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ERIC Number: ED266130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb-10
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Educators to Collaborate: An Evaluation of Three Approaches.
Carlson, Helen L.
Regular educators need to develop skills to work collaboratively with specialists in meeting the special needs of young children in the mainstreamed classroom. These skills include: (1) developing a common knowledge base; (2) using effective interpersonal strategies; (3) using a problem solving approach related to individual and classroom instruction issues; (4) engaging in joint planning; and (5) teaching as a team with complementary roles. A one-year study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of three instructional methods to learn collaboration skills: (1) lecture-discussion; (2) instruction using videotape; and (3) systematic, guided experience in an interdisciplinary practicum. A three-part written test and an experiential assessment were used to measure the effects of the three instructional methods. There were significant statistical differences on two parts of the written test and qualitative differences in the experiential assessment among the three instructional groups. Overall, systematic experience in an inter-disciplinary practicum was most effective on all measures in students' acquisition of collaboration skills. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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