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ERIC Number: EJ787255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Perceptions of the IEP Requirement
Simon, Joan B.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v29 n4 p17-27 Fall 2006
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act mandates that free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) be provided to children with educationally-defined disabilities. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) requirement (i.e., team meeting and document) is the method for providing FAPE to children. Previous research has failed to consider both the team meeting and document in attempts to understand team members' perceptions of the IEP requirement. This study used a newly created questionnaire to investigate team members' (N 5 241) perceptions of the IEP requirement at three educational levels. Reliability and validity data on the questionnaire are provided. On average, teachers expressed more positive perceptions of the IEP requirement than did parents. Methods for improving team members' perceptions of the IEP process are included. (Contains 3 tables.)
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site: http://www.tese.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act