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Family Faculty Perceptions: Sharing Their Story


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Family Faculty Perceptions: Sharing Their Story

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dc.contributor.author Jarry, Erin
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-09T21:40:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-09T21:40:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02-09T21:40:35Z
dc.date.submitted December 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/10326
dc.description.abstract This 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Special Education en_US
dc.subject Teacher Preparation en_US
dc.subject Family/Professional Partnerships en_US
dc.subject Family Involvement en_US
dc.subject Families as Faculty program en_US
dc.subject Caregivers as educational resources en_US
dc.subject Lay persons as educational resources en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parents of exceptional children--Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Special education teachers--Training of
dc.subject.lcsh Volunteers in education--Attitudes
dc.title Family Faculty Perceptions: Sharing Their Story en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Special Education en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Division of Educational Specialties en_US
dc.description.advisor Keefe, Elizabeth
dc.description.committee-member Keefe, Elizabeth
dc.description.committee-member Luckasson, Ruth
dc.description.committee-member Copeland, Susan
dc.description.committee-member Villa, Richard

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