ERIC Number: ED197512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Factors Influential on the Psychoeducational Decisions Reached by Teams of Educators.
Thurlow, Martha L.; Ysseldyke, James E.
Four groups of educational decision makers rated the influence of nine pieces of information on the decsions they made about the educational placement of a handicapped elementary class child. Information regarding the sex, socioeconomic status (SES), and physical attractiveness of the student had an insignificant effect on decisions. Information on academic scores was believed to have a greater influence, with achievement and intelligence scores having a significant effect. Findings are reviewed in light of the recent demonstration that child characteristics such as sex, SES, and attractiveness did influence decisions. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Note: For related documents, see EC 131 709-720.