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ERIC Number: EJ1184083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
The Problem of Disproportional Representation of Students from Minority Races in Special Education
Othman, Lama Bergstrand
International Journal of Special Education, v33 n1 p171-183 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of integrating culturally responsive instruction (CRI) into a course hosted by the school of education at a higher education institution. The study participants were pre-service teachers who completed a pre-course survey and a post-course survey designed to discern their views on the factors that contribute to the disproportionality problem in schools. The participants were also asked to write and subsequently alter lesson plans to reflect their knowledge of CRI. The discussions and activities included in this project aimed to develop responsive instructional approaches with the ability to reshape the curriculum. The positive influence of this project is clear based on the participants' responses and the quality of their altered lesson plans. The results based on qualitative and quantitative methods are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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