For courses in Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education.
Essential skills for working effectively with colleagues, administrators, professionals, parents, and families toward quality education for all students. Comprehensive and well written, Interactions presents an ideal blend of theory and practical applications for ensuring quality education for all students through cooperation and collaboration. Following an overview of collaboration in schools and across society, the authors introduce essential communication skills that form the foundation for successful collaboration; show a focus on problem solving and its common collaborative applications; and look at such critical topics as teaming, co-teaching, consulting, coaching, mentoring, and conflict and resistance. Every chapter features numerous opportunities to learn new material, reinforce what’s been learned, and think critically about topics. The 9th Edition reflects the continued changes in the priorities for education based on federal mandates as well as practitioner trends, and it is grounded in the real-life experiences of school professionals. It has been thoroughly revised and updated, featuring new information on working with diverse families and paraeducators, plus over 400 new references.
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