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Dr.Soraya Fallah to present in an Internatinal conference, Quantum

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Meet the presenters  Establishing Partnerships between School and CLD Families of Students with Disabilities; Challenges and Strategies Presented by Soraya Fallah This presentation is about creating partnerships between school, community, and culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families of students with disabilities from the Middle Eastern /North African/ Southwest Asian (MENASWA) population. Students with disabilities from CLD families of MENASWA descent are often not recorded in the United States Special Education system due to their racial classification as White. This presentation, paying particular attention to those families whose voices are often unheard and describes the experiences of these families and their children who have been identified into the U.S. Special Education system. The main needs of these students, barriers to partnering with the population of the study, and some concrete strategies for improving partnerships will be analyzed. Click below to view our a

Books by faculty and alumni appears in CSU | Volume 6 | Winter 2021

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  Books (calstate.edu)   | Volume 6 | Winter 2021 Books by faculty and alumni include college textbooks about teaching special needs students, science and LGBTQ. Other works look at bookishness, Amazon and avian art. Northridge Learning Challenges for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students With Disabilities  By Soraya Fallah,   research assistant, Center for Teaching and Learning; Bronte Reynolds, professor of educational leadership and policy studies; and Wendy Murawski, executive director and Eisner Endowed Chair of the Center for Teaching and Learning; all at CSUN Published January 2020 This reference publication identifies ways in which CLD families can help schools build educators’ cultural competence. It explores the idea of disabilities as a social model with a focus on strengths rather than a medical model focused on needs and weaknesses.

"Social Justice and Parent Partnerships in Multicultural Education Contexts" was selected for K-12 Online Learning E-Book Collection

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On Jun 18,2020,  IGI, M. Manager reported that our  Publication, Social Justice and Parent Partnerships in Multicultural Education Contexts, Was Chosen to Be Featured in IGI Global's New K-12 Online Learning E-Book Collection. The book was carefully assessed and selected  by IGI Global’s executive editorial board for inclusion in our new  K-12 Online Learning E-Book Collection . She indicated : "With many researchers discussing the challenges the K-12 education sector is facing in shifting to online education, this collection was created to provide those within K-12 educational settings (i.e. primary and secondary institutions, educational consultants, school administrators, course developers, and public libraries) with valuable professional development resources as they are facing the challenges of teaching developing minds, disadvantaged youths, and special needs students in online-only environments. This collection was carefully curated to include 285+ title

"Culture Project" to publish Annika Unander's book Review on "Learning Challenges for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students with Disabilities"

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ARTICLES AND ESSAYS A Reference Book That Prepares Future Educational Leaders By  Culture Project   On  Jun 3, 2020   15   Share A short review on “ Learning Challenges for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students With Disabilities ” ( Dr.Soraya Fallah,Dr.Bronte Reynolds,Dr.Wendy Murawski ) Newly published book,  Learning Challenges for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students with Disabilities (2020) is a  reference source in educational literature arena. College students in a credential program, PK-12 administrators, PK-14 teachers, disability organization, school staff development trainers, educational consulting company & initiatives, and activists for rights of education can use this book. Annika Unander, Intervention Teacher from a California based school appreciate this reference text book and after reading this book believes that it “is an important book for any educator who seeks to improve outcomes for CLD students with

For Kurdish Readers: Voice of America -Kurdish(VOA) Interviews Dr. Soraya Fallah on “Learning Challenges for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students With Disabilities”

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دکتۆرە سورەیا فەلاح: باس لە پەرتۆکەکەی دەکات سەبارەت بەو کەسانەی خاوەن پێداویستی تاێبەتن و زمان و کەڵتوورێکی جیاوازیان هەیە ی مانگی پـێنج ٣٠, ٢٠٢٠ گومانی تێدا نییە کەسانی خاوەن پێداویستی تاێبەت پێویستیان بە یارمەتیەکی زۆرترە تاکو کەسانی ئاسایی بۆ ئەوەی وەکو کەسانی تر هاوسەنگیەک لە ژیانیاندا درووست بکەن و وەکو هەر تاکێک لە رەورەوەی ژیاندا دووا نەکەوون . حکومەتانی رۆژئاوا تا ئەندازەیەکی زۆر پێداویستیەکانیان بۆ ئەو جۆرە کەسانە دابینکردوون . دکتۆرە سورەیا فەلاح، دکتۆراە لە رێبازی سیستمی پەروەردە بۆ ماوەی چەندین ساڵە بە پەرتۆکێکەوە ماندوو بوە بۆ یارمەتیدانی ئەو کەسانەی خاوەن پێداویستی تاێبەتن و زمان و کەڵتوورێکی جیاوازیان هەیە . ئاخۆ کیین ئەو کەسانەی خاوەن پێداویستی تاێبەتن وە گرنگی ئەم پەرتوکە لە چیدایە؟ دکتۆرە سورەیا دەڵێت "خوێندکارانی خاوەن پێداویستی تاێبەت ئەو خوێندکارانەن کە بە هۆێ کێشەیەکی جەستەییدا یان رۆحی کە هەیانە پێداویستیەکی تاێبەتیان هەیە وەک کەم توانایی یان ناتوانایی وە زۆرتر لە ٢٠٪ خەڵک کێشە تاێبەتیان هەیە وە لە جیهاندا ٣٧٪ وە ئەوانەی زمان و کەڵتوور

Reviews and Commentary on "Learning Challenges for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students with Disabilities"

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Reviews: "I am honored to share this work with my co-author and partner through this scholarly journey. Dr. Soraya Fallah, had shared her commitment, her passion, her knowledge, and her meaningful personal experiences to bring us all to a significant awareness of the needs of young children from faraway places. Dr. Fallah began this journey as a member of a class of brilliant young scholars who occupied places in the graduate programs of our university, pursuing their dreams and ambitions in the area of educational leadership. She continued along that path, accepting, meeting, and overcoming challenges along the way, in the end to persevere and succeed in achieving a personal vision, to affectively assume a position as a scholarly leader and to communicate to us all, a most important message to the leaders of our schools in this country. An outstanding characteristic of an effective leader is to model the way, and we all share in the gratitude to Dr. Fallah