A Qualitative Study of Nine Elementary Principals Providing Inclusion for the Differently Abled

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This is a qualitative description of the decision making processes that nine elementary principals use in determining campus level services for the differently abled and of how their administrative styles and values impact those decisions. Both the literature on leadership and on special education inclusion are reviewed. This review creates the framework in which the research questions are examined and structures the reporting of the findings. The defining attributes of leadership styles in conjunction with the defining attributes of inclusion are the heart of this study. Audiotaped interviews with each principal provide the data related to questions of leadership style, ... continued below

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Hastings, Cloyd L. (Cloyd Lee) December 1994.

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This is a qualitative description of the decision making processes that nine elementary principals use in determining campus level services for the differently abled and of how their administrative styles and values impact those decisions. Both the literature on leadership and on special education inclusion are reviewed. This review creates the framework in which the research questions are examined and structures the reporting of the findings. The defining attributes of leadership styles in conjunction with the defining attributes of inclusion are the heart of this study. Audiotaped interviews with each principal provide the data related to questions of leadership style, decision making, philosophy and autonomy. Separate site visits in which teachers from both regular and special education are queried as to the actual practices on their respective campuses and to their reactions to program changes involving the differently abled students. The combination of data gathered from the principal interviews, from the site visitations and the use of triangulation of data provide the basis for the findings.

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Hastings, Cloyd L. (Cloyd Lee). A Qualitative Study of Nine Elementary Principals Providing Inclusion for the Differently Abled, dissertation, December 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279287/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .