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SE-5005 v3

Module 1 Lesson 2 Resources

The Law and Special Education

Yell, M. L. (2018). The law and special education (5th ed.). Pearson Education Inc.

Read Chapter 4. This chapter examines the four parts of IDEA (Parts A, B, C, and D) and the core principles of the law. You will also examine funding mechanisms and enforcement and monitoring rules.  The information in this chapter will be helpful in creating your assignment. 

Read the Appendix.  Use the charts on these pages to help understand the changes that were made to IDEA in 2004.  Each change has a title and section reference, a category of change, and a brief description of how the 2004 change impacts special education services. Topics such as homeless children, Limited English Proficiency, highly qualified teacher credentials, and other changes may help you brainstorm ideas for your Signature Assignment.

Exceptional Learners: An Introduction to Special Education

Hallahan, D. P., Kauffman, J. M., & Pullen, P. C. (2023). Exceptional learners: An introduction to special education (15th ed.). Pearson. 

Read Chapter 1 (pp. 2 - 19)

This chapter provides you with a valuable look at the history and origins of special education, including legislation and litigation that have influenced the field. This provides a useful overview before you begin studying specific cases.

Access the Redshelf books from your course, in the Getting Started module or from the Bookshelf link, on the top navigation bar.

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