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Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals / Edition 5

Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals / Edition 5

by Marilyn Friend, Lynne Cook, Lynne Cook

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ISBN-10: 0205483518

ISBN-13: 9780205483518

Pub. Date: 07/07/2006

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Interactions, Fourth Edition, provides a cutting-edge look at how teams of school professionals-classroom teachers, special education teachers, and counselors-can effectively work together to provide a necessary range of services to students with special needs. This book addresses collaboration as a style, with accompanying


Interactions, Fourth Edition, provides a cutting-edge look at how teams of school professionals-classroom teachers, special education teachers, and counselors-can effectively work together to provide a necessary range of services to students with special needs. This book addresses collaboration as a style, with accompanying knowledge and skills, which guides practices in many education efforts. As a result, future teachers learn how to collaborate with school professionals and families to help special education students who are more often being placed in general classroom settings. For all educators and people interested in education.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Fundamentals of Collaboration1
Collaboration Concepts4
Defining Characteristics for Collaboration6
Emergent Characteristics11
Collaboration in Perspective13
Societal Trends14
School Collaboration15
The Dilemmas of Collaboration19
School Structure20
Professional Socialization20
Pragmatic Issues21
Chapter 2Teams25
Team Concepts27
Characteristics of Teams28
Developmental Stages for Teams30
Rationale for and Benefits of Teams31
Team Models32
Disciplinary Relationships32
Types of Student-Centered Teams35
Effectiveness of Teams41
Collaboration and Teams43
Chapter 3Co-Teaching47
Co-Teaching Concepts48
Defining Characteristics of Co-Teaching48
Rationale for Co-Teaching52
Co-Teaching Approaches54
One Teaching, One Observing54
One Teaching, One Drifting55
Station Teaching56
Parallel Teaching57
Alternative Teaching58
Team Teaching59
Co-Teaching and Collaboration61
The Co-Teaching Relationship62
Maintaining Collaborative Co-Teaching Relationships63
Administrative Support for Co-Teaching Services67
Chapter 4Consultation71
Consultation Concepts72
Characteristics of Consultation73
Rationale for and Benefits of Consultation77
Consultation Models78
Behavioral Consultation79
Clinical Consultation80
Mental Health Consultation82
Organizational Consultation84
Choosing and Using Consultation Models85
Consultation and Collaboration86
The Consulting Relationship88
Issues in Consultation as Collaborative Service Delivery89
Chapter 5Staff Development95
Staff Development Concepts97
A Framework for Staff Development99
Models of Staff Development102
Principles for Designing Staff Development106
Needs Assessment106
Adults as Learners109
Participant Involvement111
Planning and Conducting Staff Development111
Specifying Objectives112
Selecting Formats112
Making Presentations116
Chapter 6The Pragmatic Issues of Collaboration121
Role Responsibilities and Other Factors Affecting Collaboration122
Caseloads and Class Sizes122
Pullout versus In-Class Services124
Balancing the Needs of Students with Collaborative Activities125
Itinerant Teachers126
Time For Planning127
Options for Creating Shared Planning Time128
Scheduling and Coordinating Services131
Establishing Schedules in a Collaborative School131
Coordinating Services for Collaboration135
Program Development Tasks136
Stage 1Establishing the Program and Its Goals137
Stage 2Planning for Implementation140
Stage 3Preparing for Implementation143
Stage 4Implementing the Program145
Stage 5Maintaining the Program146
Chapter 7Interpersonal Problem Solving149
A Context for Interpersonal Problem Solving150
Reactive and Proactive Problem Solving152
Deciding Whether to Problem-Solve153
Steps in Interpersonal Problem Solving155
Identifying the Problem155
Characteristics of Well-Identified Problems155
Suggestions for Identifying the Problem158
Generating Potential Solutions161
Suggestions for Generating Potential Solutions161
Evaluating Potential Solutions165
Delineating the Positives and Negatives of Each Potential Solution165
Outlining Tasks for the Potential Solutions166
Selecting the Solution167
Implementing the Solution167
Finalizing Implementation Plans167
Carrying Out the Solution168
Evaluating the Outcome170
Chapter 8Interpersonal Communication173
Models of Communication174
Common Attributes of Communication Models174
Communication Types175
Prerequisites to Effective Interactions177
Frame of Reference177
Frame of Reference and Your Role178
Frame of Reference in Multicultural Settings179
Selective Perception180
Communication Skills182
Rationale for Listening183
Factors That Interfere with Effective Listening183
Suggestions for Improving Your Listening Skills185
Nonverbal Communication186
Developing Effective Communication Skills188
Principles for Effective Interpersonal Communication189
Nonverbal Communication Principles189
Verbal Communication Principles191
Suggestions for Improving Your Communication Skills193
Chapter 9Using Statements199
Purposes of Statements200
Statements That Provide Information200
Statements That Seek Information205
Statements That Confirm or Clarify Information206
Giving Verbal Feedback210
Characteristics of Effective Interpersonal Feedback211
Suggestions for Giving Effective Feedback213
Chapter 10Asking Questions219
Purposes of Questions220
Questions That Seek Information220
Questions That Provide Information221
Questions That Clarify or Confirm Information222
Characteristics of Questions222
Question Format222
Degree of Concreteness226
Suggestions for Effectively Asking Questions230
Use Pauses Effectively230
Monitor Question-Asking Interactions230
Make Questions Meaningful231
Conducting Interviews232
Prior to the Interview232
During the Interview234
After the Interview236
Final Thoughts on Interviewing236
Chapter 11Difficult Interactions239
Understanding Conflict240
Causes of Conflict242
The Influence of Organizational Variables244
Conflict Response Styles245
Resolving Conflict through Negotiation248
Understanding Resistance251
Causes of Resistance253
Indicators of Resistance255
Assessing Whether to Address Resistance255
Persuasion as a Strategy for Responding to Resistance257
AppendixThomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument268
Chapter 12Perspectives and Issues273
Role-Specific Considerations in Collaboration274
Working with Parents274
Working with Administrators278
Working with Professionals from Other Disciplines280
Working with General Education Teachers283
Working with Paraprofessionals285
Context Considerations for Collaboration287
Public or Private Agencies288
Early Childhood Settings290
Multicultural Contexts292
Ethics in Collaborative Practice293
Common Ethical Issues293

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