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

RAISE Article Details

Title: Improving special education mediation.
Publication Date: November 2008
Authors: Fritz, J. M.
Source: International Review of Sociology
Volume #: 18       Issue: 3       Pages: 469-480
Abstract: This article provides background information about special education and mediation and offers some points to consider for those interested in starting, improving or analyzing a special education mediation process. This article is based on the author's experience as a mediator as well as on site visits, interviews and a review of the relevant literature. The author concludes that mediation can be a very effective method for settling special education disputes and/or improving relationships but that the process can be affected by outside factors such as politics, finances and/or the system. (Abstract from author)
Categories: Research - Qualitative

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