What Color is Special Education?
Journal of Law & Education, Vol. 41, p. 129, 2012
62 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2012
Date Written: March 30, 2012
This paper is part of a Symposium honoring the Rowley decision's thirtieth anniversary. It discusses the issue of disproportionate representation of minorities in certain special education categories and placements and suggests that an underlying causes can be seen in emerging social science research on implicit bias, reification and group dynamics.
Keywords: special education, bias, disproportion, reification, group
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