TITLE

A Statistical Survey into a Definition of Learning Disabilities: A Search for Acceptance

AUTHOR(S)
Vaughan, R. W.; Hodges, L.
PUB. DATE
December 1973
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Dec1973, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p658
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A study was done to determine whether special education personnel groups could begin to agree upon a definition for learning disabilities. Ten definitions were to be ranked in order of acceptability as a working definition. The Kendall Coefficient of Concordance yielded the degree of statistical agreeability for the total group and within each subgroup. Results indicated that the special education personnel could achieve agreement both within groups and between groups. Specific definitions were selected at a statistically significant level as representative of a usable definition. Four generic definitions were rejected.
ACCESSION #
19031944

 

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