Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/38766
Type of publication: Straipsnis kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Article in other peer-reviewed editions (S5)
Field of Science: Sociologija / Sociology (S005)
Author(s): Gerulaitis, Darius;Ruškus, Jonas
Title: Parental involvement in individual education planning for students with mental disabilities : a Lithuanian experience
Is part of: Illinois child welfare : a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to improving services for children and their families. Chicago : Loyola university Chicago, School of social work, Vol. 5, no. 1, 2009-2010
Extent: p. 15-32
Date: 2010
Keywords: Intelekto sutrikimus turintys moksleiviai;Tėvų įtraukimas;Individualus udgymo planas;Parental involvement;Individual education planning;Students with mental disabilities
Abstract: This article explores Lithuanian research on parental involvement in the education of their children with mental disabilities through individual education planning. The authors also more generally discuss parental involvement in child education issues in Lithuania. Individual education planning is described as a means for developing parental involvement in their children’s education and for creating equal cooperation of all participants. The Bientraitance concept (Detraux, 2002; Detraux & Di Duca, 2006) is introduced to conceptualize the research intervention in a special education school. Participatory action research was carried out with the aim of constructing coherence between parents and professionals through confrontation and negotiation of different needs and interests, identification and exploitation of different resources to enable achievement of the negotiated objectives, elaboration of an action plan, and implementation of that plan. The research results show that individual education planning enables all participants to create common understanding of the objectives, develop mutual cognition, actualize internal resources, create new institutional culture, legitimate parental expectations, and open up parents and educators to new challenges
Internet: http://www.illinoischildwelfare.org/archives/volume5/icw5-ruskus.pdf
http://www.illinoischildwelfare.org/archives/volume5/icw5-ruskus.pdf
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Šiaulių universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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