Legal aspects of due process hearings in the state of North Carolina, 1978-1984

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kenneth A. Wilson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: The purposes of this study were, first, to determine the impact of the procedural safeguards mandated by Public Law 94-142—Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, and, second, to examine the opinion of the North Carolina Exceptional Children Program administrators on the effects of due process hearings in North Carolina schools. The following six factors were selected for direct examination: incidence factors; precipitating factors; initiating factors; decision factors; factors that relate to the characteristics of the children, and factors that concerned time, cost, characteristics of the parents; and comments from program administrators for exceptional children. Key court decisions in the history of exceptional children were presented along with the influencing rationale for each case. Scholarly opinion was sought and presented from legal periodicals and the general literature. Due process hearings in North Carolina were studied and an analysis was done based on the six factors used in the study. A series of survey questions were developed and reviewed by a selected group of educators. One hundred forty-two school systems were surveyed and sixty-two North Carolina due process hearings were analyzed. One Hundred and six of the school systems in North Carolina participated in the study.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Children with disabilities $x Education $x Law and legislation $z North Carolina
Due process of law $z North Carolina

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