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Algozzine, Bob – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2015
Inclusion or providing educational opportunities for all students alongside their natural neighbors and peers remains a highly valued goal for me. Ensuring that effective educational practices are available and provided to all students and that no cultural, ethnic, or other groups are disproportionately placed in ineffective education settings…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Inclusion, Educational Opportunities, Response to Intervention
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Wang, Chuang; Algozzine, Bob; Porfeli, Erik – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2015
"Closing the achievement gap" (i.e. reducing differences in performance across racial and ethnic groups) has been the rallying cry and holy grail for reform efforts in American education for some time. In addition to influences associated with school and teacher factors, researchers have now turned their attention to characteristics in…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Student Diversity, Community Resources, Social Capital
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Banks, Tachelle; Obiakor, Festus; Algozzine, Bob – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2013
Preparing teachers to work in urban public schools--and to remain there--is a daunting challenge. In an age plagued with the overrepresentation of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students placed in special education programs, it is important that teacher preparation programs within the field of special education devote attention to the…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Urban Teaching, Labeling (of Persons), Special Education