ERIC Number: ED354675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Mediation in Special Education. Technical Assistance Paper.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Mediation in special education is a process intended to assist parents, schools, and agencies in resolving disagreements regarding the special education program of a student with disabilities. A trained mediator works with the parties to guide them toward a mutually satisfactory solution that meets the best interests of the student. This occurs at a nonadversarial session which is more structured than a parent-school conference, but less formal than a due process hearing. This technical assistance paper contains an overview of special education mediation in Florida, an explanation of the process, a description of each party's role in the process, a comparison of mediation and due process hearings, answers to commonly asked questions about mediation, and copies of forms used in the process. The appendix contains the following forms: a request for mediation, mediation agreement, mediator evaluation of the mediation session, and participant evaluation of the mediation session. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Identifiers - Location: Florida