The Law and Special Education

The Law and Special Education

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For courses in Special Education Law.In the highly litigated area of Special Education, it is imperative that professionals in the field understand the legal requirements of providing a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities. This text presents the necessary information for educators to understand the history and development of special education laws and the requirements of these laws. It provides the reader with the necessary skills to locate pertinent information in law libraries, on the Internet, and other sources to keep abreast of the constant changes and developments in the field.The second edition of The Law and Special Education, one of the top special education law books in the field, includes new information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. It has been updated with the latest information on the statutes, regulations, policy guidance, and cases on special education law.show more

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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 771.12g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131106708
  • 9780131106703

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In order to understand the field of special education, it is important that teachers, administrators, families, and education professionals have knowledge of the requirements, history, and evolution of laws impacting the field. "The Law and Special Education "by Mitchell L. Yell provides the latest information about these important and critical changes. The second edition of this best selling book: Discusses the latest information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Improvement Act of 2004Includes the effects of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act on special education servicesIntroduces readers to current legal requirements in providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilitiesAcquaints readers with the legal development of special educationAssists readers in understanding the procedures to obtain legal information in law libraries and on the Internet and how to conduct legal research using a variety of sourcesshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the American Legal SystemChapter 2 Legal ResearchChapter 3 Legal Research on the InternetChapter 4 The History of Law and Children with DisabilitiesChapter 5 The Individuals with Disabilities Education ActChapter 6 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973Chapter 7 The Americans with Disabilities ActChapter 8 The No Child Left Behind ActChapter 9 Free Appropriate Public EducationChapter 10 Identification, Assessment, and EvaluationChapter 11 The Individualized Education ProgramChapter 12 Least Restrictive EnvironmentChapter 13 Procedural SafeguardsChapter 14 Disciplining Students with DisabilitiesChapter 15 Additional Issues Issue 1. Studen Records. Issue 2. Providing Special Education Services in Private Schools Issue 3. The IDEA and the Establishment Clause Issue 4. Liability for Student Injury Issue 5. Search and SeizureAppendix A Major Changes of IDEA 2004Appendix B Relevant Sections of the U.S. ConstitutionGlossaryIndex of CasesAuthor IndexSubject Indexshow more

About Mitchell L. Yell

Mitchell Yell, Ph.D., is a Professor in Special Education in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. For the past 12 years, Dr. Yell has conducted extensive research and presented numerous workshops on developing individualized education programs (IEPs), formulating legally correct special education policies, and adopting best practices in educating students with disabilities. Prior to coming to the University of South Carolina, Dr. Yell was a special education teacher in Minnesota for 16 years. During this time he taught in elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms and special schools for students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and autism. He has published 60 journal articles and 12 book chapters and has conducted numerous workshops on special education law.show more

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