On December 7, 2010 CalSTAT hosted a webinar focusing on Disproportionality facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Wood Garnett, former Director, Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement.
Disproportionality is the inappropriate overrepresentation and over-identification of ethnic minority children in special education. The disproportionality is in the relationship or association between a child's race or ethnicity and the type of special education classification and placement (Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality, 2010)
Please review the following articles before the webinar:
Distinguishing difference from disability: The common causes of racial/ethnic disproportionality in special education. Edward Fergus,†The Equity Alliance at ASU,†Region IX Equity Assistance Center Arizona State University http://www.niusileadscape.org/lc/Record/1305
Addressing the Disproportionate Representation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Special Education through Culturally Responsive Educational Systems Citation: Klingner, J. K., Artiles, A. J., Kozleski, E., Harry, B., Zion, S., Tate, W., Dur·n, G. Z., & Riley, D. http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/143
webinars/stephanie_woods-garnett/Stephanie_Woods Garnett_Disproportionality_Webinar-20101207 2330-Audio.mp3
Last updated: 10/06/2011