Title

Preparing to Engage in Culturally Sustaining Practices in Urban Education Environments

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-11-2021

Publication Title

Intervention in School and Clinic

First page number:

1

Last page number:

6

Abstract

It is important for special educators in urban environments to have a deep understanding of the values, beliefs, and practices of diverse students with disabilities and their families. Research indicates, however, that educators are often underprepared to understand the perspectives of members of their school community and often center their own perspectives in curricular decisions in urban environments. Therefore, it is important for special educators to engage in knowledge generation that both provides them information about the assets and beliefs of their urban school community while also challenging their mindsets so that they can better center the perspectives of their students when making decisions. This column provides recommendations for special educators to prepare themselves by developing a deep understanding of their school community that they can use to subsequently link to the implementation of culturally-sustaining practices.

Keywords

Culturally sustaining practices; Diversity; Family and community engagement; Students with disabilities; Teacher education

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education | Urban Education

Language

English


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