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ERIC Number: ED414698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Analysis of Impartial Due Process Hearings: Implications for Educators.
Sultana, Qaisar
The purposes of the study were to: (1) identify the issues addressed at the due process hearings in this southeastern state, and (2) examine the implications for educators. Due process hearing decisions rendered since 1994, a total of 31 were reviewed. Results of the study showed that student placement was the most common issue for which a due process hearing was called. The second most common issue was the individualized education program. This was followed by evaluation, private schooling, implementation of behavior modification programs, least restrictive environment, free appropriate public education, suspension/expulsion, child find, and compensatory education. The range of issues addressed at the hearings ranged from 1 to 7 with a mean of 2.6. Although it was difficult to compute accurately the number of hearings won by the petitioner or the defendant because sometimes the petitioner prevailed on one issue and the defendant prevailed on another; in a majority of decisions, the parents prevailed. Reasons for due process hearings on these different issues are discussed, and recommendations are made for including a course in special education laws and regulations at the preservice level and/or incorporating the appropriate regulations in relevant courses. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky