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Assessing the Skills of a Person in a Different Culture

Think about assessing the adaptive skills of a person of a different race, culture, or ethnic group. What particular cautions should be kept in mind?

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Think about assessing the adaptive skills of a person of a different race, culture, or ethnic group.
What particular cautions should be kept in mind?

When assessing the adaptive skills of a person of a different race, culture, or ethnic group particular cautions should be kept in mind.

There are a separate set of cultural rules for different groups of people. For example, I taught in a majority black population school with the main group factor being culture of poverty. In the United States, the percentage of all children in poverty is 16.3%. The number of black children in poverty is 30.2%. So, as I worked with children there, I had to consider each student's adaptive skills that were solely used within culture of poverty and race. These were the filters that I had to be aware of when attempting to assess a student's adaptive skills when it came to learning. It is important to give credit for adaptations considering our overall societal framework. It is also important to assess only their ability without considering how some of the hidden rules of a culture, race, or ethnic group might negatively impact motivation and attitude. You almost have to remove the middle-class educational point of view and be sure to only evaluate for the adaptive quality alone. Isolating the criteria you are assessing for is the key.

There are hidden rules established in the culture of poverty. People develop an intelligent way to survive that is not acknowledged by the middle class or the wealthy. For example, when it comes to ...

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