ERIC Number: ED427483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Interim Alternative Educational Settings: Related Research and Program Considerations.
Bear, George G.
This report discusses the discipline of students with disabilities in schools, and new provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that allow school personnel to order a change in a student's placement to an interim alternative educational setting (IAES) under certain circumstances. The first section provides a brief historical perspective on discipline for students with disabilities and the emergence of the IAES concept. Increased public concern about violence, drugs, and weapons in schools is noted and several political and legislative factors related to such concern are discussed. Following this background information, there is a discussion of the unique characteristics of some IAESs, with particular attention paid to the critical role that links assessment with intervention. The last section presents a summary review of the effectiveness of school-based interventions for students with chronic conduct problems. It is designed to be of practical value to educators in developing and implementing state and local guidelines for IAESs. Promising interventions involve parent management training, family therapy, and home-school collaboration. Appendices include information on domains to be addressed in assessment and intervention, effective classroom management, strategies for correcting disruptive behavior, and instructional and curricular adaptations. (Contains 125 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act