ERIC Number: EJ887235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: 44
No Easy Walk: African-American Educators Coping with Their Own Children with Special Needs
Lue, Martha S.; Green, Cheryl E.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v4 n1 p30-40 Nov 2000
This article examines the experiences of three African-American female educators and their families in responding to their own children with special needs. The authors draw upon the narratives provided by these three families to document their personal experiences in parenting children with disabilities. Using fictitious names to protect confidentiality, the parental reactions of these African-American educators with regard to their children with disabilities are explored. Coping patterns that helped to empower these parents to deal effectively with the needs of their children are identified. In addition, they explore some of the unique problems of parenting children with disabilities and describe how these African-American women and their families dealt with their concerns.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Disabilities, Coping, Special Needs Students, African American Teachers, Females, Personal Narratives, Parent Attitudes, Stress Variables, Family Environment, Parent Responsibility, Financial Problems, African American Culture, Social Support Groups, Role, Religion
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