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ERIC Number: EJ1179775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
From the Parents' Perspective: The Think College Experience in Rural Vermont
Yuan, Susan J.; Ryan, Susan M.; Dague, E. Bryan
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v37 n2 p113-121 Jun 2018
Through qualitative interviews, perspectives of parents of students who were in the first 2 years of the Think College Program at University of Vermont and Johnson State College were explored, thereby identifying expectations, academic and social aspects, and experiences of their children as college members. Previous experience of these students in inclusive educational environments influenced parent perceptions. Parents described efforts to support the students during college, from financing and transportation to academic coaching and accommodating lessons. They discussed hopes for employment, and evolving perceptions of their own roles in relation to the future lives of their adult sons or daughters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) (DHHS/ACL); Office of Postsecondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont
Grant or Contract Numbers: 90DD00040100; P407A10001612