ERIC Number: EJ948770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Establishing Special Education Programs: Experiences of Christian School Principals
Cookson, Gary; Smith, Samuel J.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v20 n3 p239-253 2011
This phenomenological study investigated the experiences of principals who initiated special education programs in Christian schools. Principals described efforts involved to effect changes in the school and noted difficulties in dealing with reluctant staff members. Principals described academic and social rewards of providing services and the satisfaction of parents who found it possible to send their children with special needs to a Christian school. A prominent theme evidenced in this study was the spiritual change in the school as all students interacted and cared for each other.
Descriptors: Parochial Schools, Christianity, Principals, Special Education, Program Implementation, Research Methodology, Phenomenology, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Rewards, School Role, School Culture, Administrator Attitudes, Spiritual Development
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A