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Migration and Ethnic Group Disproportionality in Special Education
Gabel, S. L.; Curcic, S.; Powell, Justin J W et al.
2009In Disability and Society, 24 (5), p. 625-639
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Keywords :
special education; disproportionality; ethnicity; Germany; New Zealand; USA; Canada; globalization; equity; learning opportunity; segregation; disability; disadvantage; learning difficulties; migration
Abstract :
[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.
Disciplines :
Sociology & social sciences
Author, co-author :
Gabel, S. L.
Curcic, S.
Powell, Justin J W  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Languages, Culture, Media and Identities (LCMI)
Khader, K.
Albee, L.
Language :
English
Title :
Migration and Ethnic Group Disproportionality in Special Education
Publication date :
2009
Journal title :
Disability and Society
ISSN :
0968-7599
Publisher :
Routledge
Volume :
24
Issue :
5
Pages :
625-639
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
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