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    What are the historical and current roles of families? Compare and contrast the similarities and differences.


    Define due process. Why is it essential to the special education process?

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    Year ago parents had a drive to have more children for the purposes of farming needs and to help with all the duties around the home.

    In the 50s and 60s fathers were the primary breadwinner of the family and were often gone for long periods of time, taking care of work obligations, leaving the mother at home to manage child rearing and household management. The priority for the husband was customers and work was the priority over children. The need of the children came second.

    In the 60s the sentiment changed and fathers became more interested in children, where there was a shift, making the priority the children and work commitment secondary. They type of families expanded, too. In the earlier families, there was a cultural norm and community expectations with attendance at place of worship, and a more traditional and conservative undertone.

    The 20s were a bit more liberating, just before the depression entered society. The affluence and liberating tone like women fighting for the right to vote, quickly shifted with the onset of the war, where men left for overseas and the women took the ...

    Solution Summary

    From issues in earlier days such as chewing gum issues to now, in extreme cases serious gang issues, the involvement of families has changed and this is one of the topics discussed. Also,
    the right of a family, with regard to a special education situation, may be pursued often within a specific time frame is also discussed.