Reference : Migration and Ethnic Group Disproportionality in Special Education
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Migration and Ethnic Group Disproportionality in Special Education
Gabel, S. L. [> >]
Curcic, S. [> >]
Powell, Justin J W mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Languages, Culture, Media and Identities (LCMI) >]
Khader, K. [> >]
Albee, L. [> >]
Disability and Society
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[en] special education ; disproportionality ; ethnicity ; Germany ; New Zealand ; USA ; Canada ; globalization ; equity ; learning opportunity ; segregation ; disability ; disadvantage ; learning difficulties ; migration
[en] Issues of educational equity and opportunity cannot be understood without regard to special education, as a key response to disabilities, disadvantages, and difficulties. Likewise, globalization cannot be understood without regard to cross-border migration and minority group status in society. Illuminating the nexus of these, research into disproportionality in special education, defined as the over- or under-representation of particular ethnic groups in such programs, shows that this, too, has become a global phenomenon. Comparing Canada, Germany, New Zealand and the USA, this article explores international trends in migration and discusses the globalization of ethnic group disproportionality – as a primary indicator of inequity in education. We conclude by questioning the functions of special education in an era of globalization and identifying the challenges ahead that these findings indicate.
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