ERIC Number: ED262539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Special Education Teacher as Consultant. Who? Me!
Wojciehowski, Thomas W.; Burton, Louise F.
The teacher consultant model is seen as one way to develop collaborative working relationships between classroom teachers and special educators. A triadic model of consultation as modified for special education settings is presented as an educational team linked in shared responsibility to resolve a common goal. Considerations in the consultative process are examined, including the role of active listeners and information gatherers. Strategies with which consultants can gain acceptance are noted, including modeling the use of interview skills, demonstrating the willingness to learn from others, and using situational leadership. The importance of recognizing the necessity of motivation and task dedication for insuring productive team participation is emphasized. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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