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ERIC Number: ED107073
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 21
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Special Education, Competency, and the Problem of Administration.
Schipper, William V.; Kenowitz, Leonard A.
To identify competencies necessary for state directors of special education, 66 competency statements in eight administrative categories were rated by a national sample of 128 state education agency personnel. Ss rated the amount of importance an "ideal" state director should place on each category and task and the importance actually placed on each item. Among findings were that state directors need improvement on 44 of the 66 competencies; that actual performance was rated higher on the lower priority categories; that the three greatest deficiency areas were evaluation, staff management, and development, and planning; and that state directors were rated better at special education tasks than general administrative tasks. Results had implications for the training and hiring of special education directors. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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