Collaboration and System Coordination for Students with Special Needs

Collaboration and System Coordination for Students with Special Needs : From Early Childhood to the Postsecondary Years

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This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the power and promise of collaboration and system coordination -- connecting students, professionals, parents, schools and community agencies in new ways. Placing students with special needs and families in the center, collaboration and system coordination are viewed from a developmental framework from early childhood through post-high school. The book perspective helps individuals understand the complex interplay between the needs of students and collaborative skill needs of professionals along the developmental path. Key topics: How school collaboration and system coordination work, current laws that promote it with emphasis on IDEA 2004 and NCLB 2001, research that links collaboration with student and family outcomes, skills for effective collaboration between general and special educators, the role of families in school collaboration, effects of cultural and linguistic diversity, and strategies for effective collaboration and coordination from early childhood through post-secondary education, including alternative educational settings. Case examples are threaded throughout as the book urges change in how professionals think about the way education and human services agencies should respond to students who are special learners.show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 188 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 771.12g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131145193
  • 9780131145191

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This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the power and promise of collaboration and system coordination -- connecting students, professionals, parents, schools and community agencies in new ways. Placing students with special needs and families in the center, collaboration and system coordination are viewed from a developmental framework from early childhood through post-high school. The book perspective helps individuals understand the complex interplay between the needs of students and collaborative skill needs of professionals along the developmental path. Key topics: How school collaboration and system coordination work, current laws that promote it with emphasis on IDEA 2004 and NCLB 2001, research that links collaboration with student and family outcomes, skills for effective collaboration between general and special educators, the role of families in school collaboration, effects of cultural and linguistic diversity, and strategies for effective collaboration and coordination from early childhood through post-secondary education, including alternative educational settings. Case examples are threaded throughout as the book urges change in how professionals think about the way education and human services agencies should respond to students who are special learners.show more

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PREFACE PART 1: FOUNDATIONS FOR COLLABORATION AND SYSTEM COORDINATION Chapter 1. Why Are Collaboration And System Coordination Important? Chapter 2. How Does School Collaboration Work? Chapter 3. How Does System Coordination Work? Chapter 4. What Laws Promote School Collaboration and System Coordination? Chapter 5. What Research Evidence Links Collaboration and System Coordination With Student Outcomes? PART 2: PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN COLLABORATION AND SYSTEM COORDINATION Chapter 6. What Are the Essential Skills for Effective Communication, Collaboration and Coordination? Chapter 7. How Do General and Special Educators Collaborate to Effectively Co-Teach? Chapter 8. What is the Role of the Family in School Collaboration and System Coordination? Chapter 9. How Does Cultural and Language Diversity Affect School Collaboration and System Coordination? With Tracy Price PART 3. COLLABORATION AND COORDINATION THROUGH THE LIFE-SPAN Introduction to Part 3 Chapter 10. How Can School Collaboration and System Coordination Promote Progress of Children in Early Childhood Programs? Chapter 11. How Can School Collaboration and System Coordination Promote Progress of Elementary School Students? Chapter 12. How Can School Collaboration and System Coordination Promote Progress of Middle School Children? Chapter 13. How Can School Collaboration and System Coordination Promote Progress of High School Students? Robert Baer and Carol Kochhar-Bryant Chapter 14. How Can School Collaboration and System Coordination Promote Progress of Students in Alternative Education? With Renee Lacey Chapter 15. How Can School Collaboration and System Coordination Promote Transition of Students to the Adult World? PART 4. RESOURCES FOR COLLABORATION AND SYSTEM COORDINATIONshow more

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