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Ch 22: Legal Issues in Psychology

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This chapter uses video lessons to highlight the legal issues in the field of psychology. You will learn about the laws that have shaped the field of special education.

Legal Issues in Psychology - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors present an overview of the important laws that have influenced the direction of education in general, and particularly education of special populations. You will be introduced to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 regulations, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. You'll learn about the Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Buckley Amendment of 1974, and the most recent No Child Left Behind law. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the history of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and how it impacts children and youth from birth to age 21
  • Discuss Section 504 regulations and accomodations in the public schools
  • Define the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Explain the Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965
  • Discuss the No Child Left Behind Law and its impact on public education
  • Define the Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

These lessons are taught via the use of short but informative video lessons that make learning fun. Accompanying the lessons are self-assessment quizzes to help you check your mastery of the concepts presented, and lesson transcripts. You'll find key terms highlighted to make important terms stand out, and video tags that bring you directly to the portion of a video you would like to review. And all these materials are developed and written by top specialists in the field.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: Legal Issues in Psychology
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IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

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

The 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) impacts the way teachers relate to their students who have disabilities. Learn the purpose and history of this Act, and understand how to implement IDEA's six main principles in the classroom.

What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

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

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is focused primarily on protecting the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. Learn more about the regulations and accommodations made in public schools to protect students with disabilities as required by the civil rights law.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? - History & Accessibility Guidelines

3. What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? - History & Accessibility Guidelines

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? Learn about the ADA's history, the individuals it protects, the accessibility guidelines, as well as how the disability movement ensured the passing of this important legislation.

Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965

4. Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965

The Elementary and Secondary Education act of 1965 created equal opportunity for students in schools across the country. This lesson will examine the purpose and outcomes of the act and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons

5. No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons

The No Child Left Behind Act passed in 2001 and was the first federal law that made assessments and passing standards a requirement in schools. Explore a summary and the pros and cons of No Child Left Behind.

Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

6. Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

This lesson provides an overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment. You'll come away with a sense of how this law impacts teachers, administrators, and students.

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