Disadvantages Of Collaboration

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Collaboration takes place when associates work together to help students achieve positive results in the classroom. This may be lesson planning with the special needs child in mind or two equally qualified individuals working together in a group or class. (Friend & Cook) (1992, p. 6 - 28) a few characteristics of successful collaborations are based on mutual goals, sharing accountability for outcomes and sharing resources

The types of collaborations that you might find in an early childhood setting are typical community resources, there are many nonprofit early education programs that meet the needs of students and are budget approved, one example of community resource is Head Start, a Preschool education program and community resource.

The advantages of collaboration are utilization of specialists to assist children and families, availability of resources, funding from other sources as well as implementing consensus building methods. (pg269).

Head Start is a government funded program that is designed to help prepare children for school. The professionals initially involved in this collaboration was proposed by President Lyndon B Johnson during the 1960’s which may have been an early collaboration that may have been inspired by Katherine Whiteside Taylor who initiated an early nursery movement, she collaborated in helping mothers understand child development during the 1920’s, this form of early education served as a purpose of socialization for children and a way
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