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ERIC Number: EJ1111080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Investigating the Impact of School Administrator's on the Frequency of Physical Restraint in K-12 Schools
Dowell, Richard; Larwin, Karen
International Journal of Special Education, v31 n2 2016
The purpose of a physical restraint is to control the behavior of a student. It can involve physically holding a person immobile against his or her will to using chemical or mechanical devices to control a person. This study was designed to contribute to the paucity of existing research literature in regards to a school administrator's impact on the physical restraints utilized in public schools. To date, there are no national standards for the use of these procedures in schools. The current investigation examines frequency of physical restraints, behaviors that lead to the use of restraints, the application of physical restraint and the administrator's attitude and efficacy regarding its use. Significant findings and implications for educational leaders were discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio; Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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