Date of Award
Educational Leadership and Administration
In the "age of accountability," every student counts. This includes students with disabilities. Principals play a vital role in ensuring that students with disabilities receive a high-quality education. How are university-based preparation programs preparing aspiring administrators to meet the challenges of ensuring a fair and equal education for every student, including students with disabilities? Nearly 25 years ago, a study of principal preparation programs concluded that most principals were ill prepared when they began their leadership tenure. In 2009, a study found that, although there had been an increase in the number of hours that principal preparation programs required for aspiring administrators, many universities required a special education course only as an elective, not as a requirement for certification. This action research study investigated the content of one university-based principal preparation program along the U.S.-Mexico border. The results will inform university certification programs to prepare future administrators regarding laws, policies, and practices in special education.
Received from ProQuest
Ignacio Estorga III
Estorga Iii, Ignacio, "Principals' Perceptions Of Their Preparedness To Lead Inclusive Schools For Students With Disabilities: An Action Research Study Of A Principal Preparation Program On The U.S.-Mexico Border" (2020). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 2962.