ERIC Number: EJ1156757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Chinese-American Parents' Perspectives about Using the Internet to Access Information for Children with Special Needs
Zeng, Songtian; Cheatham, Gregory A.
British Journal of Special Education, v44 n3 p273-291 Sep 2017
As the Internet contains large amounts of health- and education-related information, it provides a potentially efficient and affordable format for directly reaching a large number of families with evidence-based health- and education-related information for their children with disabilities. Little is known, however, about Internet information-seeking patterns for parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This study explored Chinese-American parents' perspectives about using the Internet to access health- and education-related information for their children with disabilities. A survey was developed and conducted through a large community service centre in the western USA. Fifty-two parents completed the survey; results suggest that challenges and barriers within the context of the Internet can limit parents from accessing meaningful and high-quality information. Implications for research and practice are provided.
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, Parent Attitudes, Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Information, Children, Special Needs Students, Information Seeking, Disabilities, Parent Surveys, Barriers
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