“ain't nobody gonna get me down”: An examination of the educational experiences of four african american women labeled with disabilities
Equity and Excellence in Education
This study used qualitative research methods to explore the educational experiences of four African American women with disabilities, revealing how each participant developed a critical consciousness in response to the dominant ideology surrounding the discourses of African American, woman, and disabled. The development of a critical consciousness led participants to counter the oppressive nature of their educational experiences by engaging in acts of resistance. Recommendations are made with regard to how K-18 educators might support and capitalize upon students' critical consciousness to facilitate equitable classroom communities. © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Department of Special Education
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Petersen, Amy J., "“ain't nobody gonna get me down”: An examination of the educational experiences of four african american women labeled with disabilities" (2009). Faculty Publications. 2304.