Date of Award

5-20-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Dr. Sean O'Shea

Abstract

The shifting cultural, racial, ethnic, and linguistic makeup of the United States is expected to become more diverse in the coming decades. This has important implications for direct service professionals, including social workers and educators. An overview of culturally sensitive, responsive, and competent practices is provided for work with immigrant and diverse populations to assist professionals in the process of crossing cultural bridges, overcoming privilege, and building bridges.