ERIC Number: EJ1148239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Legal Implications for Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Teacher Preparation Field Placements
Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Chan, Paula E.; Price, Anne E.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v40 n3 p194-211 Aug 2017
The goal of Special Education is to help individuals with disabilities transition to meaningful adult roles. When students with disabilities pursue education majors, Special Education Faculty must balance their desire to support college students with disabilities, while maintaining the rigor of their academic programs. To gain a better understanding of how to support students with disabilities in teacher preparation programs, faculty must have a clear understanding of federal legislation and recent case law related to students with disabilities in professional programs in higher education. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the legal precedent for working with students with disabilities in teacher preparation programs. In this study, the authors review federal legislation for students with disabilities in higher education, present recent case law related to accommodating students with disabilities in college training programs with field components, and provide suggestions for faculty working with students with disabilities.
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Legal Responsibility, Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Student Needs, College Faculty, Federal Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Civil Rights Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; No Child Left Behind Act 2001