Linda P. Blanton, Cynthia C. Griffin,
Judith A. Winn, and Marleen C. Pugach
The authors of this book support collaboration in teacher education programs as a shared educational agenda between special education and general education. They show the need to jettison the old separate parallel system of teacher training in favor of new roles and responsibilities for faculty members.
The book presents the efforts of ten selected exemplary collaborative teacher training programs from across the country. Detailed discussions of each reform approach demonstrate how and why these particular programs are effective. The authors suggest joint planning of courses and team teaching.
The text builds upon constructivist thinking and appeals for integrated curriculums.
A critical resource for deans, educators, and faculty as they attempt to fashion changes within their own institutions, the book ends with ten powerful postulates for change and success.