Double Jeopardy

Addressing Gender Equity in Special Education

Edited by Harilyn Rousso & Michael L. Wehmeyer

Subjects: Gender Studies
Series: SUNY series, The Social Context of Education
Paperback : 9780791450765, 416 pages, July 2001
Hardcover : 9780791450758, 416 pages, July 2001

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Table of contents


Michelle Fine


Harilyn Rousso and Michael L. Wehmeyer

SECTION 1. Gender and Disability

1. Beyond Pedestals: The Lives of Girls and Women with Disabilities
Adrienne Asche, with Harilyn Rousso and Taran Jefferies

2. Won't You Know All of Me? Recognizing the Confluence of Disability, Gender, and Ethnicity
Eric Jolly

SECTION II. Gender Issues in the Education of All Students

3. Gender Equity in Education: Change and Challenge
Katherine Hanson and Susan J. Smith

4. Title IX: What Does It Mean for Teachers?
Melissa Keyes

5. She Bakes and He Builds: Gender Bias in the Curriculum
Susan Shaffer and Linda Shevitz

6. Can She Really Do Science? Gender Disparities in Math and Science Education
Ellen Wahl

7. Squeaky Wheels versus Invisibility: Gender Bias in Teacher-Student Interactions
Dolores A. Grayson

8. Stopping Sexual Harasssment in Schools
Eleanor Linn and Harilyn Rousso

9. Schools Fail Boys Too: Exposing the Con of Traditional Masculinity
Craig Flood

10. Teaching as though Both Genders Count: Guidelines for Designing Nonsexist Inclusive Curricula
Theresa Mickey McCormick

11. Uncovering Bias in the Classroom: A Personal Journey
Maryann Wickett

SECTION III. Gender Issues in the Education of Students with Disabilitites

12. Research in Gender Bias in Special Education Services
Michael L. Wehmeyer and Michelle Schwartz

13. Gender Equity Issues in the Vocational and Transition Services and Employment Outcomes Experienced by Young Women with Disabilities
Bonnie Doren and Michael Benz

14. Nothing to Do after School: More of an Issue for Girls
Merle Froschl, Harilyn Rousso, and Ellen Rubin

15. What Do Frida Kahlo, Wilma Mankiller, and Harriet Tubman Have in Common? Providing Role Models for Girls with (and without) Disabilities
Harilyn Rousso

16. The Living Out Loud Program: Building Resiliency in Adolescent Girls with Disabilities
Nancy Ferreyra and Estelle Eskenazi

SECTION IV. Summary and Future Directions

17. Addressing Gender Equity in Special Education Services: An Agenda for the Twenty-first Century
Michael L. Wehmeyer and Harilyn Rousso


Enables teachers and other school personnel working with students with disabilities to provide a gender equitable educational experience.


2002 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

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.

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.


"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