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ERIC Number: EJ796433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
What's for Lunch?: A Helping Professions Faculty Collaborative Model that Works
Sadao, Kathleen C.; Gonsier-Gerdin, Jean; Smith-Stubblefield, Simalee
Issues in Teacher Education, v13 n1 p51-71 Spr 2004
In the 1990s, fueled by the momentum of the inclusive schools movement, where students with disabilities were being encouraged to participate in their neighborhood schools and adults with disabilities were self-advocating for a chance at community independence, the collaboration model among professionals burgeoned as best practice for serving individuals with disabilities. However, although the concept of collaboration was recognized as a best practice initiative, most service providers were not prepared to make the leap to discipline reciprocity where professionals were required to actually practice cross-disciplinary skills in the workplace. With this historical framework and gap in the research in mind, the faculty of the Special Education Program at the Benerd School of Education, University of the Pacific, in collaboration with another faculty member from the Speech-Language Pathology Department, Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, applied and were awarded a James Irvine Learning Assessment Grant to form an interprofessional, interdisciplinary working group. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe the interprofessional collaborative group process, identify the outcomes of the collaborative working group and gather the perceptions of the faculty participants concerning their involvement in the group. The second component to the study was to measure the perceptions of students concerning their participation in the undergraduate course "Introduction to the Helping Professions." (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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