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ERIC Number: EJ887068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Re-Framing Disproportionality Research: Outline of a Cultural-Historical Paradigm
Artiles, Alfredo J.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v11 2 p24-37 Spr 2009
In this article, I propose a model to re-frame disproportionality research, which addresses key limitations in this literature. I present a brief overview of the problem and situate it in the historical context in which race and ability became intertwined. I then argue that a cultural-historical understanding of disproportionality requires sustained analytic attention to the historical link between race and ability, the role geographies of opportunity play in racial inequalities in special education, and the management of ecologies of difference in educational contexts. (Contains 4 notes and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act