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Case Studies of Minority Student Placement in Special Education

Beth Harry Janette Klingner Elizabeth Cramer Keith M. Sturges Robert F. Moore

144 pages
Teachers College Press

This book features vivid case studies that bring to life real children, school personnel, and family members from the bestselling book Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education? Once again addressing the disproportionate placement of minority students in special education programs, this new book includes the voices and perspectives of all stakeholders to show the tremendous complexity of the issues and the dilemmas faced by professionals, family members, and children.

Challenging questions and scenarios are offered at the end of each case study to provide thoughtful follow-up activities and topics for further study. This collection of cases can be used—on its own or as a companion to the main volume—in elementary and special education courses and professional development workshops.

Review of Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?

"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..."

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Author Bio

Beth Harry is a Professor of Special Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami, Florida. Janette Klingner is an Associate Professor in Bilingual Special Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the Division for Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity. Elizabeth Cramer is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies at Florida International University in Miami.