Introduction to the Special Issue—A Necessary Step in Pursuit of Equity: Developing a Racially/Ethnically Diverse Special Education Teaching Force

Audrey A. Trainor, Elizabeth Bettini, La Ron A. Scott

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This special issue of Remedial and Special Education is a collection of theoretical and empirical research addressing equity in the preparation of a diverse special education teaching force, with a focus on racial/ethnic diversity. The purpose of this special issue is to open a conversation about equity as it pertains to special education teachers, including both students’ equitable access to special education teachers who share their racial/ethnic and/or cultural background and prospective special educators’ equitable access to the profession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalRemedial and Special Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019



  • diversity
  • personnel preparation
  • special education
  • teacher and child interactions
  • teacher preparation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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