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Principal's Desirability for Professional Development in Competences Related to Leading Special Education Programs

Pontius, Nicholas Frantz
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Pontius, Nicholas Frantz
Advisor
Butler, Alfred
Esposito, James
Konold, Timothy
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of public school principals within the Commonwealth of Virginia as to their desirability for professional development in leading special education programs within their schools. Given a list of l8 competencies related to leading special education principals rated their desirability for professional development and their perceived importance of each competency. In addition, the study sought to determine the relationship between desirability and the experience level of the principal, school level (elementary, middle, high, and combined), and prior teaching experience in special education. One hundred four principals from elementary, middle, and high schools responded to a survey that sought to determine their level of desirability in participating in professional development which focused on competencies related to leading speciation education. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF file via OCR
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, PHD, 2010
Published Date
2010-12-01
Degree
PHD
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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