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What Mothers Say About Special Education

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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 candid and 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 constancy of issues suggests that...

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Overview

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 candid and 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 constancy of issues suggests that this landmark legislation may, in fact, have engendered minimal changes in the lives of mothers and their children.

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“This book provides a fresh perspective on the history of special education law and collaboration, but from a perspective that is often overlooked - that of the mothers. These perspectives are important for all educators as they engage in the collaborative process with parents and continue to improve education for students with special needs.”—P.S. Arter, Choice

"This topic is extremely important and Valle covers it well, bringing to light a number of critical issues which, sadly to say, we have been dealing with ineffectively for over forty years. What is particularly striking is that regardless of the legislation for parent involvement, the school consistently gives it only lip service. Fortunately, this collection offers a tremendous amount of information for parents and educators."—Darra Pace, Associate Professor and Chairperson of the CRSR Department, Special Education Program, Hofstra University

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Meet the Author

Jan Valle is Assistant Professor and program head for the graduate childhood education program at The City College of New York (CUNY). She has been an educator for nearly three decades, as a public school special education teacher, educational diagnostician/consultant, parent and family advocate, and teacher educator. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters that address educational issues in both general and special education. In recognition of her scholarship, Jan received the 2001 Walter Sindlinger Writing Award at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Junior Scholar Award at the 2006 Annual Second City Disability Studies in Education conference. She is presently co-authoring a textbook on inclusive education that is scheduled for release in 2009.

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Table of Contents

Setting the Stage * Mother Narratives * Special Education: The Early Years (1960s-1980s)
• Special Education: The Implementation Years (mid-1980s-1990s)
• Special Education: the Maintenance Years (mid-1990s to the present)
• Mothers Speak out about Consequences
• Mothers Speak Across Generations

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