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ERIC Number: EJ947831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
Successful Collaboration: Four Essential Traits of Effective Special Education Specialists
Eccleston, Stuart T.
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v11 n1 p40-47 Spr 2010
Successful inclusion is directly related to collaboration success between the special education specialist and the general classroom teacher. The role of the special educator has undergone steady change ever since students with exceptionalities were intentionally included in regular classrooms. This role now requires effective collaborative skills. There are four essential traits special educators need to develop if they are to successfully collaborate. They are thoughtful of self-understanding; knowledgeable of policies and best teaching practices; compassionate in attitude; and have well developed leadership qualities. These four traits are explained in relation to special education specialists. Practitioners are guided to identify their own areas of strength and need through an exercise in reflective practice. (Contains 1 figure.)
International Association of Special Education. c/o College of Education, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774. Tel: 928-523-8979; Fax: 928-523-1929; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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