ERIC Number: ED359742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Teaming for Inclusion-Oriented Schools: A Resource Manual.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
This resource manual focuses on the development and enhancement of student program planning teams in schools oriented to inclusive education of students with disabilities. First, the terms inclusion, integration, and mainstreaming are clarified. Then, the challenge of developing instructional and behavioral plans that allow students to learn together is emphasized, outlining the need for administrative support, shared ownership of all children, collaborative teams, year-round transition and program planning, access to consultation and technical support, staff development, and school and home collaboration. The manual defines a "team" as a set of interpersonal relationships structured to achieve established goals. Members of the student planning team are listed. Essential elements of effective teams are discussed, including positive interdependence, face-to-face interaction, individual accountability, development of collaborative skills, and group processing. Appendixes provide team activities, various team forms, a team member checklist, and a team self-evaluation checklist. (Contains 18 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.