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ERIC Number: EJ868127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Confronting Inequity in Special Education, Part I: Understanding the Problem of Disproportionality
Sullivan, Amanda L.; A'Vant, Elizabeth; Baker, John; Chandler, Daphne; Graves, Scott; McKinney, Edward; Sayles, Tremaine
Communique, v38 n1 p1, 14-15 Sep 2009
This article is one in a series developed by NASP's African American Subcommittee for school psychologists and other educators working with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. In this article, part one of two addressing disproportionality, the subcommittee presents an overview of the problem of disproportionate representation of Black students in special education. In next month's edition, part two will provide school psychologists with promising practices in addressing disproportionality and supporting equity in schools. The authors acknowledge the support of the African American Subcommittee, under NASP's Multicultural Affairs Committee, for their insightful discussions on the article topic, as well as for the group's professional allegiance. (Contains 1 figure.) [For Part II , see EJ868101.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act