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<span class="smallCaps">introduction</span> Distinguishing Disability

Colin Ong-Dean

in Distinguishing Disability

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780226630007
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226630021 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226630021.003.0001
introduction Distinguishing Disability

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This introductory chapter discusses the objective of this volume, which is to examine the historical, cultural and institutional conditions under which parents have advocated for their disabled children in the U.S. for the past thirty to forty years and the relation of these conditions to parents' differing resources and dispositions. This volume argues that the existing special education system is fundamentally inequitable and that privileged parents implicitly contribute to that inequity when they draw on their resources to advocate for their children.

Keywords: disabled children; disability; privileged parents; special education; inequity

Chapter.  4620 words. 

Subjects: Schools Studies

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