ERIC Number: EJ754764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
An Overview of Parental Perceptions in Cross-Cultural Groups on Disability
Diken, Ibrahim H.
Childhood Education, v82 n4 p236 Sum 2006
The role of culture in children's development and in early intervention/early childhood special education practices has been ignored in the United States until recent years (Coll & Magnuson, 2000), with the values of the Anglo American culture dominating. Among the cultural characteristics of families, parental perceptions in connection with the development and disability of their children may have the greatest effect on EI/ECSE practices, as parental perceptions are considered key factors in interactions between parents and EI/ECSE professionals. This article examines studies that have focused on parental perceptions on the nature, causation, and treatment of disability among families of children with disabilities across varied traditional cultural groups, including Mexican American, Chinese American, Arab, and Jewish communities.
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Disabilities, Arabs, Mexican Americans, Jews, Chinese Americans, Early Intervention, Special Education, Cultural Differences, Child Development, Religious Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States