The Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education brings together research informing practice in leading special education from preschool through transition into postsecondary settings. The second edition of this comprehensive handbook has been fully updated to provide coverage of disability policy, historical roots, policy and legal perspectives, as well as effective, collaborative, and instructional leadership practices that support the administration of special education. It can be used as a reference volume for scholars, administrators, practitioners, and policy makers, as well as a textbook for graduate courses related to the administration of special education.
Table of Contents
Section I: Setting the Context and Development of Leadership for Special Education Section I Introduction Chapter 1: Leadership to Improve Student Outcomes Martha L. Thurlow, Rachel F. Quenemoen, and Sheryl S. Lazarus Chapter 2: Conceptual and Historical Foundations of Special Education Administration Barbara L. Pazey and James R. Yates Chapter 3: Expanding the Leadership Framework to Support Socially Just Special Education Policy, Preparation, and Standards Mary Lynn Boscardin and Carl Lashley Chapter 4: The Preparation of Leaders for Special Education in the 21st Century Jean B. Crockett Section II: Leadership, Policy and School Reform Section II Introduction Chapter 5: Special Education Law for Leaders and Administrators of Special Education Mitchell L. Yell, James G. Shriner, Susan S. Thomas, and Antonis Katsiyannis Chapter 6: Financing Education for Children with Special Needs Bruce D. Baker, Preston C. Green III, and Matthew J. Ramsey Chapter 7: Special Education and School Choice: A Special Leadership Challenge Julie F. Mead and Preston C. Green III Chapter 8: Disability, Difference, and Justice: Strong Democratic Leadership for Undemocratic Times Thomas M. Skrtic & Kimberly M. Knackstedt Section III: Collaborative Leadership for Special Education in Multicultural Contexts Section III Introduction Chapter 9: System-wide Leadership for Culturally-Responsive Education Elizabeth Kozleski Chapter 10: Leadership for Inclusive Schools: 1995-2015 Bonnie Billingsley and Amanda Banks Chapter 11: Collaborative Decision-Making in Multicultural Contexts John J. Hoover and Leah Teeters Chapter 12: Leadership and Collaboration in Home-School Partnerships Beth Harry and Lydia Ocasio-Stoutenburg Chapter 13: Building Trust and Responding to Parent-School Conflict Barbara J. Lake, Bonnie S. Billingsley, and Art Stewart Section IV: Instructional Leadership and the Evaluation of Educational Outcomes Section IV Introduction Chapter 14: Leading Change to Improve Inclusive Teaching and Learning: How the Law Supports Evolving Practice in Professional Development, Leadership, and Administration Jake Cornett, Kimberly M. Knackstedt, and Donald D. Deshler Chapter 15: Conceptualizing Principal Leadership for Effective Inclusive Schools Bonnie S. Billingsley, James McLeskey, and Jean B. Crockett Chapter 16: Special Education Teacher Effectiveness in an Era of Reduced Federal Mandates and Increasing Teacher Shortages Mary T. Brownell, Elizabeth Bettini, Daisy Pua, David Peyton, and Amber E. Benedict Chapter 17: Leadership and Instruction: Evidence-based Practices in Special Education Bryan G. Cook, Natalie K. Haggerty, and Garnett J. Smith Chapter 18: School Leadership and School-wide Positive Behavior Support George Sugai, Breda V. O’Keeffe, Robert H. Horner, and Timothy J. Lewis Chapter 19: Responsive, Practice-focused Leadership for Early Intervention Patricia A. Snyder, Crystal D. Bishop, and Robert Crow Chapter 20: Leadership for Transition to Post-Secondary Settings David W. Test, Valerie L. Mazzotti, and April L. Mustian Section V: Challenges for Educational Leaders Section V Introduction Chapter 21: The Search for Equality of Educational OpportunityMargaret J. McLaughlin and Jamey Burho Chapter 22: Special Education Teacher Evaluation: Examining Current Practices and Research Nathan Jones and Allison Gilmour Chapter 23: Engaging Evaluation to Transform, Build, and Sustain Special Education Programs and Services Mary Lynn Boscardin and Katherine G. Shepherd
Jean B. Crockett is Professor and former Director of the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida. She is an experienced school principal and special education administrator.
Bonnie Billingsley is Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech. She has provided leadership for special education as a department chair at two universities and as an administrator in K-12 schools.
Mary Lynn Boscardin is Professor in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, President of the Council for Exceptional Children (2019), and Editor of the Journal of Special Education Leadership.