NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ887267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Parental Perceptions of Participation in Special Education: Foci on Hispanic and White Children's Ethnicity and Educational Levels
Krach, S. Kathleen; Ochoa, Salvador Hector; Palmer, Douglas J.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v8 n1 p96-110 Nov 2005
The authors of this study discuss past research, litigation, and legislation pertaining to the topic of parental involvement in special education. In particular, the study examined parental perceptions of their roles as communicators and decision makers in the special education process in terms of ethnicity and child's educational level. Very few items revealed differences between the perceptions of Hispanic parents when compared to the perceptions of White parents, but as children advance academically, there is less agreement among parents that they were involved as communicators and decision makers. Data from our sample of Hispanic and White parents of children with high-incidence disabilities indicate that parents in Texas perceive that their schools do engage in activities to facilitate parental communication and individualized education program decision making regardless of ethnicity. (Contains 5 tables.)
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 Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas