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Echevarria, Jana; Powers, Kristin; Elliott, Judy – Issues in Teacher Education, 2004
The disproportionate representation of minority students in special education programs has been a persistent problem in American education. Being labeled as disabled often has a negative impact on social relationships and self-concept and long-term outcomes such as graduation and employment. Disproportionate identification of students from certain…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Disproportionate Representation, Student Placement, Identification