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RAISE Article Details

Title: Serving students with disabilities via Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings: Employing a self-organizing systems perspective as a philosophical agent of change.
Publication Date: Fall 2002
Authors: McCombs-Tolis, J.
Source: Educational Horizons
Volume #: 81       Issue: 1       Pages: 33-37
Abstract: Presents a way to frame individualized education plan (IEP) meetings using the concept of self-organizing systems, which can produce novel outputs from dynamic interaction among system components. Identifies components of an IEP system, their complex nature, and responsiveness to impacts and suggests ways to improve meeting outputs. (ERIC)
Categories: Policy & Practice
IEP/IFSP Facilitation

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