Systems thinking in special education: A case study

Haim Shaked, Chen 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 languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSystems Thinking
    Subtitle of host publicationFoundation, Uses and Challenges
    PublisherNova Science Publisher Inc.
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781634852418
    ISBN (Print)9781634852234
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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    • Case study
    • Mental disorders
    • Special education
    • Systems thinking


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