ERIC Number: ED123322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Manual of Directions for Parent Perception Project: A Supplementary Project of the Special Needs Assessment Program [SNAP].
Academic Affairs Conference of Midwestern Universities.
Parental involvement is supplementary to the main line approach of the Special Needs Assessment Program (SNAP) whose main thrust is the diagnosis and remediation and/or partial alleviation of pupil needs by the child's teacher. This Parent Perception Project is an approach which provides for the involvement of parents in the process of identifying needs which they feel their children may have to an unusual degree. It is assumed that a school will have completed the teacher assessment of pupil needs before going this project. Many schools may then wish to involve parents by providing them with the opportunity to identify their children's needs, or to find out if there are discrepancies in perception of a child's needs between parents and teachers. It is for these schools that this manual of direction is written. The manual includes information on the purpose and procedure of the SNAP program and on the responsibilities of principals, teachers, and parents. Words of caution and advice are offered to those who administer the program. These suggest that members of the teaching staff be fully informed on all aspects of the project, and that the supplementary program be administered after the school has completed the SNAP program. It is also suggested that special attention be given to many parents in the lower socioeconomic category, and that administrators not be discouraged if a small minority of parents voice their objections to the program. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Childhood Needs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Guides, Individual Needs, Instructional Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Guides, Psychological Needs, Role Perception, Special Programs
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Academic Affairs Conference of Midwestern Universities.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois