Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education

Author: Jean B. Crockett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136869689
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book brings together for the first time research informing leadership practice in special education from preschool through transition into post-secondary settings. It provides comprehensive coverage of 1) disability policy 2) leadership knowledge, 3) school reform, and 4) effective educational leadership practices. Broader in scope than previous books, it provides in-depth analysis by prominent scholars from across the disciplines of both general and special education leadership. Coverage includes historical roots, policy and legal perspectives, and content supporting collaborative and instructional leadership that support the administration of special education. Comprehensive – This is the first book to integrate the knowledge bases of special education and educational leadership as these fields impact school improvement and the performance of students with disabilities. Chapter Structure – Chapters provide a review of the knowledge base as well as recommendations for special education leadership and future research. Multicultural Focus – Addressing special education leadership within the context of a multicultural society, chapters incorporate content related to the diversity of families, teachers, and students. Expertise – Chapter authors have made significant contributions to the knowledge base in their specific areas of study such as educational policy, special education law and finance, school reform,, organizational management, and instructional leadership. This book is a reference volume for scholars, leaders, and policy makers and a textbook for graduate courses in special education, educational administration, and policy studies.

Transformational Leadership in Special Education

Author: Kirby Lentz
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610485130
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Transformational Leadership provides the reader with a background of meaningful and purposeful leadership, and the building blocks of the learning organisation. These concepts are applied to the values and the operation of the Individualised Education Program team so schools can demonstrate special education effectiveness.

The School Leader s Guide to Special Education

Author: Margaret J. McLaughlin
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542834
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Special education is often a confusing and expensive consideration of running a school. You have IEPs and BIPs in place, but are they really working? Find a refresher on the key legal rights of students with disabilities, along with methods for designing and implementing IEPs and BIPs that work, approaches to creating effective instruction and assessment practices, and opportunities for inclusion in the general education classroom.

Handbook of Special Education

Author: James M. Kauffman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131551768X
Format: PDF
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The purpose of the Handbook of Special Education is to help profile and bring greater clarity to the already sprawling and continuously expanding field of special education. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identify strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. The second edition has been fully updated throughout to take into account recent changes to federal laws as well as the most current academic research, and an entirely new section has been added on research methods in special education.

Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders

Author: Michelle D. Young
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135595011
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sponsored by the University Council of Educational Administration, this comprehensive handbook is the definitive work on leadership education in the United States. An in-depth portrait of what constitutes research on leadership development, this handbook provides a plan for strengthening the research-based education of school leaders in order to impact leadership’s influence on student engagement and learning. Although research-oriented, the content is written in a style that makes it appropriate for any of the following audiences: university professors and researchers, professional development providers, practicing administrators, and policy makers who work in the accreditation and licensure arenas.

Handbook of Arts Education and Special Education

Author: Jean B. Crockett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317210034
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Handbook of Arts Education and Special Education brings together, for the first time in a single reference volume, policy, research, and practices in special education and arts education synthesized to inform stakeholders across a broad spectrum of education. This handbook encompasses arts education for students with disabilities, from pre-K through transition to postsecondary education and careers as well as community arts education, with particular attention to conceptual foundations; research-based practices; professional standards; students’ cognitive, artistic, and social growth; career education; and future directions for research and practice in special education and arts education.

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership

Author: Fenwick W. English
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761929796
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The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership is a landmark work with contributions from 37 internationally renowned scholars covering an extensive range of issues confronting the field of educational leadership and administration. The Handbook reviews how leadership was redefined by management and organizational theory in its quest to become scientific, then looks forward to promising theories, concepts, and practices that show potential for development and application. This Handbook represents the establishment of a new tradition in educational leadership. It thoroughly covers a broad range of issues pertaining to curriculum leadership, supervision, teacher evaluation, budgeting, planning, school design, and issues facing the principalship and the superintendency in the United States.

The Gestalt of Leadership

Author: Peter Lorain
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475812701
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The Gestalt of Leadership is both conceptual and practical. It is a resource for those aspiring to and preparing for administration, or for personal professional growth by incumbent administrators. This book will be helpful to anyone interested in education and in providing leadership to it. The overall intent is to support those educators who work to realize the mission: to educate all children so that they all may become thoughtful, independent, successful and happy adults, ones who make positive contributions to the wellbeing of their community, their country, and their world. This book contains several concepts, theories, and components of effective and exemplary leadership. It includes the characteristics required for that leadership: leaned and innate. It then provides real-life examples to illustrate each of those qualities.

Handbook of Urban Education

Author: H. Richard Milner IV
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136206000
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume brings together leading scholars in urban education to focus on inner city matters, specifically as they relate to educational research, theory, policy, and practice. Each chapter provides perspectives on the history and evolving nature of urban education, the current education landscape, and helps chart an all-important direction for future work and needs. The Handbook addresses seven areas that capture the breadth and depth of available knowledge in urban education: (1) Psychology, Health and Human Development, (2) Sociological Perspectives, (3) Families and Communities, (4) Teacher Education and Special Education, (5) Leadership, Administration and Leaders, (6) Curriculum & Instruction, and (7) Policy and Reform.