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.
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.
1. Leadership for Student Performance in an Era of Accountability 2. Conceptual and Historical Foundations of Special Education Administration 3. Expanding the Leadership Framework: An Alternate View of Professional Standards 4. Developing Educational Leaders for the Realities of Special Education in the 21st Century 5. Special Education Law for Leaders and Administrators of Special Education 6. Financing Education for Children with Special Needs 7. Special Education and School Choice: A Special Leadership Challenge 8. Disability, Difference, and Justice: Strong Democratic Leadership for Undemocratic Times 9. System-wide Leadership for Culturally Responsive Education 10. Inclusive School Reform: Distributed Leadership for Inclusive Schools 11. Collaboration in Multicultural Contexts 12. Leadership and Collaboration in Home-School Partnerships 13. Building Trust and Negotiating Conflict in Special Education 14. Leading to Improve Teacher Effectiveness: Implications for Practice, Reform, Research, and Policy 15. Success for all Students: School Leadership for Effective and Inclusive Schools 16. Teacher Quality and Effectiveness in an Era of Accountability: Challenges and Solutions in Special Education 17. Leadership and Instruction: Evidence-based Practices in Special Education 18. School Leadership and School-wide Positive Behavior Support 19. Responsive Instructional Leadership for Early Intervention 20. Leadership for Transition to Postsecondary Settings 21. Challenges for Leadership in the not- so-New Era of Standards 22. Challenges and Directions in Special Education Teacher Evaluation 23. Challenges and Directions in Program Evaluation in the Context of Accountability