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ERIC Number: ED517480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 154
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-1821-8
The Role of the Principal in Special Education Decisions and Programming
Thompson, Harriet L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This study addresses the preparedness of principals in ensuring the success of special education programs. Current research and literature confirm that principals play a critical role in the success of special education programs, teacher retention in special education, and legal compliance of special education programs. How well prepared a principal is to make accurate and effective decisions regarding the education of all students depends to a great degree on the quality of his or her pre-professional preparation and experiences. Principals from ten suburban, urban, and rural school districts in central Indiana were surveyed in regards to their education, preparation, and pre-professional experience with special education. Survey responses were analyzed, coded, and categorized to determine their relationship to each other and to the research questions being asked. A second analysis and coding of the collected responses was done to add details and descriptors to the category information. The categories and questions were then analyzed in relationship to the questions and used to explain the results of the study. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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