From Library Journal
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, have brought together scholars, teachers, activists, and administrators to share their mutual concern for the intellectual and social well-being of disabled youth, who now make up ten percent of all students. Divided into four well-researched and well-constructed sections (e.g., "Gender and Disability"), the essays discuss numerous issues pertaining to gender and disability as well as race and class in an attempt to understand why and how disabled children endure stereotypes and deal with the limitations imposed by society. Empirical data support some of the discussion, though elsewhere hypothesis is used. The contributors insist with conviction that special education be viewed as a set of services as opposed to a place. Academic libraries, teacher colleges, and public libraries with special education collections can provide a door for further research by adding this serious, articulate, and focused work. Leroy Hommerding, Fort Meyers Beach P.L., FL
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This book is unique in that it focuses on gender equity and disability equity with additional important attention to race, age, and economic issues that contribute to multiple types of inequitable educational treatments and outcomes. Susan Shurberg Klein, editor of Sex Equity and Sexuality in Education"