Creating a Vision for Special Education Programs

Pam L. Epler (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 153
EISBN13: 9781522595007|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8069-0.ch004
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on creating a vision statement that supports a service delivery model within the field of special education. The chapter discusses the importance of shaping the vision and the impact it may have on the student, school, families, and society as a whole. Components as well as examples of currently used vision statements are included in this chapter, along with a discussion about incorporating a school's vision statement into its professional development program. The chapter concludes with a reflection on ensuring that the needs of students are met while at the same time being cognizant of the fact that standards-based instruction dominates the individualized education plan and service delivery models help shape the vision for all students as more and more students with special needs are being placed into a full-inclusion type of educational environment.
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