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Giangreco, Michael F.; Suter, Jesse C.; Doyle, Mary Beth – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2010
Effective collaboration with paraprofessionals is an important and growing aspect of providing special education services in inclusive schools. We reviewed recent research on special education paraprofessional issues and practices in U.S. schools between 2000 and 2007. Major findings of 32 identified studies were summarized in 9 topical…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Inclusive Schools, Paraprofessional School Personnel
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Conoley, Jane Close; Conoley, Collie Wyatt – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2010
Authors in this special issue edited by Cook and Friend provide analyses of many important relationships within a school: teacher to teacher; teacher to paraprofessional, educators, and home caregivers; and whole-building systems. Their focus on collaboration prompted these authors to reflect on a possible theoretical mechanism behind the success…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Interpersonal Relationship, Psychology, Social Support Groups
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Young, Hannah L.; Gaughan, Edward – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2010
Qualitative and quantitative methods were used to examine a four year program designed to improve the effectiveness of prereferral intervention teams in rural schools. Quantitative data (basic descriptives) were collected regarding referrals, recommendations, and outcomes. Team meetings were audiotaped and coded to yield qualitative data about the…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Prereferral Intervention, Problem Solving, Evaluation Methods
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Arra, Christopher T. – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2010
The goal of this case study was to describe the cross-cultural consultation experiences of school psychology graduate students as they progressed through a semester-long school-based consultation course. Graduate students enrolled in a consultation course completed both quantitative and qualitative assessment measures. The course instructor used…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, School Psychology, School Psychologists, Consultants
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Newell, Markeda – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2010
The purpose of this study was to analyze how school psychologists engage racial/cultural diversity when conceptualizing problems during consultation in a multiracial context. Four school psychologists were recruited to engage in computer-simulated problem-solving consultation. Each school psychologist was presented with three fictional…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Holistic Approach, Identification, Cultural Pluralism
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Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Lawson, Hal A.; Iachini, Aidyn; Bean, Gerald; Flaspohler, Paul D.; Zullig, Keith – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2010
A new genus of district and school improvement models entails partnerships with other organizations and new working relationships with families, community leaders, and youths. The Ohio Community Collaboration Model for School Improvement (OCCMSI) is one such model. It enables partners to leverage family and community resources for learning,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Districts, Models, Partnerships in Education
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Sander, Janay B.; Sharkey, Jill D.; Olivarri, Roger; Tanigawa, Diane A.; Mauseth, Tory – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2010
Background factors that correlate with juvenile delinquency are consistent across the interdisciplinary literature base. Yet, information about the process of how risks relate to outcomes, especially within school settings, is limited. Researchers used qualitative methods to examine school and interpersonal experiences from the perspective of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Delinquency, Adolescents, Individual Characteristics
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Yetter, Georgette – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2010
The responses of 472 educators were used to develop the Pre-Referral Intervention Team Inventory (PRITI), a 24-item Likert scale. Principal axis analyses resulted in a one-dimensional structure with high internal consistency that explained 57% of the total variance. Acceptability of team procedures was strongly and positively correlated with a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Likert Scales, Referral, Problem Solving
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Roach, Andrew T.; Elliott, Stephen N. – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2009
Current federal legislation (i.e., No Child Left Behind (NCLB)) requires states to set rigorous academic standards, ensure classroom instruction addresses these standards, and measure and report students' progress via large-scale assessments. NCLB assumes that inclusive accountability systems and standards-based reform will result in improved…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Federal Legislation, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education
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Speight, Suzette L.; Vera, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2009
This commentary suggests that a critical dialogue about the role of social justice within the practice of school psychology is needed for the field to embrace and advance a social justice agenda.
Descriptors: Social Justice, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Role
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Pearrow, Melissa M.; Pollack, Stanley – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2009
Empowerment of youth, particularly in urban settings, is critical to addressing issues of social injustice. Programs that support the development of empowerment, or action taken by an individual to facilitate his or her own ability to act in the face of oppression, have demonstrated great promise in dimensions such as creating stronger group…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Participatory Research, Consultants, Action Research
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Kaniuka, Maureen – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2009
The vision of training school psychologists to serve a broad, preventative role has evolved through "Blueprint I," "Blueprint II," and the 2002 Conference on the Future of School Psychology with limited impact on the daily functioning of practitioners. "Blueprint III" is a multidimensional and integrated model for the training of school…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Mental Health
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Conoley, Collie W.; Conoley, Jane Close; Reese, Robert J. – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2009
"School Psychology: A Blueprint for Training and Practice III" (Ysseldyke et al., 2006) continues an over 20-year tradition of reenvisioning school psychology. This latest edition focuses with great clarity on school psychology as, ideally, a profession devoted to the prevention of school-based difficulties for children and capacity building for…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Psychological Services, Mental Health
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Erchul, William P. – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2009
Gerald Caplan (1917-2008), world-renowned child and community psychiatrist, was the originator of the modern practice of mental health consultation. In addition to consultation, Caplan developed and refined many conceptual models and methods for practice for use in community mental health, psychology, and education. This tribute article focuses on…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Profiles, Psychiatry
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Gelzheiser, Lynn M. – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2009
The "Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation" has assembled a series of thought-provoking responses to the National Association of School Psychologists' document "School Psychology: A Blueprint for Training and Practice III" (Ysseldyke et al., 2006) or "Blueprint III." Each of the responses addresses the limited effect of preservice…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Special Education Teachers
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