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ERIC Number: EJ1164789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9487
When a Parent of a Student with a Learning Disability Is Also an Educator in the Same School District: A Heuristic Case Study
Haley, Keri; Allsopp, David; Hoppey, David
Learning Disability Quarterly, v41 n1 p19-31 Feb 2018
Advocating for your child with a disability can be a daunting task for any parent. When the parent is also a school district employee, determining whether advocacy could impact one's position as an employee becomes inherently problematic. Using a heuristic case study approach, this inquiry's intent is to understand the experiences, barriers, and perceptions of job security related to advocating from inside the district as a parent-educator of a child with a learning disability. Three themes emerged that describe this parent-educator's experiences. Findings indicate this parent-educator encountered varied experiences. Specifically, these include experiences that were both positive and challenging in nature, barriers that were not anticipated by the parent-educator, and repercussions related to job security. Implications for practice and future research related to parents of children with disabilities who are also educators are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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