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Parenting, discipline, and educational preferences for children on the autism spectrum – a survey of parental attitudes

Milton, Damian (2012) Parenting, discipline, and educational preferences for children on the autism spectrum – a survey of parental attitudes. In: Ecclestone, Katherine and Curran, Sarah, eds. Curiosity-driven or improving policy and practice. What’s the point of university research in an age of austerity? School of Education Research Conference . University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, pp. 83-96. ISBN 978-0-7044-2819-5. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:62655)

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This paper presentation reports upon a pilot project involving a self-completion questionnaire aimed at measuring if there is any correlation between parenting style and educational ideologies parents have regarding the education of their children on the autistic spectrum. This research aim is also accompanied by the wider objective of finding out which educational methods are preferred by parents and the reasons given for these choices. This pilot study is part of piloting a variety of research methods in gathering data for a wider PhD project, the working title for which being: ‘Educational discourse and the autistic student: an ‘inside-out’ approach.’ This paper presentation gives an overview of these findings, before relating this research to the wider conference theme of the ‘purpose of educational research’, in terms of the need to listen and act upon the ‘voices’ of various stakeholders involved in educational practice.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism, Education, Parenting, Discipline, Intervention
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC553.A88 Autism. Asperger's syndrome
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Damian Milton
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 08:11 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:24 UTC
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