Down the Rabbit Hole: A Commentary About Research on Parents and Special Education

Valle, Jan W.
August 2011
Learning Disability Quarterly;Aug2011, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p183
Academic Journal
This article examines what we know about the experience of parents in the special education system-in particular, parents of children with learning disabilities since the passage of PL-94-142. Toward this end, I offer a review of special education literature about parent and professional collaboration, a rationale for relying upon a plurality of methodological frameworks in conducting research with parents of children with LD, and a challenge to the profession to raise and respond to ethical questions about our naturalized practices in alliance with parents.


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