ERIC Number: ED408741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Mediation in Idaho: "Managing Parent and School Conflict through Effective Communication."
Idaho State Board of Education, Boise.
This booklet provides Idaho guidelines for the mediation process to resolve conflicts between parents and schools regarding the educational program for a special education student. After an outline of the mediation process, mediation is compared to the impartial due process hearing and the complaint investigation process. Principles of the process are then specified. Other considerations briefly discussed or outlined are the appointment of a mediator, the mediator role, the roles of parents and schools, recommended preparation for the mediation session, and the stages of the mediation process. Nine policies regarding mediation are listed, including: disputes involving weapons, drugs or physical/sexual abuse are not acceptable cases for mediation; no recordings of the mediation proceedings are made; and each party should designate a person with the authority to make final resolution decisions. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Board of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho