ERIC Number: ED229950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Building and Alliance for Children: Parents and Professionals.
Peters, Marie, Ed.; Haring, Norris G., Ed.
The monograph contains seven papers on developing and maintaining cooperation between parents of handicapped children and education professionals. B. Pattison reviews the history of parent involvement and advocacy and offers suggestions for improving school and community relations in "The Early Years and Now: The History of the Parent Advocacy Movement." In "Parents and Professionals," D. Lipton describes her experiences as the mother of a child with cerebral palsy. M. Peters and M. Noel ("Parent Perspectives about Professional and Parent Cooperation") present the reflections of 12 parents of handicapped children gathered from structured interviews. "The Advocacy Process" by W. Dussault, stresses the need to explore, negotiate, and compromise before initiating due process. Three papers then describe educators' attempts to improve the parent-professional communication process: "An Integrative Model of Parent Involvement" (J. Wright); "Maximizing Evaluation of Handicapped Children by Integrating the Efforts of Parents, Child, and School" (A. Greenwood); and "Parent Involvement: A Challenge for Teacher Training Institutions" (R. Kroth, H. Otteni, and P. Parks). (CL)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Program Development Assistance System.