ERIC Number: EJ566282
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Overrepresentation of Minority Students: The Case for Greater Specificity or Reconsideration of the Variables Examined.
MacMillan, Donald L.; Reschly, Daniel J.
Journal of Special Education, v32 n1 p15-24 Spr 1998
In examining the issue of overrepresentation of minority students in special education, this article distinguishes between the percentage of category or program by group and percentage of group in category or program, which provide very different perspectives. Caution in interpreting data from the Office of Civil Rights relating "race/ethnicity" to "placement in disability category" is also urged. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Section: Disproportional Representation of Minority Students in Special Education.