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ERIC Number: ED459524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 115
Abstractor: N/A
School Leader's Guide to Special Education. Essentials for Principals[TM].
Patterson, Jean
This guide is intended to help school leaders make sense of special education as they blend knowledge of effective education practice with knowledge of the law to develop and maintain the best program for all students. Because knowledge of the law is a must for today's principals, the law is used to provide a structure for discussion. Information is included about how to implement it effectively. For example, the chapter on discipline contains information on schoolwide discipline models that have been used successfully in many elementary schools. Each chapter has practical material that can be adapted easily for use in the school, such as parent information pieces and forms. There is also material to help the school leader provide leadership when forging connections between regular- and special-education school staff, resulting in enhanced support for all children in the school and for each other. Critical concepts are highlighted throughout the book to aid in focusing on especially important information. This guide ends with a list of online resources for teachers, parents, and administrators and a glossary of legal terms. (Contains 89 references.) (RT)
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 (Order #ESE, $24.95). Tel: 800-386-2377 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-396-2377 (Toll Free); Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
Note: "With Nancy Protheroe."