ERIC Number: ED417912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
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Who's in Charge Here? Leadership in Rural Special Education.
Morgan, Robert L.; Whorton, James E.; Cruzeiro, Patricia A.
Inclusionary schools occur through purposeful leadership, and the principal is the key to lead others through the process of change. This pilot study surveyed 155 principals of small rural schools in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming to gather information about the ways in which principals administer special education programs in their buildings. The principals responded to a 42-item survey questionnaire on a 5-point scale. The questions assessed the extent of the principal's involvement in various administrative, evaluative, and supportive tasks related to special education. Four tables break down the administrative positions of participants, position by highest degree, position by number of special education courses completed, and percentage of time spent in selected activities. A final table presents number of responses, mean score, and standard deviation for each questionnaire item. Results indicate that these principals are incorporating learners with disabilities within the leadership functions listed. The complete questionnaire is included. (SAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska; South Dakota; Wyoming