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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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Whose Voices Are Heard?

Whose Voices Are Heard?

Due Process Hearings and Parents' Challenge to Special Education Evaluations and Placements

(p.113) Chapter Five Whose Voices Are Heard?
Distinguishing Disability

Colin Ong-Dean

University of Chicago Press

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

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