In Resource Teachers, Dr. Jennifer Katz describes the fundamental shift in the role of the resource teacher in the inclusive classroom (outlined in her previous book, Teaching to Diversity). Dr. Katz discusses practical and innovative ways to partner with classroom teachers to create inclusive learning communities – by co-planning, co-teaching, and co-assessing instruction – with less emphasis on traditional practices of pull-out remediation, IEPs, and modified programming.
Jennifer Katz, PhD, taught for 16 years in diverse classrooms from K to 12, including special education and inclusive classrooms in Winnipeg and Vancouver. She has also served as a resource teacher and counsellor. Her work as an advocate of inclusive education has spanned several countries, provinces, and territories, and multiple audiences, including students, parents, teachers, educational leaders, and curriculum and policy development ministries. Dr. Katz received the MCEC Outstanding Achievement Award for Leadership, 2016. She now serves as an Assistant Professor of Inclusive Education at the University of British Columbia.