An analysis of an urban school district's general education intervention to reduce overrepresentation of minority students in special education

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dc.contributor.advisor Braaten, Sheldon en_US
dc.contributor.author Dowell, Kathleen Anne Blass en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:24:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:24:59Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 2006 .D69 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/175915
dc.description.abstract Minority students are overrepresented in special education in many urban school districts across the United States. The purpose of this study was to analyze the results of the implementation of policies and training related to the use of a problem solving general education intervention model in an urban school system. Disproportionate representation is problematic if the programming is stigmatizing or ineffective, or if the process of identification is not applied equally to different groups of students (NRC, 1982). The Metropolitan School District of Pike Township administrators elected to begin a general education intervention initiative to address overrepresentation of minority students in special education within the school district. The initiative included all nine of the elementary schools in the district. It included training teams in each school in the use of a problem solving process as a key component to the general education intervention team. The results of this study will be used to make further recommendations regarding the school district's general education intervention initiative. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Special Education
dc.format.extent iv, 101 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Minority students -- Indiana -- Indianapolis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Special education -- Indiana -- Indianapolis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Intervention (Administrative procedure) en_US
dc.title An analysis of an urban school district's general education intervention to reduce overrepresentation of minority students in special education en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1354644 en_US


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