ERIC Number: ED144263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Dissonance Paradigm: A Technique to Improve the Effectiveness of the TEAM Approach.
Spadafore, Gerald J.
To reduce professional discord among admission and discharge committee members charged with placement and treatment decisions involving exceptional children, a Cognitive Dissonance Paradigm is proposed. The paradigm is noted to allow each team member to present assumptions and their interpretations of causes of the problem without critical review by fellow team members. The problem-solving, goal-oriented procedure is advocated to facilitate communication among team members by diminishing the need for each team member to compete for professional supremacy. The subsequent reduction of cognitive dissonance is said to enhance the admission and discharge committee's ability to determine the essential features of a proposed solution as well as to establish a meaningful delivery system. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists (1976)