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ERIC Number: ED438108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Leadership in Rural School Districts: Where Is the Superintendent?
Hooper, H. H., Jr.
Gaining insight into rural school superintendents' concerns about serving special needs students in inclusive classrooms could help minimize problems in implementing this change. A survey using the Change Facilitator's Stages of Concerns Questionnaire was mailed to superintendents in all 708 rural school districts in Texas; 484 responses were received. Combining all three stages of implementation, 92.7 percent of the districts reported they were actively engaged with inclusion. Findings suggest that rural school superintendents wanted to know more about the "how-tos" of implementation, were not concerned about working with others to facilitate implementation, and were thinking about possible alternatives to inclusion. Superintendents' concerns were not affected by school district size or the proportion of special needs children in the total student population, but were affected by the stage of implementation in their district. (CDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Texas