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Author Harry, Beth.

Title Why are so many minority students in special education? : understanding race & disability in schools / Beth Harry, Janette Klingner ; forewords by Lisa D. Delpit and Alfredo Artiles.

Publication Info. New York : Teachers College Press, [2014]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  371.9 H249w 2014    ---  Available
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Edition Second edition.
Description xvii, 236 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-228) and index.
Contents Overview: Ethnic disproportionality in special education -- School structure: institutional bias and individual agency -- Cultural consonance, dissonance, and the nuances of racism -- In the classroom: opportunity to learn -- The construction of family identity: stereotypes and cultural capital -- At the conference table: the discourse of identity construction -- Bilingual issues and the referral process -- Constructing intellectual disability: cracks and redundancies -- Constructing learning disabilities: redundancies and discrepancies -- Constructing emotional/behavior disorders: from troubling to troubled behavior -- Into special education: exile or solution? -- Conclusion -- Epilogue. Research methods: Who are we and how did we do this research?
Summary 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. The book concludes with recommendations for improving educational practice, teacher training, and policy renewal. -- from back cover.
Subject Special education -- United States -- Evaluation.
Children with disabilities -- Education -- United States -- Evaluation.
Discrimination in education -- United States.
Minorities -- Education -- United States.
Educational equalization -- United States.
Children with disabilities -- Education -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst00855564
Discrimination in education. (OCoLC)fst00895037
Educational equalization. (OCoLC)fst00903418
Minorities -- Education. (OCoLC)fst01023119
Special education -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst01128860
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Klingner, Janette K.
ISBN 9780807755068 (pbk.)
0807755060 (pbk.)
9780807772928 (ebook)

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