Exploring The Evolution Of Special Education Practices A Systems Approach

Author: Joe Ifeanyi Monye
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483600661
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Exploring the history of disability and special education practices from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century indicates similar ideas and similar human approaches that have developed independently over time. People who survived the eugenics movement were placed in asylums and segregated special schools. In Europe and America, the general systems theory has been applied as a "logico-mathematical" discipline to include students of all special needs categories in their placements and education. The systems approach to special education practices has evolved from a historical model of diagnoses and cures to the biological and ecological models, integrating technology as the driving force in implementing curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

How To Prevent Special Education Litigation

Author: Regina Umpstead
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774154
Size: 78.73 MB
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It is essential that today’s educators and school leaders are more informed about the legal rights and entitlements of students with disabilities. This resource provides eight easy-to-implement lesson plans on special education law that require no legal knowledge and can be facilitated by school principals, special education directors, teachers, or university instructors. In short one-hour sessions, participants learn by engaging in practical activities instead of only passive reading about the law. All of the lessons utilize actual situations that have led to expensive litigation and each includes the following sections: Introduction for Facilitators; Materials Needed; Background, Purpose, and Objectives of the Lesson; Hook; Activity; Questions for Conversation; Test Your Knowledge; and Additional Resources. This one-of-a-kind book will help schools and districts reduce the time and energy devoted to dealing with violations of the law, resolving parental complaints, correcting errors by school employees, and more. Book Features: A focus on important special education legal issues occurring in schools today. Field-tested lesson plans that can be adopted by schools nationwide because they are based on federal law. Everything needed to teach the lessons, including materials, scripts, interactive activities, and discussion questions. Measurable objectives and assessments to ensure the participants have learned the intended content of the lesson. “School boards spend far too much money on special education litigation—funds that could better be used to provide educational services to children. This book provides a workable framework for school administrators to give their staff the knowledge needed to make legally-correct decisions and avoid costly litigation.” —Allan Osborne, Former Principal, Snug Harbor Community School, Quincy, MA

Parents And Families Of Students With Special Needs

Author: Vicki A. McGinley
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506315992
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Parents and Families of Students With Special Needs: Collaborating Across the Age Span teaches students the skills they need to effectively collaborate with parents and families to ensure a child's success in the classroom. Authors Vicki A. McGinley and Melina Alexander’s text takes a lifespan approach with a special emphasis on the critical transition points in a child’s life. Information is provided on what can be seen at each stage of an individual with disabilities’ development, and addresses concerns and needs that families may have during these unique phases of growth. Chapters written by professors and professionals who are also parents of students with special needs bring a diverse range of voices into the narrative. The authors provide an in-depth discussion of how parents and families are affected by particular disabilities, family system theory, the laws that affect individuals with disabilities, and assessments for individuals with disabilities.

Human Resources Administration For Educational Leaders

Author: M. Scott Norton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412957591
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A comprehensive and research-based text detailing the important relationship between school administration and human resources administration. "The author provides [students] with specific strategies for navigating the treacherous waters of personnel selection, development, retention, and removal. I wish I had the book when I began my work as Director of Personnel." —Zach Kelehear University of South Carolina Human Resources Administration for Educational Leaders balances theory and pedagogy to demonstrate the historical evolution of the human resources function in education, the link between human resources and organizational effectiveness, and the new trends in human resources accountability. Key Features and Benefits: Provides students with samples of the tools that practicing HR administrators use for planning, recruiting, interviewing, selecting, evaluating, compensating, and developing staff personnel Dedicates separate chapters to areas often neglected in other texts: collective bargaining, human resources responsibility for classified personnel, accountability, and organizational climate and the human resources function Features engaging simulations in the form of case studies and critical questions to help students apply the concepts to practice Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries Instructors' Resources on CD-ROM includes a test bank, sample syllabi, PowerPoint slide presentations, and more. Contact SAGE to request your copy. Meet the author! http://coe.asu.edu/elps/faculty/norton.php

Best Practices Best Thinking And Emerging Issues In School Leadership

Author: William Owings
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761978633
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Featuring the leading figures in educational leadership, this resource presents research and key considerations to assist in making decisions about new programs and directions for your school.

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Publisher: Public Policy Instit. of CA
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Section 504 Of The Rehabilitation Act Students With Disabilities

Author: Karen Norlander
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 1935609289
Size: 22.70 MB
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This newly updated six-page laminated reference guide is an indispensible tool for school administrators and educators that outlines key features of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the federal law that entitles students with disabilities (SWD) to free and appropriate public education (FAPE), including specialized instruction and related services, or special education. Author Karen Norlander, Esq., details the requirements schools must meet according to the law, and presents a chart comparing Section 504 and IDEA.

The School Superintendent

Author: Theodore J. Kowalski
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321797
Size: 44.38 MB
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The School Superintendent: Theory, Practice, and Cases is the essential guide to succeeding as a superintendent or as an administrator in another district-level position. Comprehensive in both theory and practice, this textbook and reference guide examines the role and responsibilities of school district administration in professional, social, philosophical, and political frames, while balancing perspectives of rewards and challenges commonly expressed by school superintendents. Important topics covered include the emerging role of superintendent as communicator, the changing conditions in districts and schools, inadequate funding for public schools, and the treatment of policy administration, leadership roles, and community involvement. Fully updated, the Third Edition provides: greater emphasis on the challenges facing novice superintendents; new material on strategic planning and visioning; new and expanded coverage of contemporary issues such as inadequate district funding and social challenges; additional figures, tables, key terms, and other helpful learning tools; and more.

The Law And Special Education

Author: Mitchell L. Yell
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131106703
Size: 12.88 MB
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The second edition of one of the top special education law books in the field acquaints readers with the legal development and current legal requirements of special education. The book includes new information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Special Education K-12 Teachers and Administrators.