Transdisciplinary collaboration among school researchers: The consortium on the school-based promotion of social competence


Journal Article

A common problem faced by professionals involved in implementing and researching intervention programs is identifying where they can turn for consultation and support in addressing the complex challenges of their work. The professional literature often does not address the specific problems they must address and does not offer personal support. Further, it is unclear what type of professional development is appropriate for meeting the somewhat unique needs of those at a senior level. This article discusses the development, formation, evolution, and ongoing work of a group of researchers and professors from universities around the country who have been collaborating since 1987. They formed a consortium of professional peers to share expertise, conduct joint projects, encourage reflective practice, provide moral support, and enhance one another's professional growth and development. Through the mutual efforts, support, and consultative assistance provided, members have been able to creatively enhance and improve their individual approaches to school intervention and also expand their influence on the field at large.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Elias, MJ; Weissberg, RP; Zins, JE; Kendall, PC; Dodge, KA; Jason, LA; Rotheram-Borus, MJ; Perry, CL; Hawkins, JD; Gottfredson, DC

Published Date

  • January 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 25 - 39

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1047-4412

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1207/s1532768xjepc0701_3

Citation Source

  • Scopus