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ERIC Number: ED553509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 85
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3030-7726-5
Support for Special Education Administrators: A Framework for Building and Sustaining Capacity
Adams, James S.
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, Alliant International University
Research supports evidence indicating a nationwide concern that administrative training programs are not meeting the needs of Special Education Administrators. Additionally, researchers suggest that the need to have well prepared special education administrators (SEAs) is greater now than ever before and the demand for SEAs exceeds the supply of qualified individuals. The Confidential Coaching Program (CCP) posits a model based on the concept of coaching to support Special Education Administrators who enter the position with little or no specialized training in special education administration. The CCP offers an option to support SEAs to develop, improve, or hone particular competencies. The process is voluntary. The CCP uses external coaches to provide the utmost confidentiality, which is sought after in the SEA position. The CCP delivery is in a format that best meets the SEAs needs which may be face-to-face meetings, teleconference, or any combination. The CCP team is comprised of experienced professionals who have specialization in certain areas needed in the occupation of a SEA. What makes CCP unique is that it incorporates a system for matching the coach to the SEA based upon the completion of the initial needs assessment meeting. In essence, CCP provides an individualized learning plan for the SEAs based on confidentiality, trust, authenticity, active listening, and empathy. A professional brochure provides a framework on how the Confidential Coaching Program supports SEAs. The brochure delineates the competencies, rooted in research, that SEAs are expected to have within their repertoire. [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
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Language: English
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