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No more boys allowed: A study of the overrepresentation of African-American males in EMD K–12 programs DISSERTATION

, Capella University, United States

Capella University . Awarded

Abstract

Over three decades of research validates the overrepresentation of African-American males in special education, particularly in educable mentally disabled (EMD) programs. Racial inequity associated with overrepresentation has infused special education programs in America. This disparity makes it more likely for African-American males to be designated mentally disabled than their White counterparts. Identification and placement in EMD programs is necessary for some students to obtain a free and appropriate education; however, the label of EMD has a negative connation. The purpose of this study was to investigate if overrepresentation of African-American males exists in Educable Mentally Disabled K-12 programs in an urban southeastern school district in South Carolina; and if overrepresentation is found, to analyze the data to determine the contributing factors of overrepresentation.

Citation

Coletrain, R.L. No more boys allowed: A study of the overrepresentation of African-American males in EMD K–12 programs. Ph.D. thesis, Capella University. Retrieved October 23, 2017 from .

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