ERIC Number: ED235616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Special Needs in Education (E241): The Professionals, Unit 7.
The sixth of 16 booklets designed for use in an Open University course on special education for handicapped students in the United Kingdom, this document features information on the professional groups involved with special education (psychological, paramedical and therapeutic, educational, social, medical, nursing, and legal). Specific roles of educators, health professionals, therapists, social workers and psychologists are delineated for the clinical, community, and residential settings. Teamwork as part of a multidisciplinary approach is discussed, as are issues in client-professional relationships (including confidentiality and accountability) and the relative status of certain professions. The history of the growth of the educational, psychological, social work, health and welfare professions in the United Kingdom is followed by implications for professional training. The potential for overprofessionalization and suggestions for four new types of professionals (peripatetic specialists; advisory support services workers; community based care workers; and laypeople, including parents) is examined. (CL)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Course Content, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Professional Education, Professional Occupations, Professional Personnel, Professional Training, Psychologists, Social Workers, Special Education Teachers, Teachers, Teamwork, Therapists
Open University Educational Enterprises, Ltd., 12 Cofferidge Close, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1BY England (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom
Note: For other course components, see EC 160 461-477.