The process of fostering consultee development during instructional consultation


Journal Article

This investigation examines how the process of instructional consultation (IC) supports consultees' problem-solving and fosters change in how the consultees understand pertinent work problems. The setting was a mid-Atlantic elementary school's Instructional Consultation Team, and the participants were 13 case manager consultants and 5 teacher consultees. A micro-ethnographic research approach was used and 4 primary sources of data collected: interviews, direct observations, consultation documents, and IC training documents. Analysis of the data uncovered 4 general themes related to the participants' problem-solving and evolving understanding of the work issues. In the discussion, the question of how IC is a constructive process that promotes consultees' development is considered.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Knotek, SE; Rosenfield, SA; Gravois, TA; Babinski, LM

Published Date

  • December 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 3-4

Start / End Page

  • 303 - 328

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1047-4412

Citation Source

  • Scopus