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.She referred him because of his lack of basic alphabetic and math concepts. ... By October he was working on the 1st-grade math book, and the teacher anticipated that he would soon have mastered his IEP goal of knowing numbers 1a20, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?|
|Author||:||Beth Harry, Janette K. Klingner|
|Publisher||:||Teachers College Press - 2014-04-01|