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ERIC Number: ED257244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-31
Pages: 124
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Developing Individualized Parent Participation Programs (IPPP). Final Report, September 1, 1983-August 31, 1984.
Mandell, Colleen
The report describes the intent and accomplishments of a project designed to develop a system for increasing the level of parents' involvement in their handicapped child's education program. To identify factors related to parents' involvement in specific types of parent programs and activities, the Parent Needs Assessment Inventory (PNAI) was developed. The PNAI consisted of four instruments measuring family background data, feelings about having a handicapped child, involvement in the community, and educational program ratings. A recording system was also devised to determine level of parent involvement in parent activities and programs. Using data from the PNAI, profiles of parents were established for those likely to be or not likely to be involved in the following specific program options: parent counseling, parent-provided programs, parent education, and direct participation programs. Field test data on the PNAI are reported for 208 families, as are profile analyses. Findings suggested that family involvment is related more to program design than to noneducational family background variables. Extensive appendixes, which include documentation of project activities, correspondence, and assessment tools, comprise more than half of the document. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bowling Green State Univ., OH. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: For a related handbook, see EC 172 572.