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Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education

Edited by: Jean B. Crockett , Bonnie S. Billingsley , Mary Lynn Boscardin

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415872805
eBook ISBN: 9780203837313
Adobe ISBN: 9781136869693

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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Leadership for Student Performance in an Era of Accountability Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Conceptual and Historical Foundations of Special Education Administration Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Expanding the Leadership Framework Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Developing Educational Leaders for the Realities of Special Education in the 21st Century Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Special Education Law for Leaders and Administrators of Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Financing Education for Children with Special Needs Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Special Education and School Choice Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Disability, Difference, and Justice Download PDF
Chapter  9:  System-Wide Leadership for Culturally-Responsive Education Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Inclusive School Reform Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Collaborative Decision-Making in Multicultural Contexts Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Leadership and Collaboration in Home-School Partnerships Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Building Trust and Responding to Conflict in Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Leading to Improve Teacher Effectiveness Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Teacher Quality and Effectiveness in an Era of Accountability Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Leadership and Instruction Download PDF
Chapter  17:  School Leadership and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Responsive Instructional Leadership for Early Intervention  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Leadership for Transition to Postsecondary Settings Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Challenges for Leaders in the Not-So-New Era of Standards Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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