Parents’ Views of Schools’ Involvement Efforts

Raymond J. Rodriguez, Erin T. Blatz, Batya Elbaum

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Individual and focus group interviews were conducted with 96 parents of students with disabilities in 18 schools to explore parents’ views of schools’ efforts to engage them in their child’s education. A mixed-methods approach was used to identify and evaluate the relative importance of eight themes related to schools’ efforts to facilitate parent involvement and parents’ involvement with their child at school. The results suggest important relationships among parents’ initiative to become involved, their perceptions of the quality of services provided to their child, and their views of schools’ efforts to facilitate their involvement. Implications for best practices and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-95
Number of pages17
JournalExceptional children
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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