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Author Valle, Jan W., 1956-
Title What mothers say about special education [electronic resource] : from the 1960s to the present / Jan W. Valle
Imprint New York ; Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript xv, 248 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Series Palgrave studies in urban education
Palgrave studies in urban education
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-242) and index
Setting the stage: context and method -- From past to present: American culture, public schools, and parents -- The early years: first generation mothers -- The implementation years: second generation mothers -- The maintenance years: third generation mothers -- Mothers speaking to mothers: across-generational conversation -- Special education as ethical practice
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 6, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
This book documents the experiences of 15 mothers whose children labeled learning disabled attended public schools during the last four decades. Despite the right of parents to participate in educational decision-making, these mothers describe the challenge of exercising that right. In candidand compelling narratives, mothers speak to the language of experts, conflicts in shared decision-making, devaluation of "mother knowledge," and the influence of race, class, and gender. The constancyof issues suggests that this landmark legislation may, in fact, have engendered minimal changes in the lives of mothers and their children
Link Original 0230606512 9780230606517 (DLC) 2008031123 (OCoLC)235027659
Subject Special education -- United States
Learning disabled children -- Education -- United States -- Case studies
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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