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ERIC Number: ED369635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 11
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Collaborative Consultation in a Rural School.
Glenn, Cheeri; Randall, E. Vance
Rural and urban elementary schools implemented collaborative consultation to serve special education students. In the rural school, the special education teacher spends 4 days per week in the classrooms. She spends Wednesdays and 1 week out of 5 testing, writing IEPs, planning, and completing paperwork. The principal, instructional assistant, TAG teacher, speech and language teacher, itinerant consultant, and most classroom teachers are involved in the collaborative consultation. Before implementing collaborative consultation, team members spent a year or more gathering information through conferences, visitations, and discussions. In the urban school, the resource room teacher, Chapter-1 teacher, instructional assistants, speech and language teacher, principal, and classroom teachers reviewed information on collaborative consultation over a semester and developed guidelines. They started in reading classes and continued inservice training and regular meetings. Program evaluations over several years showed many strengths but also concerns about curriculum adaptation and planning time. Collaborative consultation requires close teamwork, extensive planning, specific consulting skills, flexibility, administrator support, and sufficient allocation of time for planning and implementation. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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