ERIC Number: ED349741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-8
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Parent Involvement in the Reevaluation Process of High School Level Special Education Students by Accommodating Scheduled Meeting Times, Valuing Parent Input and Sensitizing Parents and Staff to the Needs and the Rights of Handicapped Students.
This practicum addressed educators' concerns that relatively few parents involve themselves in the reevaluation process of high school-level students with mild disabilities. The practicum sought to increase parent involvement in the development of 10 students' academic and career/vocational programs. The practicum involved encouraging parents to attend reevaluation meetings and welcoming parents' input in decision making. Parent training and staff training were conducted to help participants become more sensitive to the needs and rights of all students with disabilities. Analysis of practicum data revealed that students, parents, and teachers generally found the intervention to be helpful in increasing awareness of student rights; that more parents participated in the reevaluation process; and that students, teachers, and parents noted an increased feeling of partnership among themselves. Appendixes contain survey forms and other practicum administration materials. (13 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.