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ERIC Number: EJ812552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Perceptions of Gender Differences in the Expression of Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
Rice, Elisabeth Hess; Merves, Esther; Srsic, Amy
Education and Treatment of Children, v31 n4 p549-565 2008
Few resources identify specific needs and interventions for girls with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD). This qualitative analysis asks fifteen teacher and counselor professionals about their perceptions of girls with EBD through semi-structured interviews. Six emergent themes from the analysis are discussed. The results demonstrate that further research is needed in the areas of understanding the hidden nature of girls' issues, girls' minority status in special education, girls' physical behaviors, and girls' unique peer issues. Additionally, issues of the language used to describe girls with EBD and professionals' perceptions of the difficulty of working with troubled girls are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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