|Marleen Pugach, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lawrence Johnson, University of Cincinnati
This latest revision has a strong focus on teamwork and includes new material on reconceptualizing collaboration and team-based problem solving.
The authors give us a powerful vision of schools as learning communities, not just for students, but also for adults, teachers, parents, and school administrators. This second edition has been expanded to include interagency connections and ways to develop partnerships with schools. The school–family collaboration chapter covers cross–cultural situations and gives practical strategies. Much more emphasis is given to diversity in this revision.
You’ll find proven activities and checklists at the end of each chapter. Problem solving, team teaching, and working with supporting groups are all part of this second edition.
- Collaboration and the Complex Work of Teaching
- A Multidimensional Framework for Collaboration
- Communication: The Foundation of Collaboration
- Skills to Facilitate Effective Communication
- Barriers to Effective Communication
- Working With and Supporting Groups
- Collaboration as Classroom and School-Wide Problem Solving
- Team Teaching as Collaboration
- Collaboration and School Partnerships
- School–Family Collaboration
- Covers basic skills to facilitate communication
- Includes numerous activities to experience collaboration
- Teaches strong, effective teamwork skills
- Focuses on schools as learning communities