ERIC Number: ED201108
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. Component One: Team Dynamics.
Anderlini, Lyn Starr
The facilitator's manual offers information for conducting a workshop to teach regular educators, special educators, and parents of handicapped children the principles of team dynamics as they relate to decisions regarding the individualized education program (IEP). Participants are provided with three presentations designed to: offer an understanding of the interpersonal needs which can be reinforced through active participation on a team; to identify the two major functions (the task function and the interactive function) of a team and to encourage participants to take an active role in performing these functions in an IEP meeting; and to provide a rationale for establishing shared goals and clarifying role responsibilities in the IEP team. The texts of the three presentations are provided as well as step by step guidelines for two related activities. Among the topics covered are the stages of team development, team functions, effective team strategies, and roles in the IEP planning meeting. Various forms are included as well as a copy of the participant's handbook. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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 132 533-536. Print is poor in parts.