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Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Marilyn Friend, Lynne Cook

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 10, 2012

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The most widely-used text on the topic of collaboration, Interactions is a guide for preprofessionals and professionals to help them understand and participate effectively in their interactions with other school professionals and parents, in an increasingly diverse world that is also now routinely electronically and globally connected. 


Interactions presents theory and conceptual principles heavily seasoned with examples, cases, and applied activities. Written specifically to enable readers to quickly use their skills in professional settings, the book will be a useful tool for preservice educators and practitioners—whether they are engaged in formal instructional settings, a study group, or independent study.  The book recognizes that knowledge about instructional practices that can improve student outcomes are more important than ever before, and educators are scrambling to respond to the federal legislative mandates that require increasingly high standards and a clear trajectory of improving academic performance for all students, including those with disabilities and other special needs. 

Table of Contents

1      The Fundamentals of Collaboration  

2      Interpersonal Communication  

3      Listening, Responding, and Giving Feedback  

4      Integrating Skills through Interviews  

5      Interpersonal Problem Solving  

6      Teams

7      Co-Teaching  

8      Consulting, Coaching, and Mentoring  

9      Difficult Interactions  

10    Paraeducators  

11    Families  

12    Interagency and Community Collaboration  

13    Perspectives and Issues  


Name Index  

Subject Index  

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Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
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$61.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-278739-0