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

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

by Ruth Lyn Meese
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897898419

ISBN-13: 9780897898416

Pub. Date: 09/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897898416
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Understanding Children of Intercountry Adoption

Introduction: Who Are These Children?

Risks for School Performance Associated with Intercountry Adoption

Adoption and Institutionalization Issues in the School Years

Helping the Child at School

Classroom Strategies for Parents and Teachers

Language, Learning, and Limited English Proficiency

Accessing Special Education and Section 504 Services

Postscript: Laura, Jennifer, and Olivia

Appendix A: Organizations and Web Sites

Appendix B: Annotated Bibliography of Stories for Children of Intercountry Adoption

References

Index

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