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The discipline of students with disabilities: Factors that influence exclusionary practices of Indiana high school principals


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the current knowledge of Indiana public secondary administrators about appropriate discipline for students with disabilities, as defined in statues and legal decisions, to gather data on exclusionary discipline practices to determine if they are used disproportionately with students who are disabled and/or minority students, to investigate the demographic factors that influence Indiana high school principals to use exclusionary methods of discipline with students who are disabled and/or with minority students. Using a mailed survey, all high school administrators were asked to complete a survey which measured knowledge of special education, current exclusionary discipline practices, and demographic data. Data was analyzed using measures of central tendency, t tests, Chinn and Hughes ± 10% of the population proportions Z scores, correlation, regression, and chi-square. Results indicated that the knowledge level was adequate to met the needs of administrators, analysis indicated disproportional use of exclusionary discipline with students with disabilities by a small number of administrators, and the demographic variables of gender, size of school, and locale are significant for use of exclusionary discipline.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Special education;
Secondary education
Classification
0514: School administration
0529: Special education
0533: Secondary education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Disabilities; Discipline; Exclusionary; High school principals; Indiana; Special education law
Title
The discipline of students with disabilities: Factors that influence exclusionary practices of Indiana high school principals
Author
Garrison, Beverley C.
Number of pages
297
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0110
Source
DAI-A 67/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
054257490X, 9780542574900
Advisor
Reio, Tom
University/institution
University of Louisville
University location
United States -- Kentucky
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3208781
ProQuest document ID
304992189
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304992189
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