Educating Practitioners as Consultants: Development and Implementation of the Instructional Consultation Team Consortium

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

The continuing education of current practitioners as consultants is an area requiring both practical consideration and further research. The Instructional Consultation Team (IC-Team) Consortium represents a comprehensive, statewide effort to systematically train a diverse group of educational practitioners as instructional consultants within the context of a team service delivery model. This article describes the IC-Team Consortium and summarizes the empirically based professional development process used to support practitioners' consultation skill development and application. The article summarizes the multi-tiered system of professional development that includes an intense introductory training of consultation skills followed by a structured process of coaching during application. In addition, the article describes the use of the IC-Team as an arena for team members' continued development of consultation skills.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gravois, TA; Knotek, S; Babinski, LM

Published Date

  • January 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 113 - 132

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1047-4412

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1207/s1532768xjepc1301&2_09

Citation Source

  • Scopus