Open Access Thesis
Parent-teacher conferences; Special education; Special education teachers;
The intent of this study was to do a naturalistic observation of a series of staffings in order to generate a descriptive basis for theoretical notions or working hypotheses concerning the procedures, functioning and social relationships within the process. Relevant categories that emerged from the data were: labelling, test validity and reliability, laws and regulations, encouraging a decision, space, and parental participation. The study suggests that there are differences between the formally prescribed procedures and functions of a staffing and the actual behaviours of professionals and parents involved with the process. The variety of necessary coping strategies used by professionals to deal with the multiple demands placed upon them appeared to influence the nature of the staffing process.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
John K. Smith
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©1981 Susan Laurene Law
Law, Susan Laurene, "The Staffing: A Naturalistic Study of the Educational Placement Process" (1981). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1568.