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Distinguishing DisabilityParents, Privilege, and Special Education$
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Colin Ong-Dean

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226630007

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226630021.001.0001

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Disabled Children's Parents

Disabled Children's Parents

(p.39) Chapter Two Disabled Children's Parents
Distinguishing Disability

Colin Ong-Dean

University of Chicago Press

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

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