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ERIC Number: EJ1098412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 33
Cultural Variations in Parents and Teachers Perceptions of Special Education Collaboration in USA and Egypt
Fayed, Gamal A.
Journal of Research in Education, v21 n1 p137-159 Spr 2011
Schools and classrooms require an active effort to create and welcome the diverse cultures of their students and families. Many students may question others as peers who come from other cultures and speak other language, wear different clothes, and different customs. The teachers of special education can help student overcome these attitudes by teaching them about different cultures and the value of cultural diversity. It is apparent that disabilities, poverty, limited family support, cultural differences, language differences, ineffective teaching and lack of educational funding are reflect collaboration teaching teaming. Education is a multidimensional and comprehensive event connecting varied professionals and experiences. The choice to work as a cooperative unit or independently directly affects the form and extent of learning. The purpose of the research presented in this article is to investigate whether there is significance difference between the collaboration as perceived by specials Education teachers, and by the parents in the US and Egypt.
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Team Teaching, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism, Teacher Collaboration, Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Ethnography, Interviews, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty, Validity, Reliability, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt; United States