Special Programs and Services in Schools

Creating Options, Meeting Needs, Revised, 2nd Edition

Bonnie Beyer, University of Michigan Dearborn
Eileen S. Johnson, Oakland University

978-1-60595-175-1, ©2014, 225-pages, 7×10, Soft cover

  • 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.

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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