The Special Educator's Guide to Collaboration: Improving Relationships With Co-Teachers, Teams, and Families / Edition 2

The Special Educator's Guide to Collaboration: Improving Relationships With Co-Teachers, Teams, and Families / Edition 2

by Sharon F. Cramer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412914906

ISBN-13: 9781412914901

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Find case stories from up-to-date research, reflection activities, structured research and interview activities for developing collaboration skills.

Overview

Find case stories from up-to-date research, reflection activities, structured research and interview activities for developing collaboration skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412914901
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Why Can’t We Just Be Friends?
Becoming Proactive: Improving the School Climate Through Collaboration
Overview of the Collaboration Project
Principals of Collaboration
Distinguishing Between Collaboration, Consultation, and Teaming
Conclusion
2. Background: Making the Case for Collaboration
Legislative Mileposts
Collaboration: Relevant Trends and Events
Conclusion
3. Ingredients for Successful Collaboration: Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Characteristics
Intrapersonal Foundation for Collaboration
Interpersonal Foundation for Collaboration
Problem Solving: Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Skills
Bringing It All Together
4. Evaluating Your Situation Honestly: Appraising Your School as a Context for Collaboration
Assessing Resources Available to Collaborators
Factors Promoting Collaboration
Applications to Use in Your School Setting
Communitywide Collaboration Experiments
5. Developing an Effective Collaboration Strategy: Half Empty or Half Full?
Collaboration Component Checklists
Compatibility Checklist
Success Checklist
Conclusion
6. Designing a Plan for Change Starting With You
Guidelines for the Collaboration Project
Designing a Self-Referential Plan for Collaboration
Overview of Pragmatic Goals
Development of Pragmatic Goals and Objectives
Incorporating Expertise: Marshaling Resources
7. What Now? What Works and What Doesn’t When Collaborating
Effective Communication Strategies: Something for Everyone
Accomplishing Pragmatic Goals and Associated Evaluation Methods
Making Use of Your Collaboration Resource Network
Conclusion
8. Evaluating the Success of Your Plan: How Can You Tell?
Objective Measures of Change
Subjective Measures of Change
Conclusion
9. Self-Encouragement: Keeping Yourself Going
Self-Talk: The Cornerstone for Self-Encouragement or Self-Discouragement
Looking for the Positives: Positive Reinforcement for Yourself
Sample Projects Incorporating Reinforcement
Teaching Yourself to Look: Observing Yourself
Conclusion
10. Summing Up the Outcomes: What Have You Accomplished?
Assessing Success: How Did Your Plan Work Out?
Communication Habits
Problem-Solving Habits
Cooperative Work Efforts
Conclusion
11. Generalizing Your Plan to Others: Improved Collaboration With Parents and Family Members of Your Students
Key 1: Understanding Family Diversity
Key 2: Developing Practical Communication Habits
Key 3: Build on What You’ve Already Learned
Conclusion
12. Generalizing Your Plan to Others: Improved Collaboration With Members of Your Interdisciplinary Team
The Life Cycle of Your Interdisciplinary Team
Additional Use of Teams
Conclusion
References
Index

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