Ch 10: Organization and Operation of School Systems

About This Chapter

Watch social science video lessons to learn what IDEA stands for and provides, in addition to finding out about formal organization structure and the effects of legislation on education. Take the quizzes that follow each lesson to gauge your progress.

Organization and Operation of School Systems - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Educational institutions are systems, and systems theory can explain many of their mechanisms. The goal of most schools is to supply support and safety for their students and their families through policies, programs and a respectful environment. In these lessons, you can learn about the various services offered in schools, the significance of policy development at the local and federal levels, and the ramifications of educational legislation, rules and regulations. This chapter can help you understand the following concepts:

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • The three types of formal organization structure
  • Systems theory
  • School practices that nurture students
  • General, special and other education services
  • The impact of educational policies on schools and communities
  • State and federal legislation and regulations on education

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