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Title: There is No Choice: Examining Somali Parents' Experience with Special Education
Authors: Mahamed, Fowzia
Advisor: Livingstone, David W.
Department: Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Keywords: Special Education
Minority
Issue Date: 5-Apr-2010
Abstract: We now have a student population that is culturally, linguistically and economically diverse. This, in turn, has resulted in school board initiatives in response to this diversity, primarily; it appears, in ways that harden social class and racial divisions in the society (Roberston & Kushner, 2006). One clear example of this is the over-representation in Special Education of poor, immigrant students of colour, whose culture and language differs from that of English-speaking Canada. This thesis focuses on the experience of Somali parents whose children have been placed in Special Education or where an attempt has been made to place them. The purpose of this study is to examine if high or low cultural capital among Somali parents’ influences the placement of their children in Special Education. Through qualitative semi-structured interviews, I look at the experience of 8 Somali parents. Thematic analysis of the data is used to understand the findings.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24231
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