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Travers, Jason C.; Krezmien, Michael P.; Mulcahy, Candace; Tincani, Matthew – Journal of Special Education, 2014
Evidence of disparate identification of autism at national and local levels is accumulating, but there is little understanding about disparate identification of autism at the state level. This study examined trends in state-level administrative identification of autism under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Prevalence rates and…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Disproportionate Representation, Autism
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Mawdsley, Ralph D.; Cumming, J. Joy – Education and the Law, 2008
The extent to which educational institutions and their teachers in the USA, England, and Australia should bear legal responsibility in damages for ineffective classroom teaching is the subject of this article. At the heart of the controversy regarding educational malpractice is the issue of remedies. Federal and state courts in the USA have…
Descriptors: Negligence, Schools, State Courts, Foreign Countries
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Bassett, Diane S.; Kochhar-Bryant, Carol A. – Focus on Exceptional Children, 2006
Over the past 20 years, major transformations have occurred in educational, social, political, and economic areas that continue to have an impact on the education and development of youth with disabilities and the institutions that support them. Approximately half of all students with disabilities in 2003-04 spent 80% or more of their day in a…
Descriptors: Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Career Development, Education Work Relationship