Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
While many interventions have been used to help children with emotional and behavioral problems, outcomes for children with emotional and behavioral disturbances continue to be poor. Identifying teachers as essential collateral participants in evidence-based, systems approaches to addressing the needs of children with emotional and behavioral problems, this manual is offered as a guide for members of the education community. Teacher cooperation with empirically supported interventions, interagency collaboration, and programs that accept families as equal partners, have all been clearly supported by research and this collaborative role is discussed in light of relevant literature. Exploring the issues related to emotional and behavioral disturbances, the strengths and promise of collaboration, potential barriers, and concrete examples, the guide focuses on increased preparation and support of teachers. The manual is presented as original professional material with the purpose of increasing understanding of emotional and behavioral disturbances, the common implications for classroom conduct, behavior, and success, and the role of teachers in cross-system collaboration.
Altman, S. (2003). The Classroom and Beyond: The Teacher's Role in Collaboration for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/346