[EDEQUITY Disability] Special education and traditional gender

From: Eleanor Gil-Kashiwabara (gilkashi@ohsu.edu)
Date: Wed Aug 21 2002 - 15:52:55 EDT

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I wonder how girls fare in the special education system when their
family-cultural background perhaps adheres to more traditional gender roles
and gender-related expectations than those that would be encountered in the
American mainstream. In my professional work, I have encountered a more
traditional gender role orientation in some Hispanic families and I wonder
how that translates with regard to seeking services, service
implementation, etc?

I am interested in knowing if others have faced this issue and if so, how
has it been addressed?

Eleanor Gil-Kashiwabara
Research Coordinator
OHSU-Center on Self-Determination
Portland, OR

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