Psychology 470: Consultation and Collaboration for Students with Special Needs is a three-credit course designed to increase awareness of the framework and rationale for collaboration, the facilitating factors involved, and the strategies for implementation. The main emphasis of the course is on understanding collaborative consultation as a process to enable people with diverse expertise to work together to generate solutions for educating students with special education needs in regular public school classrooms.
|Jairrels, V. (1999). Cultural diversity: Implications for collaboration. Intervention in School & Clinic, 34(4), 236-239. Explores how diverse school populations influence the process of educational collaboration in the United States. Topics addressed include competencies for collaboration related to diverse exceptional learners, the role of special education teachers, and the concept of collaboration across disciplines.|
|Cummins, J. (May, 1991). Empowering culturally and linguistically diverse students with learning problems. ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education. The Council for Exceptional Children. Discussion of incorporating minority students’ language and culture into the school program; encouraging minority community participation as an integral component of children’s education; and allowing students to become active generators of their own knowledge.|
|Hunt, P., Soto, G., Maier, J., & Doering, K. (2003). Collaborative teaming to support students at risk and students with severe disabilities in general education classrooms. Exceptional Children, 69(3): 315-332. Examines and evaluates the effectiveness of a general education/special education collaborative team process on the academic and social participation of six students in general education classrooms (3 students with severe disabilities, and 3 who were considered academically at risk).|
|Inclusive Education Resources. The J. P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. Provides links to various inclusive education resources. The University of Alberta home page is found at: www.ualberta.ca.|
|Price, B. J., Mayfield, P. K., McFadden, A. C., & Marsh, G. E. (2000). Collaborative teaching: Special education for inclusive classrooms. Parrot Publishing. Copyright © 2000-2001 Parrot Publishing, L.L.C. Textbook chapters cover a wide range of topics relating to special education for inclusive classrooms. Includes references, links, and a search function for the site.|
|Landrum, M. S. (2001). Resource consultation and collaboration in gifted education. Psychology in the Schools, 38(5), 457-466. Explores changes in the field of gifted education. Article subheadings include the following topics: the nature of resource consultation and collaboration, resource consultation and collaboration model in gifted education, redefinition of the role of gifted education specialist, management of collaboration and consultation, description of consultation and collaboration activities, and educational implications.|