school psychology at Brooklyn College
Acknowledgements 1. Introduction (David Shriberg, Samuel Y. Song, Antoinette Halsell Miranda & Kisha M. Radliff) 2. Social Justice in School Psychology: An Historical Perspective (Terry B. Gutkin and Samuel Y. Song) 3. School Psychology and Social Justice in the Global Community (Bonnie Kaul Nastasi and Kristen Varjas) 4. What Do We Mean When We Say Social Justice in School Psychology? (Mary M. Clare) 5. Understanding and Addressing Inequities in Special Education (Amanda L. Sullivan) 6. Systemic School Discipline: Issues of Equity from a Social Justice Perspective (Amity Noltemeyer and Pamela Fenning) 7. Paving the Way for Cosmopolitan Resilient Schools: Promoting Resilience and Social Justice in Urban, Suburban and Rural Schools (Geraldine V. Oades-Sese, Mark Kitzie and Wai-Ling Rubic) 8. Institutional Barriers: Poverty and Education (Stacy A. S. Williams and Deborah Peek Crockett) 9. Social Justice in the Air: School Culture and Climate (Samuel Y. Song and Kelly Marth) 10. A Social Justice Approach to Assessment (Markeda L. Newell and Gina Coffee) 11. Promoting Social Justice by Addressing Barriers to Academic Success (Jennifer I. Durham) 12. Behavioral Issues in the Classroom (Antoinette Halsell Miranda) 13. Consultation and Collaboration (Janay B. Sander) 14. Mental Health Issues: Non-Academic Barriers to Success in School (Kisha M. Radliff) 15. Family, School, and Community Partnerships (Janine M. Jones) 16. The School Psychologist as Advocate (Alissa Briggs) 17. Graduate Education and Professional Development (David Shriberg) 18. Moving Forward (David Shriberg, Samuel Y. Song, Antoinette Halsell Miranda & Kisha M. Radliff)