Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Special Education: M.S.
School of Education
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Keywords and Subject Headings
overrepresentation, disproportionality, minority, special education, referral, assessment, placement, systemic bias, racial disparities, teacher perceptions, student disabilities, and universal screening
The purpose of this paper was to review the literature and research that examines the overrepresentation of African American students enrolled in special education programs and give reasons as to why this overrepresentation continues to occur.
Kihle, Kelsey, "The Overrepresentation of African American Students in Special Education" (2019). Culminating Projects in Special Education. 74.