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Waldron, Nancy L.; McLeskey, James – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2010
Over the last decade, much research has been conducted regarding how successful school improvement can be achieved. One focus of this research has been the development of schools that are inclusive and meet the educational needs of all students, including those with disabilities. Research has shown that school change that improves teacher practice…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, School Restructuring, School Culture, Educational Change
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Olivos, Edward M.; Gallagher, R. J.; Aguilar, Jill – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2010
In this review, challenges to family-school collaboration and a framework describing how special educators can foster a climate of collaboration with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families of children with moderate to severe disabilities are described. Conditions for collaboration in this circumstance require that educators…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Special Education Teachers, Family School Relationship, Cultural Differences
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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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