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ERIC Number: EJ985696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
The Effects of Educational Policy and Local Context on Special Education Students' Experiences of School Removal and Transition
Brown, Tara M.
Educational Policy, v26 n6 p813-844 Nov 2012
This article examines school removals and transitions among nine special education students. First, the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the local school discipline policy and special education contexts are discussed. Next, drawing from participants' narrative accounts, the ways in which policy mandates and contextual conditions shaped their individual experiences are examined. Findings reveal the significance of IDEA and the profound impact of educational policies on students having academic and disciplinary difficulties. I argue for further examinations of the "on-the-ground" effects of educational policies and for students and their families to have more power in school accountability. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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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