ERIC Number: ED426522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Inclusion of Students with Disabilities Who Are Labeled "Disruptive": Issues Papers for Legal Advocates and Parents.
This collection of issue papers addresses the inclusion of students with disabilities who are labeled disruptive in general education classrooms. The publication begins by summarizing new provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997. The provisions make it clearer that students with disabilities must be given meaningful opportunities to learn the bodies of knowledge and skills which all students are expected to master and must receive services designed to address unique disability-related needs which enable them to succeed in the general curriculum. The papers that follow include: (1) "History and Overview," which describes the history of discrimination against and neglect of students with disabilities; (2) "The Legal Underpinnings of Inclusion," which discusses the legal bases of inclusion, in statue, regulation, and case law, including the relevance of behavior; (3) "The Duty To Address Behavior," which discusses the nature and scope of the obligation under IDEA to address behavior; and (4) "The Right To Learn the 'Regular' or 'General' Curriculum," which examines the relationship between inappropriate, and illegal, expulsion from the regular education curriculum and exclusion from the regular education classroom; and (5) "Looking Systematically," which offers starting points for identifying issues that might be ripe for systemic advocacy. (Each paper includes references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Problems, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Expulsion, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Services, Student Placement, Student Rights
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Education, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997