ERIC Number: ED367118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Tourgee, Barbara, Comp.; DeClue, Linda, Comp.
Principal Letters: Practices for Inclusive Schools, v9 Fall 1992
This issue of a quarterly publication for school principals discusses the role of principals in providing inclusive education for all students, including those with disabilities. It offers practical information on the following topics: goals in meeting the needs of special education students; effective principal behaviors in leading special education; methods of encouraging acceptance of special education students by their peers; methods of incorporating special education into the school-centered decision making model; ways to improve attendance of special education students; how principals can facilitate cooperation between regular and special education; determining what classroom techniques are effective with mainstreamed students; what behavior management strategies to use with students who have emotional disabilities; ways to help parents accept their child's special education placement; involving parents in their child's schooling; support services available for parents; improving the effectiveness of general education teachers with special education students; the appropriateness of community-based instruction; determination of the least restrictive environment; legal implications of mainstreaming for general education staff; the use of finite resources to satisfy an infinite number of special education needs; differences between integration, mainstreaming, and inclusion; a rationale for identifying students for special education and then including them in regular education classrooms; and the need for staff development. (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Disabilities, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Legal Responsibility, Mainstreaming, Parent School Relationship, Principals, Program Administration, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Administration, Student Behavior, Student Placement
National Academy/CASE, Indiana University, Smith Research Center-100A, 2805 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47405 ($25, single issue; full year subscription, $79.95. Published quarterly).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.; National Academy on the Principalship in Special Education, Bloomington, IN.