ERIC Number: EJ559549
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Gender Bias and Special Education Referrals.
Anderson, Kristen G.
Annals of Dyslexia, v47 p151-62 1997
Argues that gender bias among referring agents is a major factor in the unequal distribution of males and females in learning disabilities programs. Discusses the role of male hyperactive or disruptive classroom behavior in the disproportionately large number of males referred to learning disabilities programs. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Disability Identification, Disproportionate Representation, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Hyperactivity, Learning Disabilities, Males, Referral, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Special Education, Student Behavior, Student Placement, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A