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ERIC Number: EJ791570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Urban Parents of Children with Special Needs: Advocating for Their Children through Social Networks
Munn-Joseph, Marlene S.; Gavin-Evans, Karen
Urban Education, v43 n3 p378-393 2008
Three families living in an urban area in the Midwest with elementary-age children diagnosed with disabilities were interviewed about their family involvement in special education programming and intervention. The study explored how three mothers used social networks to advocate and care for their child's special education programming. Using Brigg's distinction of social networks that serve as social supports and ones that serve as social leverage as a conceptual framework, we aim to help further understand how parents advocate for their children in the parent-school relationship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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