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Collaborative Partnerships: Special Education Teachers and General Education Teachers. Learning Team B Tameka Lucas McFarland, Denise Johnson, Cassandra Brower, and Jennifer Rigby University of Phoenix SPE-506: Special Education Methods MABF04IHT3 FAC: Janice Brown September 10, 2006.

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Collaborative partnerships special education teachers and general education teachers

Collaborative Partnerships: Special Education Teachers and General Education Teachers

Learning Team B

Tameka Lucas McFarland, Denise Johnson, Cassandra Brower, and Jennifer Rigby

University of Phoenix

SPE-506: Special Education MethodsMABF04IHT3FAC: Janice BrownSeptember 10, 2006


What is consultation

What is Consultation?

  • The process of seeking information about student progress

  • Providing resources and references to aid in student achievement


What is collaboration

What is Collaboration?

  • Involves at least two people

  • Parents, teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, related service providers, medical professionals, and advocates


Similarities in collaboration and consultation

Similarities in Collaboration and Consultation

  • Both provide students with resources and aid in student success

  • Involve students, parents, special and general educators, paraprofessionals, counselors, and other related service providers

  • Share the responsibility and accountability of the students’ entire educational process


How are they different

How are they Different?

  • Consultations – usually brief and may occur only once

  • Collaborations – extends over a long period of time


Communication skills for collaboration

Communication Skills for Collaboration

  • Parity, shared responsibilities, accountability, and mutual goals can not be mandated. They are the resulting evidence of reciprocal relationships.

  • (Mercer & Mercer, 2005)


Successful collaborative consultation skills

Successful Collaborative Consultation Skills

  • Create an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect

  • Provide non-evaluative feedback when others are speaking

  • Use jargon-free language

  • Be aware of body language

  • Give and receive feedback willingly without confrontation

  • (Mercer & Mercer, 2005)


Advantages and disadvantages to collaboration

Advantages and Disadvantages to Collaboration


Advantages to collaboration

Advantages to Collaboration

  • Both can bring knowledge and skills to the team and share materials

  • Special education teacher can provide information to the general educator about implementing modifications and accommodations in the classroom

  • Both can adapt lesson plans and instruction to meet the needs of students with learning problems

  • Build rapport with one another and better understand each other’s roles


Disadvantages to collaboration

Disadvantages to Collaboration

  • Difficulties understanding the importance of the group compared to the individual (Brownhill, Adams, Sindelar, Waldron, & Vanhover, 2006)

  • Knowing how to modify and accommodate course curriculum

  • Role confusion

  • Conflicting views on behavioral management (Brownhill, et. al, 2006)

  • Opposing values and opinions of student needs (Brownhill, et. al, 2006)


Strategies for effective collaboration

Strategies for Effective Collaboration

  • Develop an overall plan of action

  • Create a Team Charter which includes a plan for conflict resolution

  • Signs of appreciation – thank you cards, treats at the collaboration meetings


Collaborative achievement involves

Collaborative Achievement Involves…


References

References

  • Brownhill, M.T., Adams, A., Sindelar, P., Waldron,N., & Vanhover, S. (2006).Learning from the collaboration: The role of teacher qualities. Exceptional Children, 72, 169-185. Retrieved on September 7,2006 from http://web.ebscohost.com

  • Mercer, C.D. & Mercer, A.R. (2005). Teaching students with learning problems (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.


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