Date of Award

5-15-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Sean O'Shea

Abstract

For many years, schools in the United States have been dealing with the persistent overrepresentation of students of color in special education. The research suggests a variety of causes for this epidemic. After an analysis of the ways in which racially, culturally and linguistically diverse students are on the receiving end of unequal educational experiences, recommendations for the implementation of culturally competent education will be provided.