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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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1. Formal Organization Structure: Utilitarian, Normative & Coercive
Our modern society is filled with groups of people that range from small families to giant corporations. In this lesson, we discuss the characteristics that must be present in order for a group to be considered a formal organization. We also discuss the differences between coercive, utilitarian, and normative organizations.
2. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary
It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.
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