Effective collaboration for educating the whole child
- Kochhar-Bryant, Carol A.
- Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin ; [Oxford, Ohio] : NSDC, c2010.
- Physical description
- xvi, 263 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
LC4091 .K63 2010
- Unknown LC4091 .K63 2010
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-256) and index.
- Preface Acknowledgments About the Author About the Contributor 1. What Does It Mean to Educate the Whole Child? Chapter Topics Introduction: The New Face of Diversity Collaboration Makes Pioneers of Us All Dance of Development: The Paradox of Educating Children Who Develop at Different Rates What Does It Mean to Educate the Whole Child? What Is Collaboration, and Why Is It Important for Educating the Whole Child? What Is Developmentally Responsive Practice? How Do Environment and Health Status Affect Learning and Development? How Does Social-Emotional Health Affect Learning and Development? How Does Participation in High-Risk Behavior Affect Learning and Development? What Is the Family's Role in Promoting the Development of the Whole Child? An Imperative to Celebrate Our Work Closing Summary of Key Points Key Terms and Phrases 2. What Is a Developmentally Healthy School Environment? Chapter Topics Introduction What Is the Relationship Between Social and Emotional Health and Learning? What Are the Characteristics of a Developmentally Healthy School Environment? Ten Strategies That Promote a Developmentally Responsive School Environment What Models and Initiatives Exist for Creating Developmentally Responsive School Environments? Closing Summary of Key Points Key Terms and Phrases 3. What Laws Promote Collaboration for the Whole-Child Initiative? Chapter Topics Introduction Is the Whole-Child Initiative New? What Laws Support Professional Collaboration to Educate the Whole Child? Summary of Key Points Key Terms and Phrases 4. How Do Schools Create Developmentally Responsive Environments? A Shared Responsibility Chapter Topic Introduction What Are the Typical Roles of School Personnel, and How Can They Be Expanded to Address the Needs of Students? Closing: Toward a Culture of Collaboration Summary of Key Points Key Terms and Phrases 5. How Do Professionals Collaborate to Educate the Whole Child? Chapter Topics Introduction Why Is There a Growing Interest in Collaboration to Address the Developmental Needs of the Whole Child? How Does Collaboration Lead to Schoolwide Change? The Many Uses of Collaboration: The Four Action-Dimensions Is Collaboration a Developmental Process? Collaboration in the Early Years Collaboration in the Middle Years Collaboration in High School Years Ten Principles for Successful Collaboration and Coordination Summary of Key Points Key Terms and Phrases 6. What Is the Role of Community Agencies? Chapter Topics Introduction How Do Coordinated Services Support Developmentally Responsive School Environments? What Community Agencies Should Be Engaged With Schools? How Do Schools and Community Agencies Work Together? How Do Schools and Community Agencies Coordinate for Youth Placed at Risk? How Is an Interagency Agreement Developed? What Is the Role of the Local Interagency Planning Council? Summary of Key Points Key Terms and Phrases 7. How Does Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Affect Professional Collaboration? Chapter Topics Introduction Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students and Families? What Is Cultural Diversity? How Does Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Enrich School Environments? How Does Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Affect Professional Collaboration? What Strategies Are Effective for Working With CLD Students and Parents? Eight Principles and Strategies to Strengthen Professional Collaboration in Highly Diverse Schools Summary of Key Points Key Terms and Phrases 8. Celebrating Our Work: What Are the Benefits and Positive Impacts of Professional Collaboration Chapter Topics Introduction The Power of Collaboration: Can the Success of Professional Collaboration and Interagency Coordination Be Measured? Does Professional Collaboration Improve Results for the Whole Child? How Do We Know That Whole-Child Approaches Impact Studet Learning? Does Collaboration Promote Student and Family Self-Determination? Why Is it Important to Celebrate Our Work and Renew Our Commitment? Closing: A Call to Action Summary of Key Points Key Terms and Phrases References Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- It takes a team of professionals working together to support a child's emotional, physical, and academic development. "Effective Collaboration for Educating the Whole Child" examines collaboration between educators to successfully teach children with complex learning needs, both with and without identified disabilities. This book for primary and secondary general and special education teachers, administrators, and student support specialists explores how to make collaboration and coordination work, who takes responsibility for the process, and why collaboration is central to improving outcomes for students considered at risk. Focusing on coordinating across systems to improve education, the author: discusses the roles, responsibilities, and relationships between school professionals, community agencies, and service providers; offers case examples in each chapter as windows into schools and classrooms; emphasizes important developmental transitions from the primary years through secondary school and after; and, presents personal reflections from parents, students, and professionals. Developmentally responsive school environments depend on constructive relationships between the adults in a student's life, making this a vital resource for anyone who interacts with children.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant with Angela Heishman.
- "A Joint Publication."