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ERIC Number: ED203565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Participation in the Development of the IEP: Parents' Perspective.
Scanlon, Cherly A.; And Others
Questionnaires on individualized education programs (IEPs) were completed by 168 parents of handicapped children (10 to 17 years old). Analysis of the ten participant categories (i.e., mother, teacher, psychologist) found that two participant categories, the child's mother and the special education teacher, attended at least one IEP conference 75% of the time. IEP participant attendance significantly varied by each handicapping condition, age level, and type of school district. Four factors were suggested as causes of lack of participation in IEP conferences: (1) poor coordination and communication between interdisciplinary team members; (2) negative attitudes of specific interdisciplinary teams' responsibilities; (3) unavailability of professional staff for conference participation; and (4) a lack of knowledge about P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act). (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. School of Education.
Note: An abridged version appeared in Exceptional Children; v47 n5 Feb 1981.