Knowledge, attitude, and demographic characteristics of selected local education agencies and their relationship to procedural compliance with exceptional children

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Alice N. Stone (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Roland H. Nelson

Abstract: This dissertation was designed to investigate the relationship of selected local educational agency variables to compliance with federal and state legislative procedural requirements for exceptional children programs. The variables investigated included principals' and special education administrators' level of knowledge of legislative procedural requirements and their attitude toward these requirements; principals' and special education administrators' experience, training, and degree or degrees earned; total student enrollment of school system; and type of administrative school unit (city or county). Data for this study were collected through the administration of an opinionnaire developed to measure knowledge of legislative procedural requirements and attitude toward these requirements. The opinionnaire was also designed to collect demographic characteristics of the two respondent groups, randomly selected principals and special education administrators, in the North Central Educational Region of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Respondents in the two groups indicated whether the items on the opinionnaire were or were not required and if they should or should not be required. The 34 items and demographic characteristics included in the opinionnaire were selected after a thorough review of pertinent literature and state monitoring documents, and after consultation with a variety of specialists in exceptional children education and research.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Special education $z North Carolina
Special education $x Law and legislation $z North Carolina

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