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Case Studies of Minority Student Placement in Special Education


reviewed by Maya Kalyanpur July 02, 2007

coverTitle: Case Studies of Minority Student Placement in Special Education
Author(s): Beth Harry, Janette K. Klingner, Elizabeth P. Cramer, and Keith M. Sturges
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807747610 , Pages: 144, Year: 2007
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The book, Case Studies of Minority Student Placement in Special Education, is a companion to the 2006 best-selling book, Why are so Many Minority Students in Special Education? by Beth Harry and Janette Klingner. While the Harry and Klingner book provides an exhaustive analysis of their study conducted over the span of four years, the casebook highlights the stories of twelve children the study tracked, each accompanied by a set of thought-provoking questions. Any analysis by readers of the casebook or the stories presented therein would be enriched considerably by a familiarity with the broader study, in which the issues are discussed in greater depth. For example, the casebook provides numerous instances of poor instruction. However, it is the companion volume that offers an explanation or the institutional context to why poor schools tend to get poor quality teachers. At the same time, sufficient grounding is provided in the first... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 02, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14542, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 10:36:46 AM

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  • Maya Kalyanpur
    Towson University
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    MAYA KALYANPUR began her career in special education as a classroom teacher for children with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities in India. She has a PhD in special education at Syracuse University, New York, and is a professor at the Department of Special Education at Towson University in Maryland, USA. She has conducted research on the intersection of culture and special education in the US, with special reference to culturally diverse families of children with disabilities, and on policy on inclusive education for children with disabilities in India. Currently, she is on sabbatical leave in Cambodia to pursue her interests in international special education, where she has worked as a consultant with UNICEF and the World Bank to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on education for children with disabilities.
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