Lane and Keith publish article to educate disability service providers on Native American culture

By wayne.steffen on June 11, 2018 @ 11:21am

Julie Lane, Ed.D., associate professor and division chair for educational leadership, and Lisa Keith, Psy.D., associate professor of special education and director, mild/moderate credential and M.A. in special education programs, published the article “A Pilot Study: Addressing Native American Cultural Competency” in the International Journal of Education and Culture, No. 18, Vol. 7. According to the abstract: “A pilot study was conducted to teach helping professionals learn about Native American culture and pathways to engage Native American peoples in utilizing special education and disability services. Twenty-nine helping professionals attended a one-day Native American Cultural Competency Conference. Utilizing a qualitative panel study design, a pre- and post-survey was distributed to conference participants to understand (1) participants’ self-perceived barriers in serving Native American children with disabilities, (2) how to better serve the Native American community, and (3) changes in previously perceived barriers.”

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