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ERIC Number: EJ1134113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
Cultivating a Community of Effective Special Education Teachers: Local Special Education Administrators' Roles
Bettini, Elizabeth; Benedict, Amber; Thomas, Rachel; Kimerling, Jenna; Choi, Nari; McLeskey, James
Remedial and Special Education, v38 n2 p111-126 Mar-Apr 2017
Evidence of the powerful impact teachers have on student achievement has led to an intensive focus on cultivating effective teachers, including special education teachers (SETs). Local special education administrators (LSEAs) share responsibility for cultivating effective SETs throughout their districts. However, the roles LSEAs play in this process have not been clearly defined through research. This qualitative investigation used grounded theory methods to examine how LSEAs in the Victoria School District, a high-performing, inclusive district, described their roles cultivating a district-wide community of effective SETs. The findings have implications for districts' efforts to cultivate effective SETs systemically and for future research on effective district-level leadership for special education.
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Language: English
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