ERIC Number: EJ1064789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Addressing Special Education Inequity through Systemic Change: Contributions of Ecologically Based Organizational Consultation
Sullivan, Amanda L.; Artiles, Alfredo J.; Hernandez-Saca, David I.
Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, v25 n2-3 p129-147 2015
Since the inception of special education, scholars and practitioners have been concerned about the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds among students identified with disabilities. Professional efforts to address this disproportionality have encompassed a range of targets, but scholars increasingly view disproportionality as a complex, multiply-determined problem that requires systemic change to ameliorate disparities. In this article, we describe a framework for systemic change to foster equity in special education identification and placement. We discuss the use of ecologically oriented organizational consultation as a means of facilitating systemic change, emphasizing the role of stakeholders, and the implications for school psychology practice and training.
Descriptors: Special Education, Disproportionate Representation, Disability Identification, Student Placement, Change, Stakeholders, Equal Education, Holistic Approach, Consultation Programs, School Psychology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: H325D080027