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ERIC Number: ED540710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Special Education Teachers' Perceptions and Beliefs Regarding Homeschooling Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Hurlbutt, Karen
Online Submission, Home School Researcher v27 n1 p1-9 2012
The increase in individuals and students being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been significant in recent years, and teachers are finding themselves needing to work with students for which they may be inadequately prepared. More and more parents of children with ASD are concerned with the education programming and preparedness for the future available through the public school system, and are turning to homeschooling as the option that works for their family. Because homeschooling options are many, and communication may be important in order to provide the best program for children with ASD, a need was identified to survey teachers regarding their perceptions and beliefs regarding homeschooling children with ASD. Fifty-two special education teachers from eight states participated in this study. Results indicated that there was no difference in perceptions and beliefs among teachers who have and have not had experience with homeschooling. Results also indicated that teachers were concerned that the children were missing out on academics and social opportunities, and did not seem to consider the flexibility and individual possibilities homeschooling provides. Sample survey questions are appended. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A