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Reducing the Disproportionate Representation of Minority Students in Special Education. ERIC/OSEP Digest #E566

This digest summarizes the problem of over-representation of minority students in special education and offers suggestions to reduce this disproportionate representation. It notes concerns of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that minority students are being misclassified and receiving inappropriate services and/or discriminatory placement in special education.

  • Author/Creator: Burnette, Jane Corp Author Eric Clearinghouse on Disabilities, Gifted Education, Reston V. A.
  • Author's address: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1589; telephone: 800-328-0272; fax: 703-620-2521; e-mail: [email protected]; World Wide Web:
  • Date Published: 03-00
  • Year: 1998

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