Ch 15: Ethical & Legal Standards in Education

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Study ethical and legal standards in education by reviewing this comprehensive online chapter. The chapter offers you a quick way to improve your understanding of these standards for exams, class assignments, projects and any academic or professional need.

Ethical & Legal Standards in Education - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll work through a series of lessons that discuss ethical and legal standards in education. These simple, engaging and expertly taught lessons break down the content and impact of education-related legislation, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. You'll also take a look at laws, safeguards, rights and ethics surrounding special education. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the history behind the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Summarize IDEA's parts A, B, C and D
  • Describe the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) law in special education
  • Assess several procedural safeguards in special education
  • Determine how the Americans with Disabilities Act impacts education
  • Evaluate regulations and accommodations in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Recognize special education student and parent rights
  • Discuss the importance of ethical and professional communication in special education

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8 Lessons in Chapter 15: Ethical & Legal Standards in Education
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IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

1. 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.

IDEA: Parts A, B, C & D

2. IDEA: Parts A, B, C & D

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 is a very important law for all teachers to know and understand. This lesson will detail the law and break it down into its four component parts.

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

3. 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.

Special Education Procedural Safeguards: IDEA & Explanation

4. Special Education Procedural Safeguards: IDEA & Explanation

IDEA regulations include a set of procedural safeguards designed to protect the rights of children with disabilities, their parents, and the involved agencies. This lesson explores the most important safeguards afforded to families under IDEA.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education

5. Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education

In an effort to provide equal access for all students, the federal government has passed a number of laws that provide protection to disabled students. In this lesson, we'll learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act and its effect on education.

Rehabilitation Act Section 504: Accommodations & Regulations

6. Rehabilitation Act Section 504: Accommodations & Regulations

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Read on to learn how Section 504 affects employers, students and teachers in companies and schools.

Special Education Parent & Student Rights

7. Special Education Parent & Student Rights

Special education students and their parents have unique needs. This lesson will explore the rights of special needs students and their parents and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Professional & Ethical Communication in Special Education

8. Professional & Ethical Communication in Special Education

If you are going to become a special educator, learning some of the norms and expectations for communication is important. This lesson discusses professional and ethical communication issues in the special education setting.

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