ERIC Number: EJ722323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Special Education and Private Schools: Principals' Points of View
Taylor, Shanon S.
Remedial & Special Education, v26 n5 p281-296 Sep-Oct 2005
Principals of private schools were questioned about the practices of their schools regarding students with special needs. This mixed-design study was a part of a larger study to determine the current state of special education services in private schools in Tennessee. Initial demographic information on schools was gathered and analyzed by a quantitative survey. Open-ended questions regarding the mission of the schools, admissions and continued enrollment policies, and strengths and weaknesses of the schools as they pertained to serving students with special needs were presented in a questionnaire. The results indicate that leadership style may play a role in the acceptance of students with special needs in private schools. More research is needed due to the push for school choice through the No Child Left Behind Act and state voucher programs.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Instructional Leadership, Special Education, Institutional Characteristics, Private Schools, Principals, Leadership Styles, Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Administrator Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001