ERIC Number: ED448530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-7
Supervising Special Education Instruction: Does It Deserve a Special Place in Administrative Preparatory Programs?
Lowe, Mark A.; Brigham, Frederick J.
The role of the principal as the instructional leader is particularly important in special education because the principal's attitude toward special-education students, as well as his or her ability, or inability, to supervise their instruction, will ultimately determine the efficacy of the school's special-education services. Moreover, the delivery of special-education services, far more than general-education services, presents school divisions with a substantial risk of legal liability. Nevertheless, preservice administrators are not being adequately prepared to supervise the instructional methodologies of special educators. The following steps are recommended to address this problem: (1) preservice administrators should be required to complete coursework in special educational instructional methodologies; (2) inservice training similar to preservice training should also be provided to current site-based administrators; (3) instructional specialists should be incorporated in the supervisory program; and (4) quality in special education instruction needs to be emphasized. (Contains 6 pages of references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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