ERIC Number: ED201107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
The Team Approach to Educational Decision-Making: Increasing the Effectiveness of IEP Teams. Facilitator's Manual for Module Two. Overview.
Anderlini, Lyn Starr
The facilitator's manual offers information for conducting a workshop to teach basic team theory and skills which will enable regular and special educators as well as parents of handicapped children to form effective decision making individualized education program (IEP) teams. Listed among anticipated outcomes of the training session are to enable participants to: state the rationale for a team approach to educational decision making; state the major functions of a work group or team; utilize the task and interactive participation skills in IEP teams; identify the characteristics of an effective team; demonstrate active listening; send messages effectively; utilize a problem solving technique; and identify group decision making methods. General information includes an outline of the training purpose and outcomes, a program description, guidelines for program use, a checklist for advance preparation and needed materials, participant evaluation form, and agenda. Directions to the facilitator and the training text cover such topics as the IEP team, the instructional sequence, and the learning contract. Step by step guidelines are offered for various activities. Masters for overhead transparencies are provided. A list of references concludes the document. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. California Regional Resource Center.
Note: For related documents, see EC 132 534-536.