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Ecological Factors and the Behavioral and Educational Outcomes of African American Students in Special Education

Abstract African American students are one of the historically disadvantaged groups by the public education system. Related to this phenomenon is the overrepresentation of African American children in special education due to disability diagnoses, which has been referred to as disproportionality. It has been hypothesized that disproportionality is due to poverty or a cultural mismatch between primarily white, middle-class teachers and African American students. Using a sample of African American children in special education from Memphis, Tennessee, this secondary data analysis explored the relationship between children's behavioral and educational outcomes and their environment, efficacy beliefs, and the impact of an intervention, the Nurse-Fam... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Bean, Kristen Faye (Author) / Segal, Elizabeth (Advisor) / Arcoleo, Kimberly (Committee member) / Gerdes, Karen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Special education / academic achievement / African American children / behavior / Disproportionality / special education
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 198 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Social Work 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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