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ERIC Number: EJ1077152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
Discipline Disproportionality among Hispanic and American Indian Students: Expanding the Discourse in U.S. Research
Brown, Carolyn A.; Di Tillio, Caterina
Journal of Education and Learning, v2 n4 p47-59 2013
While disproportionality in discipline referrals and discipline action has been fairly well established among African American students in the United States, especially males in urban school districts, little research has looked at disproportionality among American Indian and Latino students. This paper uses a large dataset from the State of Arizona, with rich data on American Indian and Latino students, to explore if and how these students are being disproportionately referred for discipline and if and how these students are being punished more harshly for lesser violations than their peers. Results indicate that disproportionality in discipline referrals and in violation to action relationship for American Indians is on par with those of African Americans. Latino students were shown to be nearly proportional to their population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona
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IES Cited: ED544770