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Whose Voices Are Heard?

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/9780226630021.003.0006
Whose Voices Are Heard?

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This chapter examines administrative hearings in which parents challenge their disabled children's educational evaluation and placement. It discusses the relation between economic capital and cultural capital and analyzes the distribution of administrative hearings across different demographic types of school districts. This chapter also examines the influence of parents' economic and cultural capital on the due process hearing decisions and orders.

Keywords: administrative hearings; parents; disabled children; educational valuation; educational placement; economic capital; cultural capital

Chapter.  20873 words. 

Subjects: Schools Studies

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