Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education
An Administrator’s Guide to Building Inclusive Schools
Practical and forward-thinking, Developing Teacher Leaders in Special Education is the administrator's essential guide to growing special educator leadership in any school, district, or program. Special educators need to be flexible, proactive, and collaborative – qualities that make them uniquely suited to roles in school leadership – but these skills are often overlooked when choosing effective teacher leaders. Featuring helpful tips and detailed examples to demonstrate the concepts in action, this book breaks down the qualities that special educators can bring to your school leadership team and explores how you can leverage those skills to create a more inclusive and successful community.
Table of Contents
1. Teacher Preparation 2. Teacher Leadership 3. Using Data 4. Data-Based Individualization 5. Instructional Expertise 6. Adaptive Expertise 7. Collaboration 8. Advocacy Appendix A. Special Education Resources Appendix B. Implementation Resources
Daniel M. Maggin is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.
Marie Tejero Hughes is Professor of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.