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Special Education: EDEX 542 Assignment

Teaching and learning topics pertaining to students with special needs

Assignment Topic: Disproportionate Representation

"You have been asked to present on the topic of disproportionate representation of (X) within the special education population of your school. Find three articles that discuss the range of views this topic with regard to your group of interest and articulate what you believe are the contributing factors."

Advice: If you are not yet familiar with searching on ERIC.ed.gov this video can help get you started.

Definitions of Special Education

Definition of Inclusive Education

Search Results from Summon (big search box on front page)

Issue Briefings and Opinions

These two databases can help you find arguments pro and con regarding controversial issues.  The CQ Researcher briefs are not all current, but still possess the foundational facts and timelines for the issues covered.

Videos of master class sessions with inclusion

Here are search results for the keyword "DISPROPORTIONATE" in the video contents of this database.