ERIC Number: ED214329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Perceived Communication and Training Needs of Parents and School Professionals.
Bullock, Lyndal M.; And Others
The research effort focused on the communication needs of school professionals and parents of handicapped children. The research sample, drawn from a 20 county area of North Central Texas, was comprised of 447 parents/advocates of the handicapped and 606 school professionals (special teachers and mainstream teachers) serving the handicapped in classroom settings. Participants were asked to respond to separate questionnaires containing rating scales which were designed to assess: (1) respondents' perceptions of the services being delivered to special learners; (2) their degree of involvement and attitudes pertaining to parent-teacher coordination of educational services; and (3) their perceptions of what they need to know in order to communicate more effectively in the course of planning for the child's program. For additional comparisons, a sample of 143 parents of handicapped children were asked to complete a separate questionnaire which contained items similar to those on the parents/advocates questionnaires. Data relative to the responses made by each group of survey participants are presented, along with a comparison of all responses and a summary of the major findings. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting on Severe Behavioral Disorders (Arizona State University, November, 1979).