ERIC Number: ED330179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Involvement Survey: Report for the Seven State Region.
A survey was conducted of 50 school districts in the seven state region (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin) to determine the types of support available to parents of children with disabilities and their satisfaction with these supports. Responses of 3,558 parents and guardians (11.9% of total sample) in 41 school districts resulted in findings such as: 50% of parents reported their child had a learning disability; 48% of parents felt well informed about how to work with their schools; 52% did not receive any form of parent training; 20% indicated they received parent training provided by schools; parents desired more written materials (45%), more meetings with teachers (37%), and more parent training (33%); 22% requested no help; and most (64%) elementary and middle/junior high parents met with school personnel once each semester. A detailed analysis of 10 specific survey items by most frequently occurring grade levels and disability groups revealed strikingly similar responses by parents with children in elementary and middle/junior high schools, and parents of children with learning disabilities, speech and language disorders, and behavior disorder/emotional disturbance. Results suggest schools should offer more parent training and encourage the parent/school partnership. Tables detail survey results. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Michigan; Minnesota; Ohio; United States (Midwest); Wisconsin