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Shpancer, Noam; Schweitzer, Stefanie N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Data were collected over a 15-year span from three comparable cohorts of students at a Midwestern university about their childcare histories and current attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal employment. Across cohorts, a history of non-parental childcare predicted adult attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Child Care, Attitude Measures, Adults
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Hoeeg, Didde; Grabowski, Dan; Christensen, Ulla – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: To treat childhood obesity, health education interventions are often aimed at the whole family. However, such interventions seem to have a relatively limited effect on weight loss. The purpose of this paper is to examine how families enrolled in a family-based health education intervention manage the intervention in their daily lives and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Obesity, Child Health, Health Promotion
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Burke, Meghan; Arnold, Catherine; Owen, Aleksa – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Although individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living longer lives, fewer than half of parents of individuals with IDD conduct future planning. The correlates and barriers to future planning must be identified to develop targeted interventions to facilitate future planning. In this study, 388 parents of individuals…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Planning, Parent Participation
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Rogers, Susanne – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This article reports on the perspectives of mothers and educators in relation to the engagement of mothers in their children's learning as children living in complex circumstances made the transition to school. For the purposes of this study, family engagement related to engaging with children's learning, which may not necessarily equate to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Transitional Programs, Foreign Countries, Metropolitan Areas
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Keel, Joanna Mossmond; Cushing, Lisa Sharon; Awsumb, Jessica M. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
This study explored perspectives about the desired components of adult life for 12th-grade Latino students with learning disabilities, their parents, and special education teachers. Focus groups and individual interviews were used to understand the similarities and differences in post-school visions and expectations among participants. Five…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Special Education Teachers
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Haines, Shana J.; Francis, Grace L.; Shepherd, Katharine G.; Ziegler, Meg; Mabika, Goma – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2018
The McGill Action Planning System (also referred to as Making Action Plans or MAPS) is a supportive, strengths-based process that enables teams to understand each other and work together to support students in achieving their dreams. This process can work very well with all transitioning students with disabilities and their families, including…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans, Planning, Family School Relationship
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Larue, Caroline; Goulet, Marie-Hélène; Prevost, Marie-Josée; Dumais, Alexandre; Bellavance, Jacques – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: A cohort of 11 patients with an intellectual disability and a psychiatric diagnosis present severe behavioural disorders in psychiatric hospital of Quebec in 2009. Control-measure use for this clientele has now been reduced. How do management personnel, families and care teams explain the changes? What clinical interventions did…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Patients, Clinical Diagnosis, Behavior Problems
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Ancell, Katherine S.; Bruns, Deborah A.; Chitiyo, Jonathan – Young Exceptional Children, 2018
Active family involvement in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is regarded as a beneficial factor in young children's learning and development. One definition of family involvement is the active role parents take in their child's development and the knowledge and participation they share with professionals who are part of the child's daily…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Fathers, Parent Participation, Family Involvement
Kelly, John; Rossen, Eric; Cowan, Katherine C. – Educational Leadership, 2018
Collaboration between students' families and the school is an essential component to promoting student mental and behavioral health. Many schools structure their mental health services using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports that offers three different tiers of support from universal supports to personalized help for students with serious…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Cooperation, Mental Health, Student Behavior
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Paniagua, Alejandro – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
This paper discusses the results of an action-research project developed in a federation of Parents Associations (PAs) in Catalonia, aimed at helping PAs involve immigrant families. First, I nuance the idea of participation in schools to highlight some of the problems associated with participative initiatives targeting"'hard to reach"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Parent Associations, Immigrants
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Büyükbayraktar, Çagla Girgin; Er, Rukiye Konuk; Kesici, Sahin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The purpose of this research is to determine what students and families should do in order to prevent sexual abuse in students who need special education, depending on the opinions of teachers of mentally handicapped students. The qualitative research technique was used in this research. The study population of the research consisted of the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Sexual Abuse, Special Education, Intellectual Disability
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Hirano, Kara A.; Shanley, Lina; Garbacz, S. Andrew; Rowe, Dawn A.; Lindstrom, Lauren; Leve, Leslie D. – Remedial and Special Education, 2018
Parent involvement is a predictor of postsecondary education and employment outcomes, but rigorous measures of parent involvement for youth with disabilities are lacking. Hirano, Garbacz, Shanley, and Rowe adapted scales based on Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler model of parent involvement for use with parents of youth with disabilities aged 14 to 23.…
Descriptors: Motivation, Parent Participation, Parents, Transitional Programs
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Taylor, Saul; Youngs, Howard – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2018
The challenges in deaf education illustrate the requirement and importance of leadership in this specialized field. The significant and impending talent depletion unfolding as baby-boomers retire, positions leadership succession planning as a strategic issue. This mixed methods study is the first of its kind in New Zealand. The aim is to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Administrative Change, Deafness, Mixed Methods Research
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McCarthy, Shannon; Watson, Dayna – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
School counselors are called to collaborate with families to support student success and achievement. Although the need for collaboration is apparent in the ASCA National Model as well as research on family-school engagement, an organized view of what this collaboration between school counselors and families may look like and how existing or…
Descriptors: Classification, School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Parent Participation
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Paz-Albo Prieto, Jesús – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Nurturing experiences in preparation for prospective early childhood educators' work with families during their training are critical for establishing empowering relationships. This article details a qualitative case study of 77 prospective early childhood educators engaged with the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Simulation. An electronic…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Simulation, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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