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ERIC Number: EJ1002399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Disciplining Students with Disabilities
Burton, Janieth
Principal Leadership, v13 n3 p36-39 Nov 2012
Discipline in schools can be difficult, especially when dealing with students with disabilities. In fact, Clash (2006) reported that working with students with disabilities under stringent legal demands has become a source of stress for many principals. The typical principal has not received extensive preservice or inservice training in this area. Farley and MacKay (1999) recommended that course work in the principal certification curriculum should include identifying the legal boundaries of disciplining students with special needs. When effective behavior plans are combined with the proper use of manifestation determination procedures, the principal can manage disciplinary concerns within legal guidelines and with integrity. Principals can become even more empowered when they increase their knowledge base through preservice preparation and inservice training in special education procedures that address behavior management and discipline issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A