ERIC Number: ED398686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Individualised Educational Planning: A Guide for Meeting Learners' Needs.
Thomson, Charlotte; And Others
This guide to Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) for students with special needs in New Zealand begins with an overview section which discusses what an IEP is, policy and administrative requirements, and steps in the IEP process. Module 1 presents basic information about the IEP. Module 2 describes school organization to facilitate IEPs and recommends ways for schools to establish a special education committee. Module 3 examines the importance of assessment in the IEP process and gives a framework for action. Module 4 describes the framework and stages of the IEP meeting and makes organizational recommendations. Module 5 provides guidelines on establishing goals and objectives for the student. Module 6 explains the details and administrative requirements of the IEP and provides sample forms. Module 7 recommends ways in which adaptations can be made to meet the needs of individual students. Module 8 focuses on the art of negotiation and outlines a collaborative problem-solving model. Module 9 provides information on communication skills that facilitate communication with other IEP team members, including parents. A parents' guide on the IEP process is included. Appendices provide news releases, a task force report, and a Ministry of Education statement. (Contains 32 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Communication Skills, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Learning Modules, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Records (Forms), Special Needs Students, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation
Ministry of Education, P.O. Box 1666, Wellington, New Zealand ($35).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Wellington (New Zealand).
Authoring Institution: Massey Univ. (New Zealand).
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand