Double Jeopardy: Addressing Gender Equity in Special Education

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Harilyn Rousso, Michael L. Wehmeyer
SUNY Press, Jul 26, 2001 - Education - 396 pages
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Highlighting the educational issues of girls and young women with disabilities, Double Jeopardy examines how they are exposed to discrimination based on gender and disability/special education status, and how they experience less successful vocational outcomes than their disabled male or nondisabled female peers upon leaving school. It studies both gender equity issues and inequitable practices that affect a wide range of students, such as Title IX, biased curricula, inequitable student-teacher interactions, and other issues such as eligibility for special education services. The book also describes innovative programs and strategies designed to empower disabled youth, who are ten percent of all students.
Contributors include Adrienne Asch, Michael Benz, Bonnie Doren, Estelle Eskenazi, Nancy Ferreyra, Michelle Fine, Craig Flood, Merle Froschl, Dolores A. Grayson, Katherine Hanson, Taran Jefferies, Eric Jolly, Melissa Keyes, Eleanor Linn, Theresa Mickey McCormick, Harilyn Rousso, Ellen Rubin, Michelle Schwartz, Susan Shaffer, Linda Shevitz, Susan J. Smith, Ellen Wahl, Michael L. Wehmeyer, and Maryann Wickett.

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Rousso, executive director of Disabilities Unlimited Consulting Services, and Wehmeyer, director of self-determination projects at the Beach Center on Families & Disability, University of Kansas ... Read full review


Harilyn Rousso and Michael L Wehmeyer
Gender and Disability
Beyond Pedestals The Lives of Girls and Women with Disabilities
Wont You Know All of Me? Recognizing the Confluence of Disability Gender and Ethnicity
Gender Issues in the Education of All Students
Gender Equity in Education Change and Challenge
Title IX What Does It Mean for Teachers?
She Bakes and He Builds Gender Bias in the Curriculum
Teaching as Though Both Genders Count Guidelines for Designing Nonsexist Inclusive Curricula
Uncovering Bias in the Classroom A Personal Journey
Gender Issues in the Education of Students with Disabilities
Research on Gender Bias in Special Education Services
Gender Equity Issues in the Vocational and Transition Services and Employment Outcomes Experienced by Young Women with Disabilities
Nothing to Do after School More of an Issue for Girls
What Do Frida Kablo Wilma Mankiller and Harriet Tubman Have in Common? Providing Role Models for Girls with and without Disabilities
The Living Out Loud Program Building Resiliency in Adolescent Girls with Disabilities

Can She Really Do Science? Gender Disparities in Math and Science Education
Squeaky Wheels versus Invisibility Gender Bias in TeacherStudent Interactions
Stopping Sexual Harassment in Schools
Schools Fail Boys Too Exposing the Con of Traditional Masculinity
Summary and Future Directions
Addressing Gender Equity in Special Education Services An Agenda for the Twentyfirst Century

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Harilyn Rousso is Executive Director of Disabilities Unlimited Consulting Services. She is the author of Disabled, Female, and Proud!: Stories of Ten Women with Disabilities, with Susan Gushee O'Malley and Mary Severance.

Michael L. Wehmeyer is Research Associate Professor and Director, Beach Center on Families and Disability, University of Kansas. He is the coauthor, with Martin Agran and Carolyn Hughes, of Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities: Basic Skills for Successful Transition.

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