ERIC Number: ED224221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Referrals: Failure to Replicate Student-Teacher Ethnicity Interaction.
Tobias, Sigmund; And Others
To investigate the influence of student sex, ethnicity and teacher sex, ethnicity, and teaching level on referrals to special education, 320 teachers responded to a case history by completing 11 Likert-type questions. Results showed that recommendations were influenced by teacher ethnicity and teaching level, but not by student sex or race. Also, teacher ethnicity and student sex showed significant interaction. Black and white teachers recommended more males, while Hispanics more females for special education. Findings failed to replicate earlier results showing interaction between teacher and student race with teachers recommending fewer students of their own background for special education. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).