Problematising parent–professional partnerships in education

HODGE, Nick and RUNSWICK-COLE, Katherine (2008). Problematising parent–professional partnerships in education. Disability & Society, 23 (6), 637-647.

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    The value of, and need for, parent–professional partnerships is an unchallenged mantra within policy relating to ‘special educational needs’. In spite of this, partnerships continue to be experienced as problematic by both parents and professionals. This paper brings together the different perspectives of two disability researchers: one a parent of a disabled child while the other was a teacher for 20 years of children with the label autism. The paper deconstructs the concept of partnership and then, drawing on the expertise of parents, suggests how enabling and empowering parent–professional relationships might be achieved.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
    Identification Number: 10.1080/09687590802328543
    Depositing User: Lorna Greaves
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 11:57
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015 11:53

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