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ERIC Number: ED440905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 21
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A Study of the Liabilities Concerning Exclusion from Non-Curricular Studies (Instrumental Music) in the Public Schools.
Corral, S. Joseph
An instrumental music teacher in Anne Arundel County (Maryland) has been presented with a situation where a parent of a special education child wishes to enroll the child in the noncurricular school music program. This raises the question of his liability if he limits or refuses special education students in the program based on their disabilities. This paper details the teacher's examination of relevant case law which might shed light on a solution, after first noting that there is little or no case law dealing specifically with music education. A goal of this paper is to establish a consensus by which it can be said that the law of these other types of cases could or could not be applicable to music instruction. To do this, it must first be established that instrumental music is not a right but conversely is a privilege that the public school system provides as an addition to the basic education of the students of the state. (BT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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