publication . Article . 2012

Parents of students who struggle in school: are they satisfied with their children's education and their own involvement?

Irene Velsvik Bele; Åshild Askeland Johnsen;
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  • Published: 14 May 2012 Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research (issn: 1501-7419, eissn: 1745-3011, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Stockholm University Press
Abstract
This study addresses parent involvement in school as experienced by parents of children who struggle in school. Data is based on a survey of 818 parents of children in 3rd, 6th and 9th grade in 26 Norwegian schools. Results demonstrate that parents of children who receive special education experience closer, more positive relationships with teachers than do other parents, and feel they have a real influence on their children's education. Less than one third of all parents feel they can influence the teaching. Parents who report that their children need special education without receiving it stand out from other parents with significantly more negative experience...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Social sciences (General), H1-99, Psychology, Special education, Sanctions, Social psychology, Norwegian, language.human_language, language, Developmental psychology
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