Power and Partnership in Education: Parents, Children, and Special Educational Needs

Synopsis

Power and Partnership in Educationsubjects the notion of partnership between parents and professionals to critical scrutiny. Drawing upon the comments of those directly involved in assessment of children's special needs--parents, professionals and children--he describes the process from all standpoints and discusses the distribution of power throughout the process. By carefully examining the dynamics within the relationship, Derrick Armstrong discusses the barriers that might inhibit an effective partnership between them.