SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Malone, D. M., & Gallagher, P. A. (2010). Special education teachers’ attitudes and perceptions of teamwork. Remedial and Special Education31(5), 330–342. doi:10.1177/0741932509338362

Abstract: One hundred and eighty-four special education teachers serving school-based intervention teams completed the Attitudes About Teamwork Survey, the Team Characteristics Survey, and the Team Process Perception Survey. Respondents’ regard for the team process in planning and implementing supports for children with disabilities was generally favorable. Similarly, respondents’ perceptions of the performance characteristics of the teams on which they served were generally positive. Associations among items on the Attitudes About Teamwork Survey and the Team Characteristics Survey are reported. Finally, respondents provided input regarding teamwork benefits and limitations, how teamwork supports their efforts, and recommendations for improving the effectiveness of teamwork. Practical implications of the results and directions for further investigation in this area are discussed.

Article 2: Whitbread, K. M., Bruder, M. B., Fleming, G., & Park, H. J. (2007). Collaboration in special education: Parent–professional training. TEACHING Exceptional Children39(4), 6–14. doi:10.1177/004005990703900401

Abstract: This article provides a brief overview of literature and studies and a description of a project aimed at fostering relationships between teachers and parents in support of more effective educational planning and implementation. The curriculum, training procedures, and outcomes of the program are discussed.