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Genetics Program

Implementing Academic and Behavior Strategies

Contact: Carol Davis

Core Function: Professional Training, Research and Evaluation

This doctoral leadership program builds on a strong existing doctoral program at the University of Washington and develops a program of study and experience that produces leaders in special education who are committed to solving issues of practice and implementation related to the academic and behavioral difficulties of students. The program has a particular focus on the needs of students with disabilities in high-needs, urban schools.

The framework for this program is the integrated fieldwork of leadership fellows in the Ackerley Partner Schools Network, a group of 24 elementary, middle, and high schools that serve racially-diverse, poverty-impacted communities in the Puget Sound area. While students increase their depth of knowledge in the areas of research, teaching, and practice through coursework, the field experiences will impact the research questions and teaching practices by identifying and recognizing the organizational variables that facilitate implementation of the evidence-based strategies in these high-need schools.

University of Washington • Center on Human Development and Disability Box 357920 • Seattle WA 98195-7920 USA • 206-543-7701 •

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