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ERIC Number: EJ789989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
The Role of School Professionals in Implementing Section 504 for Students with Disabilities
Madaus, Joseph W.; Shaw, Stan F.
Educational Policy, v22 n3 p363-378 2008
There is a paucity of research related to the implementation of the procedural regulations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in public schools. Section 504 is a general education civil rights law designed to provide access for students with disabilities. This study presents data from a survey that was distributed to a range of school-based professionals (general education teachers, school administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, and special education teachers) in one northeastern state. Based on a response rate of 46% (n = 259), results indicate that 84% had served on a Section 504 team. Responsibility for managing Section 504 plans falls to a wide range of professionals. Analysis of item mean scores reveals that most components of the regulations are properly implemented, but analysis of item frequencies indicates areas of concern. Implications and areas for additional research are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)