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ERIC Number: EJ887266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Barriers to Successful Partnerships with Chinese-Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities in Urban Schools
Lo, Lusa
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v8 n1 p84-95 Nov 2005
This ethnographic study examined Chinese-speaking parents of children with disabilities: awareness of their legal rights, their perceived barriers to being joint decision makers, and the type of supports and services they would like to receive from schools. Results suggested that Chinese-speaking parents were knowledgeable about their legal rights. High parental participation at individualized education program meetings and parent-teacher conferences were reported with low participation in other school meetings, such as school site council meetings. Participants indicated numerous barriers preventing them from being more active school participants and joint decision makers. The author discusses implications of the findings and suggestions for practice. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act