Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education
Edited by Jean B. Crockett, Bonnie Billingsley, Mary Lynn Boscardin
Routledge – 2012 – 400 pages
This book brings together for the first time research informing leadership practice in special education from preschool through transition into post-secondary settings. It provides comprehensive coverage of 1) disability policy 2) leadership knowledge, 3) school reform, and 4) effective educational leadership practices. Broader in scope than previous books, it provides in-depth analysis by prominent scholars from across the disciplines of both general and special education leadership. Coverage includes historical roots, policy and legal perspectives, and content supporting collaborative and instructional leadership that support the administration of special education.
Comprehensive – This is the first book to integrate the knowledge bases of special education and educational leadership as these fields impact school improvement and the performance of students with disabilities.
Chapter Structure – Chapters provide a review of the knowledge base as well as recommendations for special education leadership and future research.
Multicultural Focus – Addressing special education leadership within the context of a multicultural society, chapters incorporate content related to the diversity of families, teachers, and students.
Expertise – Chapter authors have made significant contributions to the knowledge base in their specific areas of study such as educational policy, special education law and finance, school reform,, organizational management, and instructional leadership.
This book is a reference volume for scholars, leaders, and policy makers and a textbook for graduate courses in special education, educational administration, and policy studies.
I. The Context and Development of Leadership for Special Education Section I Introduction 1. Leadership for Student Performance in an Era of Accountability Martha L. Thurlow, Rachel F. Quenemoen, and Sheryl S. Lazarus 2. Conceptual and Historical Foundations of Special Education Administration Barbara Pazey and James R. Yates 3. Expanding the Leadership Framework: An Alternate View of Professional Standards Mary Lynn Boscardin and Carl Lashley 4. Developing Educational Leaders for the Realities of Special Education in the 21st Century Jean B. Crockett II. Leadership, Policy and School Reform Section II Introduction5. Special Education Law for Leaders and Administrators of Special Education Mitchell L. Yell, Susan S. Thomas, and Antonis Katsiyannis 6. Financing Education for Children with Special Needs Preston Green, Bruce Baker, and Matthew J. Ramsey 7. Special Education and School Choice: A Special Leadership Challenge Julie Mead and Preston Green 8. Disability, Difference, and Justice: Strong Democratic Leadership for Undemocratic Times Thomas Skrtic III. Collaborative Leadership for Special Education in Multicultural Contexts Section III Introduction9. System-wide Leadership for Culturally-Responsive Education Elizabeth Kosleski and Jennifer J. Huber 10. Inclusive School Reform: Distributed Leadership across the Change Process Bonnie Billingsley 11. Collaborative Decision-Making in Multicultural Contexts John Hoover, Amy Eppolito, Janette Klingner, and Leonard Baca 12. Leadership and Collaboration in Home-School Partnerships Beth Harry 13. Building Trust and Responding to Conflict in Special Education Barbara J. Lake and Art Stewart IV: Instructional Leadership and the Evaluation of Educational Outcomes Section IV Introduction 14. Leading to Improve Teacher Effectiveness: Implications for Practice, Reform, Research, and Policy Donald Deshler and Jake Cornett 15. Teacher Quality and Effectiveness in an Era of Accountability: Challenges and Solutions in Special Education? Mary Brownell, Bonnie S. Billingsley, James McLeskey, and Paul Sindelar 16. Leadership and Instruction: Evidence-based Practices in Special Education Bryan G. Cook and Garnett J. Smith 17. School Leadership and School-wide Positive Behavior Support George Sugai, Breda V. O’Keeffe, Robert H. Horner, and Timothy J. Lewis 18. Responsive Instructional Leadership for Early Intervention Patricia Snyder, Crystal D. Crowe, and Robert Crow 19. Leadership for Transition to Postsecondary Settings David W. Test, Valerie L. Mazzotti, and April L. Mustian V: Challenges for Educational Leaders Section V Introduction20. Challenges for Leaders in the Not-so-New Era of Standards Margaret J. McLaughlin, Amy F. Smith, and Tracy G. Wilkinson
Jean B. Crockett (Ph.D University of Virginia) is Professor and Director of the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida.
Bonnie S. Billingsley (Ed.D. Virginia Tech) is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Mary Lynn Boscardin (Ph.D. University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Student Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.