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Entry Strategies For School Consultation (Hardback)
  • Entry Strategies For School Consultation (Hardback)

Entry Strategies For School Consultation (Hardback)

Hardback 284 Pages / Published: 04/05/1995
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Using a holistic approach--to take intervention from an individual to a systemic level--this book focuses on the front-line, practical issues faced by the consultant attempting to gain entry into a school. Opening with a review of consultation and its purposes, this unusually practical volume describes in detail how to:
* Define consultant functions
* Make decisions about where to enter the system
* Build support among key school system staff who are in a position to facilitate initial entry
* Garner information on the school's lines of authority, communication networks, missions, values, goals, and traditions
* Determine how practical the project is to the school
* Ascertain whether financial, personnel, and other resources are available so the project can work.
A comprehensive guide to entering the school system as a consultant, the book comes complete with prototype forms, questionnaires for examining consultant competency, and rating sheets for tracking the consultation process.
Veteran consultants and newcomers will find this book an invaluable resource for gaining initial entry and also for expanding the consultant's role within the system.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9780898623680
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 x 29 mm

"Arguing from the timely premise that special service teams need to expand from traditional evaluation, classification and placement of students in special education classes to broader, more preventive roles, Marks uses this book to show how this might be accomplished....With the excetion of those reprinted from other publications, all forms reproduced in this book may be utilized for professional use whithout obtaining special permission. Conclusions are well-documented and there is an extensive list of refeernces for those who seek further information...." --"Child and Family Behavior Therapy"
"A broad-based description of the school psychologist's role, together with guidelines for its effective implementation....The value of this work is enhanced by the fact that the public school is often the major institution that offers hope for the future of poor children...To help such children, public school require the services of skilled human service workers. This book effectively points the way for these workers to gain entry and provide much-needed services." --"Readings"
"Entry into a school means more than walking through the door. It includes gaining acces to staff, receiving sanctions for involvement, obtaining support, overcoming resistance, and effectively involving staff. This unique book offers consultants in-depth information regarding these essential skills." --"Intervention in School and Clinic"

"This book provides an in-depth look inside the school consultation process. Using personal experiences that are clearly linked to research and theory, Marks weaves a very useful text that will be required reading for all prospective school psychologists. His many concrete, useful examples enable psychologists to acquire more consulting work from schools and expand their existing roles within them. The book also contains numerous charts and forms that make the book a practical guide to effective delivery of school consultation services." --Edward S. Shapiro, Ph.D., Lehigh University

"Marks's focus on issues of entry in consultation fills a gap in the literature. His practical (and tried!) suggestions reveal consultation as a service delivery approach with human relationship at its core. This contribution is both refreshing and vital. I will be ordering it for my classes." --Mary Henning-Stout, Ph.D., Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

"Dr. Edward S. Marks has written a how-to' book for consultants who hope to gain entry into schools. The entry strategies have a sound philosophical and theoretical base which is essential. The strategies are also based on the real-life experiences of the author in working with inner city regular and special education students; hence the strategies are tested and practical. The book should be especially helpful to school psychologists, counselors, and other special service personnel on the school staff (inside consultants). Perhaps the most exciting and promising feature of the book to me is that teachers, principals, supervisors, and central office administrators could use the ideas in this book to truly make schools and school districts more student centered and more responsive to the needs and abilities of students. Dr. Marks has combined theory and practice and has also combined individual consultation with the potential of broad impact on the school building and school district through his holistic consultation approach. This, it seems to me, is the way psychologists and counselors ought to be used as consultants and is the best use of their special expertise." --Leroy C. Olson, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus, Professor of Educational Administration and Director, Supervisory Certification Program, Temple University

"This book, Entry Strategies for School Consultation, by Edward S. Marks, is timely, relevant, and helpful. Anyone reading newspapers and/or watching TV knows there are problems in our schools; professionals in the field know the contributions that have been made by school psychologists. Having served as Director of the School Psychology Program at the University of Maryland for more than 20 years I have observed the shift in emphasis from assessment to intervention. With intervention, the most difficult problem faced by school psychologists is how to get school personnel to listen to and follow recommendations given. Dr. Mark's book is practical in its orientation but also covers consultation theory. School psychologists and others working in the schools will find this book most useful." --Donald K. Pumroy, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland

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