Individual Education Program (IEP) Paperwork : A Narrative Review

Kartika, Aniva and Suminar, Dewi Retno and Tairas, Mareyke M.W. and Hendriani, Wiwin (2017) Individual Education Program (IEP) Paperwork : A Narrative Review. In: Asia International Multidisciplinary Conference 2017, 1-2 May 2017, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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The Individual Education Program (IEP) is a statement of a set of educational goals for students with special needs, which contains description of the support services obtained by the students to achieve their educational goals. Although teachers understand the benefits of IEP, teachers consider the preparation of IEP as a burden of administrative duties. The purpose of this narrative review is to illustrate how long the teacher completed the IEP administrative tasks, to explain why the compilation and implementation of IEP is viewed by the teacher as a burden, and to describe the strategies to minimize obstacles related to the administrative burden of IEP. The narrative review procedure includes several stages. First, journals reviewed in this paper are traced through e-journal databases, using the certain keywords. Secondly, the journals used in this review are based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Then, the authors searched and selected relevant studies on the topic, i.e. studies on the administrative burden of IEP paperwork. The result of this review shows that special needs teachers spend more time doing IEP administrative tasks than assessing students’ assignments, communicating with parents, sharing and discussing with colleagues. IEP paperwork takes up more than 10% of working time. The reasons why teachers perceive the IEP paperwork as burdens, are because of the large number of IEP forms and details, the multiple IEP service lines, the lack of knowledge and skills of the personnels relating to the preparation or implementation of IEPs, the lack of assistance of administrative staff to complete the IEP paperwork, and the short / limited deadlines for administrative duties of IEP. The proposed strategies to minimize the administrative burden of IEP are improving appropriate technology, streamlining the contents of IEP forms, group IEP and increase the IEP administrative skills of the teachers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Narrative Review, IEP, Paperwork, Burden of Administrative Tasks
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Aniva Kartika 197026
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2023 08:25
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2023 08:25

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