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dc.contributor.advisorGlenn, Charles L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJocelyn, Joelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-17T18:02:26Z
dc.date.available2019-06-17T18:02:26Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/36007
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study examines the experiences of key stakeholders such as school administrators, the families of children with emotional and behavioral disabilities, special education advocates and the representatives of the advocacy organization that train them and their perceptions of the characteristics and core competencies that make special education advocates helpful in their support to families. A thematic analysis of the interview transcripts yielded the following findings: 1) The low barrier to entry into special education advocacy leads to inconsistent approaches, 2) Differing perceptions of what motivates stakeholders create tension during IEP meetings, 3) Special education advocates serve as the voices of parents, 4) Advocates affect the emotional well-being of parents during IEP meetings positively, 5) Meetings are objectively and qualitatively different when advocates attend. The research findings also reveal that special education advocates who are helpful to families embody the following qualities and core competencies: 1) Knowledge of special education laws and procedures, 2) relationship building skills, 3) communication skills, 4) familiarity with available resources to support families. Specific recommendations targeted for each group of stakeholders were provided.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectEducational leadershipen_US
dc.subjectAdvocatesen_US
dc.subjectEmotional and behavioral disabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectPublic schoolsen_US
dc.subjectSpecial educationen_US
dc.titleStakeholder perspectives on special education advocates and their support to familiesen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2019-06-03T22:08:13Z
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineEducationen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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