Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

What’s Behind the Curtain? A Family’s Search for an Inclusive Oz

File Size Format  
214.pdf 376.02 kB Adobe PDF View/Open
213.docx 44.19 kB Microsoft Word XML View/Open
215.txt 48.03 kB Text View/Open

Item Summary

Title:What’s Behind the Curtain? A Family’s Search for an Inclusive Oz
Authors:Sauer, Janet
special education
Date Issued:2013
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Sauer, J. (2013). What’s Behind the Curtain? A Family’s Search for an Inclusive Oz. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 9(2 & 3).
Series:vol. 9, no. 2 & 3
Abstract:Families are moving at ever increasing numbers. Relocating a family is challenging under any circumstance, but transitioning a child with a disability between schools, especially to new states or countries can be particularly difficult. When families seek full inclusion, the situation becomes more complex. This paper describes one American family’s journey through the moving process and how that process brought to the surface ways in which disability is socially and culturally constructed. Despite federal legislation in some countries regarding special education and the involvement of families, practices differ geographically, sometimes significantly, when determining eligibility, communicating with parents, and discussing how support services will be provided. The author - a parent, educational researcher, and instructor of pre-service teachers – asks questions throughout the family’s relocation and examines people’s “storylines” or habits of conversation (Gee, 1999) to get at underlying assumptions. Related research and implications for improving educational practices are discussed.
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 9, No. 2 & 3

Please email if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.