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Families and Culture
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DEFINITION A family is defined as people living together who are related by birth, marriage or adoption Culture refers to the shared values, traditions and beliefs of a group of people
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Chapter Three is about the intersection between family and culture
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Culture can be seen as a series of norms or tendencies shared, interpreted, and adapted by a group of people Culture may guide the way you think, dress, feel, behave, etc.
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MINORITY AND ETHNIC GROUPS Minority groups may be categorized according to ethnicity, gender, language, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status Ethnicity usually refers to membership in a particular racial or national group.
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Culture and Disability The perception of disability is rooted in the values of the culture For example, if reading and speaking well are highly valued, not being able to do those things becomes a mark of failure.
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WORKING WITH CULTURALLY DIVERSE FAMILIES Before you can begin to understand other cultures, you must first do a self-examination Professionals must develop cultural competence-respect for difference, eagerness to learn, and a willingness to accept that there are many ways of viewing the world
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Professionals must develop working relationships with culturally diverse parents. Professionals need to build bridges between the values and experiences of families and those of the special education system by operating within a framework of cultural reciprocity----a two way process of information sharing and understanding that can be truly reciprocal and that can lead to genuine mutual understanding and cooperation
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FOUR ESSENTIAL STEPS FOR DEVELOPING A POSTURE OF CULTURAL RECIPROCITY Identify the cultural values that are embedded in your interpretation of a student’s difficulties or in the recommendation for service. Find out whether the family being served recognizes and values these assumption, and, if not, how their view differs from yours Acknowledge and give explicit respect to any cultural differences identified, and fully explain the cultural basis of your assumptions Through discussion and collaboration, set about determining the most effective way of adapting your professional interpretations or recommendations to the value system of this family
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APPROACHES TO STUDYING FAMILIES The Family Systems Approach assumes that what happens to one family member affects all family members
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Cultures Many of us have or have had fantasies about our unborn children. We picture our offspring winning the science fair, competing in the
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