The Cultural Work of Learning Disabilities

  title={The Cultural Work of Learning Disabilities},
  author={Ray Mcdermott and Shelley V. Goldman and Herv{\'e} Varenne},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  pages={12 - 17}
Culturally and educationally, the United States specializes in the production of kinds of persons described first by ethnic, racial, and linguistic lines and second by supposed mental abilities. Overlaps between the two systems of classification are frequent, systematically haphazard, and often deleterious. An examination of classrooms around the country shows shifting currents of concern and tension that invite the attribution of labels for mental and/or minority-group status. This article… 

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