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Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)


Educational Administration and Leadership

First Advisor

Antonio Serna

First Committee Member

Dennis Brennan

Second Committee Member

Kellie Cain

Third Committee Member

Louis Wildman


This research examines the difficulties public school administrators face while attempting to support the special education population with the knowledge they have gained through traditional university preparatory programs. In addition, this research examines past and current trends of those legally appointed to support the educational progression of disabled students. The purpose of this study is to analyze public school administrators' special education preparation that work in Los Angeles County, California. The researcher developed a survey to be sent out to one hundred public school administrators, to assist in describing the special education preparation of K-12 public school administrators throughout Los Angeles County, California. The data generated from the survey was coded and analyzed to find commonalities.





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