Crisis Management in Schools: Best Practices for Supervising Students with Special Needs or Disabilities.
Keywords:Management, Crisis Management, Special Needs
This study examined this issue at two large public school districts in the New York City Metropolitan Region.┬á The researcherΓÇÖs goal was to gain more insight as it pertains to managing students with special needs or disabilities during emergencies.┬á A series of qualitative interviews with special education professionals were conducted.┬á The school officials that participated in this study have all worked with students with special needs or disabilities for at least 3 years. In addition, Situational Leadership Theory and Decision Theory were analyzed to see if their concepts are applicable to crisis management in schools.┬á The anticipated end goal of this study was to form a knowledge base of crisis management ΓÇ£best practicesΓÇ¥ that can be used by school officials that work with students with special needs or disabilities.
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