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ERIC Number: EJ1049793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Parental Characteristics and Resiliency in Identification Rates for Special Education
Anderson, Jeffrey A.; Howland, Allison A.; McCoach, D. Betsy
Preventing School Failure, v59 n2 p63-72 2015
Even with increased risks, many children demonstrate resiliency and avoid being labeled for special education; however, research on risk and resilience has been problematic because of inadequate statistical models, limitations of available data, and the exclusion of key protective factors. This study used a national sample to examine the influence that family and school risk and protective factors had on special education identification longitudinally. Discrete-time hazard longitudinal modeling indicated that being female, from a higher socioeconomic environment, and having parents with higher expectations for postsecondary education protected against being labeled for special education between Kindergarten and fourth grade. Higher parental expectations for postsecondary education attainment was associated with lower rates of special education identification and also appeared to moderate the effects of poverty on identification.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A