Multicultural Transition in Kansas Schools

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Dr. Robert Bruce Scott is an advocate for multicultural high school students with special needs in Kansas. His 25 years of experience in cross-cultural learning include teaching high school English and journalism at Kickapoo Nation School in Powhattan, Kansas; teaching middle school ESL and advising the high school yearbook staff at Academia Cotopaxi, an American school in Quito, Ecuador; teaching English as a Second Language to college and adult students in Ecuador, Japan, New York, Kansas, and Colorado; and writing career-development curricula with a bilingual component as director of adult transition services at Lamar Community College, in Lamar, Colorado. Dr. Scott has served on teacher education faculty at Fort Hays State University and Kansas State University. He is past president of Kansas TESOL and past president of the Kansas Council for Exceptional Children (Kansas CEC). He served on the executive committee of the Tokyo chapter of the Japanese Association of Language Teachers (JALT). Dr. Scott also serves on ESOL and Adaptive Special Education program review teams for the Kansas Department of Education. He has participated in successful department and college-wide accreditation reviews by NCATE, AQIP, CEA (TESOL), and AEFL (Colorado Department of Education). He is editor of the ESL MiniConference Online newsletter and journal, and co-founder of Solutions for Teachers, at

Multicultural Transition in Kansas Schools

Volume One

Authored by Dr. Robert Bruce Scott Ed.D.

This book presents a comprehensive review of current research literature in the area of multicultural transition, as a context and foundation for a study of the transition practices for culturally and linguistically diverse students with special needs in Kansas high schools. Survey data from 93 special education caseworkers with direct experience on transition teams for multicultural adolescents in school districts representing all regions of the state were analyzed to determine whether current transition services in Kansas are aligned with best practices, based on the latest research in multicultural transition. The author presents recommendations for improving transition services for African-American, Native American Indian, and Hispanic/Latino adolescents with special needs.

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1467949078 / 9781467949071
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US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Education / Special Education / General

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