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Special Education Law, 1/E

Patricia H Latham
Peter S Latham
Myrna Mandlawitz

ISBN-10: 0205479758

“The information in this text is very important and really not available (to this extent) in other special education texts.” —Anne Gallegos, New Mexico State University

“[The text] has a great deal of good information in it.” —Darcy Miller, Washington State University

“Super — Some of the examples even show how each of the various laws influence each other.” —Alice A. Dickinson, Johnson Bible College

This new text presents IDEA, other pertinent federal laws, and federal cases in a clear, well-organized manner in order to help educators understand and apply their knowledge in concrete situations. This practical book emphasizes students’ understanding at a conceptual level rather than mere memorization of the detailed provisions of these laws. Educators are thereby prepared to adjust to future amendments to IDEA and other laws and to apply statutory provisions to specific situations. The four sections of the text address the Constitutional Frameworks of education laws, IDEA, RA and ADA, and other legal issues such as No Child Left Behind, tort liability, and high stakes testing.

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“[The manuscript] has a great deal of good information in it. It is a valuable tool to those who teach law at this level.” —Darcy Miller, Washington State University

“Excellent job of including the areas that are particularly difficult for educators. In particular, No Child Left Behind, FERPA, Civil Liberty of Educators, and High Stakes Testing… This is very thorough information especially applicable in the present time of a suit-happy society.” —Alice Dickinson, Johnson Bible College

“I really like having a chapter on the Constitution — it is a nice feature of the text. It is clear, well focused.” - Darcy Miller, Washington State University on Chapter 2

“I feel the information contained in this manuscript is very important and really not available (to this extent) in other special education texts.” —Anne Gallegos, New Mexico State University

“Good use of one particular case and showing how different interpretations can be made for the same case. This is good for students to see that these situations are not always cut and dried because they involve human interpretation. The examples are given in all the areas of law as well.” —Alice A. Dickinson, Johnson Bible College on Chapter 10

“Super — The cases all apply to the area being explained Some of the examples even show how each of the various laws have influence on others. Very interesting cases cited.” —Alice A. Dickinson, Johnson Bible College on Chapter 17

“The material is up-to-date and accurate. It brings out interesting facts that may not be known to those who are not lawyers.” —Veda Jairrels, Clark Atlanta University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205479757
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/6/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 418,106
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Constitutional Framework

1. The Judicial System

2. The Constitution

3. Statutory Overview

Part II: The IDEA

4. the IDEA: Coverage


6. Discipline


8. The Due process Hearing

9. Court proceedings

10. Attorneys’ Fees

Part III: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and

the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

11. RA/ADA: Individual with a Disability

12. RA/ADA: Coverage

13. RA/ADA Enforcement

14. Elementary and Secondary Education

15. Postsecondary Education

16. Employment

Part IV: Other Legal Issues

17. Other Legal Issues

Tables of Cases


IDEA Comparison Chart

Section 504 Fact Sheet

Children with Disabilities and Section 504

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