ERIC Number: ED470549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Racial Inequity in Special Education.
Losen, Daniel J., Ed.; Orfield, Gary, Ed.
This collection of papers discusses issues related to the overidentification of minority students in special education. After a "Foreword" (Senator James M. Jeffords) and an introduction, "Racial Inequality in Special Education" (Daniel J. Losen and Gary Orfield), 11 chapters include: (1) "Community and School Predictors of Overrepresentation of Minority Children in Special Education" (Donald P. Oswald, Martha J. Coutinho, and Al M. Best); (2) "Racial Disparities in the Identification, Funding, and Provision of Special Education"(Thomas Parrish); (3) "Double Jeopardy: An Exploration of Restrictiveness and Race in Special Education" (Edward Garcia Fierros and James W. Conroy); (4) "Of Rocks and Soft Places: Using Qualitative Methods to Investigate Disproportionality" (Beth Harry, Janette K. Klingner, Keith M. Sturges, and Robert F. Moore); (5) "Schools Make a Difference: The Overrepresentation of African American Youth in Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System" (David Osher, Darren Woodruff, and Anthony E. Sims); (6) "English-Language Learner Representation in Special Education in California Urban School Districts" (Alfredo J. Artiles, Robert Rueda, Jesus Jose Salazar, and Ignacio Higareda); (7) "Disability, Race, and High-Stakes Testing of Students" (Jay P. Heubert); (8) "Legal Challenges to Inappropriate and Inadequate Special Education for Minority Children" (David J. Losen and Kevin G. Welner); (9) "Evaluating the Office for Civil Rights' Minority and Special Education Project" (Theresa Glennon); (10) "IDEA and Disproportionality: Federal Enforcement, Effective Advocacy, and Strategies for Change" (Thomas Hehir); and (11) "Ending Segregation of Chicago's Students with Disabilities: Implications of the Corey H. Lawsuit" (Sharon Weitzman Soltman and Donald R. Moore). (Chapters contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, High Stakes Tests, Juvenile Justice, Limited English Speaking, Minority Group Children, Racial Discrimination, Racial Segregation, Special Education, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Civil Rights Project, Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IES Cited: ED508343