Open Access Thesis
Problem children -- Education; Special education;
In this study, I explored behaviorally disordered students' perceptions of special education and reintegration. I generated data from semi-structured interviews of three behaviorally disordered students and observations of them in their regular classes. The data revealed that these students grappled with the perceived tradeoff between the advantages and disadvantages of their special education versus regular education placement. Once they were perceived by school personnel to possess differences that made a difference, they found "asylum" in special education. The results of the study indicate that the three participants perceived special education placement to be helpful to them; however, each indicated that identification and placement also carried a detrimental legacy.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Special Education
Radhi H. Al-Mabuk
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©1993 Patricia Ann Gains
Gaines, Patricia Ann, "There's no place to call home: Behaviorally disordered students' perceptions of special education and reintegration" (1993). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1427.