ERIC Number: EJ896897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Reference Count: 56
African American Students with Disabilities: Beneficiaries of the Legacy?
Boone, Rosalie S.; King-Berry, Arlene
Journal of Negro Education, v76 n3 p334-345 Sum 2007
Impressive advancements have been made in educational opportunities for students with disabilities, whose historic relationship with American public schools has been marked by educational disenfranchisement or mis-education. Critical judicial impetus for these educational opportunities was provided by landmark court cases in which African American and other students of color played vital roles. This litigation culminated in the principles of access, nondiscrimination, and due process codified in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. However, although African American students and other students of color have substantially impacted the education of students with disabilities, they have not benefited proportionately to their contributions nor commensurate with their majority peers.
Descriptors: African American Students, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Court Litigation, Educational Opportunities, Minority Groups, Access to Education, Student Role
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