Collaboration Among Professionals, Students, Families, and Communities
Effective Teaming for Student Learning
Collaboration Among Professionals, Students, Families, and Communities provides a foundation for understanding concepts of collaborative learning along with strategies for the application of collaborative skills in teaching. The book moves logically from issues of macro-collaboration (district and school) to micro-collaboration (individual student focus and co-teaching) in K-12 environments before concluding with strategies for family and community collaboration. Significant emphasis is placed on knowledge, skills, and teaching models for pre-service and in-service teachers in general education, special education, and of diverse students including English Learners.
Each chapter includes meaningful pedagogical features such as:
- Learning objectives
- A case study illustrating the implementation of information presented
- A case study challenging the reader to apply the information learned in the chapter
- Study questions for readers in Comprehension Checks at key points in the chapter
- Highlights of major points in a chapter summary for aid in studying content
- University, school, and community-based application activities
A companion website features additional resources, including PowerPoint presentations, practice tests, suggested video and Internet resources, and advanced application activities.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Collaboration Principles and Practices by Stephen B. Richards
Chapter Two: Effective Collaboration at the School and District Levels by Stephen B. Richards
Chapter Three: Pre-referral Assessment and Intervention: RTI Tiers 1 & 2 by Catherine Lawless Frank
Chapter Four: Referral and Identification for Special Education, RTI Tier 3 by Catherine Lawless Frank
Chapter Five: Students with Disabilities by Catherine Lawless Frank
Chapter Six: Effective Strategies for Collaboration across Grade Levels by Mary-Kate Sableski
Chapter Seven: Overcoming Barriers to Collaboration by Stephen B. Richards
Chapter Eight: Co-teaching Models by Mary-Kate Sableski
Chapter Nine: Other Models of Collaboration by Mary-Kate Sableski
Chapter Ten: Related Service Providers by Mary-Kate Sableski and Catherine Lawless Frank
Chapter Eleven: Student Collaboration by Mary-Kate Sableski
Chapter Twelve: Effective Interpersonal Interactions by Catherine Lawless Frank
Chapter Thirteen: When Things Go Awry: Managing Conflict by Stephen B. Richards
Chapter Fourteen: Understanding Families by Jackie M. Arnold
Chapter Fifteen: Strategies for Effective Family Communication and Collaboration by Jackie M. Arnold
Chapter Sixteen: Collaborating with Diverse Families and Learners by Jackie M. Arnold
Chapter Seventeen: Strategies for Identifying Community Resources and Working with Community Partners by Jackie M. Arnold and Stephen B. Richards
Stephen B. Richards is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Intervention Specialist Programs, School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton, USA.
Catherine Lawless Frank is Visiting Professor of Special Education and Early Childhood Education, School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton, USA.
Mary-Kate Sableski is Assistant Professor of Literacy and Special Needs and Director of the Dyslexia Certificate Program, School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton, USA.
Jackie M. Arnold is Assistant Professor of Reading and Early and Middle Childhood Education, School of Education and Health Sciences, University of Dayton, USA.
"In the well-crafted, readable, and engaging Collaboration Among Professionals, Students, Families, and Communities, Richards, Frank, Sableski, and Arnold have written a comprehensive text that blends foundations and principles of collaboration into case studies, new practices, and strategies. The book also incorporates pragmatic tools such as comprehension checks and application activities for students. It is refreshing to have access to a text whose content and structure compels readers to work together and share lessons learned."
--Michael P. Brady, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Exceptional Student Education at Florida Atlantic University, USA
"A marvelous balance between theory, research, and practical strategies that enable teachers and practitioners to successfully implement collaboration. The authors identify and describe key terms and concepts with clarity and easily understood language. Every parent and professional in the field of special education should be encouraged to read the chapters on overcoming barriers to collaboration and conflict, and managing conflict."
--J. Emmett Gardner, Ph.D., Professor, Special Education Program, The University of Oklahoma, USA