Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Communication In Support of Students with Disabilities Attending Career Technical Education
by Powell, Christine Carrington, Ed.D., California Lutheran University, 2017, 183; 10284759
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study investigated information sharing practices between two Southern California comprehensive high schools and an offsite career training (CT) school with a focus on students with disabilities (SWD). The case study approach examined how student information is communicated in support of new federal and state policies related to college and career preparedness. Bolman and Deal’s Four Frame Model served as the theoretical framework. The 12 participants included special education teachers, career technical teachers and administrators of curriculum and instruction. Findings included organizations operate separately, resulting in minimal teacher input in individual education plan (IEP) development and implementation, lack of targeted professional development for teachers at both organizations, and lowered expectations of SWD. Implications and suggestions for leadership to align structures and promote collaboration to facilitate SWD learning are examined.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Eyermann, Therese S.
Commitee: Tucker, Janice L., Tuttle Arriaga, Trudy
School: California Lutheran University
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 78/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Special education, Vocational education
Keywords: Children with disabilities--vocational education, High schools, Individual education programs, Occupational training, Special education, Vocational education--california--case studies
Publication Number: 10284759
ISBN: 978-1-369-79745-9
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