Special Programs and Services in Schools: Creating Options, Meeting Needs, Revised, 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2910244
  • Book
  • 225 Pages
  • DEStech Publications, Inc
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- New edition of the definitive text thoroughly updated with information on Race to the Top, NCLB revisions, ESEA Reauthorization, federal, state and district responsibilities
- Spells out requirements and legislated mandates for special education, ESL, food service, disability, health services, gifted education, school to work, etc.
- For administrators in public, private and charter schools
- Used as a text at Texas A&M, Houston, Michigan and many other universities

Created for school administrators in public and private schools, this book is an update of the original 2005 volume that organized and explained virtually all federally mandated programs, the "third curriculum" that helps dictate how U.S. schools are managed. Used as a textbook in many universities, it lists and explains dozens of new U.S. laws and amendments from the past decade and situates them in the context of states and districts. It investigates the goals and requirements of dozens of education programs and clarifies government regulations affecting students as well as citizens who come in contact with schools, e.g., disabled individuals, job-seekers, employees, non-English-speaking parents and many other groups. Encompassing and yet going far beyond special education, the text offers pointers and case studies on how programs should be administered to improve learning outcomes as well as heighten a school's community profile. The detailed, concrete information in this book is indispensable for understanding government requirements, accessing the right agencies, reducing discrimination, and avoiding legal entanglements. At the same time, the 10 chapters of this volume are readily integrated into a syllabus for courses on special programs in schools.
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Preface

Chapter 1. Title Programs of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Introduction

Historical Background
General Overview of NCLB Title Programs
Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students (Title III)
21st Century Schools (Title IV)
Promoting Informed Parental Choice and Innovative Programs (Title V)
NCLB Flexibility and Accountability (Title VI)
American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education (Title VII)
Impact Aid Program (Title VIII)
General Provisions of NCLB (Title IX)
NCLB Repeals, Redesignations, and Amendments to Other Statutes (Title X)
Summary
Questions for Consideration
References

Chapter 2. Curriculum, Assessment, Accountability, and Quality
Introduction

Assessment of Learning
No Child Left Behind
Accountability
Highly Qualified Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and School Leaders
Funding Grant Programs and Partnerships
Supplemental Programs
NCLB Updated
Instructional Leadership and Assessment
Summary
Questions for Consideration
References

Chapter 3. Special Education Services in the Schools
Introduction

History of Special Education
Current Status of Special Education
Disciplinary Action and Students with Disabilities
Section 504
Personnel Issues
Qualification and Training of Paraeducators
Funding Special Education Programming and Services
Some Current Controversies and Future Directions
Future Trends in Special Education
Administrative Issues
Summary
Questions for Consideration
Case Study
Questions for Discussion
References

Chapter 4. Programs for Students with Gifts and Talents

Introduction
Historical Overview
Definitions of Giftedness
Methods of Identifying Gifts and Talents
Programs and Service Delivery Models for Students with Gifts and Talents
Administrative and Personnel Issues
Funding Issues
Legal Issues
Impact of Gifted and Talented Education Programs
Summary
Questions for Consideration
Case Study
Questions for Discussion
References

Chapter 5. Programs for English Language Learners

Introduction
Historical Overview
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001, NCLB
Blueprint for Reform: Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Legal and Legislative Background
Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education
Instructional Programming
Bilingual and ESL Programs
Common Core State Standards and English Language Learners
Assessment of Learning
Issues in Assessment of ELL Students
Funding: ESEA and the Blueprint for Reform
The Role of Teachers and Administrators as Instructional Leaders
Summary
Questions for Consideration
Case Study
Questions for Discussion
References

Chapter 6. Alternative Educational Opportunities

Introduction
Restructuring, Reform, and Choice
Choice, Competition, and School Administration
Impact of School Choice on Financing Public Education
Charter Schools/Public School Academies
Home Schooling
Home- Hospital- and Residential-Based Programs
Virtual and Blended Education
College- and Career-Ready Programs
Early College and Five Year Programs
Adult Education
Role of the School Administrator
Summary
Questions for Consideration
Case Study
Questions for Discussion
References

Chapter 7. Applied Educational Programs

Introduction
History of Applied Education Programs
Research/Statistical Outlook
Rationale for a Renewed Approach to Applied Educational Programs
Future Trends in Applied Educational Programs
Models of Reform and Innovative Programs
Legislation and Funding Sources
Administrative Considerations
Personnel Issues
Summary
Questions for Consideration
Case Study
Questions for Discussion
References

Chapter 8. Health and Human Services in the Schools

Introduction and Historical Perspective
Coordinated Health and Human Services
Youth at Risk
Health and Social Issues
Child Abuse and Neglect: Signs and Symptoms
Food Services
Physical Education Programs
School Administrator Responsibilities
Coordination of Services
Funding Opportunities
Summary
Questions for Consideration
Case Study
Questions for Discussion
References

Chapter 9. Prevention Programs

Introduction and Historical Perspective
Substance Abuse Prevention Programs
Anti-Bullying Programs
Violence Prevention Programs
Drop-Out Prevention Programs
Prevention Programs for Health-Related Issues
Student Intervention and Crisis Management
Current Controversies and Future Trends
Administrative and Personnel Issues
Summary
Questions for Consideration
Case Study
Questions for Discussion
References

Chapter 10. Student Support Services

Introduction
Guidance Counseling
Mentoring
School-Community Partnerships
Peer Support Programs
Administrative and Personnel Considerations
Summary
Questions for Consideration
Case Study
Questions for Discussion
References

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Index
About the Authors
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