Disability and Equity in Education | Special Education and Teaching
The majority of ELs are educated in urban schools where they often face substandard learning opportunities, under-qualified teachers, unchallenging curricula, lack of specialized resources, culturally irrelevant assessment and instructional practices, prejudice, and de facto racial segregation . To improve academic and social outcomes for this population of students, educators working with ELs with suspected or identified LDs should focus on the following three areas.
Aydin Bal, Hyun Khang, Saili Kulkarni, and Margaret Mbeseha. "Promising Practices for ELs with Special Needs" AccELLerate (2011): 13.