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ERIC Number: EJ959000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Disability and Adulthood in Mexico: An Ethnographic Case Study
Skivington, Michael
International Journal of Special Education, v26 n3 p45-57 2011
This study sought to better understand the cultural meaning of adulthood and disability in a large city in central Mexico. Using an ethnographic case study research design that included interviews and observations, this study addressed the research question: What is the cultural meaning and accompanying challenges of becoming an adult with disability in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico? Results indicate that the adult life of a person with a disability is difficult. Corruption, societal rejection, and inadequate school and social services are challenges this population faces. Analyses also revealed that Wolfensberger's (1972) original depiction of the social roles people with disabilities play in society was still accurate in today's Mexico. Research findings and implications for future study are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico