ERIC Number: ED367069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Parents of Students with Disabilities and Open Enrollment: Characteristics and Reasons for Transfer. Research Report No. 5. Enrollment Options for Students with Disabilities.
Ysseldyke, James E.; And Others
This report examines the characteristics of students with disabilities who participate in Open Enrollment (one of seven enrollment options available in Minnesota), the reasons they participate, the sources of information, and the decision-making process involved in choosing another district. A survey was conducted of 219 families of students with disabilities who had applied for the open enrollment option for the 1990-91 school year. The study found that students accessing open enrollment were distributed rather evenly across family income levels, elementary and secondary levels, and rural and metropolitan locations. There was no open enrollment participation of African-American students with disabilities. Reasons often cited by parents for transferring their child were: the child's special education needs being better met at the new district; more personal attention from the teacher; and dissatisfaction with the resident school. How these reasons differ as a function of disability category, location, grade level, and parents' income or education level was also examined. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: African Americans; Minnesota