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Talbott, Elizabeth; Fleming, Jane; Karabatsos, George; Dobria, Lidia – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
Since the inception of special education, researchers have identified higher proportions of minority students with disabilities than expected. Yet, relatively few studies have considered the contributions of the school context on a large scale to the identification of students with mental retardation (MR), emotional disturbance (ED), and learning…
Descriptors: Low Income, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities
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Colgren, Chris; Sappington, Neil E. – Education Leadership Review of Doctoral Research, 2015
Educating students in public schools has never been at a higher priority. As this nation enters the informational-based economy public schools are going to be required to educate far more students at a higher and more rigorous level. Inspired by theories of educational equity, this study sought to explore the problem that not all students in…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Change, Public Schools, Advanced Placement
Beck, E. M.; Madans, J. H. – 1975
In order to determine the effect of rural industrial development in an historically rural area of Illinois, a stratified area probability sample survey of 781 household heads in an area experiencing limited industrial development and of 315 household heads in an area lacking industrial development was conducted in 1966. The results of this survey…
Descriptors: Age, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Economic Change
Klugman, Joshua; Gordon, Molly F.; Sebring, Penny Bender; Sporte, Susan E. – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2015
In the first comprehensive analysis of Illinois' statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions, this report finds systematic differences among schools in the degree to which students and teachers report strength in the five essential supports. Previous University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR)…
Descriptors: State Surveys, Educational Environment, Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys