Empowering leaders in early childhood special education

Mohammad Al-Rashaida, Ashraf Moustafa

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Any successful educational system must have strong leadership because it is crucial to the vibrancy of institutions. Early childhood (EC) and special education (SE) programs require decisive leadership since managers and service providers are accountable for delivering high-quality instruction. This chapter examines the key leadership practices necessary for effective leadership in early childhood special education (ECSE). The importance of setting a clear vision and mission, building positive relationships with families and staff, and establishing a supportive learning environment are emphasized. Evidence-based strategies for promoting teacher quality and student outcomes are presented, as well as recommendations for ongoing professional development and evaluation. The chapter concludes with a call to action for leaders to commit to continuous improvement and strive for excellence in their leadership practices in serving children with disabilities and their families. The chapter concludes by emphasizing the importance of constant learning and professional growth for ECSE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRestructuring Leadership for School Improvement and Reform
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781668478196
ISBN (Print)1668478188, 9781668478189
Publication statusPublished - Apr 11 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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