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ERIC Number: EJ791090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
The Next Generation of Disproportionality Research: Toward a Comparative Model in the Study of Equity in Ability Differences
Artiles, Alfredo J.; Bal, Aydin
Journal of Special Education, v42 n1 p4-14 2008
Minority student disproportionate representation in special education has been debated and (increasingly) studied in the United States for the past 40 years. The purpose of this article is to place this problem in the larger arena of equity studies related to "difference" in educational practice and propose a comparative model to study it. A first step in the creation of a comparative interdisciplinary paradigm is the publication of this special series. The authors theorize the disproportionality problem and critique U.S. research on the topic before introducing the articles included in this issue, which cover six nations on four continents. The authors conclude with a discussion of key themes to include in the next generation of comparative interdisciplinary research on disproportionality. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States