ERIC Number: EJ925532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
A Blueprint for Developing Culturally Proficient/Responsive School Administrators in Special Education
Bakken, Jeffrey P.; Smith, Beverly A.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v9 n1 p33-46 2011
This article addresses the important topic of culturally proficient/responsive school administrators for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students with learning disabilities (LD). Culturally proficient/responsive school administrators with knowledge and strong leadership skills in multicultural education are essential to impact school change. Key factors--social organization, commitment, vision, leadership roles, etc.--impacting school administration effectiveness are discussed. The perspective of schools as (a) professional learning communities, (b) culturally proficient/responsive school administrators, and (c) principals and leaders who work cohesively with general and special educators is advocated. Lastly, the role of culturally proficient/responsive principals and the implementation of IDEIA requirements are discussed.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Learning Disabilities, School Administration, Administration, Social Organizations, Educational Change, Special Education Teachers, Leadership, Principals, Administrators, Special Education, Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Federal Legislation, Models, Teaching Methods, Educational Improvement, Cultural Pluralism
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site: http://www.ldam.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004