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dc.contributor.advisorScribner, Jay Paredes, 1963-eng
dc.contributor.authorWilson, David Jameseng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 25, 2010).eng
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.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Jay P. Scribner.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionEd. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysis.eng
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.eng
dc.format.extentxi, 126 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc537194229eng
dc.identifier.otherWilsonD-112509-D12083eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6637eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshAfrican Americans with disabilities -- Educationeng
dc.subject.lcshDiscrimination in educationeng
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American studentseng
dc.subject.lcshSpecial educationeng
dc.titleSubgroup disproportionality in special education in a single districteng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.eng


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