Economic and demographic predictors of inclusive education

Meghan E. Cosier, Julie Causton-Theoharis

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Abstract

This study investigated economic and demographic predictors of levels of inclusion of students with disabilities in 129 school districts. Multiple regression analysis was utilized to address the following research questions: (a) Is there a relationship between economic factors and percentage of highly included students with disabilities in general education when controlling for demographic factors? and (b) Is there a relationship between demographic factors and percentage of highly included students with disabilities in general education classrooms when controlling for economic factors? Results suggest a significant relationship between the economic variables of general education expenditure and special education expenditure, and the amount of time students with disabilities are included in general education classrooms. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)496-505
Number of pages10
JournalRemedial and Special Education
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • demographic factors
  • inclusion
  • multiple regression
  • special education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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