Cultural Sensitivity

Building Culturally Sensitive Teams in School-wide Positive Behavior Support
http://www.swpbs.org/schoolwide/files/ColoradoCulturalSensitivity2008.pdf
This presentation provides an overview of cultural competence and describes how school teams can incorporate cultural sensitivity interventions into all three tiers of school-wide positive behavior support.

Minneapolis Cultural Compentence Links
http://sss.mpls.k12.mn.us/Cultural_Competence_and_Equity.html
This link provides several tools used by the Minneapolis, MN Public Schools to achieve cultural competence and equity.

The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt)
http://www.nccrest.org/
A project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, provides technical assistance and professional development to close the achievement gap between students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers, and reduce inappropriate referrals to special education. The project targets improvements in culturally responsive practices, early intervention, literacy, and positive behavioral supports.

Urban School Improvement
http://www.urbanschools.org/index.html
This website provides information about the complex issues faced by urban families and their children as they strive for access to high quality, results-oriented education.

Useful References on Cultural Sensitivity
http://swpbs.org/schoolwide/files/
references_cultural_characteristics.pdf

The references in this document can help school teams get started implementing cultural competence-focused interventions into school-wide positive behavior support planning.


Useful References on Cultural Sensitivity: Articles and Book Chapters on School-wide PBS in Urban Contexts

  • Warren, J.S., Edmonson, H.M., Griggs, P., Lassen, S.R., McCart, A., Turnbull, A.P., & Sailor, W. (2003). Urban applications of school-wide positive behavior support: Critical issues and lessons learned. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5(2), 80-91.

Article abstract: http://pbi.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/5/2/80

  • Warren, J.S., Edmonson, H.M., Griggs, P., Lassen, S.R., McCart, A., Turnbull, A.P., & Sailor, W. (2004). Urban applications of school-wide positive behavior support: Critical issues and lessons learned. In L.M. Bambara, G. Dunlap, & I.S. Schwartz (Eds.), Positive behavior support: Critical articles on improving practice for individuals with severe disabilities (pp. 376-387). Pro-Ed and TASH.

Book details from the Publisher: http://www.proedinc.com/customer/productView.aspx?ID=3172

 
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