Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?: Understanding Race & Disability in Schools
This powerful book examines the disproportionate placement of Black and Hispanic students in special education. The authors present compelling stories representing the range of experiences that culturally and linguistically diverse students are apt to face in school. They examine the children’s experiences, their families’ interactions with school personnel, the teachers’ and schools’ estimation of the children and their families, and the school climate that influences decisions about referrals. Based on the authors’ work in a large, culturally diverse school district, the book concludes with recommendations for improving educational practice and teacher training and for policy renewal. Features:
* Examples that reveal how social processes and stereotypical expectations often lead to an inaccurate designation of disability.
* Real-life portraits showing that "risk" exists in schools, not only in families and communities.
* Recommendations for improving the placement process, including provisions based on a demonstrated need, rather than on a disability classification.
Specifications of Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?: Understanding Race & Disability in Schools
|Author||Beth Harry, Janette K. Klingner|
|Publisher||Teachers College Press|
|Number Of Pages||207|
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