ERIC Number: ED464446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Great Questions and the Art of Portraiture.
This brief paper uses the concept of "great questions" to address issues in person-centered planning for individuals with disabilities. "Great questions" are defined as questions that refuse to be answered and so lead to deeper thinking and deeper connections. The concept of portraiture is used to examine the ethical question of what is the proper relationship between the practitioner of person-centered planning and the people he/she wants to serve. It suggests that, like the portrait artist, the practitioner of person-centered planning experiences a variety of roles including that of mirror, inquirer, companion, audience, spider woman (who spins the subject's tales), therapist, and human archaeologist. Practitioners are also urged to build relationships with people and their families and allies based on commitment to a common project and the continual asking of great questions. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Counselor Role, Disabilities, Ethics, Individualized Programs, Interpersonal Communication, Planning, Rehabilitation
For full text: http://soeweb.syr.edu/thechp/randr.htm.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.
Authoring Institution: Responsive Systems Associates, Lithonia, GA.; Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.