ERIC Number: ED378713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-22
A Forum on Discipline Challenges and Opportunities Impacting Students with Disabilities (Alexandria, Virginia, September 8-9, 1994). Final Report. Project FORUM.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
This report presents the outcomes of a policy forum convened to address issues of disciplining students with disabilities. Summaries of panel presentations are provided, focusing on legal and policy issues, school/interagency solutions/good practices, and family and community issues. Observations and recommendation of forum workgroups are also summarized, in the areas of: definition/scope of discipline, interagency/community/family issues, systemic reform practices, array of services and intervention strategies, and training and empowerment. Forum participants recommended that a range of discipline options be available, and the focus should be on early intervention. The school curriculum should include the development of prosocial behaviors, problem solving, mediation, negotiation, and other skills that lead to positive student behaviors. In general, forum participants favored an emphasis on dissemination of information about effective practices and support for systemic capacity building, rather than the development of additional federal and state law and regulation changes. Appendixes provide a participant list and forum agenda. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Compliance (Legal), Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Intervention, Legal Responsibility, Policy Formation, School Community Relationship, Student Behavior
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Note: For related documents, see EC 303 607-608.