|Topic:||Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Committee on Minority Representation in Special Education
Monday, January 14 - 16, 2002
Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education
Christopher T. Cross, President, Council for Basic Education, Washington, D.C. and Chair, Committee on Minority Representation in Special Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
Beth Harry, Professor of Special Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Miami and Member, Committee on Minority Representation in Special Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
A new report from the National Research Council examines the disproportionately high numbers of ethnic and racial minorities in special education classes for disabled students, as well as minorities' frequent underrepresentation in programs for gifted schoolchildren. The report recommends a model not only to identify students at risk of academic failure, but also to provide effective interventions that would precede special education services or, in some cases, reduce the need for them.
This series of briefings for House and Senate members and staff began on January 14, 2002, on the House side, and continued to January 16, on the Senate side. The report was publicly released on January 16, 2002. The full text can be found through the Web site of the National Academies Press.