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

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A mediation strategy for special education disputes.

Addresses the successes and challenges associated with mediation in special education disputes in Missouri. Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in June 1997 and National Association of State Disorders of Special Education's studies on mediationLearn more

ADA Mediation Standards

The ADA Mediation Guidelines for mediation providers are the product of a national Work Group convened to develop mediation practice Guidelines unique to conflicts arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act.Learn more

ADR: To be or…?

Article analyzes success of mediation, arbitration, summary jury trials in general. Most studies cited did not relate to special ed mediation but might be useful to inform methodology of future studies. Article reports some data on special ed mediations, finding higher correlation with parental...Learn more

Alternative dispute resolution: Panacea or anathema?

Article consists of mostly early theory about effectiveness of mediation. Author believes that special ed. disputes are one of the more appropriate contexts for mediation. Cites Singer & Nace study and states that special ed. mediation is successful in resolving the majority of these disputes,...Learn more

Analysis of Special Education Mediations in Texas, 2006-08

The purpose of this study was to explore variables which might influence the frequency of Texas special education mediations used for dispute resolution. Variables such as district size, location, economic level, and the State Accountability Rating were investigated and evaluated. In order to...Learn more

Collaboration and conflict resolution in education.

Presents guidelines for resolving conflicts between educators and parents. Participants should seek different perspectives, not "truths," consider the common ground, define an effective problem-solving procedure, adopt ground rules for discussion, address issues, identify interests and positive...Learn more

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

Considerations for mediating with people who are culturally deaf.

Today in America, 28 million people experience hearing loss. This article presents an approach and issues that should be considered when working with a discrete subset of this population -- individuals who identify as members of Deaf culture. The practitioner should remain aware, however, that the...Learn more

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