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ISBN-13 9780132982399ISBN-10 0132982390
ISBN-10 0132996324ISBN-13 9780132996327
Author(s): Gloria D. Campbell-Whatley; James E. Lyons
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 288

Pre- and in-service special and general education leaders get a comprehensive overview of the issues and challenges they face, along with viable options for choosing and implementing effective practices, resolving problems, and developing policies that work.

Readable, practical, authentic, and not overly theoretical, this book focuses on helping practicing and future school leaders—in both general and special education—deal with the unique problems and issues they face day to day as they lead and administer special education programs and serve students with disabilities and their families. Recognizing the challenges involved in deciphering the federal statutes and regulations that govern special education, the authors present the material in a manner that lets the reader “cut to the chase” and readily get the gist of pertinent issues that relate to special education.

A vignette opening each chapter reflects a typical issue that a principal or special education director is likely to encounter in a school setting. The chapter then provides a comprehensive discussion of the issue, citing relevant statutes and regulations where appropriate to give readers the background information they need to understand that specific issue. Legal, practical, and logistical issues are covered, along with issues relating to sensitivity, fairness, and empathy and parental perceptions.