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ERIC Number: EJ814416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
The IEP Meeting: Perceptions of Parents of Students Who Receive Special Education Services
Fish, Wade W.
Preventing School Failure, v53 n1 p8-14 Fall 2008
The author investigated parental perceptions of the individualized education program (IEP) meeting among 51 parents of students who were receiving special education services from 1 family support service agency. Survey questions pertained to the following areas: (a) IEP meeting experiences, (b) knowledge level of special education law, (c) relations with educators, (d) IEP meeting outcomes, and (e) recommended areas for improvement. The majority of parents responded favorably that their overall IEP meeting experiences had been positive. Most respondents had positive perceptions of the IEP meeting because of educators' valuing parents' input while treating parents with respect and as equal decision makers. Also, most parents agreed that they had a clear understanding of the IEP process and special education law. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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