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Working with Diverse Families in the Special Education Process
Friday, February 29, 2008 - 7:00pm to Friday, February 29, 2008 - 9:00pm
The Bilingual Teacher Pathway Program Lecture Series in Emerging Issues in a Pluralistic Society presents:

Working with Diverse Families in the Special Education Process

Featuring Dr. Beth Harry, University of Miami

Friday, February 29, 2008
7 to 9 pm
Portland State University
Hoffman Hall

Beth Harry, Ph.D. is a Professor of special education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami, Florida. A native of Jamaica, Dr. Harry entered the field of special education as a parent of a child with cerebral palsy. Her research and teaching focus on the impact of special education on families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Her studies have included Puerto Rican, African American and a wide range of other
cultural groups.

In 2002, Dr. Harry served as a member of the National Academy of
Sciences' panel to study the disproportionate placement of minority
students in special education. Her research on these topics has been
published in numerous publications and articles. Her most recent work
is featured in two books: Why Are So Many Minority Students in
Special Education?, and Case Studies of Minority Student Placement in
Special Education.

In 2003, Dr. Harry received a Fulbright award to do research on Moroccan children's schooling in Spain, where she was based at the University of Seville. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Toronto, Canada, and her Ph.D., at Syracuse University.