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ERIC Number: EJ696979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Within-Group Diversity in Minority Disproportionate Representation: English Language Learners in Urban School Districts
Artiles, Alfredo J.; Rueda, Robert; Salazar, Jesus Jose; Higareda, Ignacio
Exceptional Children, v71 n3 p283 Spr 2005
A weakness of research on minority placement in special education is the tendency to overestimate the homogeneity of populations by failing to disaggregate factors such as language proficiency or to consider other relevant variables, for example, social class or program type. Similarly, certain groups have been understudied, such as English language learners (ELLs). We addressed these gaps by examining ELL placement patterns in California urban districts. Disproportionate representation patterns were related to grade level, language proficiency status, disability category, type of special education program, and type of language support program. Students proficient in neither their native language nor in English (particularly in secondary grades) were most affected. Implications for further research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
IES Cited: ED558163; ED508343; ED559979