ERIC Number: ED217640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Parental and Staff Expectations for the Future Achievement of Learning Disabled Students.
Sinning, H. Kent; And Others
The study analyzed the nature of parental and staff expectation for the future achievement potential of 45 learning disabled (LD) students. Forty-five groups of parents and 45 sets of staff members (consisting of a regular class and an LD teacher) were administered the Jensen and Kogan Rating Scale which measures expectations in the areas of academic, social-personal, and economic adequacy. Findings were that the difference between expectations of mothers and fathers and between school staff's expectations was generally insignificant in most areas of achievement; that in most areas of achievement, school staff members' expectations were significantly lower for LD children than their parents; and that birth order had a significant effect upon parental expectations for the future achievement of the LD child. Differences between parents were found in the areas of total achievement potential and social-personal adequacy; while no significant differences were found in the academic and economic adequacy areas. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence, Inst. for Research in Learning Disabilities.