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ERIC Number: EJ899119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Partnering with Parents of Special Needs Students: Barriers to Collaboration
Nietsch, Patti; Siegel, Christine; Keefe, Cindy; Horn, Krista
Communique, v37 n1 p1, 16-19 Sep 2008
Meetings that are difficult for parents may occur in many contexts (e.g., report card conferences, prereferral intervention teams, special education eligibility teams), and may produce powerful emotions. Some may even include lawyers or advocates with tape-recorded proceedings, resulting in defensiveness on the part of both parents and educators. In this article, the authors examine historical, legal, financial, and interpersonal factors that may contribute to these uncomfortable and at times adversarial encounters between parents of students with special needs and the school system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A