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ERIC Number: ED406610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 6
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Advancing Knowledge in Schools through Consultative Knowledge Linking.
Kratochwill, Thomas R.
Consultation services have been considered an essential and important role for school psychologists throughout the history of the field. Traditionally consultation has been cast as a problem-solving process, nevertheless, it can be thought of as a knowledge-linking process in which psychologists advance knowledge in schools to various mediators who provide instruction, education, socialization, and services to children and families. Several features of consultation make it indispensable in schools and schooling. Since consultation is an oral communication process it allows relatively rapid communication of information to potentially large numbers of individuals. Consultation can facilitate broad scale information dissemination through "word-of-mouth mechanisms" such as electronic media, workshops, and distance education formats. Consultation knowledge linking involves a mechanism to provide consultee/mediators with research generated knowledge and can facilitate knowledge linking through a negotiated personal interaction with consultees. Psychologists working in schools have numerous areas in which they can provide consultative knowledge linking functions. These areas include: (1) diagnosis/assessment; (2) prevention programs; (3) treatment programs; and (4) serving in a scientist practitioner role. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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