Message From the Guest Editors: An Introduction to the Special Issue—Part I

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Marcia L. Rock, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Being strategic implies intentionality. It involves knowing what one wants to happen, and then intentionally seeing that it occurs. It also implies having a toolbox from which one can pull tools or tactics to apply, and it implies selecting the best tool for the occasion. The ?best? tools are those that get the job done while requiring the least amount of time and energy to use them. To select the appropriate tool, one must analyze the situation for which a tool is needed to determine the problem’s critical attributes and then match these up with the attributes of various tools to find the best fit. This requires one to possess not only knowledge about each of the tools in the toolbox, but also knowledge about the problem-solving context for which the tool is needed. Being strategic also means that one monitors the effectiveness of the tool once it is employed to both ensure the tool is working efficiently and to learn more about the tool itself (what it can and cannot accomplish) as well as to learn more about the problem-solving situation.

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Exceptionality, 10 (4), 221-222.
Language: English
Date: 2002
Editorial, Strategy, Teachers, Special education, Conceptual framework, Students with disabilities

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