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Document Number: 4890

The Disproportionate Number of Minority Students in Special Education MS Word PDF - According to this ECS StateNote, for problems that are readily observable and diagnosable by medical professionals (such as deafness, blindness or orthopedic impairment) there is no marked disproportion in the numbers of students referred for special education services. There are many disparities, however, found in the special education categories that carry the greatest stigma, including mental retardation, emotional disturbance and learning disabilities. (Andrea Paolino and Kirstin Craciun, Education Commission of the States, October 2003)...
Author: Andrea Paolino and Kirstin Craciun
Publication: StateNote
Publisher: Education Commission of the States

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