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ERIC Number: EJ855733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Working with Mothers and Fathers of Children with Disabilities: Metaphors Used by Parents in a Continuing Dialogue
Van Hove, Geert; De Schauwer, Elisabeth; Mortier, Kathleen; Bosteels, Sigrid; Desnerck, Greetje; Van Loon, Jos
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v17 n2 p187-201 Jun 2009
Within this article we will introduce some metaphors as they were developed and used by mothers and fathers we worked with: the traveller, the warrior, the builder of bridges, the discoverer, the trainer/teacher, the in-between-er, the manager...We will position these metaphors as tools parents are using in their confrontation with normalising discourses of disability and education. In this sense mothers and fathers of disabled children can be seen as "parents on the margins" from whom we can learn a lot about parenting in general. In that sense the metaphors we will present can be situated as a meta level parents present in their continuing process of reflection on their living together with their children with disabilities. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium