What Color is Special Education?

Journal of Law & Education, Vol. 41, p. 129, 2012

62 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2012

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Sarah E. Redfield

University of New Hampshire

Theresa Kraft

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 30, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Redfield, Sarah E. and Kraft, Theresa, What Color is Special Education? (March 30, 2012). Journal of Law & Education, Vol. 41, p. 129, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2031569

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Theresa Kraft

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