chapter  1
Three Parallels Between the Development of Special Education and the Career of Professor Keogh
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A long, distinguished research career relates to an investigator’s chosen field in three ways. First, there are discernible parallels between the development of fields themselves and the evolving interests and activities of distinguished investigators. The parallels are expectable because distinguished researchers are shaped by and, in turn, shape their fields of inquiry both during their work lives and into the future, defining the second and third ways careers and fields relate: The contributions of distinguished scholars guide and goad a field forward during their career, and their visions for the future define the questions and challenges for the next generation of researchers. Thus, it is for the field of special education research and the career of Professor Barbara K.Keogh (BKK).