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Shealey, Monika Williams; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Farmer, Jennie – Urban Education, 2009
In this article, the authors discuss the context of urban special education and the complexities of meeting the demands of standards-based reform in urban settings. The study presented highlights the voices of urban special educators in two large urban school districts as they navigate meeting the demands of teaching students with disabilities,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Shealey, Monika Williams – Urban Education, 2006
In this age of high-stakes testing and calls for more stringent measures of accountability, urban schools face a great deal of scrutiny. In fact, the direct benefactors of school reform remain the students most at risk for not reaping the benefits of reform rhetoric. Current legislation that propels the notion of "scientifically based research" to…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Urban Schools, Educational Change, Accountability