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Subgroup disproportionality in special education in a single district

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dc.contributor.advisor Scribner, Jay Paredes, 1963- en_US
dc.contributor.author Wilson, David James en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-18T14:15:36Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-18T14:15:36Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008 Fall en_US
dc.identifier.other WilsonD-112509-D12083 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6637
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 25, 2010). en_US
dc.description The 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.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Jay P. Scribner. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ed. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysis. en_US
dc.description.abstract The 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.extent xi, 126 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2008 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African Americans with disabilities -- Education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination in education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African American students en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Special education en_US
dc.title Subgroup disproportionality in special education in a single district en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Educational leadership and policy analysis en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ed. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 537194229 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertations


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