Summary and Info
Best practices currently advocate that education professionals consult and collaborate with colleagues across disciplines as a means of providing students and their families a comprehensive, developmental approach to students’ academic, career, and social/personal growth. Best Practices for Education Professionals has been developed to inform in-service and pre-service professional educators, including teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, administrators, and other school professionals, about useful techniques, ideas, competencies, and skills when addressing the comprehensive development of children in schools and school settings. The book is comprised of both research (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-design) and conceptual pieces about the most effective, current professional practices for professionals who work with P-12 children in schools. It will be highly useful for individuals studying to be practicing teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, administrators, as well as other school professionals. The book informs in-service and pre-service individuals about useful techniques, ideas, competencies, and skills when working with children in schools and school settings. The volume is also important to individuals undertaking academic (master and doctoral) level research on best practices for school professionals. The book includes recent, research-based ideas in the field of education. Topics include cultural competencies for school professionals, learning communities, educational technology, literacy, and special education. This book is particularly important in the field of education since becoming informed on the latest techniques and ideologies is an essential component of both professional preparation and continuing professional development of school professionals. Currently, education practitioners struggle with finding time for professional development and ways to inform themselves of the latest research. This book—with many timely findings—is important to offer to the education community, as well as the academic community, in higher education. As students continually change, so must the practices of the professionals who work with them. This volume attempts to highlight some of the most recent practices in the field of education and for educators. This book is unique and valuable in that while other books focus on a particular profession within the education field, this book covers best practices of a variety of professionals who work in the schools.