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ERIC Number: EJ940682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Theorizing Racial Inequity in Special Education: Applying Structural Inequity Theory to Disproportionality
Sullivan, Amanda L.; Artiles, Alfredo J.
Urban Education, v46 n6 p1526-1552 Nov 2011
Despite decades of research examining the disproportionate representation of racial minority students in special education, our understanding of the complexity of disproportionality remains incomplete and much of the previous research was designed without a clear theoretical framework. This exploratory study applied a structural theoretical lens as a means of understanding racial inequity in special education across analytical scales, racial groups, and disability categories. The findings confirm differential risk of educational disability across racial groups. Based on the theory adopted, several hypotheses were tested regarding the relations of relative risk to district structural features, with conflicting results found. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona