Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education

This book brings together for the first time research informing leadership practice in special education from preschool through transition into post-secondary settings.

Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education

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.

Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education

In J. B. Crockett, B. S. Billingsley, & M. L. Boscardin (Eds.), Handbook of leadership and administration for special education (pp. 239–259). New York, NY: Routledge. DiPaola, M. F., Tschannen-Moran, M., & Walther-Thomas, C. (2004).

Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education

The Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education brings together research informing practice in leading special education from preschool through transition into postsecondary settings. The second edition of this comprehensive handbook has been fully updated to provide coverage of disability policy, historical roots, policy and legal perspectives, as well as effective, collaborative, and instructional leadership practices that support the administration of special education. It can be used as a reference volume for scholars, administrators, practitioners, and policy makers, as well as a textbook for graduate courses related to the administration of special education.

Handbook of Special Education

Mixed method investigations reinforce the importance of the comprehensive gathering of evidence that informs evolving research questions that probe the traits and characteristics of special education administrative leaders.

Handbook of Special Education

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.

Special Education Leadership

Developing educational leaders for the realities of special education in the 21st century. In J. B. Crockett, B. S. Billingsley, & M. L. Boscardin (Eds.), Handbook of leadership and administration for special education (pp. 52–66).

Special Education Leadership

Integrating coverage of the most important knowledge base, research, and practice in the field, this book prepares educators for the challenging role of special education leader. Special Education Leadership provides leaders with tools to review programs, implement special education law, and build special education programs that effectively supervise and support teachers. Grounded in theory, this book also includes best practice for day-to-day operations, such as issues of teaching and learning, personnel selection and evaluation, basic financial management, working with parent relations, mental health issues, and legal matters related to special education. Full of advice from practitioners, end-of-chapter questions, and coverage of emerging trends, this book helps prepare special education administrators and supervisors to survive the pressures of working with students with disabilities while supporting appropriate services and preventing litigation.

Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education

Why is there a need for strong leaders and administrators of special education? Who benefits from well-prepared leaders ... leadership in special education. In J. M. Kauffman & D. P. Hallahan (Eds.), Handbook of special education (pp.

Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education

Building and supporting effective special education programs School leaders and special educators are expected to be experts on all levels and types of special education law and services, types of disability, and aspects of academic and functional programming. With the increasing demands of the job and the ever-changing legal and educational climate, few feel adequately prepared to meet the demands. Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education helps you build and support timely, legally sound, and effective special education services and programs. Readers will find: the most up-to-date information on how to effectively implement special education programs, processes, and procedures examination of a wide variety of issues, from developing and implementing individual education programs (IEPs) that confer a free appropriate public education, Section 504, least restrictive environment (LRE), and successfully collaborating with parents, to issues regarding accountability, staffing, bullying, early childhood special education, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), evidence-based practices, transition, discipline, and the school-to-prison pipeline extensive references and resources

Rethinking Inclusion and Transformation in Special Education

Conceptualizing principal leadership for effective inclusive schools. In Handbook for leadership and administration for special education (2nd ed.). Routledge. Blandford, S. (2013). The impact of 'Achievement for All'on school ...

Rethinking Inclusion and Transformation in Special Education

Diversity creates a rich environment for ideas to evolve into new and more refined forms. This pedagogical approach can help students to appreciate and value all forms of diversity and enrich learning. There is a need for administrators in education to institute policies that will support diversity and inclusion within special education classrooms. Rethinking Inclusion and Transformation in Special Education explores the latest findings on how children learn by discussing global policies and educational practices, considering professional expectations, establishing parent relationships that enhance communication, creating an effective learning environment that meets all students’ needs, and using technology wisely. Covering topics such as language development promotion, school leadership practices, and long-term skill support, this book is essential for special education teachers, diversity officers, school administrators, instructional designers, curriculum developers, academicians, researchers, and upper-level students.

General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change

Inclusive school reform: Distributed leadership through the phases of change. In J. B. Crockett, B. S. Billingsley, & M. L. Boscardin (Eds.), Handbook of leadership and administration for special education (pp. 170À190).

General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change

This volume will address the most current perspectives and issues related to general and special education inclusion and will be written by leaders in the field with particular expertise in this area. This volume will be an excellent resource for special educators, administrators, mental health clinicians, school counsellors, and psychologists.

Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education

An Administrator's Guide to Building Inclusive Schools Daniel M. Maggin, Marie Tejero Hughes ... In J. B. Crockett, B. Billingsley, & M. L. Boscardin (Eds.), Handbook of leadership and administration for special education (2nd ed., pp.

Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education

Practical and forward-thinking, Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education is the administrator's essential guide to growing special educator leadership in any school, district, or program. Special educators need to be flexible, proactive, and collaborative – qualities that make them uniquely suited to roles in school leadership – but these skills are often overlooked when choosing effective teacher leaders. Featuring helpful tips and detailed examples to demonstrate the concepts in action, this book breaks down the qualities that special educators can bring to your school leadership team and explores how you can leverage those skills to create a more inclusive and successful community.

Empowering Formal and Informal Leadership While Maintaining Teacher Identity

Inclusive school reform: Distributed leadership across the change process. In J. B. Crockett, B. S. Billingsley, & M. L. Boscardin (Eds.), Handbook of leadership and administration for special education (pp. 170–190).

Empowering Formal and Informal Leadership While Maintaining Teacher Identity

Teacher leadership remains at the forefront of conversations in teacher education, with discussions on recruitment, retention, and effectiveness. Teachers are at the core of schooling, and the roles they assume and types of leadership they engage in are multi-dimensional. Teacher leadership comes in many shapes and definitions. In this sense, both opportunities and challenges exist in teacher leadership. While national competencies continue to define dispositional and knowledge base for teacher leaders, there is still work to be done to define and add to the body of scholarship on this topic. Teacher leadership opportunities provide development for teachers as a key retention strategy; however, role ambiguity presents challenges in how to empower teachers for formal and informal roles of leadership while maintaining the teacher identity. Empowering Formal and Informal Leadership While Maintaining Teacher Identity provides a comprehensive look at the opportunities and challenges of teacher leadership, drawing on research and practice that add to the body of knowledge for teacher leadership, which is a niche in education that differs from educational administration. Highlighted topics within this book include models for teacher leadership, teacher education, types of leadership roles, the development and retention of teacher leaders, and leadership across different types of school districts. This book is ideally designed for inservice and preservice teachers, administrators, teacher educators, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in teacher leadership roles and the way in which teacher identity is maintained in relation to these other leadership positions.

Assessment for Intervention

... transforming the dual system of general and special education administration to a system of leadership that supports the use of ... Bass & Stodgill's handbook of leadership: Theory, research, and managerial applications (3rd ed.).

Assessment for Intervention

Problem-solving assessment is an essential component of multi-tiered systems of support such as response to intervention (RTI) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). This authoritative work provides a complete guide to implementing a wide range of problem-solving assessment methods: functional behavioral assessment, interviews, classroom observations, curriculum-based measurement, rating scales, and cognitive instruments. Prominent experts demonstrate the key role of assessment throughout the process of supporting at-risk students, from identifying academic and behavioral problems to planning and monitoring interventions. Several chapters include reproducible forms that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Reflects current education policy and best practices. *Seminal chapter on problem solving by Stanley Deno has been updated with a revised model. *All chapters now discuss assessment in the context of multi-tiered systems of support. *Chapter on working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners. *Chapter on graphing student data. See also Response to Intervention, Second Edition, which provides step-by-step guidelines and practical tools for implementing RTI school-wide.

Accessibility and Diversity in Education Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

In J. M. Kauffman & D. P. Hallahan (Eds.), Handbook of special education. New York, NY: Routledge. Crockett, J. B., Becker, M. K., & Quinn, D. (2009). Reviewing the knowledge base of special education leadership and administration from ...

Accessibility and Diversity in Education  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Education is a necessary foundation for improving one’s livelihood in today’s society. However, traditional learning has often excluded or presented a challenge to students with visual, physical, or cognitive disabilities and can create learning gaps between students of various cultures. It is vital that learning opportunities are tailored to meet individual needs, regardless of individual disabilities, gender, race, or economic status in order to create more inclusive educational practices. Accessibility and Diversity in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines emerging methods and trends for creating accessible and inclusive educational environments and examines the latest teaching strategies and methods for promoting learning for all students. It also addresses equal opportunity and diversity requirements in schools. Highlighting a range of topics such as open educational resources, student diversity, and inclusion barriers, this publication is an ideal reference source for educators, principals, administrators, provosts, deans, curriculum developers, instructional designers, school boards, higher education faculty, academicians, students, and researchers.

Assessment for Intervention Second Edition

A case of distributed leadership: Middle school transformation beyond initial transition. ... In J. B. Crockett, B. S. Billingsley, & M. L. Boscardin (Eds.), The handbook of leadership and administration for special education.

Assessment for Intervention  Second Edition

Problem-solving assessment is an essential component of multi-tiered systems of support such as response to intervention (RTI) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). This authoritative work provides a complete guide to implementing a wide range of problem-solving assessment methods: functional behavioral assessment, interviews, classroom observations, curriculum-based measurement, rating scales, and cognitive instruments. Prominent experts demonstrate the key role of assessment throughout the process of supporting at-risk students, from identifying academic and behavioral problems to planning and monitoring interventions. Several chapters include reproducible forms that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition Reflects current education policy and best practices. Seminal chapter on problem solving by Stanley L. Deno has been updated with a revised model. All chapters now discuss assessment in the context of multi-tiered systems of support. Chapter on working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Chapter on graphing student data. See also Response to Intervention, Second Edition, by Rachel Brown-Chidsey and Mark W. Steege, which provides step-by-step guidelines and practical tools for implementing RTI schoolwide.

Resources in Education

The shift to the new paradigm is seen in increased parental and community participation in education , increased efforts at inclusion for all students , and a drive toward participatory leadership administration .

Resources in Education


Leaders and Leadership in Education

... sharing and sacrifice', in Rayner, S. and Ribbins, P. (eds), Headteachers and Leadership in Special Education. ... D., Hallinger, P. and Hart, A. (eds), International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration Part 2.

Leaders and Leadership in Education

`Leaders and Leadership in Education makes a significant contribution to improvement literature. It will challenge school managers taking headship and leadership qualifications, or any reader with a serious interest in reconceptualising leadership for learning' - TES Friday Magazine `Leaders and Leadership in Education is a well-documented account of how leadership has been studied and therefore presented. For academic readers it is valuable as an insightful and critical text' - Journal of In-Service Education `Helen Gunter's book makes a significant contribution to the existing literature on leadership in education.... For anyone who has an interest in current thinking about leadership and in reconceptualizing leadership for learning, this book will be of great interest' - Educational Research Leadership within educational settings is widely regarded as essential for organizational effectiveness and the improvement of learning outcomes. Through an extensive review of theory and practice, Helen M Gunter explores the contested field of leadership studies. She describes and critiques the different contributions made by: - critical studies - education management - school effectiveness - school improvement Leadership is examined as function, as behaviour and as leadership relationship, from students as leaders, through to headteachers. The author provides an up-to-date review of current thinking about leadership, which challenges the reader to engage with and develop alternative ways of thinking about their own leadership. This book is essential reading for practitioners on Masters and EdD courses and NPQH/LPSH training, and for anyone committed to teaching and learning.

Handbook of School Improvement

The book is filled with excellent and useful information and serves as both a concise summary of focal points for principals as well as a resource for additional information." —Kari Dahlquist, Principal Creek Valley Elementary School, ...

Handbook of School Improvement

Learn how successful principals make a difference in their school’s performance! Based on a ground-breaking study and numerous firsthand accounts, this illuminating book captures unique perspectives from 20 outstanding principals, representing a wide range of urban and rural schools. This resource includes: The nine personal characteristics that help principals lead high-performing schools Practical strategies for balancing both administrative responsibilities and instructional leadership Guidance on using a systems-development approach to support excellence at every level Discussion of the use of research and data for school improvement Tips and suggestions from effective principals, along with recommended resources for further learning

Jsl Vol 4 N6

Introduction to Special Education: Teaching in an Age of Challenge. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Smith, S. C. and P. K. Piele. 1989. School Leadership: Handbook for Excellence. University of Oregon: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational ...

Jsl Vol 4 N6

The Journal of School Leadership is broadening the conversation about schools and leadership and is currently accepting manuscripts. We welcome manuscripts based on cutting-edge research from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological orientations. The editorial team is particularly interested in working with international authors, authors from traditionally marginalized populations, and in work that is relevant to practitioners around the world. Growing numbers of educators and professors look to the six bimonthly issues to: deal with problems directly related to contemporary school leadership practice teach courses on school leadership and policy use as a quality reference in writing articles about school leadership and improvement.

Promoting Equity in Schools

Ethical leadership and decision making in education: Applying theoretical perspectives to complex dilemmas (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. ... Centering educational administration: Cultivating meaning, community and responsibility.

Promoting Equity in Schools

Around the world, countries are searching for ways of making their schools more effective for all children and young people. This book offers a new way of thinking about how to address this challenge. It sees improvement as requiring a collective effort that involves contributions from all members of a school community. Crucial to this is the idea of ethical leadership. Promoting Equity in Schools is written by a team of academic researchers who had a most unusual opportunity to work with a network of schools over three years, experimenting to find more effective ways of including hard to reach learners. Bringing together practitioner knowledge and ideas from research carried out from a variety of perspectives, the authors provide rich accounts of what happened when the schools attempted to become more inclusive and fairer. In so doing, they throw light on the challenges this presents for school leaders. The accounts presented in the book are located in Queensland, Australia, where the school system faces significant difficulties in relation to equity that resonate with similar difficulties around the world. These difficulties relate to policies that emphasize high-stakes testing and school choice, which tend to promote increased segregation, to the particular disadvantage of young people from low income and minority backgrounds. The arguments presented suggest that even where worrying policies are in place, with leadership driven by a commitment to equity, schools can still find space to develop more equitable ways of working.

The Jossey Bass Reader on Educational Leadership

A principal's guide to special education (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Council for Exception Children. Bays, D. A., & Crockett, J. D. (2007). Investigating instructional leadership for special education. Exceptionality, 15(3), 143-161 .

The Jossey Bass Reader on Educational Leadership

The newest edition of the bestselling book on educationalleadership This expanded and thoroughly updated edition of the popularanthology contains the articles, book excerpts, and seminal reportsthat define and drive the field of educational leadership today.Filled with critical insights from bestselling authors, educationresearch, and expert practitioners, this comprehensive volumefeatures six primary areas of concern: The Principles ofLeadership; Moral and Trustworthy Leadership; Culture and Change;Leadership for Learning; Diversity and Leadership; The Future ofLeadership. Offers a practical guide for timeless and current thinking oneducational leadership Includes works by Peter Senge and Tom Sergiovanni From Jossey-Bass publishers, a noted leader in the fields ofeducation and leadership This important resource includes relevant and up-to-datearticles for leaders today on gender, diversity, globalperspectives, standards/testing, e-learning/technology, andcommunity organizing.

Special Education and Globalisation

Bolton, C. L. (2011). Metanoia in educational leadership: An alternative perspective for school leadership. In F. W. English (Ed.), Sage handbook of educational leadership: Advances in theory, research, and practice (2nd ed., pp.

Special Education and Globalisation

Special Education and Globalization illustrates the way in which inclusive education has become the dominant discourse across Europe and the wider international context. Contributions to this book highlight the tensions evident within each jurisdiction, related to the construction of disability within specific historical and cultural antecedents. These tensions often involve the relationship between official policy discourses and grassroots practices based on the assumptions of classroom practitioners who may have strong views on individual deficits. Parents and voluntary organisations may also have an interest in asserting the ‘specialness’ of specific conditions which require provision outside the mainstream. Finally, the emergence of new bureaucratic structures in an era of heightened national and individual competition often run counter to the ethos of co-operation which informs inclusive practice. This book was originally published as a special issue of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

Global Leadership for Social Justice

Special education administration at a crossroads: Availability, licensure, and preparation of special education ... In M. D. Young, G. M. Crow, J. Murphy & R. T. Ogawa (Eds.), Handbook of research on the education of school leaders (pp.

Global Leadership for Social Justice

Global Leadership For Social Justice: Taking It From The Field To Practice proposes perspectives for conceptualizing the preparation of leaders for social justice and equity-oriented work in schools. Although faculty in the field of education have prepared thousands of school leaders, and the research continues to expand, limited research exists regarding how to prepare leaders for social justice work in schools, especially considering international contexts. This book builds on extant empirical and theoretical work in the area of educational leadership, and deepens understanding of what leading for social justice and equity-oriented work looks like within diverse schools.