Special Education S Failed System

Author: Joel Macht
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780897895897
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Special education's current system for determining which students are eligible for supportive classroom services is theoretically and mechanically flawed, as this book thoroughly demonstrates, while providing an alternative model. Macht proposes a model for determining which students are eligible for supportive classroom services. His model resolves all eligibility issues by advocating direct assessment of all students' entering skills, rather than assessing intellectual potential as a means for determining a student's capabilities. It demands that general education assume responsibility for its diverse children and admonishes general education that it can no longer rely on special education to provide an available safety net.

How To Prevent Special Education Litigation

Author: Regina Umpstead
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807757071
Size: 68.50 MB
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It is essential that today’s educators and school leaders are more informed about the legal rights and entitlements of students with disabilities. This resource provides eight easy-to-implement lesson plans on special education law that require no legal knowledge and can be facilitated by school principals, special education directors, teachers, or university instructors. In short one-hour sessions, participants learn by engaging in practical activities instead of only passive reading about the law. All of the lessons utilize actual situations that have led to expensive litigation and each includes the following sections: Introduction for Facilitators; Materials Needed; Background, Purpose, and Objectives of the Lesson; Hook; Activity; Questions for Conversation; Test Your Knowledge; and Additional Resources. This one-of-a-kind book will help schools and districts reduce the time and energy devoted to dealing with violations of the law, resolving parental complaints, correcting errors by school employees, and more. Book Features: A focus on important special education legal issues occurring in schools today. Field-tested lesson plans that can be adopted by schools nationwide because they are based on federal law.Everything needed to teach the lessons, including materials, scripts, interactive activities, and discussion questions. Measurable objectives and assessments to ensure the participants have learned the intended content of the lesson.

Wrightslaw

Author: Peter W. D. Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781892320094
Size: 47.16 MB
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Aimed at parents of, and advocates for, special needs children, explains how to develop a relationship with a school, monitor a child's progress, understand relevant legislation, and document correspondence and conversations.

Special Education Law

Author: Mark C. Weber
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1422477746
Size: 50.14 MB
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This book is a unique offering in the growing field of Special Education Law and is designed to be used both in schools of education and in law schools. Coverage includes: * Core Concepts of Special Education Law; * Eligibility and Evaluation; * Residency; * Free, Appropriate Public Education; * Individualized Education Program; * Education in the Least Restrictive Environment; * Related Services; * Due Process Hearings; * Student Discipline; * Court Proceedings; * Attorneys' Fees in Special Education Litigation; * Children in Nonpublic Schools; * Early Childhood Programs; and * Post-Secondary Education. It features a highly useful glossary of special education and legal terms. Special Education Law contains relevant statutory excerpts and carefully edited reports of the leading special education cases, together with extensive explanatory materials and provocative questions for class discussion. The book also features practical exercises for home assignments or in-class projects. Two of the co-authors teach in law schools and have deep experience in special education law as well as allied subjects such as constitutional law, administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and general school law. Their background enables them to discuss the special education topics thoroughly and to draw connections to other parts of the law school curriculum. The third co-author, who is also a lawyer, teaches educational administration as well as special education law; that background enables him to add lessons on the real-world impact of the law on the daily work of the schools.

Disability Classification In Education

Author: Lani Florian
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412938767
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This edited volume examines current disability classification systems, the dilemmas educators face in categorizing students with special needs, and alternative options based on recent challenges and trends.

Losing Tim

Author: Paul Gionfriddo
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537158
Size: 47.53 MB
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Minority Students In Special And Gifted Education

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309170818
Size: 51.13 MB
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Special education and gifted and talented programs were designed for children whose educational needs are not well met in regular classrooms. From their inceptions, these programs have had disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic minority students. What causes this disproportion? Is it a problem? Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education considers possible contributors to that disparity, including early biological and environmental influences and inequities in opportunities for preschool and K-12 education, as well as the possibilities of bias in the referral and assessment system that leads to placement in special programs. It examines the data on early childhood experience, on differences in educational opportunity, and on referral and placement. The book also considers whether disproportionate representation should be considered a problem. Do special education programs provide valuable educational services, or do they set students off on a path of lower educational expectations? Would students not now placed in gifted and talented programs benefit from raised expectations, more rigorous classes, and the gifted label, or would they suffer failure in classes for which they are unprepared? By examining this important problem in U.S. education and making recommendations for early intervention and general education, as well as for changes in referral and assessment processes, Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education will be an indispensable resource to educators throughout the nation, as well as to policy makers at all levels, from schools and school districts to the state and federal governments.