ERIC Number: ED450542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Conflict Resolution in Special Education and Section 504 through Mediation. Mediators Manual [and] School Information.
This manual is designed to familiarize mediators with the mediation process and what will occur during a mediation session. Information is provided on the following topics: (1) mediation in special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; (2) advantages of mediation; (3) the no-cost requirements of mediation; (4) requesting mediation; (5) agreeing to mediate; (6) appointment of a mediator; (7) the mediation process; (8) qualifications of a mediator); (9) the role of the mediator; (10) the role of parents and the school; (11) the role of legal counsel; (12) preparing for a mediation session; (13) participants in the mediation session; (14) the length of mediation; and (15) the mediation session. The manual discusses impartiality, confidentiality, and suspension of mediation. It also includes sample forms for agreeing to mediation and a booklet on conflict resolution for schools. (CR)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Compliance (Legal), Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Occupational Information, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Staff Role
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Utah State University, 1780 North Research Parkway, Suite 112, Logan, UT 84341; Tel: 435-752-0238; Tel: 435-753-9750 (TTY); Fax: 435-753-9750; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.usu.edu/mprrrc.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)