Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education? Understanding Race and Disability in Schools

ISBN-10: 0807755060

ISBN-13: 9780807755068

Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)

Authors: Beth Harry, Janette Klinger

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The second edition of this powerful book examines the disproportionate placement of Black and Hispanic students in special education. The authors present compelling, research-based stories representing the range of experiences faced by culturally and linguistically diverse students who fall in the liminal shadow of perceived disability. 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 to special education. Based on the authors' 4 years of ethnographic research in a large, culturally diverse school district, the book concludes with recommendations for improving educational practice, teacher training, and policy renewal.
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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 5/3/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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