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  • Interactions Collaboration Skills for School Professionals, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Code Package
    Interactions Collaboration Skills for School Professionals, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Code Package
  • Interactions : Collaboration Skills for School Professionals
    Interactions : Collaboration Skills for School Professionals
  • Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals
    Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals
  • Interactions : Collaboration Skills for School Professionals
    Interactions : Collaboration Skills for School Professionals
  • Interactions
  • Interactions Collaboration Skills for School Professionals
    Interactions Collaboration Skills for School Professionals


Interactions provides a cutting-edge look at how teams of school professionals -- teachers, special education teachers, and counselors -- can effectively work together to provide a necessary range of services to students with special needs. As a result, future teachers learn how to collaborate with others to help special education students who are more often being placed in general classroom settings.

Author Biography

Marilyn Friend is professor of special education at the University of North Carolina. Greensboro Lynne Cook is professor of special education at California State University, Northridge. Both authors have published widely in special education and inclusion.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. XI
Prefacep. XIII
The Fundamentals of Collaborationp. 1
Introductionp. 2
Collaboration Conceptsp. 4
Definitionp. 6
Defining Characteristics for Collaborationp. 6
Emergent Characteristicsp. 11
Collaboration in Perspectivep. 13
Societal Trendsp. 14
School Collaborationp. 15
The Dilemmas of Collaborationp. 19
School Structurep. 20
Professional Socializationp. 20
Pragmatic Issuesp. 21
Teamsp. 25
Introductionp. 26
Team Conceptsp. 27
Characteristics of Teamsp. 28
Developmental Stages for Teamsp. 30
Rationale for and Benefits of Teamsp. 31
Team Modelsp. 32
Disciplinary Relationshipsp. 32
Types of Student-Centered Teamsp. 35
Effectiveness of Teamsp. 41
Collaboration and Teamsp. 43
Co-Teachingp. 47
Introductionp. 48
Co-Teaching Conceptsp. 48
Defining Characteristics of Co-Teachingp. 48
Rationale for Co-Teachingp. 52
Co-Teaching Approachesp. 54
One Teaching, One Observingp. 54
One Teaching, One Driftingp. 55
Station Teachingp. 56
Parallel Teachingp. 57
Alternative Teachingp. 58
Team Teachingp. 59
Co-Teaching and Collaborationp. 61
The Co-Teaching Relationshipp. 62
Maintaining Collaborative Co-Teaching Relationshipsp. 63
Administrative Support for Co-Teaching Servicesp. 67
Consultationp. 71
Introductionp. 72
Consultation Conceptsp. 72
Characteristics of Consultationp. 73
Rationale for and Benefits of Consultationp. 77
Consultation Modelsp. 78
Behavioral Consultationp. 79
Clinical Consultationp. 80
Mental Health Consultationp. 82
Organizational Consultationp. 84
Choosing and Using Consultation Modelsp. 85
Consultation and Collaborationp. 86
The Consulting Relationshipp. 88
Issues in Consultation as Collaborative Service Deliveryp. 89
Staff Developmentp. 95
Introductionp. 96
Staff Development Conceptsp. 97
A Framework for Staff Developmentp. 99
Models of Staff Developmentp. 102
Principles for Designing Staff Developmentp. 106
Needs Assessmentp. 106
Adults as Learnersp. 109
Participant Involvementp. 111
Planning and Conducting Staff Developmentp. 111
Specifying Objectivesp. 112
Selecting Formatsp. 112
Making Presentationsp. 116
The Pragmatic Issues of Collaborationp. 121
Introductionp. 122
Role Responsibilities and Other Factors Affecting Collaborationp. 122
Caseloads and Class Sizesp. 122
Pullout versus In-Class Servicesp. 124
Balancing the Needs of Students with Collaborative Activitiesp. 125
Itinerant Teachersp. 126
Time For Planningp. 127
Options for Creating Shared Planning Timep. 128
Scheduling and Coordinating Servicesp. 131
Establishing Schedules in a Collaborative Schoolp. 131
Coordinating Services for Collaborationp. 135
Program Development Tasksp. 136
Establishing the Program and Its Goalsp. 137
Planning for Implementationp. 140
Preparing for Implementationp. 143
Implementing the Programp. 145
Maintaining the Programp. 146
Interpersonal Problem Solvingp. 149
Introductionp. 150
A Context for Interpersonal Problem Solvingp. 150
Reactive and Proactive Problem Solvingp. 152
Deciding Whether to Problem-Solvep. 153
Steps in Interpersonal Problem Solvingp. 155
Identifying the Problemp. 155
Characteristics of Well-Identified Problemsp. 155
Suggestions for Identifying the Problemp. 158
Generating Potential Solutionsp. 161
Suggestions for Generating Potential Solutionsp. 161
Evaluating Potential Solutionsp. 165
Delineating the Positives and Negatives of Each Potential Solutionp. 165
Outlining Tasks for the Potential Solutionsp. 166
Selecting the Solutionp. 167
Implementing the Solutionp. 167
Finalizing Implementation Plansp. 167
Carrying Out the Solutionp. 168
Evaluating the Outcomep. 170
Interpersonal Communicationp. 173
Introductionp. 174
Models of Communicationp. 174
Common Attributes of Communication Modelsp. 174
Communication Typesp. 175
Prerequisites to Effective Interactionsp. 177
Frame of Referencep. 177
Frame of Reference and Your Rolep. 178
Frame of Reference in Multicultural Settingsp. 179
Selective Perceptionp. 180
Communication Skillsp. 182
Listeningp. 182
Rationale for Listeningp. 183
Factors That Interfere with Effective Listeningp. 183
Suggestions for Improving Your Listening Skillsp. 185
Nonverbal Communicationp. 186
Developing Effective Communication Skillsp. 188
Principles for Effective Interpersonal Communicationp. 189
Nonverbal Communication Principlesp. 189
Verbal Communication Principlesp. 191
Suggestions for Improving Your Communication Skillsp. 193
Using Statementsp. 199
Introductionp. 200
Purposes of Statementsp. 200
Statements That Provide Informationp. 200
Statements That Seek Informationp. 205
Statements That Confirm or Clarify Informationp. 206
Giving Verbal Feedbackp. 210
Characteristics of Effective Interpersonal Feedbackp. 211
Suggestions for Giving Effective Feedbackp. 213
Asking Questionsp. 219
Introductionp. 220
Purposes of Questionsp. 220
Questions That Seek Informationp. 220
Questions That Provide Informationp. 221
Questions That Clarify or Confirm Informationp. 222
Characteristics of Questionsp. 222
Question Formatp. 222
Degree of Concretenessp. 226
Suggestions for Effectively Asking Questionsp. 230
Use Pauses Effectivelyp. 230
Monitor Question-Asking Interactionsp. 230
Make Questions Meaningfulp. 231
Conducting Interviewsp. 232
Prior to the Interviewp. 232
During the Interviewp. 234
After the Interviewp. 236
Final Thoughts on Interviewingp. 236
Difficult Interactionsp. 239
Introductionp. 240
Understanding Conflictp. 240
Causes of Conflictp. 242
The Influence of Organizational Variablesp. 244
Conflict Response Stylesp. 245
Resolving Conflict through Negotiationp. 248
Understanding Resistancep. 251
Causes of Resistancep. 253
Indicators of Resistancep. 255
Assessing Whether to Address Resistancep. 255
Persuasion as a Strategy for Responding to Resistancep. 257
Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrumentp. 268
Perspectives and Issuesp. 273
Introductionp. 274
Role-Specific Considerations in Collaborationp. 274
Working with Parentsp. 274
Working with Administratorsp. 278
Working with Professionals from Other Disciplinesp. 280
Working with General Education Teachersp. 283
Working with Paraprofessionalsp. 285
Context Considerations for Collaborationp. 287
Public or Private Agenciesp. 288
Early Childhood Settingsp. 290
Multicultural Contextsp. 292
Ethics in Collaborative Practicep. 293
Common Ethical Issuesp. 293
Referencesp. 297
Indexp. 311
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