Disproportionate Representation of African American Students in Special Education: Acknowledging the Role of White Privilege and Racism

@article{Blanchett2006DisproportionateRO,
  title={Disproportionate Representation of African American Students in Special Education: Acknowledging the Role of White Privilege and Racism},
  author={Wanda J. Blanchett},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  year={2006},
  volume={35},
  pages={24 - 28}
}
  • W. Blanchett
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • Sociology
  • Educational Researcher
This article places the problem of disproportionate representation of African American students in special education in the context of the White privilege and racism that exist in American society as a whole. The author discusses how educational resource allocation, inappropriate curriculum and pedagogy, and inadequate teacher preparation have contributed to the problem of disproportionate representation. More important, she argues that remedies designed to address the disproportionality… 
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