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ERIC Number: EJ635093
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Disproportionate Representation of Males in Special Education Services: Biology, Behavior, or Bias?
Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Schwartz, Michelle
Education and Treatment of Children, v24 n1 p28-45 Feb 2001
To examine the possibility of gender bias in special education referral and admission, this study reviewed records of 695 students admitted to special education over 3 years. Findings support the hypothesis that males are not necessarily overrepresented in the special education population but, instead, females who could benefit from special education services are underrepresented, possibly due to gender bias. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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