ERIC Number: ED394770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
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Bridging the Gap: Curricular Adaptations Rural Regular Educators Are Using for Inclusion.
Meikamp, Joyce A.; Russell, Steve
Educators from 41 high schools and middle schools in south-central West Virginia were surveyed regarding their use of curriculum modifications for inclusion of students with mild disabilities. Educators were asked to identify modifications that they use, do not use, or would consider using. Findings indicate that respondents were employing only 6 of the 22 curriculum modifications listed on the survey. However, respondents indicated a strong willingness to consider usage of adaptations they were not currently utilizing. Most frequently used modifications were allowing students extra time to complete assignments, placing students in cooperative groups to complete assignments, and pairing low-ability students with peer tutors. Least-used modifications included changing the readability levels of textbooks and materials, and allowing students to use various forms of technology as a compensatory strategy. The high response to the "would consider" column indicates that educators are interested in curriculum modifications for the mildly handicapped, but have not implemented them, perhaps because of a lack of training in these interventions. Includes survey items and response percentages. (TD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: West Virginia
Note: In: Rural Goals 2000: Building Programs That Work; see RC 020 545.