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Cote, Debra L.; Jones, Vita L.; Sparks, Shannon L.; Aldridge, Patricia A. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Parents from culturally diverse backgrounds need to feel that they play a vital role in the future success of their sons or daughters with disabilities. Differences in culture and ethnicity can affect families' involvement in transition planning and the goals that they emphasize for their children. Families of diverse backgrounds were surveyed and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Program Development, Disabilities, Student Diversity
Lasky, Beth; Karge, Belinda Dunnick – Multicultural Education, 2011
Everyone agrees that family participation is paramount to student achievement. Much has been written about the importance of parent collaboration in the schools. Yet, less has been written about the family who does not speak English and also has a child with disability. This article reviews the research on involvement of parents in the schools,…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation, Family Involvement