Division on Visual Impairments

VIDBE-Q 66.1 Winter 2021

A quarterly newsletter from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Visual Impairments containing practitioner tips for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and other professionals.

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VIDBE-Q Volume 66 Issue 1 Monique Coleman, Rutgers University, monique@vistaeducation.com The shifting demographic landscape of America's K-12 schools is a widely recognized phenomena, highlighted by the recent milestone of students of color representing 51% of the nation's school aged population (Hussar & Bailey, 2019). This trajectory is expected to continue in the years ahead. According to U.S. Department of Education data projections, the public school enrollment of students of color is projected to increase as the percentage of white students declines (Hussar & Bailey, 2019). Recent education data confirm that, with the exception of a predominance of males, the demographics of blind and visually impaired students are similar to the general education population (National Center for Education Statistics, 2020). Consequently, the implications of the massive shift to a majority person of color student population on teaching and learning are important considerations for professionals in the field of blindness and visual impairment education. This article provides an overview of an approach to Culturally Responsive Approaches to Teaching: Words of Wisdom for TSVIs and O&Ms

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