ERIC Number: EJ1169046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Perceptions Matter: Administrators' Vision of Instruction for Students with Severe Disabilities
Roberts, Carly A.; Ruppar, Andrea L.; Olson, Amy J.
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v43 n1 p3-19 Mar 2018
School administrators play an important role in shaping teaching and learning. However, very little is known regarding how school administrators perceive instruction for students with severe disabilities and how those perceptions shape expectations and visions for instruction. Semistructured interviews were used to interview 12 administrators responsible for evaluating teachers of students with severe disabilities across a variety of educational settings. The interviews were designed to ascertain administrators' perceptions about teachers' expertise and their ideal vision of instruction for students with severe disabilities. Findings highlight administrators' varying visions of instruction, which reveal the ways these visions might influence their expectations for teachers and students. Implications for inclusion and instructional practices are discussed.
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Severe Disabilities, Inclusion, Qualitative Research, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teaching Methods, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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