Ethnic Representation in Special Education

  title={Ethnic Representation in Special Education},
  author={Donald P. Oswald and Martha J. Coutinho and Al M. Best and Nirbhay N. Singh},
  journal={The Journal of Special Education},
  pages={194 - 206}
The purpose of this study was to provide current information on the representation of African American students as mildly mentally retarded (MMR) and seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) and to describe the influence of economic, demographic, and educational variables on the identification of minority students for special education. The sample consisted of the districts selected for the Fall 1992 Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance Report survey. Odds ratios were… Expand

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