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Martin, Suzanne M.; Little, Joyce; Miller, Katie; Gourwitz, Jillian – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2014
Special education administrators play a critical role in the implementation of successful inclusion in diverse, standards-based environments. They provide the vision and leadership necessary to guide educators in both general and special education as they deliver instructional programs to meet the needs of diverse students with disabilities.…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Special Education, Leadership Training, Administrators
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Liu, Kristin; Barrera, Manuel – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2013
English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities are a growing part of the K-12 school population and will be included in the next generation of accountability assessments, just as they are now included in state assessments. These learners have some unique characteristics and may demonstrate their knowledge and skills in particular ways because…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Disabilities, Second Language Learning
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Connor, David J. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
Highly politicized educational reforms in New York City have seen special education become marginalized as a casualty of the accountability movement. There is a liminal space between "old" and "new" ways where special education administrators find themselves as they consider their roles and responsibilities in continuing to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Special Education, Administrators
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Donder, Daniel J. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2011
The role of the school administrator as an instructional leader has had a long history. However, today this role is more important than ever as high stakes testing has increased the level of accountability for all educators. Districts across the country be they urban, suburban, or rural are scraping for every dollar and at the same time many…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrators, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers
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Thompson, Anne Louise – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2011
At the 2011 Office of Special Education Leadership Mega Conference in Crystal City, VA, demographer Jim Johnson, of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the University of North Carolina, discussed the changing demographics of the US, coining one of his six observations on the changes ahead as the "silver tsunami…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Leadership, Special Education, Leaders
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Passman, Bruce – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2008
Over the years, the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) has searched for mechanisms to share information that is important and helpful to the CASE membership. During the past year, CASE initiated the use of "Survey Monkey" as a mechanism to obtain information and opinions from the membership. This article shares some of the input…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Principals, Administrator Attitudes