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

Product Description: This powerful book examines the disproportionate placement of Black and Hispanic students in special education. The authors present compelling stories representing the range of experiences that culturally and linguistically diverse students and their families are apt to face in school, including examples that reveal how social processes and stereotypical expectations often lead to an inaccurate designation of disability. Based on the authors' work in a large, culturally diverse school district, the book concludes with recommendations for improving educational practice and teacher training and for policy renewal.

Publisher: Teachers College Press