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ERIC Number: ED417534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct-16
Pages: 12
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Perceptions of Parents of Children with Disabilities Regarding School District Practices.
Andringa, Jane W.; Suddick, David
This paper discusses the results from a survey of 585 Illinois parents of children with disabilities that examined their satisfaction with school district practices. Five independent variables were statistically significant predictors of overall satisfaction with school district practices: (1) school responsiveness to concerns; (2) help in understanding rights; (3) knowledge of community services available; (4) agreement on day and time of meetings; and (5) having a person designated to contact for information. The paper also identifies obstacles to the implementation of the informed parental involvement and consent mandate in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including the disparity between educational levels of parents, district confusion about the difference between an informed parent and a notified parent, use of technical jargon by professionals, philosophical differences in how children with disabilities are viewed, and district avoidance of difficult parents. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois