ERIC Number: ED353669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
School Leadership and Educational Reform: Parent Involvement, the Education for Handicapped Children Act, and the Principal. Occasional Papers: School Leadership and Education Reform. OP #4.
Lindle, Jane Clark
Originally passed in 1975, the Education for Handicapped Children Act (EHA or P.L. 94-142) provided an unprecedented legislative definition of parent involvement. Congress mandated that parents be included in the educational decision-making process concerning handicapped children. This paper summarizes parent involvement as defined by the EHA, reviews the literature on implementation of EHA's provision for parent involvement, and offers recommendations for principals' leadership in supporting parent involvement. Principals are advised to create a school climate conducive to parent involvement through parent induction programs and staff development. An 87-item bibliography is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Principals, Special Needs Students
National Center for School Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1208 W. Springfield Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 ($4).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for School Leadership, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act