Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education, 1st Edition

  • David F. Bateman
  • Mitchell L. Yell
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  • ISBN-10: 1544302037
  • ISBN-13: 9781544302034
  • DDC: 371.90973
  • 296 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released July 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This volume discusses building and supporting effective special education programs. School leaders and special educators are expected to be experts on all levels and types of special education law and services, types of disability, and aspects of academic and functional programming. With the increasing demands of the job and the ever-changing legal and educational climate, many administrators and teachers are overwhelmed, and few feel adequately prepared to meet the demands. This book helps you build and support timely, legally sound, and effective special education services and programs. Readers will find: the most up-to-date information on how to effectively implement special education programs, processes, and procedures; examination of a wide variety of issues, from developing and implementing individual education programs (IEPs) that confer a free appropriate public education, Section 504, least restrictive environment (LRE), and successfully collaborating with parents, to issues regarding accountability, staffing, bullying, early childhood special education, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), evidence-based practices, transition, discipline, and the school-to-prison pipeline; and extensive references and resources. Written as a comprehensive reference for all who work with students with disabilities, this book offers the most up-to-date research and field-tested strategies from a range of experts that special education professionals can confidently and immediately apply.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
About the Contributors.
1: Hot Topics Special Education Law, Litigation, and Policy Guidance.
2: Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered (Ci3T) Models of Prevention Considerations for the Field.
3: Free Appropriate Public Education The Essence of Special Education.
4: Working With Parents.
5: Current Special Education Legal Trends for Transition-Age Youth.
6: Discipline and Students with Disabilities.
7: The Research-to-Practice Gap in Special Education.
8: What Educators Need to Know about Accountability.
9: Taking Aim at Current Trends in Early Childhood Special Education.
10: Current Trends in Bully Prevention.
11: Innovation in Schools Expanded School Mental Health.
12: Current Trends in Preparing General Education Teachers to Work with Students with Disabilities.
13: The School-to-Prison.
14: Teacher Shortages and Teacher Attrition in Special Education Issues and Trends.
15: Preparing Future Leaders and Administrators of Special Education.