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Parent Involvement in the State of Kansas [microform] : A Program for Assessment and Implementation of Three Training Strategies. Final Report, 6/01/83 to 7/31/84 / Debra M. Whorton
Bib ID 5509740
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Whorton, Debra M
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
167 p. 

The Parent Involvement Research Program assessed the extent of parental involvement in the educational process of handicapped children in Kansas, and implemented three training models in urban and rural areas to increase parent participation levels. The three training models were teacher-to-parent contact, parent-to-parent contact, and community person-to-parent contact. Approximately 280 families were part of the research: 55 parents attended parent groups, 139 received written materials, and 86 served as controls. Results from the parent involvement assessment indicated that approximately 70% of parents with children enrolled in special education programs attended Individualized Education Program conferences; 60% of these parents attended two or more school conferences annually; and 30% maintained written/telephone contact with schools. Implementation of the training models indicated that parents receiving some level of information (written materials or workshop presentations) from parent trainers participated more actively in the special education process than control group parents. Overall attendance at parent workshops averaged 17% of parents invited. Workshops having community persons as trainers showed highest attendance at 20%, then teachers at 17%, and parent trainers at 13%. Thirteen appendices make up the bulk of the document. They include a materials list, teacher survey on parent involvement and survey results, parent workshop agendas, sample handouts for parents, and parent and teacher comments. (Author/JDD)


Sponsoring Agency: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: G008300319.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Disabilities.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Incidence.  |  Models.  |  Parent Education.  |  Parent Participation.  |  Parent Teacher Conferences.  |  Parent Teacher Cooperation.  |  Parent Workshops.  |  Training.  |  Kansas
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Kansas City, MO  |  Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Special Education Administration Section
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