ERIC Number: ED363029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Question #2: Is Collaborative Consultation Non-Directive?
Erchul, William P.
This paper reviews the empirical research on the nature of the consultant-consultee relationship within school based consultation programs. It finds that the fundamental assumption of collaborative consultation, that both consultant and consultee are equal partners, is rarely the case. Specifically, it finds that the effective consultant controls the interview direction, with the consultee tending to follow the consultant's conversational lead. In situations where the consultee attempts to control the direction of the interview, negative outcomes usually result. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Consultants, Consultation Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Helping Relationship, Information Seeking, Interaction Process Analysis, Interprofessional Relationship, Interviews, Leadership, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Collaboration
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (71st, San Antonio, TX, April 5-9, 1993).