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ERIC Number: EJ791088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
The Paradox of Majority Underrepresentation in Special Education in India: Constructions of Difference in a Developing Country
Kalyanpur, Maya
Journal of Special Education, v42 n1 p55-64 2008
In contrast to the phenomenon of minority overrepresentation in special education in developed countries such as the United States, a paradoxical situation occurs in many developing countries, whereby majority populations are underrepresented in the educational system. The author examines some of the prevailing and traditional societal and political-economic factors specific to India that contribute to this underrepresentation, such as a paucity of resources that affects children from low socioeconomic backgrounds, gender differences in child rearing and educational expectations that affect girls, and negative attitudes toward disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India