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ERIC Number: EJ925532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
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.
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004