IDEA and Family Involvement

Volume 2-Issue 1
Mehmet Emin Öztürk
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Abstract:


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) gives many rights to parents with special needs in terms of involvement and participation. Given the importance of family involvement in the special education process, and federal legislation that increasingly mandated and supported such involvement over time, considerable research has focused on the multiple ways that relationships between schools and families in the special education decision making process have played out. Educational professionals should create a positive climate for CLD families so that they feel more comfortable and therefore are able to participate more authentically and meaningfully.

Keywords

  • IDEA
  • Special education
  • Parent involvement
  • family school collaboration
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