Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals

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Pearson A and B, 2007 - Education - 394 pages
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The most widely-used text on the topic of collaboration, Interactions is a guide for preprofessionals and professionals to help them understand and participate effectively in their interactions with other school professionals and parents. It addresses collaboration as a style, with accompanying knowledge and skills, that guides practices in many education efforts.

Interactions provides a cutting-edge look at how teams of school professionals- special educators, general educators and related services professionals-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 school professionals and families to help special education students who are more often being placed in general education settings.

The new edition features: discussion of collaboration in the context of IDEA 2004; Chapter Opening Vignettes; a new boxed feature entitled "A Basis in Research" that demonstrates the rigorous research underpinning the practical collaborative techniques; an expanded section on Ethics that includes a broader selection of ethical inquiries; Issues of diversity are now discussed in relevant passages throughout the text; the Foundations chapter has been expanded to include material on the evolution of inclusion strategies; the Teams chapter has been revised to demonstrate a more practical and less theoretical approach to teaming.

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User Review  - Erin Fowler - Goodreads

This book was not my cup of tea. If you struggle with work relationships and collaborating with one another you may want to check it out. I did not find it helpful rather than a few tips here and there but not worth reading the whole thing. Read full review

Review: Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals

User Review  - Amanda Mastran - Goodreads

A very expensive read and probably not one you'll want to read straight through, but an excellent resource for anyone who works in education. Read full review


Collaboration Concepts
Emergent Characteristics
Societal Trends

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California State University, Northridge

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