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dc.contributor.advisorScribner, Jay Paredes, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, David Jamesen_US
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.submitted2008 Fallen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 25, 2010).en_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Jay P. Scribner.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionEd. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysis.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine overrepresentation of African Americans, males, and low socioeconomic students in special education. Many national and regional studies have attempted to study this issue, but have failed to effectively control for confounding variables. National and regional databases do not contain student-level data making it difficult to effectively measure the interactions between race, gender, and socioeconomic status. This study followed a quantitative design, focusing on a single school district in Missouri. The study was a secondary analysis of data collected by a single school district. This district was identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as being overrepresented in special education with African American students. Student-level data was analyzed to examine the effects of race, gender, and socioeconomic on the levels of overrepresentation among demographic subgroups.en_US
dc.format.extentxi, 126 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.oclc537194229en_US
dc.identifier.otherWilsonD-112509-D12083en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6637
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshAfrican Americans with disabilities -- Educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshDiscrimination in educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American studentsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpecial educationen_US
dc.titleSubgroup disproportionality in special education in a single districten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.en_US


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