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Shealy, Monika Williams; Sparks, Cristina Washington; Thomas, Nehemiah – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
Much of the research on social justice and equity in special education has centered on examining the persistent problem of disproportionate representation in special education and the implications of this problem for the educational experiences of learners from diverse backgrounds, particularly African Americans. Yet, outside this ongoing dialogue…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Charter Schools, Disabilities, Advocacy
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Todd, Anne W.; Horner, Robert H.; Berry, Dorothy; Sanders, Carol; Bugni, Michelle; Currier, Allison; Potts, Nicky; Newton, J. Stephen; Algozzine, Bob; Algozzine, Kate – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
Team-Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) is an approach for organizing school team meetings to improve identification of targeted problems, use of data in the development of solutions, and development of implemented action plans. TIPS has been demonstrated in single-case and randomized controlled trial studies to improve the effectiveness of teams to…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Behavior, Problem Solving, Teamwork
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Waldron, Nancy L.; McLeskey, James; Redd, Lacy – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2011
Many schools are currently faced with the difficult task of including increasing numbers of students with disabilities and improving academic outcomes for these and other students who struggle to learn academic content. Recent research has shown that the principal is the key to ensuring that a school meets both of these goals and is both inclusive…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Pugach, Marleen C.; Winn, Judith A. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2011
Co-teaching and various forms of team teaching are common in today's schools but have rarely been viewed in relationship to supporting novice special education teachers. Personal compatibility is consistently reported as a key factor in the success of co-teaching. Special educators who co-teach often take a backseat role in the general education…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Mainstreaming, Teacher Collaboration
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Collins, Jeanne – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2007
The author recently left her position as special services director in an urban school district in Vermont, a state that embraces inclusion for students with disabilities, to accept the position of superintendent of schools in the same district. The new job requires overseeing the educational mission of six elementary schools, two middle schools, a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle Schools, Disabilities, Special Education
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Stevenson-Jacobson, Rita; Jacobson, John; Hilton, Alan – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2006
Educational leadership is ranked as the primary variable associated with effective schools. A number of studies have examined the role of principals and the skills needed for administering special education programs. Other research studies identified important knowledge and skills principals should have in relation to special education. In an…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Administration, Principals, Administrator Attitudes