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ERIC Number: EJ916091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 124
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Leadership Dynamics Promoting Systemic Reform for Inclusive Service Delivery
Scanlan, Martin
Journal of School Leadership, v19 n6 p622-660 Nov 2009
This article presents a multicase study of two systems of schools striving to reform service delivery systems for students with special needs. Considering these systems as institutional actors, the study examines what promotes the understanding and implementation of special education service delivery within a system of schools in a manner that strengthens the capacity of schools to welcome students with special needs. Key findings illustrate how central office support and relationships across horizontal, vertical, and diagonal dimensions mediate efforts to reorient organizations, establish policy coherence, provide instructional leadership, and maintain the focus on reform. The article concludes with implications across school sectors for policies and practices that promote inclusive service delivery for students with special needs. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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