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Implementing Response to Intervention: Challenges of Diversity and System Change in a High Stakes Environment

by Wendy Cavendish, Beth Harry, Ana Maria Menda, Anabel Espinosa & Margarette Mahotiere - 2016

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 118 Number 5, 2016, p. 1-36
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19364, Date Accessed: 3/30/2020 1:41:38 PM
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  • Wendy Cavendish
    University of Miami
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    WENDY CAVENDISH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami. Her research interests include school facilitation of the transition of students into and out of special education in urban schools, adolescent literacy, and teacher preparation. Her recent work on these topics has been published in the Journal of Learning Disabilities, Social Psychology of Education, and Teachers College Record.
  • Beth Harry
    University of Miami
    BETH HARRY is Professor of Special Education and Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami’s School of Education. Her teaching and research focus on issues of diversity and special education, the challenges of serving families of children with disabilities, and qualitative methods in educational research. She served on the National Academy of Sciences (2002) panel on ethnic disproportionality in special education and has published numerous articles and two books on that topic.
  • Ana Maria Menda
    University of Nevada
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    ANA MARIA MENDA is an Assistant Professor of Educational and Clinical Studies in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her research interests include early interventions for English learners, disproportionality of minority students in special education, English learners’ use of technology in the classroom, teachers’ understanding of assessment data for English learners, and the social and cultural aspects of minority languages within the school context.
  • Anabel Espinosa
    Florida State University
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    ANABEL ESPINOSA is currently Project Coordinator with the Regional Education Laboratory Southeast and Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University. Her research interests include the intersection of special education and culturally and linguistically diverse learners, teachers’ educational beliefs, and tiered support systems.
  • Margarette Mahotiere
    University of Miami
    MARGARETTE MAHOTIERE is a Senior Research Associate and Project Coordinator at the University of Miami for “Reading Achievement Multi-Component Program (RAMP-UP),” a five-year study funded by the federal Institute of Educational Sciences. Her research interests include language acquisition among English language learners, as well as the interaction of culture, language and parental participation in special education among immigrants. Her most recent publications include “Negotiating a Sense of Identity in a Foreign Land: Navigating Public School Structures and Practices that Often Conflict with Haitian Culture and Values,” published in Urban Education.
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