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Changing The Mindset: A Look At Current Literacy Practices And How These Are Failing Boys, Rebecca Oliver Jan 2017

Changing The Mindset: A Look At Current Literacy Practices And How These Are Failing Boys, Rebecca Oliver

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The special education population in schools in the United States shows a significant disproportionality between male and female students. Often special education referrals are made due, in part, to student underperformance in reading and basic literacy skills. Using past studies regarding best practices for literacy instruction, gender studies, and special education, the current study looks to understand what teachers can do to eliminate the inequality in special education referrals between genders in school-aged children. Results suggest that female students begin school with a head start to their male counterparts, and because of this, typically do well in the earlier grades ...


Do Biases And Experiences Of Elementary Teachers Affect The Referral Process?, Kerriann Callen May 2004

Do Biases And Experiences Of Elementary Teachers Affect The Referral Process?, Kerriann Callen

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Teachers could be referring students based on where the student lives or what background he or she comes from rather than on educational needs. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the biases and experiences of elementary teachers affect whom they refer or whom they do not refer for special education. All of the subjects in this study are teachers from a small suburban school district in Western New York. According to the findings of this study, teachers tended to refer the male student with behavior problems more often than the students with severe academic needs. Teachers in ...


Taking Women Students Seriously: A Study Of The College Experiences Of Women, The College At Brockport Apr 1989

Taking Women Students Seriously: A Study Of The College Experiences Of Women, The College At Brockport

Papers on the History of the College at Brockport

This report shares the findings of a student survey conducted in 1986 by the Standing Committee on Women's Issues on the SUNY Brockport campus. The survey sought to examine the conditions on the campus which particularly affected the quality of life for women students at Brockport.