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dc.contributor.authorJarry, Erin
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-09T21:40:35Z
dc.date.available2010-02-09T21:40:35Z
dc.date.issued2010-02-09T21:40:35Z
dc.date.submittedDecember 2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/10326
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study examines the experiences of family members who participated as Family Faculty in the Families as Faculty program. All of these family members were primary caregivers for students with disabilities. Families as Faculty is part of some of the teacher preparation programs at universities in New Mexico. Three research questions were explored. First, why do families choose to participate in this program? Second, what are the benefits and challenges they experience as participants in the program? And finally, what about their experience influences their decision to continue or terminate their participation in the program? Data were collected through telephone interviews utilizing open-ended questions. Results indicated that Family Faculty chose to participate in the Families as Faculty program because they believed that by sharing their stories, they can influence students in teacher preparation programs, thus positively impacting classroom practice. Family Faculty report many benefits and no challenges from participating in the program. Overall the participants reported that their experiences were extremely positive and they expected to continue their participation in the future. Implications for future research are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSpecial Educationen_US
dc.subjectTeacher Preparationen_US
dc.subjectFamily/Professional Partnershipsen_US
dc.subjectFamily Involvementen_US
dc.subjectFamilies as Faculty programen_US
dc.subjectCaregivers as educational resourcesen_US
dc.subjectLay persons as educational resourcesen_US
dc.subject.lcshParents of exceptional children--Attitudes
dc.subject.lcshSpecial education teachers--Training of
dc.subject.lcshVolunteers in education--Attitudes
dc.titleFamily Faculty Perceptions: Sharing Their Storyen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeSpecial Educationen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Division of Educational Specialtiesen_US
dc.description.advisorKeefe, Elizabeth
dc.description.committee-memberKeefe, Elizabeth
dc.description.committee-memberLuckasson, Ruth
dc.description.committee-memberCopeland, Susan
dc.description.committee-memberVilla, Richard


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