ERIC Number: ED455624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
A Principal's Guide to Special Education.
Bateman, David; Bateman, C. Fred
This book discusses special education for students with disabilities and the role of the principal in meeting the needs of students with disabilities. An introductory chapter lists strategies to assist principals in improving the working conditions of special education teachers, how a principal can be the chief advocate for the special education program, and how principals can enhance the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classrooms. It also discusses how principals can improve the use of a building and make it accessible to all students and how principals can encourage the inclusion of students with disabilities in extracurricular activities. Following chapters address: (1) federal laws affecting special education, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); (2) the Individualized Education Program and the principal's role; (3) discipline of students with disabilities and requirements under IDEA; (4) evaluation of students with disabilities; (5) the history of inclusion, federal regulations governing inclusion, and the continuum of alternative placements; (6) classroom accommodations for elementary students with disabilities; (7) classroom accommodations for secondary students with disabilities; (8) due process in special education; and (9) selecting and evaluating special education staff. An appendix lists additional resources for each chapter. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Principals, School Administration, Special Education Teachers, Student Placement, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Selection
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.