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

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Conflict resolution in the schools: A manual for educators.

Based on material developed by the National Institute for Dispute Resolution (NIDR), this practical resource guide shows principals, district administrators, counselors, and teacher educators how to diagnose conflicts, handle difficult confrontations, and implement appropriate mediation and problem...Learn more

Family-school conflict: implications for the family.

Family responses to family-school conflicts may be manifested in family interaction and/or work performance and are influenced by numerous factors including socioeconomic status, child's grade level, family structure, cultural background, financial or structural stress, and rigidity of functioning...Learn more

Optional IDEA alternative dispute resolution.

This In-Depth Policy Analysis is the result of findings based on a survey sent to all special education units of state education agencies. The survey requested information about the use of 10 alternative dispute resolution processes not specifically required under IDEA, the extent of their use, and...Learn more

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