Interactions Collaboration Skills for School Professionals

ISBN-10: 0205483518
ISBN-13: 9780205483518
Edition: 5th 2007
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Book details

List price: $105.33
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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California State University, Northridge

Features at a Glance
Preface
Foreword
The Fundamentals of Collaboration
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
Collaboration Concepts
Definition
Defining Characteristics for Collaboration
Emergent Characteristics
The Dilemmas of Collaboration
Collaboration in a Contemporary Context
Societal Trends
School Collaboration
Special Education Collaboration
A Framework for Learning about Collaboration
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
Interpersonal Problem Solving
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
A Context for Interpersonal Problem Solving
Reactive and Proactive Problem Solving
Deciding Whether to Problem Solve
Steps in Interpersonal Problem Solving
Identifying the Problem
Generating Potential Solutions
Evaluating Potential Solutions
Selecting the Solution
Implementing the Solution
Evaluating the Outcome
Putting the Problem-Solving Pieces Together
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
Teams
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
Team Concepts
Characteristics of Teams
Developmental Stages for Teams
Rationale for and Benefits of Teams
Team Models
Disciplinary Relationships on Teams
Types of Student-Centered Teams
Effectiveness of Teams
The Team's Goals Are Clear
Members' Needs Are Met
Members Have Individual Accountability
Group Processes Maintain the Team
Team Members Have Leadership Skills
Conducting Meetings
Prior to the Meeting
During the Meeting
After the Meeting
Collaboration and Teams
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
Consultation
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
Consultation Concepts
Characteristics of Consultation
Rationale for and Benefits of Consultation
Consultation Models
Behavioral Consultation
Clinical Consultation
Choosing and Using Consultation Models
Consultation and Collaboration
The Consulting Relationship
Issues in Consultation as Collaborative Service Delivery
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
Co-Teaching
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
Co-Teaching Concepts
Defining Characteristics of Co-Teaching
Rationale for Co-Teaching
Co-Teaching Approaches
One Teaching, One Observing
Station Teaching
Parallel Teaching
Alternative Teaching
Teaming
One Teaching, One Assisting
Co-Teaching and Collaboration
The Co-Teaching Relationship
Maintaining Collaborative Relationships in Co-Teaching
Administrative and Pragmatic Matters Related to Co-Teaching
Use of Planning Time
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
Paraeducators
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
Paraeducators in Public Schools
Paraeducator Qualifications
The Prevalence of Paraeducators
Paraeducator Roles and Responsibilities
Instructional Responsibilities
Noninstructional Responsibilities
Ethical Considerations
Paraeducators Supplement Instruction
Parent Communication and Input
The Problem of Proximity
Working with Paraeducators
Training Paraeducators
Planning with Paraeducators
Assigning Responsibilities to Paraeducators
Communicating with Paraeducators
Supervising Paraeducators
Paraeducators and Collaboration
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
Practical Matters
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
Time for Planning
Options for Creating Shared Planning Time
Scheduling and Coordinating Services
Establishing Schedules in a Collaborative School
Coordinating Services for Collaboration
Roles and Role Responsibilities
School as a Professional Workplace
Role Management
Program Development Tasks
Establishing the Program and Its Goals
Planning for Implementation
Preparing for Implementation
Implementing the Program
Maintaining the Program
Staff Development
Types of Staff Development
Participant Involvement
Design and Delivery
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
Interpersonal Communication
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
The Process of Communication
A Model of Communication
Concepts Reflected in the Communication Process
Communication Types
Prerequisities to Effective Interactions
Frame of Reference
Communication Skills
Listening
Nonverbal Communication
Developing Effective Communication Skills
Principles for Effective Interpersonal Communication
Suggestions for Improving Your Communication Skills
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
A Cultural Self-Awareness Journey
Using Statements
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
Purposes of Statements
Statements That Provide Information
Statements That Seek Information
Statements That Confirm or Clarify Information
Giving Verbal Feedback
Characteristics of Effective Interpersonal Feedback
Guidelines for Giving Effective Feedback
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
Asking Questions
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
Purposes of Questions
Questions That Seek Information
Questions That Provide Information
Questions That Clarify or Confirm Information
Characteristics of Questions
Question Format
Degree of Concreteness
Suggestions for Effectively Asking Questions
Use Pauses Effectively
Monitor Question-Asking Interactions
Attend to the Cultural Context
Make Questions Meaningful
Conducting Interviews
Prior to the Interview
During the Interview
After the Interview
Final Thoughts on Interviewing
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
Difficult Interactions
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
Understanding Conflict
Causes of Conflict
The Influence of Organizational Variables
School Administration and Organization
Conflict Response Styles
Resolving Conflict through Negotiation
Resolving Conflict through Mediation
Conflict and Diversity
Understanding Resistance
Causes of Resistance
Indicators of Resistance
Assessing Whether to Address Resistance
Persuasion as a Strategy for Responding to Resistance
Putting the Pieces Together
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
Conflict Management Style Survey
Perspectives and Issues
Connections
Learner Objectives
Introduction
Role-Specific Considerations in Collaboration
Working with Administrators
Working with General Education Teachers
Working with Professionals from Other Disciplines
Special Considerations for Interacting with Parents
Understanding Families
Facilitating Family Participation in Decision Making
Context Considerations for Collaboration
Interagency Contexts
Early Intervention and Preschool Settings
Vocational and Community-Based Services
Multicultural Contexts
Student-to-Student Collaboration
Ethics in Collaborative Practice
Common Ethical Issues
Summary
Activities and Assignments
For Further Reading
References
Index

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