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Baker, Daniel J.; Feil, Edward G. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2000
A survey of 46 agencies providing residential support to persons with disabilities examined their capacity to support persons with disabilities who present challenging behaviors. Two independent variables (organizational stability and administrative leadership) and four dependent variables (staff structures, staff training, measurement systems,…
Descriptors: Administration, Agencies, Behavior Problems, Disabilities
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Bochner, Sandra; Pieterse, Moira – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
Attitudes of preschool directors (N=591) in New South Wales, Australia, toward mainstreaming of students with disabilities and relevant competencies required of teachers were surveyed via questionnaire. Results indicated greatest optimism concerning the mainstreaming of students with mild disabilities. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Soto, Gloria; Hetzroni, Orit – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1993
This paper highlights the historical, social, and legal aspects of Spain's movement to integrate special education students. Differences in constitutional and legislative foundations as well as in practical mainstreaming efforts and professional roles between the U.S. and Spain are noted. Educators are warned to not uncritically replicate other…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Kienas, Kenneth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
This article reports on a one-year networking program designed to increase the leadership of school principals in special education. Results of evaluation questionnaires and interviews with a sample of participants indicate heightened levels of awareness of special education "best practices," with indirect effects on programs for…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education