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ERIC Number: EJ1166871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-5062
Caught on Camera: Special Education Classrooms and Video Surveillance
Heintzelman, Sara C.; Bathon, Justin M.
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, v12 n6 2017
In Texas, state policy anticipates that installing video cameras in special education classrooms will decrease student abuse inflicted by teachers. Lawmakers assume that collecting video footage will prevent teachers from engaging in malicious actions and prosecute those who choose to harm children. At the request of a parent, Section 29.022 of the Texas Education Code (2015) will protect students who are unable to speak for themselves from bullying and abuse by installing video surveillance cameras in special education classrooms. The purpose of this article is to describe the law in Texas, the impact of the bill on classrooms, to raise questions about the implementation of the law, and to provide recommendations for school administrators.
PDK International, Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, and College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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