Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Swedlow, Brendon

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Political Science

LCSH

United States Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004||Students with disabilities--Education--Law and legislation||Political science||Law||Special education

Abstract

The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) is a piece of federal legislation that directs schools and districts to provide students with disabilities a "free appropriate public education." It contains numerous legal tools that parents can use to compel schools to develop appropriate educational programming for their children. But does parent-initiated legal action actually cause schools and districts to change their behavior? And if so, does the change in behavior affect the educational outcomes of students with disabilities? This dissertation attempts to answer those questions and determine whether law influences organizational behavior and if it does, whether it positively influences outcomes.

Comments

Advisors: Brendon Swedlow.||Committee members: Rebecca Hannagan; Mitch Pickerill.

Extent

289 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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