ERIC Number: ED337892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
A Nationwide Survey of School Administrator Training Program Provisions and Awareness of Certification Requirements for Administrator Competency in Special Education and Special Education Law.
Hirth, Marilyn A.; Valesky, Thomas C.
Results of a nationwide survey that examined requirements of university administrator education programs for developing competence in the areas of special education and special education law are presented in this paper. Surveys mailed to department chairs at 123 universities elicited 66 responses, a 54 percent response rate. Findings indicate that universities are confused about endorsement requirements and do not adequately prepare administrators to confront special education issues. In light of the Regular Education Initiative, a movement to integrate regular and special education that would hold principals accountable for special education programs, it is important that administrators comprehend the regulatory requirements and pertinent case law. Three figures are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (45th, Fargo, ND, August 11-16, 1991).