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ERIC Number: EJ845960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Family as Faculty Parents: Influence on Teachers' Beliefs about Family Partnerships
Patterson, Karen B.; Webb, Kristine W.; Krudwig, Kathryn M.
Preventing School Failure, v54 n1 p41-50 Fall 2009
The authors describe how the participation of Family as Faculty parents in case-based instruction influenced 16 beliefs of 89 special education teacher candidates about the value of partnering with parents. The parents, who all had children with disabilities, participated in a simulated individualized education program meeting that was embedded in a teacher-preparation course to bring authenticity to the experience. Results indicated that using parents as co-instructors strengthened 3 family-friendly beliefs and reduced 4 beliefs that do not support family partnerships. Implications included the importance of educators' directly involving parents in preparing teacher candidates to collaborate positively with families. (Contains 1 note and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A