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Title:Parent Participation in Policy Development: An Analysis of Parent Representation on Illinois Local Interagency Coordinating Councils
Author(s):Bosch, Lois A.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):David R. Dupper
Department / Program:Social Work
Discipline:Social Work
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
Abstract:This study examined the extent to which parent voting members of local interagency coordinating councils (LICs) represent the needs and interests of families within their local service area. Current LIC parent voting members were surveyed regarding the nature of family representation on these councils. Demographic information from each survey respondent was compared with known demographic characteristics of the Illinois family population. Results indicated that the LIC survey respondents had higher incomes and educational levels and were less likely to belong to an ethnic minority than the Illinois family population. A substantial majority of survey respondents acknowledged support for the representation of other families. However, these respondents reported they were only somewhat likely to actually represent other families. While more than 85 percent of the respondents felt training was important to their role of representation of other families, over half of the respondents reported that they had received very little training.
Issue Date:1997
Description:158 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9717254
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1997

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