ERIC Number: ED250339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Parents in Special Needs Schools: Perceptions of Their School & Community. Research Report.
North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
North York defines Special Needs Schools as those in communities characterized by a higher than average percentage of: children under 15 years of age, one parent families, women in the labor force, people whose mother tongue is not English, multiple family housing, or family mobility. In 1983, the Special Needs Evaluation Subcommittee collected information from parents regarding their perceptions of the 14 Priority I schools, the program offered to their children, and the relationship between the school and the community. Results were also compared with those of a similar 1980 survey. Parents now view their child's program far more favorably than they did in 1980. Parents were also more positive about their child's development of cultural and social values. They felt that the school is helping their child to appreciate the many cultures of Canadian people and to respect the rights of others. Parents felt that the school cooperates well with the neighborhood and that it allows parents sufficient input in decisions affecting their children. Most parents whose children had been attending the school for two or more years indicated that the school had improved since 1980. (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
Identifiers: Ontario (North York)
Note: Prepared by the Special Needs Evaluation Sub-Committee. Small print in Tables 1-3.