ERIC Number: ED345465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Where Is the Research on Consultation Effectiveness?
Fuchs, Douglas; And Others
This paper describes the empirical literature on consultation effectiveness from 1961-1989, based on a review of journals and a computer search of online databases that identified 119 journal articles, book chapters, and monographs and 59 dissertation abstracts. The median number of data-based publications exploring consultation effectiveness was less than five per year. Psychology journals published more than double the number of such studies than did special education journals. Two-thirds of the investigations used group rather than single-case designs. Behavioral consultation was four times more likely to be investigated than mental health models. In nearly two-thirds of the studies, student or teacher behavior was used alone or in combination with another criterion to judge consultation success, whereas student achievement was a criterion in only one-quarter of the studies. Findings are discussed in terms of how consultation may be perceived in a political climate that is placing increasing emphasis on outcomes and accountability. An appendix contains a list of the identified journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and dissertation abstracts. (27 references) (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Peabody Coll.