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New Directions for Student Services, 2010
This article describes the Development, Relief, and Educational for Alien Minors Act of 2009 or the "DREAM Act of 2009." The authors of the bill aim to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Immigration, Federal Legislation, Place of Residence
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Khan, Anwar N. – Journal of Law and Education, 1999
Canadian public education has become secularized. Although the Charter's language on freedom of conscience and religion prohibits religious indoctrination in schools, it does not proscribe education about religion. Generally, Canadian courts have followed and accepted American developments in this regard but have avoided byzantine judgments on…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Constitutional Law, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
Jensen, Mary Brandt – Computers in Libraries, 1992
Discusses the use of copyright notices in libraries on reproducing equipment, including photocopiers, computer printers, videocassette recorders, and audiotape recorders; and presents guidelines to determine what works are in the public domain in the United States and the United Kingdom. A sidebar describes a new library copyright guide. (LRW)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recorders, Computer Printers, Copyrights, Foreign Countries
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Government Information Quarterly, 1992
The increased use of computer matching to detect fraud and abuse in government programs has led to concerns for the privacy of personal information. Reviews the use of matching programs and regulations in Canada, the United States, and the European Community, and suggests policy changes. (80 references) (LAE)
Descriptors: Confidential Records, Federal Regulation, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
Burns, George E.; Lake, Donald E. – Interchange on Education, 1983
This paper examines how child protection legislation has affected educational systems and school personnel in Canada and the United States and draws general conclusions about the adequacy of legislation concerning child abuse reporting requirements. Vagueness in the laws leads to problems with their implementation. (PP)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Neglect, Educational Legislation
Information Reports and Bibliographies, 1985
Presents selected testimonies before a joint congressional hearing on the changing information needs of rural America. Discussions cover information services and systems, recognizing and meeting information needs, advances being made in information and communication technologies, and the Intermountain Community Learning/Information Services…
Descriptors: Hearings, Information Needs, Information Science, Information Services
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Bartholet, Elizabeth – Future of Children, 1993
Laws regulating adoption are varied and complex in countries that offer children for international adoption (IA), while United States Immigration laws pose additional obstacles to Americans wishing to adopt foreign-born children. Declarations by the United Nations and the development of a convention on IA by the Hague Conference offer some hope…
Descriptors: Adoption, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Federal Legislation
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Denis, Sabine; Poullet, Yves – Online Review, 1990
Discusses the liability of online information services and presents a study of case law in Europe and in the United States that deals with liability for the provision of inaccurate, incomplete, or out-of-date information. Liability in tort, contractual liability, and strict liability are examined. (18 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Contracts, Court Litigation, Foreign Countries, Information Services
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McCamus, John D. – Government Information Quarterly, 1986
This comparison of freedom of information legislation in Canada and the United States focuses on the concern evident in both to protect personal privacy. Specific criteria for achieving a balance between access and privacy are articulated. (CLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Confidential Records, Democracy
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Gurnsey, John; Drabenstott, Jon, Ed. – Library Hi Tech, 1986
Gurnsey's article characterizes the United Kingdom's code for consultants as a guide to good practice but lacking enforcement measures; the text of the code is appended. Drabenstott has edited a forum of consultants' views on ethics in the library automation process. (EM)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Conflict of Interest, Consultants, Ethics
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Allen, Tom – Journal of Law and Education, 1996
Examines the law of special educational needs in the United States and England, focusing on local authorities' power to determine provision levels. American courts have closely linked education and equality; constitutional law concentrates on the child's legal rights. The English system does not recognize a right to education or equal access to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Childrens Rights, Constitutional Law, Elementary Secondary Education
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Daniel, Philip T. K. – Journal of Educational Administration, 1997
In the United States, national legislation was created to protect disabled students' education rights. Courts have provided tests for integrating such students into school systems. Some are concerned this advocacy has gone too far and that court decisions authorizing "full inclusion" misinterpret the law's intent. This article examines…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Educational History
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Rosenbaum, Howard – Government Information Quarterly, 1988
Describes the existing legislative environment shaping the U.S. federal government's approach to Japanese scientific and technical information, and compares this to the scientific and technical information infrastructure in Japan. Policy options for the United States are presented and evaluated, and recommendations for a federal information policy…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Evaluation Criteria
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Kirby, Michael D. – Government Information Quarterly, 1986
Examines developments in information technology that might endanger individual privacy and legislative responses to these threats by the English-speaking democracies, i.e., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Guidelines for the responsible use of information technologies are proposed. (CLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Developed Nations
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Brown, Thomas P.; DeBuse, Raymond – Journal of Library Automation, 1981
Describes the replication agreements between WLN and replicating institutions such as the National Library of Australia and the University of Illinois whereby use of WLN software is permitted on the basis of reciprocity of bibliographic information by the contracting parties. (RAA)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Contracts, Databases, Foreign Countries
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