ERIC Number: ED218897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Dissemination of Research to Parents: Issues, Barriers and Future Directions.
Winton, Pamela J.
Intended for educational researchers, the paper stresses the importance of disseminating research knowledge to parents, particularly to parents of handicapped children. Barriers to disseminating research knowledge to parents include the low priority of this activity among members of the academic community, the trickles down theory of dissemination whereby the parents are among the last to receive information, and the scarcity of appropriate dissemination vehicles geared toward parents. Ethical and practical reasons for overcoming these barriers are considered, such as the importance of arming parents and advocacy groups with information to back up their attempts to get programs for handicapped children. Among suggestions are the placing more emphasis on the values underlying research efforts, lobbying for federal funds to disseminate research to parents, and creating linkages with existing parent organizations. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session W-8).