ERIC Number: EJ1131988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Parent Perspective: Disabilities and Jewish Day Schools
Uhrman, Abigail L.
Journal of Jewish Education, v83 n1 p4-26 2017
The following study describes the experiences of parents with a child with a disability in Jewish day schools. The findings suggest marked differences in the experiences of parents whose child was able to remain in the day school and those who left as a result of their child's disability. In the latter group, the themes of loneliness and marginalization were common. Although parents hoped to feel included in the Jewish community--with Jewish day school an important expression of this desire and commitment--many found few appropriate programs and services and a general lack of awareness of and sensitivity to disability issues in the Jewish community.
Descriptors: Jews, Parent Attitudes, Day Schools, Disabilities, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Semi Structured Interviews, Coding, School Choice, Special Education, Decision Making, Barriers, Community Attitudes, Access to Education, Social Bias, Social Support Groups, Networks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York); New York; New Jersey
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