ERIC Number: ED373495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Increasing the Number of Actively Involved Parents in the Education of Their Special Needs Child.
Diamond, Nancy C.
This practicum report describes the development and implementation of a program to increase parent participation in the planning and conducting of activities sponsored by the district-level special education parent advisory committee. Monthly meetings and social events were held to encourage the 250 special education families to be more involved with their children's school programs. Major difficulties were experienced in practicum implementation and only one of three outcomes was achieved. Bureaucratic problems and lack of teacher encouragement of parent participation were considered as partial causes for continuing low parent participation. The Survey of Attitude Regarding Parent Involvement and its results are appended. Contains 40 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.