[EDEQUITY] Underrepresented in special education

From: HarilynR@aol.com
Date: Tue Dec 05 2000 - 11:50:37 EST

A colleague kindly caught my unintended error in my previous message. I
to say that girls are UNDERrepresented in special education rather than
being overrepresented; the reasons are complex, but include gender
differences in behavior patterns that bring attention to boys more readily
well as gender bias, such as differences in teacher expectations for boys
girls. Sorry for the goof, but it is heartening to see interest in gender
equity issues among students receiving special education services. These
issues have been far too invisible yet the consequences for students are
severe. Thanks.

Harilyn Rousso
Disabilities Unlimited Consulting Services
3 East 10th St. - 4B
New York, NY 10003-5916
212-673-4284 (phone/fax)

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