This searchable database contains bibliographic information for literature (research-based and policy/practice) relating to dispute resolution in special education.

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Restorative Practice in Special Education Dispute Resolution

This publication provides readers with information about the history and origins of Restorative Justice, before discussing the current application of Restorative Practice in educational settings. Next, we highlight the unique challenges parents and educators face while engaging in the planning...Learn more

State Due Process Hearing Systems Under the IDEA: An Update

Abstract As part of its structure of cooperative federalism, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act delegates to the states implementation, within broad specifications, of administrative adjudication systems. In light of the centrality of these systems of dispute resolution and the limited...Learn more

The Individual Education Plan: A Parents’ Perspective

[abstract] “The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the perceptions of parents of special education students regarding the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and process. A total of 168 parents or guardians of sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade middle school special education students...Learn more