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The Art of Collaboration

Lessons from Families of Children with Disabilities

  • Authors
  • Katharine G. Shepherd
  • Colby T. Kervick
  • Djenne-amal N. Morris

Part of the Studies in Inclusive Education book series (STUIE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Katharine G. Shepherd, Colby T. Kervick, Djenne-amal N. Morris
    Pages 1-8
  3. Katharine G. Shepherd, Colby T. Kervick, Djenne-amal N. Morris
    Pages 9-31
  4. Katharine G. Shepherd, Colby T. Kervick, Djenne-amal N. Morris
    Pages 33-59
  5. Katharine G. Shepherd, Colby T. Kervick, Djenne-amal N. Morris
    Pages 61-82
  6. Katharine G. Shepherd, Colby T. Kervick, Djenne-amal N. Morris
    Pages 83-101
  7. Katharine G. Shepherd, Colby T. Kervick, Djenne-amal N. Morris
    Pages 103-127
  8. Katharine G. Shepherd, Colby T. Kervick, Djenne-amal N. Morris
    Pages 129-158
  9. Katharine G. Shepherd, Colby T. Kervick, Djenne-amal N. Morris
    Pages 159-180
  10. Katharine G. Shepherd, Colby T. Kervick, Djenne-amal N. Morris
    Pages 181-188
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 189-189

About this book

Introduction

The Art of Collaboration: Lessons from Families of Children with Disabilities, co-authored by two professors of education and a parent of a child with disabilities, draws on the literature as well as original research to explore the meaning of collaboration and the benefits and barriers to developing positive school and family partnerships. The voices and stories of families of children with a variety of disabilities and experiences are at the heart of the book, providing insights into how we might re-conceptualize collaboration as an ongoing process and an “art” built on a shared commitment to improving the lives of children and families. The book begins with an overview of the research on collaboration and explores key themes, including the process of identifying a disability, the meaning of parent knowledge and expertise in the digital age, the potential to join parent and professional knowledge for the benefit of the child and family, and approaches leading to meaningful collaboration and communication. These include a variety of family-centered tools and practices, strategies for promoting parent advocacy and leadership, and a focus on hope and resiliency. Each chapter concludes with questions for reflection and suggested activities, making it an ideal resource for both parents and professionals. Throughout, the authors critique the collaborative process, while focusing on its promises and possibilities for families, educators, and other professionals.





Keywords

collaboration children with disabilities parent-professional partnership family-centered practice family voice

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-824-2
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-824-2
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