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The Role of the Building Administrator in Special Education Supervision

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Title:The Role of the Building Administrator in Special Education Supervision
Author(s):John W. Hunt
Citation:John W. Hunt, (2007) "The Role of the Building Administrator in Special Education Supervision", , Vol. Iss: 10, pp.99 - 113
Article type:Chapter Item
DOI:10.1016/S1479-3660(07)10006-8 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:One of the most challenging issues facing building level administrators is the supervision of special education programs in their schools. This chapter outlines the role of the building administrator in overseeing the implementation of special education laws and policies from the initial process of referring students for special education services through the implementation and monitoring phases of service delivery at the building level. Detailed topics include dealing with parents, regular education staff, and student privacy issues. This text examines student discipline and due process complaints as well as strategies for dealing with outside agencies, such as child welfare departments and law enforcement officials. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the No Child Left Behind Act, and its impact on special education services at the building level.

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