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ERIC Number: EJ1088826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1525-1810
Preparing Urban Special Education Leaders: What Works
Martin, Suzanne M.; Little, Joyce; Miller, Katie; Gourwitz, Jillian
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v27 n1 p26-34 Mar 2014
Special education administrators play a critical role in the implementation of successful inclusion in diverse, standards-based environments. They provide the vision and leadership necessary to guide educators in both general and special education as they deliver instructional programs to meet the needs of diverse students with disabilities. (Voltz & Collins, 2010, p. 70). The National Urban Special Education Leadership Initiative (NUSELI) Program is a federally funded doctoral leadership project created to address the critical need for highly qualified doctoral-level urban school district special education administrators who possess both the research-validated knowledge and skills and the practical wisdom to develop, implement, and evaluate exemplary programs, practices, and services for students with disabilities. This article describes the conceptual framework of NUSELI, why it is needed, 12 key components of NUSELI that lead to success, and how urban school districts can translate these components into a viable professional development program for school leaders and aspiring school leaders.
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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