ERIC Number: ED347135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Problem-Solving: A Collaborative Process for Resolving Student Learning and Behavior Problems. A Staff Development Program for Educators. Participant Guide. Bulletin No. 92162.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children and Pupil Services.
The PARTNERS program is designed to assist educators in a problem-solving process and in making appropriate intervention decisions for students with learning and behavior problems. Through presentation, reading, discussion, and activities, participants have an opportunity to learn about and use an effective educational problem solving, decisionmaking model They are also expected to work with a colleague and practice collaboration as well as implement interventions between workshop sessions. The guide begins with an introduction, a problem solving process graphic, a description of the problem solving process and of educators as collaborators in problem solving, a brainstorming activity, and guidelines for brainstorming and group voting. Following this overview, the guide is organized into five sections: (1) Classroom Teaching and Review; (2) Problem Identification and Clarification; (3) Intervention and Evaluation Planning; (4) Implementation; and (5) Evaluation and Follow-up. Each of these sections includes explanations, discussion questions, and guided practice activities. Appendices include: The PARTNERS in Problem Solving Process Graphic; Guidelines for Brainstorming and Group Voting; Check List for Mismatch Statements; List of Contributing Factors; Intervention Plan; PARTNERS in Problem Solving Procedures; Exceptional Education Needs (EEN) Referral, Evaluation and Placement Process; Glossary; and Annotated List of Resource Materials. (LL)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Problems, Participative Decision Making, Problem Solving, Program Content, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Special Education, Teaching Models
Bureau for Exceptional Children, Division for Handicapped Children and Pupil Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children and Pupil Services.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Partners in Learning