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ERIC Number: EJ797747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Restrictiveness and Race in Special Education: Educating All Learners
Grant, Patrick A.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v3 n1 p70-74 Mar 2005
The education of special needs students continues to show a complete disregard for the lack of appropriate services for minority groups. The over-representation of African American learners in the more restrictive placement continues. The advent of charter schools have not changed this picture, and in some cases the discrimination of minorities in the less restrictive classes are accepted and tolerated by agencies granting the charter for these schools. General and special educators are feeling the pressure to educate all learners in spite of their abilities, disabilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, racial identities, cultural differences, linguistic differences, and national origins. Charter schools effective denial of access to students with disabilities and their limited enrollment of students of color raise serious misgivings about whether a special needs child can and will be served effectively in a charter school should be of great importance to public education. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site: http://www.ldam.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A