Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?

Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?

Understanding Race & Disability in Schools

Book - 2006
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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, teacher training, and policy renewal.
Publisher: New York ; London : Teachers College Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780807746240
Characteristics: xv, 207 p. ; 24cm
Additional Contributors: Klingner, Janette K


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