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ERIC Number: EJ1060638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-6427
Rates of Representation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in South Texas
Guzmán, Norma A.; Fernandez, Mary Ruth
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v6 Sep 2014
This study adds to the research on the problem of disproportionality of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students in special education (SE) in four districts and 13 elementary campuses in south Texas. Data was disaggregated and analyzed at the state, district and campus level when possible utilizing the composition index (Donovan & Cross, 2002). Over-representation of CLD students is measured for the following subjective disability categories: Learning Disabled (LD), Emotionally Disturbed (ED), Mental Retardation (MR) and Speech Impaired (SI). The findings show that the problem of over-representation of CLD students in SE has not improved since the 1970s (Artiles & Ortiz, 2002; Artiles & Trent, 1994; Donovan & Cross, 2002; Heller, Holtzman, & Messick, 1982). Disaggregation of data reveals patterns of disproportionality that need to be addressed by our educational practices that perpetuate this problem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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