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Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Benner, Gregory – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2020
Extended school year (ESY) services refer to those special education services received by students during the summer break. These services are needed for those students who receive special education services who would otherwise regress and not readily recoup skills when returning to school. Identifying students who should receive extended school…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Extended School Year, Special Education, Identification
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Fan, Chung-Hau; Gallup, Jennifer L.; Bocanegra, Joel O.; Wu, I-Chen; Zhang, Yanchen – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2019
Little is known about how current special education administration preparation standards are perceived by special education personnel. This survey examined the perceived importance of the Council for Exceptional Children's most current standards for special education administration competencies from the perspectives of current special education…
Descriptors: Special Education, Administrators, Job Skills, Administrator Education
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Miller, Kevin J. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2018
In this article, the author interviewed five former colleagues who were retired special education administrators about their careers and perspectives during the spring of 2012. They all worked for a regional education agency in Pennsylvania. The interviews revealed many challenges, from physical exhaustion to a changing organizational culture.…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Administration, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes
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Steinbrecher, Trisha D.; Fix, Robert; Mahal, Stephanie A.; Serna, Loretta; McKeown, Debra – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2015
School administrators are responsible for classroom teacher observations and annual evaluations. As emphasis on student achievement and teacher effectiveness intensifies, school administrators must be able to differentiate between effective and ineffective special educators and the use of evidence based versus nonevidence based teaching practices…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Knowledge Level
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Miller, Kevin J. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2015
Lacking expertise in a specific subject area or with a specific disability does not mean that administrators cannot effectively supervise teachers who do have this expertise. After all, one could argue that good teaching is good teaching regardless of the subject area or disability category (Kaufman & Badar, 2014). However, the more…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Supervision
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Martin, Suzanne M.; Little, Joyce; Miller, Katie; Gourwitz, Jillian – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2014
Special education administrators play a critical role in the implementation of successful inclusion in diverse, standards-based environments. They provide the vision and leadership necessary to guide educators in both general and special education as they deliver instructional programs to meet the needs of diverse students with disabilities.…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Special Education, Leadership Training, Administrators
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Liu, Kristin; Barrera, Manuel – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2013
English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities are a growing part of the K-12 school population and will be included in the next generation of accountability assessments, just as they are now included in state assessments. These learners have some unique characteristics and may demonstrate their knowledge and skills in particular ways because…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Disabilities, Second Language Learning
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Connor, David J. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
Highly politicized educational reforms in New York City have seen special education become marginalized as a casualty of the accountability movement. There is a liminal space between "old" and "new" ways where special education administrators find themselves as they consider their roles and responsibilities in continuing to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Special Education, Administrators
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Donder, Daniel J. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2011
The role of the school administrator as an instructional leader has had a long history. However, today this role is more important than ever as high stakes testing has increased the level of accountability for all educators. Districts across the country be they urban, suburban, or rural are scraping for every dollar and at the same time many…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrators, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers
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Carter, Susan J. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2011
Research on the extent of stress and burnout among special education administrators is not as well developed as research on the extent of stress and burnout among teachers. This study utilized the Maslach Burnout Inventory to determine levels of stress and burnout among administrators of special education. Results indicated administrators of…
Descriptors: Fatigue (Biology), Teacher Burnout, Special Education, Administrators
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Thompson, Anne Louise – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2011
At the 2011 Office of Special Education Leadership Mega Conference in Crystal City, VA, demographer Jim Johnson, of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the University of North Carolina, discussed the changing demographics of the US, coining one of his six observations on the changes ahead as the "silver tsunami…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Leadership, Special Education, Leaders
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Boscardin, Mary Lynn; Weir, Kerry; Kusek, Christopher – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2010
Unlike data that show that all states require credentials for special education teachers, national data indicate that only 27 states require licensure/certification/endorsement as an administrator of special education. The titles used by states to identify the local director of special education include administrator of special education, director…
Descriptors: Credentials, State Programs, Continuing Education, Degree Requirements
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Passman, Bruce – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2008
Over the years, the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) has searched for mechanisms to share information that is important and helpful to the CASE membership. During the past year, CASE initiated the use of "Survey Monkey" as a mechanism to obtain information and opinions from the membership. This article shares some of the input…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Lange, Cheryl M.; Rhim, Lauren Morando; Ahearn, Eileen M. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2008
Charter schools, although a stage for potential educational reform and innovation, remain subject to federal laws regarding the education of students with disabilities. As they intersect with federal law, the variance of state charter laws and policy surrounding the provision of special education creates a challenging context for helping charters…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Federal Legislation, State Officials, Disabilities
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Thomas, Nancy – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2007
Leadership in schools matters today more than ever, since school leaders are faced with leading schools through an era of profound social change that has required fundamental rethinking of what schools do and how they do it. The challenges facing educational leadership have grown tremendously in recent years because of increased public…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Instructional Leadership, Special Education, Administrators
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