ERIC Number: EJ1154608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Case-Based Instruction to Teach Educators about the Legal Parameters Surrounding the Discipline of Students with Disabilities
Decker, Janet R.; Pazey, Barbara L.
Action in Teacher Education, v39 n3 p255-273 2017
Allegations of improper discipline are commonly the focus of special education litigation filed against school districts. Because ignorance of the law is no defense, administrators and educators must understand special education law. Yet many educators receive little to no legal training. To address the lack of training and prevent future litigation, this article describes why educators must understand the law surrounding the discipline of students with disabilities, explains the relevant legal concepts, and provides case-based instruction that can be used to teach educators how to comply with federal disability law. University instructors, special education directors, principals, and teachers--regardless of their legal knowledge--can implement the case-based instruction to teach preservice and in-service educators about the federal requirements surrounding manifestation determination, the 10-day rule, unidentified students with disabilities, IAES, emergency exceptions for immediate removal, PBIS, and restraints and seclusion.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Teacher Education, Legal Responsibility, Disabilities, Discipline, Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development, Federal Legislation, Court Litigation, Student Rights, Civil Rights, Vignettes, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Student Behavior, Suspension, Nontraditional Education, Positive Behavior Supports, School Law
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
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