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Handbook of leadership and administration for special education

Author: Jean B Crockett; Bonnie S Billingsley; Mary Lynn Boscardin
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
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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. It provides in-depth analysis by prominent scholars from across the disciplines of both general  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean B Crockett; Bonnie S Billingsley; Mary Lynn Boscardin
ISBN: 9780415872805 0415872804 9780415872812 0415872812 9780203837313 0203837312
OCLC Number: 659750826
Description: xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Section I: The context and development of leadership for special education: introduction --
1. Leadership for student performance in an era of accountability / Martha L. Thurlow, Rachel F. Quenemoen, and Sheryl S. Lazarus --
2. Conceptual and historical foundations of special education administration / Barbara L. Pazey and James R. Yates --
3. Expanding the leadership framework: an alternate view of professional standards / Mary Lynn Boscardin and Carl Lashley --
4. Developing educational leaders for the realities of special education in the 21st century / Jean B. Crockett --
Section II: Leadership, policy, and school reform: introduction --
5. Special education law for leaders and administrators of special education / Mitchell L. Yell, Susan S. Thomas, and Antonis Katsiyannis --
6. Financing education of children with special needs / Bruce D. Baker, Preston C. Green, III, and Matthew J. Ramsey --
7. Special education and school choice: a special leadership challenge / Julie F. Mead and Preston C. Green, III --
8. Disability, difference, and justice: strong democratic leadership for undemocratic times / Thomas M. Skrtic --
Section III: Collaborative leadership for special education in multicultural contexts: introduction --
9. System-wide leadership for culturally-responsive education / Elizabeth Kozleski and Jennifer J. Huber --
10. Inclusive school reform: distributed leadership across the change process / Bonnie S. Billingsley --
11. Collaborative decision-making in multicultural contexts / John J. Hoover [and others] --
12. Leadership and collaboration in home-school partnerships / Beth Harry --
13. Building trust and responding to conflict in special education / Barbara J. Lake and Art Stewart --
Section IV: Instructional leadership and the evaluation of educational outcomes: introduction --
14. Leading to improve teacher effectiveness: implications for practice, reform, research, and policy / Donal D. Deshler and Jake Cornett --
15. Teacher quality and effectiveness in an era of accountability: challenges and solutions in special education? / Mary T. Brownell [and others] --
16. Leadership and instruction: evidence-based practices in special education / Bryan G. Cook and Garnett J. Smith --
17. School leadership and school-wide positive behavior support / George Sugai [and others] --
18. Responsive instructional leadershp for early intervention / Patricia A. Snyder, Crystal D. Crowe, and Robert Crow --
19. Leadership for transition to postsecondary settings / David W. Test, Valerie L. Mazzotti, and April L. Mustian --
Section V: Challenges for educational leaders: introduction --
20. Challenges for leaders in the not-so-new era of standards / Margaret J. McLaughlin, Amy F. Smith, and Tracy G. Wilkinson.
Responsibility: edited by Jean B. Crockett, Bonnie Billingsley, Mary Lynn Boscardin.

Abstract:

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. 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 that illustrates the use of collaborative learning in the administration of special education. --from back cover.

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