Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education
- David F. Bateman - Shippensburg University, USA
- Mitchell L. Yell - University of South Carolina, USA
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. Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education 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
- 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.
"This book provides practical, realistic and useful guidance to anyone who supports students with disabilities. It is a great resource for school and special education administrators trying to understand the latest trends in special education. It provides specific points to think about with recommended applications teachers should consider using for each of the topics discussed."
“This book is an excellent tool for educators and administrators to understand how to support quality education on behalf of students with disabilities.”
"David Bateman and Mitchell Yell have written a practical, up-to-date book specifically addressing the needs of today’s special educators. This book provides pragmatic advice and tips as well as straightforward content knowledge necessary to be an effective special education leader or teacher."
"At such a critical time, with pressing and complex issues facing special education administrators across the country, this book is impressive, as it tackles the multifaceted aspects of the special educator's roles and dilemmas in a practical, straightforward manner. "
"I have been a principal at the middle school level for over 15 years and I thought I had a handle on special education lingo and processes. This book shared information of which I was not aware. The practical presentation of the information makes it one that can be referenced and used by anyone who works with or has children with special needs."