Views of inclusion : a comparative study of parents' perceptions in South Africa and the United States

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dc.contributor.author Yssel, Nina
dc.contributor.author Engelbrecht, Petra
dc.contributor.author Oswald, Marietjie Magdalena
dc.contributor.author Eloff, Irma F.
dc.contributor.author Swart, Estelle
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-17T12:52:08Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-17T12:52:08Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.description.abstract Parent participation is considered to be a vital component in the education of students with disabilities. Parents' roles in pivotal changes in special education specifically, inclusion are acknowledged, and their rights are protected in special education law. However, their perspectives are not always understood or considered in the decision-making process. In this study, parents of children with disabilities in South Africa and in a midwestern state of the United States participated in focus group discussions regarding inclusive education. The results indicated that parent perceptions, experiences, and barriers to effective family-school partnerships and parent advocacy were remarkably similar on the two continents. Implications and recommendations for preservice teacher education are discussed. en
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dc.identifier.citation Yssel, N, Engelbrecht, P, Oswald, MM, Eloff, I & Swart, E 2007, 'Views of inclusion : a comparative study of parents' perceptions in South Africa and the United States', Remedial and Special Education, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 356-365. [http://www.proedinc.com/customer/productView.aspx?ID=2133] en
dc.identifier.issn 0741-9325
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/5047
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Pro-ed en
dc.rights Pro-ed. The final, definitive version is available at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/. en
dc.subject Inclusion en
dc.subject Parental perceptions en
dc.subject Parental roles en
dc.subject Parental participation en
dc.subject Children with disabilities en
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en
dc.subject United States (US) en
dc.subject Learning disabilities en
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- Parent participation
dc.subject.lcsh Children with mental disabilities
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- United States
dc.title Views of inclusion : a comparative study of parents' perceptions in South Africa and the United States en
dc.type Postprint Article en


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