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The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education

"Encouraging the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special
education and early intervention programs."

RAISE Article Details

ARTICLE INFORMATION
Title: Who decides where Jerry goes to school?: Family and educator conflict in special education placement.
Publication Date: 2006
Authors: Steffen J. J., & Marshall, J. M.
Source: Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership
Volume #: 9       Issue: 1       Pages: 25-34
Abstract: This case highlights family and educator conflict about special education placement using the case of Jerry, a student with behavior disorders. Aspiring administrators are invited to consider Jerry’s needs, the desires of his family, the concerns of local and alternative school faculty, the safety of students and staff, and the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. They are then asked to determine a suitable course of action and provide a rationale.(Abstract from authors)
Categories: Research - Qualitative
IDEA/Legal
IEP/IFSP Facilitation
Parents/Family
Administrators

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