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Who Gets In? The Price Of Acceptance In Canada, Chavon A. Niles Mar 2018

Who Gets In? The Price Of Acceptance In Canada, Chavon A. Niles

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

The Canadian nation state is often applauded for its open and welcoming attitude towards Others. The Prime Minister of Canada has openly stated that “Diversity is our strength.” However, who gets in suggests who and what Canada values. Through the stories of Jazmine, Nico and Harold shared by Global News, I will illustrate how Canada continues to discriminate against people with disabilities. Using critical disability studies and critical race theory, I explore the assumptions the “excessive demand,” point system, and medical exam make in labelling and disregarding disabled applicants who are read as undesirable and unworthy. Finally, I reflect on ...


Who I Want You To Be: Three Portraits Of Culturally Competent Teachers Improving The Mental Health Of Students, Jennifer L. Wells Jan 2018

Who I Want You To Be: Three Portraits Of Culturally Competent Teachers Improving The Mental Health Of Students, Jennifer L. Wells

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

There is a lack of critical research addressing racism as a dynamic of mental health in schools. In the critical view, US schools mirror a social system built on an ideology of white supremacy; the US school system may perpetuate racial trauma for students of color. Teachers who demonstrate culturally competent identities in practice have important roles to play in counteracting racial trauma and promoting the mental health of students of color.

This qualitative study explores how culturally competent teachers make sense of their identities, how they make sense of their students’ identities to build relationships, and how they understand ...


Review Of: Transcribing Silence: Culture, Relationships, And Communication By Kristine L. Muñoz, Left Coast Press, 2014, Carla A. Mcnelly Feb 2016

Review Of: Transcribing Silence: Culture, Relationships, And Communication By Kristine L. Muñoz, Left Coast Press, 2014, Carla A. Mcnelly

Education Publications

In the 15th book in the series Writing Lives, Ethnographic Narratives, edited by Arthur P. Bochner and Carolyn Ellis, Kristine L. Muñoz challenges us to look to the silent moments of our ethnographic transcriptions for additional meaning. Transcribing Silence: Culture, Relationships, and Communication leads us through an approach to our scholarly ethnographic work by sharing her own silent academic and personal experiences, whereby the reader escapes the tyranny of the local into the specificity of the personal.


Teacher Perception Of And Experience With State Mandated Implementation Of Multi-Tiered Systems Of Support/Response To Intervention, Marcy Rose Hahn Jan 2015

Teacher Perception Of And Experience With State Mandated Implementation Of Multi-Tiered Systems Of Support/Response To Intervention, Marcy Rose Hahn

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Background/context: Until recently, the use of Multi-tiered Systems of Support/Response to Intervention (MTSS/RtI) in Iowa has been limited to identifying students who need special education services. In December 2011, the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE) released a document announcing the timeline for mandatory implementation of MTSS/RtI in all classrooms in all public Pre-K-12 schools. The IDOE document outlined an initial sequence of steps that schools would follow. The sequence began with providing evidence-based instruction in math and reading for kindergarten through sixth grade. Based on the IDOE timeline, this study examines the early implementation process as ...


Understanding Experiences Of Families And Their Partnerships As They Navigate Early Intervention, Transition, And Early Childhood Special Education, Aryn Diane Kruse Jan 2012

Understanding Experiences Of Families And Their Partnerships As They Navigate Early Intervention, Transition, And Early Childhood Special Education, Aryn Diane Kruse

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Building effective partnerships with families is a recommended practice in early intervention and early childhood special education. The purpose of this critical ethnography was to understand how families experience partnerships in early intervention and through transition to early childhood special education. A series of three interviews was used to construct an understanding of the partnerships families experience. Key findings include factors and experiences that play a role in the establishment and maintenance of family/professional partnerships.


Teaching Students With Behavioral Disorders To Use A Negotiation Procedure: Impact On Classroom Behavior And Conflict Resolution Strategy, Cathy Anna Bullock Jan 2012

Teaching Students With Behavioral Disorders To Use A Negotiation Procedure: Impact On Classroom Behavior And Conflict Resolution Strategy, Cathy Anna Bullock

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The impact of the instruction of a six-step problem solving negotiation procedure on the conflict resolution strategies and classroom behavior of six elementary students with challenging behaviors was examined. Moderately positive effects were found for the following negotiation strategies used by students: independent problem solving, problem solving requiring a teacher prompt, and avoiding. However, there were limited effects of the negotiation instruction on the students' use of the negotiation strategy of forcing; and a negligible, negative effect was found on student problem solving negotiation requiring a prompt by a crisis interventionist. Similarly, there were limited effects of the instruction on ...


Predicting School Readiness For Low-Income Children With Disability Risks Identified Early, Hyun-Joo Jeon, Carla A. Peterson, Shavaun Wall, Gayle Joanne Luze, Elaine M. Eshbaugh, Mark Swanson Jul 2011

Predicting School Readiness For Low-Income Children With Disability Risks Identified Early, Hyun-Joo Jeon, Carla A. Peterson, Shavaun Wall, Gayle Joanne Luze, Elaine M. Eshbaugh, Mark Swanson

Human Development and Family Studies Publications

This study examined school readiness at kindergarten entry for low-income children whose disability indicators were identified before age 3. Data were collected as part of the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Longitudinal Follow-up study. Children who had suspected developmental delays and did not receive Part C services had lower preacademic skill scores at kindergarten entry than those who had no disability indicators. In contrast, the preacademic skills at age 5 of children who received Part C services did not differ from those who had no disability indicators. A large proportion of children who had suspected developmental delays and did ...


Low-Income Parents’ Warmth And Parent–Child Activities For Children With Disabilities, Suspected Delays And Biological Risks, Elaine M. Eshbaugh, Carla A. Peterson, Shavaun Wall, Judith J. Carta, Gayle Joanne Luze, Mark Swanson, Hyun-Joo Jeon Jan 2011

Low-Income Parents’ Warmth And Parent–Child Activities For Children With Disabilities, Suspected Delays And Biological Risks, Elaine M. Eshbaugh, Carla A. Peterson, Shavaun Wall, Judith J. Carta, Gayle Joanne Luze, Mark Swanson, Hyun-Joo Jeon

Human Development and Family Studies Publications

Warm and responsive parenting is optimal for child development, but this style of parenting may be difficult for some parents to achieve. This study examines how parents’ observed warmth and their reported frequency of parent–child activities were related to children’s classifications as having biological risks or a range of disability indicators. Children were low-income prekindergarteners who participated in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project Longitudinal Follow-up. Data from parent, early care and education staff reports, and direct child assessments were used to classify children into the following groups: disabilities, suspected delays, biological risks, disabilities and biological ...


Identification Of Disabilities And Service Receipt Among Preschool Children Living In Poverty, Carla A. Peterson, Shavaun Wall, Hyun-Joo Jeon, Mark E. Swanson, Judith J. Carta, Gayle Joanne Luze, Elaine M. Eshbaugh Jan 2011

Identification Of Disabilities And Service Receipt Among Preschool Children Living In Poverty, Carla A. Peterson, Shavaun Wall, Hyun-Joo Jeon, Mark E. Swanson, Judith J. Carta, Gayle Joanne Luze, Elaine M. Eshbaugh

Human Development and Family Studies Publications

This study examined the prevalence of indicators of disability or potential disability among preschool-aged children enrolled in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Longitudinal Follow-Up. Three categories of indicators were established: received Part B services, developmental risk, and biological risk. The majority of participating children (62%) were classified into at least one category. Children living in poverty from birth through preschool and of minority status were among those most likely to be classified; these children were likely to have received a variety of services. The majority of children who received Part C services (79.8%) received Part B services ...


Young Adult Attitudes Regarding Individuals With Disabilities: A Post-Intervention Comparison Of High School Graduates, Kendra Kay Naef Jan 2008

Young Adult Attitudes Regarding Individuals With Disabilities: A Post-Intervention Comparison Of High School Graduates, Kendra Kay Naef

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study utilized an experimental research design to investigate the differences in long-term attitudes towards individuals with disabilities among young adults who had participated in an intervention program designed to develop positive academic and social relationships among students with and without disabilities, and young adults who had not. The Interaction with Disabled Persons Scale was employed to determine if the primary independent variable (P.A.R.T.N.E.R.S. Program) produced more favorable attitudes among participants. After scores from both groups were obtained, central tendency comparisons of the dependent variable were made and inferential statistics t -test analysis ...


The Impact Of Flexible Grouping On Reading Achievement For Sixth Grade Students, Jill Marie Reisner Jan 2008

The Impact Of Flexible Grouping On Reading Achievement For Sixth Grade Students, Jill Marie Reisner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A quantitative case study at a three-section Midwestern elementary school examined a current flexible grouping method, with increased numbers of teachers, being implemented in sixth grade classrooms versus the traditional whole group instruction. Using Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) data, the research analyzed if flexible grouping can significantly increase reading achievement in sixth grade students. The research compared the means of sixth grade students national percentile rank (NPR) of the participating students in the area of reading, on their fifth grade ITBS test to their NPR on their sixth grade ITBS test. Results suggest there was no significant growth ...


Factors That Influence The Career Decisions Of Special Education Teachers In Iowa: An Investigation Of Teachers' Perceptions Toward Retention, Faith Nyambura Muturia Jan 2007

Factors That Influence The Career Decisions Of Special Education Teachers In Iowa: An Investigation Of Teachers' Perceptions Toward Retention, Faith Nyambura Muturia

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

It is important to understand the factors that influence the career decisions of Iowa's special education professionals in order to address persistent shortages of special educators. This study investigated the perceptions of teachers toward teacher retention. Two hundred & seventy three current and former special education teachers in Iowa participated in the study. The Special Education Teacher Retention Survey was used to collect data. Teachers were asked to rate the importance and frequency of five retention factors. The educators' motivations for becoming special education professionals were also assessed, alongside their job satisfaction and burnout levels. Reasons for leaving the field were obtained from former special education teachers.;Teachers perceived that retention factors were important, with mean importance scores ranging from above average to high. Teachers believed that retention factors were occurring somewhat frequently, with mean frequency scores ranging from low to high. Teachers' ratings of importance of retention factors were significantly higher than ratings of frequency factors, indicating that a disparity existed between the retention factors teachers value ...


Classroom Observation Data For District A: Momentary Time Sampling, Linda Lind, Jeannette R. Olson, Anne Foegen Jan 2006

Classroom Observation Data For District A: Momentary Time Sampling, Linda Lind, Jeannette R. Olson, Anne Foegen

Project AAIMS Technical Reports

This report documents the results of momentary time sampling observations conducted in District A during the spring of 2004. It identifies typical student and teacher behaviors, as well as typical instructional organization patterns and task formats in a variety of beginning algebra classes in this district. We describe some of the similarities and differences in algebra instruction for students with and without disabilities who were enrolled in 8th grade Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra IA or IB, Special Education Algebra, and Special Education Pre-Algebra. In addition, we report our findings about patterns of student behavior in each of these classes.


Early Head Start Identifying And Serving Children With Disabilities, Carla A. Peterson, Shavaun Wall, Helen A. Raikes, Ellen E. Kisker, Mark E. Swanson, Judith Jerald, Jane B. Atwater, Wei Qiao Jul 2004

Early Head Start Identifying And Serving Children With Disabilities, Carla A. Peterson, Shavaun Wall, Helen A. Raikes, Ellen E. Kisker, Mark E. Swanson, Judith Jerald, Jane B. Atwater, Wei Qiao

Human Development and Family Studies Publications

Early Head Start (EHS) is a comprehensive, two-generation program that provides services to low-income families with children under the age of 3 years. As part of their mandate, staff members of EHS programs collaborate with other service providers in their local communities, including Part C and childcare providers. The incidence of disabilities among low-income children was tracked as part of the EHS Research and Evaluation Project. The incidence of indicators of disabilities (or potential disabilities) was extremely high (87%) among these very young children living in poverty; however, only 99 participating families (4.7% of the sample) received Part C ...


Longitudinal Relations Of Maternal Supportiveness And Child Task-Approach Behavior To Early Cognitive Development Of Children With Developmental Risks , Hyun-Joo Jeon Jan 2004

Longitudinal Relations Of Maternal Supportiveness And Child Task-Approach Behavior To Early Cognitive Development Of Children With Developmental Risks , Hyun-Joo Jeon

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of study was to investigate the longitudinal relations among maternal supportiveness, child task-approach behavior, and cognitive development for children with developmental risks. The participants (N = 400) in this study were a subset of the National Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project. The current study used structural equation modeling analyses including growth-curve models.;Findings are that maternal supportiveness was moderately stable from the time the children were 14 to 36 months of age, but stability of child task-approach behavior was weak between 14 and 24 months of age. Child task-approach behavior became stronger as children grew older. Earlier ...


The Development And Testing Of A Compendium Of Model Strategies For Performance Improvement Of Special Education Personnel Of K-12 Schools , Sandra Ann Schmitz Jan 2003

The Development And Testing Of A Compendium Of Model Strategies For Performance Improvement Of Special Education Personnel Of K-12 Schools , Sandra Ann Schmitz

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

With the heightened focus on school improvement, clearly it is not possible to increase student achievement and to raise the accountability of the educational system without addressing teacher performance and evaluation. Because the recent federal legislation titled "No Child Left Behind" reinforces the concept that "all" really does mean "all," the increased focus on teacher evaluation includes the skills and support needed by special education teachers. The challenge in the evaluation of special education teachers includes the level of sensitivity necessary to recognize the struggles these teachers face in balancing federal special education requirements, state and district reform standards, and ...


Promoting The Adaptive Behavior Skills Of Students With Autism: Gauging Educational Programming And Services , Stacy Slavens Volmer Jan 2001

Promoting The Adaptive Behavior Skills Of Students With Autism: Gauging Educational Programming And Services , Stacy Slavens Volmer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Educational programs for 18 elementary students with autism (12 males, 6 females) were examined. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which educational programs were based on student need, as well as the extent to which educational programs were reflected in daily instructional activities. Factors that affected whether or not the adaptive behavior needs of students with autism were addressed within their educational programs were also examined. Results indicated that the needs of students with autism were typically addressed within their educational programs, especially in the areas of functional academics, prevocational/vocational, and social/communication. However ...


The Home Environments Of Children With Disabilities: Implications For Peer Relationships And Self-Determination , Cheryl Lynn Geisthardt Jan 1998

The Home Environments Of Children With Disabilities: Implications For Peer Relationships And Self-Determination , Cheryl Lynn Geisthardt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The research reported here explores the role of the home environment in the development of peer relationships and skills contributing to self-determination for children with disabilities. More specifically, the roles that parents and the physical environment play in regulating peer relationships and providing opportunities to exert control, make choices and act independently in the home are examined. A literature review and two research studies examining the home environments of children with disabilities are presented;The first study uses qualitative data analysis of in-depth family interviews and home observations to examine the experiences children with disabilities have with peers in the ...


School-Based Problem-Solving Interventions: The Impact Of Training And Documentation On The Quality And Outcomes , Kristi R. Flugum Upah Jan 1998

School-Based Problem-Solving Interventions: The Impact Of Training And Documentation On The Quality And Outcomes , Kristi R. Flugum Upah

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Limited research suggests there is a relation between quality interventions, as indicated by the presence of specific indicators, and positive student outcomes (Flugum, 1992; Flugum & Reschly, 1992, 1994); these findings, however, were based on self-report data with no intervention documentation to verify the quality or outcomes. There continues to be a need to determine which components (i.e., quality indices) are essential for school-based problem-solving interventions to result in positive outcomes for students. Research (e.g., McDougall, Reschly & Corkery, 1988; Kratochwill, VanSomeran & Sheridan, 1989) also supports the use of protocol-based training to influence the quality of these interventions positively; yet, questions remain as to the effect of the protocol versus the training;In addition to answering the above question, this study attempted ...


Educating Young Children With Autism: A Conflict Over Methodologies , Lorna Marsh Volmer Jan 1998

Educating Young Children With Autism: A Conflict Over Methodologies , Lorna Marsh Volmer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

There currently is controversy on how best to educate children with autism that focuses on preeminent leaders in the field of autism, their disparate views, and the requirement that all children with disabilities be provided with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). The controversy has affected large numbers of children with autism, their families, and the school districts charged with educating them. Information detailing the elements of several nationally significant programs has been provided, including a review of the research supporting each program's efficacy. Two studies were initiated to explore the educational services provided to children with autism ...


Day Treatment: Development Of A Model Program And Determination Of Its Effects On 13-21 Year Olds , Thomas Joseph Gehlsen Jan 1998

Day Treatment: Development Of A Model Program And Determination Of Its Effects On 13-21 Year Olds , Thomas Joseph Gehlsen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

For decades there has been a need in communities to provide a collaborative series of services to the emotionally and behaviorally disordered adolescent. These services need to be provided in a lesser restrictive environment other than a residential setting but more restrictive that a mainstream educational setting. In this completed study, the purpose was to describe an ecological treatment program for Behavior Disorder/Severely Emotionally Disturbed adolescents. The question, "How did the development of this type of treatment program come about and how did the effects of the program make the coordinated efforts of various local agencies a state and ...


An Analysis Of Request-Centered Relational Communication Within Behavioral Consultation Using A Sample Of Practicing School Psychologists , Tracey Lynn Johnson Jan 1997

An Analysis Of Request-Centered Relational Communication Within Behavioral Consultation Using A Sample Of Practicing School Psychologists , Tracey Lynn Johnson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The Folger and Puck (1976) request-centered relational communication coding system was used to examine the relationship between measures of consultant and consultee control in behavioral consultation and (a) consultee satisfaction; (b) client behavior change; (c) perceived treatment integrity; and (d) perceptions of client behavior change. School psychologists from across Iowa served as consultants to one consultee each across three problem-solving interviews. The Problem Identification Interview was audiotaped and request-response transactions were coded. Requests were coded as either: dominant, dominant-affiliative, or submissive and served as measures of consultant and consultee control. Measures of consultant and consultee control and the outcome measures ...


Preservice Teachers' Self-Ratings Of Their Competencies To Teach In Inclusive General Education Classrooms , Kathy Jo Hinders Jan 1997

Preservice Teachers' Self-Ratings Of Their Competencies To Teach In Inclusive General Education Classrooms , Kathy Jo Hinders

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Iowa State University Iowa State University currently offers two different and distinct preservice teacher preparation programs. The traditional program reflects a more conventional way of conveying important theoretical knowledge and necessary skills to preservice students. This traditional program consists of individual course requirements coupled with practicum experiences at strategic points in the curriculum. The new megamethods curriculum creates a unique blend between university coursework and practical experience in general education classrooms. Preservice teachers involved with this curriculum spend a larger percentage of their university class time within a general education classroom. The primary purpose of this study was to determine ...


The Relationship Of Intervention Acceptability And Integrity In General Classroom Interventions , Gayle Joanne Luze Jan 1997

The Relationship Of Intervention Acceptability And Integrity In General Classroom Interventions , Gayle Joanne Luze

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Increasing emphasis is being placed on providing educational interventions for children with learning and behavioral problems in the least restrictive environment (LRE). This results in greater pressure on teachers, who have often had little or no specialized training in classroom management and individualized educational needs. Efforts to assist teachers working with students having difficulty usually involve teachers using a problem-solving process to develop individualized interventions. However, little applied research has been conducted to confirm the critical factors important in developing and implementing interventions to achieve positive student outcomes in school settings;Several factors suggested as important in intervention implementation include ...


The Influence Of Parent Gender On Division Of Work In Families Of Children With Disabilities , Lynn Terri Martin Jan 1996

The Influence Of Parent Gender On Division Of Work In Families Of Children With Disabilities , Lynn Terri Martin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This is a qualitative study which examined the influence of parent gender on division of work in families of children with disabilities. Thirty-three interviews were completed with mothers and fathers from ten families over a four year period. The study used a family systems framework to examine child and family characteristics, family perceptions, family interactions, and social roles and family work. Data was obtained through in-depth interviews and family stories and cross-cutting themes were identified and discussed. Results indicated mothers are continuing to assume the majority of the work including direct and indirect child care, and are experiencing role strain ...


An Examination Of The Influence Of Student Teaching Experience On Preservice Elementary Teachers' Self-Efficacy Judgments About The Full-Inclusion Of Students With Exceptional Needs In The Regular Education Elementary Classroom , Nancy Ann Eckerson Jan 1995

An Examination Of The Influence Of Student Teaching Experience On Preservice Elementary Teachers' Self-Efficacy Judgments About The Full-Inclusion Of Students With Exceptional Needs In The Regular Education Elementary Classroom , Nancy Ann Eckerson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to determine the influence of student teaching experience on four aspects crucially related to preservice teachers' ability to teach in the increasingly complex environments created by exceptional students: self-efficacy, outcome expectations, sources of information, and choice behavior or perceived ability to cope with students that present exceptional challenges in a full-inclusion regular education classroom;The study utilized a nonrandomized control group, pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design. The two groups were drawn from preservice elementary teachers attending a medium-sized state university in southern Minnesota during Spring Quarter of 1994. One group (n = 41) included students enrolled ...


A Comparison Of The Traditional, Standardized Assessment Model With The Transdisciplinary, Arena Assessment Model In Early Childhood Special Education , Carl L. Myers Jan 1995

A Comparison Of The Traditional, Standardized Assessment Model With The Transdisciplinary, Arena Assessment Model In Early Childhood Special Education , Carl L. Myers

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Early childhood special education services have typically adopted traditional assessment methods, namely, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary teams using standardized tests. Numerous disadvantages of the traditional assessment approach for infants and toddlers are cited in the literature. In recent years, the transdisciplinary, arena assessment model has started to gain popularity in this country. Unfortunately, empirical evidence to support the use of the alternative assessment method is sparse. This study randomly assigned children under the age of three years to one of two assessment models: a traditional, standardized assessment model or a transdisciplinary, arena assessment model. Parents' and professional staff members' perceptions were ...


The Effects Of School Cultural Variables On The Implementation Of Innovations In Special Education Service Delivery , Greg Alec Robinson Jan 1993

The Effects Of School Cultural Variables On The Implementation Of Innovations In Special Education Service Delivery , Greg Alec Robinson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if schools successful in implementing innovations associated with the Renewed Service Delivery System (RSDS) exhibit a specific set of values and norms. Values and behavioral norms were assessed in schools, through the administration to staff of a school culture audit, developed by Taylor (1991), including additional items designed to examine behavioral norms associated with the RSDS. The school culture audit has two sections, values and behavioral norms. There are five subscales: Group Support, Enabling, Productivity, Motivation, and Inclusivity;The school culture audits were administered to 477 regular education teachers, 81 special education ...


Children's Academic Self-Perceptions: The Influences Of Social Comparison And Classroom Setting , Marilyn Sue Wilson Jan 1992

Children's Academic Self-Perceptions: The Influences Of Social Comparison And Classroom Setting , Marilyn Sue Wilson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to begin testing the proposition that returning or serving mildly handicapped students in the general classroom may jeopardize their academic self-perceptions and to assess students' preferences regarding extra academic assistance. Participants were regular (N = 287) and special education (N = 175) students in three midwestern cities. The students completed the Children's Self-Perception Profile for Learning Disabled Students (SPPLDS) and accompanying social comparison measure (Renick & Harter, 1988), as well as a measure of locus of control consisting of the cognitive section from Connell's (1985) Multidimensional Measure of Children's Perceptions of Control. Students also were asked to choose from whom and where they would prefer to receive extra academic assistance. Data on each student's educational handicapping condition, level of special education programming, curriculum modification, and extent of team teaching utilized were provided by classroom teachers;Initial analyses by district indicated differences in self-perceptions; for all academic self-perception areas regular education students in District A scored the same as the special education students (combined for all three districts ...


The Influence Of Demographic, Achievement And Socioeconomic Factors On Proportions Of Students With Disabilities , Jeananne Reister Hagen Jan 1992

The Influence Of Demographic, Achievement And Socioeconomic Factors On Proportions Of Students With Disabilities , Jeananne Reister Hagen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research study examined the relationship between demographic, achievement, and socioeconomic factors and differences in proportions of students served in special education in school districts and intermediate education agencies (AEAs) in Iowa. Vast differences were found in the proportions of students being served in special education programs, ranging from 3% to 17% of school district populations. Four research questions were addressed in the study: (a) Are demographic, achievement, and socioeconomic factors related to the proportion of students served in special education in school districts? (b) Are demographic, achievement, and socioeconomic factors related to the proportions of students served in special ...