ISBN-10:
1412938953
ISBN-13:
9781412938952
Pub. Date:
03/13/2006
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
The Legal Foundations of Special Education: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher / Edition 1

The Legal Foundations of Special Education: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher / Edition 1

by James E. Ysseldyke, Bob Algozzine
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ISBN-13: 9781412938952
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/13/2006
Series: Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher Series , #2
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 276,912
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jim Ysseldyke, Ph.D., is Birkmaier Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, director of the School Psychology Program, and director of the Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota. Widely requested as a staff developer and conference speaker, Ysseldyke brings more than 30 years of research and teaching experience to educational professionals around the globe.

As the former director of the federally funded National Center on Educational Outcomes, Ysseldyke conducted research and provided technical support that helped to boost the academic performance of students with disabilities and improve school assessment techniques nationally. Today, he continues to work to improve the education of students with disabilities.

The author of more than 300 publications on special education and school psychology, Ysseldyke is best known for his textbooks on assessment, effective instruction, issues in special education, and other cutting-edge areas of education and school psychology. With A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher, Ysseldyke seeks to equip educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring—and meeting—all their potentials.

Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and as an editor of several journals focused on special education. Algozzine has written more than 250 manuscripts on special education topics, including many books and textbooks on how to manage emotional and social behavior problems.

Table of Contents

About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
Self-Assessment I
Introduction to the Legal Foundations of Special Education
The Law Continues to Change
The Equal Protection Clause
1. Which Laws Affecting Special Education Should Every Teacher Know
A Brief History
Eight Important Laws
2. Which Court Cases Have Had the Most Impact on Special Education?
Brown v. Board of Education
The Many Issues Addressed by the Courts
Supreme Court Rulings
3. The Legal Foundations of Special Education in Perspective
Finding a Balance
4. What Have We Learned?
Key Points
Key Vocabulary
Self-Assessment II
Answer Key for Self-Assessments
On Your Own
Resources
Books
Journals & Articles
References
Index

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