Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?: Understanding Race & Disability in Schools, Second Edition

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Teachers College Press, Apr 1, 2014 - Education - 256 pages
The authors present compelling stories representing the range of experiences that culturally and linguistically diverse students are apt to face in school.
 

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Contents

Overview Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education
1
School Structure Institutional Bias and Individual Agency
30
Cultural Consonance Dissonance and the Nuances of Racism
48
In the Classroom Opportunity to Learn
65
The Construction of Family Identity Stereotypes and Cultural Capital
78
At the Conference Table The Discourse of Identity Construction
99
Bilingual Issues and the Referral Process
122
Constructing Intellectual Disability Cracks and Redundancies
132
Constructing EmotionalBehavior Disorders From Troubling to Troubled Behavior
155
Into Special Education Exile or Solution?
168
Conclusion
182
Research Methods
194
References
217
Index
229
About the Authors
237
Copyright

Constructing Learning Disabilities Redundancies and Discrepancies
141

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About the author (2014)

Beth Harry is a professor of special education and chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami. She is also the founder of the Immortelle Center for Special Education in Port of Spain, Trinidad.


The late Janette Klingner was a professor at the University of Colorado in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity. She was president elect for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and a vice-president for the International Academy for Research on Learning Disabilities.

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