Effective Management of Special Education Programs: A Handbook for School Professionals

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  • ISBN-13: 9780807732595
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1993
  • Pages: 160

Table of Contents

1 Managing Special Education Programs 1
Role of the Administrator of Special Education 2
Administrative Structure of Special Education Service Delivery 6
Eligibility and Termination of Eligibility 7
Summary 18
2 Assessment of the Instructional Program 19
Program Evaluation 20
An Assessment Model 28
Judging Evaluation Proposals and Reports 30
Legal Standards of Program Adequacy 32
Summary 35
3 Managing the Human Element 36
Leadership in Special Education 37
Personnel Issues 41
Staff Development 46
Summary 48
4 Team Decision-making 50
The Multidisciplinary Team Meeting 51
Team Composition 52
Role of the Parents 53
Team Decisions 53
Improving the Decision-making Process 61
Summary 65
5 Planning and Budgeting for Special Education 66
Costs the School District is Responsible For 68
Schools as Social Systems 71
Types of Decision Making in Budget Planning 73
Planning Process in Budgeting 76
Obtaining, Managing, and Auditing Federal Funds 81
Summary 84
6 Legal Aspects of Management in Special Education 85
Special Education Legislation 86
Administrative Due Process and Judicial Review 89
Selecting an Attorney 96
Areas of Future Concern 97
Summary 98
An Annotated Bibliography of Legal Resources 99
Epilogue: Reorganizing Special Education for the Twenty-first Century 103
School Reform: The Second Wave 104
School Reform in the 1980s 105
Implications for School Organization in the Twenty-first Century 108
Education for All Children 111
Appendix 113
Form A: Letter Requesting Permission to Evaluate 113
Form B: Request for Permission to Evaluate 114
Form C: Notice of Rights of Parents and Children 114
Form D: Notice of Evaluation Team Meeting 115
Form E: Letter Accompanying Individualized Education Program 116
Form F: Request for Permission to Re-evaluate 117
Form G: Teacher Assessment 118
Form H: Classroom Performance Inventory 120
Form l: Pre-referral Modifications 123
Form J: Special Education Evaluation Summary 125
Form K: Cumulative Chart of Pupil Progress 126
Form L: Progress Report 127
Form M: Sample Entrance-Exit Policy 128
References 131
Index 137
About the Authors 145
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