First published in 1995. This book responds to the multiplying demands for support and training for teachers of integrated classes in mainstream schools. Such support through school-based development initiatives enhances teachers’ abilities to meet the emotional, behavioural and learning needs of their pupils. This volume aims to assist school staff to further their efforts in curriculum content and delivery, teacher-pupil and classroom relationships and parent involvement.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Preface to the Second Edition; Introduction; Part One: Crossing Professional Boundaries; 1. Bridging the Gaps 2. Examples of Case Discussions with Groups of Teachers 3. Support Staff Groups: An Example of Their Development in One Local Area; Part Two: A Framework for Teacher Support and Staff Development; 4. Approaches to Treatment and Consultation 5. The Meetings: Purpose and Foci; Part Three: Providing Support: Guidelines and Tasks; 6. Developing On-going Support and Training Groups in a Variety of School Settings: Role and Task of School-based or Outside Consultants and of Special Needs Co-ordinators 7. Meeting the Needs of Staff and Students in the Context of a Co-ordinated In-service Structure: A Summary 8. School-based INSET Support: Who Supports the Supporters?; Bibliography