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.
Publisher: Teachers' College Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
This book provides a thorough and detailed description of the multiple factors that combine to provide inequitable educational opportunities for minority students living in poverty...the authors do not shy away from discussion of racism on the individual and institutional levels....they engage in this discussion in a refreshingly detailed and nuanced way...
- TC Record(first edition)