The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

Author: George A. Giuliani
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005854
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It is vital for all professionals in the field of education to have a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with whom they work. The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law is a detailed yet accessible introduction to federal law as it applies to the rights of children with special needs. Written in a user-friendly question and answer format, the book covers all of the key areas of special education law including parental rights of participation, the legal right to Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and related services, and the complex issues of discipline and dispute resolutions. This book provides educators with knowledge of the requirements, history, and evolution of the laws that impact their daily working lives and gives them the information they need to help parents obtain better services for their children. This is an indispensible handbook that teachers, school management, and school counselors will refer to again and again.

Special Education Law

Author: Laura Rothstein
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452241090
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Special Education Law, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive, and student-friendly overview of the major federal laws—and judicial interpretations of those laws—that apply to the education of children with special needs. Laura Rothstein and Scott F. Johnson thoroughly present the most up-to-date information on special education statutes, regulations, and judicial interpretations, including substantial changes in the interpretation of the legistlation. The text helps students understand what the law requires so that they can develop policies and make decisions that comply with these laws.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA

Author: Nancy Lee Jones
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590339572
Format: PDF
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides funds to states for the education of children with disabilities. It contains detailed requirements for the receipt of these funds, including the core requirement of the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE). IDEA was comprehensively revised in 1997 by P. L. 105-17, but Congress has continued to grapple with issues relating to the Act. This book provides an overview of the Act with particular attention paid to issues of recent congressional concern, such as funding and the provision of FAPE for children with disabilities found to have brought a weapon to school.

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

Author: Matthew Cohen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846429217
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Disability law can be complex and intimidating, so how can concerned parents use it to ensure their child with a disability receives the appropriate education they are legally entitled to? A Guide to Special Education Advocacy gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Despite the many services and accommodations that have been made for students with disabilities, such as the use of Braille or providing specialized education in a regular or special classroom, many children with disabilities do not get the services they need and are not placed in appropriate programs or settings. Because of this, the perception of disability often remains unchanged. Matthew Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability. This book will provide parents, people with disabilities, professionals and clinicians thinking about special education advocacy with an overview of current disability law and how it works, identifying practical ways for building positive and effective relationships with schools.

Education Law A Problem Based Approach

Author: Scott F. Johnson
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327184167
Format: PDF, ePub
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Education Law: A Problem-Based Approach offers a problem based approach to teaching education law. The book covers both the standard education law topics and cutting-edge topics such as the Internet, electronic speech, discipline for off-campus behavior, cyber-bullying, strip searches, and various issues regarding NCLB and education reform. The book also provides a guided, hands-on approach that gives students an opportunity to go outside of the text and gather information about how certain aspects of education law work in "the real world" and in their own states. This innovative text starts with an introductory and foundational chapter and then proceeds to cover each topic through a problem-based approach. The text provides a problem and related statutory, regulatory, and court decisions that not only inform students of the relevant law but also provide impetus for students to focus their understanding on real and relevant problems. For example, the opening foundational chapter (which includes Brown, San Antonio, and Plyler, as well as information on the state of education and education reform), asks students to consider a law / litigation-oriented strategy for achieving improvement in the education system as we know it today. Similarly, part of a later chapter on liability offers extensive narrative and then poses a problem on a space-monkey playground game (kids hang upside down on the monkey bars and deliberately try to pass out as if floating in space). To facilitate students' ability to understand and answer the problem, the text offers cases that are decided both ways on analogous facts and negligence. The problems in Education Law: A Problem-Based Approach are all drawn to be current and immediately relevant. The case and statutory and regulatory materials support this approach by including the classic Supreme Court cases such as Brown v. Board of Education, Rowley, T.L.O., and the speech trilogy, along with the recent decisions by the Court such as Safford Unified Sch. Dist. v. Redding, Forest Grove Sch. Dist. v. T.A., and Horne v. Flores. Leading lower court cases are also provided along with various state and federal statutes and regulations. Topics covered in the book include: • Foundational principles (including sources of law, the hierarchy of laws involved, and how state and federal law interact); • School funding; • Employment issues; • Instruction and curricular issues, including academic freedom; • Attendance, assignment, and placement (including compulsory attendance issues and home-schooling issues); • School liability (including torts, Section 1983, Title IX, and online liability); • Privacy rights and right to know (includes FERPA); • Student discipline; • Student expression; • Search, seizure, and interrogation; • Religion; • Special education; and • No Child Left Behind.

Encyclopedia of Education Law

Author: Charles J. Russo
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412940796
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Alphabetically arranged entries cover key cases, governance, technology, organizations, and individuals associated with education law.

Including Everyone

Author: Judith Jellison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266554
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many practical books for music educators who work with special needs students focus on students' disabilities, rather than on the inclusive classroom more generally. In Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn, veteran teacher and pedagogue Judith Jellison offers a new approach that identifies broader principles of inclusive music instruction writ large. As she demonstrates in this aptly-titled book, the perceived impediments to successfully including the wide diversity of children in schools in meaningful music instruction often stem not from insurmountable obstacles but from a lack of imagination. How do teachers and parents create diverse musical communities in which all children develop skills, deepen understanding, and cultivate independence in a culture of accomplishment and joy? Including Everyone equips music teachers with five principles of effective instruction for mixed special needs / traditional settings that are applicable in both classroom and rehearsal rooms alike. These five guidelines lay out Jellison's argument for a new way to teach music that shifts attention away from thinking of children in terms of symptoms. The effective teacher, argues Jellison, will strive to offer a curriculum that will not only allow the child with a disability to be more successful, but will also apply to and improve instruction for typically developing students. In this compelling new book, Judith Jellison illustrates what it takes to imagine, create, and realize possibilities for all children in ways that inspire parents, teachers, and the children themselves to take part in collaborative music making. Her book helps readers recognize how this most central component of human culture is one that allows everyone to participate, learn, and grow. Jellison is a leader in her field, and the wealth of knowledge she makes available in this book is extensive and valuable. It should aid her peers and inspire a new generation of student teachers.

Education Law

Author: Michael Imber
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0805846530
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The driving influence of managed care and cost containment is causing home care organizations to reconceptualize their roles in the health care delivery system while stimulating massive changes in agency structure, operations, and services. Medicare-certified home health agencies, which have flourished under a per-visit, fee-for-service reimbursement model, are increasingly delivering care under managed care reimbursement models. Conducted at this pivotal point in time, the book examines the intersection of two rapidly growing health care sectors: home health and managed care.The environment surrounding the transition from traditional reimbursement to managed care is uncertain and rapidly changing. Strategies organizations are using to cope with this uncertainty and HHA administrators' perceptions of the two greatest impacts of managed care are described.Despite considerable variation in agency characteristics, more similarities than differences are found among HHAs. The research concludes that market and environment pressures within heavily HMO-penetrated communities encourage all HHAs to become similar, regardless of whether the HHAs have managed care contracts.