Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Special Education: M.S.
School of Education
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Keywords and Subject Headings
immigrant parents perceptions on special education, disability, special education process, culture-based concepts of disability, special education disparity, cultural diversity
The purpose of this paper was to review the literature investigating the attitudes and perceptions of immigrant parents toward disability and special education services. The nine studies in this chapter examine cultural perceptions of disability, limitations caused by disability, the grieving process for the family of a child with a diagnosis, parental hopes and wishes for their child with a disability, the diagnostic process, the special education process, and communication/language barriers. Studies are presented in ascending chronological order. Perspectives of immigrant parents from various cultures are examined. Studies are organized by the country of origin and include parents from Mexican, Korean- American, Korean, Arab-American, Hmong, West Indian, Haitian, South Asian Muslim, and Somali cultures.
Ratemo, Sally K., "Immigrant Parent Perceptions of Disability and Special Education Services" (2016). Culminating Projects in Special Education. 8.