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Bakken, Jeffrey P.; Smith, Beverly A. – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 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…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Learning Disabilities, School Administration, Administration
Thacker, Teresa D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are an emerging form of professional learning used nationwide as a means for educators to focus on job-embedded learning. Extensive qualitative data have been compiled regarding the perception of educators and PLCs. However, little quantitative research has been conducted regarding the academic achievement…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Special Education
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Clark, Mary Kristen; Flynn, Perry – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2011
Purpose: We reflect on Alan Kamhi's (2011) prologue on balancing certainty and uncertainty as it pertains to school-based practice. Method: In schools, rational thinking depends on effective team processes, much like professional learning communities. We consider the conditions that are required for rational thinking and how rational team dialogue…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Thinking Skills, Attitudes, Decision Making