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Ch 20: Educational & Legal Reform for Students with Special Needs

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Take a look at this helpful chapter on educational and legal reform for students with special needs if you need help finishing your homework or studying for a test. These lessons and quizzes can be accessed 24/7 on your mobile device or home computer.

Educational & Legal Reform for Students with Special Needs - Chapter Summary

Study this chapter on legal and educational reform for students with special needs anytime, anywhere. You'll find concise lessons on such topics as notable education reform movements in America, the No Child Left Behind Act and how special education has been impacted by these reforms. You should be able to complete the following objectives after finishing these lessons:

  • Identify the leaders of important education reform movements in America
  • Discuss the history of disability discrimination in American schools
  • Explain how No Child Left Behind has affected special education
  • Summarize the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Detail Section 504 accommodations and regulations in public schools
  • Outline the guidelines for teachers set forth in FERPA
  • Describe some of the current trends in special education

Our learning materials are designed to give you confidence and make your study time easy and efficient. Use the timeline to skip around to any portion of a video lesson you'd like to watch or re-watch. Along with each lesson, we've included a short quiz so you can check your understanding before moving on.

7 Lessons in Chapter 20: Educational & Legal Reform for Students with Special Needs
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Education Reform Movements in America: Definition & Leaders

1. Education Reform Movements in America: Definition & Leaders

In this lesson, we will learn more about some of the people who have led education reform movements in America, such as Horace Mann, Catharine Beecher, and John Dewey.

History of Disability Discrimination in American Schools

2. History of Disability Discrimination in American Schools

In this lesson, we will discuss a brief history of disability in America's schools prior to the disability rights movement. We will also focus on pervasive discrimination and exclusion practices that affected education.

No Child Left Behind & Special Education

3. No Child Left Behind & Special Education

The controversial No Child Left Behind Act, which drove national education policy from 2002 to 2015, had an impact on special education students, but experts disagree in their understanding of that impact.

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

4. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.

What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

5. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.

FERPA for Teachers: Laws & Guidelines

6. FERPA for Teachers: Laws & Guidelines

In this lesson, we will discuss the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). We will review the degree to which this legislation protects the privacy of student educational records, as well as the circumstances under which student information may be released.

Current Trends in Special Education

7. Current Trends in Special Education

It has been estimated that 54% of students with disabilities are receiving their instruction in the regular classroom 80% or more of the day. With more students with disabilities receiving their instruction in the general education classroom, support for inclusion has increased.

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