What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-17
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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Updated to address recent federal mandates, this new edition provides principals with information on accessing the general curriculum, standardized testing, and individualized education plans.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
About the Author
Introduction: What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education
Five Things Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education
Creating Quality Special Education: Understanding the Basics of Special Education
What Is an Appropriate Education?
The Least Restrictive Environment
Who Is Eligible for Special Education?
Procedural Safeguards - "The Law in Special Education"
Other Important Laws Affecting Students With Disabilities
Legal Issues and Assessing Students With Disabilities
Other Federal Disability Laws
Understanding the Differences Among Federal, State, and Local Special Education Requirements
Creating Quality Special Education: The Foundations
A New Model of Special Education
Access to the General Education Curriculum
Understanding Accommodations
Developing Standards-Based IEPs
Promoting Positive Behavior or How to Avoid the Discipline Problem
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Building Strong Parent and Family Connections
Creating Quality Special Education: The Context
Adopt Evidence-Based Practices
What Are Evidenced-Based Practices?
The Importance of Using Published Research
Quality of Evidence
Data-Based Decision Making
Creating Shared Responsibility for Students With Disabilities
Collaboration Between General and Special Educators
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