ERIC Number: EJ260911
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Reassessing the Large Number of Black Children in Special Education Classes: A Challenge for the 80's.
Mercer, Mary M.
Negro Educational Review, v33 n1 p28-33 Jan 1982
Studies by the Stanford Research Institute indicate that poor Black children were 3.5 times more likely to be identified by teachers as mentally retarded than their White counterparts. Biased intelligence tests should not be used for placement, and lawsuits should be filed against their use throughout America where there is a demonstrated need. (JCD)
Descriptors: Blacks, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Low Income, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Predictive Validity, Racial Bias, Special Education, Speech Handicaps, Student Placement, Teacher Influence, Test Bias, Track System (Education)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A