Systems Thinking in Special Education: A Case Study

Haim Shaked, C Schechter

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    Systems thinking is a holistic approach that puts the study of wholes before that of the parts. This chapter, which is based on a one-year case study, presents the application of systems thinking in a school designed for teenagers hospitalized in a juvenile psychiatric department. Systems thinking was applied to two main aspects of the school's educational program. The first is holistic collaboration-a broad collaboration that stems from a holistic perspective, which means that the school team considers itself an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. The second is maintaining contrasts -holding simultaneously opposing views and approaches

    Original languageAmerican English
    Title of host publication Systems Thinking:
    Subtitle of host publicationFoundation, Uses and Challenges
    EditorsM Frank, S Kordova, H Shaked
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherNova Publishers
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781634852418
    ISBN (Print)9781634852234
    StatePublished - 2016


    • System thinking
    • Special education
    • mental disorders
    • Case study


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