ERIC Number: ED158441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Implementation of Due Process In Massachusetts. A Summary and Recommendations for State and Local Education Agencies.
Kervick, Carol; Schultz, Thomas
Summarized are data on the implementation of due process procedures for handicapped children in Massachusetts. Presented is an analysis of due process hearing characteristics, including number of appeals, characteristics of children and parents, and the types of persons involved in hearings. Implementation problems are seen to include selection of hearing officers, legal issues, and the adversarial nature of the hearings. Strategies and solutions adopted by The Massachusetts Department of Education are listed, including the development of standards to guide the hearing officer in reaching a decision. Listed are recommendations outlining the key decisions for states regarding P.L. 94-142, The Education for All Handicapped Children Act. (CL)
Descriptors: Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicapped Children, Hearings, Legal Problems, State Programs, State Standards
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Massachusetts