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ERIC Number: EJ1061907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
There's No Place Like Home: Training, Practices, and Perceptions of Homebound Services
Petit, Constance C.; Patterson, Philip P.
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v33 n2 p36-52 2014
Homebound services involve the delivery of special education in settings other than school sites. Such settings typically include students' homes or hospitals. Most often associated with early childhood special education and with students who are medically or physically fragile, homebound services can also be for those in need of interim alternative educational settings (IAES). Although homebound services have been available to some students with disabilities for more than 50 years, little research exists on that delivery model. This study investigated the training, practices and perceptions of service providers who work in homebound settings. Data from a self-administered survey of a national sample were analyzed. Key findings included: a widespread lack of training for professionals who delivered homebound services; an absence of school district or agency policies or procedure concerning the delivery of such services; and statistically significantly higher perceptions of self-efficacy by those who did receive training.
Descriptors: Home Instruction, Homebound, Special Education, Disabilities, Teacher Surveys, National Surveys, Itinerant Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Specialists, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Multivariate Analysis
Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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