ERIC Number: ED367107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Participants in Interdistrict Open Enrollment: Students with Learning Disabilities and Non-Disabled Students. Research Report No. 10. Enrollment Options for Students with Disabilities.
Gorney, Deborah J.; Ysseldyke, James E.
This study compared students with learning disabilities who participated in open enrollment in Minnesota with their nondisabled peers, in terms of reasons for transfer, source of information about open enrollment, parent involvement with the school, and demographics. The study involved a survey of 59 families of students with learning disabilities and 60 families of nondisabled children participating in open enrollment. Reasons for using open enrollment were more similar than different for the two groups. Many parents believed that the chosen school would provide educational services which would better meet their child's needs. Both groups received open enrollment information from the media and school principals. Parents of students with learning disabilities were more likely than other parents to get information from school staff. Parent involvement was similar for the two groups, with both groups reporting fewer parents volunteering and fewer parents serving on school and district committees after the child's transfer. (Contains 11 references.) (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.
Note: For other reports in this series, see ED 343 361-364, EC 302 748, and EC 302 805-811.