ERIC Number: ED447461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Collaboration for Diverse Learners: Viewpoints and Practices.
Risko, Victoria J., Ed.; Bromley, Karen, Ed.
This book suggests that a solution to schools' lack of comprehensive literacy programs may be found through innovations in collaborative decision making about curriculum and instruction. It provides analyses of collaborative efforts, multiple ways to think about collaboration and its implementation, and examples of collaborative projects. After an introduction, section 1, Ways to Think About Collaboration contains 6 chapters: (1) "New Visions of Collaboration" (Victoria J. Risko and Karen Bromley); (2) "Getting Started With Collaboration" (Marjorie Montague and Cynthia Warger); (3) "Collaboration in the Schools: A Theoretical and Practical View" (Barbara J. Walker, Ronald J. Scherry, and Christine Gransbery); (4) "Co-Teaching: It Takes More Than ESP" (Jeanne Shay Schumm, Marie Tejero Hughes, and Maria Elena Arguelles); (5) "Collaboration as Deliberate Curriculum Decision Making" (Marleen C. Pugach and Mary Ann Fitzgerald); and (6) "'Title I Bought That Coffee Pot!' Family Literacy Professionals Learn to Collaborate" (Nancy D. Padak, Connie Sapin, and Connie Spencer Ackerman). Section 2, Multiple Pathways to Collaboration, contains 14 chapters: (7) "Collaboration in a First-Grade Classroom: Shared Inquiry Supports Divers Learners' Literacy Development" (Jaqueline K. Peck); (8) "Collaborative Learning Strategies in Diverse Classrooms" (Patricia Douville and Karen D. Wood); (9) "Expanding Collaborative Roles of Reading Specialists: Developing an Intermediate Reading Support Program" (Donna Ogle and Ellen Fogelberg); (10) "Developing Successful Collaborative Literacy Teams: A Case Study" (Carol A. Lyons); (11) "Educational Teams for Students With Diverse Needs: Structures to Promote Collaboration and Impact" (Beverly Rainforth and Jill L. England); (12) "Emphasizing Differences to Build Cultural Understandings" (Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt); (13) "Communicating and Collaborating With Linguistically Diverse Communities" (Bertha Perez); (14) "Developing Collaboration With
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Literacy, Participative Decision Making, Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching
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