ERIC Number: ED228781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The School Principal and Special Education: Basic Functions for Principals Who Have Special Education Programs in Their Schools with Competencies Needed to Perform the Role.
Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.
The booklet outlines characteristics and competencies needed by principals in schools serving special education students. Traits of empathy, integrity, honesty, creativity, and imagination are among those considered. Competencies (in terms of knowledge, values and attitudes, and performance) are listed for seven functions: to promote and represent the developing trends and issues which affect special education programs in schools; to foster and participate in constructive staff development; to observe, evaluate, and support the development of appropriate, instructive learning environments; to communicate about assessment programs and methods; to plan, implement, and evaluate organizational structures which permit cooperative processes and relationships with school, home, and community; to oversee architectural consideration; and to assure that issues affecting special education students are understood by political representatives and legislators. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.