Children of Intercountry Adoptions in School: A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Overview

Children of intercountry adoption have complex histories that place them at high risk for difficulty or failure in school. Teachers and other school professionals rarely know how to test them, teach them, or meet their needs. This volume explains those needs and offers guidelines and suggestions for maximizing the educational performance of these children and helping them to meet their potential.

The volume includes research on children adopted from several countries, including ...

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Overview

Children of intercountry adoption have complex histories that place them at high risk for difficulty or failure in school. Teachers and other school professionals rarely know how to test them, teach them, or meet their needs. This volume explains those needs and offers guidelines and suggestions for maximizing the educational performance of these children and helping them to meet their potential.

The volume includes research on children adopted from several countries, including Russia and former Soviet states, Romania, and China. Content includes information from adoption literature on English as a Second Language classes, as well as special education law and research. The volume also presents the stories of real children adopted from Romania, Russia, and China, along with their parents and their interactions with schools in the United States.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897898416
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

RUTH LYN MEESE is Professor of Special Education at Longwood University in Virginia. Meese is the author of three textbooks and numerous articles on special education. She is also a member of Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption (FRUA) and the proud parent of a daughter adopted at age four from Russia.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Understanding Children of Intercountry Adoption 1
1 Introduction: Who Are These Children? 3
2 Risks for School Performance Associated with Intercountry Adoption 23
3 Adoption and Institutionalization Issues in the School Years 55
Pt. II Helping the Child at School 77
4 Classroom Strategies for Parents and Teachers 79
5 Language, Learning, and Limited English Proficiency 103
6 Accessing Special Education and Section 504 Services 127
7 Postscript: Laura, Jennifer, and Olivia 147
App. A: Organizations and Resources 151
App. B Literature for Children and Young Adults 173
References 177
Index 189
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