Title

Educational Programming for Students With Disabilities in Urban Schools

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-13-2021

Publication Title

Intervention in School and Clinic

First page number:

1

Last page number:

5

Abstract

Urban education is often defined as education provided to diverse students in communities with large populations, both in raw number of residents and in population density. Educational professionals often associate deficit-oriented perspectives about urban education. These perspectives are often developed due to systemic inequities that exist within urban environments and a narrative around the underachievement and lack of resources found within schools. However, schools in urban environments often have access to a wide variety of supports and opportunities that can expand and enhance the education provided to diverse students. A reframing of this deficit perspective can support special education teachers in identifying assets that exist within their community that can be integrated in culturally sustaining ways. This special issue features articles that focus on reconceptualizing urban education for students with disabilities in an assets-oriented way through teacher education, design of culturally sustaining intervention and instruction, and engagement of community stakeholders.

Keywords

Cultural and linguistic diversity; Parents and families; Students with disabilities; Teacher education; Urban education

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education | Urban Education

Language

English


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