ERIC Number: EJ930329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Who's Who and What's What? Special Education Services for Foster Care Students
Palladino, John M.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v14 n1 p13-24 Mar 2011
This case describes the educational experiences of a foster care student named Chad. His foster parents and teacher notice educational deficits and express concern about gaps in the student's cumulative educational record. The principal and special education director must guide all constituents to adhere to special education mandates and at the same time promote an ethical disposition toward the newly enrolled student. The case provides an opportunity for preservice and inservice administrators to analyze a situation (foster care) for which they may not have any professional or personal experiences to inform their leadership. The use of Bronstein's theoretical model of interdisciplinary collaboration informs relevant discussion and analysis.
Descriptors: Foster Care, Educational Experience, Special Education, Parent School Relationship, Behavior Problems, School Law, Court Litigation, Inclusion, Individualized Education Programs, Grade 4, Grade 5, Leadership Effectiveness, Access to Information, Disabilities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
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