Special Education and English Language Learner (SpELL) Equity

Posted by Center for Schools and Communities on May 29, 2017

Special Education and English Language Learner (SpELL) Equity
SpELLing Out Racial Equity and Excellence for Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners

June 20, 2017
Harrisburg, PA

For decades, special educators have been trained to view their work primarily through the lens of disability and compliance; English Language Learner teachers have similarly isolated language as the central factor to their role and responsibility. Through this training, participants will be invited to isolate race in critically unpacking the historical, social, and political contexts in which race operated to set a foundation for the current day inequities faced by these two learner groups where racial inequity is too often the default status quo in our schools.


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