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ERIC Number: EJ807912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-1810
Administrators' Understanding of Special Education Law in the Schoolhouse
Protz, Babette M.
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v18 n2 p15-23 Oct 2005
Provisions of special education law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are many and complex. During the 2001-2002 school year over 48 million children in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico were enrolled in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. Parents are becoming increasingly legally literate; the increased number of court cases nationwide clearly indicates that parents are willing to pursue legal remedies. School administrators must have knowledge of special education law and the competence to ensure compliance with it to ensure that students with special needs are being properly served within the classroom. However, this study, designed to ascertain the knowledge base of public elementary, middle, and high school principals, assistant principals, and principal interns in one county in a southeastern state, found their knowledge base to be questionable at best. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Puerto Rico; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act