ERIC Number: ED222303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions of Parents, Teachers, and Administrators Regarding Procedures of the Individualized Educational Program in Selected South Dakota Schools.
Hughes, Dean Mack
The purpose of the study was to determine the perceptions of parents, teachers, and administrators concerning four major requirements of individualized educational programs (IEP) in public, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and contract Indian schools in South Dakota. A questionnaire was hand delivered to 31 parents of "special needs" children, 24 special education teachers, and 12 school administrators responsible for special education programs. Applicable only to the 12 public, contract, and BIA Schools surveyed, conclusions included: 1) perceptions of public, contract, and BIA school respondents concerning the 4 major requirements of the IEP were very similar except in the area of confidentiality; 2) respondents overall perceived the IEP as being in compliance across all 4 major requirements; and 3) parents' perceptions of the 4 major requirements of the IEP did not coincide with those of teachers and administrators in the areas of confidentiality and due process. On the basis of findings, recommendations offered were to develop training programs for parents of "special needs" Indian children; initiate inservice programs by schools to promote communication between parents, teachers, and administrators concerned with the IEP process; and conduct additional research to determine why parents' perceptions of IEP were different. (Author/ERB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools; South Dakota
Note: Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Dakota.