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ERIC Number: ED358653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Collaboration: Research and Practice. CASE Information Dissemination Packet.
Cole, Cassandra McCrory
In this information packet for special education administrators, the literature on collaboration between regular and special educators is reviewed, issues relative to the implementation of collaboration are discussed, and eight model sites are described. After an introduction, distinctions between collaboration and consultation are drawn. Key principles of collaboration (complementary instruction, team teaching, and supportive learning activities) are considered, as are benefits of collaborative teaching (e.g., utilization of complementary teaching strengths) and potential barriers (interpersonal problems, traditional school structures, traditional attitudes regarding the dual systems of special and general education, and administrative mandates which violate the essential voluntariness of collaboration). The following issues in program development and implementation are specifically addressed: (1) time, (2) grading, (3) individualized education programs, (4) staff development, (4) curriculum accommodation and instructional modification, (5) teacher education programs, (6) reform issues, and (7) funding. Finally, programs at the following locations are described: Bakersfield (Vermont); Bloomington (Indiana); Redmond (Washington); Boulder (Colorado); Holt (Michigan); Littleton (Colorado); Albuquerque (New Mexico); and Gaithersburg (Maryland). Appendices include: a listing of responsibilities of both regular and special educators; definitions of various integration models; a sample format for integration model contracts; and sample elementary report card formats. (Contains 46 references.) (DB)
CASE Research Committee, Indiana University, School of Education, Smith Research Center-100A, 2805 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47405 (Order No. CIS-5, $20).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dept. of Special Education.; Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.