ERIC Number: EJ803958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Legal Protection against Discrimination for Students in Higher Education: Four Leading Issues
Weber, Mark C.
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v14 n1 p15-20 2006
This article discusses court cases and other sources on each of four major topics regarding federal disability discrimination laws and claims made by post-secondary students with learning disabilities: (a) Which students are entitled to the protection of the statutes, (b) What if any deference should be afforded academic institutions in their decisions about accommodations and student qualifications, (c) How much individual accommodation needs to be afforded during testing, and (d) What must universities do to prevent harassment of students on account of learning disabilities. The article concludes with some words about benefits that flow to the academic institution from providing accommodations to students with learning disabilities, in fulfillment of the spirit of the disability discrimination laws.
Descriptors: Disability Discrimination, Learning Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Court Litigation, Compliance (Legal), Legal Problems, Policy Analysis, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Testing Accommodations, Civil Rights Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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