Exploring the Cultural Expectations in Special Education and their Impact on CLD Families

Participating in special education processes requires an understanding of the cultural expectations embedded in the process. For many families, these expectations stand in direct contrast to their own cultural norms. This session will explore the cultural expectations built into the special education systems and discuss the impact these expectations have on culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families. Through whole group and small group discussion, participants will be able to 1) Define the cultural expectations embedded in special education participation, including in dispute resolution and prevention processes; 2) List the barriers these expectations may have on CLD families, and; 3) Identify strategies to support CLD families' participation in special education processes within their communities.

Oct 28 2022 10:15 - 11:45am MDT