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ERIC Number: EJ917272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0161-1461
Rational Thinking in School-Based Practice
Clark, Mary Kristen; Flynn, Perry
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v42 n1 p73-76 Jan 2011
Purpose: We reflect on Alan Kamhi's (2011) prologue on balancing certainty and uncertainty as it pertains to school-based practice. Method: In schools, rational thinking depends on effective team processes, much like professional learning communities. We consider the conditions that are required for rational thinking and how rational team dialogue confronts uncertainties. We provide suggestions for how this dialogue can be used throughout the individualized education program (IEP) process to lead to more positive experiences for all team members as well as improved student outcomes. Conclusion: Rational thinking in school-based practice may be manifest by closer adherence to the tenants of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA), ultimately resulting in increased rational thought and improved student outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004