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ERIC Number: ED405722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 15
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Collegial Coaching, Special Needs, and the Nontraditional Classroom.
McInturff, Johanna R.
This paper describes collegial coaching as a means of providing general and special educators with the collaboration, materials exchange, and emotional support needed to teach all children in an inclusive setting. A brief review of the literature precedes a discussion of prerequisites for collegial coaching (such as self-confidence and respect for the collegial partner). An action plan is outlined, involving staff development through group building activities; instruction in nonjudgmental mediational competencies; observational techniques; and the policies, procedures and theoretical-conceptual aspects of inclusion. The action plan's guidance for collegial pairs includes developing a mission statement, establishing generalized goals, and identifying specific objectives. The final stage of the action plan is implementation of an inclusive classroom approach that stresses individualization, alternate assignments, and collegial evaluation of progress. (Contains 17 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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