The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between selected leadership behaviors (transformational and transactional) and attitudes toward selectedinclusive practices (behavioral and social) for students with disabilities. Determining how transformational and transactional leadership behaviors are related to principals’ attitudes toward inclusive practices is needed because such understanding will assist administrators and other professionals in deciding what type of leader is best suited for leading inclusive schools. There are few studies related to administrators’ leadership behaviors and their attitudes toward inclusion in any form. The results of this study provide an opportunity to examine North Carolina principals’ leadership behaviors as well as their attitudes toward inclusive practices. The results also prove beneficial to administrators and other professionals who are working to better their currently existing inclusive programs or to generate new ones.
Houser, Mary A.; Bell, Genniver; Dickens, Virginia; and Hicks, Terence, "The Relationship Between Selected Leadership Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Behavioral and Social Inclusive Practices Among Middle School Principals in North Carolina" (2010). Faculty Working Papers from the School of Education. Paper 17.