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ERIC Number: EJ965260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Building Collaborative Partnerships
Madigan, Jennifer C.; Schroth-Cavataio, Georganne
Principal Leadership, v12 n3 p26-30 Nov 2011
Communication and professional dialogue are essential elements of a high-quality education environment in which all students can succeed. Such an environment is especially important for the success of students with special needs. Unfortunately, collaboration between special educators, general educators, and other professionals is often hindered by a lack of planning time, as well as lack of personnel, lack of preservice teacher training in working with other professionals, resistance to change, and a lack of training about teacher roles in collaborative partnerships. The importance of building collaborative partnerships among administrators, general educators, special educators, and other professionals to assist a student with special needs is addressed extensively in IDEA 2004. Professional collaboration among IEP team members is an essential component for delivering the best possible IEP to a student. Improved communication between general and special educators meets the needs of staff members and improves results for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act