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ERIC Number: ED234579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Suspension and Expulsion of Handicapped Students: Prevalency in Major U.S. Cities.
Evans, Robert J.
Surveys were sent to large public school systems to determine the number that suspend and/or expel handicapped students. Analysis of the 106 returned questionnaires revealed that over 97% (103) suspend handicapped students, with 61 using both in-school and out-of-school suspensions, 36 using only out-of-school suspensions, and six using only in-school suspensions. Only 32 reported using expulsion. Many systems asserted the disciplinary measures were conducted in accordance with due process requirements of P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Court decisions on revising students' individualized education programs, providing homebound instruction, and determining the causal relationship between behavior problems and the handicapping condition were frequently cited as support for suspension/expulsion. The author asserts that neither suspension nor expulsion has been shown effective, and that school systems must find more constructive ways to deal with the inappropriate behavior of handicapped students. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A