Search results for: Learning disabilities
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The paper reveals the findings of a participatory ethnography with post-secondary students enrolled in a large West Coast University in British Columbia. These students had previously been identified as 'learning disabled' and thus, the 'recipients' of special educational policy interventions. The study uncovers the performative work the students engage as they negotiate the contradictory ideologies of meritocracy and equal opportunity while living with the label and realities of various 'learning disabilities'. The students' discourses are read in relation to and against the dominant common-sense ideologies of special education. The study takes into account the students readings in light of their positionalities as racialized, classed, gendered, in addition to living with the label of learning disability.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2009
This article explores the ethical issues involved when researchers attempt to study participants who are personally close to them. It describes a case in which two researchers decided to study the experiences respectively of their son and grandson, both with ADD.The authors relate the specific issues raised in the case to general issues of ethics in action research.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2008
This study investigated accommodations provided to teacher candidates with learning disabilities in teacher education programs. Accommodations at the knowledge level were considered acceptable, while accommodations in field experiences were less common and more likely to raise ethical concerns.
Updated: Jul. 28, 2008