ERIC Number: EJ695643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Parent and Teacher Engagement in Fostering the Self-Determination of Students with Disabilities: A Comparison between the United States and the Republic of China
Zhang, Dalun; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Chen, Li-Ju
Remedial and Special Education, v26 n1 p55-64 Jan-Feb 2005
This study investigated the behaviors of parents and teachers in the United States and Taiwan in fostering the self-determination of elementary and secondary school students. Participants were parents and teachers of 203 students from the United States and 90 students from Taiwan. Findings indicated that U.S. teachers reported similar levels of engagement in self-determination-fostering behaviors as teachers in Taiwan; U.S. parents reported significantly higher levels of engagement in self-determination-fostering behaviors than parents in Taiwan; in both countries, teachers and parents of secondary school students reported higher levels of engagement than teachers and parents of elementary school students; and country differences and teacher-parent differences were related to some specific items. Interpretations of these findings and their implications for parent and teacher education and cultural differences are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students, Cultural Differences, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Taiwan; United States