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Ch 23: Case Law in Education Psychology

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Get a solid overview of case law relating to education psychology, with information on some important court decisions. Learn legal and ethical terms you need to know in education psychology.

Case Law in Education Psychology - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, our instructors will look at several examples of court decisions that have impacted the field of education psychology. You will also learn about important concepts including informed consent in research, the rights of minors in counseling, and maintaining privacy. Terms defined for you include 'least restrictive environment', 'manifest determination' and 'negligence torts'. Other lessons address supervision and the rights of students, and conflicts of interest in education. After watching the videos, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the significance of PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Larry P. v. Riles
  • Describe ethical standards for research including maintaining anonymity
  • Define least restrictive environment
  • Explain seclusion and restraint in schools and student rights
  • Analyze civil and criminal liability
  • Discuss the rights of minors in counseling
  • Explore negligence torts
  • Describe the relation between supervision and student rights

Lessons are brief, and our experienced instructors are entertaining even as they present the information you need to know. Each lesson contains a multiple-choice quiz and video tags that let you easily find the specific information you wish to review. If you still have questions after watching the videos, you can contact the instructor.

16 Lessons in Chapter 23: Case Law in Education Psychology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1972: Summary & Significance

1. PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1972: Summary & Significance

PARC v. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is one of the most significant court case rulings regarding the educational rights of children with disabilities. Learn why in this lesson.

Lau v. Nichols in 1974: Summary & Significance

2. Lau v. Nichols in 1974: Summary & Significance

The case of Lau v. Nichols in 1974 had a very important impact on education for students who do not speak English as their primary language. This lesson will summarize the case and explain its importance to modern American education.

Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley in 1982

3. Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley in 1982

The Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District versus Rowley case of 1982 challenged the way special needs students are treated in the classroom. This lesson will examine the case and will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.

Irving Independent School District v. Tatro in 1984

4. Irving Independent School District v. Tatro in 1984

In this lesson, learn how the court case Irving Independent School District vs. Tatro helped define the services a school must provide to students requiring special education.

Oberti v. Clementon: Summary & Significance

5. Oberti v. Clementon: Summary & Significance

The Oberti v. Board of Education of the Borough of Clementon School District case established a test to determine whether a school district is in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Newport-Mesa Unified School District v. State of California Department of Education

6. Newport-Mesa Unified School District v. State of California Department of Education

The decision in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District v. State of California Department of Education case gave parents the right to receive copies of test protocols in certain situations. This lesson explains the case and discusses its significance.

Larry P. v. Riles: Summary & Significance

7. Larry P. v. Riles: Summary & Significance

In this lesson, we explore the court case 'Larry P. v. Riles.' We'll look at its impact on special needs measurement techniques and special needs classrooms today.

What Is Informed Consent in Research? - Definition & Purpose

8. What Is Informed Consent in Research? - Definition & Purpose

After you have figured out what you are going to research and have approval to do it, you need informed consent from the participants in your experiment. What is informed consent, and how is it different than regular consent?

Ethical Research: Maintaining Privacy, Anonymity & Confidentiality

9. Ethical Research: Maintaining Privacy, Anonymity & Confidentiality

When performing research, there are certain expectations that a researcher must follow to protect their subjects. We will explore a few of the different ways that a subject's responses are kept from being used against them.

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) in Special Education: Definition & Law

10. Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) in Special Education: Definition & Law

This lesson explains the meaning of least restrictive environment in special education law and discuss what the implications of the law are for students and teachers.

Manifestation Determination: Definition & Relationship to Student Rights

11. Manifestation Determination: Definition & Relationship to Student Rights

A manifestation determination is a formal procedure used to determine if a student's behavioral issue was an expression of that student's disability. This lesson explains manifestation determination.

Seclusion & Restraint in Schools

12. Seclusion & Restraint in Schools

There is no federal law regulating the physical restraint or unsupervised seclusion of students. This lesson provides an overview of student rights as they pertain to seclusion and restraint.

Civil and Criminal Liability and the Rights of Minors in Counseling

13. Civil and Criminal Liability and the Rights of Minors in Counseling

In this lesson, we will learn about legal issues counselors need to consider when going into practice, such as general information on civil and criminal liability, malpractice, expert and lay witnesses, premature termination, and the rights of minors.

Negligence Torts: Definition and Cases

14. Negligence Torts: Definition and Cases

Negligence is an unintentional tort wherein one party is injured as a result of the actions of another. There are several elements that must be present to prove this tort.

The Relationship Between Supervision & the Rights of Students

15. The Relationship Between Supervision & the Rights of Students

In this lesson, we will examine the relationship between the school's responsibility to supervise students and the student's rights as United States citizens.

Conflict of Interest in Education

16. Conflict of Interest in Education

In this lesson, find out how to spot and avoid conflicts of interest. You'll learn from several examples in an educational setting where conflicts of interest can affect students, parents, administrators, school psychologists, teachers and others.

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