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ERIC Number: ED547793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 212
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2675-3522-1
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Examining the Perceptions of Secondary School General Education Administrators Regarding the Supervision and Management of Special Education Programs
Flores, Christine M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Illinois State University
This dissertation includes a report of the results of a quantitative and qualitative research project that examined the perceptions of 58 secondary general education administrators regarding the supervision and management of special education programs in their buildings. Data were gathered through an online survey that requested participants to rate their confidence levels that targeted special education standards were being implemented in their buildings. In addition, they were asked to identify how the role of the special education administrator influenced their roles and responsibilities in the supervision and management of special education programs. Participants were also asked to identify critical skills needed for the supervision and management of special education programs. Finally, the participants were asked to reflect on current challenges that impacted their supervision and management responsibilities. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and a constant comparative method of analysis. Findings revealed that a majority of the participants had some level of confidence that the targeted standards were being implemented. In addition, they identified that the role of a special education administrator was highly valued and influenced their ability to implement supervision and management practices. They identified critical skills in the areas of knowledge, personnel, and programming that impacted their ability to supervise and manage special education programs in their buildings. Finally, they identified challenges related to a lack of knowledge, appropriate supervision and evaluation of personnel, time, and resources. The findings of this study are consistent with findings in relevant literature and outcomes from case law and due process decisions. These findings will contribute to a small body of literature related to secondary administrators and the supervision and management of special education programs. Limitations of the study were identified and recommendations for further research and practice are discussed. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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