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Disabled Children's Parents

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/9780226630021.003.0003
Disabled Children's Parents

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This chapter provides an overview of research on cultural capital and parenting and analyzes how it might relate to special education. It examines the perspectives and practices of parents of disabled children based on survey responses and interviews. The findings indicate that parents consider themselves to be at least as well informed as their children's schools about their children's disabilities and related needs and that privileged parents use cultural capital to intervene in their children's education.

Keywords: cultural capital; parenting; disabled children; special education; privileged parents

Chapter.  9384 words. 

Subjects: Schools Studies

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