Disparities in Special Education
This course addresses the inconsistencies in special education referrals, qualifications and provision of services for students of color. It is designed to help you think about how your personal and professional biases, including the perception of student (dis)abilities, impact your decision-making; the degree to which current educational practices increase educational inequities for multi-marginalized students with disabilities and all students with disabilities; and solutions for more culturally responsive and overall equitable educational practices for these students.
Lisa Litzsey, MS is currently serving as the program manager for the UW-Milwaukee Institute for Urban Education (IUE), a UW-System sponsored program. She received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee in elementary education with a minor in natural science. After teaching ... read more
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Learn why the underrepresentation of students of color who truly need special services and the overrepresentation of students of color with perceived behavior issues in special education are equally as damaging.
- Gain insights from the panel participants as they converse about their experiences with the special education system both personally and professionally.
Access to course site: Watch for an email approximately one week prior to the course start date with instructions on setting up your username and password and accessing the online course site.
Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime
Delivery Method: On-Demand Online
Instructor: Lisa Litzsey
CEUs: .5, CEHs: 1.5
Enrollment Limit: 25
Program Number: 1040-15049
Registration Deadline: June 29