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ERIC Number: EJ1017754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1072-4303
Disproportionate Classification of ESL Students in U.S. Special Education
Fernandez, Nicole; Inserra, Albert
TESL-EJ, v17 n2 Aug 2013
This study explores the possible causes behind the disproportionate percentages of English language learners (ELLs) classified into U.S. special education. Elementary school classroom teachers were examined, from school districts that exhibited growth in the percentage of English language learners with Individual Education Plans during 2007-2010. Teachers' knowledge of acculturation, referral processes, and knowledge of teacher research-based best practices were qualitatively investigated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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