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ERIC Number: EJ862326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
African American Families in the Special Education Process: Increasing Their Level of Involvement
Brandon, Regina R.; Brown, Monica R.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v45 n2 p85-90 2009
African American children continue to be overrepresented in special education classrooms. Despite this overrepresentation, there is a noticeable void in the literature concerning the family perceptions of special education and the impact these perceptions may have on parents' level of involvement. Therefore, this article discusses (a) African American family involvement in the educational process, including special education; (b) the perceptions of African American families concerning special education and how these perceptions might prevent parents from participating; (c) potential barriers to participation; and (d) suggestions for increasing the level of participation of African American families in the educational process. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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