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ERIC Number: EJ900889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Back to the Future: A Critique of Response to Intervention's Social Justice Views
Artiles, Alfredo J.; Bal, Aydin; King Thorius, Kathleen A.
Theory Into Practice, v49 n4 p250-257 2010
The emergence of Response to Intervention (RTI) anticipates a different future for all students, particularly learners from racial minority backgrounds and students with disabilities. RTI is being widely adopted in school districts as a viable alternative to enhance learning opportunities; hence, some education scholars argue it promises a much-needed response to longstanding injustices for underserved students. RTI aims to address injustices in the distribution of educational opportunities and recognition of underserved groups of students. The authors identify the underlying views of social justice that permeate RTI and conclude with a closer look at RTI's justice claims embedded in some implementation procedures. They propose it is important to revisit the anticipated future promised by RTI through the refinement of the social justice perspectives used in this literature. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act