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ERIC Number: EJ879021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
Supporting Families of Young Children with Disabilities: Examining the Role of Administrative Structures
Epley, Pamela; Gotto, George S., IV; Summers, Jean Ann; Brotherson, Mary Jane; Turnbull, Ann P.; Friend, Anna
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v30 n1 p20-31 2010
This article presents findings from two early intervention agencies examining how administrative structures affect providers' ability to serve families of young children with disabilities. Based on previous research identifying three administrative structures (i.e., vision/leadership, organizational climate, and resources), this article illustrates the relationship between administrative structures, provider practices, and family supports and services. Findings include (a) the role of administrators' knowledge and vision influencing provider practices, (b) the importance of organizational climates that foster partnership and peer support for implementing and evaluating practices, (c) the effects of resource allocation decisions on family supports and services, and (d) the need for accountability to ensure effective practices and family supports and services. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A